Q1:rip a dvd to my laptop "im trying to copy a dvd to my computer so i can watch at a later time"
Q2:best way to rip dvd to laptop "Hi, I've bought several warner archive dvd-r's, but as they are dvd-r I'm not sure how long they will last. Can anyone advise me of the best way to keep these in a library on my laptop (windows 8), and how will I be able to make another copy when the existing one is no longer readable. I've heard of software called handbrake. Is this the best? Thanks."
Actually, if you’re only looking to backup homemade discs right now, the Handbrake should be your best choice, you can follow the guide here to rip your unencrypted homemade disc, such as one of your wedding to digital files for watching on laptop.
Making copies of commercial discs (such as Hollywood movies) requires an extra step that isn’t necessary for homemade discs. Commercial discs are encrypted to make copying them a little more difficult. The rest of this guide will show you how to bypass that encryption, rip encrypted DVD for watching on laptop.
In order to convert DVD to digital file MP4, you may not refuse a helpful DVD to digital converter, better be powerful, clean and easy-to-use enough.
If you wanna to convert Blu-ray movies to Digital MP4 for Laptop, here Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper (or Blu-ray Ripper for Mac ) is right for you. It is not only a Blu-ray Ripper, but also work well with DVDs, just like the Blu-ray Player can work with DVD disc well.
Besides DVD and Blu-ray , if you wanna to change some digital files such as MTS, MXF, 4K XAVC, XAVC-S , WMV, MPEG, MOV , FLV, MKV files to MP4 format, the all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program will a nice choice for you. It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video Converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. What's more, its deinterlacing function and merging, cropping, trimming, adding subtitles ability are what its many competitive products lack of. If you are Mac users, please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac.
1-2-3 Step to Convert DVD to Digital File as MP4 for Laptop
Step 1. Import DVD files
Insert DVD disc into your laptop computer's DVD drive or external disc drive. Then click "Load DVD" and import your DVD movies. You can also add DVD folders, ISO image files or IFO files.
Tip: If you need to rip DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after "Subtitles" and "Audio" to select your desired tracks.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click the "Format" option, and choose H.264 MP4 or MPEG-4 from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose those format from "HD Video" category.
Tip - Advanced Settings:
If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Step 3. Start DVD to MP4 conversion
After all the settings, click the Convert button to start converting DVD disc to digital MP4 files for watching on your laptop computer.You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime.When the conversion is over, click "open" to locate converted DVD movies.
Then, you can play the converted DVD movies on your laptop or transfer them to any portable media players and devices as you like.