How to Upload DVD to YouTube on Windows and Mac

[Latest Updated: Nov. 14, 2018 by Donna Peng to DVD Ripping]

Upload DVD to YouTube

This is a tutorial of how to rip and convert DVD to YouTube accepted format/size/length, and upload DVD video to YouTube

"I have a lot of DVDs including homemade DVDs and commercial protected DVDs. I want to upload some DVD video clips to YouTube for sharing with other YouTubers, but I don't know how, because YouTube does not seem to support uploading DVD directly. Can anyone suggest a solution? Many thanks."

YouTube is a popular video-sharing site, allowing us to view and upload digital videos. But there is also restriction on video format. Only those videos in MOV, 3GP, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI, WMV and WebM can be accepted by YouTube for uploading. So, if you want to upload DVD to YouTube, firstly you should rip and convert DVD to YouTube supported file formats with DVD ripper software.

Part 1. How to Rip DVD to YouTube Accepted File Format

As recommended above, we can use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to rip any DVD to YouTube accepted format for uploading with ease. It enables you to:

▶ Rip any DVD including copy protected DVD to YouTube friendly formats/codecs directly;
▶ Edit DVD video for uploading onto YouTube by trimming, cropping, expanding, merging, inserting extra subtitles, etc;
▶ Adjust video audio parameters like aspect ratio, resolution, frame rate, etc for uploading on YouTube.
▶ Switch interlaced scanning DVD video to progressive scanning in order to put better video effect on YouTube.

For Windows and Mac only. If you are a mobile user, please click here.

It helps upload a DVD to YouTube on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, etc. And its Mac version can assist you in uploading DVD to YouTube on Mac OS X 10.5 or later, including latest macOS Mojave. Known as a fast DVD ripper, it can finish DVD ripping at 3X-5X faster speed than ordinary DVD rippers in the market. And it maintains the output in good video audio quality.

Quick guide to rip DVD to YouTube

First of all, download, install and launch the DVD to YouTube ripper on your PC or Mac.

Step 1. Load the DVD you want to upload to YouTube.
Insert the DVD disc into DVD-ROM, and then click DVD Disc at the top left corner of the ripper to load the DVD. Typically, it will select the main title for you directly. Certainly, you can also choose any one as you like manually.

Step 2. Select output profile.
This tool is badly user-friendly, because it offers preloaded YouTube video profiles. Simply find one under the path: Web Video Profile -> YouTube Video. According to YouTube Help Center, a MP4 video format with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec is the best choice for uploading on YouTube.

Step 3. Edit DVD video for uploading to YouTube. (Optional)
If you want to trim, crop, expand or modify subtitles, just click Edit button. If you want to set video audio parameters, simply click the gear icon.

▶ By default, users are allowed to upload videos no longer than 15 minutes. If you want to put longer DVD video on to YouTube, you should verify your account to increase your limit.
▶ With an up-to-date browser version, you can upload DVD files more than 20GB. And the maximum file size is 128GB and maximum duration is 11 hours. You can check the details from the post "best YouTube size for uploading".
▶ YouTube applies 16:9 aspect ratio players. If you are uploading a non-16:9 DVD video, it will be processed and displayed correctly as well, but with pillar boxes (black bars on the left and right) or letter boxes (black bars at the top and bottom) provided by the player. So you may want to change aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9.

Step 4. Set destination folder and begin ripping DVD to YouTube.
Tap Browse button to specify a folder to store ripped DVD video. When all settings are done, you can hit RUN button to get DVD to YouTube conversion started.

Rip DVD to YouTube Steps

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

See also: Secret to Compress Videos for YouTube Upload While Keeping Good Quality

Part 2. How to Upload DVD to YouTube on Windows/Mac

Warning: Please do not upload a DVD video that will violate others' copyright or privacy rights to YouTube.

After finishing the following steps, your DVD video will be transferred to YouTube.

Step 1. Open YouTube website and login into YouTube. If you don't have an account, sign up for one before any further.

Step 2. Click Upload button at the top of the page.

Step 3. Define the video privacy settings and select the DVD video you want to upload to YouTube.

Upload DVD Video to YouTube

Step 4. Edit the basic information and advanced settings of the DVD video while uploading. The uploading speed will vary depending on your file size, bandwidth and YouTube server.

Step 5. Click Publish when finishing uploading a public video to YouTube. As for private or unlisted video, please click Done or Share. After uploading DVD to YouTube, you will receive an email notifying that your video has done uploading and processing.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Box

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

• Rip any homemade and encrypted DVD to YouTube or other websites supported formats/codecs for later uploading.
• Also available to convert DVD to popular formats and devices, incl, MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG2, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Huawei, Xbox, PS3/4 etc, while keeping high quality.

For PC and Mac only. Go to mobile page.

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About the Author

Donna Peng    Donna Peng@DonnaPeng

Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.

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