Which is the Best Mac DVD Ripper to rip DVD on Mac OS X?

John Salley

Jul 22, 2015 09:13 am / Posted by John Salley to Apple, BD/DVD Backup, Reviews

Are you still seeking for the best DVD Ripper for Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra (10.11 El Capitan) to backup and rip your DVD collections to the format of your choice, like DVD to MP4, MOV, FLV, MPEG, H.264, etc, so that you can store your DVD in safe from any damage or enjoy DVD movies on portable devices on the go? Here we listed five of the 2015 most popular Mac DVD ripping tools for you to choose the one which is the most suitable for you.

They are Free DVDAid for Mac, DVDAid for Mac, BDMagic for Mac, ByteCopy for Mac, iMedia Converter for Mac respectively. All of them have won a great many thumbs ups among worldwide customers for their extraordinary DVD ripping ability. In case that some people may get mixed up with them, we provide an overview for each of them regarding features, capabilities, ups and downs, etc. here to help you get a clear idea of them.

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Which is the Best DVD Ripper to rip DVD on Mac OS X?

Free DVDAid for Mac

Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac is a kind of freeware with the feature of ripping DVD for watching on mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, etc.. According to Pavtube, the giveaway version has all the features of regular DVD Ripper except it cannot output as MP4 nor does it have specific output profiles for electronic devices. (Learn how to use it)

(Get more free DVD rippers here. If your DVDs are unprotected, you can use the well-known Handbrake.)

Features:

  • Support source DVD disc, DVD VIDEO_TS folder, and DVD IFO/ISO
  • Rip DVD to AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4A, WMA and other video/audio formats
  • Be compatible with QuickTime Movie format
  • Edit source DVD with built-in video editor

Price: 0

Requires:  Mac OS X10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

DVDAid for Mac

Pavtube DVDAid for Mac is a classic DVD ripper for Mac that only accepts DVDs as the source. It combines a DVD ripper, a DVD copy, DVD editor, etc together in the install exe. For the DVD ripping part, it is powerful and stable to remove all known DVD copy protections. It embraces DVD, DVD folder and ISO file as input and MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, H.265, H.264, AVI, WMV, M3U8, etc. as video output. Plus, if you need to convert DVD for playing on iPhone, iPad or Android, just choose the output presets for your devices without confused by the complex advanced settings.

Features:

  • Mac DVD video toolbox for backing up, converting and editing DVDs.
  • Convert DVD Disc, DVD Folder, DVD IFO/ISO files
  • Rip DVD to AVI, MKV, H.265 MP4, M3U8, Apple TV, iPad, Android, PS4, FCP, iMovie, etc.
  • Create 3D video from standard DVD discs
  • Extract audio from DVD as MP3, WMA, WAV, etc on Mac

Price: $35

Requires: Mac OS X10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

BDMagic for Mac

Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, as its name suggests, is a great magician to copy DVD discs or other DVD sources such as DVD folders/ISO, IFO Image files to various video formats including H.265 and M3U8. By the way, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac also applies to Blu-ray sources. If you both have DVD or Blu-ray souces, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is just the right one for realization of your DVD/Blu-ray conversion.

Features:

  • 1:1 backup Blu-ray, DVD without quality loss
  • Directly Copy 3D Blu-ray on Mac with 3D effect
  • Convert 2D/3D Blu-ray and DVD to 2D and 3D videos
  • Customize/Edit Blu-ray/DVD: trim, crop, merge and add video effects
  • Best BD/DVD solution for iPad, iPhone, iMovie/FCE, FCP, etc

Price: $39.2

Requires: Mac OS X10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

ByteCopy for Mac

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is also one of the best choices for some Mac DVD ripping software searchers. In addition to converting your DVD sources for watching on tablets, Apple TV 3, etc. it also allows lossless Blu-ray/DVD to MKV an encode BD/DVD to multi-track MP4, MOV and interlaced AVI conversion.

Features:

  • Best BD/DVD to multi-track solution
  • Convert 2D/3D Blu-ray to 3D Video
  • Directly Copy 3D Blu-ray on Mac with 3D effect
  • Support various video and audio formats including H.265 MP4, M3U8, etc.
  • Add SRT, ASS, SSA subtitles to BD/DVD movie

Price: $42

Requires: Mac OS X10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

iMedia Converter for Mac

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use and all-in-one video and audio converter software. It is good at converting various video formats to other format you need, at the same time, ripping and converting latest DVD and Blu-ray disc is also an important function. In a word, it can help you to deal with both various videos and backup DVDs/Blu-ray discs on Mac.

Features:

  • Decode and Encode H.265/HEVC files
  • Transcode Sony XAVC files with MXF container
  • Backup BD/DVD with original structure to Mac
  • Directly Copy 3D Blu-ray on Mac with 3D effect
  • Convert 2D/3D BD, DVD, SD/HD video with ease
  • Convert to popular video and audio formats including H.265, M3U8, etc.
  • Popular 2D/3D BD to 3D video conversion
  • Do it all – full disc copy, rip BD & DVD, convert and edit video & audio

Price: $65

Requires: Mac OS X10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

Now, it’s Time for You to Judge the Best DVD Ripper for Mac Software

All the DVD Rippers for Mac above can offer an intuitive interface and compatible with latest Mac OS X El Capitan. Free DVDAid for Mac is a freeware to deal with protected DVDs. If you just need to convert DVD to format except for MP4, just choose it. DVDAid for Mac, has a wider formats and options than Free DVDAid for Mac, not to mention a significantly better and more consistent level of quality and speed.

However, considering to the price tag, BDMagic for Mac/ByteCopy for Mac is apparently bang for the buck since they also offer excellent 2D/3D Blu-ray ripping feature and ByteCopy for Mac, compared with BDMagic for Mac, even gives the unique Blu-ray/DVD to Multi-track Video Solution. And if you have a lot of video recordings or downloadings, get the all-in-one toolbox- iMedia Converter for Mac. Whatever, it’s your decision now. Just read the detailed comparison below or find Windows Products Review here.

2017 Top DVD Ripper for Mac Reviews Side-by-Side

Free DVDAid for Mac
DVDAid for Mac
BDMagic for Mac
ByteCopy for Mac
iMedia Converter for Mac
Supported Input Formats(DVD disc, ISO image and DVD folder)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Copy Feature (Backup main title DVD, 1:1 copy DVD with original stucture)

N

Y
Y
Y

Y

Supported Output Formats(Rip DVD to a swathe of formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MPEG, MKV, H.264, H.265 MP4, M3U8, etc)
N(MP4 not supported)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Supported Devices(Rip DVD movie to iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Apple TV, iPod, iTunes, iMovie, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Kindle Fire HD, Google new Nexus 7, Surface Pro 3, Surface Hub, Xbox, PS4, etc)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Support the Latest Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite, etc)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Edit Function(Trim video to get the favorite segment of the movie, crop the video to better suit your iPad and other mobile devices, add external subtitle to make movie understandable, and add watermark to make it personalized.)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Additional Function

N

N
Y (Support Blu-ray)
Y (Support Blu-ray input and multi-track ouput)

Y (Support Blu-ray and Video input)

Just take a try, hope our Mac OS X10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X (10.11 El Capitan) DVD Rippers review can help you.

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