Can I rip a DVD using Windows Media Player? If not, how do I rip a DVD for playback on Windows Media player? What's the best program to do it?
No, Windows Media Player can rip a CD but not a DVD. If you'd like to rip a DVD for playback on Windows Media Player, you need to find some DVD ripping software for Mac OS. First you should know which formats windows media player support. Generally, Windows Media Player supports video formats like .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wax, .wma, .wm, m3u, .mp2v, .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3.
So you may rip a DVD to WMV video and then playback it with Windows Media Players. There're lots of DVD ripping software for Mac OS on the market. We strongly recommend you a nice DVD to WMV converter tool called 'iFunia DVD to WMV Converter for Mac'. This software is a free trial application for Mac OS X that accomplishes this task quickly and easily.
Step 1: Download & install iFunia DVD to WMV Converter for Mac
We’ll be using a very nice DVD converter tool for Mac OS called ‘iFunia DVD to WMV Converter’ for ripping our DVD, head over here and download the free trial version. Next step is to install the program.
Step 2: Run iFunia DVD to WMV Converter for Mac
Now get your DVD disc and insert it. Then run iFunia DVD to WMV Converter on your Mac and click the big button "Load..." to load your DVD disk, you may see the name of DVD Movie disk if you insert DVD disk before running this DVD ripper tool. This may take up to a minute or two depending on the contents of the DVD and the speed of your optical drive.
Step 3: Select the titles you'd like to convert
A movie DVD usually has several titles. However, only the first title is the content of DVD movie ( you may recognize it from the 'Length', see the image below), the other titles are the theatrical trailers. You may un-check the options not to convert these useless titles. Just check the first title option and convert all chapters of DVD movie content to one single video file.
Step 4: Edit video: trim, crop, add effects & add watermark
Wanna add a personalized watermark on the output video files? You may add a text watermark or a image logo using iFunia DVD to WMV Converter for Mac. Just select the titles/chapters you'd like to add watermark, then click the button 'Edit' to open video editing window. If you want to crop DVD movies or add some special effects, click the first two tabs.
Step 5: Adjust the output settings to convert videos with best quality
You're able to adjust the output settings to make the output video look the best. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size. Actually video with bitrate as 768 is acceptable for watching.
Step 6: Start converting DVD movies
Now you may click the big button "Start" to begin converting DVD movies for playback on Windows Media Player. Once the convert is complete, iFunia DVD to WMV Converter for Mac will place a new version of your video. Double-click the new WMV file and play it to make sure it looks as you expect.
iFunia DVD to WMV Converter for Mac is a professional DVD ripping software to rip DVD movies to WMV videos for playback on Windows Media Player. It helps you rip and convert DVD content to WMV video for playback on media player or mobile devices. To rip a dvd onto your computer is the best way to back up DVD contents and for organizing and video editing.