This tutorial shows you how to convert DVD to MPEG-4 (MP4) on Mac for playback on devices such as iPod, iPad, iPhone, Zune, PSP, Archos, Creative Zen, 3G cell phones, etc.
MPEG-4 (MP4) is the most popular video format, most MP4 players and portable media players support MPEG-4 (MP4) files. MPEG-4 (MP4) is the multimedia format standard for containing audio, video, text and other content. H.264, 3GPP and 3GPP2 are based on MP4.
If you are on Windows OS, please refer to: How to Convert DVD to MPEG-4?
Step by step to Convert DVD to MPEG-4 (MP4) on Mac
Tools you will need before hand: Socusoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac
Step 1. Load DVD Movie Source
Hit “Open DVD” button to load the DVD movie to the video converter for MPEG-4 conversion.
Step 2. Choose MP4 as output format
Navigate to the “Output” panel. Click the “Profile” drop-down list, to convert DVD to MPEG-4 video on your Mac, choose the “Mp4 Video” category to expand its subcategory, you will get a long list of all customized video formats and presets for different devices. There are iPod MPEG-4, iPod touch MPEG-4, iPod Video MPEG-4, iPhone MPEG-4 Video, iPhone MPEG-4 Wide Screen, iPhone MPEG-4 Custom Video, Gphone MPEG-4 Movie, iPhone 3GS MPEG-4 Movie, Apple TV MPEG-4, Apple TV h264, Sony WalkMan MPEG-4 Movie, Sony WalkMan MPEG-4 AVC Movie, MP4 – MPEG-4 Video, HD MPEG-4 Video, MPEG-4 AVC Video Format, iPad H.264 Video, iPad H.264 HD Video, iPad MPEG-4 Video, etc.
You can choose the best customized MP4 and MPEG-4 profile for your media players from there.
You can also click the “Customize…” button next to it to customize a profile if need.
If your DVDs come with different audio tracks and subtitles, you will be able to choose DVD audio and Subtitle as well.
Trim and crop specific video clip from the DVDs to be played on MP4 players. Meanwhile to cut off the unwanted part of a DVD movie can also save you lots of time.
Step 3. Start Converting DVD to MPEG-4 on Mac
Hit the big “Convert Now” button on the right lower section to start converting DVD to MPEG-4 format on your Mac. You can view the progress from the progress bar. If you do not have much time to convert the whole DVD movie, be sure to trim it first as specified at step 2.
That’s it, now you know how to rip DVDs to MPEG-4 videos. Have fun!
Other than ripping DVD to MPEG-4, this video converter for ipad, can convert many other video formats to MPEG-4, like AVI, RMVB, FLV, etc.
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