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How to Rip DVD to MP4 with HandBrake on macOS Big Sur/Catalina

DVD to MP4 conversion

Well-known as one of the most popular, trustable and open-source programs, HandBrake comes to fashion a trend of ripping and converting DVD to MP4/MKV video file, the former of which own better compatibility for cross-platforms, like Windows PC, macOS (11 Big Sur, 10.15 Catalina, 10.14, 10.13 etc.), iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 10 mobiles/tablets, Apple TV, etc.

How to Rip DVD to MP4 Free 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.

Step 1. Load DVD Movie
Insert a common/non-commercial DVD disc with no copy protections like CSS, region code to DVD-ROM on your computer. Launch HandBrake on Mac (OS 11 Big Sur included). Click Open Source to choose the DVD you have inserted to have HandBrake scan it automatically. The whole process may take some time, which varies from DVD drives and DVD content.

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Note:
1: HandBrake will NOT be able to convert individual video files saved on a DVD-ROM.
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 Output Folder and File Name
On the Destination section you can specify 3 settings: file destination, format, and codec. 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 Output Video Format
Select MP4 files as output format to rip DVD to MP4 on Mac, and select other settings such as video quality, audio track, bitrate, subtitles, etc.

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

HandBrake indeed grants users a admirable easy way to convert general DVDs to MP4 on Mac. But when it comes to copy-protected DVDs, HandBrake can only handle those encrypted with CSS with the help of libdvdcss.
>> Download Install HandBrake & libdvdcss on Mac to Rip CSS-ed DVD...

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Best HandBrake Alternative to Convert Any Protected DVDs to MP4 on Mac

Using Handbrake to rip DVD to MP4 is not always so easy:
1. It can be very slow sometimes. For example, a use on Handbrake forum reports that it takes him about 2 hours to rip DVD to MP4.
2. It can't recognize some DVDs even with libdvdcss installed, for example, newer DVDs with Disney Project-X DRM.

If you want to rip any DVD movies to MP4 (H.264, H.265) on MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac Mini with no effort at all, the best HandBrake alternative - WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is greatly recommended.

As a professional DVD converter, it is available to decrypt and rip any purchased, rent or homemade DVDs to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, MKV, FLV and fashionable devices like iPhone 11/Pro (Max), iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S/Note, Sony Xperia, Surface Pro, Xbox, PS3/4 and more with Hi-fi images and audios in a few clicks. By supporting both Multi-core (up to 8) CPU using and Intel/AMD/Nvidia hardware acceleration, WinX DVD Ripper for Mac delivers superfastr DVD converting speed than other competitors.

Steps: Input DVD Disc content -> Choose MP4 Video as output format -> Do some video editings and settings if necessary -> Click RUN to start convert DVD to MP4 on Mac with accelerated speed.

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Tip: For ripping DVD to MP4 on Windows (10/8/7/XP), please take advantage of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum ( advanced version of WinX Free DVD Ripper), which also eanbles to convert any DVDs to a diverse of video formats and iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows devices at a very fast speed.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate converting copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author - Donna Peng

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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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