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How to Rip/Convert DVDs to DV Videos for Mac OS X

by Edwin Liu | May 5, 2013 18:24 PM
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DV mentioned here is not a video camera but a video container for storing digital video and a kind of video codec to encode video. DV25 and DV50 are two compression codec standards. DV video encoded with DV codec features lossy compression of video and lossless compression of audio and it provides us with decent video quality. As a result, it is supported and accepted as an international standard by more than 60 companies of the word and is getting more and more people’s favor.

Many advanced Mac video editing programs including Final Cut Pro (FCP), iMovie have supported DV format and allow you to directly play .dv video on them. Moreover, you can edit .dv video to a more attractive effect with such software. Unfortunately, these editing software don’t support DVD format. So if you want to edit DVD videos with FCP or iMovie on Mac, you may consider converting DVD to DV format. To do so, you are recommended to turn to Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac which can convert DVD to DV, MP4, AVI, MOV and other popular formats on Mac computer with quite high conversion speed.


Step1. Directly download Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac. And install it to Mac. Then fire up this program.

Step2. Insert the DVD that you want to convert to DV into DVD-ROM and drag and drop DVD Disc Icon on the desktop to the interface of the program to import DVD files. Or you can hit “” icon on the home screen to load DVDs.

Step3. Click “” icon at the top of the window after the titles/chapters appear on the window. Then press Common Video in the profile frame and choose the preconfigured DV as output video format.

Step4. Before conversion, you can select your preferred subtitle and audio track. And if there are many titles and chapters, you can select subtitles/chapters you want to merge and turn on the Merge into one button in the lower left to merge them into one.

Step5. Hit “” icon and start convert DVD to DV on Mac. Wait for a while until the process finishes, then you can edit the converted DVD video with Final Cut Pro or iMovie.


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