In my previous post, when Apple launched the news to stop supporting 32-bit programs on macOS Mojave, I recommended a couple of Blu-ray and DVD ripping programs that is 64-bit for Mac. One of the reasons why Apple would like to stop the support of 32-bit programs is 64-bit programs perform better than 32-bit ones. And surely 64 bit Blu-ray and DVD rippers do better ripping on macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina.
With the release of macOS Mojave and Catalina, Blu-ray and DVD ripping manufacture updated their programs to 64 bit and here I’d like to recommend some Blu-ray and DVD rippers that are fully compatible with macOS Catalina and show you how to rip Bluray and DVDs on it!
As explained before, 64-bit programs work better than 32-bit ones. So the three programs I commended are both 64 bit and are 100% compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave and the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina.
DVDFab Bluray/DVD Ripper
DVDFab is believed by me the most powerful app on macOS Catalina to remove the Bluray and DVD protections and save the whole movie in MP4, MKV, etc with multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Except for standard Blu-ray and DVD, DVDFab supports 4K Blu-ray ripping.
DVDFab is one of the first that develops the DVD and Bluray ripping solution in 64-bit, making it 100% compatible with macOS Mojave and Catalina and working better and faster than the 32-bit apps.
DVDFab impresses me by its advanced settings, like 2-pass encoding, splitting DVDs and Bluray by chapters, preserving chapters, copying audio, and extracting subtitle to srt, idx and sub file as you see below:
DVDFab Bluray or DVD Ripper is only available on its official site. So, you are able to get DVDFab Bluray Ripper or DVDRipper with a possible discount here:
Firstly please note AnyMP4 Bluray Ripper is only for ripping Blu-ray discs and AnyMP4 DVD Ripper only for DVDs.
AnyMP4 has upgraded its Blu-ray and DVD ripper to 64 bit so it is 100% compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave, and the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina. You don’t see the “not optimized for your mac” error like other programs. You can able to download the 64-bit version via the below buttons:
I recommend AnyMP4 Blu-ray and DVD Ripper because they both are able to handle protected discs including AACS and BD+ in Blu-ray discs and region code, CSS, Disney X-project DRM, etc in DVDs. They are the true ripping solutions for SBS 3D discs and you are able to rip 3D Blu-ray to 3D MP4, MKV, etc while Bluray or DVD rippers actually rip 2D to 3D, which is also supported by AnyMP4.
Leawo Bluray Ripper is believed by me to be one of the best Blu-ray and DVD solutions that are fully compatible with macOS Mojave and Catalina. With Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, you are able to rip any kind of Blu-ray and DVD discs, commercial or home-made, to any formats like MP4, H.264/MPEG4, MOV, FLV, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, HEVC/H.265, etc. You are even able to upscale DVDs to 1080P videos to enjoy the Bluray quality on 55 inches and above smart TVs.
Besides, if you just want to rip DVDs instead of Blu-ray, Leawo DVD Ripper, also a function module in Leawo Prof. Media, is right there to help. So the above download link also works, what you have to do is just click the DVD ripper on the main screen.
MakeMKV, as far as I concern, is the first 64-bit ripping solution for Bluray and DVDs. MakeMKV is widely recommended by people on Reddit because it is now free to use in Blu-ray and DVD ripping when it is in bed. You are able to have a free copy of MakeMKV for macOS 10.15 Catalina here:
MakeMKV is really powerful in decrypting any kind of protection in Blu-ray and DVDs and save all the audio and subtitle tracks in the MKV file. However, please note MakeMKV is only able to rip Blu-ray and DVDs to MKV, which is why I place it as the last recommendation.
MakeMKV requires a beta key about every two months. You are able to get the beta key here. Also, you are able to get a lifetime key for MakeMKV.
How to rip Bluray and DVD on Mac
To rip Bluray and DVD on Catalina is the same as we do on High Sierra, Mojave or Windows 10. And ripping Blu-ray is no way different from DVDs within each Mojave Blu-ray DVD Rippers. So, I will take DVDs as an example to show you how to rip Bluray DVD on Catalina.
- Please follow the above download links to download one 64-bit Bluray DVD Ripper you prefer for your MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Mini. Install and launch it.
- Insert one Blu-ray or DVD into the Bluray DVD drive.
Ripping Blu-ray DVD on Catalina with AnyMP4 Bluray or DVD Ripper only takes you three steps: Load the DVD, choose the profile and hit Convert:
Ripping Blu-ray DVD on Catalina with Leawo Blu-ray DVD Ripper is easy as well. Generally, you will have to go to Convert tab on top, load the DVD, choose Main Mode, choose or edit profiles and click Convert.
Ripping Blu-ray DVD with MakeMKV only takes you two steps. MakeMKV automatically loads Bluray or DVD for you when you open MakeMKV. You just have to click Open DVD disc or Open Bluray discs, wait for the analyzing and click “Make MKV”:
Tips on Bluray DVD Ripping on Mac
For Blu-ray and DVD Ripping on Mojave, Catalina, or even further macOS, I have some tips for you guys:
- You’d better be online when you are trying to rip Blu-ray discs on Mojave and Catalina. As far as I can see, AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper gets Blu-ray discs’ passkeys on its server. I think this is a very good way to decrypt different kinds of copy protection in Blu-ray discs. Leawo Bluray Ripper and MakeMKV may work the same way. You don’t have to be online for DVD ripping on Catalina. But you have to be online for registering.
- As you can see above, the guide on ripping Blu-ray and DVDs on Mojave/Catalina is quite general, but I have more guides on Blu-ray and DVD ripping here.
- It is important to rip the right DVD title on Mac, or you will get problems in ripping. You can follow this guide to detect the right DVD title for ripping.