Libdvdcss (or libdvdcss2) is part of VideoLAN project and is used by VLC media player and other DVD player software packages (from Wikipedia). It's just like a key to the door to let you access to the encrypted DVD without any further ado. So it's a crucial library for some DVD ripper software that doesn't have the DVD decryption ability like Handbrake. That's why if you need Handbrake DVD ripper open source program to rip CSS-protected DVD or remove DVD region code on Mac, you are required to download and install libdvdcss on Mac first.
Step 1: Access to mac.softpedia.com and search "Libdvdcss Mac" on the search bar. From the pop-up search results window, you will see the libdvdcss for Mac download button and also the libdvdcss for Mac review.
Step 2: Click "Download Now" button and it will start to download libdvdcss on your Mac.
One thing to note is that if your Handbrake is 64 bit, please make sure the downloading libdvdcss is 64 bit. And the same applies to libdvdcss 32 bit for 32 bit Handbrake.
Step 3: After libdvdcss for Mac is downloaded and installed, you can follow Handbrake tutorial to rip encrypted DVDs.
Note: Handbrake libdvdcss is only available for ripping CSS-protected DVDs or making DVD region free. If you want to rip/copy other types copy-protected DVDs like Disney DRM protection, Sony ARccOS, etc, Handbrake libdvdcss, etc, you should look for other DVD rippers.
If your MacBook or iMac is running on Mac OS X El Capitan and you need to make libdvdcss workable on Mac OS X 10.11 for your Handbrake DVD ripping, you are suggested to prepare yourself mentally. The Handbrake libdvdcss for Mac OS X 10.11 runs not as smoothly as the one abovementioned.
Case 1: El Capitan apparently broke Handbrake ripping copy-protected DVDs. Any clue what to do?
1) Disable SIP and reinstall libdvdcss on Mac El Capitan. FIY: SIP means System Integrity Protection, the new security system for OS X El Capitan.
2) Install a copy of libdvdcss via homebrew ( a package manager).
3) Move libdvdcss to /usr/local/lib instead, which is not protected by SIP.
>>> How to move libdvdcss for Mac file to /usr/local/lib?
• Create a new Finder window
• Go to /Library/SystemMigration/History/ through cmd-shift-G (<--copy the path from here also allowed) and manually proceed on inside Migration-some-gibberish/QuarantineRoot/usr
• Copy the libdvdcss.2.dylib file (Cmd-C)
• Apply cmd-shift-G to /usr/local/lib (no copy remember!)
• Take use of cmd-opt-V to move it (not copy) it to this location
• It will ask for your password and should then move it.
I know you just desire to install libdvdcss on Mac, in hopes that it will aid Handbrake to decrypt and rip DVD to iPhone iPad and take on holiday. But when it comes to download and install libdvdcss on Mac with so many unexpected troubles, do you feel so exhausted physically and mentally? Besides, Handbrake libdvdcss only can rip CSS-protected DVD and remove DVD region code. To smoothly decrypt other copy-protected DVDs, it's advisable to look for a self-contained DVD ripper for Mac without libdvdcss aids.
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1Import DVD by Clicking "DVD Disc" or "DVD Path" button.
Free download this great DVD ripper alternative to Handbrake on Mac and then fire it up. Click "DVD Disc" or "DVD Path" button to load the DVD on your 2016 MacBook, iMac 4K/5K Retina, etc.
2Choose Output Format or Mobile Device.
From the pop-up window, pick up the output video format for mobile device you need. You can choose to rip any new DVD movies to MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, etc. almost all the video and audio formats. Of course, the Apple, Android, Microsoft handheld device profiles are also available for you.
3Opt for a Destination Folder to Save Output Files.
Find the "Browse" and click to choose the output folder.
4Start Copyright Protected DVD Ripping Now.
Click "RUN" button and this DVD decrypter's decoding engine will start to decode and rip DVDs on Mac. Just a few mins, you can eventually get your digital copy of DVD movies in 1:1 ratio.
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Note: The software developer calls for copying or ripping DVD under the concept of Fair Use and does not encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it.
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