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How to Rip and Convert DVD to AVI Videos

Part 1. Rip DVD files to AVI format in Windows (Windows 8)

Part 2. Convert DVD to AVI files on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

While converting DVD to AVI file, you may find that it's always encoded by DivX codecs. As the first technology to compress DVD into a seventh of its original size or even smaller while maintaining its high quality, the major merit of AVI format is that it supports multiple devices such as BlackBerry, Windows Media Player, Archos, iRiver, etc. If you want to watch DVD movies on these players on the go, you need to rip DVD to AVI first and then transfer the ripped videos to your portable devices.

Part 1. Rip DVD to AVI file format in Windows (Windows 8)

Aimersoft DVD Ripper is one of the most frequently used DVD ripping tool to convert DVD movies to AVI in an amazing way. Easy-to-use interface, fast ripping speed, high output video quality all make it outstanding among all the DVD rippers. What's more, you can add titles to videos, trim and crop movie, set the brightness, contrast and saturation, etc. as you like. Besides ripping DVD movies to AVI, it can also help your convert DVD to all other popular video formats like WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4, etc.

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This step by step guide uses DVD Ripper Windows (Windows 8 compatible) version screenshots. The way to rip DVD on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) is the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version according to your needs..

1 Import your DVD movies

After installation, run the program and insert the DVD disc into your computer's DVD drive. Then click Load DVD to import the DVD files. ISO and IFO files are also supported. You can then choose the subtitles and audio tracks you prefer.

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2 Edit videos (optional)

This DVD to AVI ripper comes with a built-in video editor, which allows you to customize your videos before the conversion. Click the Edit button to enter the video editing window, where you can crop videos, adjust video effects, insert subtitles and more as you like.

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3 Choose AVI as the output format and specify an output folder

Click Profile and select AVI as the output video format from the format list. You can then personalize the video parameters like resolution, bit rates, frame rates, etc. by clicking Settings if you’re not satisfied with the default settings. Meanwhile, click Browse to set a destination folder to save the ripped AVI files.

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4 Start converting DVD to AVI

When you're sure everything is OK, click the Start button to begin ripping AVI from DVD. Wait for the conversion to be done and click Find Target to get the converted AVI videos. 

Here is the video tutorial on how to convert DVD movies to AVI videos.

Download DVD to AVI Converter:

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Part 2. How to Convert DVD files to AVI format on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

If you're looking for ways to convert DVD to AVI on Mac, maybe you want to rip DVD to AVI videos so that you can play them on your devices like Blackberry, Nokia, etc.

To convert DVD to AVI on Mac, a Mac DVD to AVI Converter is a must for you. Converter programs are available via the web. DVD Ripper for Mac (Mac OS X 10.9 Maveicks included), a professional DVD to AVI converter, may be a good choice for you to rip DVD to AVI on Mac.

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Steps to convert DVD to AVI Mac

1Load DVD files to DVD Ripper for Mac

Download and install DVD to AVI Ripper for Mac. Then, just insert your favorite DVD on the DVD-ROM and load your DVD files to DVD Ripper for Mac through "Load DVD". Alternatively, you can hit "Load IFO" to import IFO files. In a minute, your DVD files will be listed at the main panel.

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2 Choose "AVI" as the output format

Select "AVI" from the "format" drop-down list. Go to "Output" to set the output directory to save the converted files. You can also adjust other settings such as video quality, audio track, bitrates, aspect ratio, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.

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3 Convert DVD to AVI on Mac

When the settings are done, click the Convert button to start to rip DVD to AVI on Mac. That's all. When the conversion finished, you can click "Open" to locate the converted AVI file on your Mac, MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, etc. If you don't want to wait around during the Mac DVD to AVI conversion, the smart program can switch off the computer automatically when the conversion is done.

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Tips: How to Convert DVD Movies to AVI for Free

For DVD fans, Handbrake is no stranger as a free DVD Ripping software. If you just rip DVDs now and then or have no special requirements like editing, adjust parameter for DVD Movies. Handbrake is quite qualified for Rip DVD to AVI as an DVD to AVI converter freeware.

However, if your DVDs are encrypted by CSS, Handbrake is willing to help but unable to do so about this. For protected DVDs, the first thing you will need to do when ripping a movie DVD to AVI is remove the copy protection. Most discs use a variant of the Content Scrambling System(CSS), but many also use other techniques. Although some DVD-ripping apps, like autoMKV, can bypass copy protection, they are not updated as frequently and aren't always successful at defeating new copy protection schemes. Your best choice , therefore, is to take use of Aimersoft DVD Ripper that are dedicated to the task.

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Aimersoft Employee
Hi, DVD Ripper can only load in DVD Folder, IFO files and ISO files. You can convert VOB to AVI with Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate.
VOB files are already on my PC; Can I convert them to AVI without using de original DVD? If so, I will certainly by your converter, users seem to be very satisfied!
Aimersoft Employee
Hi, Fabio. Aimersoft DVD Ripper has been upgraded to supports more new DVD. You can upgrade this software by click Help > Check for Updates on the top of the main windows of this program. And make sure the DVD can play well on your computer or DVD player and check to see weather the DVD drive works well. After doing that, please try again. If it still can\'t work, please feel free to contact our support team: http://support.aimersoft.com/
I bought the DVD ripper from Apple Store and cannot copy my protected DVDs
Aimersoft Employee
 To convert DV-AVI files to MP4, please turn to Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate at: http://www.aimersoft.com/video-converter-ultimate.html
Will this software also converts dv-avi files I saved to my hard drive to MP4 files that can stream through Apple TV via iTunes?
Aimersoft Employee
Hello, DVD Ripper can convert  video_ts to virtually any formats like AVI, WMV, MP4 and more. Download and have a try now!
Can you covert from the hard drive (video_ts) to avi or other formats
Hats off to Aimersoft for creating another great product! I wanted to have my wedding DVD on my mp3 player for some time because I wanted to show it to my friends at work and others and this made it possible. I bought the program and thanks for the easy instructions on this post was able to quickly convert to AVI and add my DVD to my player, thanks John!
Aimersoft Employee
Hello, Jim. Thanks for your interest in our products. This DVD Ripper supports adding and customizing watermark. To convert DVD to MP4, this DVD Ripper can also fulfil your needs. If you are looking for an all-in-one video converter, DVD ripper and DVD creator, you can turn to Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate which also supports many editing functions.
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