Rip and Backup DVD Collection to My iTunes Library

As a DVD collector, you can certainly watch your DVDs in the usual way, with a DVD player. But for Apple users, wouldn't it be bad to rip and backup your DVD collection to iTunes library, so that you can sync them to your Apple devices and watch them anywhere?

All iOS devices like iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPod Touch 6, Apple TV 4 are using iTunes to manage the digital video files. That is to say, if you want to watch movies on your Apple devices, you have to sync videos to your iTunes library firstly. However, what should be mentioned is iTunes library only recognize video files in MP4, MOV, M4V formats, and it can not rip DVD due to the copy protection. So if you want to enjoy DVD videos on Apple device, you have to firstly rip DVD to compatible formats for iTunes library. Some of you may have not figured out a proper way to rip and backup DVD collection to iTunes library, so this article will show you the right solution.

The current software options for ripping a DVD are virtually endless. From free to costly, easy to complicated, the right ripping tool is completely subjective to the end-user. Here I will introduce you two DVD rippers.

1. HandBrake: This free app lets you convert DVD to other mainstream formats, like MP4, MKV, which you can add to iTunes library. It has immense power for offering all sorts of options for ripping, managing audio tracks, displaying subtitles and more. You can also use it to convert videos from most formats to iTunes-compatible files. However, it can not rip blu-ray and commercial DVD.

2. Pavtube BDMagic: If you are looking for ease of use, then don’t mind spending a little money to buy it. As it can convert DVD, 2D/3D Blu-ray and ISO image files to iTunes library compatible video formats for playing on Apple devices with easy operation. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. Now download it and follow the easy steps here to rip and backup DVD collection to iTunes library. (review

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Steps to rip and backup DVD collection to iTunes library

Step 1. Load DVD discs

Connect the external DVD drive, place DVD disc in DVD drive. When the Welcome page pops up, Click "Try" to continue. In the Main interface, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load DVD movies. Here you can also import blu-ray, ISO files and IFO files to convert.

Tips: You can choose preferred subtitle and audio by scrolling down the "Subtitles" and "Audio" option. And "Forced subtitles" will help you get translations only alien languages are displaying.

Step 2: Set output format

Click the drop down box of "Format" to select iTunes highly compatible format like MP4 from "Common Video", HD MP4 from "HD Video".

Tips: If you want to add the DVD movie to iTunes for play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc., you can also directly select iPhone, iPad, iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your Devices. What is more, you can go to "Settings" page to adjust parameters of your output profile including Video&Audio bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

Step 3: Start to convert

When you have done everything, click "Convert" button to rip DVD movies to iTunes formats. Once the conversion completes, you can get the ripped DVD movies file under "Open" panel. Now, it is much easy for you to load the local ripped DVD movies into iTunes library and sync the movies from iTunes library to your Apple devices.

Mac version is here. Now, this program has upgraded to support Mac OS X El Capitan.

Moreover, now you can get the app at a big discount in Pavtube Thanksgiving Coupon.

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