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DVD Copy Software for Mac OSX

Best DVD Copying Software for MAC OSX (Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard)

Tested by , Lead Product Reviewer for BurnWorld
Test Date (updated) : Feb 2, 2012

Ok, this is for all you Mac users that have been asking for a solid software for Mac that will Rip and Copy DVD's, we finally have some suggestions after testing about 10 or so different apps. I found the Video Converter Ultimate from Wondershare to be a great complete set of tools for everything you need to do with DVD on your Mac. The Ripper is a nice tool to have to import all your DVD movies and to be able to make a copy, while the Converter easily transfers any existing video you have to a other formats, like to your iPod. It really is the all around package to own for any video project on OS X. If you are not sure what you need please view our DVD Copying Guide for Mac users.

So to make your life easier I made this little compare chart that lists what I have found to be the best DVD copying software apps at each feature/price level. The GOOD category rated applications only perform a copying/shrinking function, while the BETTER category applications include both copying/shrinking and DVD folder burning, and finally the BEST category applications do more than just DVD copying, they also RIP, and Convert Video into other formats. So here are the best of the best at each price level.

GOOD BEST

Wondershare DVD Copy for Mac
Wondershare DVD Copy for Mac Box

Overall: (4 of 5)
Features: (4 of 5)
Ease of Use: (4 of 5)
Company Support: (5 of 5)

Wondershare DVD Copy for Mac is a professional DVD copy program designed for Mac OS users to copy D9 and D5 DVD movies (D9 to D9 and D5 to D5). It can copy your DVD with the original quality 100% preserved and at the same time remove DVD protections such as CSS, RC and RCE.

This DVD copying software provides you with four output methods. You can copy your DVD to either a new DVD disc or save as DVD folder, ISO file or DVD player media on Mac.

Buy Now ($29)
30 day money back guarantee

... And the rest of the others that we tested.

iSkysoft DVD Copy Pro for Mac - Copy D9-D9 (Dual Layer) or D9-D5 (Single Layer), or Full DVD to Hard Disc

iSkysoft DVD Copy Pro for Mac is a powerful Mac DVD copy software that can Copy D5 and D9 Movies on Mac, Specially support D9 to D5 compression burning. This Mac DVD copying software allows you to output video_ts,iso image, dvdmedia file and directly burn your DVD movies to new DVD discs with no protections.

Overall: (4 of 5)
Features: (4 of 5)
Ease of Use: (4 of 5)
Company Support: (3 of 5)

Buy Now ($39)
30 day money back guarantee


Roxio Popcorn 4

Roxio Popcorn 3 - DVD Copy MacPopcorn 4 allows you to make high quality 1:1 copies of your DVDs and movies. Compress dual layer DVD movies onto 1 disc. Take television recordings from your Mac to the portable device of your choice for on-the-go viewing or fit 4 hours of video on a single layer-DVD. Now with batch video conversion, support for a broad range of consumer devices, and exclusive support for TiVoToGo transfers, your video will go everywhere you do.

Overall: (4 of 5)
Features: (4 of 5)
Ease of Use: (4 of 5)
Company Support: (5 of 5)

Buy Now ($49)


The 2012 Official DVD Copying for Mac - Survival Guide

I know the main reason I own a Mac is for the superior advantage that OSX offers for Video compared to Windows 7. Using iMovie is a snap for editing and creating my personal movies. But it does not have one feature that most people are looking for these days and most likely why you ended up on my site, and that feature just happens to be DVD copying. Most don't understand what is available in DVD copying technology for Mac users because this type of software has only been around for about 2 years now in it's current form. That's where this guide will come in handy. To help you understand what you need to know to make personal backups and perfect copies of your DVD movie collection.

Features That You Must Find in a DVD Copy Software for Mac OS X

After testing a dozen +/- different apps there were a few things that stood out in my recommended list. These are crucial and I was surprised that not all DVD copiers had all these features. The main features are:

  • The ability to shrink a dual layer original disc to a single layer - Why is this important? Mainly because the majority of DVD movies are on dual layer discs or DVD9 discs. This is to fit all of the extras and movie trailers + the main movie onto a single disc. And since single layer DVD blanks are much cheaper than dual layer DVDs it makes sense to only copy the movie to a single layer DVD.
  • The ability to do a 1:1 copy. OK now this is the opposite of what I just talked about. Many people will still want to have an exact bit for bit copy of the original regardless if the copy will require a dual layer blank DVD.
  • The ability to copy to your Hard Disk. - This is for users that want to be able to copy a DVD and store in on a central server for Apple TV playback or to simply have a digital copy available for viewing on the go.
  • Software Updates. The better software companies always have a software update schedule to keep their software up to date to be able to copy the latest movies. If regular updates are not performed then newer movies may not be able to be copied properly.

Those are the features that I would recommend that you look for while shopping for DVD copying apps for your Mac. The recommended software we listed above all contains these so that would be a good place to start. I know many of you will have specific questions so feel free to contact us using the form below.

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