Do you know the meaning of DVD 720P or 1080P? In brief, DVD 720P or 1080P refers to the video resolution. You can either upscale from 720P to 1080P or downscale from 1080P to 720P based on your demands with proper ways. The contents in this guide will introduce DVD 720P and 1080P in detail and show you some great tools to cope with the resolution conversion issue properly.

Part 1: Introduction to DVD 720P and 1080P

720P is a kind of video resolution, which is short for 1280x720. It is one progressive HDTV signal format with 1280 pixels shown horizontally and 720 pixels shown vertically. A 720P video has 720 horizontal lines of pixels. The letter “P” stands for the progressive scan. 720P is the minimum standard of HD video.

1080P is known as full HD or FHD as well, which is a set of HDTV high-definition video modes. It is characterized by 1920 pixels displayed horizontally and 1080 pixels displayed vertically. A 1080P video has 1080 horizontal lines of pixels. It is often applied in Blu-ray discs, smartphones, several internet contents, HD camcorders, video game consoles, and etc.

Both 720P and 1080P are the versions of HD. However, is it possible to store 1080P video into DVD? The answer to this question is “Yes”. Although the DVD standard does not support 1080P, DVD, as a matter of fact, is able to store 1080P h.264 videos, which requires you to burn the file to it and watch it on any computer or device that can support it.

Part 2: Why doesn’t DVD Standard Support 1080P

DVD standard resolution is actually 720x480 pixels for NTSC and 720x576 pixels for PAL in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio. You should know that the standard DVD video resolution is a kind of standard definition instead of high definition. It is at best only 37.5% of the resolution of 720HD.
The DVD video standard was made in a time before h.264 and 1080 video was common or even figured out. It means the standard format of video that must be supported for a media player is up to 720P video encoded in H.262/MPEG-2.

Therefore, DVD standard doesn’t support 1080P.

Part 3: How to Convert 720P DVD to 1080P Video using DVD Ripper

The resolution of 1080P is higher than 720P. More and more people begin to pursue higher video resolution, for they are not content with low-quality videos any longer. Therefore, the idea of converting 720P DVD to 1080P video comes up to their mind. Converting video from 720P to 1080P means you scale up the video image to fill a 1080P format. In order to deal with this issue smoothly, I would like to recommend you make use of Leawo DVD Ripper to make it. This software is quite professional for you to rip and convert DVD to video in various formats and parameters. With the assistance of this great DVD ripping software, you can convert 720P DVD to 1080P video with no difficulty at all. The steps shown below will direct you to finish this task successfully.

Step 1: Run Software and Load 720P DVD

Run the program of Leawo Prof. Media on your computer and then insert your 720P DVD into the computer drive. After that, you need to click on “DVD Ripper” module to enter the main interface of this tool. You can then hit on “Add Blu-ray/DVD” to load the content of the 720P DVD or just drag & drop the DVD content to the software window. You will see 3 import choices for you to make use of: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. You can select “Full Movie” to import all titles in the DVD. If you choose “Main Movie” mode, you can only import the longest title. The “Custom Mode” allows you to select the titles that you desire to import to the program at ease.


Step 2: Set Format and Parameters for Output Video

Click on “Format” menu and then choose “HD Video” to hit on. Hover your mouse icon on the option of “HD MP4 Video” or any other format that you desire to set. Afterwards, you can click on the edit icon that shows up at the top right corner of the format option.


Thus, you can set the resolution of the video to 1920x1080 for the output video file by clicking on “Normal” menu. You can also adjust other detailed parameters for the output file via this panel, such as the video codec, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio and so on.


Step 3: Set Output Directory and Rip 720P DVD

Find the big “Convert” button at the top of the screen to click on and then hit on the folder icon that shows in the side panel that appears in the software screen. Thus, you can choose a folder on your computer for saving the converted 1080P video file. After that, click on the “Convert” button at the bottom of the side panel to start converting 720P DVD to 1080P video immediately. After the end of the ripping procedure, the 1080P video will be accessible in the folder on your computer for you to watch freely.


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Part 4: How to Convert 720P DVD to 1080P Video via HandBrake

HandBrake is one free program for you to use to get refreshing solution and convert 720P to 1080P. This is also a good method for you to get this work done quickly. After you scale up the 720P DVD to 1080P video, you will be able to play it back on your favorite devices, such as large-screen HD TV, high-resolution mobile devices and etc. The steps in this part will show you how to use HandBrake to convert 720P DVD to 1050p video via optimizing the encoder settings.

1. First, you need to download and install HandBrake on your computer. Fire it up and then plug your 720P DVD disk into the computer DVD-ROM.
2. Click on the “Source” button in the software to choose the DVD drive and start to load the 720P DVD content to the program. Wait for a while and you can navigate to the menu of “Title” to select the video parts that you would like to convert to 1080P video to your computer. More often than not, the longest title stands for the main video that you desire to watch.
3. Afterwards, hit on the “Browse” button under the section of “Destination” to choose one specific folder to save the converted 1080P video file and give it a new name.
4. In the right part of the window, you can see the function area of “Presets”. You need to choose the option of “1920x1080 ivtc nbc-cbs” or “1920x1080 slow cbs nbs” to set the resolution of the output video as 1080P.
5. Finally, you can click on the green “Start” button to begin to convert 720P DVD to 1080P video file right away. This process will take you a while. When the process is over, the 1080P video file will be available in the target folder that you have just set.


Part 5: Others DVD Converters to Convert 720P to 1080P Video

Apart from Leawo DVD Ripper and HandBrake, there are also quite a lot other DVD converters for you to apply to realize the goal to convert 720P to 1080P video. Here I would like to list 4 of them for you to refer to. If you are interested in their concrete operations and features, you can search them on the Internet to go to their official websites to check out.

1. HD Video Converter Factory Pro
HD Video Converter Factory Pro has adopted advanced technology, which allows users to get refreshing solution. It also supports the conversions from SD to HD and 720 to 1080. With the help of this software, you can upscale 720P to 1080P for playback easily. It also provides you the functions to convert video to 4K Ultra HD and even download 8K videos.


2. DVDFab Video Converter
DVDFab Video Converter is one simple program for you to make use of to convert 720P to 1080P. It is one full-featured video converter, which has applied the hardware acceleration technology. The converting speed of it is very high and you can use it to customize your video freely. It also allows you to convert 4K video to diverse formats or convert videos in diverse formats to 4K easily and quickly.


3. Movavi Video Converter
Movavi Video Converter is also one excellent tool for you to convert audio, video, DVDs, and image files. The conversion speed is lightning-fast. It allows you to improve quality, adjust sound, trim and join files before the converting process. It is really simple for you to handle to save video and audio clips for easy mobile access as well.


4. Freemake Video Converter
Freemake Video Converter provides users with high quality freeware and the interface of it is quite straight-forward. It can convert 720P to 1080P without any error. You can also use it to convert online videos to MP3 by the URL directly and make multiple DVD copies. It can benefit you a lot in video converting tasks.


Having discussed so much on DVD 720P or 1080P and the tools to convert 720P DVD to 1080P video, you may have a clear clue when you encounter the same issue. Leawo DVD Ripper is the best software for you to make use of when it comes to ripping DVD or extracting audio from DVD.