QuickTime Player doesn’t support DVD video formats (such as VOB, Video_TS, ISO, and IFO). In other words, you cannot play a DVD on QuickTime or need to convert the DVD to QuickTime-compatible video formats for playback. But how to understand “You can use QuickTime Player to play media stored on your computer's hard disk, a CD, a DVD, or the Internet”? Well, the media does not mean a DVD inserted into your external option drive (for example, an Apple USB SuperDrive) but refers to digital MP4, MOV, M4V, or WMV video files copied from the disc. Therefore, the way to play DVDs on QuickTime is to convert discs to digital files that QuickTime supports.
Q: What file types does QuickTime accept?
A: QuickTime movie files (MOV), most MPEG-4 files (MP4, M4V, M4A, MP3), MPEG-2, DV Stream, MJPEG, and some audio files like WAV, AIFF, and AAC. Among them, MOV, MP4, and M4V are three types of optimal formats.
Q: Which format should I choose for QuickTime?
A: H.264 encoded MOV is the best format to rip a DVD for free playback on Apple devices with QuickTime Player.
Q: How can I convert a DVD to MOV (with H.264 codec)?
A: Use a professional DVD to digital converter like HandBrake (Mac) or WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro (Windows).
Mac users can follow this <HandBrake Tutorial> to rip DVDs to MOV/MP4/M4V. If you are running the Windows system, please read on and follow the WonderFox DVD Ripper tutorial.
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a powerful DVD to QuickTime ripper with strong technical support. It can decrypt DVDs containing any copy protection, such as DVD CSS, Region Code, Multi-angle, UOP, RCE, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-Project, and Cinavia Protection. It provides over 300 formats to rip a DVD (or ISO image/DVD folder).
Next, I will show you how to convert DVDs to QuickTime MOV files for fuss-free playback. Please download and installdownload and install WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro on your PC. Follow the below tutorial to complete the conversion.
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Insert the DVD you want to play on QuickTime. Open WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and click DVD Disc. Select a drive letter and click OK to load the DVD content. The software will analyze the DVD and choose the main movie. It also automatically removes copy protection from the DVD if any.
Click the profile image on the right side of the interface, head to the Video tab, and choose MOV as the output format.
The software will smart-fit the output video and audio settings. But you can still change them based on needs. For example, specify the video encoder to H264.
Related Resource: Convert DVD to H264 | Convert DVD to MPEG-4
Click the … icon at the bottom of the interface to select a destination folder. Then, press Run to rip and convert DVD to MOV for smooth playback on QuickTime.
That is all about the QuickTime DVD conversion on Windows and Mac. With digital MOV copies stored on your computer, you can enjoy the DVD movie in QuickTime without any hassles!