Q: “I just recently got a MacBook Pro 2017 and never having owned one before in my life, I put in a DVD thinking it would play but it didn’t. A DVD icon showed up on my desktop so I clicked on it and all there was were folders, etc. I tried dragging the desktop icon into the quicktime icon at the bottom, but it said that it wasn’t found or whatnot. I came here and read about something called a region code, but I can’t figure out what they are, where they are, or how to use them, etc.”
Actually, it’s not always that easy to play DVDs on the New MacBook Pro 2017 and previous, as Apple has dropped the DVD drive and the default QuickTime Player doesn’t support playback of Commercial DVDs. So more and more users turn to rip their DVDs for Playing on MacBook Pro 2017 and other portable devices on the go. In this article, we will quickly walk you through how to rip DVDs for Playing on MacBook Pro 2017 (previous) without losing quality.
Method 1. Free to Rip DVDs with HandBrake on MacBook Pro 2017
Install and run HandBrake app on MacBook Pro 2017, click “Source” to load the DVD movies to the program, specify the output path and filename, then click the “Start” button to convert. The output format is set as “MP4” by default. Or you can choose other formats in the right preset column .
Editor Notes: HandBrake has no ability to get rid of DVD copy protection. If you are seeking for an more easier way to rip any (protected) DVD disc to 250+ formats please turn to method two.
Method 2. Rip any (protected) DVDs on MacBook Pro 2017 with best HandBrake Alternative
The best HandBrake alternative should be Brorsoft DVD ripper for Mac, which enable you rip any (protected)DVD discs to H.264, QuickTime MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc formats for playing on New MacBook Pro 2017 without quality loss. Besides, it grabs the NVIDIA® CUDA and AMD technologies, the ripping speed is about 5-6X faster than competitors. Best of all, it has customized settings for 150+ multimedia devices like iPhone 7/7 plus, iPad Pro, Kindle Fire HD(X), Android phone or tablets. For equivalent Windows version, kindly turn to Brorsoft DVD ripper for Windows.
Guide: Rip DVDs for Playing on MacBook Pro 2017 with ease
Step 1. Insert your DVD disc to an external DVD drive on MacBook Pro, then install and launch the best DVD ripper for Mac to load DVD movies on the program.
Here, DVD ISO files and Video_TS folder are supported as well.
Step 2. Go to “Format” bar and select a proper format like MP4, MOV, M4V, as the output format from Common Video or HD Video list. Or you can choose the optimized settings for a certain device/software like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Xbox, etc.
Tip: If you wanna edit DVD movie, you can click the “Edit” icon to edit, like cropping, trimming, adding watermark effect, merging, rotating and more.
Step 3. Start the DVD conversion by clicking on “Convert” in bottom right corner of main UI.
When the conversion is completed, you can play the converted DVD movies on your MacBook Pro 2017 , or transfer the output file to your iPad, iPod, iPhone to enjoy anytime, where.
If you not only wanna rip DVDs, but also intend to convert Blu-ray or HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI videos for MacBook Pro 2017, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.