[100% Compatible]64 bit DVD Ripper for Mac? Top DVD Ripping Apps Recommended for macOS and Apple Silicon Macs

I have heard that with macOS 10.13 High Sierra and later releases, only 64 bits apps could be used. And yes, 32-bit programs are no longer supported since macOS 10.14 Mojave. We finally have the official release of macOS 11, the Big Sur, and the Apple Silicon (ARM-based chip) MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. What I am concerned about most is how the Blu-ray and DVD rippers work on the new macOS 14 Sonoma and the Apple Silicon chip Macs. 

To find a 64-bit DVD ripping software for macOS 14 Sonoma, I do a lot of searches and tests. In this post, I’d like to recommend a couple of 64-bit DVD Rippers for Mac to ensure you can still rip and convert DVDs on the latest macOS 14 Sonoma, especially those Silicon Macs.

Details on Apple’s 32 bit apps policy on macOS

According to Apple developer news, Apple’s policy on 32-bit apps is: “macOS High Sierra will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise. “

So, if you are still running macOS High Sierra or older version, it is Okay to work with the 32-bit DVD Rippers, but if you are running Mojave, Catalina, or the new Big Sur, you will have to go find a 64-bit DVD Ripper for Mac. Don’t worry, here are my recommendations.

Is your DVD Ripper 64-bit?

If you are running macOS Mojave and the newer versions, like macOS 14 Sonoma, the latest, there is no need to check if your DVD ripper is 64-bit, simply because they won’t even run with the below error message if not. 

32 bit App Warning macOS

However, suppose you are still running older macOS like High Sierra and plan to upgrade to the latest or intend to have a new Mac, especially Silicon MacBook Air, Pro, or Mini that runs the M1 chipset. In that case, it is still good to know if your DVD ripper is 64 bit or not, so you have the confidence to update. To check if an application that is installed on Catalina is 32-bit or 64-bit, you can go to Apple Menu-About This Mac-System Report:

Then in the system report, scroll down to Software-Applications in the sidebar. And check the Kind info for each application:

64-bit DVD Rippers for Silicon Macs

We know that the 32-bit DVD ripper is NOT working on macOS Catalina and Big Sur. And below, you will see my recommendation for 64-bit DVD rippers for Mac that are 100% compatible with the latest macOS 14 Sonoma. Also, it is essential to know what those 64 bit DVD Rippers are fully compatible with Apple Silicon Macs: the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini that run the Silicon chip.  

MakeMKV[FREE & Native Support]

MakeMKV is recommended by me as one of the best DVD and Bluray rippers for both PC and Mac users since 2018. Mike, the author of MakeMKV, says MakeMKV will remain free while it is in beta but you will have to get a beta key every two months. Importantly, MakeMKV is upgraded in the early of 2021 to natively support Apple Silicon chip! 

MakeMKV is one of the most popular DVD rippers available for PC, Mac, and Linux, and it has been able to rip practically all of my DVD collections to MKV so far. According to reports, it can rip any DVD, even protected and homemade discs, on Windows, macOS, and Linux. With the free beta license, you may use MakeMKV to rip DVDs for free without having to pay anything.

MakeMKV Open Japanese DVD

MacX DVD Ripper Pro has been one of the best sellers in the past ten years. It always keeps itself updated, and it’s glad to see it is 100% compatible with Apple’s latest operating system, aka, macOS 14 Sonoma, and runs just fine on Apple Silicon, the M chip-set Macs.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro, as the name suggests, is mainly designed for macOS. It is super powerful in decrypting DVD copy protections and saving your DVD video to MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc., onto your hard drive. You can rip and convert DVDs to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, as well as other portable devices. The ripping speed is impressive as it supports multi-thread CPUs and takes full advantage of GPU to speed up ripping. And, if you don’t care much about the size, you can go for Main DVD Content Copy in DVD Backup, which decrypts your DVD in just a few minutes in MPEG2. Since there is no re-coding in ripping with this profile, MacX DVD Ripper Pro keeps the original DVD quality.  

Leawo Bluray Ripper and Leawo DVD Ripper are components of its Prof. Media, called the total video converter by Leawo. The Bluray Ripper is the only program that works for Blu-rays and DVDs. (The DVD Ripper only works for DVDs, and AnyMP4 Bluray Ripper only works for Blu Rays, not DVDs). Leawo Prof. Media is also working on Big Sur and ARM-based Macs, meaning all its components work.

Leawo Bluray Ripper is really a powerful ripping solution for both Bluray discs and DVDs. It handles the latest copy-protected Blu-rays and DVDs from Disney, Paramount, etc. It 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!

Leawo Prof Media Mac UI

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate works 100% well with the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina and macOS 11 Big Sur. But please note, it is now renamed to Wondershare UniConverter. There is nothing else that changed, just the name. Wondershare UniConverter runs on Apple Silicon Macs just fine.

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 video downloader that is able to download and record FIFA World Cup 2018 videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Fox, BBC, ITV, etc. 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 Filmora is right here for you.

AnyMP4 works 100% on High Sierra, but it has similar problems to Xilisoft that it selects all most all DVD titles for me. I will have to check and decide which title to use for ripping.

AnyMP4 offers two ways to load DVDs, and I have no idea what exactly they are while ripping them. It also provides two options, one for ripping Titles and one for ripping chapters. If you want to split DVDs by chapters, AnyMP4 is an excellent choice.

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.

DVDFab is an all-in-one solution that can rip Blu-ray and DVDs, copy, convert and burn videos for you. It is one of the best 64-bit DVD Rippers for Mac and it is fully compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina and macOS 11 Big Sur. It runs just fine on Silicon M1 Macs. 

When it comes to DVD ripping on Mac, DVDFab is the most powerful one that supports all kinds of DVD copy protections and it can take full advantage of your GPU for faster ripping. DVDFab is rich in custom settings and you can freely set the name, subtitle, and audios. If you want your 64-bit DVD Ripper for M1 Macs to rip DVD to MP4 AC3, no problem too! 

DVDFab Mac UI(Ripper)

NOT Compatible Rippers for macOS 14 Sonoma

I also tested the below DVD Rippers, for some reason. they don’t work.

Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate[NOT Compatible]

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.

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[NOT 100% Compatible]

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 an HDD is much faster. And DVDFab, Leawo Bluray DVD Ripper all are able to rip it in less than 40 minutes.

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4 years ago

Acrok Ultimate Video Converter is also not compatible with Catalina. I ordered it in September 2019 and barely got to use it when I went to Catalina in October. I emailed their support which isn’t very supportive. They answered me Oct 29th and said that the new version should be ready in a couple of weeks (November). Well here it is a new year and still no 64-bit version and my emails are not being responded to ( I must have sent about a dozen emails regarding this issue and I only received 2 responses). I received a response in December pretty much saying what the first response in October said and that the 64-bit is still being worked on. I would like a full refund, but if I can’t get a response out of them how to I expect to get my money back ? Their website is full of empty promises like award winning support and customer service. A lot of accolades but no satisfaction. And nowhere on their site does it even address the 64-bit problem with macOS Catalina users. No phone number to call either. And I find it strange that I can’t leave a review either. All these other customers left reviews posted on the site and I can’t leave one – Hmmm ?! here’s their site: http://www.acrok.com/store/

2 years ago

Hi! I know for a fact (I asked their tech support) tht DVDFab hasn’t yet updated for M1 compatibility. Of course some software just works out of the box with Rosetta translation, but according to this thread in the official forum, users with M1 machines seem to experience the app crashing whenever a disk is inserted. Did you verify yourself that DVDFab works as expected under Rosetta?

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