Make DVD to Digital conversion as MP4, AVI, MOV, etc.
Many video fans like to collect DVD movie disc. In order to play DVD movies, we need to use DVD players. Yes, indeed, there are many DVD players on the market, but what if you want to keep a pile of precious DVD collection for permanent safe storage, or play DVD movies on the go like in a business trip? It is quite inconvenient to carry those giants with you whenever and wherever you want to watch DVD movies. The better solution is to convert DVD into digital formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. with the help of a DVD to digital converter.
The Benefits of Converting DVD to Digital Files
There are absolutely some benefits of converting or ripping DVD movies to digital files on Windows (10) or Mac.
Occasion #1: Well protecting DVD disks from being scratched or data from getting lost
Convenient as DVD disc is, but it is subject to being scratched or getting data lost through frequent being inserted in and and out of DVD drive. Those DVD collectors are wondering if there is a solution enabling them to protect their DVD collection but at the same time to watch the high-quality of DVD content. By ripping DVD to digital files, you can get your precious DVD or the DVD-ROM of computer well protected.
Occasion #2: Making the goal of DVD playback on the go attainable
For those of you who spend considerable time on their portable mobile devices like Windows, Android or Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac) on the go or on big screen TV with family at home, it is an ideal way to rip DVD to digital files and then transfer the ripped result to these devices for them to watch DVD movies in a convenient way.
Occasion #3: Sharing DVD movies with friends on social media or video-sharing sites
Sometimes, you may come across an idea that you would like to share DVD movies on social media or video-sharing sites such as YouTube, Facebook, etc. with your friends. However, movies contained in a DVD cannot be directly uploaded to social media and video-sharing site due to format incompatibility. Such being the case, DVD ripping from DVD disk to digital files is necessary. After converting DVD to digital format conversion, you can start to upload the converted file onto social media or video-sharing sites for sharing with your friends.
Occasion #4: Freeing up some room in your house
Since the DVD collection takes a lot of space, by ripping or copying DVD disk to digital files on Windows (10) or Mac, you can save a lot of space in your house. Sometime you can also save DVD on NAS server so that you can access them anywhere, it does save storing space too.
The best DVD to digital converters
There is not a piece of software born with Windows and Mac operating system that can rip DVD to digital files, which means a piece of third-party DVD to digital ripper software is required to complete the task of ripping DVD on Windows (10) or Mac.
Note: Ripping encrypted DVDs is agaist the laws and regulations. Users shall consult the local laws or gain the copy right of commercial DVDs first before ripping process takes place.
No.1 Pavtube ByteCopy
Pavtube ByteCopy is one of the top DVD rippers I have tried. This program will decrypt commercial DVD discs that are under copy protection and lift region limitation upon DVD discs. It can convert DVD movies into video or audio in more than 200 formats such as H.264/H.265 MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, Prores, M3U8, MP3, etc. with 100 % original quality reserved and a high conversion speed. Meanwhile, it can convert DVD movies into multi-track MKV/MOV/AVI/MP4 with mutiple audio tracks preserving.
No.2 Pavtube BDMagic
Having a simple and user-friendly interface, Pavtube BDMagic can rip almost kinds of DVD, no matter it is commercial or noncommercial DVD. It’s just a piece of cake to remove Disney trick and copy Disney DVD. And it can remove DVD discs region limitation for your better DVD movie enjoyment. As a professional DVD ripping application, Pavtube BDMagic could remove copy protection and region limitation and rip DVD to digital copy in 200+ formats.
In addition, it allows users to adjust output video and audio parameters like video codec, audio codec, video size, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, etc. If you want to choose subtitles and audio tracks from source DVD movie, you can also realize it with Pavtube BDMagic. It offers multiple tracks for you to select, making it friendlier to rip copy-protected DVD to those non-English speakers. What’s even more amazing is that users can trim DVD video length, crop DVD video size, adjust DVD video effect, add watermark/subtitles upon DVD video, and convert 2D source DVD video into 3D movie for 3D players, VR headsets, 3D TV, etc.
No.3 Pavtube DVDAid
With Pavtube DVDAid, you can effortlessly remove DVD protection and convert DVD files (disc/folder/ISO/IFO) to H.264/H.265 MP4, MKV, MOV, Apple Prores, etc. for using in any regular players, video editors or online websites. Meanwhile, the program will greatly reduce the file size and meanwhile keep stunning video quality. If you need to copy Blu-ray, you can backup main movie of the DVD disc or make 1:1 full disc copy to save hard drive space. What’s more, the built-in video editor allows you to edit the videos before the conversion so as to get really what you want.
No. 4: MacX DVD Ripper Pro
MacX DVD Ripper Pro provides a professional solution to rip and backup DVD to many preset profiles like MP4, MOV, FLV, MP3, etc. Its supported input formats also include encrypted DVDs. It also has many functions like detailed video and audio parameters adjustable, DVD trimming, cropping, and merging available, screen snapshot accessible, etc. However, it cannot output 3D movies. With MacX DVD Ripper Pro in hand, users can decrypt and rip any DVDs to various video and audio formats playable on iPhone SE/6S/6S Plus, Apple TV, iPad Air 2/iPad Pro/iPad Mini 4, Android, iPod Touch, etc. for on-the-go enjoyment.
No. 5 HandBrake
HandBrake is an open-source, multiplatform video transcoder available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. It can input common DVD and Blu-ray source and output only MKV and MP4 video formats. It supports iPhone, iPod, PSP, Apple TV, PS3 game console as output devices. However, HandBrake alone cannot decrypt and copy-protected or commercial DVDs. To rip commercial DVDs, it needs the help of a third-party software, VLC media player. HandBrake is a total free DVD Ripper for Mac, Windows and Linux, but it is very unstable, and sometimes will crash, bringing much inconvenience to its users. Therefore, an HandBrake alternative is highly recommended.
|Pavtube ByteCopy||Pavtube BDMagic||Pavtube DVDAid||MacX DVD Ripper Pro||HandBrake|
|Input DVD disc and DVD folder||√||√||√||√||√|
|Input DVD ISO||√||√||√||√||–|
|Rip commercial or copy-protected DVD||√||√||√||√||–|
|Rip DVD to various formats||√||√||√||√||MP4, MKV, MP3 only|
|Select subtitle and audio track||√||√||√||√||–|
|Internal DVD editor to trim, crop, effect and watermark||√||√||√||√||only trimming and cropping available|
|Detailed video and audio parameters setting||√||√||√||√||–|
|Preview input content and snap screenshot||√||√||√||√||–|
|Internal 3D converter||√||√||√||√||–|
|Price||$42||$39.2||$35||$39.95(holiday discount, originally priced at $59.95)||Free|
Now take ByteCopy as an example. Mac version is here. Now download the right program according to your computer system and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert DVD to MP4, AVI, MOV, etc digital video files.
Free download and install Pavtube ByteCopy:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html
Convert DVD to Digital on Windows (10) or Mac
Step 1. Add DVD Movies
Install and launch the program, then click “Load file(s)” button to import the DVD movies that you want to use. After the files are loaded, you can preview them on the right and take snapshots of any movie scenes.
Tip: You have the option of editing videos as you want. Just click “Edit selected task” button on the menu bar to accomplish editing tasks.
Step 2. Choose output format
From the drop-down list of “Format” > “Common Video”, you can select MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. (for MP4, MKV, MOV is usually encoded with H.264) as the output format. If you want to get better HD video quality, select format from “HD Video” category. If you want to import the DVD movie to play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your devices.
Note: The most commonly used DVD movie digital format is MP4, for its good compression and excellent compatibility. The popular MP4 video is widely accepted by most devices and media players. But to be specific: <See DVD Ripping Software vs. DVD Copy Software>
- If you’d like to convert DVD to digital files for playback on PC, you are advised to backup DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV (Windows 10 already supported);
- If you want to play DVD movie on iPad/iPhone/Apple TV/Mac and other Apple devices, then you can choose to rip DVD to MP4, MOV, M4V;
- In addition, as for Android users, converting DVD to MP4, H.264, 3GP, WebM, MKV video formats are suggested;
- At last, if you want copy DVD to a digital file including all intact DVD videos/audios/subtitles or main title DVD backup, “Copy the entire disc” option or “Format > Copy > Directly Copy or Directly Copy for 3D Bluray” will be the best choice.
Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.
Step 3. Start to convert DVD to digital
After all these have been prepared, just click the “Start conversion” button to begin the DVD to MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. conversion. After that, click Open button to get the output video clips and play on mobile devices/TV, edit, share them online anywhere you like.