If you have a collection of DVDs, you may want to rip and copy the movies from DVD to your Mac Hard drive for keeping your discs from scratching, or manage their movies in a more convenient way. This page will describe how to save and backup your own DVD discs to your Mac media server with three differenet storage mediums, including backup the whole content of the DVD, copy movie only from DVD and how to convert DVD to a digital format for playback on your portable device like iPad, iPhone, Android, and more.
First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a DVD ripping software hooked to your Mac. The best program I can recommended for handling DVD discs is Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac. It takes everything from the DVD, including the chapters, extras, and subtitles. With decent decrypting capability (removing CSS Copy-protections and DVD region codes including the latest DVD discs), high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, Android tablets and phones, etc), the Brorsoft program ranks top on the DVD ripping, conversion and backup application list.
For Windows(including Windows 10) users, it has an equivalent Windows version for you choice. Now just get the trial of the DVD Ripper for Mac and follow the guide below to learn how to save and copy your DVD discs to Mac in 3 different ways.
Method 1: Backup the whole DVD content to Mac with one click
Step 1: Insert the DVD disc into your Mac’s DVD drive and then load the DVD movies to the program by clicking disc icon or directly dragging the disc icon from your desktop to the program. DVD ISO image files and VIDEO_TS folder are also supported.
Step 2: Click quick button “Copy the entire disc” to starts copying the DVD disc to hard drive maintaining the original structure.
As soon as the copying task finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output videos. The backed up DVD movie is usually saved as a directory file structure within which there are VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folder. The VIDEO_TS folder contains main movies (.vob) and lots of system files (.ifo and .bup).
Method 2: Directly Copy only DVD main movie to Mac and leave out extras
Backup to the step 2 of method 1, here click “Format” bar, choose “Copy” > “Directly Copy” from the Format menu to copy the . vob files only which contains the main movie on DVD. After that, do remember clicking “Convert” button to do Movie-only copy. When the copying work is done, you are able to click “Open” button to get the output .vob files without any other extra contents.
Method 3: Rip and Convert DVD to a Digital format for copying to Mac
Besides backup DVD without quality lossless, Brorsoft DVD ripper also lets you rip DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, M4V, MPEG, SWF, ASF and more. Meanwhile, the program provides the optimized preset formats for almost all popular multimedia devices and HD media players including iPhone (iPhone 4S, iPhone 5), iPad (new iPad, iPad Mini), Android powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0/10.1/7.0, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4/S3, Google Nexus 7/Nexus 10, Asus Transformer Prime/Infinity TF700, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD, BlackBerry Z10/PlayBook, Sony Tablets, Acer tablets, Lenovo ThinkPad, Zune, PSP, PS Vita, PS3, WD TV, Roku, Xbox 360 and more. Simply select the profile to rip DVD to play on your devices with optimized settings and never worry about the video incompatibility!
You’re done! Now you may got known how to backup, copy and rip your DVD dics to your Mac when you wanna keep your DVD discs from scratching, or manage their movies in a more convenient way, or enjoying them anywhere and anytime you want.