Why convert DVD to MP4 on Mac?
A DVD is an optical disc which offers high storage capability for storing digital videos. Most of today’s popular movies or TV-shows will release on DVDs for distributing.
MP4 is a media container that uses codecs like MPEG-4 or H.264 to compress video for many video programs and various hardware devices such as, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Smart Phones, tablets, Apple TV, PSP, Zune etc. Furthermore, MP4 supports a lossy format allowing videos to be compressed to small video sizes while maintaining high visual quality. So many Mac users like to compress their DVDs to MP4 files for Mac OS X.
How to rip DVDs and convert the DVDrips to MP4 files on Mac?
Converting DVD to MP4 is accomplished using a DVD to MP4 ripper/converter for Mac. There are many Mac DVD video conversion programs out there. Here I recommend the iSkysoft DVD Ripper for Mac which is capable of ripping/converting home-made DVDs and commercial DVDs to a wide range of video format like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI etc. and comes with additional features such as, video editing, subs/audio tracks selecting, output parameters (encode, resolution, etc.) setting and more. Learn more about this program OR
Step1. Launch the program after it has installed. Insert a DVD to your Mac disc drive, click “Load DVD” option under the “File” menu on the top of the program. Locate the DVD files from DVD-Rom and click “OK” to load it to this program.
Step2. When the titles/chapters appear in the program’s list box, this program let you merge multiple titles/chapters into one big file, split one title/chapter to several segments, crop the DVD movie to remove black borders, select suitable subtitles/audio tracks … All depends entirely on your needs.
Step3. Select “MP4” in the profile window. Click the “Option” button to set the “Codec”, “Resolution”, “Frame Rate”, “Bit Rate” etc. for your output video.
Step4. Click "Convert" button to start the Mac DVD to MP4 converting progress, after a few hours, the program can create one MP4 video file from a DVD. That’s it.