The article here aim to show you the way to upload the DVD collctions to iTunes for playing on all of your Apple devices.


For Apple uers, iTunes is an very import way to watch the movies, manage the files. iTunes provide you to watch the movies directly, though buy a movie or rent a movie. Somehow, have you ever want to watch the DVD movies from the physical disc you have purchsed? The simple way is to upload the DVD movies to your iTunes library.

Of course, for uploading the DVD movies from physical disc, you need a DVD ripping tool, to rip the DVD movies off the physical disc, and rip them into the iTunes supported format.

Tip! iTunes supported video & audio format
For video files, iTunes supports only MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v, or .mov) with H.264 compression.
For audio files, iTunes supports MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, Audible .aa files and iTunes purchased M4A and M4P music files. iTunes can convert between MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless.

The DVD ripper you needed

Now that we have clear the supported format of iTunes, the next thing is get the DVD ripping tool to rip the DVD disc to that suported format. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper is high recommended, which is one of the most popular DVD ripping software, has the capability to convert DVD to any frequently-used video and audio format, including the .mp4, .m4v, or .mov with H.264 compression for iTunes

Steps: Rip DVD collections to iTunes supported format

The trail-before-purchase version availabel for you, the watermark is the only limitation between the trial version and full version. Here in this article, Mac version screenshots were taken as example, the Windows version shares the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

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Step 1. Add DVD Movies

Install and launch the program, then click “disc” button to import the DVD movies that you want to import to iTunes library. After the files are loaded, you can preview them on the right and take snapshots of any movie scenes.


Step 2. Select Output Format

As we know, iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats. So here you can click “Format bar” and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format.


If you want to import the DVD movie to iTunes for play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your iDevices.


Tips :
1. If you need, you can click Settings to set the video parameters like bit rate, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.


2. You can also click the Edit or Trim button to personalize the movie with provided editing functions like Crop, Trim, Watermarks, Video Effects, etc.

Step 3. Start converting DVD to iTunes

After above steps, just click “Convert” to begin ripping DVD to iTunes for iPad, iPod, iPhone and Apple TV.

Once the conversion finished, click Open button on the main interface to get the videos.

Run iTunes app to import the output videos to it just by dragging and dropping.


In this way, you can transfer your DVD movies to your iPod, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc. and easily enjoy them anytime you like.

I also share some of my experiences on this page:

How to Upload DVD Collections on iTunes for palying on Apple Devices