How to rip & import DVD into iTunes on Win & Mac OS X

How to put DVD on iTunes – Problems

Question 1: Hi guys, I have a good external DVD drive  for my MacBook Air… in order to import some dvds into the MBA. but now I can’t see a way to find and import DVD videos into iTunes from my Mac computer, please help!

Question 2: How to import movie from a DVD to iTunes on a Windows 7 PC? I have lots DVD discs at home, I need to import all of them into my computer,  and I want to watch them in iTunes on my PC and on my iPad Air , iPhone 6, How do I copy or improt DVD movies into iTunes for playback or sync/transfer  to iPad and iPhone?  Is their a simple way to do this? please help. Thank you in advance!

Yes, we can not put and  import DVD films into iTunes directly, if these DVDs are non-commercial (unprotected) DVD’s, if you want put these home made DVDs into iTunes, you can easy convert to iTunes format with a free dvd converter software like Handbrake; if those are commercial DVD, because the most commercial DVD’s are protected with CSS encoding (copyright protection), you have to rip DVD to computer with a professional DVD ripping software called DVDChef, both Windows and Mac version, it allows you easy rip and convert DVD to iTunes friendly video format (both homemades and protected DVDs), like MP4 or M4V, and that will play on iOS devices like iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 6, iPod Touch, Apple TV 3, etc.


How to rip a DVD to digital video format on a Windows computer or on Mac OS X ? and how to convert these DVD to iTunes video format for playback or sync to ios devices, Apple TV?  The following  article will show you the best and fastest way to rip DVD to video and convert DVD movies to iTunes format.

Quick Guide:

Software you need

1. Handbrake – support homemade DVD only

2. DVDChef- support home made DVDs and protected DVD

download windows version, support Windows XP SP3, Vista/Win7/Win8/Win 8.1

or download Mac Version for free, support Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.10 Yosemite

Step by step – Rip DVD and Convert DVD to iTunes format

Free download DVDChef software as your DVD ripping software, the run the installer on your computer (PC or Mac), if your antivirus software tip you some warning, please ignore it, DVDChef for Windows and DVDChef for Mac are clean.


Step 1,  Please insert your DVD disc to DVD drive, just click the “Load DVD Driver” in the top menu “File”, or load DVD folder files by click “Load DVD Folder”, then you can import DVD into DVDChef software for converting.


Step 2, Choose the loading option of “Main movie” or “All movies”, for the main movie from DVD, please tick the “Main movie” option, if  want all the movies from a DVD,  please tick the “All Movies” to load all the video files from a DVD disc.


Step 3, Now, choose the output format profile for converting DVD to iTunes format , here we choose “Video” -> “MP4 Video”, rip DVD to MP4 format, you can import these ripped MP4 videos into iTunes for playback, or transfer it to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple TV, etc. for watching freely.




Before DVD conversion, you can change the output video settings,  like the video resolution, bit rate and video codec, if you want the high quality as the source DVD, use Keep Original of Resolution and Frame Rate, and 1500 kbps, use MPEG-4 codec or H.264 codec, looks as below


Step 4, Click the “Convert” button, start to converting DVD to a MP4 video format for iTunes and Apple devices, also supports import these ripped DVD video file into Apple software like QucikTime, iMovie, iDVD, Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro X.

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