How to rip a DVD movie on your Mac

Copying a DVD movie to your computer doesn't need to be complicated.

Instead of wasting your time with slow software and confusing settings, Mac DVDRipper Pro offers a simple, easy way to rip the movie from a DVD and save it to your computer, so you can watch it later. You can even save a copy without any of the annoying ads or previews.

Here are the instructions:

  1. Download Mac DVDRipper Pro from our website. Try the free demo or pay for the full version.

  2. Go to your downloads folder and double-click on the downloaded ZIP file.

  3. There it is! Mac DVDRipper Pro - aka MDRP. Open the software by double-clicking on "MDRP".

  4. Your computer might remind you that this is "an application downloaded from the internet". That's OK. click Open.

  5. Now, insert the DVD you want to rip. If it starts playing automatically, just press the escape key.

  6. Select the MDRP window, which should list the DVD by its title.

  7. Click on the "Destination:" button to choose where you want the copied movie to end up.

  8. Assuming you just want to copy the main movie from your DVD, not any of the extras, click on the pull-down menu that reads "All videos, menus and bonuses". Choose "Main movie only". This will copy a high-quality version of the film - suitable for watching on a computer - to your Mac's harddrive. (If you're planning to watch the movie on a small screen, like an iPod or iPhone, choose "Rip and convert" instead.)

  9. Click the "Rip" button.

  10. That's it! Follow the progress bar as Mac DVDRipper Pro copies the DVD's main movie to your computer. As soon as it's finished, you can eject the DVD - and even watch your film!

We hope you enjoyed these simple instructions for copying a DVD movie to your computer using Mac DVDRipper Pro. It's a simple and easy program. You can also use this software to burn an exact replica of the DVD, to rip its full disc image, to copy the menus and bonus features, or to convert the DVD movie for watching on your iPod, iPhone or iPad. For more information, visit our homepage.

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