DVD to MP4 2018 | How to Rip DVD to MP4 with HandBrake on macOS Mojave etc.

[Latest Updated: Nov. 9, 2018 by Donna Peng to DVD Ripping]

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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 to MP4/MKV video file, the former of which own better compatibility for cross-platforms, like Windows PC, Mac OS X (10.14, 10.13 etc.), iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 10 mobiles/tablets, Apple TV, etc.

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This tool is more powerful than HandBrake. It can help you rip almost all DVDs including encrypted DVDs to MP4, MKV, AVI, and more formats, at faster speed.

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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 X 10.14 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.

convert DVD to MP4 with Handbrake on Mac OS X

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 X.

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

If you want to rip any DVD movies to MP4 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 XS (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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Donna Peng    Donna Peng@DonnaPeng

Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.

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