Top 5 MacTheRipper Alternatives for Mavericks (or Windows 8)

MacTheRipper is a famous free DVD ripper for Mac users to backup commercial DVD movies on Mac hard drive, removing the DVD copy protection and region code. MacTheRipper output videos are in .vob format that can be played with VLC media player or Apple DVD player. Sometimes many people want to edit the ripped videos in iMovie, Final Cup Pro, etc. to touch up and share the videos, or to play the videos on iTunes/iPhone/iPad/iPod, etc. However, they are disappointed to find the videos are not supported by iMovie, FCP, etc. And there are no upgraded version of MacTheRipper to support Mac OS X 10.9 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks. What can Mountain Lion users and Mavericks users do if they want to rip DVD to watch on the go? What about Windows user? In these cases, getting MacTheRipper alternatives may be a good solution. Read on to get the best alternative of MacTheRipper Lion, MacTheRipper Mountain Lion, MacTheRipper Mavericks and MacTheRipper for Windows.

Part 1. MacTheRipper for Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion

MacTheRipper is the top-rating free DVD Ripper for Mac. However, it doesn't work well on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, let alone the latest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks. Fortunately, this doesn't mean ripping DVD movies in Mountain Lion or Mavericks is impossible. As an award-winning program, Aimersoft DVD Ripping for Mac is a good MacTheRipper Mavericks alternative to rip DVDs in a hassle-free way on Mac OS X 10.9. Of course, it is also the perfect replacement of MacTheRipper Lion and MacTheRipper Mountain Lion. Let’s have a look at the table below to see what the differences between different versions of MacTheRipper and its alternatives are:


MacTheRipper 3.0

MacTheRipper 4

Rip encrypted or copy-protected DVD
Remove all well-known DVD copy protections like CSS, RC and RCE during the copy process; convert any commercial DVD or protected DVD. Learn how to rip protected DVD>>
yes yes yes yes yes
Convert DVD to all populat video/audio format
Rip DVD to MKV, VOB, FLV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, M4V, WMV, 3GP, MPEG, MP3, M4A, AIFF, AC3, WAV, and more.
yes Only supports VOB Only supports VOB Only supports VOB yes
Provide ready presets for different devices
Stream DVD movies to iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC and many other devices supported video format, ready presets are provided.
yes yes yes yes yes
Well compatible with Mac OS X
Works well on any Mac OS X (including 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion)
yes Only supports 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Only supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and previous Only supports 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Advanced parameter setting
You can adjust the output video/audio parameters like frame rate, bit rate, etc. to fit batter with you needs.
Edit and touch up DVD movies visual effects
Split or merge DVD movies, change video visual effects, customize brightness, saturation, volume, add watermarks, subtitles and so forth.
Retrieve DVD movies information
Easy access for uses to retrieve and embed DVD movie metadata infomation, which includes movie description, director, editor, release date, genre and more.
Directly add files to itunes Library after conversion
You can add all converted files to iTunes Library afterconversion.
Batch Conversion
Supports ripping multiple files at a time.

Apart from the limitation of output format, MacTheRipper didn’t offer any video editing function or parameters adjustment. MacTheRipper also suffered from a tough time. Only MacTheRipper 2.6.6 is free now and the higher version MacTheRipper 3.0 is only supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and previous. The so-called latest version - MacTheRipper 4.0 is payware and you will find it is complicated download or purchased. Just note that MTR 4 works only under Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or lower.

As you can see from the above sheets, Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac is a perfect alternative of MacTheRipper. It is an ideal DVD ripping tool to convert both DVDs to popular video/audio formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMA, MP3, etc. bypassing DVD CSS protection and region code. What's more, 150+ video presets for iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Archos, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc. are provided to help you get videos with the best settings to fit your portable devices, software, video sharing sites, etc.

Screenshots for the alternative of MacTheRipper for Mavericks

  • Convert any DVD moviesConvert any DVD as you like on Mac OS X (Mavericks).
  • mactheripper to rip dvd on macOptimized presets for iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC, Blackbeery, etc.
  • change visual effectsAdjust the video effects, like crop the play size, add watermarks, load subtitles and more.
  • adjust the video on macTrim out your favorite scene and cut off the part you don't want.

Part 2. MacTheRipper for Windows (Windows 8 Compatible)

Aimersoft DVD Ripper, known as an excellent alternative to MacTheRipper for Windows, provides exceptionally high quality and 6X faster conversion speed in DVD ripping. Besides that, this MacTheRipper Windows alternative makes a better performance in the following point:

Support more input formats than MacTheRipper

more input than mactheripper

MacTheRipper only supports DVD drive. That means you insert the DVD disc to your Mac hard drive and MacTheRipper will detect the disc. besides DVD disc, Aimersoft DVD Ripper - the MacTheRipper for Windows also supports ripping DVD folder, ISO, .dvdmedia, IFO, BUP and VOB, which ensure that you can rip all popular DVD files to video/audio.

Support more output format than MacTheRipper

more output than mac the ripper

MacTheRipper only supports VOB format while Aimersoft DVD Ripper supports a wide variety of video format like MOV, M4V, MP4, etc. and extract audio from DVD and save in MP3, M4A, WAV, M4R, AC3, AAC, OGG, etc. format. Besides, lots of video presets for mobiles and devices like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Xbox, Zune, etc. are provided.

Allows you to edit DVD movies with instant-preview

edit video with mactheripper alternative

While ripping DVD, you cannot edit the DVD movie on MacTheRipper. Fortunately, the Windows alternative to MacTheRipper - Aimersoft DVD Ripper comes with a built-in video editor, enabling you to edit videos like trimming, rotating, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. All the editing can be real-time previewed to ensure the video effect.

After the comparison, what do you think of Aimersoft DVD Ripper? Want to get one to convert your DVD movies? Just download it now!

Part 3. How to handle MacTheRipper alternatives

Other Alternatives to MacTheRipper

To plant the seed of sharing and broach the subject, I make a little collection of some other practical MacTheRipper alternatives, including shareware and freeware. These software may contain some particular strengths and weaknesses in its own. Just choose the one best suited to your needs

  • HandBrake
  • HandBrake is a popular video conversion tool that permits you to convert videos from almost any format to a selection of codecs. This tool works for Mac and Windows, and its focus is creating excellent-quality videos regardless of their smaller file size. You can easily adjust a number of aspects of their converted videos. The other features of this tool are meant to prevent damaging the quality of the video while making sure that the conversion occurs within specified parameters. But unfortunately HandBrake does not include many specific presets for Xbox 360, PSP and PS3, although encoding is still possible.

  • Mac DVD Ripper Pro
  • Mac DVDRipper Pro is a tool that lets you to copy DVDs to their Mac in order to view them without wasting their laptop’s battery life. Once the DVD is ripped to the hard drive, you can also keep a copy of the DVD and make them viewable for other Apple devices (iPod, iPad, iPhone, etc). Even though you are able to rip five DVDs for free using Mac DVDRipper Pro, you need to purchase it in order to continue ripping DVDs. Moreover, this tool is available only for Mac, which makes it unusable for Windows or Linux.

  • RipIt
  • RipIt is another tool designed for transferring DVDs to Mac computers, allowing you to take movies and other media files without carrying around any discs. RipIt permits either copying DVDs to Macs or compressing files to make them viewable for other Apple devices. The tool was specifically built to save the battery of the laptop while using it, but unfortunately, there is no available version for Windows or Linux, which is a great disadvantage for users. In addition, you need to pay a pretty significant price for using RipIt, which might be actually expensive for many people.

      By the time you read this, you may find that there are more or less some defects on these MacTheRipper alternatives. Keeping bearing their deficiencies or getting the best alternative of MacTherRipper right now? The way in which you will do that is all up to you.

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