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[Reasons & Solutions] Why You Cannot Rip DVD on macOS Catalina

Recently, many users complained DVD ripper software that used to work well on Macbook or iMac now failed to read DVD info, gave error messages like "read DVD structure failed", and even crashed after upgrading to the latest macOS Catalina. If you failed to rip DVD on Catalina, check the troubleshooting steps and learn why did this happen?

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[Reason] Why DVD Rippers Fails to Read DVD Structure on macOS Catalina?

It's known to all that the latest Mac operating system 10.15 is more stringent on security, which includes Gatekeeper, data protections and more techs to better safeguard your data. It asks for providing access to files on Documents, external drives, removable media, etc, according to Apple. Similarly, your DVD ripper won't read the disc infomation unless you manually grant access to it.

If you accidentally click the "Don't Allow" button to refuse the permission when the prompt "app would like to access files on a removable volume" pops up at the very begining, you won't rip DVD as usual. The "Read DVD Structure Failed" error will occur each time you load DVD.

[Solution] How to Rip DVD on macOS Catalina Successfully with WinX DVD Ripper for Mac

On the heel of users' feedback of glitchy DVD rippers on the new macOS 10.15, the development team of WinX DVD Ripper for Mac timely explores and eradicates the problem at the first time. Now the DVD Ripper for Mac successfully reads movie data and makes perfect compatibility with macOS Catalina. It's confirmed that WinXDVD conquers all types of DVD, be it hot blockbuster, new title, rare film, classic, much-loved series, or workout DVD.

Here're troubleshooting steps: Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Check Removable Volumes under Files and Folders to grant the software to access your data. Once you fix the error, the program will automatically scan the DVD and choose the right one from the multiple titles. Just follow the steps below to rip DVD on macOS Catalina.

Enable access to DVD
Enable permission of WinX DVD Ripper for Mac

Note: For the first time use of WinX DVD Ripper for Mac on Catalina, feel free to click "OK" if asked to access files on a removable volume. Please note that the software permission process is secure for every user of WinXDVD software, just meant to access and read the DVD information and ensure a smooth DVD conversion. WinXDVD won't and never do anything bad to user's privacy.

Access DVD movie info
Access DVD movie info

Step 1: Load DVD, ISO image or DVD folder. WinX DVD Ripper for Mac will automatically read the DVD structure and choose the right title.

Step 2: Choose the output format as per your needs. The optimal choice is to convert DVD to MP4 H.264, a widely used format that is friendly with iMac, Macbook Pro/Air, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Surface and more.

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How to rip DVD on Catalina successfully

Step 3: Start conversion. Click Browse button to save the output file and tap RUN to begin ripping DVD on macOS Catalina. Due to the level-3 hardware acceleration, WinXDVD will finish the whole DVD ripping process in around 5 minutes, depending on your computer hardware.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping commercial DVDs for any illegal purpose. You're suggested to refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before doing so.

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac - the 1st DVD Ripper Supporting macOS Catalina

• Rip any DVD (incl. 99-title, workout, old, damaged, new DVDs) to MP4, HEVC, H.264, MOV, AVI, etc.
• Convert DVD to a format playable on Macbook, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android without tweaking parameters.
• World's 1st to make seamless compatibility with macOS Catalina.
• Copy DVD to ISO/DVD folder/MPEG2 with selectable audio/subtitle tracks. GPU accelerated and no quality loss.

Please DO Not use WinX DVD Ripper for Mac to rip rental DVDs.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Peng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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