Generally, the whole point of ripping a DVD is to keep the discs safe and to watch the DVD movies on devices that isn't connected a DVD Player, especially on a smartphone, tablet, which even can't connect to a DVD Player. When the goal of ripping a DVD is the latter, we usually convert DVD to a digital format. For example, if you want to play DVD on an iOS device, you need to convert DVD to MOV format no matter a SD MOV or a HD MOV.
MOV is a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data - audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. subtitles). MOV and MP4, M4V are the compatible video formats with iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iMovie, FCP and some other Apple products. By copying DVD to MOV format, you can freely watch favorite DVD videos on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple TV 4, iPad Pro, etc anywhere on the go so that you can kill the boring time on a long car trip by viewing a DVD video on an iPad. You also can edit your DVD clips on iMovie after changing a DVD disc to a MOV video clip.
So how to convert DVD to MOV? Obviously, you need a DVD Ripper that can decrypt DVD copy protection and exact DVD title then shift the format. Searching o Google, you are shown many DVD ripping tools such as the popular Handbrake and MakeMKV. But unfortunately, neither Handbrake nor MakeMKV can re-encode DVD VOB to a MOV container.
Best DVD to MOV Converter You Must Have
Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is a useful software solution that helps you rip DVD to SD MOV, DVD to HD MOV, DVD to 3D MOV for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, ZEISS VR One, etc. It comes with advanced video encoding settings, including video resolution, frame rate, codec, and bit rate. Audio output settings, like sample rate, channel, encoder and bit rate are available. With the settings, you can adjust MOV resolution to fit in your 720p, 1080p display easily.
You can trim videos to determine where to start and end. It also lets you cut out unwanted video areas like black sides. It comes with the option to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, gray, old film effect, horizontal and vertical turning. Sometimes, you may also need to adjust video aspect ratio to get better video enjoyment on devices.
As the best DVD ripping tool and DVD copy tool, Pavtube BDMagic has many other features. You can learn them in the BDMagic for Mac review.
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Hassle-free Steps to Convert DVD to SD/HD/3D MOV
Step I. Load DVD video
Download Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac on your Mac, and double-click to install it. Now run the software. The program window will appear. Insert the DVD you wish to rip into the DVD drive and click DVD ROM to load DVD from optical drive. If your DVD is saved as files on your computer, click DVD Folder and browse to the folder that contains DVD files. Now all the episodes are imported to the file list.
If your are running a Windows PC, you should use Pavtube BDMagic - the Windows version DVD to MOV converter.
Step II. Set MOV format to output
Click the Format bar, and choose HD Video -> MOV HD as output format. Here you can also find other formats of HD modes, including MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, TS etc. You also can choose 480p MOV in "Common Video" and 3D SBS MOV, 3D TB MOV, 3D Anaglyph MOV in "3D Video". Specify an output folder to save converted videos if you like. Either type save path in Output bar or click the small folder icon and browse to a suitable destination folder. You also can click "Settings" to adjust MOV video size, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bitrate.
Step III. Converting DVD to SD/HD/3D MOV
Now everything is ready for converting DVD to MOV. Simply click the Convert button at bottom right. Upon completion, the program will remind you the encoding finished, and you can click the "Open" button to go to the folder where your target .MOV file are located.
MOV is a file format associated with QuickTime applications. So you can easily play the DVD MOV outputs with QuickTime on macOS Sierra, El Capitan, etc. Or enjoy your DVD MOV video on iPad, iPhone, Apple TV. If needed, you also can edit the MOV clips in iMovie.