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How to Rip DVD to MP4 on Mac OS X and Windows

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How can I Rip a DVD that has a license? I want to convert one of my DVDs in my media collection to MP4 (mpeg-4) format on Mac so I can watch it on iPad. I have never done this before. Any software downloaded has to be able to connect with a Mac.

If you own a DVD in your media collection, you know that by default it only works on DVD player. You probably want to extract the movie contained in DVD and transfer to an iOS device or portable player to play movie on the go, or just backup the media of DVD on hard drive, in that case, you will need to convert DVD to MP4 or other common formats. The MP4 (mpeg-4, h.264/AVC) format is mainly used for portable media devices and video-sharing websites, and supports to be compressed to smaller file size, while still maintaining high video quality.

Converting DVD to MP4 file type sounds be a little tricky, but with the help of DVD ripping utility, this process becomes very simple and straightforward. Here we'll look at ripping a DVD using DVD Ripper for Mac, a simple media conversion tool that does what it is intended to do on Mac. It allows you to rip and crack the DRM on your discs, and then convert contents of DVDs (commercial and home-made) to various media formats such as DVD to *MP4, *FLV, *AVI, *MOV, *MKV to enjoy at your fingertips! If you are running on a PC and want to rip DVD to a MP4 file, please try DVD Ripper for Windows.

Ripping DVD disc and then convert the DVD video into a more manageable file size through DVD Ripper is a straight forward process. Today, we'll look at how to convert DVD to MP4 video files on Mac OS X.

Step 1: Import DVD movies

Insert your movie DVD disk into your optical drive and start the program.

To add DVD files to the board, click the "load DVD" icon, navigate to the folder on your hard drive containing the DVDs you want to convert to regular mp4, select them, and click "OK".

Step 2: Choose "MP4" as output profile

Next, move the eyes to the red No.2 area, click on the format icon beneath 'Target' text to open the output file panel (see below). Just select MP4 as the output format.

Or, switch to choose preset options. The DVD to MP4 Mac converter comes with many of presets to choose from to simplify the format selecting, and the presets will choose the final appropriate output settings that matching your portable devices. Generally, the presets will suit quite nicely. However, you can customize settings further if you'd like.

If you are an advanced user, you can adjust output settings to your liking via the Gear icon on the upper corner.

Edit DVD movies (optional)

You are give options to edit DVD videos by clicking on the PEN icon: Trimming, cropping, splitting, rotating, Applying effects and overlays, inserting audio, texts and subtitles. Get more detailed with DVD Ripper for Mac Guide.

Step 3: Begin to Ripping DVD to MP4 on Mac

After you have your video settings and destination configured, click "Convert" to begin the encoding process. The amount of time varies depending on your output settings, the speed of your Mac, and size of the DVD.

Note, in addition to convert your disc to mp4 and other regular movie file, you can even rip DVD to an ISO disk image to be burned into a DVD backup disk later.

Now, you can drop MP4 videos to iTunes and transfer to your iOS devices for on-the-go viewing, or share them with friends online, even just backup them on your Mac.

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