Updated on Jun 16, 2023
QuickTime is a cross-platform multimedia architecture developed by Apple, including QuickTime Player, QuickTime Pro, QuickTime Streaming Server and QuickTime Broadcaster that can deliver content on Mac OS and Windows computers. Most users are used to watching videos with the QuickTime player, and some DVD enthusiasts also want to paly DVDs with it. So a question arises, does QuickTime play DVDs?
Q: I can't play a movie on a DVD with QuickTime. With the player open, when I go to File and then Open, I get the two Video and Audio folders on the DVD itself.
Q: Well, Windows Media Player won't play my DVDs. I rather use QuickTime Player though, and I have it downloaded and everything, but I didn't see any option to do that. How to play DVD on QuickTime?
You many have encountered with the similar problem and need an effective method to play your favorite DVD movies on QuickTime player. Generally speaking, QuickTime supports the following video/audio formats:
Video: QuickTime Movie (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v), MPEG-2, MPEG-1, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVCHD, AVI (Motion JPEG only), DV
Codecs: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (Part 2), H.264, H.263, H.261
Audio: iTunes Audio (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p), MP3, Core Audio (.caf), AIFF, AU, SD2, WAV, SND, AMR
Codecs: AAC (MPEG-4 Audio), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3
From this list, you can see that QuickTime doesn't support DVD video format (VOB, Video TS folder and ISO), let alone play copyrighted commercial DVDs. Since it doesn't perform as a QuickTime DVD player, the only way to play DVD in QuickTime is to rip DVD to the format that QuickTime supports. As the specified QuickTime Movie File Format, MOV is highly recommended.
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a powerful DVD to QuickTime ripper with strong technical support. It's functional and easy to use. Some of you have probably used other rippers before but failed to rip commercial DVD because of the copy protection or complex operations. Now, you can get rid of this problem altogether. With advanced DVD decryption technique, you are free to copy CSS DVD, remove Region Code, Multi-angle, RCE, Sony ARccOS, UOP, Disney X-Project DRM and Cinavia Protection for personal use. Also you can convert DVD to MOV easily for free playback with QuickTime. Just follow the tutorial to complete this conversion.
Preparation: Download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and install it on your PC.
Insert a DVD disc into your computer's DVD-ROM drive, then launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. It supports three types of DVD sources: DVD Disc, ISO image and DVD Folder. This time we click "DVD Disc".
Select DVD source
This program will analyze, decrypt and select the main title (the movie) intelligently to save your time. If you need, choose a subtitle track to embed subtitles in the DVD video. Click "Output Format" and enter the sub-interface. Then choose "Video" and "MOV".
Rip DVD to MOV
Go back to the main interface and click "Run" to initiate the ripping task.
Copy DVD to devices
Beyond that, you're able to improve the quality of output videos by resetting the resolution, frame rate, bit rate and other related parameters. Click "Settings" to alter video and audio parameters.
Convert DVD to HD video
If you don't know much about those parameters, you can also enjoy high quality videos. Just simply drag the quality controlling bar to choose quality and the ideal ripping speed you need.
For your better Visual Experience, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro provides the third way to enhance video quality as well. Click "Output Format" > "HD" > "HD(MOV)" to convert DVD to HD videos.
Furthermore, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro provides many other outstanding functions for you, such as cut DVD clips, extract audio from DVDs, fix scratched DVDs, etc . Just download this software to help you play any movie, video and music freely.
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