Nowadays, more and more DVD seem outdated, and more and more companies have removed the DVD drives from their computers. Along with the economic development, people increasingly prefer to enjoy videos/music on digital devices and mobile devices, thus, to make DVD to Mac has become a necessary skill. Have you ever troubled with creating a backup of your DVD or Blu-ray collection and do not know where to begin? To help you solve the problem "How to save DVD to Mac", in this article, we will show how to rip or save DVD to Mac as a DVD folder and an ISO image.

Part 1: How to save DVD to Mac as a DVD folder and an ISO image using Leawo DVD Copy for Mac?

What should you do if you accidentally scratch, damage or lose any DVD? In such terrible condition, I think all you can do is to purchase the same disc again, unless you’ve backed them all up on your hard drive. To complete the task, you will need a third party, the Leawo DVD Copy for Mac


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☉ Back up DVD disc, folder and/or ISO file to PC or blank disc easily

☉ Support direct ISO to DVD disc backup in clicks

☉ Support 1:1 disc duplication, movie-only DVD backup, etc.

☉ Freely select subtitles and audio tracks

☉ Compress DVD-9 to DVD-5 discs with high quality

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Just like the name would suggest, Leawo DVD Copy is the program that gives you the ability to copy DVDs or Blu-rays to your computer’s hard drive. For Leawo DVD Copy for Mac is able to extract DVD file folder, ISO image files from any DVD, which could easily decrypt, copy and clone any DVD disc on the market, even CSS protected and region coded DVD disc. Moreover, the data you get onto computer hard drive or blank DVD disc is without any quality loss. To find more, you can read below to find out how to save DVD to Mac as a DVD folder and an ISO image using Leawo DVD Copy for Mac.

Step one. Insert your DVD into your Mac, and it will automatically launch the DVD Player. In a second, you can notice the DVD disc mounted on your Desktop.

Step two. After downloading and launching the program, drag and drop the source DVD files into the interface.

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Step three. After loading it, you can play the the files in the preview window. You will be given three copy modes, the “Full Movie”, “Main Movie” and “Custom Mode”. “Full Movie” mode will allow you to import all titles.”Main Movie” mode will only allow you to import the longest title by default and “Custom Mode” will allow you to freely choose titles for importing. Select the one you need.

Step four. After customizing all the settings you need, you can set output disc type at the bottom. Then click the big green “Copy” button to call out the settings sidebar.

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Step five. Once you click the bottom “Copy” button on the sidebar, it will start copying and saving the entire DVD to Mac.

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You will later receive confirmation once your DVD is successfully copied. After saving DVD to Mac is done, you can get rid of your home DVD if you like.

Play the DVD folder and ISO image on Mac with Leawo Blu-ray Player.
Above, you have learn the way to save DVD to Mac. What should you do if you are eager to play Blu-ray, DVD, ISO file, audio, and up to 1080P HD video on Mac without quality loss? Why not try the best free Mac Blu-ray player software?

Leawo Free Blu-ray Player for Mac is able to offer you totally free yet still extremely easy to use interface to play various media files on Mac. What is more, it also allow users to set subtitles, audio tracks and videos for better movie experience. And it supports various playback control operations, such as full-screen display, playlist, external subtitle loading, etc. Download it and find more surprise by yourself!

Part 2: How to save DVD to Mac by digitizing DVD using Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac?

An alternative method to copy is to rip the DVD, which is the process of saving a file in another format, allowing you to use the data with different media players, such as smartphones, video iPads and other devices. Here we highly recommend you to try this powerful and trustworthy program, the Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac.

Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac is one of the most popular DVD rippers on the market, which makes ripping DVD to video on Mac as a piece of cake. As we all know, it could convert DVD to audio files for Mac users by extracting audio files out of DVD movies in different formats. Last but not least, its built-in with the powerful video editing features, make it works as a practical Mac video editor for users to customize DVD movies. Check below to figure out how to save DVD to Mac by digitizing DVD using Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac.

Step one. Install and launch the latest version of Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac on your Mac computer. Insert the DVD you’d like to digitize to Mac into optical drive.

Step two. You can drag and drop source DVD movies to the interface. In general, there are 3 different DVD movie loading modes, and each one has its own feature. If you check "Full Movie" mode, all the videos will be selected. And if you click "Main Movie" mode, only the main movie, as the longest video in the disc, can be chosen. Or you can choose "Custom Mode" to choose whichever videos you need. Choose the one you need.

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Step three. Now adjust the output settings. To make it be played back on both Mac and iOS devices, setting Format to MP4 is highly recommended. To set the parameter, you need to enter the profile panel, click the drop-down box next to the option "Add Blu-ray/DVD">>select "Change". To change more configurations, such as the Video Codec, Audio Codec, Video Size, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, Aspect Ratio, etc., you can click the drop-down box next to the option "Add Blu-ray/DVD">>select "Edit".

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Step four. After customizing all the parameters need, set the output directory and other settings as you like.

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Step five. Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the screen, Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac will start convert DVD content to MP4 on Mac. It will take a while to save DVD to MP4 Mac. Wait until the conversion is done. And you are free to cancel it any minute.

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So, if you don’t have room for DVD, just rip it, for Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac makes it definitely easy to rip a video from a disc to a format compatible with a number of devices, like those that run the iOS or Android operating system.

Part 3: A few tips on fixing a scratched DVD disc

Even we have saved DVD to Mac, some people may prefer to keep the DVD collection at home. However, if you keep these DVD collection for a few years, you might find your years-old discs show some wear and tear, some of which can affect the image quality when you play them on screen. Below, we will show you some tips on fixing a scratched DVD disc.

Tips on fixing a scratched DVD disc – try some toothpaste.
Get some toothpaste at the end of a cotton soft cloth, and gently apply toothpaste on the surface of the DVD disk, which is able to clean and buff it. You are supposed to complete the whole process patiently, carefully and gently, instead of rubbing too hard or removing any surface. Then get rip of the toothpaste left with a soft, barely-damp cloth.

Tips on fixing a scratched DVD disc – get some professional DVD scratch polish.
Take the SkipDR Classic disc repair system as an example.Just apply the fluid on the disk. And make it cover the whole surface for a while.Then use the cloth included inside to dry the disc completely. Rinse and/or buff the disk with felt buffing square at last.

Tips on fixing a scratched DVD disc – rub some Polishing Materials
Take the wax or peanut butter as an example. First, clean straight from the center ring to the outer edge of the DVD with the soft damp cloth. And do this around the DVD in its entirety. Next, apply the wax to the cotton cloth and polish the DVD carefully. Keep it for a few minutes. Finally, rinse and rub with a soft damp cloth gently. Make sure you have washed your hands thoroughly after polishing.

Above all, after having an overview of the method to save DVD to Mac, you can feel free to watch your movie collection or music show on your iMac’s 5K screen or transfer them to your iPad to watch on the go, without worrying these DVD occupying a lot of your space and lying around the house.