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How to Convert ISO to MP4 on Windows and Mac in 5 Minutes

I have ripped all my movies to ISO image and now I want to convert and compress these ISO images to MP4 and watch them on my 4K TV. I will be using a desktop as a Plex server and passing through to Xbox One to watch to my TV.

DVD ISO image file is an archive file of an optical disc. It is big in size and not compatible with mobile devices and some popular programs such as Plex. So we need to convert ISO to MP4 to make our movies easy to store and play. This tutorial will show you how to turn ISO image to MP4 format quickly and easily on PC and Mac. The whole process only requries three steps and five minutes.

Convert ISO to MP4

Part 1: Why Users Choose to Convert ISO to MP4?

Compress movie size. ISO Image contains everything written to a disc and is uncompressed. Thus, an ISO image file is only slightly smaller than a raw disc of data. An average 90-minute DVD ISO file has a size about 5 - 7.9 Gigabytes. While after we changed the .iso file to .mp4 with almost the same high quality, the size is around 0.8 - 0.9 Gigabyte. So it reduces the data infomration by approximately 80% without any image loss visually using WinX DVD Ripper.

Get easier access to play. Similar to DVD disc, ISO image files are often large and can't be played directly on most mobile devices. While MP4 is fully supported by Android mobiles, iPhone iPads, TVs, game consoles, to name a few. That's one of the reasons why users want to convert ISO image to MP4 - for more convenient playback.

Part 2: How to Convert ISO Image to MP4 Format on Windows and Mac

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Here we sincrely recommend WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. The whole ISO to MP4 conversion process will be finished in 5 minutes. The high conversion efficiency is achieved thanks to Level-3 hardware acceleration, CPU with its built-in Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow, and Hyper-threading tech. Also, its built-in High Quality Engine lets you get nearly original quality after conversion.

Furthermore, it owns 350+ profiles for converting ISO image to MP4, AVI, MOV and more formats. It is built with powerful decryption technology for (DVD region code, UOPs, CSS encryption, Disney's fake etc.) copy protected ISO images and encrypted movie DVDs, even those Disney DVD movies with X-project DRM.

Now let's free download and install WinX DVD Ripper, and follow the detailed steps below to finish ISO to MP4 conversion within just several clicks.

Steps to Convert ISO to MP4 with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Step 1: Load DVD ISO Image File

Run WinX DVD Ripper Platinum on your Computer. Click the "ISO Image" button on the top menu bar of the main window and choose the ISO image file you want to convert. Hit "OK" to start loading.

Tips: If you need to convert DVD to MP4, you should click the "DVD Disc" button. If you need to convert VIDEO_TS folder to MP4, you should click the "Folder" button.

Step 2: Choose the Output Format - MP4

After loading, the Output Profile screen pops up. Select the output format as you want, in this guide, we choose "MP4 video" under "General Profiles". Click "OK" to save the settings.

Tips: You can also choose MP4 format that specifies to your device, such as MP4 format for iPhone under "Apple Device" or MP4 format for Android under "Android Mobile".

Convert ISO to MP4 with WinX DVD Riper Platinum
Convert ISO to MP4 with WinX DVD Riper Platinum

Step 3: Start ISO to MP4 Conversion

Click "Browse" to specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files. Next, click the "RUN" button to start extracting MP4 from ISO. When the conversion is done, you could enjoy the high-quality MP4 file as you will.

With just a few clicks, the ISO to MP4 conversion process completes within 5 minutes. Now, you get smaller file size and more convenient playback control on your movie files. You can watch the converted ISO movie file on iPhone, iPad, Android mobiles, PS4/PS5, game consoles, HDTVs, any device you have without compatibility issues.

Part 3: ISO to MP4 Conversion FAQs

1. Can VLC convert ISO to MP4 format?

Yes. VLC supports converting ISO image file to MP4 format. To convert ISO to MP4 in VLC, click Media > Convert/Save, choose the ISO image file you'd like to convert, click on the Convert/Save button, click the Profile drop-down menu, select Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4), click the Browse button to choose a location, click on Save, and click the Start button to start converting ISO image to MP4 video format.

2. Can HandBrake convert ISO to MP4 format?

Yes, HandBrake can convert ISO to MP4 and MKV on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Well, how to convert ISO to MP4 with HandBrake?

Step 1. Open HandBrake. Under Source Selection, click File to open the DVD ISO file you need to convert to MP4.

Step 2. Specify the title and chapter you want to convert.

Step 3. Specify an output preset and choose MP4 as the container format.

Step 4. Click the Browse button to select destination folder and name the file.

Step 4. Click the green Start Encode button to begin converting ISO to MP4 with HandBrake.

3. How to convert ISO to MP4 on Mac?

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum has a Mac version which allows you to convert DVD ISO image file to MP4 on any Mac OS. You can follow the guide in our Part 2: click ISO image to select target ISO file -> select MP4 in Output Profile -> click RUN to begin converting.

4. Can we convert ISO to MP4 online? advertises that it can convert ISO to MP4 online without installation. How to do this?

  • Step 1. Choose file from your computer, Dropbox, or Google Drive.
  • Step 2. Select target file type.
  • Step 3. Hit the Start Converting button. Then, it will upload your ISO file and convert it to MP4.
Convert ISO to MP4 online
Convert ISO to MP4 online

Before you try this, you need to know that online tool can't work as fast as desktop-based software. Requiring internet connection, it always works badly slow in uploading and converting.

5. Is there a free ISO to MP4 converter with no watermark?

Yes, there is. Free WinX DVD Ripper is a free ISO to MP4 converter and won't add any kind of watermark on your resulting file.

How long does it take to convert ISO to MP4?

It depends on which ISO to MP4 converter you use. Some works fast, while some is slow. WinX DVD Ripper can convert ISO image to MP4 within a matter of minutes, while some tools may take much longer, maybe hours.

6. Can VLC play ISO image file?

Yes. VLC Media Play can read and play ISO image file. VLC uses libcdio to read .iso image files so that users can play ISO files on a disk image. Even if your operating system (Windows or macOS) cannot work with ISO image files directly, VLC can read and play .iso images. Many video players have support for ISO image file, such as 5KPlayer, SMPlayer, KMPlayer, VSO Media Player, and more.

7. What is ISO video format?

[1] ISO Image[wiki]: An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents from every written sector on an optical disc, including the optical disc file system. ISO image files are uncompressed files and ISO image do not use a particular container format. ISO image is a sector-by-sector copy of the data on a disc. ISO image contains all written contents from an optical disc and owns large file size - almost the same file size as original DVD disc. ISO image files commonly use .iso file extension, and the .img extension is also used on some ISO image files.


author - Donna Peng

Donna Peng

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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