I have heard that with macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the next update, only 64 bits apps could be use. And I see concerns about 32 bit apps working on High Sierra or not all over the web including DVD ripping solutions which is what I concern most. I am currently running Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate and Leawo Bluray Ripper however both of them are 32 bit. I am quite wondering if there are 64 bit DVD rippers for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and if those 32 bit DVD rippers will still be working on High Sierra when system softwares on the Mac will be updated in October?

To find a 64 bit DVD ripping software for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, I do a lot of search and test, however the result is really disappointing: all DVD ripping apps I have tried including Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, Leawo Bluray Ripper (rips DVDs as well), Aimersoft DVD Ripper, AnyMP4 DVD Ripper, MacX DVD Ripper Pro, Xilisoft DVD Ripper are ALL 32 bit.

To make sure I will still be able to rip and convert DVDs (some Blurays as well, not many), I do the following three things. You will see the detail below.

I do a deep search and learn the details on Apple’s policy on 32 bit apps and from the Apple developer news we can see we just worry too much even there is currently no 64 bit dvd ripper for High Sierra. As mentioned by Apple, macOS High Sierra will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise. So, those 32 bit DVD rippers, if everything goes well, will still work on High Sierra.

Do the 32-bit DVD Rippers work on macOS 10.13 High Sierra?

I update my recent macOS 10.12.6 to the beta macOS High Sierra to see if those 32-bit DVD ripper are still working on macOS High Sierra. And below are my results.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate works 100% well with the latest macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

It is so far the most beautiful DVD ripper I have ever seen with flat designs. The UI is clear and straightaway even the new users know how to use it. But it also offers rich options for advanced users to customize and save their own profiles with customized codec resolution etc.

Wondershare names it a video converter but is NOT only a DVD ripper but also a DVD authoring program as well YouTube video downloader. It comes along with some fascinating features like metadata fixing, VR converting, GIF making etc. The edit function is great as well but in case you need a more powerful video editing program Wondershare’s Filmora is right here for you.

Leawo Bluray Ripper and Leawo DVD Ripper are components of  its Prof. Media, which is called total video converter by Leawo as well. The Bluray Ripper is the only programs here that works for Blu rays as well as DVDs. (The DVD Ripper only works for DVDs and AnyMP4 Bluray Ripper only works for Blurays, no DVDs). Leawo Prof. Media is also working on High Sierra, meaning all its component works.

Leawo Bluray Ripper is really a powerful ripping solution for both Bluray discs and DVDs. It handles the latest copy protected Blurays and DVDs like Wonder Woman and rips them on both Windows and Mac to any video format like MKV, MP4 AVI or devices from Apple, Sony, Samsung etc, even in 3D format!

As far as I have tested, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is 100% compatible with the latest macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Although it is 32 bit at the moment, I get positive answer from their support team that they will upgrade the app and make it 64 bit DVD ripper for High Sierra in the near future.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro as I have tested, is only a DVD ripping application but it does the job of ripping DVDs well. I am impressed by the DVD Backup mode so I can rip a DVD to ISO on High Sierra with the original video and audio quality and the menus as well!

Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate

Xilisoft is the most disappointing one as it is NOT compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra at all. For the first DVD disc that I was trying to load, it got stuck at 4% while analyzing the DVD Jupiter Ascending. I waited about 25 minutes and lost the patience and canceled the process. I know the DVD is working as it plays perfectly the recent update macOS 10.13 and it loads fine in Wondershare, Leawo and MacXDVD.

I then tried to load an ISO file of Toy Story 3 and it failed in getting the DVD details and the profiles and destinations were all gone, leaving me nowhere to star the ripping at all.

I then found the disc Toy Story 3 and had one more try. This time it loaded the disc with ALL TITLES CHECKED and the profiles and destinations were all gone as well. I know this is a protected DVD from Disney, one of kids’ favorite that had been ripped to Innotab 3S/Max, and there are 99 titles with almost all titles comes with the same length, so I know this is NOT right and will give me problems.

One more thing, there is still no reply from Xilisoft and I assume we don’t get a 64 bit DVD ripper from Xilisoft for High Sierra in the near future.

Aimersoft DVD Ripper

Aimersoft DVD Ripper is not FULLY compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. It failed to load the DVD Jupiter Ascending and the ISO Toy Story 3. Instead of getting stuck, Aimersoft gave a different error message as shown below.

Load DVD Failed
Load ISO Failed

I was finally able to load Toy Story 3 after the ISO was mounted however Aimersoft gave me a wrong info of the DVD as you can see below. It said the source DVD is 1024×576 while we know that a DVD can be only 720×576 or 720×480. And this will lead to a problem that the output is too large as the default profiles for MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI are to keep the original resolution. 

The Source VOB's Resolution is Wrong

Since this is a tiny error I go forward for testing. I selected MP4 as the output format and set the resolution to 720×480 and Aimersoft finished the ripping in about 55 minutes. I don’t think this is quite good as I was ripping the movie on HDD instead of a disc. We know a disc’s read speed only goes up to 8x while a HDD is much faster. And Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, Leawo Bluray DVD Ripper and MacX DVD Ripper Pro all are able to rip it in less than 40 minutes.

AnyMP4 works on High Sierra, but it has similar problems like Xilisoft that it selects all most all DVD titles for me. I will have to check and decide myself which title to use for ripping.

AnyMP4 offers two way for loading DVDs and I have no idea what exactly they are and while ripping DVDs, it offers two options as well, one for ripping Titles and one for ripping chapters, which does not make sense to me either.

In short, although AnyMP4 works, it is not user friendly to newbies in title selecting, DVD loading and ripping. But it does work and the 3D function and rich and powerful. Advanced users will like it.

How to tell if a DVD Ripper is 32 or 64 bit?

There are two ways to see if an app or DVD ripper for High Sierra is 32 or 64 bit as far as I know and below is a brief introduction on how to do it:

  • Click the Apple logo at the upper left of the screen-About This Mac-System Report
  • Go to Applications in Software tab
  • Scroll sideways to right and check Yes or No for 64-bit(Intel). Yes for 64 and No for 32.

And the second way:

  • Go to Applications folder-Utility-Activity Monitor
  • Right click on top and enable Kind
  • Locate the DVD ripper that is running, go Kind tab and see if it is 32 or 64 bit.

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