Question: How do I watch DVDs on my Chromebook? The DVDs I need to rip are the Calculus 3 Advanced tutor from learning by example. I need to rip them to SD cards so I can watch them on my Chromebook. Is this steps right? And which DVD ripper is easy-to-use? Please also show me how, many thanks!!!
Chromebook laptop is a new type of online computing thin client based on Google Chrome OS, only workable after being connected to the Internet. You are supposed to operate all web-based APPs or surf the Internet through Chrome browser, with all related source materials stored in the cloud. Cloud storing overcomes the problem of limited hard drive space in conventional computer devices, bringing much convenience to the users who work or learn in irregular places. However, Chromebook does not have any Windows or Mac applications, if you have related needs, Chromebook is not recommended to purchase.
Google, Samsung, Acer, HP, Ausus, Toshiba, Lenovo all have released or will release their own Chromebook laptops. Some are much sought after in the education field for its handiness, security, battery life, inexpensive price. Since Chromebook owns relatively smaller hard drive capacity, with no CD/DVD drives, you can not directly play DVD on Chromebook. But there is an easy way to watch movie DVD on it. Just follow the guide below.
* Chromebook Supported Meida File Types: .3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav
* Chromebook Supported Codecs: .ogv(Theora), .webm(vp8), .mp4(H264, MPEG), .mov(H264, MPEG), .avi(MPEG4/MP3, DIVX/MP3, XVID/MP3), .3gp(H264/AAC, MPEG4/AMR-NB)
* Preparation Tools: Movie DVD Disc | DVD Ripper | USB Flash disk (or SD card)
* Two Steps to Do: Rip DVD to Chromebook Playable Formats | Play DVD on Chromebook
Part 1 - Rip DVD to Chromebook Playable Formats on Windows/Mac
Step 1: Download WinX DVD Ripper Platinum on your Windows or Mac computer, install and launch it
Step 2: Insert your DVD disc into the DVD-ROM drive, and plug the USB flash disk into the USB port
Step 3: Ripping DVD to Chromebook playable formats with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum:
>> 1. Click "DVD Disc" to have ripper read and load the DVD content;
>> 2. After a few seconds video importing, an Output Profile will pop up. Just select an output format as you like. In most cases, MP4 formats is recommended to users. You can also backup the movie title of the DVD disc. Finished, click "OK";
Note: Normally, WinX ripper can analyze and tick the protected movie DVD's right title by itself, like Dinsey movie DVDs.
>> 3. Then it will go back to the main interface again. Click "Browse" at the bottom to set the output foler to USB flash disk. Morover, you can choose forced foreign language subtitles only, select the audio channel, trim/crop the movie video, reset the default video parameters/ripping speed etc. as you like.
>> 4. Hit "Run" to set the DVD to Chromebook formats ripping out.
Note: The software developer only advocates ripping movie DVD for personal use and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so
Part 2 - Play DVD Video on Chromebook and Free Watch DVD on Chromebook Offline
Generally speaking, it will take you half an hour to rip a common movie DVD to MP4 formats. Of course the ripping speed also depends on the selected output video format, related speed options setting, your computer configuration and the movie running time. After sucessful ripping, you can transfer the ripped movie video to Chromebook with USB flash disk and then play watch movie on Chromebook at leisure time.
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