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How to rip and copy DVD to PS3 for playback?

“How to rip DVD to PS3? OK, I have a few DVD movies that I would like to copy onto my Sony PS3. Is there a way that I can just rip them to the console? Because the discs are movies that are not on a computer or do I have to put them on a computer first?”


The Sony PlayStation 3 is a very popular home video game console that provides you much more than just gaming. It lets you play DVDs, Blu-rays and by storing video files on PS3’s built-in hard drive, you can watch videos from many types. Whether you want to play DVD movies without using the discs or backup the videos onto PS3, you should be noted that you can’t just rip DVD to PS3 directly, the only way is to rip DVD onto a computer and then transfer the movies to PS3. With DVD Ripper, copying DVD movies to PS3’s hard drive can be a very easy task. Learn from the step-by-step guide below and do it right away.


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(Tips: As DVD Ripper being the best solution for ripping DVDs to PS3 on Windows, DVD Ripper for Mac serves the best Mac DVD to PS3 Converter, including Snow Leopard and Lion.


Step-by-step Guide to Rip & Convert DVD to PS3 on Mac/Windows


Load DVD Source

Once downloaded and installed DVD Ripper, launch it. Insert the DVD you want to copy onto PS3 into your computer's DVD drive. Click on “Load DVD” button to import DVD movies to the program. Then select the movie titles you want to convert, all titles are selected by default.



Customize Output Format

“Subtitle” and “Audio Track” options let you customize the subtitle and language as per your need. Then you will need to select a video file that the PS3 recognizes. MP4 is well supported by PS3, so we click on “Profile” button, go to “Common Video” and select MP4. If you are not sure what file can be played on PS3, simple select the device as the output. To convert DVD to PS3, go to Profile -> Game Hardware -> PS3 or whatever device you have.



Rip & Convert DVD to PS3

Now you can click on “Start” button to rip DVD movies to the PS3 compatible formats saved onto your computer. The converted file will be in .mp4 or other formats you selected.


Copy DVD Movies to PS3

Then you may put the converted DVD movies onto a memory stick or other portable storage device and copy them onto your PS3 built-in hard drive. Now you can watch the movie on PlayStation 3 anytime without ever having to load the disc. Have fun.

That’s it. Moreover, DVD Ripper is also able to rip & convert DVD movies (Both commercial and home DVDs) to whatever formats/devices you want.



1. If you want to combine several DVD chapters into one file, on the main interface, there is a check box "Merge into one file”, select it, and you will only get one output file instead of several files by chapters.


2. DVD Ripper for Mac is the most reliable DVD to PS3 converter for Mac which is able to rip & convert DVD to PS3 on Mac easily. The steps are as easy as 1-2-3: Import DVD movies, select output format and convert. That’s it.


3. To convert any videos to PS3, you may use our professional Video Converter.


4. Video Formats Supported by PS3
* Memory Stick Video Format
* - MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
* - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
* - MPEG-2 TS(H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)
* MP4 file format
* - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
* MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
* MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)
* MPEG-2 TS(MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AC3(Dolby Digital), AAC LC)
* - Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
* - Motion JPEG (μ-Law)
* AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts)
* DivX
* - VC-1 (WMA Standard V2)