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Download Video Using Vlc Mac

Jun 15, 2020. If you don't mind standing by while the video plays, you can record it using QuickTime's screen-recording tools. If you're in a hurry and don't mind downloading a third-party app, you can download videos using VLC Media Player and ClipGrab, both of which are free.

Part 1: How to Use Videolan VLC to Rip DVD Movie on macOS

Although VLC is more famous for playing DVDs and videos, but the version after 0.9.6 can rip movie from DVD on Mac and PC as well. Before following the guide below on how to rip DVD on Mac with VLC, go to VLC official site and free download VLC for Mac latest version and get it installed. It runs on 64-bit Mac running on OS X 10.6 or later. 49.6 MB is required to store the DMG file of VLC 3.0.11. Here we take converting DVD to MP4 on Mac with VLC as an example.

For Beginners:

Step 1: Insert the DVD you want to rip onto your Mac and launch VLC media player, click on 'File' at the top left corner of the main window, then choose 'Open Disc...' button.


Step 2: Hit 'Open VIDEO_TS / BDMV folder' tab to load the movie file after the Open Source appears.

* ISO Image or VIDEO_TS folder is also supported by VLC as the input format for further movie ripping.
* If you don't want any DVD menus, just disable disc menus box to skip them.
* To rip a commercial DVD on Mac OS, please make sure to set VLC to skip the DVD title, or else, it'll just keep recording the menu video over and over again, or turn to professional DVD decoder that can tackle the copy protected DVDs.

Step 3: Check the 'Streaming/Saving' box to enable the Setting option.

Step 4: Click 'Save as File' > hit 'Browse' button to choose destination folder.

Step 5: Tap 'OK' to start ripping DVD with Mac VLC player. After a few minutes, you can get the converted file and play on your mobile devices.

Tips: After the DVD ripping on Mac with VLC, you can copy the movie file to iPhone iPad Android mobile phones tablets with iTunes or its alternative like
MacX MediaTrans for much convenient watching. You are also allowed to backup iPhone file to Mac to expand storage without removing data if your device has no enough free space for the DVD movies.

See also: How to rip DVD with Handbrake

Common problems with ripping DVD on Mac using VLC


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1. VLC player crashes when ripping dvd.
2. VLC pops up error message 'Your input can't be opened'.
3. VLC has stopped working during DVD copy process on Mac.
4. It's too long for VLC to rip a full length DVD.
5. VLC rips DVD with no sound.
6. VLC cannot cope with copy protected DVDs and it's advised to remove DVD copy protection beforehand.
7. VLC eats up your CPU usage up to 96% or even higher. That would retard your DVD ripping speed, as well as increase burden on other tasks running on your desktop. That's not the end. It would also ruin your CPU processor since the CPU temperature has been driven to 75C or even higher.

For Advanced Users:
For mid-pro or expert users, you might need more settings to reach your specific goals. Fortunately, VLC does possess some sophisticated settings for you to customize your DVD conversion quality, speed, size, etc. Go ahead if needed.

1. Adjust VLC Preferences Settings.

1.1. Video Deinterlace: the default setting of 'Video Deinterlace' is off. If you wanna your output DVD file with progressive scanning, tap 'Preference' > access to 'Video' > manually change Deinterlace into 'On'. Plus, it also offers you with deinterlace mode e.g., Discard, Blend, Mean, Linear, Film NTSC(IVTC), etc.

1.2. Hardware Acceleration: It's officially claimed that VLC supports hardware decoding with 'Video Decode Acceleration Framework (VDA)'. However, its default setting is 'Automatic', which actually doesn't go into action in real DVD ripping. Though the positive influence of hardware decoding is quite limited, it would be a little bit better to quicken your DVD conversion speed. After all, something is better than nothing. Hence, you're suggested to set up HW Accel. to VDA.

2. Edit Selected Profile.

2.1. Encapsulation: normally, MP4 might be your primary choice due to its wider compatibility. Yet, there are still other great video formats available if you know one or two about them. AVI wins a wide wave of popularity because of its high quality and multiple subtitles/audio tracks supported. OGG dwarfs others with high compression efficiency. MPEG 1 overshadows others thanks to its remarkably high quality. Hence, if you wanna keep as high quality as possible, AVI and MPEG 1 are worth your consideration (VLC can support them for playback on macOS). In case output video uploading is the target, OGG sounds great.

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2.2. Video Codec:
Video: H264 is at the top of your priority list. The supported video codec list is not ended here, AVI, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, MPEG-TS, OGG, QuickTime also included.
Bit rate: it enables you to choose bit rate from 16kbps to 3072kbps. You can freely adjust it at your disposal.