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How to Play and Watch DVD on Chromebook offline at Travels?

Tutorial on playing and watching DVD movies/TV shows on Chromebook offline anywhere.

Question: How do I watch DVD on my Chromebook[1]? The DVDs I need to rip are Calculus 3 Advanced tutor from learning by example. I need to rip them to SD cards so that 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!!!

Related: DVD won't play on Windows PCs

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Must-have Ripper before Playing DVD on Chromebook

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - NO. 1 DVD ripper [100% safe clean]
It can help rip any DVD, including copy-protected discs to MP4 (H.264), AVI, MOV, M4V, MP3 etc. Chromebook supported formats, delivering the No.1 fast speed.

Please DO Not use WinX DVD Ripper to rip rental DVDs.

What's Chromebook and Why to Play DVD on Chromebook?

Chromebook laptop is a new type of online computing thin client[2] 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 DVD on laptops running Chrome OS. Just follow the guide below.

How to Rip DVD to Chromebook Formats and then Play DVD on Chromebook?

Chromebook Supported Media Formats & Codecs

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 for DVD Rip

Movie DVD Disc | DVD Ripper | USB Flash disk (or SD card)

Two Steps for DVD to Chromebook

Step 1 - Rip DVD to Chromebook Playable Formats
Step 2 - Play DVD on Chromebook

Step 1 - Rip DVD to Chromebook Playable Formats on PC/Mac

1): Download WinX DVD Ripper Platinum on your Windows or Mac computer, install and launch it on desktop.
Free download for Windows 1 or later
Free download for macOS 10.6 or later

2): Insert your DVD disc into DVD-ROM drive, and plug the USB flash disk into the USB port

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3): Ripping DVD to Chromebook playable formats with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum:
a). Click DVD Disc to have ripper read and load the DVD content;
b). 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.

c). 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.
d). 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

Step 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.

Related External Source:
[1] Chromebook[Wiki]: A Chromebook is a laptop running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet...
[2] Web Thin Client[Wiki]: Web thin clients only provide a web browser, and rely on web applications to provide general-purpose computing functionality...


author - Kistent Waung

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Kistent Waung began her career as a multimedia software editor at Digiarty since 26, and has reviewed dozens of software related to video conversion, editing and compression. She's seasoned at troubleshooting video related issues and always passionate about new trend and entertainment technology, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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