Best Handbrake Alternative for macOS Sierra to Rip DVD and Convert Video

Diana Joan

Aug 16, 2016 08:00 am / Posted by Diana Joan

MacOS Sierra, the new name of Apple's operating system, is coming in the fall with so many distinictive new features: siri integration, auto unlocking w/apple watch, apple pay for web, revamped apple music app, new storage optimization, etc. For Handbrake users, you may find that this popular DVD ripping and video converting program doesn't perform very well on the new macOS Sierra. In addition, you may still fail to use Handrake for Mac to handle commercial DVD or upload DVD/video to video sharing sites since Handrake for Mac only allows you to output MKV or MP4 format which not are supported by YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo. Other limitations like not supporting batch conversion and previewing video before conversion, compromised output video quality all confirm that it's the time for find an Handbrake alternative for macOS Sierra.

Handbrake Alternative for macOS Sierra

Best Handbrake Alternative for macOS Sierra

Although there are many free Mac Handrake alternative such as MPEG StreamClip, FFmpeg, Super, Avidemux, etc. However, you may find all above listed programs lack the ability to handle commerical DVD disc with copy and region codec protection or do not have a frequent update with support some new compression codec or high resolution video. If you are looking for a professional and powerful Handbrake alternative for macOS Sierra with various input and output options, perfect output quality and frequent update with support for most recently DVD encryption, Pavtube DVDAid for Mac (review) would be your first choice, with this remarkable macOS Sierra DVD Ripper, you can easily rip encrypted DVD disc to virtually any file formats you like for playing on macOS Sierra with QuickTime or copying DVD to MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air local hard drive, transfer to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV via iTunes or strea to TV, game consoles, etc.

Compare to Handbrake for Mac, Pavtube DVDAid for Mac has following distinctive features and functions:

Product Pavtube DVDAid for Mac Handrake for Mac


Remove DVD Copy and Region Protection

Input Options

DVD disc

Video_TS Folder


IFO/ISO Image Files


Output Options

SD/HD/2K/4K video in various different file formats

Only MP4 and MKV
Device Preset Profile Formats
Only for iPhone/iPad/Apple TV/Android/Windows Phone 8

Make SBS/TAB/Anaglyph 3D Movies

Copy Features
Full Disc Copy
Main Movie Copy
Subtitle Functions
Select Desired Internal Subtitles
Enable Forced Suntitles

Add External Subtitles
Advanced Features

Trim/Crop/Watermark/Rotate/Apply Effect


Split & Merge


Adjust Output Video/Audio Profile Parameters

Batch conversion


Video Preview


How to Rip DVD and Convert Video with Handbrake Alternative for macOS Sierra?

Step 1: Load DVD disc into the program.

Insert your DVD into the built-in or external connected DVD drive on your Mac computer, start the program, on the main interface, click "File"> "Load from disc" to load DVD disc into the program, you can also add Video_TS folder or IFO/Image file into the program.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or customize which formats to be shown on the list.

Step 3: Edit DVD movies.

Select a movie title or chapter on the main interface to active the "Editor" function, then click the Edit icon on the tool bar of main interface to open the Editor Window, you can play and preview the original DVD movies and output effects. Also you can flip DVD, trim, crop, add effect, reset, and adjust volume.

Step 4: Begin the DVD movie conversion macOS Sierra.
Clicking the Convert button on the right-bottom main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to popup output directory with the converted files.

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