If you’ve been scouring the app marketplace for the best way to rip DVDs, homemade and commercially made, then MacX DVD Ripper Pro should be the first place you go to get the quality copies you deserve.
MacXDVD Ripper Pro takes as input almost all types of DVDs and converts them into various video formats that are viewable on iPhones, iPads and even Androids and works its magic to find the fastest way to copy its contents and save them for easy viewing on your Mac. The magic behind MacXDVD Ripper Pro is the 3-Level GPU hardware technology it leverages to read, convert and create the final content, maintaining the high level of quality found in the original file.
The biggest advantages that MacXDVD Ripper Pro offers that make it stand out amongst the rest are:
- DVD Support – MacXDVD Ripper Pro offers the widest support, so you can save just about any type of DVD you can get your hands on – like recently released movies on DVD, homemade DVDs, 99-title DVDs, DVDs of TV series, exercise DVDs and even damaged DVDs.
- Speed – MacXDVD Ripper Pro has the fastest ripping speed, so you don’t have to wait long to save copies of your DVDs. It takes just 5 minutes at most – not many apps can beat that. Many other apps can take over 1.5 hours to extract and then save content. Handbrake, another well known ripper app, uses 130 FPS, while MacXDVD Ripper Pro uses 320 FPS.
- Quality Output – Saved copies look like the original, so you can enjoy the same level of quality, as if you were watching from the original media.
To get into some more detail of why MacXDVD Ripper Pro is so fast, we’ll have to dig a bit deeper in the technology that provides the foundation to this app. MacXDVD Ripper Pro takes full advantage of batch conversions, hyper-threading and makes full use of the Macs multi-core CPU and, as mentioned above, 3-Level GPU hardware acceleration technology.
As the best HandBrake alternative, another feature that makes MacXDVD Ripper Pro surpass Handbrake is the number of video formats it supports. While Handbrake only supports about two: MP4 and MKV, Ripper Pro supports a boatload more: MP4, MKV, M4V, H.264, MOV, M4V, HEVC, QT, AVI, MPEG and FLV. It also supports two audio file types: MP3, AAC, AC3.
What’s even better is that the video files created by MacXDVD Ripper Pro can then be viewed on your Mac, your iPhone, including iPhone X and 8, iPad, iPod and Apple TV. You can even watch these files on Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Google Mobile, Microsoft and Sony smart phones and tablets running Android.
Before you are ready to rip DVD on Mac, you can make all sorts of adjustments to the video capture and final format through a wide selection of parameters. People who have done this before know what I mean. If this is new to you, trust the developers of the app, as they have provided a complete set of instructions on how to use the app and what each feature and function means.
There was not much left missing in this app that I could see. I found it extremely easy to use and loved all of the options that were available. I would say that the options and parameters can get overwhelming, so some online chat help would be nice to serve as a guide as you work your way through the app.
I think some experimentation and trial and error will get you to where you want to go – having video files you can view when you want, where you want, on whatever device you want.
Rating: 8/ 10