LosslessCopy for Mac > User Guide

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1) We have both Mac and Windows version for LosslessCopy. This is a simple quick-start guide on how to use EaseFab LosslessCopy for Mac. For the whole detailed guide on how to use LosslessCopy for Mac, you can take LosslessCopy Windows tutorial for reference. The Mac version has the same functions if there is no special remark.

2) A BD Drive is needed for ripping or copying Blu-ray discs on Mac. And please make sure that all the DVD/Blu-ray ripping are just for personal use.

Losslessly Rip BD/DVD With Multiple Audio Tracks and Subtitle Streams

LosslessCopy can be used as movie backup tool which can lossless rip and backup Blu-ray & DVD to MKV with all languages and subtitles, but also encode source movie to multi-track MP4, MOV, AVI, etc. formats.

Kindly Note: If you are ripping a Blu-ray disc to multi-track formats, please make sure the storage place is around or above 30GB.

Step 1

Load the source Blu-ray/DVD Files

Insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive or DVD to the DVD-ROM and click the Load Disc Button button to have movies uploaded to the LosslessCopy for Mac. Here you can also import Blu-ray/DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files to convert.

Load BD Files

Tips: A Blu-ray or DVD may contain many titles more than the main movie, such as the trailers or commercials. By default, EaseFab LosslessCopy choose the longest title which is usually contains the main movie. And this helps ripping without converting unnecessary titles. And double-click one of the titles, and you can preview the movie in the Preview window on the right.

Step 2

Select Multi-Track Video Output

This is the unique feature of EaseFab LosslessCopy. There are four multi-track output formats available for you to choose from – Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV, Multi-track MP4, Multi-track MOV and Multi-track Interlaced DV PAL Video (*.avi). Click Format bar (located below where your Blu-ray's or DVD's files are displayed) and select the multi-track format you want from the drop-down list of Multi-tack Video catalog.

multi track output

option Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV

EaseFab LosslessCopy transfers video from Blu-ray/DVD to MKV container in two ways, lossless output and encoded output. Both the two ways enable users to preserve wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie.

Actually, all audio & subtitles tracks in a source file are checked to be saved in the MKV container by default, if there are some tracks you don’t like, you can click Settings button and go to Multi-task Settings window to uncheck and remove them under Audio tab and Subtitle tab.

multi-track mkv settings

option Multi-track MP4/MOV and Multi-track Interlaced DV PAL Video (*.avi)

Unlike multi-track MKV, the three formats only support encoded output. Users can choose their desired audio tracks to be kept in the output file, but subtitles streams are banned to choose from.

multi-track mp4 settings

Step 3

Start conversion

Once you've selected the output file format you want, you're ready to rip. Simply click the Convert button button to let the software start converting your Blu-ray or DVD files. The ripping time depends on the quality and duration of the output movie. Wait for the conversion to be done and click Open ouput folder to get the converted video files.

How to Convert Blu-ray/DVD to Regular Video Formats

Besides output multi-track video formats, EaseFab LosslessCopy can also convert and rip Blu-ray/DVD to all popular SD, HD and even 4K video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV, H.264. H.265/HEVC, 3GP, MPEG, TP, TRP, HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MOV, etc with fast speed and excellent output quality. After launching the software, you can complete the task with the following steps.

Step 1

Load the source Blu-ray/DVD Files

Insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive or DVD to the DVD-ROM and click the Load Disc Button button to have movies uploaded to the LosslessCopy for Mac. Here you can also import Blu-ray/DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files to convert.

Load BD Files

Tips: A Blu-ray or DVD may contain many titles more than the main movie, such as the trailers or commercials. By default, EaseFab LosslessCopy choose the longest title which is usually contains the main movie. And this helps ripping without converting unnecessary titles. And double-click one of the titles, and you can preview the movie in the Preview window on the right.

Step 2

Choose Regular Video Format Ouput

Click Format (located below where your Blu-ray's or DVD's files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list. Just below Format is Output, here you can click Browse button to browse your computer for a better destination folder for LosslessCopy to save your converted movies. All regular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, etc. are provided.

regular output

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.

Step 3

Start conversion

Once you've selected the output file format you want, you're ready to rip. Simply click the Convert button button to let the software start converting your Blu-ray or DVD files. The ripping time depends on the quality and duration of the output movie. Wait for the conversion to be done and click Open ouput folder to get the converted video files.

How to Convert Blu-ray/DVD to Multimedia Devices?

EaseFab LosslessCopy for Mac also offers a library of preprogrammed optimization profiles for specific devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, smart TVs and more.

Step 1

Load the source Blu-ray/DVD Files

Insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive or DVD to the DVD-ROM and click the Load Disc Button button to have movies uploaded to the LosslessCopy for Mac. Here you can also import Blu-ray/DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files to convert.

Load BD Files

Step 2

Choose the output device

Click Format (located below where your Blu-ray's or DVD's files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list. To convert your movies for play on portable devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Phones, Nokia, Sony, PS4, Xbox One 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.

device output

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.

Kindly Note: 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.

Step 3

Start conversion

Once you've selected the output file format you want, you're ready to rip. Simply click the Convert button button to let the software start converting your Blu-ray or DVD files. The ripping time depends on the quality and duration of the output movie. Wait for the conversion to be done and click Open ouput folder to get the converted video files.

How to Backup BD/DVD without Quality Loss?

EaseFab LosslessCopy also supports 1:1 BD/DVD disc backup or copy main movie from your disc by saving a 100% M2TS/VOB movie without extras.

1:1 BD/DVD disc backup - Copy The Entire Disc

Simply click the copy the entire disc button and LosslessCopy will directly start to backup the whole content of a Blu-ray or a DVD without losing anything.

full disc copy

Directly Copy - Copy Main Movie Without Extras

Click on the "Format" bar and choose "Copy" > "Directly Copy" format from drop-down list. This will allow you to copy main movie from Blu-ray/DVD discs and leave out extras.

copy main movie

Edit and Personalize Video Files

EaseFab LosslessCopy for Mac is not only a Blu-ray and DVD Converter program, but also a simple and easy video editor. By default the edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a movie title or chapter is selected, you can click the Edit Edit icon on the tool bar of main interface to edit selected file.

On the Editor Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add effect, reset, and adjust volume. In Video Editor, there are seven edit tabs: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor and Subtitle.

video editor

Trim

Trim

You can trim off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.

trim

Crop

Crop

You can drag the edges on play window to specify or adjust parameters. You can also click the human button to switch to advanced mode. And then you can set display aspect ratio as well as output ratio and output mode.

crop

Text Watermark

Text Watermark

Check Enable, you can add text watermark to selected video clip. You can either set parameters or drag the text on preview screen to set its location.

text watermark

Image Video Watermark

Image/Video Watermark

Check Enable, you can add images or videos as watermark onto selected video file. The location can also be set by dragging on the preview screen.

images video watermark

Effect

Effect

Under Effect tab, you can add special effects like Simple Gauss Blur, Flip Color, Invert, Aged Film to your source video. In Color Control section, you can correct color by by adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation. Deinterlacing is checked by default to keep good image quality.

effect

Audio Editor

Audio Editor

You can either replace/remove original audio, or set audio fade in/out effects.

audio editor

Subtitle

Subtitle

In this tab, you can add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.

subtitle

Merge, Split and select subtitles & audio track (Optional)

Merge

Merge selected movie titles into one

By ticking the Merge into one file option behind Settings button, you can merge the ticked files in list into one single file.

merge

Merge

Merge selected movie titles into one

By ticking the Merge into one file option behind Settings button, you can merge the ticked files in list into one single file.

merge

Split

Split selected file into several small pieces

By clicking the Split button on file list, or from Edit menu, you can launch the Video Split window. Ticking Enable to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

split

Select Subtitle or Audio Track

Select desired subtitles stream and audio track

Check the movie titles you want to rip. Click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles info in the Blu-ray will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely.

subtitle

What's more, EaseFab LosslessCopy also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language. For instance, if you specify English (your mother tongue) as your subtitles, and meanwhile tick off "Forced subtitles" option, then when actors are speaking English, no subtitles will show up, but when they are talking with each other in French, the English subtitles will appear accompanying with the French.

To select your desired audio track, just click the pull down menu of "Audio", and then the popup drop-down list will give you the detailed information of all audio tracks, including audio codec and language.

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