How to rip BBC DVD to MP4 AVI MKV on PC and Mac

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 an example is from BBC. As far as I can see, BBC DVDs are quite special with multiple 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[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 can 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 and Beachbody. The BBC DVD Ripper must be able to cope with BBC’s special copy protection. Also, the BBC DVD comes with multiple episodes and multiple 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 requests, AnyMP4 DVD Ripper perfectly meets 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 Catalina. 

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 episode, 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 confirm the titles, episodes/chapters first before ripping.

The Mists of Time1.Opening Credits1
2.The Dawn of Art
3.Ancient Egypt
4.Greece and Rome
5.The Book of Kells
6.The Middle Ages
The Hero Steps Forth1. Opening Credits2
2. Giotto
3. Siena
4. Chapel of St.Martin
5. Bruges
6. Bosch & The Gothic Mind
The Age of Genius1. Opening Credits3
2. Early Florentine Art
3. Botticelli
4. Mantegna and Perspective
5. Leonardo da Vinci
6. Michelangelo & Raphael
Two Sides of the Alps1. Opening Credits4
2. Venice c. 1500
3. Titian and Giorgione
4. The Flaying of Marsyas
5. Dürer
6. Church and State
Passion and Ecstasy1. Opening Credits5
2. Caravaggio
3. The Boisterous Baroque
4. Artemisia Gentileschi
5. El Greco
6. Rubens

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 DVDs 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 the 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. 

anymp4 profile h264

You can also click on Settings to custom the profile with your own preferred resolution, bit rate, codec, aspect radio etc.

anymp4 profile settings h264

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:

Are you able to rip BBC DVDs now?

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