Q: Can VLC be used to rip DVDs to MP4 files?
A: Of course, VLC can do that! Here are the steps to convert DVD to MP4 file with VLC.
1. Open VLC Media Player on your Windows 10 PC. From the main menu, click the “Media” tab on the top-left corner to open a drop-download menu and choose that “Open Disc” tab. Then a new window will pop up.
2. Under the “Disc Selection” button, check the box for No disc menus. At Disc Drive, browse and choose the DVD location.
3. Open the drop-down menu next to the “Play” button on the bottom-right corner. Choose “Convert” from the list.
4. A new Convert window will open from where choose MP4 as Profile format under “Settings” and location of the converted file and its name at the Destination File: tab.
5. Finally, click “Start” to rip DVD to MP4 in VLC.
Pros: It can be used with other programs such as Windows Media, Ogg files, QuickTime and etc. It is compatible with the codecs as well. You can use it for free and it has no spyware or adware.
Cons: It does not play all sorts of copy protection DVDs. VLC versions have got different interfaces which means any instruction or guide you come across might not be matching the version you have thus making the adjustment hard for the starters. VLC fails to play the HD camcorder videos.
If you failed to use VLC to rip DVD to MP4 video, a better way for you. Now let’s learn the steps to convert DVD movie to MP4 with DumboFab DVD Ripper, a professional DVD ripping software I am using for years.
3 Simple Steps to turn DVD to MP4 by using an alternative to VLC:
Step 1: Input the DVD disc to DVD-ROM. Launch DumboFab DVD Ripper and click the Load DVD button to import the original DVDs you want to put into Plex.
Step 2: From Fomrat drop-down list, you’re recommended to choose H.264 encoded MP4 from Common Video category as the output format because MP4 is is the most popular video format for almost all devices and media players.
Step 3: Hit the Convert button to rip DVD for Plex at lightning speed with best quality.
DumboFab DVD Ripper – The Best Alternative to VLC for DVD Ripping to MP4.
• Remove any DVD encryption technologies, like CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, APS and even Disney X-project DRM.
• Convert DVD to nearly all mainstream video/audio formats and portable devices, be it MP4, AVI, M4V, FLV, or iPhone, iPad, Andorid, PSP, Xbox, Chromecast.
• Deliver 3x-5x ripping speed than any other DVD rippers in the market.
• Work as a video editor before converting with features of cropping, trimming, rotating, and others.
• Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/2003/Vista/XP, Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.