The following guide is going to show you how to rip DVD’s to all sorts of video and audio formats on Mac OS X (including Snow Leopard) using DVD Ripper for Mac. It also shows several tips and tricks you need to pay attention to while using this Mac DVD Ripper to rip DVD on your Mac machine.
Step 1. Launch DVD Ripper for Mac and add DVD Movie
Click the “Load DVD” button, and navigate to the DVD folder of the movie you want to add from your hard disc or DVD-ROM, open DVD folder, select VIDEO_TS folder and click OK.
Or, click the “Load IFO” button, find the DVD folder of the movie you want to add from your hard disc or DVD-ROM, open your DVD folder, open the VIDEO_TS folder, select all IFO files and click OK.
After you add your movie, you can choose any titles or chapters you want to convert by ticking the check boxes before them. So that you can copy and convert the whole DVD movie or just convert the selected titles or chapters. You can choose to convert certain segment of the DVD movie using trim function.
Step 2. Output Settings
At the bottom of the main window, you can select a format according to the name of your player. For example, you can select ‘MOV-QuickTime (*.MOV)’ when you want to rip DVD to QuickTime on Mac, and the default setting works great. This DVD ripper for Mac can also rip DVD to MP4, AVI, M4V, 3GP, MPG, MPEG, FLV on Mac OS X and convert DVD from PAL to NTSC. You can select MOV or MP4 when you rip DVD to iMovie on Mac. iMovie supports MOV and MP4 video. It is easy to rip DVD to iMovie on Mac.
Step 3. Start Conversion
When output settings are done, click the “Convert” button to start converting your Movies. You can choose to shut down your computer or open the output folder after the conversion.
Tip & Trick 1. Trim movie clips
Tick the Check boxes of the chapters or titles you want to trim, and click the “Trim” button to open the Trim window below:
Drag the slider to set the starting time and ending time, click OK.
Note: You can preview the trimmed movie clip before conversion in preview window.
Tip & Tricks 2. Crop movie clips
Check the chapter or title you want to trim, and click the “Crop” button to open the Crop window.
Select an output aspect ratio and the available options are: Keep Original, full screen, 16:9 and 4:3.
Note: You can enter the crop values manually or drag the rectangular selection frame round the video to select the displaying area.
Tip & Trick 3. Merge several titles or chapters into one file
You’ll find “Merge into one file” at the bottom of the program window, after you select the titles and chapters you want to rip and finish the output settings, you can tick the check box of “Merge into one file” to merge several titles or chapters into one. This allows you to merge all movie titles into one output file so that you can enjoy a long movie without breaks.