The best free DVD ripper for Mac

DVD disks always take space and they are not convenient for transfering. So you may need to rip the DVD. With a DVD ripper you can do it easily.

Many people may meet a problem that they have a lot of DVDs at hand but these physical disks take too much space in their room and it's difficult to manage them. Every time you want to watch one of your favorite movies, you need to take some time to pick it out from a pile of disks and insert the disk in the computer drive. If you want a better management of your DVDs and make it possible to watch your DVDs on your cellphone, table, MP4 player, then just rip the DVDs and make them digital content. This is not a complicated job as you thought. With a DVD ripper you can easily rip all your DVDs just in several clicks. And in this article I'll introduce you the 5 best free DVD rippers for Mac. All of them have simple operations and strong features with which meet your demands totally.

1. Handbrake for Mac

Handbrake for Mac

Perhaps you've heard this program before. Handbrake is a multi-platform, excellent and comprehensive video encoder. The Mac version of Handbrake supports Mac OS 10.6/10.7/10.8. With Handbrake you can convert nearly any video format to MP4 and MKV with various encoders. It also supports DVD and Blu-ray ripping and converting (without copy protection). Handbrake has generated a series of presets for dominated devices in the market. Without setting detailed output parameter you can rip the DVD and convert it to a standard video format which is suitable for your tablet, PMP or cellphone. Other common features like subtitle support, chapter markers, live video preview are all included.

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2. MakeMKV for Mac

MakeMKV for Mac

As its name implies, MakeMKV is a video transcoder which converts the video file from proprietary disc into the popular MKV format. Unlike other DVD ripper, MakeMKV has very simple operations but it also has high quality when converting DVD to MKV. One useful feature of MakeMKV I must point out is that it can preserve the DVD information perfectly. You can get audio track, meta-information, chapter information after ripping and converting. The MakeMKV is still a beta version and all features are full free. It supports Mac OS 10.6 and later. MakeMKV has upgraded recently (2013.11.11) which make it possible to open .dvdmedia bundles.

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3. MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free edition

MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free edition

MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition is comprehensive and free DVD ripper. It allows you to rip and back up DVDs for Mac OS 10.4 to 10.9 to other video formats like MOV, MP4, M4V with high speed and quality. With various editing options we can easily crop, trim and merge video clips, add watermark and external subtitle. MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free edition has a constantly support to match the latest DVD encryption technology, easily removing CSS, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, RCE, APS and Disney new copy protection encoded on DVDs. That means you don't worry any new DVD copy protection.

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4. DVDFab DVD Ripper for Mac

DVDFab DVD Ripper for Mac

If you've ever had problems copying one of your favorite DVDs then DVDFab may be what you've been looking for. DVDFab DVD Ripper is a great DVD ripper converter which can rip DVD disks and convert them to popular file formats for many dominated devices like iPod, iPad, PS3, Xbox, cell phones and personal media players. With user friendly interface and simple operations, you can set the output parameters easily. The multi-core CPU mode and NIDIA CUDA support make DVDFab DVD Ripper have greater efficiency. You have a 30 days free trial and after that you need to pay $50 for full version.

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5. imElfin DVD Ripper for Mac

imElfin Mac DVD Ripper

If you are not satisfied with the DVD rippers above, then the imElfin DVD Ripper for Mac may meet your demands. imElfin DVD Ripper is a strong DVD ripper with clean user interface, easy operations, fast converting speed and full editing feature. With it you can rip even DRM-protected DVD discs and convert them to nearly all video and audio formats in just one click. With more that 150+ output presets you won't get confused about those complicated parameter. The multi-core CPU mode and acceleration technology make you has an incredible fast ripping & converting. One important feature of imElfin DVD Ripper you may be interested in is the 3D conversion. It allows you to convert 2D DVD movie to 3D video in AVI/MP4/MKV/FLV format with great 3D effect so that you can play them smoothly on your Mac, 3D TV, glasses-free 3D smartphones.

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The best free DVD ripper for Mac