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Summary: There emerge incremental demands to rip DVD to MP4 to digitalize the DVDs and make movies transportable. For many disc owners, it is a decision to waver on. This article will particularly show you why and how to convert DVD to MP4.
Since 1995, DVD had become a universal entertainment carrier in a global context. People were using discs to record anything important and cherished, and to view movies, bla bla bla. Roughly years 2004 to 2007 were the peak and golden age of DVDs, with the revenue of yearly sales calculated in billions; at the same time, more than 127 million DVD players were sold to over 70 million U.S. homes until the end of 2004.
But after 2008, the birth year of Netflix Streaming, it's all the way to descending, and the disc-driven entertaining pattern began to alter. Films, music and images are still indispensable in daily life today, but consumer demand is clearly shifting to digital distribution of video entertainment since digital era has ripened and become the loudest melody. In another aspect, particularly when Steve Jobs set off the Mobile Revolution, the mainstream multimedia device falls on the handheld smartphone and tablet, which propels the increasing prevalence of MP4 format.
This page mainly focuses on everything about DVD to MP4, jump to section about:
1. Why Convert DVD to MP4?
2. Whether Win/Mac Has a First-party DVD Ripping App?
3. Top Third-party DVD to MP4 Rippers Review
4. Why Choose WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for DVD to MP4 Conversion?
5. How to Convert DVD to MP4 on Windows/Mac?
Before convincing you of the necessity of converting DVD to MP4 video files and digging out the easiest method, I'd prefer revealing some general knowledge of DVD and MP4 format like the disadvantages of DVD disc and advantages of MP4.
Disadvantages of DVD disc
DVD disc offers high storage capacity (4.7GB and 8.5GB are quite common) to store any kind of digital data, and allows us to watch content in the disc via DVD players. However, it also has some defects that push many people to rip DVD to digital file (MP4 is preferred choice) and save it into other storage devices.
● DVD is easily broken.
Children always break DVDs. So do adults. DVDs are vulnerable to warping, scratching, and breaking when aged, and stored or used improperly. When a disc is damaged, several or hundreds or thousands of sectors will become unreadable. Therefore when you play it, you may encounter problems like "sometimes it plays properly and sometimes it skips or even aborts", "when DVD is inserted, it doesn't seem to read or load", and "DVD playback keeps freezing".
● DVD occupies much space of our room.
DVDs are cumbersome to store, thus becoming a headache for those who have collected an enormous number of DVD discs. They desperately need nice DVD storage ideas and are often suggested to convert DVD to MP4 or other digital files, in that this method can help save much room space and find target item easily.
● Regional lockout causes DVD won't play error.
Virtually all commercial DVDs have region codes which only permit the discs to be played on DVD players that have the identical codes. For instance, if you live in America (where DVDs and DVD players have a region code of "1") and purchase a DVD from British (where region 2 is employed), you probably fail to play it on your player.
● DVD playback requires DVD drive and MPEG2 decoder.
Nowadays, we have various electronic devices. However, most of them, for example iPhone 7, lack the ability to play DVDs, because of the absence of DVD drive and MPEG2 decoder.
Relievedly, all above problems will be circumvented after ripping DVD to MP4 file.
Although many people claim DVD industry is gradually waning, the DVD/Bru-ray sales are still quite high, which determines the DVD-closely-connected tool would not disappear from the mainstream OSs in the near future. The fact is no matter how gigantic the new system upgrade is, both Windows and Mac always contain at least one add-on for DVD. To OS developers, empowering an OS with DVD playback functionality is the easiest thing, only need to pay a licensing fee to decode MPEG2 DVD video. Windows Media/DVD Player and Mac DVD Player are good examples. Besides, the systems also offer components to help burn DVD, like Windows DVD maker (only preassembled on Windows Vista and 7) and iDVD.
So is it possible to rip DVD to MP4 on Windows (10) PC or Mac OS X by the system itself? There's absolutely no DVD ripping program. Why? For one thing, since DVD copy protections of various kinds sit nearly on all DVDs of movie, TV series and fitness currently, it's quite a complicated process to kick them to one side and rip DVD to MP4 or other formats on computer. For another and also the most decisive thing, decrypting commercial DVDs by circumventing copy protections for profit usage is prohibited officially by DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). As a result, no OS developer would get itself into the DVD ripping stuff, leaving DVD collectors have to turn to the third-party DVD (to MP4) ripper.
Download the advanced copy protected DVD ripper software WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, you can:
* Rip any newest protected DVDs to MP4, AVI, iOS, Android, and 320+ formats/devices.
* Unlock all DVD encryptions, including Disney X-project DRM, CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs.
* 1:1 backup copy protected DVDs to DVD ISO, DVD folder and MPEG2 file (5 min only).
Note: DVD copy protections (DVD region code not included) only have effect on illegal DVD copying, but not on DVD playback.
Fortunately, DVD to MP4 ripper brings a relatively easy way to convert DVD disc to MP4 digital file. We can call out several big names in the market, HandBrake, VLC and Format Factory, which are commonly listed in top DVD rippers chart due to user-friendly UI, simple operation and solid ability of DVD to MP4 conversion. Those excellent DVD to MP4 converters share similar workflows and also produce alike troubles.
1. Lack of the Support for Commercial Copy-Protected DVDs
Digital Rights Management schemes are often used on commercial DVDs, especially on newly-released DVD movies/TV shows, in order to prevent reproduction. To circumvent strict copy protections is a prerequisite for DVD to MP4 conversion. However, HandBrake and the peers fail to rip copy-protected DVDs natively and pop up error messages like "No Valid Source Found", "Cannot Scan DVD Title" depending on different encryptions.
Nevertheless, libdvdcss, a library working as a part of VideoLAN project to access and unscramble DVD CSS, can be used for HandBrake to handle CSS-encrypted DVDs.
>>How to Download and Install VLC libdvdcss for HandBrake
2. Slow DVD to MP4 Ripping Speed
How long does a ripper take to convert a DVD to MP4? That's the most concerned. When we need to manage a large DVD collection, we hope the ripper can perform conversion process as fast as possible. Certainly, DVD ripping speed not only lies on performance of DVD ripper but is influenced by computer configuration. The faster processor the computer has, the faster encoding will be. On a modest machine, we find that HandBrake takes 30-45 minutes to rip a feature-length movie to MP4 while the peers need more time. It is a bit slow in my opinion.
3. Security Problem
It is not a common issue but happens on a few DVD to MP4 rippers, for example Format Factory. Sometimes, firewall and antivirus software may give a warning message of spyware. Even there is not an alert, we should be careful as well because some adware like Ask Toolbar is probably installed on computer silently.
Well, can we get a perfect DVD to MP4 ripper without the above-mentioned problems?
A more powerful and battle-tested DVD to MP4 converter for Win/Mac could make things much easier. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, a totally user-friendly and multi-function DVD converter for Windows (10) PC (also has Mac version), could help you convert any kind of DVDs to MP4 easily and fast for playback on various devices, by perfectly circumventing all copy protection mechanisms like DVD CSS, region code, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE as well as Disney X-project DRM. (>> How to Rip Disney Copy-Protected DVDs on Win/Mac)
Moreover, aside from MP4, it also supports converting DVD to other video formats/devices such as AVI, FLV, WMV, MPEG, MOV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Windows devices etc., delivering superfast ripping speed and the unmatchable image quality.
Check the side-by-side comparison below after using 5 different popular DVD ripping programs to test DVD to MP4 ripping, including conversion speed, time consumption, video editing functions, etc. It gives more intuitive knowledge on why WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the top choice for converting DVD to MP4.
* DVD to MP4 Conversion – Other Features Comparisons
|Category||WinX DVD Ripper Platinum||Movavi Video Converter||Aimersoft DVD Ripper||DVDFab DVD Ripper||WonderFox DVD Ripper|
|Remove DVD DRM||Yes
(Support all DVD copy protections)
|Auto Detect the Right DVD Title||Yes||-||Yes||No||No|
|Trim DVD Video to Convert||Yes
(Freely trim any part of the DVD video by setting Start/End Time)
(Remove black bars or cut off unwanted area to fit for any screen)
|Choose or Add Subtitles||Yes
(Choose the language you want, or add external SRT subs to DVD)
|Adjust Video Parameters||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|High Quality Engine||Yes||No||No||No||No|
(Make interleaved videos much clearer)
(Skip and avoid any kind of problem during DVD to MP4 conversion)
Free download , install and launch WinX DVD Ripper Platinum on your Windows (10) computer or free download WinX DVD Ripper for Mac. Then follow the tutorial below to easily convert DVD to MP4. You should insert the DVD Disc into the DVD drive in advance.
Step 1 - Add the Source DVD Disc/Folder
Click "DVD Disc" icon to select Disc, and click OK to load the DVD content to DVD Ripper. (DVD Folder and ISO Image are also available to rip to MP4.)
Step 2 - Select MP4 as the Output Format
A couple of seconds later, all DVD titles will be listed and the main title will be automatically checked. Meanwhile, Output Profile window pops up. Select MP4 Video (encoded with H264 + AAC) from General Profiles category as output format.
Step 3 - Define Output Folder to Save MP4 Video
At the Output Setting area, you can click "Browse" button to select a destination folder in the dialog box that opens, and click OK. C: disk is not recommended for saving the output MP4 video.
Step 4 - Start to Convert DVD to MP4
Now, click "RUN" button on the right bottom to start the DVD to MP4 conversion. Then, a process bar appears telling you how the conversion goes. It will take rough 10 minutes to rip a regular DVD movie to MP4 video. Of course the speed depends on the configuration of your computer.
Final Step - Transfer MP4 Video to iPhone iPad (Optional)
Assuming you'd like to transfer and watch the ripped DVD video in MP4 on your iPhone (7) or iPad, best iOS file manager - WinX MediaTrans is of great aid, much easier to handle than iTunes, and faster in video transferring speed than other mobile managers. Both Windows (10) PC and Mac OS X versions are provided here, just download what you need to transfer videos to iPhone iPad now.
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More than perfectly ripping DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, iPhone, iPad, Android and many other output formats and devices, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum also features 1:1 cloning DVD to ISO image file, backing up DVD full title with all videos/audios/subtitles, and copying DVD main title as a single MPEG video, by removing all DVD copy protections (for personal use).
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