Monday, March 21, 2011

How to rip copyright DVD, copy DVD and edit DVD movie Mac OS X?

This step-by-step guide will show you how to use 4Media DVD Ripper Ultimate for Mac to rip general DVD (copy-protected included) on Mac OS X (Leopard Supported). It will include two parts:
1. How to rip DVD and DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, 3GP, FLV, M4V on Mac OS X
2. Part2. How to edit (crop, join) DVD movie on Mac OS X

What you need is 4media DVD Ripper Ultimate for Mac; you can download it directly for free from here:

If you want to learn more features about it, you can refer to this page:
DVD Ripper for Mac key features:
Supported Input Files formats: DVD-Video, DVD folder, DVD IFO file, ISO image file, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, DivX, XviD, MOV, RM, ASF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Super Video CD Format, Video CD Format, etc.
Supported Output Files formats: VOB, MPEG2, PS Format, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, RA, M4A, AC3, MP2, AMR, SUN AU Format, BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, MKV, etc.
Support Audio formats: MP2, MP3, M4A, MPEG, AAC, WAV, OGG, APE, etc.
Support Devices: iPod, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, General 3GP mobile phone, BlackBerry, Archos, Creative Zen, iRiver, Pocket PC, Dell Axim X51, HP iPaq hw6500 series, Nexus One, HTC Hero, HTC G2 Magic, HTC Tattoo, Motorola Droid, Motorola CLIQ, SamSung i7500, Windows Phone 7.
Part1. How to rip DVD and DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, 3GP, FLV, M4V on Mac OS X?
Step1. Visit the site, download and install 4Media DVD Ripper Ultimate for Mac. Insert your DVD disc into DVD drive and run the software. Click “File” button on the left top, you can see “Open DVD”, please chooses the disc then load the content. You can also load DVD folders from your hard drive by clicking “Open ISO Files” or “Open IFO Files”, DVD folders files names will appear, and below you can see ”Title 01” then lower will show “Chapter 1”.

Tips: You can add files by click “DVD” icon on the left top, click “X” button to remove chosen chapter.

Step2. This software can convert DVD to various video formats such as : VOB, MPEG2, PS Format, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, RA, M4A, AC3, MP2, AMR, SUN AU Format, BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, MKV, etc. Click the “Profile” drop down list to select a format you want.
Also you can add profiles with other format by click “Add Output Profile”.
Prepare Your Packet Equipment

Tips 1: 4Media DVD Ripper Ultimate for Mac differentiates the output format according to your pocket equipments, like iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP Blackberry and etc. This makes you easier to choose the output video formats; you can select a format according to the name of your portable player. For example, you can select “iPod H.264 Video (*.mp4)” when you want to rip DVD movie for iPod, and the default setting works great. Of course this software also includes the DVD Audio Ripper function, so you can extract audio from DVD movie to General Audio Format for web using or other portable player.

Tips 2: If you are interested and want to customize the output video quality, you can click the “Settings” button on the right side to open the Settings window and set “Video Codec”, audio quality “Audio Codec”, “Picture Codec”, etc. See the figure below:

Tips 3: A DVD may contain many files, and if you set the personal profile one by one will be boring and messy. Here you can use “Advance Profile Settings”. You can review all your setting and check if you need to modify. The most important is, please see the picture below and you can find the button “Apply to All”. This means you can apply your setting to all files.

Step3. Select Subtitle and Audio
Regular DVD movies usually have several subtitles such as English, French, German, etc. You can select one you prefer. You can also delete the subtitle by selecting “No Subtitle”. Selecting Audio is the same. You can improve the quality of audio and video for your favor.

After the above steps, you can browser for the “Destination” and choose the folder for your output files. Click “Rip Checked Items”, a green button, to start conversion. When the conversion finished, you can click “Open” to review the file in your hard drive.
Part2. How to edit (crop, join) DVD movie on Mac OS X
If you want to split a particular part of the DVD movie, you can click “Clip” to customize the conversion time, there will be a timeline below the preview window, you can click the line and set the conversion start time and end time.

Before you convert the VD file, you can choose to “Split” in “Basic Setting” to 10 MB, 100 MB, 200 MB, CD-R/RW 650 MB, CD-R/RW 702 MB, CD-R/RW 790 MB, CD-R/RW 870 MB, DVD±R/RW 4.7 GB, DVD±R/RW DL 8.5 GB AND 10 Seconds. If you want to cut the edges of the DVD movie, you can click the “Effect” button, and then you will see a pop up windows (See the figure below). You can see the option “Position of Crop Area”; fill or choose the number in the blank to cut the edges. Moreover, there is an oblong in dashed line around the movie video You can select an output aspect ratio and the available options are: Keep Original, full screen, 16:9 and 4:3. Also the dashed line can be moved by hand.

You can also click the “Effect” button and customize the images’ brightness, saturation, contrast; add watermark, etc (See the figure below).

You can even apply special effects such as “Black and White”, “Oil Painting”, “Line Drawing”, “Negative”, “Embossment”, “Old Film”, “Shadow”, “Haze”, “Mosaic”, “Flip Horizontal”, “Flip Vertical”, “Vertical Blind”, “Horizontal Blind” and “Sand” by selecting an effect from drop-down list.

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