I have a previous post on how to change DVD’s aspect radio between 4:3 and 16:9 and the DVD I used as example is from BBC. As far as I can see, BBC DVDs are quite special with multiply episodes and chapters, somewhat like TV show DVDs. I think I should write this post so you guys can better rip BBC DVD.
I will take the BBC TV series SISTER WENDY as an example because it is typical and BBC kind.
A BBC DVD Ripper for PC/Mac Users[Recommended]
The BBC DVD SISTER WENDY is over 15 years old as it was purchased in 2002 and the quality is of the DVD itself is not quick good, so I’d like a DVD ripper that is able to rip BBC TV series to a video format that keeps the original or almost the original video quality. And, BBC DVDs are protected as well. It’s hard to say, but I think it is special and a different kind of copy protection from Disney ones. The BBC DVD Ripper must be able to cope with BBC’s special copy protection. Also, the BBC DVD comes with multiply episodes and multiply chapters in each episode, so, it is good to able to merge episodes into one large video or split each episode by chapters.
Among all my request, AnyMP4 DVD Ripper perfectly meet my needs and thus is recommended to all you guys as the very BBC DVD ripping solution. It is available for both Windows and macOS including the latest ones Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra. And, the good news comes for Mac users that AnyMP4 will upgrade its DVD and Bluray ripper to 64 bit so as to be 100% compatible with Apple’s coming new macOS 10.14, which is believed to be Masada.
BBC DVD Titles Episodes and Chapters
In the BBC DVD set SISTER WENDY disc 1, there are 6 titles in total. 5 titles correspond to the 5 episodes and there are 6 chapters in each episodes, which is clearly shown when being played via VLC player. Title 1-5 are the five episodes and Title 6 is the FBI warning. So, when we try to rip BBC DVD SISTER WENDY, we can check all the five titles for ripping. For other BBC TV series, I suggest you to confirm the titles, episodes/chapters first before ripping.
|The Mists of Time||1.Opening Credits||1|
|2.The Dawn of Art|
|4.Greece and Rome|
|5.The Book of Kells|
|6.The Middle Ages|
|The Hero Steps Forth||1. Opening Credits||2|
|4. Chapel of St.Martin|
|6. Bosch & The Gothic Mind|
|The Age of Genius||1. Opening Credits||3|
|2. Early Florentine Art|
|4. Mantegna and Perspective|
|5. Leonardo da Vinci|
|6. Michelangelo & Raphael|
|Two Sides of the Alps||1. Opening Credits||4|
|2. Venice c. 1500|
|3. Titian and Giorgione|
|4. The Flaying of Marsyas|
|6. Church and State|
|Passion and Ecstasy||1. Opening Credits||5|
|3. The Boisterous Baroque|
|4. Artemisia Gentileschi|
|5. El Greco|
How to rip BBC DVD to MP4/AVI/MKV etc on Windows and macOS
Below is my guide on how to rip BBC TV shows to whatever video format you need, like MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV and devices like iPhone/iPad, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus or other Android phones, tablets and smart TVs. You are also able to rip 2D BBC DVD to 3D MP4, MKV etc.
With AnyMP4 DVD Ripper for BBC TV sets, we are able to merge the episodes into one big file or split each chapter in episodes into separated files. Let’s get started.
Step. 1 Download and Install
Follow the below button to download a free copy of AnyMP4 DVD Ripper for your PC or Mac. Install and launch it. Also, please insert your BBC DVD to your DVD drive. We don’t need the auto-playback, so we can just close it.
Step 2. Load BBC DVD
Click Load DVD button and the BBC DVD ripper will read the DVD in your DVD drive. The DVD Navigator mode is recommended for faster loading DVDs.
Step 3. Check Titles[Optional]
After the DVD is loaded, AnyMP4 checks all titles for us. As is explained above, title 6 is the FBI warning, so we can uncheck it and leave the others.
Step 4. Output Profiles
Click the output profiles and choose one you need. There are many profiles including MP4, AVI, MKV and devices like iPhone/iPad, Samsung, HTC and other Android phones and tablets. You can even rip the BBC DVD directly to MP3 or other music files for listening.
You can also click on Settings to custom the profile with your own preferred resolution, bit rate, codec, aspect radio etc.
Step 5. Merge Episodes
If you want to merge all the episodes in BBC TV shows, make sure to check the below option.
Step 6. Split Episodes by Chapters
To be able to rip BBC DVDs and split episodes by chapters, please uncheck Merge and click Convert and choose Only Convert Chapters: