Summary: This is an instructional tutorial on how to rip and convert DVD to MKV videos on Mac, so that you can easily and freely watch and backup your DVD movies.
As a DVD collector, you must know that it isn't easy to watch DVD movies on Mac for lack of DVD drive. To fix such issue, you might need to insert your DVD disc into an external DVD player connected with your Mac, in which a special DVD player software also will be installed in advance. It sounds troublesome and complicated, doesn't it? In addition, DVD disc is usually fragile, sensitive and easy to get scratched, damaged after repeatedly using. To release you from those annoying issues, a better suggestion is to rip and convert your DVD to MKV, an open standard free container format, aiming to play a role of a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like TV shows or movies.
Four Major Reasons to Rip DVD to MKV on Mac
1. MKV is open source, making the code freely available to developers around the world, which offers an inarguably higher potential for more creative solutions and broader implementation.
2. Converting DVD to MKV makes you enjoy advanced cinematic extras such as multiple audio tracks (e.g. director's commentary), multilingual subtitles, chapter points, bonus content and more as it is like a DVD navigator.
3. MKV is the utmost output format to preserve the video quality.
4. After ripping DVD to MKV on Mac you can even use your Windows Media Player or QuickTime to playback MKV video.
"Recently I've been converting some funny DVD collections to MKV using MakeMKV to better work with media player. The problem is, this is a rather time consuming process, and I don't want to sacrifice the video quality during the DVD to MKV conversion process. Is there any DVD to MKV converter out there that is losseless? I was hoping to convert DVD to MKV on Mac(I'm using MacBook running Yosemite) at one go, just click start, and then I can go to bed, work, wherever. Is that possible?"
To achieve the goal of conveting DVD to MKV without losing video quality, you may need the help of a professional DVD Ripping tool. And here Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac is the only one I can recommend for you. With its help, you can effortlessly rip and convert DVDs of various kinds, no matter homemade or commercial DVDs, to MKV as well as MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, etc videos with fast converting speed while retaining its pristine quality. What's more, this DVD ripping tool also provides hundreds presets for iPad, Apple TV, iPhone, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD(X), Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry, etc iOS/Android based media devices for easier enjoyment. For ripping DVD to MKV on Windows, DVD Ripper for Windows is your optimal choice. Now, let's see how to backup and rip DVD to MKV in lossless.
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STEP 1. Import DVD files
Insert your DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD ripping software and click the "Load Disc" button to have the DVD content imported.
STEP 2. Choose MKV as output format
Select "MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)" as output format from "Common Video" category under the drop-down list of "Format". If you want to get better HD video quality, just select "MKV HD Video (*.mkv)" from "HD Video" category.
STEP 3. Advanced Settings
Click the "Settings" icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. For DVD movie source, there's no need for compressing(It is relatively a small file size). Just keep the video size as original(720*480). And upscaling the video size won't make any difference of your video quality.
STEP 4. Start ripping DVD to MKV
Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to rip DVD to MKV. Minutes later, you can click "Open" to quickly find the converted MKV video. Just do what you want.
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