How to convert DVD movie to AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV, etc?

December 13, 2009
Filed under DVD ripping

So you have a great DVDs which is amazingly convenient for watching the movie on a TV. Now you want to rip the movie from the disc and email it around so everyone could watch the clip on their PC.

But you might already know that DVD files, even non-encrypted ones like those created by a camcorder, are stored in a proprietary format. Size is another concern: The three-minute video clip was 150MB large, much too big to email around or for web use.

This article will tell you how to convert DVD to AVI or WMV or other formats for web use. You’ll first need to download or buy OJOsoft DVD Ripper, which is a one click solution to rip DVD movies and convert to all popular video/audio formats, like AVI, MP4, 3GP, MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV etc.

Now let’s begin…

Step 1. Insert your DVD to DVD-ROM and launch OJOsoft DVD Ripper. The layout of the software is shown in the screenshot below.


Step 2. Select the output video format

Select the output video format by clicking the corresponding buttons at the top of the window. In this example we will convert the DVD movie to avi format.

output video format

Step 3. Load DVD movie

Click the upper “Browse…” button and select your DVD-ROM to load the DVD movie(You can also click this button to Open VIDEO_TS Folder in your hard drive for input). After adding the DVD movie, you will see all the titles of the DVD movie. A DVD ‘Title’ is generally a logically distinct section of a DVD-Video. For example the main feature film on a DVD might be Title 1, a behind-the-scenes documentary might be Title 2 and a selection of cast interviews might be Title 3. There can be up to 99 Titles on any DVD. As usual, the title which has the longest time in duration is the main movie. You can remove the title you don’t like to convert by unchecking the title.

load dvd movie

Step 4. Set output folder path

Click the lower “Browse…” button to set output folder path where you want to store the converted video.

Step 5. Set conversion parameters if needed.

Click the drop-down list next to AVI profile to select a preset profile for the output AVI file. Or you can click “Edit… “ button to set more details, if you want to customize the parameters of your selected profile. You can set “Subtitle”, “Audio” to what you like. By checking “Split by chapters”, you will convert each chapter of your DVD movie to an individual AVI file.

set output folder path

Step 6. Start converting process

After you have set up all the conversion parameters, the only thing left to do is to hit the big “Convert” button to start DVD ripping and converting.


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