Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac Getting Started

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is a full-featured Blu-ray ripping program specially designed for Mac users. It supports to convert Blu-ray/DVD to video and audio in various formats on Mac, and rip Blu-ray/DVD for playback on various devices or players on the go. It even allows you to edit source files and create 3D movies out of 2D Blu-ray/DVD.

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is accessible on both trail and registered versions. The trail version processes the first 5-minute content of source Blu-ray/DVD files only.

Top Menu Introduction

After launching Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, you could see 5 program menus on the top-left corner of your Mac: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, File, Edit, 3D and Help.


1. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper Menu

Click Leawo Blu-ray Ripper button to open its drop-down menu as below. Right here you could choose About Leawo Blu-ray Ripper (Unregistered) option to get the current version information of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac; choose Preferences option to do program settings.


Please check below to see how to do program settings.

Under DVD section, you need to choose desired DVD loading mode from Common Mode (suitable for most DVDs) and Special mode (suitable for some DVDs with new copyright). After selection, you can choose to check Don’t show mode selection while loading DVD option or not. If needed, you can set desired Minimum title length.


Under Convert section, you could set what to do when Output File Exist already (Rename, Overwrite or Skip). Then, set the Output directory, Enable Deinterlacing and Enable Streaming MP4 Video.


Since Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac allows you to take snapshots out of source files, you can head to Thumbnail section to do some related settings: choose desired Image Format out of PNG, BMP and JPG; set output Image Size as Original or choose to Custom image size by adjusting image Width and Height; go to Save to option to set saving folder for snapped screenshots. If needed, you can check Display image after thumbnail.


Under Connection section, you can check Use Proxy box then do some proxy settings, including Host, Port, Proxy Type, Username, and Password.


Under Update Settings section, you can choose to Enable automatic update check or not, and set the automatic update check frequency at your will.


2. File Menu

Click File button to open its drop-down menu as below. Then, click Load DVD or Load BD button to load source files from Blu-ray/DVD disc or folder.


3. Edit Menu

Click Edit button to open its drop-down menu as below. Right here you can Rename selected Blu-ray/DVD title; Delete selected Blu-ray/DVD title; Clear all loaded source files on program left processing list. Choose Media Edit option to enter into the video editing panel. Choose Profile option to open the advanced output profile settings menu. Choose Media Information option to get the detailed video and audio info about source Blu-ray/DVD files.


4. 3D Menu

Click 3D button to open its drop-down menu as below. If you want to convert 2D Blu-ray/DVD to 3D movie, you can select desired 3D effect from Red/Cyan, Red/Green, Red/Blue, Blue/Yellow, Interleaved, and Side by Side. You are also allowed to Turn off 3D effect and click 3D Settings option to enter into the 3D settings panel. If needed, you can click Hide 3D Module option to hide the 3D button on program main interface.


5. Help Menu

Click Help button to open its drop-down menu as below. Click Help option to visit Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac User Guide page on Leawo.com; click Home Page option to visit Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac product page on Leawo.com; click Support option to visit Leawo’s support center; click Register option to activate Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac with registration code; click Check for updates option to find the newest version of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac; click Bug Reporter to send bugs of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac to Leawo.


Rip Blu-ray/DVD on Mac

1. Load Blu-ray/DVD Source

Simply click  load-dvd-button or load-bd-button button on program left panel to load DVD/Blu-ray source from DVD/Blu-ray disc or folder. You can directly drag and drop Blu-ray/DVD source files to program for processing.


After loading, you can do some settings as below.

adjust-order-button : Click this button to move selected source file up or down, or delete selected source file.

subtitles-button : Click this button to choose desired subtitles for output.

audio-tracks-button : Click this button to choose desired audio tracks for output.

merge-buton : Switch between On and OFF to merge all source files into one file or not


  • When loading the Blu-ray/DVD content, the program will ask you to choose which mode to load Blu-ray/DVD source files: Common mode or Special mode. You can try different loading modes while the program fails to load the Blu-ray/DVD content.


  • After choosing the loading mode, the program will ask you to load Blu-ray/DVD content in Movie Mode or Episode Mode. Movie Mode means the program will automatically select the longest episode as the to-be-loaded content (mostly the main movie), while the Episode Mode would enable you to choose desired episodes.


  • Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac allows you to preview source files with program built-in player. After selecting one Blu-ray/DVD title, you can click play-button to play and preview it; click preview-pause-button to pause the preview; click play-previous-video-button.jpg to play the previous video; click backward-5s-button to backward for 5s; click forward-5s-button.jpg to forward for 5s; click play-next-video-button.jpg to play the next video; and drag the slider bar on adjust-volume-bar to adjust video playback volume.
  • Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac also allows you to take snapshots out of source files during the source files preview. You can open the drop-down box of snapshot-button, then check Snapshot option to take snapshots. You could even check Open Snapshot Folder to locate all snapped screenshots; check Change Snapshot Folder to set output directory for snapped screenshots. The snapshot format and size can be set in Leawo Blu-ray Ripper menu>Preferences>Thumbnail.
  • You can click video-edit-button button on program right preview panel to enter into the video editing menu.
  • Once you select one Blu-ray/DVD title and right click it, you can do settings including Load BD, Media Edit, Move to top, Move to bottom, Delete, Clear, Media information, and Bug Reporter.

2. Choose Output Profile

Simply click profile-button button at the end of each Blu-ray/DVD title to enter into the output profile selecting menu, from where you can select needed output format.


  • Click profile-customize-menu button to decide which profile groups to appear on the left side bar of Profile selecting menu;
  • Click advanced-profile-settings-button button to enter into the advanced profile setting menu;


  • Take use of the profile searching bar profile-searching-bar to locate needed profile in an instant;
  • Check apply-to-all-button button to apply settings to all source files.

3. Edit Source Files (Optional)

Simply click video-edit-button button on the preview panel, or right click selected Blu-ray/DVD title to select Media Edit option on the pop-up menu, or select one Blu-ray/DVD title then head to Edit menu and choose Media Edit option to enter into the video editing menu. You can do video editing, including Trim video length, Crop video size, Rotate video angle, adjust video Effect and add Watermark.



How to Trim Video Length on Mac

How to Crop Video Size on Mac

How to Rotate Video for Special Angle of View on Mac

How to Adjust Video Effect on Mac

How to Apply Image or Text Watermark on Mac

4. 2D Blu-ray/DVD to 3D conversion

Simply click 3D-button button at the end of each Blu-ray/DVD title, or head to the 3D menu to select desired 3D movie effect. There are 6 different 3D effects provided: Red/Cyan, Red/Green, Red/Blue, Blue/Yellow, Interleaved, and Side by Side. You can choose 3D Settings option to enter into the 3D settings menu.


Please check more details on how to create 3D movies on Mac to know the details.

5. Rip Blu-ray/DVD on Mac

Simply click bottom-right button start-convert-button to get the Blu-ray/DVD ripping conversion started.

bd-ripping menu

On the converting menu, you can click pause-button button to pause the conversion; click resume-button to resume the conversion; click skip-button to skip the conversion task. You are also allowed to do After Conversion setting – Do Nothing, Shut Down Computer or Open Output Folder. You can click the cancel-all-convert-button button to cancel the whole Blu-ray ripping process.

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