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We all have plethora of DVDs at our disposal, after all they were our real companions a decade back. I still remember those good old days when my father used to bribe me which goes like this – “Son, get good marks and I’ll bring you your favourite movie”. You know what, I ended up collecting 102 DVDs and they still holds special place in my heart. Though it’s other thing I rarely use any of them now, probably because I am too lazy to search the DVDs in an old dusty shelf. There’s only one thing that would allow me to relive all those movie collection, rip them all to digital format on my Mac.

Are you too stuck with your scratched DVDs or kinda feel too lazy to search for some good old collection under your shelf, no matter what, by the end of this article you’ll end up copying all your DVDs to iTunes library. Just bear with me for rest of the article, sit back and relax as today I’ll show you how you can easily Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows.

I’ll cover couple of ways which will let you to Import DVD To iTunes, needless to say both works fast and effectively. It’s upto you and your needs which method you chose.

Method 1 – Import DVD To iTunes Using HandBrake

Step 1 : First and foremost step is to download and Install HandBrake on your respective desktop operating system. Luckily HandBrake is an Open-source free DVD ripper software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Step 2 : Now it’s time to insert your favourite DVD to Disk drive and subsequently launch HandBrake.

Step 3 : Follow the HandBrake window and tap on Source. Select the DVD inserted for ripping.

How To Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows

Step 4You’ll see a warning message from HandBrake, if you are not trying to Rip Protected DVD, tap on Attempt Scan Anyway. Just hold on, it’ll take 30-60 sec to scan your entire DVD. 

By this time you must have observed that HandBrake won’t be able to Rip protected DVDs. 

How To Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows

Step 5 : Apple devices and programs are capable of running MPEG-4 video format, iTunes is no exception to it. For the same, let’s change the output video format.

In order to copy DVD to iTunes library, under the Output Settings, select mp4 as Format.

How To Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows

Step 6 : We are just couple of steps away from our target, tap on Start and rest leave everything upto HandBrake. Depending on the size of Disk and your processor speed, it’ll take few minutes to complete the ripping process.

This way you have successfully ripped your DVD to mp4 format.

How To Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows

Step 7 : Our final step is to import ripped DVD to iTunes. Locate the ripped DVD file on your Mac/Windows, launch iTunes and drag this ripped mp4 file over it.

That’s it! This is how you can easily Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows.

Pros to copy DVD to iTunes using HandBrake :

  1. HandBrake is an absolutely free software.
  2. It’s fast and reliable.

Cons to Rip DVD to iTunes using HandBrake :

  1. Unfortunately if you have Protected DVDs to rip, HandBrake will not work for you.

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Method 2 : Copy DVD To iTunes Using MacX DVD Ripper

Step 1Get a Good DVD converter program which will let you to import DVD to iTunes. I recommend you to download MacX DVD Ripper for Mac or MacX DVD Ripper for Windows. Both comes with a free trial, just test them out and if you like it, get a licensed version at discounted prices.

Download MacX DVD Ripper Trial (Mac) Download MacX DVD Ripper Trial (Windows)

It’s been almost 1 year since I am using MacX DVD Ripper. The more I use it, the more I feel perplexed seeing it’s ripping power. Not sure whether to buy it or not? Just use the trial version or simply count on me. 

Step 2Eject the DVD drive and insert the DVD you want to rip in other portable format. Once done, launch MacX DVD Ripper.

Step 3From MacX DVD Ripper screen, tap on DVD button at top left corner to load the inserted DVD. Depending on processing power of your system, It’ll not take more than 5 seconds to load the entire DVD.

How To Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows

Step 4 : For those who have multi disk drive embedded in the system, select the disk you want to rip and tap on OK.

How To Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows

Step 5 : What I like the most in MacX DVD ripper is, there are plethora of formats in which you can rip your DVD. You name it, they have it.

As already mentioned, Apple products and programs works only with MPEG-4 format. So we’ll select mp4 only.

How To Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows

Step 6 : Icing on the cake is, even if there are various titles in your DVD, MacX DVD will automatically select the main title for you. In case you wish to rip all those titles, just check them one by one and you are good go.

Step 7 : Just tap on Run and allow MacX DVD Ripper to convert DVD to mp4. Depending on DVD size and your system’s processing power, it’ll take some time to Rip DVD, till then sip in your green tea and relax.

This way you have successfully ripped your DVD. Let head over to final step i.e. copying ripped DVD to iTunes.

How To Import DVD To iTunes On Mac/Windows

Step 8 : Locate the ripped DVD file on your Mac/Windows, launch iTunes and drag this ripped mp4 file over it.

That’s it! This is how you can easily Copy DVD To iTunes Using MacX DVD Ripper.

Pros to copy DVD to iTunes using HandBrake :

  1. Can rip almost every protected DVD file.
  2. DVD Ripping process is relatively faster than any other ripping tool out there. Though protected DVD might take some extra time.

Note : Have a protected DVD? Want to rip it for personal use? No issues, it’s not illegal to do so. But trying to distribute those protected DVD is illegal and you might break Federal or State laws. Proceed with caution.

Cons to Rip DVD to iTunes using HandBrake :

  1. There’s no version for Linux, sorry folks.

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Conclusion

Backing up those scratched and unused DVDs is todays need. In case you have non protected DVDs and want to backup them on your Desktop or any other media device, I would recommend you to for HandBrake. It’s free and fast.

For those who have plethora of protected DVDs and want backup at the earliest, try MacX DVD Ripper. It’s a great software with tons of useful features. Priced at $39.99 MacX DVD Ripper is actually money well spent.

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