This step-by-step guide will show you how to use Aimersoft DVD Ripper 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 to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, 3GP, FLV, M4V, MP3, AAC, APE on Mac OS X
2. How to edit, crop, trim, join DVD clips on Mac OS X
What you need is Aimersoft DVD Converter Suite for Mac or Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac; you can free download Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac from here.
Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac key features: Supported Video formats: DVD, IFO, VOB, MP4, MPEG, AVI, M4V, MOV, 3GP, MPG, FLV, etc. Support Audio formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, OGG, APE, etc. Support Devices: iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Zune, PSP, PS3, Cell Phone, Creative Zen, iRiver, PMP, Archos, Sony, MP4 player and MP3 player
Part1. How to rip DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, 3GP, FLV, M4V on Mac OS X?
Step1. Download and install Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac. Insert your DVD disc into DVD drive, then run the software, click “Load DVD” button to import the DVD file. You can also load DVD folders from your hard drive by clicking “Load IFO”, DVD folders files name appear like “Video_TS” Tips: This software supports converting by selecting chapters or customizes conversion time. If you just want certain part of the DVD movie, you can check the chapters you want or trim the movie.
Step2. This software can convert DVD to various video formats such as MP4, MPEG, AVI, M4V, MOV, 3GP, MPG, FLV, etc. Click the “Profile” drop down list to select a format you want. Tips: If you don’t know much about video formats, you can select a format according to the name of your portable player. For example, you can select “iPod Touch MPEG-4 (*.mp4)” when you want to rip DVD movie for iPod Touch, and the default setting works great. This software also includes the DVD Audio Ripper function, so you can extract audio from DVD movie to MP3 or AAC for web using or other portable player.
If you want to customize the output video quality, you can click the “Settings” button next to the format field to open the Settings window and set video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, encoder, etc. See the figure below:
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. After the above steps, click “Start” to start conversion. When the conversion finished, you can click “Open” to locate the file in your hard drive.
Part2. How to edit (trim, crop, join) DVD movie on Mac OS X
If you want to capture certain part of the DVD movie, you can click “Trim” to customize the conversion time, there will be a timeline below the preview window, you can drag the little triangle icon to set the conversion start time and end time.
If you want to cut the black edges of the DVD movie, you can click the “Crop” button, and then you will see a pop up windows (See the figure below). There is a frame in dashed line around the movie video; you can drag it to cut the black edges. More over, you can specify an area by setting the crop values. You can select an output aspect ratio and the available options are: Keep Original, full screen, 16:9 and 4:3.
If you want to join several DVD chapters into one file, on the main interface, there is a check box “Merge into one file”, select it, then you will only get one output file instead of several files by chapters.
You can click the “Effect” button and customize the brightness, saturation, contrast, volume, etc (See the figure below). You can even apply special effects such as “Emboss”, “Negative”, “Old film” and “Gray” by selecting an effect from drop-down list.