Copy/Backup DVD Movies to Mac Hard Drive

John Salley

Nov 14, 2016 07:30 am / Posted by John Salley to BD/DVD Backup, Storage

For Mac users, do not want to your large collection of DVD dis lying around the house with dust? Why not back them to your Mac hard drive, you can then get a backup of your favorite movies in case they become scratched, damaged, lost, stolen or otherwise useless. In addition, you can also conveniently view them when you are out for travelling without carrying the DVD disc all with you. The following article will show you how to easily rip DVD to Mac hard drive.

DVD to Mac Hard Drive

Best tool to rip/copy DVD to Mac hard drive

Although there are many Mac DVD tools on the market can do the job for you, however, you may find that only few can satisfy all your great demands. You may be confused which is the best Mac DVD Ripper to choose from. To help you get out the trouble, we have listed 5 important functions and features that the best DVD Ripper for Mac should be equipped with.
– Bypass all DVD copy and region protection
– Load not only DVD disc but also DVD folder and IFO/ISO image file
– Rip DVD to Mac Hard drive in various format options for different usage
– Beneficial DVD subtitle function to better enjoy DVD movies on media players or devices
– Extra video customization and editing function to get your desired file formats
– Compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra

Based on all the standards listed above, we finally settled on Pavtube DVDAid for Mac (best DVD Ripper for Mac review), compare to other Mac DVD Ripper program, the program can powerfully break up to 14 different types DVD protection including region code, RCE, UOP, CSS, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, BD-Live, etc. It can load commercial DVD disc and also DVD Video_TS folder and DVD IFO/ISO files. As for the output format option, you can either make a full disc DVD copy to Mac hard drive with all the subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information or a fast main movie DVD copy without any extras. For those people who wish to play Mac hard drive backup DVD movies with media player apps on Mac computer or transfer to iPhone/iPad or stream to Apple TV, TV or game consoles, the program can also do you a great favor to convert DVD to device or program supported file formats or specially optimized file formats.

Set DVD subtitles during DVD ripping process

Subtitle plays an important role especially when watching a foreign DVD movies. With this splendid Mac DVD Ripping tool, you can extract desired subtitles from original DVD movie source, enable forced subtitles to disable the traditional subtitles while still preserving the subtitles that translate foreign language speaking parts periodically throughout the film. If the foreign language DVD movie do not contain any language subtitles you understand, you can download a SRT subtitle file in your first language of the DVD movie from a safe and reliable subtitle download site (such as and add subtitles to the DVD video.

Customize and edit video to get your desire output video quality

You can flexibly adjust the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to make them more adapt with your Apple devices or programs. The full video editing package allow you to trim or cut video files to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove the unwanted black bars or area, add image/video/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect to video, flip or rotate video angel, remove/replace audio in video, split large video into small clips by file size, count or length or merge separate video into one file.

The last important points is that Pavtube DVDAid for Mac keeps constand update with perfect compatiblity with the new Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra.

How to Rip/Backup DVD to Mac Hard Drive on Mac OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra?

Step 1: Load DVD disc into the program.

Insert your DVD into the built-in or external connected DVD drive on your Mac computer, start the program, on the main interface, click “File” > “Load from disc” to load DVD disc into the program, you can also add Video_TS folder or IFO/Image file into the program.

Tips: the program will automatically select the main DVD title (the one with longest video length and largest video file size) for you.

Step 2:Choose output file format.

Copy entire DVD disc

If you want to preserve DVD’s original file structure without changing anything, just use the copy entire disc  feature on the top tool bar on the mainly interface.

Main movie copy of DVD

By choosing Copy > Directly Copy, you are ale to copy the selected movie file in its original format without any extras. When directly copy a DVD movie, you will get .vob as output.

Output to popular file formats or device preset profile formats

Step 3: Set DVD subtitles.

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

Enable forces subtitles: if you check “Forced subtitles” option, you will see subtitles only when actors are speaking a language that are different from the subtitles that your specified before.

Add external subtitles: Click the “Pencil” like icon on the top too bar to open “Video Editor” window, switch to the “Subtitle” tab, check “Enable”, then you will be able to add external *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.

Step 4: Edit DVD movies.

Select a movie title or chapter on the main interface to active the “Editor” function, then click the Edit icon on the tool bar of main interface to open the Editor Window, you can play and preview the original DVD movies and output effects. Also you can flip DVD, trim, crop, add effect, reset, and adjust volume.

Step 4: Start DVD to Mac Hard Drive ripping process.

Clicking the Convert button on the right-bottom main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to popup output directory with the converted files.

Then you will have no problem to play DVD movies on Mac with QuickTime, transfer DVD movies to iPhone, iPad or stream DVD to Apple TV via Plex for viewing on your large screen TV.

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