How to Rip/Convert DVD to MP4 with Multiple Audio Tracks on Mac?

Diana Joan

Feb 27, 2017 10:48 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Rip DVD with Multiple Audio Tracks on Mac

For Mac users, when ripping a DVD, you may wish to keep the different versions of audio tracks such as mono, stereo, surround preserved so that you can conveniently switch among them when viewing with multi-track players on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc. The following part will show you what is DVD multi-tracks and how to rip DVD with multiple audio tracks preserved with specific software.

DVD to Multi-track MP4 Mac

Simple introduction of DVD multiple audio tracks

DVD soundtracks can be mixed down to four or more tracks, as needed, the most common being five tracks, with an additional Lowe Frequency Effects track, hence the "5.1" surround sound most commonly available on DVDs.

Best DVD to Multi-track MP4 Ripper for Mac

To rip DVD to MP4 with multiple audio tracks, you will need a special multi-track ripper program. When searching online, you may find that there are many programs claims to do the job for you. However, you may be disappointed to find that some program like MakeMKV only allows you to convert DVD to Multi-track MKV on Mac, while other programs are even not available on the Mac platform. Fortunately, here comes Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac, which allows you to rip commercial DVD with copy protection and region code to MP4 file formats with all your desired audio tracks well preserved for freely viewing on iPad, iPhone, iPod.

Apart from ripping DVD to MP4 with multi-track audio tracks, you can use also the program to rip DVD to Multi-track MKV with all your desired subtitle languages and audio tracks. The program also has the ability to handle commercial Blu-ray dis with copy protection and region codec, you also get the chance to rip Blu-ray to Multi-track MP4 or Multi-track MKV for better media entertainment on iDevices.

Step by Step to Rip DVD to MP4 with Multiple Audio Tracks on Mac

Step 1: Load DVD disc into the program

Just download this remarkable Mac DVD Multi-track Extractor, install and launch it. Then click "Load Disc" icon to add DVD from computer's optical disk driver or an external DVD drive into the program. Besides DVD disc, you can also use the program to load DVD Video_TS folder or ISO image file.

Load DVD disc

Step 2. Output multi-track MP4 format.

From "Format" tab, from its drop-down option, choose the optimized "Multi-track Video > Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)" as output format to convert DVD with multiple audio tracks preserved.

Output Multi-track MP4 format

Step 3: Delete unwanted audio tracks.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Multi-task Settings" window, all audio tracks from the source files are checked and to be saved in the output MP4 container by default, if there are some audio tracks you don't like, uncheck and remove them under the "Audio" tab.

Delete unwanted audio tracks

Step 4: Start DVD to multi-track MP4 converting process.

After finishing all the settings, go back to the main interface, press the right-bottom "Convert" button to start DVD to mp4 with multiple audio tracks conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, click "Open output folder", a window will pop out with all your converted files. You can then enjoy them on your iDevices with multi-track players.

Transfer and watch multi-track MP4 video on iDevices

Step 1. Get a multi-track player installed on iDevices

Search words like "multitrack player" in AppStore and you would find plenty of player tool that supports to play video with multiple audio tracks, such as iMixPlayer for iPad, MultiTrack Stat!, HLS Multitrack Player for both iPhone & iPad, etc. And in this article, I would take VLC Media Player for iOS for example.

Find VLC for iOS in AppStore and install to your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Transfer your multi-track MP4 videos to iDevices via iTunes.

Connect your iDevices to your Mac via USB cable, switch to App tab, find VLC icon, click "Add" to add converted multi-track MP4 into this app.

 Install VLC for iOS

Step 2. Transfer your multi-track MP4 videos to iDevices via iTunes.

Connect your iDevices to your Mac via USB cable, switch to App tab, find VLC icon, click "Add" to add converted multi-track MP4 into this app.

Transfer via iTunes

Step 3. Play multi-track MP4 movie with desired audio track with VLC on iDevices.

Open VLC app on your iPad or iPhone, find the transferred MP4 video and you are able to select any audio track when you watching the movie on iDevices.


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