Ripping DVD to MP4/MPEG-4

Diana Joan

Mar 10, 2016 06:17 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

If you want to take your DVD movies with you on the road, or just want to clean up those physical discs but keep your DVD movies and TV shows on your HTPC, you can choose to rip DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 with a DVD Ripper.

To rip a DVD to MPEG-4/MP4, you have to download specialist software, don’t panic though, here the article is aiming to instruct you how to choose a DVD to MP4/MPEG -4 Converter and which one is the best DVD ripping softwarewhich is free and works brilliantly. 

Read: A Comparison of All DVD Ripping Tools in the Market

How to Choose the Best DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 Converter?

Searching “DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 Converter” on Google, you will see that there are so many software available to convert DVD to MP4/MPEG-4. So how to choose the right DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 ripping software? Here lists some factors you should take into account:

1. Easy to use: To the average person, the interface of DVD Ripper need to be intuitive and simplicity, which can make users get the function of each icon easily. It is better to finish the conversion process with simply three or less steps.

2. Supported Video format: Since MP4 includes H.265 MP4, H.264 MP4, MPEG-4, etc. An excellent DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 converter should offer MP4 files in various codec. It will better to convert DVD to iPhone MP4, iPad MP4, Galaxy S7 MP4, etc. 

3. Video Quality: A professional DVD Ripper should convert DVD videos with original video quality in high definition.

4. Comprehensive capability of ripping, copying and converting: A professional DVD Ripper must be equipped with the capability of removing DVDs protection. Meanwhile, it can backup DVD to a manageable size and convert the source video to any format you want or your device playable.

5. Speed: Ripping or copying a DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 costs a lot of time. If you have several DVDs to convert, the conversion speed must be considered as a criterion for professional DVD Ripper.

6. Personal Demands: When transforming DVD to MP4/MPEG-4, many people has some personal demands, like cropping the black area of the movie and adding some watermarks.

7. Price: Anytime, whatever we buy, the thing we have to consider must be the price.

8. Lifetime free update: Considering the devices will update several times in their lives, the DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 ipper should provide lifetime free update to adapt to the the development of DVD protection technology.
Top 2 DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 Converter

There are many free DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 Converters while some of them need to be paid. We choose the best one in open-source programs and a top one in closed-source software.

Free DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 Converter – Handbrake

Handbrake is an open source DVD to MP4 converter, offering different free functions. It grabs video from a variety of sources, such as DVD or a DVD image, and grabs audio from several sources as well, including MPEG audio tracks. Users will then be able to output a digital file in a variety of formats, including AAC, MKV, MP4, and MPEG-4.

There are also some “bonus” features on Handbrake, such as selecting individual DVD chapters, grab subtitles, and get plenty of control over recordings, by selecting the bit rate, maximum file size for video, and bit rate and sample rate for audio.

Best DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 Converter – Pavtube ByteCopy

Pavtube ByteCopy is a closed-source. It deserves to try. It contains all functions of Handbrake in DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 conversion. Not like Handbrake that only works non-protected DVD, it rips and converts any copy &region protected DVD to MP4 in H.265, H.264, H.264, MPEG-4, Divx, XviD, etc codec with original video quality.

What’s more, it is the best Blu-ray/DVD to Lossless MKV solution with the ability of backing up Blu-ray/DVD collection to multi-track MKV without quality loss, ripping BD/DVD movies to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams, and converting BD/DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format so that you can freely watch movies on Apple iOS devices, Android OS devices, Windows RT/Pro devices, HDTV, 3D TVs, PSP, PS4,  Plex, WDTV Live, Roku 3 and more devices. At the meantime, this multi-track Blu-ray/DVD converter can be considered as a user-friendly movie editing tool with the professional functions to trim, crop, merge, insert subtitles, export srt/ass/ssa subtitles, add video effects in the destination movie.

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Convert DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 with Pavtube ByteCopy

Step 1: Load DVD videos

After installing and launching the DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 program, please insert your DVD disc into your DVD-Rom and click “File” button to upload DVD folders/ISO files/IFO files. Since the app support batch conversion, you can batch convert DVD to MP4/MPEG-4. 

Tip: You can select desired subtitle/audio track at the bottom of chapter list.

Step 2: Choose MP4/MPEG-4 Format

In the dropdown list of Format menu, you can find “HD MP4 Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” catalogue. And “MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4)” in “Common Video”.

If you plan to rip DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 for Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy TabPro, Galaxy Tab E Series, you also can choose “Samsung MPEG4 Series(*.mp4)”

1. Go to “Edit” tab and open “Crop” “Effect” “Watermark” “Audio” tab to adjust video zoom, adjust image brightness, and add watermark etc. with DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 Converter.
2. Go to “Setting” tab to adjust video bitrate/codec/resolution and more.

Step 3: Start to Convert DVD to MP4/MPEG-4

Click the Browse button to specify where the program should place the converted files. Then click Convert button to start to rip DVD to MP4/MPEG-4 video.

And that’s all! Now you know how to convert movies from DVD to MP4/MPEG-4. You can transfer the MP4 file to your iPhone 6S, iPad Air 3, LG G5, Sony Xperia X Series and other popular portable devices to play on the go. Or you can store the MP4 file on NAS then stream it on PS4, HD TV, Tablet with Plex. 

In addition, you may also want to convert AVI to MP4, MKV to MP4, VOB to MP4, etc. If so, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate will help you. And to help you save money, Pavtube offer a software bundle software promotion:

ByteCopy($42) + Video Converter Ultimate($65) = Only $79.9, Save $27.1 

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