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Copy DVD movies to iMac for VLC/iPad playback with ease

30 Nov 15
Katrina Lucy
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If you’ve collected a pile of DVD discs, you may get stuck in playing DVDs on iMac since running the DVD-ROM can often damage your iMac and finding the DVD you want to play on iMac suddenly from a swath of DVD discs drives you crazy. In addition to simply playing your DVD movies on your iMac, you may also wanna copy them to your iMac to watch on iPad when traveling, or directly playing on VLC player, for example.

Then, how to make iMac work perfectly with DVD discs? An easy and quick solution I’ve figured out is to rip DVD disc with a piece of DVD backup software as long as it is compatible with your iMac, such as on the latest Mac OS X El Capitan. And your primary concern may be how to keep the best compromise between high visual quality and less take-up of storage. iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac for Mac can fulfill your needs and provides perfect solutions for all the Mac OS X (El Capitan) users. (Read review)

Overall, it is a professional DVD handling tool, featured with decent decrypting capability, high quality video output, considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile media players QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc. It also supports TrueHD and HDD codec, ensuring the accessibility to the audio track of your native language. Besides DVD, it can rip Blu-ray, MKV and flash video for playback on Mac OS X (El Capitan).

The equivalent Windows version is iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, which shares almost all functions with Mac version. I was doing a general search for DVD rippers for mac. I read reviews and tried a number of them in which iFastime has been the best. Now download the software on computer and follow the guide to start ripping.

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Copy DVD movies for playback on iMac on Mac OS X El Capitan

Step One: Run the program and insert the DVD disc you want to convert into your DVD-ROM; click “Load file(s)” icon to import the DVD movies. When the files are loaded, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like. DVD ISO & DVD folders are also supported here.

Step Two: Select and custom output format. Click “HD Video” > “H. 264 HD Video (*.mp4)” or “MKV HD Video(*mkv)” to get the optimized output file for DVD to VLC conversion. For iPad, you can choose the corresponding models from “iPad” as the output format to generate videos with optimized settings for your certain device.

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc.

Step Three: When everything is OK, press the big “Start conversion” button to start DVD to iMac conversion on Mac OS X (El Capitan).

Once completed, locate and find the generated .mp4 or .mkv files by clicking “Open” icon on application UI, and you are able to enjoy converted DVD movie in VLC on iPad from iMac without hassle.

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