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How to Use HandBrake for Mac to Rip and Convert DVD to MP4

How to rip and convert DVD to MP4 format on Mac OS X by using Handbrake freeware? This is the Guide of using Handbrake for mac...

Well-known as one of the most popular, trustable and open-source program, HandBrake comes to fashion a trend of ripping and converting DVD movie into the variety video formats, such as MP4[1] video file. The converted video files own better compatibility for more purposes, such as rip DVD to PC, Mac OS X(Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard), convert DVD movie to portable devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone, and backup DVD to PSP Apple TV, etc.

How to Rip DVD to MP4 for Mac with HandBrake?

The first thing is to download HandBrake and install it. Make sure you have the latest version that with the newest functional improvements.

How to rip and convert DVD to MP4 with Handbrake on Mac OS X

How to rip and convert DVD to MP4 with Handbrake on Mac OS X

Step 1, Insert DVD movie: Insert a Standard video DVD, into your computer's DVD drive. Not CSS Copy Protected DVD, not region restricted DVD, and not the commercial DVD.

Note 1: HandBrake will NOT be able to convert individual video files saved on a DVD-ROM.

Launch HandBrake. And in the Source Section, a screen will ask you to choose a DVD. Choose the DVD you inserted and click Open. HandBrake will now scan the DVD, which may take up to two minutes depending on the speed of you drive and DVD contents.

Note 2: By default, the longest title in the list will be selected. This is because main features in DVD movies usually have long titles. If the selected title is not what you want, just change the selection.

Step 2, Set the output folder: On the Destination section you can specify 3 settings: file destination, format, and codec.

Note 3: For file destination, make sure that the location has enough disk space to accommodate the ripped file. (1GB is the average size for full length movies.)

Step 3, Select the output format: Select MP4 files as output format and select other settings such as video quality, audio track, Audio Sample Rate, bitrate, Picture Settings, etc.

Step 4, Rip DVD to MP4 on Mac: Simply use Start or Pause button to control the process of ripping DVD to MP4 for Mac OS X.

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[1]: MP4 - MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 file format, is a multimedia container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4.

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