Many people like enjoy movies at home and they have piles of DVDs. So do I. I like watch lastest movie on my new Mac and it is wonderful. However, I always break and lose my DVDs and I was really sad because they cost most of my money. Luckily, I find a way to store my DVD movies on my Mac computer and evern put it on my iPad/iPhone/iPod because I use a DVD Ripper for Mac and it can rip DVDs to so many video formats, such as AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, DivX, XviD, MPEG-1/2, 3GP, 3G2, VOB and so on. To do this you must have a nice dvd ripper for Mac. So I find Mac DVD Ripper: http://www.macdvdripper.net/ OK, let’s do it. Step 1. Download and install DVD Ripper for Mac. Step 2. Load you DVD. Click the “Load DVD” button, find the DVD folder of the movie you want to add from your DVD-ROM, and Click “Open”. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7156348044_91ec9cd2e1.jpg Tick the check boxes before the titles and chapters that you want to rip. Step 3. Chose output profile and settings. Selecting output format is really easy, you can chose your output format according to your devices players and the default setting works great. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/7156376424_a44c269ee9.jpg For a veteran of digital player, you could customize your own settings by clicking “Settings” button to chose your own video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, encoder, etc. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7234/7156380334_6a6814609c.jpg Tips: Sample rate (Hz) = any value up to 48000 (higher value = better sound quality = bigger file) Bitrate (kbps) = any value up to 160 (higher value = better sound quality = bigger file) After setting your own output and settings you can click “Convert” button to start your conversion. (The time of the conversion depends on your DVD and the settings you chose.) Do a few more clicks to make your movie more enjoyable. 1. Trim If you want to rip only a part of the DVD movie, please click “Trim” button and drag the “Start trim slider” to set the start time and “End trim slider” to set the end time. You can also do that by clicking the “Start trim button” and “End trim button”. The third way you do that is set the exact Start/End time at the right of the pop-up window and click “OK”. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7091/7156388980_054a5c2e0e.jpg 2. Crop If you want to remove the black edges or you want to rip a certain area of your video, please click the “Crop” button. You can do this either by drag the frame around the movie or set the crop value: “Top, Left, Bottom, Right”. Another way to do that is choose mode from “Crop Mode”. DVD Ripper for Mac also allows you to choose the output aspect ratio above the crop pane, “Keep Original, full screen, 16:9 and 4:3” are available. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7156384212_358e2f2726.jpg 3. Effect If you want to adjust the effect of your movie, please click the “Effect” button and a pop-up effect window will appear. It allows you to edit your movie’s effect including “Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation and Volume”. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7103/7156370788_f664c8d4e2.jpg 4. Merge into one file/audio track/subtitles If you would like to put several titles and chapters into one output file, please tick the check box of the “Merge into one file”. You can choose audio track and subtitles you like according to what you prefer and the DVD supports. Follow what I said above I hope you could enjoy your DVD movies on your Mac and also on your iPod and other portable players.