As a lover of the movies and teleplay, I am fond of watching all kinds of movies and teleplay. Anyway, sometimes I found some difficulties when I try to watch the films or teleplays since they only have the products of DVD. Therefore, using software which can easily convert DVD to MP4 videos is very useful to me.

After searching for so many kinds of software that can do the conversion work, I found that Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Handbrake are useful to the users. In this article, we are going to introduce these two kinds of software.

Part 1: Introduction of MP4 videos

MP4 videos are friendly to the users who pursue the high quality of the audio and pictures just as the DVD can provide and what's more, MP4 video also contain the nature of extremely small file size. For it is suitable to most media players and portable devices such as iPod, iPhone, iPad, HTC phones, Windows Phones, Android phones, tablets, YouTube videos, etc. knowing how to convert the DVD videos to MP4 videos is very helpful. We found it necessary to list out 2 different ways to convert DVD to MP4 video. These solutions will guide you how to convert Blu-ray to MP4 with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, Handbrake respectively. The tools used in this guide have both Windows and Mac versions. You could also refer to the method applied on Windows version to get how to rip DVD to MP4 on Mac version.

Part 2: How to convert DVD to 4K MP4 video with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

Before we start using the software, it is conducive for us to know what Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is.  It is a professional converter software app which can rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD to 4K MP4 videos for playback on multiple media players and portable devices such as Windows Media Player, iPad, iPhone, Surface, Galaxy S7, etc. The conversion it provides is high quality and allowing you to retain subtitles and audio tracks in output 4K MP4 videos from the source Blu-ray movies. What's more, it could not only convert Blu-ray/DVD to 4K MP4 videos, but also convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV, M4V, MOV and other videos and extract audio of Blu-ray movies on your computer so as to let you enjoy Blu-ray movies on various media players as you like.


The detailed guide below shows you how to rip DVD to 4K MP4 on PC with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. Both windows computer and MAC computer share the same program interface. Therefore, you could firstly learn how to convert DVD to 4K MP4 on windows guide below and then apply it on Mac. Talking about how to convert DVD to 4K MP4 video, we specifically divide it into 4 steps.

STEP 1: Load Blu-ray movies

The first step is to get your source DVD movies ready for loading. Run Leawo Prof. Media. There are 6 modules on the interface and choose the “Blu-ray/DVD Ripper” module just as you will see in the following picture.


STEP 2: Add source movies

Kick off the "Add Blu-ray/DVD" module. Pay attention to the type of your source DVD movies and add your DVD movies to the software.


Note: there are several kinds of loading modes which are selectable for loading: full movie, main movie and custom mode. Pick one of them up to your needs and click the “OK” button.


STEP 3: Set MP4 as output format

Click the "MKV Video" button and then select "Change" option to change the format of the video as you need.


Select "Format > 4K Video > 4K MP4 Video" as output format on the popup "Profile" panel. Return to the main interface after setting output profile.


STEP 4: Convert DVD to 4K MP4 videos

Now we are entering the last step of the conversion. When the big green “Convert” button is clicked, the sidebar of output directory is popup. “Save to” icon is for you to save your output video to the designated position on your pc. After you decide which position you want to save your video at, just click the below “Convert” button to start converting Blu-ray to MP4 videos.


Part 3: How to convert DVD to 4k MP4 video with Handbrake

Handbrake can display all of the details about the process of converting Blu-ray/DVD to 4K MP4 video so most people would think about it as the first choice to rip Blu-ray/DVD to 4K MP4. These details include the parameter setting of the output videos, video source and the destination of the output video which are all displayed on one interface. Unlike other apps which are not open and available to the users unless you pay for it, Handbrake is an open source and completely free media converter program. Furthermore, it is available for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. Handbrake team has added the features of Blu-ray and DVD converting into Handbrake which makes it become more popular. And converting DVD to 4K MP4 is not difficult at all if you pay attention to the steps which showing you how to do it below.

STEP 1: Import Blu-ray to Handbrake

Both Blu-ray/DVD folder and disc can be imported to handbrake by clicking the “Source” drop-down button. Right after your clicking the system will start searching for the DVD title. This may take a few minutes.


STEP 2: Set output directory

When you finish the first step, the source video is ready for processing and you will see that the setting of the video parameters is ready for the user just as you see in the picture below. In the bottom of the interface is the “Save As” column allows you to set output directory and name output results. Whether the target hard drive has enough storage is key to saving the results.


STEP 3: Start converting

Click the “Start Encode” button right next to the “Add to Queue” button and start converting DVD to 4K MP4 with Handbrake. The ripping process is viewable at the bottom of the program interface and you would know how fast the process is.


Note: Handbrake has a Mac version. Therefore it's a useful Mac DVD to MP4 ripper for you to rip DVD to 4K MP4 on Mac as well.

Part 4: Comparison between Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Handbrake

After the above introduction about the two conversion programs, here comes the comparison of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Handbrake. Handbrake, the software that's wonderful for those who don't want to spend extra fee on converting DVD, offers you free services to convert DVD and Blu-ray movies for multiple uses. However, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper offers what the Handbrake doesn't offer by charging for the service. For example, disc decrypting ability, which can bypass protected Blu-ray/DVD discs for backup or converting. The chart below is a simple comparison between Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Handbrake.

Features Blu-ray Ripper HandBrake
Rip encrypted Blu-ray/DVD disc  
Rip non-encrypted Blu-ray/DVD disc/folder
Convert video and audio files  
Rip ISO file to video  
Extract audio from Blu-ray/DVD  
Graphics cards acceleration  
Edit Blu-ray/DVD movies, like: trim, crop, add watermark, etc.  
Play back Blu-ray/DVD movies  
Preview subtitles and audio tracks  
Convert 2D Blu-ray/DVD to 3D video  
Convert Blu-ray/DVD to ISO file  
Select subtitles and audio tracks
Mode full movie, main movie and custom mode full movie

Part 5: Conclusion

According to the introduction that we carry out above, we can easily draw out the conclusion of the passage. If you want to have free service and get the basic functions of converting Blu-ray to MP4 videos then we would suggest you to try the second solution. However, if you want to have better service such as description, edit Blu-ray movies like: trim, crop, add watermark, adjust effect, add 3D effect, we would suggest you to use the Leawo Blu-ray ripper. Even though both of the programs are friendly to the users and easy to use, I would rather suggest you to try the Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. Sometimes having a better experience is much more important than saving the money. And furthermore, the Leawo Blu-ray Ripper can not only offer you a better experience, but also expedite your working efficiency.