Ripping in Mac OS X is difficult untill you have a right application. Here we have a very easy to use & understand application called Handbrake. Handbrake is a software application that can convert MPEG video (including DVD-Video) into a MPEG-4 video file in .mp4, .avi, .ogm, or .mkv containers. The program is used by many people to convert DVDs into other forms so they can be viewed on iPods, iPhones and with the Mac QuickTime Player. Handbrake is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X. Though handbrake is very advanced application yet it is free to download, use & circulate. It supports Any DVD-like source: VIDEO TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (supports decryption through VLC on OS X and libdvdcss on Linux) PAL orNTSC, AC-3, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks.Any input video file that is supported by the FFmpeg project. This includes nearly every .AVI and .MPG file found in the wild.
You can download handbrake here.
1. Launch Handbrake, select the DVD you want to rip by clicking Source.After importing DVD, you will see the figure below.
1. Source settings
(1). Title: Handbrake will detect all the titles on the DVD and choose the longest title automatically.
(2). Chapters: By setting chapters’ number, you can rip a specific clip. However, this is not very user friendly, since you will have to remember what is on each chapter. If you could preview each chapter, things would be a lot easier.
2. Destination setting: Choose the folder to save ripped movies.
3. Output Settings: select the format and codec you need.
(1). Video Settings
Framerate (FPS): Select a frame rate that you prefer.
There are three options available:
1. Specify an output size and the quality will depend on the specified output size.
2. Select a birate. The higher bitrate you choose, the bigger size the output file will be, and the better quality you will get.
3. Directly select a quality.
Encoder: Select the encoder you prefer.
2-pass encoding(optional): This takes twice as long to encode, but it improves the video quality and doesn’t make the file any larger.
Picture Settings: Here you can set video resolution and crop video. Different players have different resolution specs. For example, the highest resolution supported by the new nano-chromatic is 640*480. The crop function of handbrake is kind of like a decoration here, because it is not powerful or practical. If this function is important to you, you can refer to a different guide.
In this section, you can choose audio tracks and movie subtitle, as shown in the above figure.
After all settings done, click Start button to rip.