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If you want to rip a DVD on your Mac, i.e. copy it to the hard drive, the Handbrake app for OS X and macOS will help you - you can use it to copy films and series from the DVD to the hard drive of Mac and MacBook. Where you get the software, which settings you should make and further information you will find in this article. So you are then independent of the discs again, as you are used to from streaming services;)
On a stationary Mac, it may not bother to have the Superdrive or another external DVD drive connected. But if you are traveling with your MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and so on or want to drag films and series onto the iPad, then you need an alternative. If you can't find the film or series you want on a streaming service like Amazon Prime Video or Netflix, the only thing that helps is to rip the corresponding DVDs, i.e. to save a DVD image on the hard drive of your Mac or MacBook.
The Handbrake app and its download for OS X, macOS, Windows, Ubuntu and Co you can find here.
If you use the Handbrake app to copy DVDs or their films and series episodes to the hard drive on your Mac, then you can make some very extensive settings. These will help you to create a video file of less than 500 MB from the originally huge DVD track of several GB in size. So that neither video nor audio suffer, I have compiled the settings here that should lead to a very good result:
Note: with these settings you create a DVD rip that takes up comparatively little space on your hard drive and still shows a high quality. This transcoding of the video and audio information takes a correspondingly long time; this is not a task for in between;)
In the list with the best settings I have linked a video for you to compare different RF values with regard to video quality. There are numerous other guides (in English) from the maker of this video that you can use for the optimal DVD rip on Mac, PC and Co. You can find these tips, tricks and instructions for the Handbrake app at mattgadient.com. If you have worked your way into the program a bit and know the individual settings, then you can (relatively) quickly and easily copy films and series from a DVD to the hard drive.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.