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How to Rip DVD Movie on Mac OS with VLC and DVD Ripper for Mac Easily

From time to time, people would like to rip DVD on Mac computer instead of taking DVD in and out of DVD player repeatedly, for the purpose of protecting DVD against wear and tear or ensuring an on-the-go enjoyment on iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc. And such process is usually completed with the assistance of third-party software like the renowned VLC media player or a professional DVD ripper for Mac. In this tutorial, you will know how to rip DVD on Mac with VLC player and watch DVD movie on iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. with the help of VLC alternative.

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Part 1: How to Use Videolan VLC to Rip DVD on Mac OS X

Although VLC is more famous for playing DVDs, it can rip movie from DVD on Mac and PC as well. Before follow the guide below on how to rip DVD on Mac with VLC, make sure to download VLC for Mac operating system and get it installed.

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Step 1: To get started ripping DVD on Mac OS, insert the DVD you want to rip onto your Mac and launch VLC media player, click on "Media" at the top left corner of the main window, then choose "Convert/Save..." button.

Step 2: Once the Open Media Window appears, hit on the "Disc" tab. Check DVD and select the starting position by choosing the title and only record a specific chapter on the DVD. Then hit Convert/Save.

Tips: To rip a commercial DVD on Mac OS, please make sure to set VLC to skip the DVD title, or else, it'll just keep recording the menu video over and over again, or turn to professional DVD decoder.

Step 3: Click the "Browse" button to save your converted DVD movie.

Rip DVD on Mac with VLC

Tips: In the window, you are allowed to adjust specific settings for video. Under Settings > Profile, choose the video codecs for your output video.

Step 4: Once you finished the settings, hit "Start" to start to rip DVD on Mac with free DVD ripper for Mac VLC player. After a few minutes, you can get the converted file and play on your mobile devices.

Tips: After the DVD ripping on Mac with VLC, you can copy the movie file to iPhone iPad Android mobile phones tablets with 2016 featured video media file transfer tool MacX MediaTrans for much convenient watching. You are also allowed to backup iPhone file to Mac to expand storage without removing data if your device has no enough free space for the DVD movies.

Common problems with ripping DVD on Mac using VLC

1. VLC player crashes when ripping dvd
2. VLC pops up error message "Your input can't be opened".
3. VLC has stopped working during DVD copy process on Mac
To fix the VLC won't rip DVD on Mac, try a VLC alternative below.

Part 2: Rip DVD to MP4 AVI FLV MOV for Mac iPhone iPad Android with VLC Alternative

Despite VLC provides us a free solution to rip DVD on Mac OS, VLC still lets down for its inability to automatically determine which file on the DVD contains the actual movie. As a result, you have to take some time to load and preview each file in turn manually to get things started. Worse still, the supported output format is limited and it is too complicated for a novice who has little knowledge about DVD ripping process on Mac using VLC. In consideration of settling these issues, VLC alternative MacX DVD Ripper Pro is highly recommended here, owning to powerful DVD decryption ability, cover-all output format supported and intuitive interface. Below is the step-by-step guide on how to rip DVD on Mac with the VLC alternative.

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Step 1: Load DVD Movie or DVD Folder.
Free download DVD ripper for Mac, click "DVD Disc" or "DVD Path" button to import the DVD movie you want to rip.

Step 2: Choose Output Video Format.
Select the output format as you desire from the pop-down box. Compared with VLC, the DVD ripper for Mac provides you various output formats including MP4, FLV, AVI, iPhone 7/SE/6s/6 Plus/5S/5C, iPad Pro/Mini 4/Air 2, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7/S6 etc. You can choose to rip DVD to MP4, FLV, AVI, MOV, WMV, etc.

Step 3: Press the "RUN" Button.
Click "RUN" to start ripping DVD on your Mac computer. With this top DVD ripper for Mac, you can also view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime.

Tips: MacX DVD Ripper Pro is an excellent DVD decrypter, which is able to decrypt and copy DVDs without manually choosing the full content of DVD movie. It easily strips CSS, Disney copy protection, Sony ARccOS protection, etc off DVD and rips so that you can rip movie from copy protected DVD, including new movies on DVD with 99 titles on Mac, damaged DVDs, workout DVDs, Japanese DVDs easily, and fix VLC cannot rip DVD and VLC won't play DVDs errors.
Notice: We only advocate copying and ripping DVDs under the concept of Fair Use and don't encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it.

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• DRM revomal: Remove and decrypt the latest Disney new X-project copy protection, as well as Sony ARccOS, CSS, Region Code, etc.
• Rip DVD to iPhone iPad Android devices: Able to rip and convert DVD to iPhone 7/SE/6s/Plus, iPad mini 4/Air 2, iPod, iMovie, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, etc.
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