DVD to MKV: How to Convert DVD to MKV Video on Windows & Mac
Last Updated on January 27, 2021 by Robert Jackson
When you have piles of movie DVDs as your disc collection at home, have you ever worried about if one or some of these discs will go unplayable due to the fading of the dyeing layer, scratches on the surface, or bending?
If you do, converting those DVDs to MKV videos and save the output on your HHD, USB flash drive, or cloud storage will be a perfect way out.
Sounds pretty attractive, right? Now, let’s start to convert your DVD to MKV and turn the optical disc collection into a digital library.
Steps to convert DVD to MKV
To copy the DVD movie as an MKV video, you will need the professional DVD-to-MKV converter software.
DVD publishers will install some DRM (digital rights management) methods on commercial DVDs out of piracy, which is why we see those Copy-Protection signs on the DVD. So it won’t work if you try to copy the disc to your computer by using the Copy & Paste feature in Windows and macOS.
A tool that can bypass those protections is the only way out. Among dozens of professional DVD encrypter software, Tipard DVD Ripper is undoubtedly one of the best that can help you convert your movie DVD into an MKV video.
Capable of decrypting all DRM methods, Tipard DVD Ripper helps convert the disc content as MKV or a few more other formats onto your computer.
Never should you worry about the quality of the output MKV video since Tipard provides you with a Lossless feature that converts the DVD movie without any quality loss at all.
Also, with its ultimate fast speed, Tipard can finish the conversion in just a few minutes. Want it faster? Turn on the Hardware Acceleration option and speed up the process.
Now, let’s start to convert your DVD to MKV.
Import the DVD to Tipard DVD Ripper
For starters, insert the target DVD into the disc tray. Then, download and launch Tipard DVD Ripper on your computer.
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From Tipard’s interface, hit the big blue plus icon in the middle of the interface to load up the disc to Tipard.
Within a second or two, Tipard will finish the disc analysis and display the main movie.
Decide the profile parameters
Now, let’s start to set up some parameters for the output.
First of all, since Tipard only displays the main movie of the disc, if you want to convert some or all the videos of this disc, click the Full Title List button and check the remaining video clips.
Then, locate Rip All to and go to the MKV tab, choose the Same as Source option to convert the DVD movie into an MKV video losslessly.
As for the audio channel and subtitle tracks, Tipard will help you install them all into that MKV video.
Finish the DVD-to-MKV conversion
The last thing you need to do is click the Rip All button, then Tipard will start to rip the DVD movie as an MKV video onto your computer losslessly.
Tipard will finish the ripping in a few minutes. By default, Tipard will open the folder where it uses to save the output videos. You can locate and play the MKV video there.
As the conversion is complete, you may save the MKV video on your computer hard drive, transfer it to a USB flash drive, or apply a cloud storage service.