What is the best ‘DVD to iPhone 4’ software for a Mac?

Shawn Potter October 28, 2010
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I recently got the MacX iPhone DVD Ripper for free through a promotion.

I see that there are a number of software makers/options for “DVD to iPhone” conversion, i.e. Aimersoft, Xilisoft, iSkysoft etc. Do any of these stand out?

What is the best Mac software to use to get high-quality video on my iPhone 4 out of my DVDs? I’ve found it hard to get any honest comparisons, so any feedback is much appreciated.

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  1. hilda
    August 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Oh I saw many people ask how to convert format on mac?Before I have the same problem and my friend who is an American told me that I could search on the internet through google.I have some clips about trip which i want to join together and i found a product:boilsoft video converter for mac.I used it and it is ok.

  2. hilda
    August 5, 2011 at 7:36 am

    hi

  3. Shirley
    November 4, 2010 at 9:58 am

    As far as I know, Xilisoft, iskysoft are both good. But I know a program named Any DVD Cloner Platinum. It's also outstanding. Try it.
    http://www.tune4mac.com/mac-dvd-cloner-platinum/

  4. Jessica Cam W.
    October 30, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    What's wrong with the MacX iPhone DVD Ripper? According to the software publisher's website, the version you have basically does the work of two applications (DVD Ripper and Video Converter). You can read about the good and bad of these two applications on MakeUseOf. The article concludes that "DVD Ripper handles copy-protected DVDs better than Handbrake" and can set start and end points in the DVD (e.g. if you want to skip commercials), so it seems like it's a good app to keep.

  5. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Hi
    h.264 is THEORETICLY going to give you higher quality but requires more processing power to encode. Therefore your computer will take longer with it.

    WOndershare DVD to iPhone on Mac
    tutorial http://www.applemacvideo.com/howtoconvert/dvdmac/dvd-to-iphone-mac.html

    for handbrake
    tutorial http://anders.com/guides/convert/video/iPod/mac.html
    http://www.clone2go.com/tutorials/how-to-rip-dvd-to-iphone-format-with-handbrake.php
    File Format: MP4
    Codec: AVC/H.264 Video/ AAC Audio
    Framerate: Same as Source
    Encoder: x264 (h.264 Main)
    Quality: Average Bitrate 1000 kbps
    2 Pass Encoding: Checked
    Picture Settings Output: 480 x (Keep Aspect Ratio)
    Settings That Changed

    Video (VBR)
    Average Bitrate (kbps)

    Audio (ABR)
    Bitrate (kbps)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Test 1 (1000kbps VBR and 128kbps ABR) is the way to go. It gives good video quality, good audio and saves on file size, chiming in at 1.11GB.

    IYou can go down to 750kbps VBR but if the iPhone's screen is good,
    switching the Track 1 Audio Mix to "6-channel discrete" lowers the files size but will depend on what you want

    Framerate: Same as Source
    Encoder: x264(h.264 iPod)
    NO GRAYSCALE
    NO 2 PASS ENCODING

    Average Bitrate(kbps): 450

    Source 720 x 480
    Output 480 x 208

    you can also use FairMount
    http://www.metakine.com/products/fairmount/
    FairMount allows you to mount encrypted DVDs and use them as if they were unencrypted
    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/mac/2007/07/03/four-ways-to-compress-to-h264-with-elgatos-turbo264.html?page=2

  6. Anonymous
    October 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Check the list of 'DVD to iPhone converter software for Mac'. You may find some option meet you neeed.

    http://www.iphonemactransfer.com/dvd_to_iphone_mac.php

  7. Mike
    October 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Both Xilisoft and iSkysoft offer decent products but I prefer HandBrake over all others.
    Using presets the only thing you need to do is select the audio and subtitle tracks you want or you can go all-in with settings like 2-pass encoding, average bitrate etc.

    http://handbrake.fr/

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