"I have The Simpsons Movie and season 5 on DVD and my plan is to rip DVD to M4V format on Mac so that I can put my favorite movies to my iPhone. None of the DVD's I'd like to convert is copyright protected. Any help would be much appreciated!"

Many Apple fans want to put DVD movies onto iPod or iPhone , however, to their disappointment, it failed and DVDs cannot be played on the iDevice directly. To enjoy DVD movies on our iDevice, we need to rip DVD to the formats supported by iPhone first, here we recommend you to convert the DVD movies to M4V, as M4V is a highly compatible format on Mac and the M4V file can be played on all Apple stuffs like iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV on Mac.

Step 1: Free download and install DVD to M4V Ripper for Mac

Make sure you have iFunia DVD to M4V Converter for Mac installed. If you don't have it installed, get it now. To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder (or wherever you want).

Download Free Trial of iFunia DVD to M4V Converter for Mac

Download Free Trial of iFunia DVD to M4V Converter for Mac

Step 2: Load DVD to convert to M4V video

Run iFunia DVD to M4V Converter for Mac and insert DVD into your DVD-ROM. Click the media icon at the upper right corner of this app to open the Media Browser and load your DVD. You may see the name of DVD Movie disk if you insert DVD disk before running this Mac DVD to M4V converter tool. This may take up to a minute or two depending on the contents of the DVD and the speed of your optical drive.

import DVD via Media Browser

Step 3: Select M4V as output format

You can use the "Output Format" drop-down menu to control the output format and choose M4V. You can also change the Resolution, Encoder, Bit rate and Frame rate of the M4V video and Sample Rate, Channels, Encoder and Bit Rate of the M4V Audio. Remember that the output file size mostly depends a lot on these settings.

output formats of ifunia video converter for mac

Step 4. Start DVD to M4V conversion on Mac OS X

Finally, convert DVD to M4V by hitting the conversion button. The convert progress bar shows you how much of the encoding is completed. The encoding time will depend on several variables including: the duration of the video file, the speed of your computer, what other activity your computer is currently doing and the bitrate you set.