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How to Convert DVD to H.264 on Windows/Mac

By Tony Moton

November 11, 2018

"There are a lot of homemade DVD discs in my house, I want to rip them to my computer for better storage, but who can tell me how to convert DVD movies?"

"I bought a wonderful DVD, how to copy it and send to my friend easily?"

"I am looking for a good method to converting DVD without losing quality. Any advice?"

Well for the above questions, the best solution is to convert DVD to H.264. Considering that you may not know H.264 well, so first I will make a brief introduction of H.264 for you.


Part 1. What is H.264

H.264, also known as Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) , is a block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard developed by ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) together with the ISO/IEC JTC1 Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). It is one of the most commonly used formats for recording, compression and distribution of video content.

H.264 delivers excellent video quality across the entire bandwidth spectrum. Besides it is also widely used by streaming internet sources, such as videos from Vimeo, YouTube, and the iTunes Store, web software such as the Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Silverlight, and also various HDTV broadcasts over terrestrial (Advanced Television Systems Committee standards, ISDB-T, DVB-T or DVB-T2), cable (DVB-C), and satellite (DVB-S and DVB-S2). After ripping DVD to H.264, then you can play them on Windows/Mac.

Therefore, if you want to watch DVD movies on your smart phone like Samsung S9 or iPhone X, then converting DVD to H.264 is the best choice for you. But how to convert DVD to H.264 on Windows / Mac? Is it difficult and complex to operate? Well, actually there is no need to worry about that if you download a professional DVD ripper such as TuneFab DVD Ripper.

Part 2. Why Choose TuneFab DVD Ripper

If you search DVD ripper on the internet, you may can many DVD rippers, so why choose TuneFab DVD Ripper? Now let me introduce it for you first.

As one of the best DVD to iPad converter, TuneFab DVD Ripper could be the best entertainment choice for ripping and watching DVD movies. Here are some main features of the software.

1. It can rip all DVD movies to more than 300 formats including MP3, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc. and you can play them on almost all devices.

2. With the program, you can get the converted contents in DVD with up to 6X faster speed than other rippers but with high output quality.

3. You can edit DVD movie with some special effects such as 3D effects, brightness and so on.

4. Before ripping, it allows you to preview the source and target file.

5. It can help you preserve the original audio tracks and subtitles in your preferences when ripping videos from DVDs.

6. It can update to the latest version automatically if there is any update available.

TuneFab DVD Ripper

As TuneFab DVD Ripper is such a powerful DVD ripper, there is no doubt that it is your best choice for converting DVD movies to H.264. So before ripping, you need to download TuneFab DVD Ripper by clicking the download button below.

Part 3. How to Convert DVD to H.264 on Windows/Mac

After downloading, then install the program on your Windows/Mac computer.

Step 1. Install and Register the Program

When you launch the program, you will see a straightforward window pops up. In the pop-up window, you will find the limitations of trial version such as you could only convert of files more than 5 minutes and only convert half of files less than 5 minutes. In order to see completed DVD movies on your computer or smartphones, you had better click "Purchase" button on the pop-up window to purchase the software. Then you can enter the registration code you received and e-mail address. At last click "Register" button to register. Then you can enjoy the full version.


Step 2. Add DVD Files

Insert DVD that you want to convert to H.264 into your computer DVD driver, then click the "Load Disc" button to read your DVD contents.

Add DVD Files

Step 3. Select Output Video Format

When you finish adding DVD files, the next step is to select output video format. Click "Profile" on the bottom of the main interface and choose H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video, H.264 AVI-Audio-Video Interleaved or Flash H.264 Video from General video menu. Or you can click "Setting" button to choose output video format. Except for H.264 format, you can also choose other common formats such as WMV and MOV in your preference.

Select H.264 As Output Format

Step 4. Change Output Folder

Then you can change the output folder. Click "General" button on the "Preferences" interface, and then click "Browse"button to change output file which will store all your converted files.

Change Output Folder

Step 5. Start to Convert

Before ripping, you are allowed to preview the source and targeted file. If you are satisfied with the converted file, then you can click the "Convert" button on the bottom right corner to convert. After finish converting, you find the converted file on the destination file.


As you can see, it’s very easy to convert DVD movies to H.264 with the help of TuneFab DVD Ripper. Therefore if you rented some DVDs from online DVD sites such as Hallmark and Netflix, then you can rip these DVD movies to H.264 so you can watch them on your smartphone and computer anytime and anywhere. As TuneFab DVD Ripper is so useful, don’t forget to share it with your families and friends.

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