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Lately, Wondershare DVD Ripper for Mac has updated to V1.9.1.8 with more output formats available, but the price remains unchanged: $49.00.

The new output formats added this time are:
New video outputs: WMV, DV, F4V, TS
New audio outputs: WMA, Au, AIFF, FLAC, CAF, SD2

WMV and WMA are compressed video and audio file formats for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. Many users has a Mac and a PC, they need to convert DVD to WMV or WAV on Mac for playback on Mac.

Digital Video (DV) is a digital video format created by Sony, JVC, Panasonic and other video camera producers. Video in DV format is always in high definition.

F4V is Adobe’s wrapper for H.264 video, because of restrictions in the .flv format, Adobe Systems has created new file formats including F4V. FLV and F4V are the de facto standard for web video today; over 75% of broadcasters who stream video on the web use these formats.

TS is one of the HDTV (high-definition) video format, the video quality is joyful.

The Au file format is a simple audio file format introduced by Sun Microsystems. Hardware from other vendors often used sample rates as high as 8192 Hz, often integer factors of video clock signals.

AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) is one of the two most-used audio file formats used in the Apple Macintosh operating system.

Wondershare DVD Ripper for Mac can now rip DVD to more video and video formats, such as: WMV, DV, F4V, TS, MOV, MKV, FLV (online video), MOV (QuickTime), AVI (Xvid), MP4, MPG, M4V, MPEG, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, etc on Mac.

The DVD can be played on Apple TV, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano, QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, TiVo, iDVD, iTunes, YouTube, PSP GO, iPhone 3G S, PSP, PS3, PSP 2000, MP3 Player, Zune, Creative Zen, Cell Phone, PDA, Archos, iRiver, BlackBerry, etc.

System Requirements:

1. MAC OS X 10.4 or above operating system (include Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X v10.5.7 Leopard, Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and PC with Mac OS X).

2. 1G Hz or above Intel processor or Power PC.

3. 512M or above RAM.

More info about this Mac DVD Ripper.
How to extract audio from DVD movie to iPod Talking Shuffle on Mac OS X.
How to Rip DVD and Convert WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV video to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X.
How to Import DVD into Apple iMovie on Mac OS for Editing.


quicktime-converter-for-macWhat is QuickTime

QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, media clips, sound, text, animation, music, and interactive panoramic images. It is available for Mac OS (Mac OS 9, 8, 7, etc.), Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
With the unprecedented development of video technique, we are enjoying watching DVD movie and all sorts of videos like WMV, MKV, FLV, MOV, YouTube HD, etc with this high quality QuickTime player.
The video quality on QuickTime is excellent and what you have to do to watch video on QuickTime videos is just download and install QuickTime Player, which is free.

QuickTime file format MOV

The QuickTime (.mov) file format functions as a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles). Other file formats that QuickTime supports natively (to varying degrees) include AIFF, WAV, DV, MP3, and MPEG-1.

How to convert WMV, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc video to play on QuickTime for Mac

To convert WMV, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc to QuickTime (.mov) on Mac, please refer to this QuickTime Converter for Mac guide.

This Mac QuickTime Converter can be also regarded as the best Video Converter for Mac, MKV converter for Mac, AVI Converter for Mac, MOV Converter for Mac and so on, for it can convert all most all the video formats, such as convert FLV, MKV, AVI (DivX, XviD, etc.), MPEG (MPEG1, MPEG2, VCD, SVCD), MP4 (Mac Video to iPod, Mac Video to PSP, Video to MPEG4, H.263), 3GPP, 3GPP2, MOV, IFO, VOB, DAT, ASF to AVI (DivX, XviD, etc.), MP4 (Sony PSP, Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc), 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, 3GPP2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), MPG, MKV on Mac OS.

How to rip DVD to QuickTime (.mov) to play DVD on QuickTime

As we all know, all the commercial DVD movie are copyrighted, then if we need to watch DVD with QuickTime player on Mac. With this DVD to QuickTime Ripper for Mac, you can rip DVD to QuickTime (.mov) on Mac.

This all-in-one DVD Ripper for Mac also helps rip your DVD to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Zune, PDA/Pocket PC (including BlackBerry), Creative Zen, Archos, Epson media players, any cellphone, etc on Mac.

Related articles:
How to convert MOV on Mac and rip DVD to MOV for MAC OS.
How to make a camcorder video using iMovie on Mac OS.
How to import DVD to iMovie on Mac OS.

One of the benefits about digital video is that the videos can be shared with family and friends. iMovie is created for this purpose, just several steps, you can create your own videos and publish them on web, like YouTube, or enjoy them on iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. However, the formats which iMovie supported are very limited: 3GP,MOV and MP4. If you want to import DVD to iMovie, you need to convert DVD to iMovie compatible video first.

A DVD Ripper for Mac offers you easy way to convert DVD to MP4, DVD to AVI, DVD to 3GP etc. And also, Mac DVD ripper can rip protected DVD as well. Below step-by-step tutorial will tell you how to import DVD movie into Apple iMovie.

Step1. Import DVD Movie
Click “Load DVD” button, or “Load IFO” button to browse your computer, find the DVD folder or the VIDEO_TS folder you want to convert from your hard disc or DVD-ROM and click OK.

Choose to rip and convert DVD one or several chapters at will by ticking the check boxes before them.

Step2. Convert DVD to iMovie Video
This Mac DVD ripper allows you to select output format in the drop-down list. Just choose iMovie compatible format (.MP4 and .MOV are recommended).
After all settings done, click “START” button to start converting your DVD.

Merge into one file: If you want to join the selected titles or chapters into one file, check “merge into one file” option. Set an output directory to save the output files.

Step3. Put converted DVD into iMovie for Editing
Open iMovie and choose “File->Import Movies” to import the converted Mp4 video or drag the file into iMovie directly. And then you can edit the movie according to your needs. As shown in the picture below:

Related Links:

Convert DVD to iMovie Video Tutorial;

Things You Can Do with Your DVD on Mac

How to Capture Video from Digital Camera Using iMovie

From: Put DVD into Apple iMovie

To be continued…
This just is a slice of multimedia editing with mac computer, other parts will come soon.

As we know, iPod, the most popular portable player all over the world, is mostly limited by iTunes store.
It makes you crazy that you have to buy DVD movies you already have on iTunes Store or have no way to watch your favorite videos on iPod, isn’t it?

It’s time to get your iPod free now. 

Apple doesn’t prevent us from putting properly formatted movies on the perfect device. So, if we could convert DVD movies or digital videos to iPod compatible, we can enjoy them on iPod unlimitedly. The following two parts will tell you how to finish the conversion work easily.

1. Convert DVD movies to iPod

Install and launch a iPod DVD Converter. You can load DVD files by clicking the “load DVD folders” button. 

After your DVD movie is loaded, select right output format from the drop-down presetting list according to your iPod.

Click the Start button to convert DVD movies to iPod compatible format, then you can upload converted DVD movies to iPod(nano/touch/classic/video) or iPhone.

2.Convert Videos to iPod

Install and launch a iPod Video Converter

Click the Add button, and the program will let you browse your computer hard drive. Select the video files you want to convert and click OK.

Select output format from the drop-down presetting list, which are similar with you do in ripping DVD to iPod.

Click the Start button and wait for the conversion to be finished.

Now, you can kick iTunes store out of the planet. 😀

Additional Tips:

1. With the recommended DVD to iPod Ripper, 3 types DVD files can be imported: 
(1). regular DVD movie discs; 
(2). A DVD folder, it appears like “Video_ts” “audio_ts” folders. 
(3). A DVD ISO image, you can mount the iso file in your virtual DVD emulator, say Daemon Tools, and then load the DVD movie.

2. After DVD movie is imported, you can see all the chapters and titles in it, and then you can check the ones you want to convert. 

3. You can check the “Merger into one file” option to join all the selected chapters or video clips into one file instead of creating a separated file for each chapter or video clip.

4. Clicking the Settings button, you can customize output video and audio parameters. (advanced user)

5. If you want to edit your movie, such as trimming time length, cropping screen, adding effect, you can refer to another guide.

Want to play your DVD movies on iPod(Touch/Classic/Nano), iPhone, PSP and a lot more mobile devices? With a Mac DVD Ripper, you can get the job done easily.
Just 3 simple steps as follows.

Step 1: Load DVD Files
Launch the Mac DVD Ripper and Improt DVD files by clicking the Load DVD button, as shown in the figure below.

Step 2: Output Settings
Choose output format you need from output presetting list, or customize video specs by clicking Settings.

Step 3: Finish The Job
Clicking the Start button.
The Mac DVD Ripper can finish the conversion automatically. And all you need to do is wait for enjoying the fruits.

Addtional Tips:
1.Three type files can be loaded into the DVD Ripper for Mac: entire DVD(VIDEO_TS) folder, DVD Info(.IFO) Files, DVD Disc.
2.You can check the “Merger into one file” option to join all the selected DVD titles/chapters into one file instead of creating a separated file for each title/chapter.
3.In Video Specs Settings, you can customize video specs, including simple rate, bit rate, frame rate(Higher rate = higher quality = larger file size).
4.The Mac DVD Ripper still supports video editing, such as trimming video time length, cropping screen, changing video effect etc. You can turn to its official website for more details.
5.If you want a totally free DVD Ripper, rip DVD using handbrake.

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