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Rip DVD VOB to MP4 with HandBrake No Aspect Ratio Distorted Issue

The following is one case about the output aspect ratio when using Handbrake to rip DVD VOB to MP4 format:

"I am not masterful at using Handbrake so I don't know much about it yet. I've ripped 720x480 VOBs using DVD Decrypter and I'm now trying to convert these huge VOBs into more size-friendly MP4s. However, when I check "Keep Aspect Ratio", it locks the dimensions to 720x304."

Three solutions to this problem - Handbrake rips DVD VOB to MP4 with distorted aspect ratio - are offered below.

Best Way to Solve Distorted Aspect Ratio in DVD VOB to MP4 Ripping

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Part 1. How to Solve Handbrake Aspect Ratio Distorted Problem in Converting VOB to MP4

Solution 1: Modify Anamorphic Setting
Change your settings from "Anamorphic: None" to "Anamorphic: Strict". Then the output video will strictly follow with the original file size. If the output resolution still has problem, the trouble-maker may be DVD Decrypter.

Modify settings on Handbrake
Modify settings on Handbrake

Solution 2: Manually Set Frame Size as Original
When encoding from DVD or a VIDEO_TS folder, Handbrake would spot the mismatch (2.37:1 stream vs. 1.78:1 container) and would defer to the container's setting. If you use "Anamorphic: None", disable "Keep Aspect Ratio" (since the reported PAR is wrong) and manually set the frame size to 720x480.

Solution 3: Get a HandBrake Alternative (High Recommended)
Whenever you feel curious and want to try Handbrake alternative, then Google "best Handbrake alternative", and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will be the answer. This versatile DVD ripping software is available to rip VOB files in DVD VIDEO_TS folder to high-quality MP4 AVI and other popular formats (MOV, WMV, FLV, 3GP etc.) without distorting aspect ratio. Additionally, it also allows you to change aspect ratio and other parameters freely according to you needs and edit videos by trimming, cropping, etc.

Part 2. How to Rip DVD VOB to MP4 without Distorted Aspect Ratio with HandBrake Alternative

In the following, let's learn how to use this best HandBrake alternative - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to convert DVD VOB to MP4 while remaining original aspect ratio without distorting issue. Above all, we should download and install this HandBrake alternative on our computer.

Step 1. Launch WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and next click + Folder button to import VIDEO_TS folder which stores DVD VOB files into this program.

Step 2. After Output Profile window pops up, select MP4 Video (Codec: h264+aac, Resolution: keep origin) under General Profiles category as output with original aspect ratio.

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Step 3. Click RUN button to start converting DVD VOB files to MP4.

Tip: If necessary, you can click Edit button to crop image for manually aspect ratio setting. Otherwise, you can directly go to setting panel to modify aspect ratio.

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author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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