How to Import DVD to iTunes on Mac OS X or Windows
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- In this how-to guide, you'll find out how easily to put DVD onto iTunes on Mac, and it will be much easier than you may have imagined. To install the program, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-click it, and copy the program to your Applications folder.
You might have paid a good amount of money for your DVD collections and they can get be quite bulky. Now, you would like to be able to watch them on an Apple mobile device, like an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or your media player such as PSP, Xbox 360, Zune etc.. For one reason, these portable devices let you enjoy them anywhere and anytime. For another reason, this way can get you free from the restriction of buying videos through the iTunes store. The best way to do so is to first convert DVD to iTunes file, which is the main conduit for transferring data from your computer to Apple iOS devices. Apple does not create software to allow you to copy DVD into iTunes directly , but DVD Ripper for Mac will do the job. It is a professional DVD Ripper program that enables you to backup DVD to iTunes on Mac without quality loss. If you are using Windows OS and want to rip DVD to iTunes, you can refer to DVD Ripper for Windows.
Step 1: Import DVD disc
Click "load DVD" icon on the main menu to open DVD, or directly drag-and-drop DVD files to the board of this DVD to iTunes converter for Mac. In this step, you are provided with two optional DVD input modes: Movie Mode and Episode Mode. If you choose the Movie Mode, the program would automatically select the longest chapter in your DVD disc, often the main movie. If you choose the Episode Mode, then you can choose and decide which chapter to import.
Step 2: Choose "MOV" or "MP4" as Output Profile
iTunes supports importing the following file formats: QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4, so to copy DVD to iTunes, you can choose the output format as M4V, MP4 or MOV. Here takes MOV for example.
Click on the device icon at the right side of video processing list, and then it will switch to the following output file format choosing panel. Just select "MOV" formats.
You may directly choose the ready presets for many of devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, Zune, Nintendo, Android phones (HTC, Blackberry, Sony, Nokia and other brands), this Mac DVD to iTunes app will automatically simplify the process of choose the output settings.
You can also click "Add Profile" button to manually tweak an array of output settings.
Edit DVD movies (optional)
The Mac DVD to iTunes converter also features easy home video editing features: split the DVD into chapters, crop the video frame and change its aspect ratio appearance, rotate the videos to your desired angle, change Brightness, Contrast and Saturation and much more. Get more detailed with DVD Ripper for Mac Guide.
Step 3: Begin converting DVD to iTunes formats (.MOV or .MP4) on Mac
Click the "Start" button at the bottom-right of the screen to begin the conversion process. A progress bar will display how far along you are in the process, and when the conversion is complete you will see the succeeded status displayed. Typical ripping time may be around a few minutes, but will vary depending on your hardware and size of the disc.
In this step, you can set after-done operations: automatically open the output folder or shut down computer.
Step 4: Add ripped DVD movies to iTunes
All that remains is to start iTunes. Choose File -> Import iTunes to upload the files into the iTunes window, or directly drag the files into. iTunes will automatically add it to your library and depending on your settings (in iTunes).
You can access the file by going to the 'Movies' sidebar of your iTunes window. From here you can double click on the movie and watch it whenever you want – alleviating the need to carry around your collection!
Now you are ready to sync MP4 file onto your favorite iOS device or media player.
BTW, this DVD to iTunes converter works well on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.7, 10.5.8, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
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- I read about this app in Mac Life magazine and purchased on their recommendation. I went to the sight and downloaded the encryption key and was ripping movies in under a minute after purchasing this app. It tooks me just under 40 minutes to load a 2 hour movie, and had it tranferred to my iPad a few short minutes later.. Extremely easy to use and does exactly what it says in the description. - Glen Cavalieri