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How to Convert DVD to MP4 to View on Your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Michael Looby May 18, 2016
how to convert dvd to mp4

how to convert dvd to mp4

Have you been pulling your hair out, trying to figure out how to convert dvd to mp4? Well, you’re at the right place. This article will show you how to accomplish this in 5 easy-to-understand steps.

Oh, and it’s FREE! So without further ado, let’s get dive right in:

The Video Formats That The Samsung Galaxy S7 Supports

The Samsung Galaxy S7’s 5.1 inch 2560×1440-pixel screen and Galaxy S7 Edge’s 5.5 inch 2560×1440-pixel screen are great for viewing movies. The native video player app of Galaxy S7 /S7 Edge supports MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, and WEBM video container formats. If you have movies (videos) wrapped in VOB container on DVD discs and want to play them on your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge, you will need to convert them first. Here’s how:

How to Convert DVD to MP4: Step 1

Download and install VidCoder which is a free and open-source application designed for transcoding various types of digital videos and movie DVDs & Blu-rays to MP4 or MKV video container formats. VidCoder has an intuitive user interface and comes with a lot of options for improving the encoding efficiency and the output video quality. Note, VidCoder can’t process the copy-protected DVDs, and if you have such demand you can turn to this DVD decrypting/ripping application.

Download and install VidCoder

Download and install VidCoder

How to Convert DVD to MP4: Step 2

Launch VidCoder and click the DVD/Blu-ray Folder… button under the Choose a video source title to load the DVD content from your DVD drive.

load the DVD content from your DVD drive

load the DVD content from your DVD drive

After loading, under the Source heading, you will see three subheadings, Video, Audio, and Subtitles.

Source Heading

Source Heading

In the Video subheading, you are going to select the right title to convert. However, VidCoder has automatically chosen the longest title which often contains the main movie for you. Moreover, there is a pull-down menu with three options, Chapters, Time Range and Frames, and its role is to let you select a certain section of the title to convert.

In the Audio subheading, you select the audio track for your language. If you want the output video to have multiple audio tracks, click the Add Track button.

In the Subtitles subheading, you can add an external SRT subtitle track to the output video when the source DVD movie doesn’t have subtitles. To do that, click the Edit button then in the opened Subtitles window click the Import .srt File… button. After importing, I suggest you hard code the .srt subtitles by checking the Burn In checkbox because the native video player app of the Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge may not support the external subtitles.

How to Convert DVD to MP4: Step 3

Specify a destination folder to save the output video files by clicking the Select output path… button.

How to Convert DVD to MP4: Step 4

Let’s move on to the most important part of this article – setting the transcoding parameters. Click on the Settings button in the Encoding: title, next in the open window, first choose MPEG-4 (avformat) as the output container format, then open the tabs “Picture”, “Video Filters”, “Video”, and “Audio” to adjust the transcoding parameters to make the output video ideally suited to be viewed on your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge.

setting the transcoding parameters

setting the transcoding parameters

In the “Picture” tab, you can resize the source DVD’s resolution. As native DVD resolution is 720×480 for NTSC and 720×576 for PAL that is smaller than Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge’s 2560×1440 display resolution, here I suggest you leave the default settings in the “Picture” tab. Don’t try to resize the source DVD’s resolution to 2560×1440 to match your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge screen. That merely increases the resulting video’s file size, and will never improve its quality.

resize the source DVD’s resolution

resize the source DVD’s resolution

In the “Video Filters” tab, you set the “Detelecine” and “Decomb” to Default and leave other filters unchanged. VidCoder will automatically start the Detelecine and Decomb filters once it detects the combing effect in the source DVD movie.

set the “Detelecine” and “Decomb” filters

set the “Detelecine” and “Decomb” filters

In the “Video” tab, you keep the default settings unchanged. However, if you have requirements on the file size of the output video, you can change to the “Target Size (MB)” option from the “Constant Quality” option and type your desired file size value.

video settings

video settings

In the “Audio” tab, I suggest you change the Bitrate to 128 kbps and the Mixdown to Stereo because that will make your video encoding more efficient, and leave other parameter settings unchanged.

Bitrate and Mixdown Settings

Bitrate and Mixdown Settings

Finally, when you’ve completed all the parameter settings, you can click the “Save As …” button to save these settings to a new conversion profile so that you can directly select the new profile next time you convert DVD to your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge.

How to Convert DVD to MP4: Step 5

Here is getting close to the end of this article. Click the “Preview” button and click the “Encode Preview Clip” button in the open window, then VidCoder will produce a short video clip using current encoding settings. Check the generated video clip to see if the picture quality, audio tracks, and subtitles meet your expectations.

how to convert dvd to mp4

how to convert dvd to mp4

If are happy with the result, hit the “Encode” button.

Conclusion

So there you have it! Now that you know how to convert dvd to mp4, I’d say you’re about ready to kick back and enjoy your favorite movie on your Samsung Galaxy device.

Enjoy! 🙂

 

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