Note: We have both Mac and Windows version for DVD Ripper. This is a simple quick-start guide on how to use EaseFab DVD Ripper for Mac. For the whole guide on how to use DVD Ripper for Mac, you can take DVD Ripper Windows tutorial for reference. The Mac version has the same functions if there is no special remark.
How to Rip and Convert a DVD?
Load DVD Files
Insert a DVD into your DVD drive, and click the button. The program will add the DVD to the program and list all the titles. Double-click one of the titles, and you can preview the movie in the Preview window on the right. See the picture below. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or DVD folder for conversion. If you want to convert all the DVD titles into one large file, tick Merge all videos into one file to combine the added files.
Tips: A DVD may contain many titles more than the main movie, such as the trailers or commercials. By default, EaseFab DVD Ripper choose the longest title which is usually contains the main movie. And this helps ripping without converting unnecessary titles.
Select the subtitle(Optional)
If you do not want to rip DVD with subtitles, please skip this step. To select the subtitles you like, simply click Subtitles and select the one you prefer. You can also choose preferred audio track from the Audio drop-down lists.
Select an export format or device and destination folder
Click Profile (located below where your files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list. Just below Profile is Output, here you can browse your computer for a better destination folder for DVD Ripper to save your converted movies. As you see, all regular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, etc. are provided.
If you want to convert your DVD movies for play on portable devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy S5, S4, Nokia, SSony, PSP, Xbox 360 and more, you can simply browse to find the icon of your device and select it as the output format to get videos with optimized settings. All Idevices output files can be synced to iTunes automatically.
Tips: The default setting works well. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the Settings button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Once you've selected the output file format you want, you're ready to rip. Simply click the button to let the software start converting your DVD. The ripping time depends on the quality and duration of the output movie. Wait for the conversion to be done and click Open to get the converted video files.
How to Losslessly Backup a DVD in Minutes on Mac
Besides ripping DVD video format (Video_TS folder, ISO, IFO, Disc), EaseFab DVD Ripper for Mac also offers enough freedom for all DVD movie lovers like you to back up your favorite DVD movies in a personalized way. Two different copy modes: Title Mode and Full Disc Mode are provided to let you copy the exact movie part you want. Just the selected your wanted one.
Add DVD movie
Insert the DVD disc to the DVD-ROM, then click the Load DVD button to import movies.
Select an output folder
Specify a folder to store backed-up video files by clicking Folder button.
Choose and start to backup
Click button and the DVD copy window will pop up. Then you can choose Full Disc Mode or Title Mode and click Continue to let the software copy the main movie from your DVD.
By default, the Mac DVD Copy software choose the longest title which is usually contains the main movie. And this helps copying without backing up unnecessary titles. If you want to copy other titles, just tick the Title you want to copy.
Full Disc Mode: Copy the whole content of disc
Choose Full Disc Mode to start to backup DVD. In fact, the Full Disc Mode feature maintains the entire structure of an original DVD disc, so the .vob streams are contained.
Title Mode: Copy the selected movie title
Choose Title Mode. By default, EaseFab DVD Ripper choose the longest title which is usually contains the main movie. And this helps backing up without copying unnecessary titles.
Tip: A title may consist of many chapters. Select Show Chapters from the Edit menu, and then the chapters appear under each title. You can select the chapters which you want to convert.
Either of the backup method can help you backup your DVD movies within one minute!
How to Edit Your DVD videos on Mac
Before converting your DVD videos, you can click Edit to personalize and touch up your videos in clicks. Video editing functions like trim, crop and adding effect/watermark are provided. Click to enter the Video Editor Window and then:
The "Trim" feature allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.
To trim a video, please switch to "Trim" tab in "Video Editor" Interface and follow any of the methods below:
1. Drag the control sliders video converter slide to include the segment you want to remain.
2. Click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video.
3. Input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.
Here you can drag and move the rectangle on the video to set the crop area or enter the accurate crop values on Left and Top. Meanwhile, you can zoom in or out, change the aspect ratio and rotate videos. In this way, you can remove the black bars of your videos.
Under Watermark tab, you can create a text watermark to personalize your video. Type whatever text you want in the blank input field next to it. You can also adjust the font, transparency, vertical and horizontal position of your watermark.
Click the Effect tab and you'll be able to adjust video brightness, contrast and saturation, apply grey, negative, emboss or old film effects and apply a number of deinterlacing options.
There're clockwise, anticlockwise, flip horizontal and flip vertical 4 options for you to rotate the DVD video.