5 Best DVD to MP4 Converters
Convert DVD to MP4 with 5 easy ways (description & how-tos)
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Way #1 – How to convert a DVD to MP4 with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Download and install the Movavi DVD ripper
Download the installation file for the program. Once the download is complete, open the file and follow the installation instructions to install the app on your PC or Mac.
Step 2. Launch the program and add a video file
Open Movavi Video Converter and click the Add Media button, then choose Add DVD and click Open DVD to add your DVD files to the program. Locate the VIDEO_TS folder on your DVD and click Select Folder. Please be aware that Movavi Video Converter does not allow the conversion of copyright-protected videos and DVDs.
Step 3. Choose a ready-made preset
To set MP4 as the target format, go to the Video tab in the lower part of the program window. Find the MP4 group and select the preset that best suits your needs.
Step 4. Start converting a DVD to MP4
Click the Save to button to specify where the program should save the converted files. To convert a DVD to a video file, click the Convert button. The conversion process will now start. Converting from a DVD to MP4 couldn't be simpler!
Step 5. Export the extracted video to a device (optional)
Turn on your device and connect it to the computer. Start the mobile device uploader application, which will transfer the ripped files to your device. Or, depending on the device, just open a folder on it and save the converted files there. Please note: transferring may take some time, depending on the size of your video file.
And that's all there is to it! Convert a DVD to MP4 (MPEG-4) in no time with our simple program!
Way #2 – How to rip a DVD to MP4 using VLC
Way #3 – How to use the HandBrake free DVD to MP4 converter
Way #4 – How to convert a DVD to MP4 online
Way #5 – How to use the Freemake DVD ripper
Frequently asked questions
How do I convert a DVD to MP4 for free?
You can transfer your videos using a DVD-to-MP4 converter for free, for example, Movavi Free Video Converter. This converter can extract DVDs, and it also supports all popular media formats, including MP4. The app also has a batch conversion option so you can easily convert multiple files at once.
Follow the steps below to know how to rip a DVD to MP4 with Movavi Free Video Converter.
Step 1. Get the appropriate version of the converter for your PC or Macintosh from the page linked below.
Install the free DVD-to-MP4 converter by following the on-screen instructions and run the program.
Step 2. To add your files to the converter, click the Add Media button. Choose Add DVD from the drop-down menu, and then click Open DVD. Next, find the VIDEO_TS folder located on your DVD and hit the Select Folder button.
Step 3. Open the Video tab in the lower part of the program window. Locate the MP4 group and select the appropriate preset from the list.
Step 4. To select the destination folder for your converted videos, hit the Save to button. Finally, click Convert to start ripping a DVD to MP4.
Drawbacks of this conversion option:
The app adds watermarks to processed videos.
There are no editing options available.
The free converter doesn’t support fast conversion.
How do I convert a DVD to MP4 with Windows Media Player?
Unfortunately, you cannot rip DVDs with Windows Media Player. If you want to convert a DVD video to MP4, we recommend you use a converter, for example, Movavi Video Converter. This easy-to-use program supports dozens of video formats, including DVD-compatible ISO, VOB, IFO, etc., and works really fast thanks to its SuperSpeed mode.
How do I convert DVD to MP4 on Windows 10?
There are two main options to save a DVD as MP4 on your Windows PC: you can use a desktop app or an online converter. A desktop converter is a preferable option since it doesn’t have any limitations, such as file size limit and the number of converted files per day. To rip DVDs to MP4 with Movavi Video Converter, follow these steps.
Download the converter by following the link below.
Download Movavi Video Converter
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the program and launch it.
Hit the Add Media button, then choose Add DVD, and click Open DVD. Locate your DVD, select the VIDEO_TS folder and click Select Folder.
Open the Video tab, find the MP4 group of presets, and choose the suitable preset.
If you want to change the output folder for the converted files, click the Save to button. To turn a DVD into MP4, hit the Convert button.
How can I convert a DVD to MP4 on a Mac?
If you are a Mac user and need to rip a DVD, follow the short guide below:
Get the DVD-to-MP4 converter and start the installation process: double-click the file and follow the instructions on the screen. When the process is finished, run the software.
Download Movavi Video Converter for Mac
First, insert the DVD you need to rip into the drive. Click Add Media, choose Add DVD, then click Open DVD.
There’s a line of tabs under your file list. To convert your DVD to MP4, open the Video tab and choose the MP4 group of presets. Specify the preset that best suits your needs.
If needed, click Save to to specify a new destination. To start processing the files, click Convert.
How long does converting a DVD to MP4 take?
It depends on the size of the original DVD video and the desired bitrate of the output file. To burn a DVD to MP4 takes about 16 minutes with Movavi Video Converter without SuperSpeed acceleration enabled.
Is converting a DVD to MP4 legal?
Ripping DVDs that contain copyrighted work is illegal in most cases. However, if you do it for personal use and don’t try to distribute ripped DVDs, it’s unlikely that the authorities will pay any attention. To be on the safe side, we recommend checking your local laws before you rip an encrypted DVD.
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