“Hi, I have a few very good Old DVDs that I want to convert to MP4 so I can play them on my computer. The problem is, some of the other solutions I have found online, don’t work and I’m afraid I will damage the DVDs. Do you know how to convert DVD to MP4 more easily?”
Well, we get a lot of questions like this one from many of our users looking for the best way to convert DVD to MP4. Their main dilemma, like our user above points out is that they don’t want to lose the quality of the converted video or damage the DVDs themselves. Well, if you are looking for a great way to convert your DVDs to MP4 format, you’re in the right place. This article will share with you the best way to do it. Let’s get started.
Part 1. What is the Best DVD to MP4 Converter?
The best way to convert your DVD to MP4 format without losing the quality is to use Aicoosoft Video Converter, an all-in-one third-party tool that is useful for converting, downloading, compressing, recording and editing videos at an affordable price. The following are some of its main features:
It can be used to convert videos to up to 1000 different formats including MP4 without losing the quality of the original video.
Convert DVD to MP4 or other digital files with 30X faster conversion speed.
You can convert videos In HD and 4K resolution without losing the quality.
Powerful all-in-one video editor: Merge, trim, crop, add subtitle, watermark, effects etc.
Customize to compress videos with high quality for your different uses.
Record screen, online video, game videos, teaching videos and music easily
To use this program to convert DVD to MP4, follow these simple steps:
Step 1. Download the Aicoosoft Installer on to your computer, double-click on it to open it and then follow the installation wizard to install the program. When installation is complete, run the program.
Step 2. Select the “Convert” button in the main window and then click on “Load DVD.” You can also chick on the drop-down arow next to “Load DVD” to get additional options.
Step 3. Once the DVD has been added to the program, select the output format on the right side of the window. In this case, the format you want to choose is “MP4”. You can also choose the quality if you want to change the quality of the original DVD.
Step 4. Click “Convert” to begin converting the DVD TO MP4 format. The conversion process will begin immediately.
Once the conversion process is complete, you can click on the “Open Folder” button to access the MP4 file.
Part 2. The Best Free DVD to MP4 Converter
If you are looking for a great free tool to use to convert DVD to MP4, we recommend using Handbrake Video Converter. This is an open source program that can be used to convert videos from one format to another easily. The following are some of its pros and cons;
- It is completely free to download and use.
- It is light and doesn’t take up too much disk space on your computer once it is installed.
- It can be used to easily extract videos in physical formats like DVD and Blu-Ray.
- The conversion process is fast.
- The interface is not very easy to use and may prove very problematic to follow, particularly for beginners.
- It can only convert videos to MP4 and MKV formats.
How to use Handbrake to convert DVD to MP4
To use Handbrake Video Converter to convert DVD to MP4, download and install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps;
Step 1. Open the program on your computer and then click on “Source > Open a Single Video File” to add the video that you would like to convert.
Step 2. Once the DVD video has been added to the program select “MP4” as the output format.
Step 3. Then click “Browse” to select the output folder for the converted video.
Step 4. Finally, click on “Start Encode” and wait while the program converts the video to MP4 format. Once the conversion process is complete, the video will be accessible in the selected output folder.
Part 3. Frequently Asked Questions
The following are just some of the most common questions we get when it comes to converting DVD to other formats;
1. Can I Convert DVD to MP4 with Windows Media Player?
Windows Media Player actually has the capability to convert audio in a CD to WMA and WMP3 formats without losing the quality. This has led a lot of people to believe that they can use Windows Media Player to convert DVD to MP4. But it is not possible to use Windows Media Player to convert DVD to MP4, you are better served by a professional third-party video converter.
2. Is there an Online DVD to MP4 Converter?
There are a lot of online video conversion tools in the market, but none of them can convert DVD to MP4. Some can convert videos to a variety of other formats, but we haven’t yet found one that can convert DVD to MP4.
3. Is Converting DVD to MP4 Legal?
Backing up DVD is often considered illegal. But if you want to prevent losing the video on the DVD and your main aim is not to sell the video to third parties, you can legally convert DVD to MP4. It is important to not that converting DVD to MP4 for personal use is not illegal, but doing so for commercial purposes is illegal and punishable by lengthy jail-terms and hefty fines.
4. Can VLC Convert DVD to MP4?
VLC Media Player can actually be very useful when you want to convert DVD to MP4. Just load the DVD you would like to rip and then in VLC, click “Media > Convert/Save” and then follow the instructions to convert the video.
5. Can iTunes Convert DVD to MP4?
You will not be able to use iTunes to convert DVD to MP4, simply because iTunes doesn’t support videos in DVD format. To add the DVD movies to iTunes, you will need to convert them to a more iTunes-friendly format such as MP4. Since you can’t do it from within iTunes, you will need a third-party program like Aicoosoft to first convert the DVD to MP4 and then add it to iTunes.