This tutorial will show you how to rip a DVD to AVI, MPEG, MPEG4, WMV, MOV, DivX, ASF video or WMV, MP3 audio on your Mac computer. After download and install DVD Ripper for Mac on your Mac, you can follow the steps below to accomplish the conversion.
Step 1: Load DVD to the program Insert DVD into your DVD-ROM, run DVD Ripper for Mac, and then the DVD ripper will load the DVD automatically. You can also click the "Add" button to load DVD disc, DVD folder or DVD image (IFO file).
Step 2: Set the output format After loading the DVD, choose the titles or chapters you want to rip, and then select the profile from the "Profile" drop-down list in the "General" tab on the right panel.
Tip1: After choosing a profile, you can adjust parameter values in the "Advance" tab, such as "Bit Rate", "Sample Rate", "Duration", "Start time", etc.
Tip2: You can preview the source file via the built-in player in the preview window right below and also take a snapshot when previewing by clicking the "Capture Frame" button.
Tip3: If you just want to convert a segment of a video, you can use the "Trim" function
Step 3: Set the output file destination and file name You can click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files or just keep the default path; you can specify the output file name in the "Output filename" textbox.
Step 4: Start conversion After everything is OK, click the "Convert" button to start ripping.
When the conversion is completed, you can click the "Open" button at the bottom of the main interface to browse the output files.
How to trim the video to convert a certain segment?
1. Choose the title or chapter of the DVD that contains the segment you want, and click the "Trim" button to open the "Video Trim" window.
2. In the "Video Trim" window, click the "Play" button to preview the video, then you can specify the very start position by clicking the "Set Begin" button and end position by clicking the "Set End" button. And if you do not satisfy with the position you set, just click the "Reset" to set the position again.
3. Click the "OK" button to apply your setting, and then a scissors icon would add to the title or chapter you choose. You can press the "Convert" button to start the conversion.