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How to Rip and Convert DVD to iTunes on Windows/Mac

Part 1. Rip DVD to iTunes Supported Format with ease

Part 2. Rip non-protected DVD to iTunes for free with VLC media player

Maybe you want to rip DVD to iTunes (iTunes 11) compatible videos so you can transfer them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. and play them on the go. But, as we all know, iTunes doesn't support DVD format. Then how do you copy DVD to iTunes library for smooth playback? Actually what you need is only a professional DVD ripper that can help you convert DVD movies to iTunes supported video formats fast with good video quality.

Aimersoft DVD Ripper is an ideal tool to help you import DVD to iTunes compatible video formats with high quality. Besides, you can crop the black bars, add special video effects, split or merge videos, etc. as you like with the built-in editor. Just get it and rip videos from DVD disc to iTunes supported videos for playback on your iPhone 5, New iPad, iPod touch, etc. in just a few mouse clicks! The equivalent Mac version is Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac. Download the program right now and follow the steps below to get your work done.

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 Part 1. How to convert DVD to iTunes highly compatible video formats

Note: For Windows (including Windows 8) users, just follow the detailed guide to complete your conversion. The way to add DVD movies to iTunes on Mac (including Mountain Lion and Mavericks) is the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.

1Add DVD movies to the program

Install and launch the program, then click Load DVD to import the DVD movies that you want to import to iTunes library. After the files are loaded, you can preview them on the right and take snapshots of any movie scenes. And you can also click the Edit or Trim button to personalize the movie with provided editing functions like Crop, Trim, Rotate, Add Watermarks, Apply Video Effects, etc.

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Tips: Since a DVD usually contains many chapters and sometimes you just need a certain chapters, you can tick the box to choose the chapters you want to convert.

2Select the output format

As we know, iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats. So here you can click Profile and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format. If you want to import the DVD movie to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc., you can also directly select iPhone, iPad or iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your iDevices. Meanwhile, you can click Output to set a folder to save the ripped videos.

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Tips: The output video ripped from the DVD may be quite large. To reduce the output file size, you can either trim the video to get the exact part you want or click Settings to set the video parameters like bit rate, resolution, frame rate, etc. lower. Just note that the output video quality will also reduced if you lower the settings.

3 Start converting DVD movies to iTunes

After the above steps, just click "Start" to start conversion. The converting speed depends on the file size of DVD movies. When the conversion completes, click Find Target to get the videos and sync them to iTunes by clicking File > Add Files in iTunes. After that, you can transfer the videos to your iPod touch, iPad 4, iPhone 5, etc. via iTunes and enjoy them anytime and anywhere you like.

Here is the video tutorial on how to import DVD movies to iTunes.

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 Part 2. Rip non-protected DVD to iTunes for free with VLC media player

Make sure you have VLC installed on your computer. If not, download it from its official website download VLC at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/. Note that VLC can't handle copyright protected commercial DVD movies and the output video quality is not good. If you have some protected DVD movies and want to add them to iTunes or want to get better quality videos, please refer to Part 1.

1. Insert the DVD disc to your computer hard drive and launch VLC media player. Click Media > Open Disc and the below window will pop up, where you can select the Disc device you want to rip.

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2. Check DVD to make sure the disc device field specifies to the optical drive with the DVD, select the output format as MP4 and click Convert/Save to start ripping. When the conversion completes, open your iTunes and transfer the ripped DVD movies to your iTunes library and then sync them to your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

More information about iTunes

iTunes is very popular today. And that’s not just among Apple users but also with the many Windows PC users from all over the world. iTunes is an application that allows for easy browsing and organizing of one's favorite music, TV shows, movies, and a whole lot more. It is mainly used for multimedia files, as it lets users to access their favorite media files anywhere they may be.

The iTunes is a free-to-download application that organizes and plays digital audio and video files using a computer or mobile device. A store is also integrated into its system, so users can access all the new releases and movie offerings instantly. With this application, being entertained has just become a lot easier now. The iTunes is currently tagged as the best place to be for people who want to watch, listen, play, read, shop, and explore all the hottest releases in the multimedia world.

iTunes also comes with a built-in player that allows users to access their favorite media files in just a few clicks. It also has a repository that keeps your downloaded movies, TV shows, and music all within reach. Now, you won’t have to search for the files that you wanted to play or pull up different applications for it. For as long as you have the iTunes installed, browsing through your library of sound files is as easy as doing just a few clicks. You can even switch from one album, one genre, and one device to another, just as fast as you change your mood.

And now, there’s a whole new addition to the iTunes package. Called as the iTunes Radio, this application can now do one cooler thing for you – and that is to let you listen to your favorite iTunes stations online. The radio is also accessible from the iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch, and even the Windows PC.

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Hi. If you are using Aimersoft DVD Ripper, please check the preference settings, here's the way: Click "Tools" > "Preference" and tick "Add Files to iTunes Library after conversion". If it still don't work, you can open iTunes to sync the files from the output folder.
So I downloaded the program and now it will not go into itunes? It is all converted but not working?
Hi, Aimersoft DVD Ripper offers a simple way to convert DVD movies to iTunes. Just take it to try.
Whats the deal. I have read all the comments. This all sounds too good to be true. Is ripping DVD,s into iTunes really this simple?
Hi, the screenshots are taken from the Windows version of DVD ripper. If you are using Mac, please download Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac. And to launch this program after installation, please open the Application folder and click on the DVD Ripper icon.
Hi, please check the volume and the original DVD.
Yeah,how do I get this window to show up on my Mac?
Ok, I just purchased DVD Ripper for Mac. I'm running OS 10.8.5. When I try and launch the program, I do NOT get the window described in the tutorial. I get a gray looking window with the instructions to load a file, or drag one "here." When I try and drag something there, nothing sticks. What I want to access is the window shown in the tutorial ... Help!
Yes,there is a "Subtitle" setting in the main window of the program.
Hi! Is it possible to choose subtitles without burning them to the movie?
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