Best Free DVD Rippers for Mac

Rip DVD to hard drive is a good way to manage and protect your disc

You may have a lot of DVDs in your collection, which would take much space in your room. And it’s also difficult to manage them. Look, every time you want to watch a movie, you will need to take some time to pick it out first from your large collection. And DVD disc may be scratched during playing.

If you want a better management of your DVDs and protect them better, then just rip the DVDs to digital format. This is not a complicated job as you thought. With a DVD ripper you can easily rip all your DVDs just in several clicks. And this article will introduce you the best free DVD rippers for Mac.

Handbrake for Mac

handbrake-macWell known open source video converter and DVD ripper. It can run on multiple platform, Mac include. Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection. Output format are .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV. You should always choose .MP4(M4V) as the MKV files doesn’t be played well on Mac OS X. (See also: Best 4 Free MKV Video Players for Mac OS X)

Note: Handbrake can’t convert copy-protected DVDs.


MakeMKV for Mac

makemkv-macMakeMKV is a video transcoder which can rip DVD and Blu-ray discs and convert video files. It preserves most information of the source media but not change it in any way. So it has a very high speed during conversion. And you should note that MakeMKV can only output .MKV format.

Note: MakeMKV can rip protected DVDs and Blu-rays. DVD ripping is free while ripping Blu-ray need a fee.

MacX DVD Ripper

macxdvdripperMacX DVD Ripper Free Edition is powerful and free DVD ripper. It enables you to rip both homemade and protected DVDs. MacX DVD Ripper has a constantly support to match the latest DVD encryption technology, easily removing the DVD copy protections, such as CSS encryption, RCE region protections, ARccOS copy protection, even rip Disney encrypted DVDs.


DVDFab HD Decrypter for Mac

hd-decrypter-02DVDFab HD Decrypter for Mac is a simple version of DVDFab DVD Copy for Mac and DVDFab Blu-ray Copy for Mac which can copy the DVD/Blu-ray onto your Mac. It can copy nearly any old DVDs/Blu-rays, the copying speed is very fast and the quality is wonderful. In addition, it can just output DVD folder and Blu-ray folder.

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