How to Convert DVD to MP4 for Free?

I want to convert DVD to MP4. I’ve been trying to use VLC to convert DVD to MP4, but it doesn’t do anything. I downloaded 4 other software programs that were totally bogus. I have the same  short film on YouTube but converting from YouTube to MP4 looks like shit.  This is a film I made a few years ago and I would like to be able to save it to an mp4.

Searching a lot, I tried Handbrake. Handbrake is an open-source and free transcoder application that allows converting DVDs into a number of formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, and others.

Steps for Handbrake DVD to MP4 conversion:

Step 1: Download, install and launch the Handbrake application on your system.

Step 2: Insert the DVD that you want to convert into your PC. Hit on the icon saying Source and then select the DVD drive option.

Step 3: Select Title and Chapters for the DVD files. The main title for the source is selected by default in case of non-commercial DVDs. Hit Browse to select the location where you want the converted file to be saved.

Step 4: Choose MP4 as output format. You can also select other file parameters like the quality of the video, bitrate, settings, audio track, and others.

Step 5: Finally, hit Start to proceed with the conversion process. The progress bar at the application will show the speed of conversion.

The steps for windows and ubuntu convert DVDs to MP4 are almost the same.

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Drawbacks of HandBrake Converting DVD to MP4:

●It does not allow converting protected and commercial DVDs.

●The interface is complicated to understand and use.

●A lot of users complain about compatibility issues while working with the application on Mac Mojave and other versions.

●DVDs can be converted to a limited number of formats.

Digging further, Compared to VLC, Handbrake, I think DumboFab DVD Ripper is much more professional in DVD ripping. The main thing of appreciation about this DVD Ripper is that we don’t need to worry about the quality loss in overall transformation process.

Steps to Convert DVD to MP4 Losslessly with DumboFab DVD Ripper

To begin with, free download and install DumboFab DVD Ripper on your PC or Mac, then follow the step-by-step instruction below:

Step 1. Load the DVD

Run the software and insert the DVD into the disc drive. Then click the “Load DVD” button and the ripper will start to scan the right DVD title and load the whole DVD content.

Step 2. Choose an output format

Click “Format” drop-down list, and move mouse cursor to “Common Video” category and select H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) as the output format. Optionally you can choose preferred audio track, subtitle, and output folder.

Step 3. Get DVD ripping started.

Hit the “Convert” button to rip DVD to MP4 format at lightning speed with best quality.

Author: Chris Gu

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