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[With How-to Guide] Best 3 DVD to MP4 Converter Freeware for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista

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Nowadays, most (over 50%, according to a research) prefer to use digital methods, maybe a streaming video subscription to purchase or rent movies or TVs. However, this research also says that 41% people use both digital and physical methods, and 20% insist on physical DVDs only. Also we can see the popularity of DVDs from DVD sales in United States of 2016.

DVD sales in US 2016

To sum up, digital is popular while DVD disc isn't dead. There're also countless DVD enthusiasts. They love DVD discs, but meanwhile enjoy converting DVDs to MP4. After all, they will get a digital copy which is easy to manage on virtually all electronic devices, and helps keep their discs away from mishaps.

So here we will hold out 2017 best 3 DVD to MP4 converter free software for Windows users (some are available for other platforms as well) and explain workflow one by one, to help you rip both unencrypted and copy-protected DVDs to HD MP4 without quality loss and without spending a penny.

2017 Top 3 Free DVD to MP4 Converters for Windows PC

All of them are mature and well tested programs. You can free download and feel relieved the use greatly. But before any further, I bet you want to know more about them, such as compatible operating systems, supported DVD copy protection schemes, how it works, etc.

Best Free DVD to MP4 Converter

No.1 free DVD to MP4 converter - WinX DVD Ripper
Rating: ★★★★☆
Supported Windows OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Supported DVD files: DVD disc, DVD folder
Supported DVD copy protections: CSS, UOP, RCE, region code and Sony ARccOS

DVD to MP4 converter free download

WinX DVD Ripper is a totally free DVD to MP4 converter for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows computer. And it has a Mac edition. After years of continuous development, it becomes an expert in DVD ripping, featuring fast DVD ripping speed, high-quality output, decryption ability to remove various copy protections alone, broad compatibility, and so on. In addition to general MP4 profiles offering two available video codecs - H.264 and MPEG4, it also provides a number of premade MP4 profiles for iPhone, Apple TV, iPod, Samsung, PSP and HTC. Therefore, the resulting MP4 file will be fully compatible with users' device without modifying settings.

How to free convert DVD files to MP4 with WinX DVD Ripper?

To begin with, download and install this free DVD to MP4 converter on PC. And then 4 steps later, you'll get a MP4 copy with everything you need.

Step 1. Open WinX DVD Ripper, and then click on "DVD Disc" or "DVD Folder" button to load target DVD file.
Step 2. Navigate to output profiles tabs, hit "to MP4" or choose a MP4 profile under certain device profile tab.
Step 3 (optional). Change default output settings if you think it is necessary, for example, subtitle track, output folder, audio/video bit rate, sample rate, video resolution. Besides, this DVD to MP4 converter free software allows trimming video to cut off unwanted part.
Step 4. Click on "Start" button to begin processing DVD to MP4 conversion.

Note: If your DVD is locked by Disney DRM, you're suggested to upgrade to Platinum version. There is hardly a free DVD to MP4 converter that supports Disney DRM encryption.

No.2 DVD to MP4 converter freeware - Handbrake
Top DVD to MP4 Converter Freeware Rating:★★★★
Supported Windows OS: Windows Vista to 10
Supported DVD files: DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO image
Supported DVD copy protections: None

Handbrake is another time-honored free and open source video transcoder that can convert videos, blu-ray and DVD discs to MP4 and MKV. Before Christmas 2016, Handbrake team took out Handbrake 1.0.0 which has got major improvements. It adds general presets, and presets for web and devices, while keeping legacy presets. Handbrake is an ace free DVD to MP4 converter in terms of ripping unencrypted DVDs. As for converting copy-protected DVDs to MP4, it is far weaker than WinX DVD Ripper. It can only rip CSS-protected DVDs even if VLC libdvdcss is installed.

How to free rip DVD to MP4 with Handbrake?

Likewise, you need to download and install Handbrake first. Go to https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php, and get the proper version downloaded. Next, following the guide below.

Step 1. Run Handbrake, hit "Open Source" to load the DVD you want to convert to MP4.
Step 2. Set destination folder to save output and choose MP4 as container.
Step 3. Hit "Start Encode" to order this free DVD to MP4 converter to start conversion.

Note: If you want to free rip DVDs with CSS copy protection using Handbrake, you need download VLC libdvdcss for Handbrake on Windows first.

Free DVD to MP4 Video Converter

No.3 free DVD to MP4 converter - Free DVD Video Converter
Rating: ★★★☆
Supported Windows OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3
Supported DVD files: DVD disc
Supported DVD copy protections: None

Free DVD Video Converter is a Windows-based tool specially designed to convert Blu-ray discs and video DVDs to MP4, AVI, and MKV video for iPhone, Apple TV, iPod, PSP, PS3, BlackBerry, Xbox and computer. But just like Handbrake, this free DVD to MP4 converter software can rip unprotected files only. Another important thing is that it is ad-supported. It includes links to other websites and third-party apps installations including toolbars. Luckily, it allows you to uncheck them while installing. So be careful in the process of installation.

How to convert a DVD to MP4 with Free DVD Video Converter?

Again you should download and install it first, and then move to the next thing.

Step 1. Double click on the icon of Free DVD Video Converter to open it. You'll see the screenshot is very straightforward. Browse and select target DVD.
Step 2. Hit "Choose" to select title, audio and subtitles. Hit "Browse" under "Output file" to name a location.
"MP4" under "Formats" and choose a preset. Finally, hit "Convert" to begin converting DVD to MP4 at no cost.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

If you have many newly-released strictly-encrypted DVDs such as Manchester By the Sea, any free DVD to MP4 converters obviously can't help you. The only way is to get a professional DVD ripper downloaded for further use. By the way, a professional one will be superior to a free one in many aspects, such as speed, quality, compatibility, decryption ability, profiles, editing options, interface, customer service, etc. Just give the hardware acceleration supported WinX DVD Ripper a shot.

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