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Well-known as one of the most popular, trustable and open-source programs, HandBrake comes to fashion a trend of ripping and converting DVD movies into a variety of video formats, such as DVD to MP4[1] video file, which own better compatibility for cross-platforms, like Windows PC, Mac OS X (macOS Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite 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.

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

Step 1. Insert DVD movie
Insert a common DVD disc to DVD-ROM on your computer. No CSS Copy Protected DVD, no region code DVD, and no commercial DVD.
Launch HandBrake on Mac OS (OS X 10.12 included). In the Source Section, a screen will ask you to choose a DVD. Choose the DVD you have inserted and HandBrake will scan it automatically, which may take up to two minutes depending on the speed of you drive and DVD contents.

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 the output folder
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 the output format:
Select MP4 files as output format to rip DVD to MP4 on Mac OS X (10.12), and select other settings such as video quality, audio track, bitrate, subtitles, 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.

HandBrake indeed grants users a admirable easy way to convert general DVDs to MP4 on Mac. But when it comes to latest copy-protected DVDs, HandBrake cannot well handle with the ripping unless with the help of VLC.
>>How to Rip DVD with HandBrake and VLC...

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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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[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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