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How to Rip DVD to Hard Drive on Mac (MacBook 2016, iMac Retina)

With the increasing trend of Digital Formats Videos, more and more people choose to watch videos on mobile devices. And they try to change the traditional media like DVD discs to digital formats as well. So for DVD fans, they'd like to copy DVD to hard drive for a more flexible way of movies watching. However, that's not the whole story, copying DVD to hard drive Mac can benefit you more:

1. If you are on the way of your holiday, the long plane flights and airport layovers makes your boring for certain. Watching DVD movies on your Mac computer (provided you own one) to kill the boring time sounds like a marvelous idea, of course if you had ripped DVD to the Mac computer hard drive in advance.
2. For DVD collectors, they must have a large room to store their DVD collections, which is hard for searching. Copying DVD to external hard drive will both save a great many storage space and simplify the searching process.
3. For the latest Macbook Pro/Air, it's impossible to watch DVD movies directly. The only way to get you out of trouble is to copy and rip DVD to hard drive on your Mac computer.
4. If you want to share your DVD movies with friends in distance, you can send the ripped DVD movies (make sure it's not an illegal sharing) to your friends.
5. The DVD disc is easy to get scratched or smudged. For example, the kids reached your DVD disc for fun so that there are some fingerprints, jam etc. To prevent from this, you can copy DVD to hard drive like USB drive SD card, keeping your DVD a safer storage.

Copy Protected DVD to Hard Drive, Macbook Pro/Air etc.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro - Impressed Mac DVD ripper which is able to copy protected DVD to hard drive, Macbook Pro/Air, iMac etc. for flexible watching or better storage, regardless of the DVD protections like Disney DRM, Region Code, CSS, UOP etc.

What An Excellent DVD Ripper for Mac Should Be?

Since you can benefit a lot from copying DVD to hard drive Mac, you are highly suggested to do so. But how? It's quite simple for unprotected DVDs. Actually, many people are stumped as they ripped protected DVD 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 good DVD ripper 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.

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

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 with whatever DVDs, homemade or commercial ones protected by Region Code, CSS, UOPs, Sony ARccOS or Disney new DRM protection.

Besides, it owns a clear interface, featuring with drag and drop function, which simplifies the process of ripping DVD to hard drive, Macbook Pro/Air. Powered with hyper-threading tech and multi-core CPU (up to 8), 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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Four Steps to Backup and Rip DVD to Hard Drive on Mac

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Step 1: Download DVD to Hard Drive Ripper on Mac
In order to rip DVD to hard drive on Mac with ease, you should first free download this MacX DVD ripper. Insert your favorite DVD and load your DVD through "DVD Disc" button. Alternatively, you can hit "DVD Path" to import DVD files.

Step 2: Choose Output DVD Movie Format
For those who want to copy DVD to hard drive on Mac, you can simply hit the "Copy" button; if you want to convert and put DVD to hard drive on Mac, you can choose any widely used format like convert DVD to 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 to hard drive ripper's encoding engine goes in to action. It starts to copy DVD to external hard drive on Mac without any 3rd party helps.

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.

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Warm Prompt: When you rip DVD to hard drive with latest commercial DVD discs like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney Zootopia, Captain America: Civil War, The BFG, you might encounter the unstable condition. In suce 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.

Notice: Ths DVD ripper developer only advocates using this DVD ripper to rip DVD to hard drive 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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1:1 Lossless Rip DVD to Hard Drive on Mac OS X

MacX DVD Ripper Pro lets you losslessly rip and copy DVD to hard drive on Mac computer with homemade or commercial DRM protected DVDs in mins. 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.
• 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 7/7 Plus, iPad mini 4/Air 2, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge+, Nokia, Sony, HTC, etc.
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