Many DVD Fans may run into the problem of playing back DVD movie on iPh, iPad, iPod touch or computer hard drive. In a word, you cannot play DVD files directly. As we know, we could play mp4 in every popular devices and your computer. Generally speaking, MP4 File is the most commonly used to store digital audio and digital video streams, especially those defined by MPEG, and also can be used to store other data such as subtitles and images.
A video or audio file can take up only about 10% of the memory it does before converted to MP4 at the same definite. MP4, supported by many devices and players (such as iPod, iPad, iPh, QuickTime etc), is thus more and more popular.
Have you decided to convert DVD to MP4 by yourself so you can put your favorite dvd movie on iPod, iPh, iPad, PSP, PS3 and other MP4 players?
Yes, we could find some applications from internet to resolve this problem. Such as DVD Decrypter, MacTheRipper,Handbrake.
If you start with the application like DVD Decrypter, things might become even more complicated. It is a free program that allows you to get MP4 video files from DVD movies, but it will require quite a bit of time and computer knowledge to do this and it only can convert non-commercial DVDs (unprotected DVD).
You may heard of Handbrake and MacTheRipper, which are well known as free open sources to rip and convert DVD. However, If you use MacTheRipper to rip DVD, it can only remove the DVD copy protection and extract DVD to. VOB format. It needs third party software to assist on converting .VOB file to MP4. So does Handbrake. Handbrake needs you to take advantage of VLC's ability to skirt DVD copy-protection schemes when ripping commercial DVDs.
Well, don't despair, here you'll learn how to rip and convert DVD (commercial encrypted DVDs and homemade unencrypted DVDs included) to MP4 (MPEG-4). And get your work d with an easy-to-use yet powerful DVD to MP4 Converter - DVD Ripper.
It will help you rip MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc. videos from DVDs in just a few clicks. If you're using a Mac, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac, which allows you to rip DVD to MP4 in Mac OS X (Including Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9).
Now how to convert dvd to mp4 on mac os/windows.
1.Install dvd ripper software and load dvd
At first, you need to insert the DVD disc into computer's DVD-Rom and hit the "Click to Load DVD" button to load DVD. And also you could pick up the titles you want to convert and you can also click the "Merge" button to convert the DVD movies into a single mp4 video file.
2. Choose MP4 as the Output Format
Select MP4 from the drop-down list of "Output Format". If you want to directly put the MP4 file on your iPod, iPh, Samsung, PSP, PS3, HTC, Blackberry, Archos, Soy, Nokia, Android or other popular portable device, you can select an output format according to your device name. Meanwhile, do not forget the output path.
3. Click Start Button and Rip DVD to MP4
After finish the above steps, click the "Start" to convert DVD to MP4. When the conversion is finished, you can play enjoy DVD movies on the go on your iPod, iPh, iPad, Android anywhere you want.
All above ways could be used for playing dvd. And also we could convert dvd to avi with above dvd ripper software if you need.
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