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How to Rip DVD to MOV on Mac OS X and Windows

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Feel tired watching DVD movies on your home entertainment system's DVD player? Are you looking for an easy way to copy some of DVD collections, so the originals can stay safely ashore, to hard drive that can play movies directly in QuickTime player or in other portable devices? Today we take a look at ripping DVD to MOV file format using DVD ripping software, which makes the process as simple as possible.

DVD Ripper for Mac here we're going to use is a simple piece of software that generally works the way you'd want it to. It allows you to remove protection easily and convert DVD to .mov on Mac with good quality. It specific QuickTime file output presets so you can easily export video from a DVD to QuickTime (.mov, .qt) format in just a few clicks. In addition, the tool offers you the video editing capabilities. If you are using Windows and want to rip DVD to MOV video, you can refer to DVD Ripper for Windows to get exactly the format, file size, video codec or quality you want.

Here we are going to convert DVD to MOV for Mac platform with Mac version of DVD Ripper, then you should be able to watch it on whatever iOS device you want. Download the program above, the application works like a wizard and steps you through the process.

Step 1: Import DVD disc to the program

Before launching the app, make sure had the DVD disc in drive. When you open it you will be greeted by its minimalistic interface.

Then click "load DVD" icon on the main menu to browse your hard drive and select the DVDs you want to Load. This DVD to MOV video converter for Mac can also rip DVD Video_TS folder and ISO files.

Step 2: Set "MOV" as Output Profile

Next click the format icon at the right side of video (see No.2 area), and then it will switch to the output panel (see following screenshot) which including loads of format options. For this disc, I'm going to convert (transcode) the DVD files to MOV format for Mac.

Note, this Mac DVD to MOV app has many of presets that allows you to rips a DVD for a specific device: iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, PS3, Xbox 360 with nothing more than a few mouse clicks. For the most part, the presets will configure the best settings automatically and you don't need to change anything else.

Edit DVD Movies

The application featured function of editing DVD videos before converting to MOV. Get more detailed with DVD Ripper for Mac Guide.

Step 3: Start converting DVD to QuickTime MOV on Mac

After you have the settings configured, pick the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the window to make it run and convert DVD to MOV files. A new screen pops up showing a snapshot of the progress, and the amount of time it takes will vary basing on your system's hardware specs and converting parameters you set.

Upon completion, the program will remind you the encoding finished, and you can click the "Open" button to go to the folder where your target .MOV file are located

That is it! You're ready to take your movies with portable device on the road.

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