How to Rip and Import DVD Movies to iTunes

By Emily Watson, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

There was once a time when all movies we watched were from Movie Theater or DVDs. But now the concept of a disc as the medium for watching videos is dead. We prefer to stream movies to iTunes and play them on iPad with big screen. If there are still many DVDs laying around in the corner of your attic, rummage through them now, because I'm going to show you how to import all DVD movies into your iTunes library to sync with your iOS device, like an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV.

What to Rip DVD to iTunes

First of all, you need to find a tool which can be used to rip DVDs. Among all such tools I once used, I prefer to use FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate. Apart from being a video converter, this program is also a homemade DVD ripper. With it, you can import DVD, DVD ISO, DVD VIDEO_TS folder to iTunes, as long as the DVDs are not DRM-protected. Both Windows and Mac version of the program are available. Just select the right on based on your computer's operating system.

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How to Import DVD to iTunes

1. Import DVD disc

Once you've launched the program, insert your DVD disc. Click "Load Disc" icon on the main menu and then choose "Load DVD Disc", "Load DVD Folder" or "Load IFO Files".

Import DVD Disc

2. Configure output format

iTunes supports QuickTime and MPEG-4 movie files that end in ".mov", ".m4v", or ".mp4" file extension.

Click the "profile" frame to set output profile for iTunes. You can choose H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4) from "General Video". Alternatively, you can choose the ready preset for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV or other popular media player.

Check All Video Formats

3. Optionally, you may:

• Rename the DVD movie;

• Preview the movie and take a snapshot;

• Adjust the settings of the movie, such as resolution, bitrate, aspect ratio, etc.;

• Merge, clip, crop, or add effect to the video;

• Change the default destination folder.

Preview DVD Files

4. DVD conversion

Now we are ready for the ripping. Click the "Convert" button to begin DVD to iTunes ripping process.

Convert DVD to Videos

5. Import ripped DVD movies to iTunes library.

Open iTunes on your computer. Choose File > Add File to Library and then select the DVD files you have just converted. iTunes will automatically add it to your library.

Import the Ripped DVD Movies to iTunes

And that, a folk, is how you import a DVD into iTunes. It is surely simple and you can complete the task in a decent amount of time. With practice, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate can do much more than this. You can use it as a movie companion to convert videos and audios that can playback without troubles.

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