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Alternatives to WinxDVD for Mac

Without any doubt, WinxDVD for Mac is standout in all kinds of DVD ripping software on the market today. If you have already used WinxDVD for Mac and found that it did not suit you. Maybe, for one thing, software stability, ripping speed and the quality of output video are taken into account. For another convenience. So, you may ask, is there any reasonable alternatives for Mac. The answer is yes! In the following article, we have picked five of the highly recommended DVD Ripper software, which can be served as the best alternatives to WinxDVD for Mac.

"I've been using WinxDVD Mac for a while but not completely satisfied and looking for other alternatives. I tried Handbrake but could not use because DVDs were encrypted or Handbrake did not recognize the format. I tried DVDs that I own (i.e. seasons of Psych TV Show) and quality of the mp4 files were not good using WinxDVD. Also, sometimes WinxDVD will just stop during a conversion or after completed when I try to play the mp4 file, the file will not play. I'm very new to this - any help would be most appreciated!"

Five Best Alternatives to WinxDVD for Mac

No. 1: Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

If you are looking for a way to losslessly backup DVD into digital file format, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac (Support macOS High Sierra) is absolutely your first choice. The program allows you to make Multi-track MKV output from original Blu-ray or DVD disc with all the subtitle languages, audo tracks and chapter information well reserved. Apart from that, other popular multi-track formats such as MP4, MOV for viewing on HD media players with multiple audio tracks and channels are provided.

Other Reasons to Choose Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac:

> Bypass all the latest copy protection

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac has upgraded with support for MKB61, gives you the chance to break all the latest protection from DVD and Blu-ray disc movies.

> Versatile copy options

– 1:1 full disc copy of Blu-ray/DVD movies with all the subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information well preserved
– Main movie copy of Blu-ray/DVD disc without unwanted extras 
– Convert Blu-ray to various different video formats or audio formats (H.265/HEVC, Prores are also supported) 
– Output iPhone/iPad, Android phone/tablet, windows phone/tablet, game consoles or vidoe editing program preset profile formats with all the optimized settings

> Customization function

With Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac, you can trim or cut the video to remove unwanted parts or segments from a video, split large video into small ones by file size, count or length, join or merge separte video clips into one, add video/image/transparent watermark to video or apply special rendering effects to video, etc.

>> More: Best DVD Rippers Review: ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper

No. 2: Pavtube BDMagic for Mac

As a combo application of Blu-ray ripper and DVD Ripper, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (Review) is the perfect choice for both Blu-ray and DVD movie lovers. You can use the program to make common 2D Blu-ray and DVD movie copy and backup, but also create SBS/TAB/Anaglyph 3D video from 3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray/DVD for viewing on 3D TV, 3D projectors or VR Headsets like Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, Zeiss VR One, etc.

Other Reasons to Choose Pavtube BDMagic for Mac:

> 1:1 full disc copy of Blu-ray/DVD with original file structure 

> Main movie copy of Blu-ray/DVD without unwanted ads, comments, etc. 

> Rip Blu-ray/DVD to all popular digital file formats such as MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, H.264, H.265

> Adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels.

> Beneficial video editing options including trimming, merging, cropping, splitting, watermark, etc.

No. 3: Pavtube DVDAid for Mac

Pavtube DVDAid for Mac (Support macOS High Sierra) is a intimate friend of DVD disc lovers. You can either rip/convert commercial DVD into various different file formats or device preset profile formats for viewing on computer, smartphones, tablets, TVs, game consoles, or make a full disc copy with all orginal DVD information or main movie copy of DVD without any extras for storing on your local drive.

Other Reasons to Choose Pavtube DVDAid for Mac:

> You can convert DVD with desired desired subtitle languages and audio tracks. The forced subtitle feature enables you to get translations for alien languages, you can also download and add your favorite external subtitles during DVD ripping process.

> Friendly customize DVD movie features: You can customize profile parameters at will, in addition, watch DVD movies when you are waiting for the conversion result.

> For Windows users, they can download Pavtube DVDAid to copy/backup/convert DVD on Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10.

>> More: Comparison of Pavtube DVDAid and Winx DVD Ripper

No. 4: HandBrake for Mac

Seriously, HandBrake for Mac is probably the most well-received free DVD ripping software for Mac and the first option to come to mind of people. Through many revisions from 2013, HandBrake Mac now supports ripping DVD disc/ISO image/VIDEO-TS folder to MP4 and MKV formats, encoded in H.264, H.265, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2. You can fine-tune a movie or hardcode in subs with Handbrake, too. Also, it is able to rip DVD encrypted with CSS or locked by Region Code on condition that you install libdvdcss on Mac. But it still cannot cope with the newly released DVDs and manifest in no title found error.

More about Handbrake for Mac:

> Chapter selection

> Basic subtitle support

> Integrated bitrate calculator

> Picture cropping and scaling

> Grayscale encoding

>> More: Free Convert DVD to MP4 with Handbrake and Free DVDAid

No. 5: MacTheRipper

MacTheRipper is a Mac OS X application that enables users to create a playable copy of the contents of a video DVD by defeating the Content Scramble System. During the DVD ripping process, it may optionally modify or disable the DVD region code or the User operation prohibition features of the copied data. But MacTheRipper is unstable and it may shut down when your rip a DVD. And this free DVD ripping tool is not compatible with the newest Mac OS X. Mac users who have upgraded to macOS High Sierra have to either pay to get MacTheRipper 4 or find other workarounds.

What should be highlighted is that this free Mac DVD ripper only rips DVD to your computer hard drive in VOB format. However, If you want to get video files in MP4, AVI, FLV, MOV, WMV, etc. formats, MacTheRipper will let you down.

>> More: Comparison of MacTheRipper with Pavtube BDMagic for Mac


From above information, we can see that Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac can be the best alternative to WinxDVD for Mac, it assists you to get full control of your Blu-ray/DVD disc movies by ripping and converting them to various different file formats and device preset profile formats for viewing whenever and wherever as you like. The biggest merits of this program is that you can losslessly backup or copy Blu-ray or DVD disc into MKV format with all your wanted subtitle languages and audio tracks such as 5.1 and 7.1 surround audio for viewing on compatible media players with best video and audio quality.

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