This article will show you the method to rip DVD to H.265/HEVC video, so that you can play the DVD movies on your Apple devices with VLC media player using H.265/HEVC codec, such as playing DVD on iPhone with VLC using H.265, playing DVD on iPad with VLC using H.265, playing DVD on Mac with VLC using H.265.


High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard, one of several potential successors to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10). In comparison to AVC, HEVC offers about double the data compression ratio at the same level of video quality, or substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. It supports resolutions up to 8192×4320, including 8K UHD. Sounds pretty good, right?

There are many media players that can playback HEVC-encoded files, for Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, VLC is your best bet. As a powerful multi-functional media player software, it can run on Mac OS X, iOS, which is widely used now. In the rest of the article, we will show you how to rip DVD to H.265/HEVC for playing on Apple devices with VLC media player.

How to Rip DVD to H.265/HEVC for Playing on Apple Devices with VLC Media Player

In order to rip dvd to H.265/HEVC for playing on iPad, iPhone, Mac devicces with VLC media player, you need a best DVD ripping tool. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows | for Mac should take into your consideration. With it, you can rip any DVD with copyright protection and non copyright protection, including DVD folder files, VOB, and iSO etc. to H.265/HEVC for paying on iPad, iPhone, Mac devicces with VLC media player without any quality loss.

Mac Version Brorsoft DVD Ripper take as example, Windows Version share the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on Mac OS – and vice versa.

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Step 1. Load DVD files 

Insert your DVD disc into DVD drive and then run the Mac DVD converting software. Click Load DVD button to load the movies from your DVD discs. You can also import ISO/IFO files.

On the right windows, you can preview your files and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.


Tip: After the files are loaded, you can select the subtitles and audio track you prefer.


Step 2. Select H.265 as output format

Hit the “Format” box and select H.265 Video(*.mp4) from Common Video profile. It enables you to rip DVD to H.265 .mp4 with the best quality.


Tip: Before conversion, this DVD ripping software allows you to click “Settings” button right besides “Format” and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Complete the conversion task

After all necessary settings, click “Convert” button to begin your DVD to H.265/HEVC conversion for playing on iPad, iPhone, Mac devicces with VLC media player.

Note that High codec H.265/HEVC will output much sharper video quality, but the conversion time will also relatively longer than common codec.

Once the conversion is done, click Open button to locate the results videos in H.265 codec. The final videos bring you the smaller size as possible with near zero quality loss.

Then you can transfer the converted H.265/HEVC DVD movies to your iPad, iPhone, Mac devicces and play with VLC installed.

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