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Top 5 Free DVD to MP4 Converter - Rip and Convert DVD with High Quality

By Tony Moton

February 19, 2018

For a long time, DVD is perfect for storing movies, TV episodes or any video contents. However, DVD, which can only be played with DVD player or PCs equipped with CD-ROM, is hard to be compatible on other digital devices. Hence, if you want to play DVD on those devices without DVD player, you have to convert the contents in DVD to the compatible digital files such as MP4. This article will recommend you the top 5 free DVD to MP4 Converters and introduce another useful DVD Ripper used to convert DVD with high quality to you.


Part 1. Things to Consider When Choosing A Better DVD to MP4 Converter

We all know that MP4, as one of the most common video formats, can be entirely compatible with almost all devices like PC, smartphone, iPad, etc.. Thus, choosing a DVD Ripper to convert DVD to MP4 formats is a better choice. But how to choose a better Converter? There are several factors that you should consider.

Things You Need to Consider:

* Free or not: In general, a free or cheaper product is more popular among users.

* Output Formats Supported: You have to choose a DVD Converter whose output formats can be compatible with your player devices. In a word, a DVD Converter supporting more output formats would be more prevailing.

* The Ripping Speed: The speed is also vital especially for those DVDs with large contents.

* The Output Quality: The quality of the converted DVD contents would be the most important factor that users would consider. A DVD Ripper with higher output quality can be more attractive.

Part 2. Top 5 Free DVD to MP4 Converters

Below are a variety of converters that can help you convert DVD to MP4 or to other compatible formats without charges.

1. HandBrake

Handbrake is an open source video software which provides free services for users. It is the most welcomed free DVD ripper for Mac and Windows which can convert DVD videos to MP4 and other compatible formats free. This software is supported on iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Android.


* It's a totally free software that can support multi-operating systems like Windows and Mac;

* The output quality is guaranteed;

* Detect main title automatically.


* The ripping speed varys according to the variation of file size. If the file is large, it will take a long time to convert.

* It easily got the adware and hijack software.


2. VLC

VLC is another DVD to MP4 Converter which is from a non-profit organization composed of volunteers. It's not just a media player, it can also serve as a free DVD converter, which can convert DVDs to MP4 and other common video formats free.


* It can support multiple operating systems(Android, BeOS, iOS, macOS, OS/2, Unix-like, Syllable, and MS Windows);

* It can convert DVD into any ouput formats;

* It is a totally-free software without adware and spyware;


* The output video has a few blocks and would loss a few images;

* It can't support HD camcorder videos.


3. MediaCoder

Media Coder is a common-used media transcoder which is also free to use for ripping DVD videos to MP4 formats. Together with the most cutting-edge audio/video technologies, it provides conversion between most popular audio and video formats with advanced high quality.


* A rich set of adjustable parameters;

* Segmental video encoding technology;

* It's able to rip BD/DVD/VCD/CD and capturing videos from video cameras;

* Multi-threaded design and parallel filtering.


* The software has got adware and spyware software;

* No Mac version is launched yet.


4. Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter is one of the best free video converters for Windows that can convert video to MP4 or other 500+formats for free. It serves more as a DVD ripper, DVD burner, and online video downloader than video converter.


* It supports a wide variety of input formats(AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, SWF etc.) and output formats(AVI, WMV, MP4, MPEG, MKV etc.);

* It can specify the main title automatically and correctly;

* It also provides editing functions especially adjustable parameter settings.


* Mac version has not been listed yet;

* It takes a long time to load DVD information.

5. Any Video Converter

Any Video Converter is a professional DVD Converter for DVD-to-MP4 conversion needs. It supports all the major file formats and is able to convert them with 30X faster conversion speed. Besides DVD Converter, it also serves as BD&CD Converter, DVD Creator, Video Recorder as well as 4K Video downloader.


* Rip DVD to MP4 or any other video formats with 30X faster speed;

* Preserve 100% of the original image and audio quality;

* Burn any video to blank DVD disc to create DVDs;

* Edit video clips with cut, crop, and special effects;

* It can download videos and music from YouTube and 100+ sites in batch;

Cons: It is easy to invite spyware when using this converter.

Any Video Converter

Part 3. A Better Alternative---TuneFab DVD Ripper

From the above top 5 free DVD to MP4 Converter, we may find that those converters are not perfect although they are used freely. They have various of limitations or drawbacks, either lower speed of ripping, or limited input and output formats. Thus, I would like to recommend a more professional and powerful program - TuneFab DVD Ripper, to help you rip DVD effortless.

TuneFab DVD Ripper enables you to convert the DVD movies to common MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, MP3 formats by breaking DVD copy protection. It can convert all DVD discs/DVD folders/ISO files to any video & audio formats with up to 6X faster speed.

Now I'll show you the tutorials on how to use this converter to convert DVD to MP4 or any other output formats.

Step 1. Download TuneFab DVD Ripper

Click the below button "Try it Free" to download the latest TuneFab DVD Ripper.

Note: You can also purchase TuneFab DVD Ripper to enjoy the its full version.

Step 2. Load your DVD into TuneFab DVD Ripper

Run TuneFab DVD Ripper. Then click on "Load Disc" and you can load the DVD contents into the program. Or if you have other contents in your DVD folder or IFO files, you can pull down the "Load Disc" button to choose.

Load DVD to TuneFab DVD Ripper

Step 3. Alter your Output Settings

After inserting your DVD, click the "Profile" button to choose the output format. Still, you can click on "Settings" to adjust output settings like audio settings, video settings and 3D settings.

Adjust Output Settings

Step 4. Choose your Output Folder

Open the "Preferences" interface, and you can click General > Output Folder > Browse to choose the output folder as you want.

Choose Output Folder

Step 5. Start Conversion

After all the settings have been done, click on "Convert" to start converting your DVD to MP4 or other formats. Wait for just a few minutes and the converted file will be created.

Start Conversion

Other Recommended Functions of TuneFab DVD Ripper

1. Select the Part of your DVD Videos

Click "Clips" to set the starting time and ending time of your DVD videos.

Clip to set the time for videos

2. Add 3D Effects and Set the Rotate of DVD Videos

Click on "Edit" and a new interface will pop up. Then click "3D" button to add 3D effects to your DVD videos.

Add 3D Effects

You can also click "Rotate" to opt your videos like Rotate 90 Clockwise, Rotate 90 counterclockwise, Historical flip and Vertical flip.

Click to Set Rotate

3. Set your Crop Area Size or Add Watermark

Click on "Crop" to adjust the visual area of your DVD videos as you like. Still, you can click "Watermark" to add watermark like your name or address.

Using free DVD to MP4 Converter like the top 5 ones I have introduced above has many merits, for example their free charges. However, limitations and deficiency still exist when using them. Thus,TuneFab DVD Ripper would be a great choice for you if you want to enjoy better services and high-quality movies. It can rip DVD to MP4 or other compatible formats. Furthermore, TuneFab DVD Ripper also provides various of editing and customizing functions which can help to enhance the output qualityof your DVD contents. Have a try!

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