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By Bella Brown to rip DVD, H.264|Last updated on Nov 8, 2018

It is generally acknowledged that quality is quite the prime concern when people make a decision on no matter food, clothes or software, so do the video format. Enjoying video with high quality is undoubtedly the ultimate goal.

Hence, when it comes to rip DVD to digital format, H.264 is apparently more popular than MPEG-4. Why should you convert DVD to H264 instead of MPEG-4? The major reason lies in that H.264 has more advanced compression method and higher video encoding effeciency than MPEG-4 (almost 1.5 to 2 times more efficient than MPEG-4 encoding), which can produce the output video file with smaller file size while keeping even higher video quality. No wonder H.264 makes itself distinguished from other video codecs.

Easy Solution to Rip DVD Movie to H.264 on Mac with No Quality Loss

It's worth mentioning that H.264 comes with optimized and classified conversion profiles for a wide range of multimedia devices so that you can convert DVD to H.264 video with an awesome DVD ripper for Mac for playback on iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV etc and edit on iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc as you like.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro is the very one to help you decrypt and copy DVD to H264 formatted by MP4, MKV, MOV, M4V, etc. formats. For better video compatibility, you're advised to digitize DVD disc to MP4 format. If you wanna make a digital copy of DVD with multiple subtitles (English, French, Spanish) and audio tracks, MKV is the best option for you. Auto tick High Quality Engine and De-interlacing option, and this program will rip DVD to H264 (MP4/MKV) with 98% quality kept so as to clearly see the wrinkles and freckles on the actor's face. |Advanced GPU hardware acceleration (Intel QSV/Nvidia/AMP) techs effectively shortens your ripping time, 80% time saved.

This program is also equipped with other functional and salient features like copy DVD Mac with original quality, convert DVD to iPhone iPad Android devices, remove DVD protections etc. Now let's go through the details:

1. Rip DVD to formats: Rip DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, MP3, iPhone Ringtone, etc.

2. Convert DVD to iOS Android: Directly convert DVD movies to all the latest iOS iPhone Android device.

3. World's fastest speed: Intel/Nvidia/AMP acceleration tech makes conversion 5-8X faster than any others.

4. Remove DVD protections: Rip protected DVDs with region code, Disney DRM, Liongate etc. encryption

5. 1:1 copy DVD: 1:1 clone DVD to ISO image, MPEG2, MKV with original video/audio quality

6. Edit and adjust DVD clip: Free edit DVD (crop, trim, add subtitles, etc.) and adjust parameters.

[Guide] 4 Steps to Losslessly Rip DVD to H.264 on Mac with Ease

Step 1: Load DVD
Free download the DVD converter on your Mac or Windows version on your PCs and run it, click "DVD Disc" or "DVD Folder" button to import the DVD on your Mac.

Step 2: Choose Output Format.
Select the output format as you want. Choose to convert DVD to MP4, MKV, MOV etc. on your Mac; then choose the H.264 codec. BTW, you are also allowed to directly copy DVD to iPhone X/8/7/Plus, iPad, Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony, Microsoft, game consoles, etc. with 420+ profiles available.

Rip and Convert DVD to H264 on Mac

Note: there is a slide bar next to the profile, which enables you to adjust between low quality and high quality. Of course, higher quality comes at the expense of ripping speed. Fortunately, HW acceleration compensates for it.

Step 3: Enable High Quality Engine
Tick "Use High Quality Engine" and "Deinterlacing" at the lower right corner of the main interface if output high quality is at the top of your priority list.

If multiple subtitle tracks or audio tracks are needed, unfold the hidden options from the auto selected main title, where you can choose English subtitle, French sub, forced sub, disable sub or load your downloaded sub at your disposal. The same applies to audio track selection.

Rip DVD to MP4 H264 on Mac

Step 4: Select Output Folder.
Click "Browse" to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 5: Start Conversion.
Click the "RUN" button to start ripping DVD to MP4 H.264 video on Mac. If your hardware configurations on computer is good enough, the whole DVD conversion will automatically run on your GPU once GPU HW acceleration is activated. That's a big relief for CPU, dramatically lowering the CPU usage and fixing CPU overheating trouble.

How Fast MacX DVD Ripper Could Be to Rip DVD to H.264?

MacX DVD Ripper Pro is naturally a fast DVD ripper to rip DVDs on Mac, surpassing Handbrake, Ripit, MacTheRipper and most of competitors. The latest update version DVD ripper software built in Hardware Acceleration is even superior. But how fast it could be? And how about comparing with other DVD ripping program with Hardware acceleration? Here a comparison of speed test among several common DVD ripper software will tell you the greatest strength of MacX DVD Ripper.

Rip DVD to I Am Warth (01:30:37, 4.7GB) to H.264
DVD Ripper Output Formats Conversion Speed
MacX DVD Ripper Pro to MP4 H.264 5.4 min
Handbrake to MP4 H.264 42 min
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate to MP4 H.264 11.8 min
Any Video Converter Ultimate to MP4 H.264 17.3 min
Movavi Video Converter to MP4 H.264 N/A
DVDFab to MP4 H.264 22.7 min

Test is carried out on Macbook Pro(macOS Sierra); 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 Processor; 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory; Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB.

Note: This software also lets you convert new DVD releases to iTunes, MOV, MPEG, FLV, etc for playback on popular multimedia players. Or common mobile devices like iPhone X/8/7/Plus/6S/6/5S/C/5, iPad Pro/Air 2/mini 4, iPod with the help of MacX MediaTrans, which could seamlessly transfer converted DVD of any formats from Mac to iPhone iPad iPod without any bothering of format incompatibility.

Note: The MacXDVD software 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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