Best Way to Copy DVD to VLC on Mac (macOS High Sierra)

Diana Joan

Apr 20, 2017 08:56 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, DVD, NAS

With the DVD user is becoming more and more, most people start to realize the importance to copy DVD for backup. DVD is easy to be scratched, damaged, files missing due to the frequent playback and so on. In addition, DVD is often contacted with DVD player which is heavy, if play DVD content on any other portable devices, so nice. As Mac user, most user like to rip and copy DVD on Mac with VLC. To Mac PC beginner user, following will show you how to rip and copy DVD to VLC on Mac (macOS High Sierra)

Simple Steps on Ripping DVD to VLC on Mac

Before starting, user must make sure to download VLC for Mac operating system and get it installed well. Then open this media player.

Step 1. To get started ripping DVD on Mac OS (macOS High Sierra), insert the DVD you want to rip and launch VLC media player, click on "Media" at the top left corner of the main window, then choose "Convert/Save…" button.

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Step 2. Once the Open Media Window appears, hit on the "Disc" tab. Check DVD and select the starting position by choosing the title and only record a specific chapter on the DVD. Then hit Convert/Save.

Step 3. Click the "Browse" button to save your converted DVD movie.

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Step 4. Once you finished the settings, hit "Start" to start to rip DVD on Mac with VLC.

Best VLC Alternative to Rip and Copy DVD on Mac (macOS High Sierra)

Even though VLC can rip and copy DVD, most user still are not satisfed with VLC on Mac due to the following reasons:

Reason 1. VLC player isn’t stable, especially when user are ripping DVD, it often crashes.

Reason 2. Some latest DVD protection, VLC can’t remove, so sometimes user will get the error message "Your input can’t be opened".

Reason 3. What a pity, VLC has stopped working during DVD copy process on Mac, only Windows operating, user allowed to adjust specific settings for video. Under Settings> Profile, choose the video codecs for your output video, like the following picture.

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How to fix the VLC won’t rip and copy DVD on Mac? The best VLC Alternative is necessary when user want to rip and copy many DVD disc. From the user feedback and ecperience, one DVD Ripper software can be the best VLC Alternative:Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac which can support to load DVD disc, DVD folder, DVD ISO/IFo files, also provides Blu-ray disc input. Following is the main features for user to choose the best VLC Alternative.

No 1. Easy to Use

User can be confused about the complicated DVD structure, video format, video codec. All the worries are unavailing, with this best DVD Ripper, user just need to know how to import the DVD disc to this software, where to choose the backup DVD function. All the complicated backup tasks, this DVD Ripper is in charge.

No 2. DVD Backup Protection Ability

To most user, DVD backup protection is big trouble, most DVD manufacturer use the advanced DVD backup protection technology to protect DVD, such as: UOP, CSS, DVD region code, etc. What user need is DVD ripper software with excellent DVD copy protection hacking feature. This best DVD Ripper software has ability to backup any encrypted DVDs including older and recent ones and remove copy protection from DVD with Disney X-project DRM, Analog Protection, CSS, Sony ArccOS and unlock region code.

No 3. Multiple DVD Backup Options

As DVD fan, don’t want to miss the DVD disc and like to store the DVD disc for enjoyment, user can copy DVD to blank disc for saving. This VLC Alternative can keep all the DVD content, such as: Main title, advertisement, chapter markers, review and the whole audio/subtitle streams and so on. If want to get smaller size, user can backup the DVD main titles. Want to play DVD content on other devices which is without DVD drive? of course you can, this VLC Alternative also allows user to copy DVD to digital formats for playing.

No 4. Speed and Quality Guarantee

DVD capacity is huge, backup DVD needs high stability and speed which can save user much time and energy. Nobody wants to wait for 5 and more hours to get the result, if a DVD Ripper breaks off suddenly, user have to start from the beginning, too troublesome. This best VLC Alternative makes a good balance among faster ripping conversion speed, amazing output video and audio quality and smaller file size.

There are many other features which can catch user’s heart in its hands. Read review can help you to know more. Following will show you how to use the best VLC Alternative to copy DVD on Mac.

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Use the Best VLC Alternative to Copy DVD on Mac?

Step 1. Load DVD to the VLC Alternative

After the software and DVD disc are ready, open this VLC Alternative, the interface is clean, click "File" >"Load from disc" to load DVD disc into the VLC Alternative.


Step 2. Three Options to Copy DVD on Mac

Option 1. Backup Full DVD on Mac

Just click on the top of this VLC Alternative, this button will help you to copy the whole DVD without any missing, like: containing video, audio, subtitle, menu and navigation contents and so on. Then click "Browse" to choose the output file save location.

Option 2. Directly Copy DVD on Mac

Just the main title of the original DVD disc will be preserved in this way. It will save many space on your hard drive. Navigate to "Format" > "Copy" > "Directly Copy"

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Option 3. Convert DVD to Digital Format on Mac

Do you want play DVD on TV, PS4, Roku, Tablet, Laptop, etc and get rid of the DVD drive forever. Copy DVD to digital vidoe is the best way. This VLC Alternative provides 250+ video formats, like: MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, etc. User just need to click “Format”, you can choose the desired format in “Common Video” or “HD Video” or the optimized preset for mainstreaming multimedia players, the option is up to you.

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Step 3. Start Copy DVD Process

Go back to the main interface, press the right-bottom “Convert” button to start to backup DVD, wait for a while, you can get a brand new DVD folder, then you can copy to a blank DVD, save to USB or external gard drive for playing on other devices.

User also can watch the DVD at the preview windows, best of all, this VLC Alternative can serve Windows user, the features are perfect as Mac. No doubt, this software will your love.

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