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AVCWare Mac DVD to iPod Converter

The high stability in Mac DVD to iPod conversion is a feature of this software. Besides, the rich settings provided and the great compatibility of various iPod models also made it a relatively high ranking in similar programs.

Too many icons located on the software interface made it a little confusing for first-time users.

The Verdict
This Mac DVD to iPod Converter is a solid and relatively easy-to-use app which can help to get legal DVDs ripped for iPod playback with leisure. It provides a stable condition for users to convert DVD to high quality iPod videos on a Mac with ease. If the software interface would be less useless icons, it would be more practical for most users.



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AVCWare Mac DVD to iPod Converter Reviews

As a program which ranks third among the numerous similar Mac tools, this Mac DVD to iPod Converter developed by AVCWare works much well in the DVD movie to iPod conversion than others. Its high stability, relatively thoughtful design, and rich settings all ensures users to achieve a perfect DVD to iPod video conversion on Mac with great output quality.


  • Convert DVDs to iPod compatible MPEG, MP4, MPEG-4 videos or MP3, M4A audio.
  • Output media files to be supported by comprehensive various iPod models.
  • Support to specify the start and end positions to get the wanted DVD video clip.
  • Detailed parameters are provided to perfect the DVD to iPod video conversion on Mac.
  • Take snapshots of the desired DVD movie scenes to save as JPG images when previewing.
  • Output diversiform effect movies, audio or pictures with high-quality by changing specific settings.

Easy to Use:

  • Comfortable and easy-to-use interface enables users to convert DVD to iPod quickly.
  • Thoughtfully designed a progress bar to mention uses the conversion process.
  • The less used buttons on the interface would be a little cumbersome for most users.

Help & Support:

  • Specific user guide with detail operations is provided on the official site.
  • AVCWare has its specialized Customer Support Team which is happy to assist customers.
  • Officially provide a unified sales support page but not the specific FAQ page for this software.


This AVCWare Mac DVD to iPod Converter reviewed here rightly does a good job in converting the legally purchased DVDs to iPod videos on a Mac. You may have some minor complaints on some of its non-perfect features, but it is an indelible fact that this DVD to iPod Converter for Mac is a solid and quality app with comfortable and easy-to-use interface.

System Requirements

  • OS Supported: Mac OS X v10.5 - 10.6;
  • Processor: PowerPC® G4/G5 or Intel® processor;
  • RAM: 512MB RAM;
  • Free Hard Disk: 30MB free hard disk space for installation;
  • Others: Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher; DVD-ROM drive.

Supported Input and Output Formats

Supported Input Formats
DVD-Video, DVD folder
Supported Output Formats
Video MPEG, MP4, MPEG-4
Audio MP3, M4A
Devices iPod, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, iPhone, iPhone 3G, Apple TV, PSP, PS3

How to Use AVCWare Mac DVD to iPod Converter?

Want to put your purchased DVD movies on your iPod touch for leisure time enjoyment? This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to rip and convert a DVD to iPod video MP4 or M4A, MP3 audio on your Mac computer with this AVCWare Mac DVD to iPod Converter.

Step 1: Load DVD

After downloading and installing the software on your Mac, you can then start it and click on the "Open DVD" button to select a DVD in the dialog box that opens, and load it.

Tip: You can also click "File > Open DVD" or "File > Open IFO Files..." from the main menu to select and load your target DVD files into the program.

avcware dvd to ipod converter for mac interface

Step 2: Select output format

Choose one or more files in the file list from the left panel, and open Profile drop-down list to select an output format for the selected files. To replace the output destination, you can click "Browse" button in setting panel to select a destination folder you prefer.

output profile of avcware mac dvd to ipod converter

Tip: You can also click on the "Settings" button to adjust the parameters of your selected output format in the opended Profile Settings dialog box.

Step 3: Convert DVD to iPod

After finishing the above settings, you can then click on the "Convert" icon to start the DVD to iPod video conversion. The progress bar at the bottom of the window will inform you the whole conversion process.

Once the conversion is completed, you just need to launch the iTunes on your Mac to sync the converted DVD movies to your iPod for leisure playback.

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