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How to Convert DVD to MKV on Mac

What is MKV?

MKV, also known as Matroska, is an open source container format. A MKV file can hold an infinite number of video, audio, and subtitle tracks. Thanks to its added features like support for OGG audio and variable framerate video, MKV has become the standard of multimedia container formats. It is highly flexible for meeting future needs.

Why convert DVD to MKV format?

Just want to watch, edit, or share your DVD files easier and more convenient? Converting DVD to MKV then you can free your DVD files from discs so that you can do more with them!


You can store the DVDs to your computer or many other portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV, so you can enjoy DVD movies anytime and anywhere. Or if you just want a better storage and protection of those DVD files, convert them to MKV is also a good choice. By the way, if you are not Mac user, you can go to Windows version.

Detailed user guide on using this app

If you want to rip DVDs to MKV format, please download DVD Ripper for Mac trial version first, now we support free downloading for you. After downloaded the software, install and run it on your computer, and then you can follow the guides below.


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Step 1: Add files to this program

There are two ways you can add DVD files to this program. Just drag and drop DVD files or click File>Import>Load DVD…/Load DVD Files…


dvd to mkv converter for mac main interface

Step 2: Choose the output format and preset the output effect.

You should choose "MKV" as the output video format before the conversion begins. Click "output settings" icon in the main interface, and then you can choose the output format, select "Common Video" and choose "MKV". Besides, this software enables you to set the output effect, you can preset video resolution, frame rate, and bit rate for the output file.


dvd to mkv converter for mac output settings window


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Step 3: video editing

Before conversion, you can trim, crop, adjust, subtitle, and watermark the video. Just click "Video editing" icon in the main interface, you can also preview the movies here. After finished the editing, click "Done" to save it.


video editing window

Step 4: Start to convert DVD to MKV

Finally, click "Convert" button in the main interface to stert the conversion. This DVD Ripper program will give you a wonderful output effect.


Besides converting DVD to MKV format, this software also supports you to convert your DVD files to other video formats including MOV, M4A, MP4, WMV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, MPEG, etc. You can also rip your DVD audios to many formats like M4V, MP3, WAV, AAD, OGG, AIFF, WMA, FLAC, and more.



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Windows user? Please go to DVD Ripper for windows!


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