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A Decent DVD to MP4 Ripper/Converter for Mac OS X

by Edwin Liu | April 16, 2013 16:01 PM
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We often buy a large quantity of DVD optical discs, apart from watching on the DVD player at home, we want to re-distribute DVDs onto iPad, iPhone, iPod, PSP, or other portable devices for viewing on road, then, we will need to turn DVD to some digital file formats that are friendly with portable devices.

The MP4 container, featuring great compression degree, high resolution, and strong compatibility, is an ideal output file format for compressing DVDs. This post will introduce an easy and fast way to rip and convert media stuff on DVDs to MP4 format on Mac computer. If you’re a Mac user, and just want to lift the hardware restrictions to your DVDs through converting DVD to MP4 format, this post can help you!

  1. Download and install Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac. This is one outstanding Mac DVD conversion program which I select from numerous similar products, featuring super fast converting speed, over 40 video & audio output format (SD, HD, 3D, Lossless, etc.) supported, most importantly, it has the ability to “hack” all kinds of encrypted DVD discs.
  2. Load DVD files into this Mac ripper. Insert the DVD into your Mac computer’s DVD drive. Run this Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac, when you come to this program’s interface, click on the “” button. This allows you to choose the DVD drive from the list of options.

  3. Choose the “MP4” format from the profile frame opened by clicking the “format icon” in the end of each DVD title or chapter.

  4. Customize output MP4 file (optional). In the bottom of the opened profile frame, click the “” button to open the profile settings panel on which you can adjust Video Codec, Video Size, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, etc. to customize the output MP4 file.

  5. Start the DVD to MP4 conversion by clicking the “” button.

I tested the Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac through ripping a hour-and-a-half DVD to MP4 container (Video Codec: MPEG-4, Video Size: 720x480 pixel) on my MacBook Pro running on OS X Mountain Lion. This ripper program produced the MP4 file in less than an hour, and the MP4 video’s quality frame effects are very high. So, strongly recommend the Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac to people who pursue compressing speed and high quality output when ripping DVD to MP4 on Mac computer.


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