There are many benefits to convert DVD to videos in formats like Xvid, MOV or others on Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion included). Here is what come up to my mind: 1. The DVD discs may damaged after a long time reading. 2. Play videos on a laptop without a DVD drive. 3. Play videos on portable devices. 4. customize the video parameters like resolution, bit rate, quality, etc. to achieve smaller size or other special needs. To enjoy these benefits, what you need is only a DVD to Xvid Converter for Mac.
The recommended DVD to Xvid Ripper for Mac is an easy-to-use DVD Ripping application for Mac users to rip and convert DVD to Xvid videos. It can also rip DVD to the other video and audio formats including MPEG, MPG, MKV, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, M4V, MP3, MKA, AIFF, WMA, M4A, AC3, AAC, WAV, OGG, etc. on Mac OS X. Some commercial DVDs provide multiple DVD subtitles and audio tracks. This DVD to Xvid Converter for Mac allows you to extract desired DVD audio tract and corresponding subtitle. You could also adjust the video brightness, contrast, saturation and so on.
Here is a step-by-step guide to rip DVD to Xvid on Mac OS X.
Step 1: Free download and install DVD to Xvid Ripper for Mac
Depending on your Mac computer processor type, download the correct version of DVD to Xvid Converter for Mac.
To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder (or wherever you want).
Step 2: Load DVD to convert to Xvid video
Insert DVD into your DVD-ROM. Launch DVD Ripper for Mac, there are three ways of loading DVD. You are allowed to add multiple DVD folders.
a. The program will automatically detect DVD files and start loading.
b. Click “File”->”Load DVD” or “Load DVD Files” from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the DVD you want to Load.
c. Just easily drag and drop DVD files into program for converting.
Step 3: Select Xvid as output format
Click image button at right of each DVD item, set output file name and click Format to choose MOV as output format from following list. And then click “option” and specify Xvid as Codec.
Step 4: Change Xvid Video and audio settings
You can change the Resolution, Encoder, Bit rate and Frame rate of the Xvid video and Sample Rate, Channels, Encoder and Bit Rate of the Xvid Audio. The size of the Xvid file depends a lot on these settings.
Step 5: Select output directory
Click DVD Ripper -> Preference -> Output from main menu, you can choose directory for locating converted files and screen captures.
Step 6: Click “Start” to Rip DVD to Xvid on Mac.
If you want to trim, crop, capture screen picture, merge several video clips on to one file and more editing, please go tohow to edit videos with DVD to Xvid Ripper on Mac.
Xvid is an MPEG-4 video codec compliant for computer. Its purpose is to compress video for faster transmission over computer networks or for more efficient storage on hard disk. The ratio could be 200:1 or higher. To achieve high compression ratio, Xvid removes information from video that is not important for human perception, but keep very good visual quality. By converting DVD to Xvid, you get more freedom on Mac or online.