MP4 Tips and Tricks

How to Convert DVD to MP4 on Windows and Mac?

January 26 2016 , Written by Bonnie

Want to watch your favorite DVD movies on your portable device wherever you are? This tutorial will teach you how to convert your DVDs to MP4 and vice versa quickly and easily.

Generally speaking, MP4 is most commonly used to store digital audio and digital video streams, especially those defined by MPEG, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. A video or audio file can take up only about 10% of the memory it does before converted to MP4 at the same definite. MP4, supported by many devices and players (such as iPod, iPad, iPhone, QuickTime etc), is thus more and more popular.

Many DVD collectors may run into the problem of playing back their DVD movie on Samsung Tab, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Surface or computer hard drive. In a word, most time you cannot play DVD files on portable devices directly. Read this tutorial to find out how to rip and convert DVD to MP4 on Windows and Mac easily and quickly.

Part 1. How to Rip DVD to MP4 on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP?

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the best DVD to MP4 converter for you to get MP4 video from DVD disc with fast ripping speed and high video quality bypassing the DVD CSS and region code protection. Besides MP4, it can also convert DVD to all other regular video formats like AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV, etc. and extract audio files from DVD. Moreover, video editing functions like clip, rotate, add watermarks, adjust video effects, etc. are provided.

  • Convert DVD to MP4, H.265, M3U8, MKV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, or other popular formats
  • 6X faster conversion speed to save your time
  • Allow you to edit videos or add effects, insert subtitles to MP4 videos before converting them
  • Rip DVD to MP4 with zero quality loss
  • Compatible with all Windows, including Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP

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Part 2. How to Convert DVD to MP4 on Mac OS X?

Well, you may heard of Handbrake and MacTheRipper, which are well known as free open sources to rip and convert DVD on Mac. However, If you use MacTheRipper to rip DVD, it can only remove the DVD copy protection and extract DVD to .VOB format. It needs third party software to assist on converting .VOB file to MP4. And Handbrake needs you to take advantage of VLC's ability to skirt DVD copy-protection schemes when ripping commercial DVDs.

Therefore, to rip and convert DVD (commercial encrypted DVDs and homemade unencrypted DVDs included) to MP4 (MPEG-4) on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard0, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can help you do the job smoothly, making a perfect copy of your DVD movie on Mac. Plus, this all-in-one Mac DVD ripper allows you to convert DVDs to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, and more video formats for playback on MP4-playable gadgets including iPhone 6s/Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, Apple TV 4, etc without any other program assistance.

How to Convert DVD to MP4 on Windows or Mac?

Note: Here takes Windows as an example, and the Mac version is same with Windows

Step 1. Insert the DVD disc into your computer's DVD drive and run the best DVD Rippe. You can click the "Load file(s)" button to load the DVD files to the program. DVD ISO/IFO, VIDEO_TS folder are supported also.  

Step 2. Set right output format. Click "Format" bar, and select .mp4 from "Common video" or "HD video" or 3D Video (you can play 3D on VR) etc. Or choose the MP4 format from iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Samsung, PS3, PSP, Xbox One, etc.  

Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the "Settings" button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice.

Step 3. Click the "Start conversion" button on the main interface and the software will start to convert DVD to MP4 immediately. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to your any devices or others for freely.

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