Using DVDFab on macOS 10.15 Catalina
If you are running the latest operating system macOS 10.15 Catalina from Apple, you may notice the new security controls, asking you to allow apps to access different parts of your Mac. That makes using DVDFab a bit different from the previous macOS too. So, there’s what you need to pay attention to in detail.
Access Documents Folder and Removable Volume etc
For the first time you open DVDFab, it will ask you to allow access to the Documents folder. This is because the default output folder for Blu-ray DVD ripping and video converting is the DVDFab11 in Documents folder. So, make sure you click OK to allow.
If DVDFab is not allowed, DVDFab fails to create the output folder and it will crash and fails to start up.
If you are trying to rip, copy or burn a Blu-ray or DVD, you will be presented the below window asking for the access permission of removable volumes:
Make sure you click OK so as for DVDFab to fully access to the Blu-ray and DVD drive to load your discs for ripping, copying and burning.
If you don’t rip, copy or burn Blu-ray or DVDs, clicking “Don’t Allow” will be OK. But if you do and click “Don’t Allow”, DVDFab will get totally stuck when you try to manually load a Blu-ray or DVD and you will have to force quit.
If you are trying to convert a video and load the video from, say, your Downloads or Desktop or any other folders or USB drive, make sure you allow access. Or, you won’t be able to load videos for converting.
For some reason, you deny DVDFab to access the Document folder, other folders or the removable volume, and the program does not work properly, you will have to go System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Files and Folders and check the Documents Folder and/or Removable Volume as shown below:
Incoming Network Connections
If you enable the Firewall on macOS Catalina, please allow DVDFab for the incoming network connection. This is because DVDFab will check for updates when launching and it requires an Internet connection to verify the registration.
Fixing this can be easy. Just go System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall and unlock to make changes:
Allow DVDFab for incoming connections in Firewall Options: