Top 5 Free DVD Ripper for Mac (macOS High Sierra) in 2017
Involuntarily, you might have collected 1000+ DVDs on your cupboard. Have you ever though that to migrate these DVDs to basement or attic? Before you deal with your DVD collection, you maybe want to copy some DVDs with a DVD Ripper so that you don’t need to look for the DVD discs when you want to play DVDs. There are many DVD ripping tools in the market. While some DVD rippers will cost you anywhere from $50 to $100 USD, some of the most highly rated and feature-rich rippers are completely free.
Below are top 5 DVD Ripper for Mac including macOS Sierra available. I’ve used all of these programs at one time or another to rip and convert my 400+ DVDs on Mac but my favorites are ByteCopy for Mac and DVD Shrink for Mac. However, all of these top 5 DVD rippers for macOS Sierra and other Mac operating systems do a great job at what they do – for no cost at all!
Top 5 free DVD Ripping program for Mac (macOS Sierra) Reviews
1. Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac offers you a fun, easy and fabulous way to rip DVDs on macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc. According to Pavtube, the giveaway version has all the features of regular DVD Ripper to remove DVD copy protection and shift format.
- Decrypt DVD to lossless MKV and multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI.
- Convert DVD movies to MOV/FLV/3GP/MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV,etc with high quality.
- Makes 1:1 copy of original DVD Disc without quality loss with all audio streams, subtitle tracks, extras, etc.
It’s simple to use and well worth the investment.
- Support latest DVD
- Features with adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle
- Helps edit DVD and add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to DVD movies.
Pros: Easy to use; Editing features; Support dealing latest DVD disc; Supports lossless MKV outputs
Cons: Can’t convert DVD to ISO
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2. DVD Shrink for Mac
DVDShrink for Mac is one of the most popular free DVD rippers that will effectively back up DVD discs. It has a sleek interface with a unique ability to compress 8GB dual-layer DVDs down to 4GB sizes. It has great compression functionalities that are optimized with more shrinking capacity and additional features like re-authoring. With its user friendly interface, DVDshrink will make your DVD ripping a breeze!
Pros: sleek and user-friendly interface; ability to re-encode and discard extra content; great compression functionality
Cons: has not been updated since its released and might not be able to decrypt some DVDs with newer copy-protection
3. HandBrake for Mac
Handbrake for Mac is open source software that provides an excellent quality of transcoded video. The program is also small in size albeit it is packed with great features that further improve synchronization and amazing video output quality.
Pros: excellent video quality output; small in size; support multi-platform
Cons: transcoding speed is slow; cannot rip protected DVDs unless paired with another software
4. MakeMKV for Mac
MakeMKV for Mac seems to be available as freeware, but its documentation states it is a beta version that will stop functioning after 60 days. it is your one-click solution to convert video and DVD that you own into free and patents-unencumbered MKV format that can be played everywhere..
Pros: supports to rip Blu-ray and DVD to lossless MKV
Cons: only outputs MKV.
5. DVDFab HD Decrypter for Mac
The HD decrypter for Mac enables you to remove all the DVD protections and part of Blu-ray protections. It also has the functionality to either copy the full disc or just copy the main movie. It is also flexible and customizable as you can edit the settings and get the special effects that you like for your video copy.
Pros: easy to operate; multiple settings
Cons: may not be able to support new protection scheme with latest DVDs
Top DVD Ripper Software for Mac (macOS Sierra) Comparison Chart
|Mac DVD Ripper||MakeMKV||DVDShrink||Handbrake||DVDFab||ByteCopy|
|Protected DVD||Yes||Yes||Need MakeMKV||Yes||Yes|
|DVD Copying Function|
|Entire Copy DVD||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Directly Copy DVD||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|DVD Ripping Features|
|DVD to AVI||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|DVD to WMV||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|DVD to MOV||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|DVD to MP4||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DVD to MKV||Y||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DVD to H.265||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|DVD to lossless MKV||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|DVD to Multi-track MP4/MOV||No||No||No||No||Yes|
Considering about the supported DVD and outputs formats, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is no doubt the best performer. Actually, ByteCopy supports to rip DVD and decrypt Blu-ray. It can fully copy and directly copy Blu-ray and DVD. It also converts Blu-ray and DVD to digital files such as lossless MKV, multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI and SD/HD/4K MP4, MKV, WMV, 3GP, FLV, H.265/HEVC, MOV, M4V, etc.
Not just Blu-ray and DVD Ripper, ByteCopy for Mac also enables you to edit DVD and Blu-ray with built-in video editor. You can trim, crop, split, merge Blu-ray and DVD video. You also can add subtitle to Blu-ray/DVD and extract subtitle from Blu-ray/DVD. If needed, you can replace the audio even remove the audio from Blu-ray/DVD video. More functions will be in the ByteCopy review.