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DVD Ripper for Mac OSX Systems

Rob Says:
There are many software options to rip your dvd on your Mac but after my testing I like the DVD Ripper Suite for Mac from Wondershare as the best dvd ripper for mac. This is basically 2 apps in 1. You get both a DVD Ripper and a standard Video Converter. So not only can you rip and copy your DVD's, but you can also create your own DVD movies using existing video you already have. This is a must have for any OS X user.
Not sure if a DVD Ripper is what you need? Read our article on the differences between a DVD Ripper and a DVD Copy software.

Mac OSX DVD Ripper Software

Don't waste time messing around online looking for a Ripper for you Mac. We have already tested them all and have listed the best ones that actually work. You have my word!

BurnWorld's Top Pick - we actually use this on OS X !
Wondershare DVD Ripper for Mac

ATOM AwardDVD Rippers are software tools which can extract video from DVD discs and then convert them into a format that would be suitable for any device you have that can play videos or movies.

Wondershare has put together one of the better DVD rippers I have found so far for Mac users. The simple and easy to understand interface makes this software a one-two-three process. First load your DVD, second choose the part of the movie you want to rip, and third chose what format to convert it to. Choose from MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, or other formats.

File Size: 10.2MB
Hardware: Mac Intel or PowerPC
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Aimersoft DVD Software Toolkit for Mac

Aimersoft has put together a really useful set of tools for Mac users in this toolkit of DVD and iPod software which include the following apps:

  • DVD Ripper for Mac
  • Video Converter for Mac
  • iPod Manager for Mac
  • iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac
  • DVD Copy for Mac

So essentially this toolkit will have you converting your DVD movies into other formats you need for your iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Completely control your video files and transfer them with ease. You can also make duplicate copies of your DVD movies too.

File Size: 10.2MB
Hardware: Mac Intel or PowerPC
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4Media DVD Ripper Ultimate for Mac
4Media DVD Ripper Ultimate for Mac is our overall leader when it comes to taking DVD video and audio content from a disc to your hard drive. Rip DVD content and store it on your media server for access from Apple TV or convert the video so you can watch it on your Apple gadgets. This is an easy to use software that anyone will understand in no time. Check it out to see why it has received our award. I know you'll agree.

File Size: 10.2MB
License: $59
Hardware: Mac Intel or PowerPC


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The Main Reasons On Why You Would Want to Use a DVD Ripper on Your Mac

DVD Ripping has been a pastime for many video enthuesists for many years now. The ability of taking the video off of a DVD movie disc is a function that many think is as simple as mounting the DVD and pulling the movies files over to your hard drive. However with the current DVD copy protections that are being used, this process is not as simple as you think. The software that we have reviewed above can all extract your DVD video content without this limitation. They basically contain an 'unlock' function which will rip the content to your hard drive so you can then use it at your own will. The other major feature in DVD Rippers are the ability to convert video into formats supported by your portable Apple gadgets. So it's easy to convert your copy of Terminator 2 into MP4 and then transfer it to your iPad and watch in on your next vacation. No matter what software you choose from our recommendation just know that it will do what you want if you are looking to make a copy of a movie and transform it for you portable devices. is an independent product reviewer and is not associated with any company that is listed on our sites. On occasion we will receive free copies of software for testing & reviewing. We also receive compensation for certain products that are listed on our site. Because of this we would like to mention that this does not alter what we recommend. We take pride in only listing hardware & software that we feel is the best in class and what we would consider a 'safe buy'.