Rip and Copy DVD to VLC on Mac OS X with VLC Alternative

How to rip and copy DVD to VLC on Mac OS X is an everlasting and hot issue in all relevant digital copy, video conversion forums and bulletins. Backing up DVD to VLC means that you can enjoy your favorite DVD videos on computer conveniently and can protect your physical DVD disc from scratching. That’s why many people choose to transfer DVD to VLC on Mac OS X. Here, this article will show you two methods to play DVD on VLC: Method one, rip DVD with VLC on Mac OS X; Method two, copy DVD to VLC with VLC Alternative on Mac OS X.

Method one: How to rip DVD with VLC Media Player on Mac OS X?

VLC is not just a media player. It allows you to rip your DVD as well. Here we will show you how to rip DVD movies with VLC. (Note : This tutorial is written for VLC 0.9.6 and up).

Step 1: Start up VLC on Mac and load up DVD video. Under “Media”, click on “Convert/Save”

Step 2: When Open Media window appears, click DVD tab and browse the Disc device to make sure the field is pointing to the optical drive. Then navigate to “Convert/Save’

Step 3: Next the Convert screen opens where you can select a location for the ripped file.

Step 4: Give the file a name and a supported extension. For this example we ripped Lord of the Rings and gave it a MOV extension. If you don’t label it with a supported file extension it will default to .ps (Program Stream) file.

Step 5: When all settings are done, the Convert screen will look something like this where we have the source drive and destination file with appropriate extension.

Finally, You should be able to play the converted file with other media players assuming you have the right codec.

Using VLC to rip DVD on Mac OS X takes too much time. And you will notice the converted movie in lower quality compared to the original. Also, VLC does not support the DVD with internal encryption so that it can’t recognize protected DVD well and fail to extract movies from DVD successfully. In this case, you have to turn your eyes to VLC Alternative to solve the problem.

Method two: How to copy DVD to VLC with VLC Alternative on Mac OS X?

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is recommended as VLC Altenative, which can 1:1 backup DVD protected without lossless quality. It enables you to rip DVD to VLC on Mac OS X in H.265, M3U8, MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, DivX, etc, at fast speed. Not like VLC, it continuously upgrades with new decryption technology for new released DVD. And it can support the newest Mac OS X system, like El Capitan, Yosemite 10.10/10.9.

Step 1: Free download and install this VLC Alternative

Free download and install:

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address:
– Cnet Download:

Step 2: Load DVD movie

Click “File” in top left corner and follow “Load from disc” to load the DVD to VLC Alternative on Mac OS X.

Step 3: Customize output format

You can choose multi-track MP4 format for VLC, which can preserve multiple audio track and chapter markers. Click the format bar to follow “Multi-track Video” and “Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)”.

Tip : Click the “Settings” button to adjust multi-task settings. On the “Multi-task Settings” interface, you’re allowed to check your desired audio/subtitle track, and uncheck audio/subtitle tracks that you don’t want.

Step 4. Start to copy DVD to VLC on Mac OS X

Click the red button “Convert” on the main interface to start conversion from DVD to VLC. It will pop up a conversion window indicating the conversion progress from DVD to multi-track MP4.

Both of the two method can achieve the process of DVD to VLC on Mac OS X. Nevertheless, the latter method obviously is easier than the former one. and it has much faster DVD ripping speed than DVD ripping with VLC. What’s the most important, ripping DVD to VLC on Mac OS X with VLC Alternative can reserve the original video quality. Now, you can smoothly enjoy DVD on VLC.

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