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How to Rip DVD to Hard Drive on Mac (MacBook 2017, iMac Retina)

What's the best way to copy my DVD's to my hard drives so that I can just click to open & play. I don't want to make DVD disk copies, I just want to get my library of DVD movies onto my hard drives in preparation for AppleTV. - Apple Discussion

As you can see, in an age of digital media, it's disturbing if you have a lot of older DVDs sitting around in your house. Piles of DVD discs not only take up too much room space, but also reject a flexible way of movies watching without DVD drive. But if you rip DVD to hard drive like NAS(network attached storage device), media server, USB drive SD card, it's another matter. You're capable of watching DVD movies anywhere or any devices, in spite of the Macbook Pro/Air, Chromebook, iPhone iPad Android devices; A massive sapce is released in your room and an orderly DVD movies list is available to click for playback; Even you don't have to worry about your DVD discs got scratched or smudged, since they're copyed to hard drive to be stored in safe both for DVD discs and digital copy.

Copy Protected DVD to Mac Laptop Hard Drive, NAS, External Drive

MacX DVD Ripper Pro - Rip all types DVD (new DVD releases, 99-title DVDs, workout DVDs) to hard drive in any formats like MP4, MKV, MOV etc., so that you can get your DVD movies organized and watch them flexibly on Macbook Pro/Air, Chromebook, Apple TV, HD TV, iPhone iPad Android devices.

What An Excellent DVD Ripper for Mac Should Be?

Since you can benefit a lot from copying DVD to internal/external hard drive, you are highly suggested to do so. But how? It's quite simple for unprotected DVDs. Actually, many people are stumped when they rip protected DVDs to hard drive, such as fail to rip the latest DVD movies like Zootopia, Captain America, Finding Dory etc. All these blame for the absance of an excellent DVD ripper for Mac. What a superb Mac DVD ripper should be?

Decrypting Feature

The ability of decrypting has greatly influenced users' mind when picking a DVD ripper. Cracking the DRMs absolutely ensures it being included in the best DVD ripper list.


Original quality of audio/video is a quest that people go tackle together as ripping DVDs. Although unlikely, the best DVD ripper for Mac could guarantee the minimal quality loss.


The best DVD ripper could make full use of the CPU and GPU, which exceedingly speed up ripping and free up your Mac/PC for other tasks like browsing, video playback etc.

Easy to Use

An intuitive interface, drag and drop feature, preset profiles for mobiles, and within 3 steps make up a ticket to entry for a user friendly Mac DVD ripper.

Of course, these are not all of them. There are also some elements affecting you to pick a marvellous Mac DVD ripper, such as the compatibility of the latest Mac OS X (El Capitan/macOS Sierra), the range of input/output formats and so on.

MacX DVD Ripper - The Best DVD Ripper Software to Rip DVD to Hard Drive

According to the standard of best DVD ripper for Mac, MacX DVD Ripper Pro seems a tailor-made DVD ripping software for you on Mac, which enables you to copy and rip DVD to hard drive in almost original quality on MacBook 2016, iMac Retina regardless of whatever DVDs, new released DVD movies, movies or TV sersies with mulitiple or 99 titles, workout DVDs, homemade DVDs and even scratched or unreadable DVDs.

Besides, it owns a clear interface, featuring with drag and drop function, which simplifies the process of ripping DVD to your HDD, NAS, SD Card, USB etc. Powered with hyper-threading, multi-core CPU and the unique Intel QSV tech, it allows you to copy DVD to hard drive on Mac in blazing fast speed. As we have tested, to copy DVD THOR (duration: 1:54:50) to MKV format, about 35 mins are needed, which is prior to other DVD ripping software in ordinary computer configuration. And if your computer hardware configuration gets the top level, 5 mins are enough to accomplish the whole DVD ripping procedure.
BTW, I'm on iMac of 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 storage, NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1024 MB graphics.

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How to Copy and Rip DVD to Hard Drive on Mac Computer

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Step 1: Download the DVD Ripper & Load DVD.
In order to backup your DVD collection to hard drive on Mac with ease, you should first free download this MacX DVD ripper. Insert your favorite DVD disc and load your DVD through "DVD Disc" button. Alternatively, you can hit "DVD Path" to import DVD files.
If you're running on a Windows PC, grab the Windows edition to load DVD with the same action.

Step 2: Choose Output DVD Movie Format
For those who want to copy DVD to hard drive on Mac, you can simply 1:1 copy DVD to ISO image, or full title to MKV, MPEG2 without any loss; if you want to convert DVD to NAS, hard drive on Mac, you can choose any widely used format like MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP3, etc.

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Step 3: Select the Output Folder
Click "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Begin to Rip DVD to Hard Drive on Mac
Click on "RUN" button, and this DVD ripper's encoding engine goes in to action. It starts to transfer DVD movies to hard drive on Mac without any 3rd party helps.

Note: When you convert DVD to MP4, MKV for hard drive with latest commercial DVD discs like Disney Zootopia, Captain America: Civil War, The BFG, you might encounter the unstable condition. In such case, we recommend you to select "Safe Mode", which can erase all the instability and give you a smooth DVD to external hard drive ripping process.

In addition to ripping DVD to hard drive on your Mac, you're also able to transfer DVD to iPhone iPad iPod for on-the-go watching under the help of the great DVD to iPhone transfer tool MacX MediaTrans, the well-designed for movie, video, photos, music transfer between Mac computer and iPhone iPad iOS devices without the complicated iTunes 12.

A Comment on Copy Protection: Is it legal or illegal to rip DVDs?

You should know that ripping DVDs, especially those that have copyright protection such as a DRM (Digital Rights Management) on them, can be legally iffy: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) enforce the law against the ripping of copy-protected DVDs. But I feel that since I bought these movies I should have the right to do with them what I want -- so long as I don't try to sell or distribute their contents to others. This is a legal gray area. If you decide to follow a similar course, you should be fine, but neither I nor the software company can be responsible for any legal damages result from this DVD ripping guide. Got that? But the decision is yours.

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1:1 Lossless Rip DVD to Hard Drive on Mac OS X

MacX DVD Ripper Pro lets you losslessly rip and copy DVD to Mac and Windows hard drive with homemade or commercial DRM protected DVDs. 100% safe!

• Rip DVD to Hard Drive: 36X real time speed to rip DVD to hard drive with MP4 MOV MKV AVI MPEG-2 VOB AVCHD MTS, etc. any format you want.
• Rip protected DVDs: Support class and new DVDs with Disney Fake, Sony ARccOS, CSS, Region Code, etc.
• Rip DVD to iPhone iPad Android devices: Able to rip and convert DVD to iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad mini 4/Air 2, Samsung, Nokia, Sony, HTC, etc.
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Rip DVD Movies to Hard Drive, NAS, USB, SD Card

1. Free download MacX DVD Ripper below.

2. Click "DVD Disc" to load DVD movies.

3. Choose one target output format like MP4, MPEG4, MKV etc.

4. Hit "RUN" to start ripping DVD movies to hard drive.