MacX DVD Ripper Pro

MacX DVD Ripper Pro 4.5

This application is designed to help you rip DVD content to your Mac system.
4.2  (5 votes)
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This application is designed to help you rip DVD content to your Mac system. You can think about this program as a convenient backup solution for your personal DVD collection. The list of supported video and audio formats is very extensive, so that you can convert your DVDs directly into the file formats supported by your media player or portable device.

The program comes with an appealing and modern interface, which is, at the same time, intuitive and easy to use. It allows you to rip files from media DVD discs, DVD folders, or from already-saved ISO files. Yet, this is the only image format supported for clone DVDs. I tried to load files with .bin and .cue extensions, but did not succeed. On the other hand, if you want to make backup copies of your DVDs, you can save them as popular ISO images too, or directly as MKV files.

Since it is designed for processing DVDs with media content only, the ripping procedure comes along with comprehensive conversion features. Thus, you have the ability to turn a favorite movie into a video file in another format, compatible with your default computer media player or portable Apple device, for instance. Before enabling the conversion, you may apply some basic editing tasks, such as trimming a large video into smaller clips, cropping the image to specific frame sizes, and rotating the displayed image to best fit your visual needs. In addition, you can take accurate snapshots from a playing movie, as well as add external subtitles. What's great about this program is that any modification brought to the original video is displayed in real time, so that you can view the changes on the spot and decide whether to apply them for good or to add further customization.

To sum up, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is a handy and stable ripping and conversion Mac application. Once the DVD discs had been read, the backing up, conversion, and editing functions ran well, without errors. Since DVD discs may deteriorate in time, I consider this program a backup solution to save the content of your precious DVDs. It is good to have such a tool at hand, although I wouldn't endorse removing security protection from DVDs.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Easy-to-use and stable app
  • Smooth ripping and conversion processes
  • Output formats structured by device name
  • Ability to add subtitles to a movie
  • Can back up to ISO and MKV
  • Supports trimming video and cropping image

Cons

  • Can't add watermarks
  • Rather pricey
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