Rip a DVD with MakeMKV for Mac
If you are tired to put DVD disc to DVD player then you can watch them on TV, you can use MakeMKV for Mac to make a playable MKV files from DVD discs then you can play the DVD MKV rips on TV, PS4 and other players without using heavy DVD Players and DVD discs. This process of converting DVD to MKV with MakeMKV for Mac is not difficult. Here the article is about to show you the detailed steps to decrypt DVD on Mac to MKV with MakeMKV.
Follow the Steps to Copy DVD with MakeMKV for Mac
Step 1: Download MakeMKV for Mac Beta
The latest MakeMKV for Mac version: MakeMKV 1.9.10 for Mac OS X
- Requires x86 Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
NOTE: MakeMKV is not signed by Apple, you might need to adjust gatekeeper options in order to install the program.
Step 2: Once you’ve installed MakeMKV for Mac on your computer, insert your DVD disc and click on its image. MakeMKV for Mac will scan the disc looking for real titles rather than fake ones that might have been created to help protect the disc from copying. When it’s finished scanning it will present you with a list of chapter’s it’s found.
Step 3: Select the one you want (the largest one in size) and click the Save Title button. MakeMKV for Mac will set about creating the copy of the title. When DVD coping process is done, you will have a .mkv file.
What is MKV?
According to Wikipedia, MKV is the file extension for Matroska Video.
The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in concept to other containers like AVI, MP4, or Advanced Systems Format (ASF), but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. Matroska file extensions are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MK3D for stereoscopic video, .MKA for audio-only files, and .MKS for subtitles only.
Note: MKV won’t play natively on an iOS device. Unless you want to watch the movie on your Mac using some MKV Players like VLC to play it (which supports such files) you’ll have to convert it to an iOS compatible format. The suggestion is to use Handbrake to convert DVD MKV copy to MP4.
Bonus Reading: Add And Burn Subtitles To 1080P X264 MKV Video Permanently
Actually, there are some MakeMKV alternatives that can rip DVD on Windows and Mac and they can directly convert DVD to MP4 without using Handbrake.
Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac – It is a professional Blu-ray DVD converter that convert movies to MKV, MP4, MOV with various subtitles and audio tracks. After using ByteCopy, you can enjoy 2D and 3D movie with multiple audio tracks and subtitles. It is capable in ripping BD and DVD to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams without quality loss. It can also convert BD and DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format freely and easily.
Pavtube BDMagic for Windows/Mac– This is a top-selling Blu-ray/DVD ripper in the market. It is designed to backup any commercial Blu-ray/DVD to H.265, M3U8, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc and some optimized preset for iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, Surface Pro 4, Galaxy Note 5, etc. Especially, it can convert region-locked Blu-ray/DVD to region-free digital version for PS4 and WMP. What’s more, it enables users to adjust video/audio size, bitare, frame rate, codec etc and trim, crop video and add srt subtitle. It is a worthy alternative to MakeMKV.
Pavtube DVDAid for Windows/Mac – It easily transfer a DVD in one of two ways either ripping copies or compressing. Ripping is for subtitles, extras and alternatuive tracks. Compressing is for making the track capable in playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV.
DVD Ripping Legality
It is necessary to know the DVD Copyright Infringement Laws in your countries before you rip/copy a DVD to watch on smartphone, tablet, game console, HD media player, TV set, Windows or Mac. Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt our own DVDs? Read Digital Copyright Laws in US, UK, Japan, Australia, Norway…