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How to Rip and Convert DVD to MKV on Mac

If you have some DVD movies, you may want to rip DVD to MKV on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) so that you can play the movies on Mac with the video quality reserved. To rip DVD with high video quality, you need to get a professional Mac DVD to MKV Converter that can convert DVD to MKV on Mac while keeping the high video quality. Handbrake may be the first choice for ripping DVD movies on Mac. However, Handbrake cannot deal with encrypted commercial DVD movies on Mac without the help of a DVD ripping app. If you DVDs are non-protected ones, you can turn to Handbrake Mac tutorial to learn how to use Handbrake to rip DVD to MKV and MP4 on Mac.

For the commercial DVD movies, here Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac is highly recommended. It provides an ultimate solution to copy both homemade and commercial DVD movies to MKV videos on Mac, including OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Besides MKV, it can also rip DVD to all popular video formats for playing and sharing anywhere you like. Output formats include MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, ASF, VOB, etc. Download it and now and easily rip DVD movies to MKV and any other popular video format on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

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How to rip DVD movies to MKV videos on Mac OS X (Mavericks)

1Load DVD movies

After installing the program, launch it and insert the DVD disc you want to rip into the computer's hard drive. After that, you can either click File > Load DVD to add the DVD movies to the program or directly drag the DVD icon from your desktop to it. Note that IFO and .dvdmedia files are also supported.

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2Choose output format

Now you can go to the format drop-down list and choose MKV as the output video format.

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3 Start the DVD to MKV conversion on Mac

Click the "Start" button letting this app do the rest for you. Bingo! That's it! Now you can enjoy or manage the videos easily.

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More about the MKV format

MKV is a video file format created by the Matroska Group. They created it in such a way it can contain as many audio, video, images, or subtitles in just one file. The MKV video format is similar to containers like MP4, AVI, and ASF. Other than the MKV file extension, the same file may also come in MK3D, MKS, and MKA.

One of the goals of the developers that created the MKV file format is to generate a modern, extensible, and cross-platform format that can be used by different software, either existing or still under development. They also created the file in such a way users can stream, create, edit, and develop video files quite easily.

Top 5 MKV Player

Here the recommended MKV Players for playing .MKV files and .MKA files.

  • VLC media player - Free cross-platform media player.
  • BSPlayer - Windows player for playing back avi/asf/mpeg video files.
  • SMPlayer - Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs.
  • FantasyDVD Player - Stylish and well equipped DVD player.
  • Media Player Classic – Extremely light-weight media player for Windows.

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