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 El Capitan?
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
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 El Capitan?
Pavtube DVDAid 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 El Capitan in H.265, M3U8,VOB, 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.
Free Download and Install DVD Ripper for Mac OS X El Capitan
How to rip DVD to VOB for VLC on Mac OS X El Capitan
Step 1. Import DVD to the app
Run Pavtube DVDAid on your Mac, and load your DVD disc by clicking the “File” icon and this process only takes you a few seconds.
Step 2. Copy DVD main movie
Click the format bar to follow “Copy” and “Directly copy”. Directly copy allows you to copy the main movie from your DVD disc without extras. If you want your converted DVD supported by more devices, take a try with other popular video formats suitable for your device. Please kindly note that Pavtube trial version only supports 6-time directly copy.
Step 3.Start DVD to VOB conversion
Click the red button “Convert” on the main interface to start conversion from DVD to VLC on Mac OS X El Capitan. It will pop up a conversion window indicating the conversion progress from DVD to VOB.
Both of the two method can achieve the process of DVD to VLC on Mac OS X El Capitan. 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 El Capitan with VLC Alternative can reserve the original video quality. Now, you can smoothly enjoy DVD on VLC.