“How to show a DVD movie in a Google Meet session? - Hi, due to the Covid-19 outbreak we're stuck with performing an info-session remotely to roughly 150 ppl. As a company using gsuit, Google Meet is being used on a daily basis. We have some video stories and DVD movies to share, but we can't figure out how to share DVD movies in Google Meet session with all participant incl. audio. Any ideas on how to show DVD on Google Meet?”
The COVID-19 quarantine has been a hard time for both personal affairs and businesses. Google is making enterprise-grade video conferencing available to everyone. Now, anyone with a Google Account can create an online meeting with up to 100 participants and meet for up to 60 minutes per meeting. Businesses, schools, and other organizations can take advantage of advanced features, including meetings with up to 250 internal or external participants and live streaming to up to 100,000 viewers within a domain. Google Meet makes it easy to start a secure video meeting. You can start a meeting or join a meeting from any modern browser on your desktop or laptop. There’s no additional software to install.
Some people have made use of Google Meet to show DVD or digital video files for streaming to their meeting participants. But many of them have found that they can not show DVD movie on Google Meet. Well, in this guide, we would like to show you how to show a DVD on Google Meet from your computer effectively.
Part 1: Can I Show a DVD on Google Meet?
Firstly, we may need to make clear whether or not you can show a DVD on Google Meet. Actually, this involves the media file types of Google Meet. Actually, Google Meet enables you to present your entire screen display to participants. You can present your entire screen or a specific window in a meeting. While you present, you can share information such as documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more.
Therefore, the question actually turns to be “can you show a DVD through Google Meet from screen or certain app”. In this way, you actually only need to find an app to play back DVD movies and then share this app through Google Meet.
Part 2: Show a DVD on Google Meet using VLC Media Player
As mentioned above, Google Meet enables you to show or share an app or your screen. Therefore, to show a DVD movie on Google Meet, you only need to get a proper DVD media player that could help you play back DVD movies smoothly. There are quite a big number of proper DVD media players such as Windows Media Player, Free Blu-ray Player, etc. Among all these top DVD media players, VLC media player has been one of the most popular and best media players that could help you play back DVD movie files smoothly.
As a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player software and streaming media server tool, VLC media player could help you easily and smoothly play back videos, audios, DVDs and even Blu-ray movies. VLC media player has multiple features besides playing media files, such as editing media files, converting media files, and even downloading M3U8 live stream videos. As for playing DVD movies for sharing over Google Meet, you could follow the below steps to learn how to play DVD movies with VLC media player in detail:
- After downloading and installing VLC media player on your computer, open VLC media player. Meanwhile, insert source DVD disc into the DVD recorder drive of your computer.
- On VLC media player, go to “File > Open disc” option.
- Then, select “Video_TS folder” option and click browse to find folder from source DVD movie folder.
- Click to select and highlight the “VIDEO_TS folder” and click “Open” button.
- The video should now play. Go to “Video > Fullscreen”, “Video > Subtitle Track” to adjust settings
In this way, you could easily play back DVD movies on VLC media player for showing on Google Meet. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS, iPadOS, Tizen, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone. VLC is also available on digital distribution platforms such as Apple's App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Store. But it should be noted that VLC media player actually has no support for playing back copy-protected DVD content. If you are going to play back copy-protected DVD movies, you could refer to other professional DVD player software tools, such as Leawo’s Free Blu-ray Player.
Part 3: Best Way to Help Present DVD on Google Meet - Leawo DVD Ripper
What if you have no DVD player that could help you play back DVD movies or get rid of DVD disc protections for unlimited playback for showing over Google Meet?Also there are many people reported that DVD not showing on Google Meet issues. Here you could try to use professional DVD ripper tools to help you convert DVD movies to digital video files for presenting over Google Meet. You need a professional DVD ripper tool.
Leawo DVD Ripper is exactly what you want for ripping DVD movies for presenting DVD movies over Google Meet. As a professional DVD ripping tool, Leawo DVD Ripper helps you easily decrypt, rip and convert DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, WMV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, and 200+ other file formats for multiple media players and devices. With advanced disc decryption technologies, Leawo DVD Ripper could decrypt, rip and convert both commercial and homemade DVD movie files to regular digital video files. It even enables you to adjust video and audio parameters of output video files like video codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, audio codec, channel, etc. You could use Leawo DVD Ripper to easily decrypt, rip and convert DVD disc, folder and ISO image file to video files in 200+ formats for various uses.
Download and install Leawo DVD Ripper on your computer. And get source DVD movie file ready for converting. The following guide would show you how to convert DVD movies for presenting over Google Meet in detail.
☉ Convert DVD to video/audio files like MKV, MP4, AVI, FLV, RMVB, etc
☉ Convert DVD to iPad, iPhone, Android devices
☉ Edit DVD video files with built-in video editor
☉ Add 3D effect with built-in 3D movie creator
☉ Selectable subtitles and audio tracks from source DVD movies for output videos
Leawo DVD Ripper is a module built in Leawo Prof. Media.
Step 1: Add source DVD movie
Launch Leawo Prof. Media and then choose the “Blu-ray/DVD Ripper” option on the main interface to enter the “DVD Ripper” module. Then click on the “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to add DVD disc, folder or/and ISO image file for converting.
- After choosing source DVD movie file, you will be given three options: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Here, by choosing the Full Movie option, you will load all contents of the source DVD, including files like subtitle, audio track and many more; by choosing the Main Movie option, it means that the longest chapter of DVD content will be uploaded; by choosing the option of Custom Mode, you can select chapters for loading as needed.
- After loading source DVD movie file, you could choose titles to load, select subtitles and audio tracks, play back loaded ISO movie title, edit loaded DVD movie title, etc.
Step 2: Set output format
After that, you can click on the drop-down box next to the “Add Photo” button and choose the “Change” option to select the output format under the “Format” tab. Choose output format from “Format” or “Device” group.
Step 3: Adjust output parameters
You could adjust video and audio parameters of output files like video bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, audio codec, channel, sample rate, etc. Click the “Edit” option on the drop-down panel to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to do these. Then, hit the “OK” option to save the settings.
Step 4: Set output directory
Then you need to hit the green icon of “Convert”, set an output directory in the “Save to” box on the popup sidebar.
Step 5: Start converting DVD movies
Finally, click the bottom “Convert” button to start converting DVD movies to digital video files. You could view all converting tasks on the converting interface.
When the conversion completes, you could then freely play back the converted DVD movies with any video player tools as you usually do to present over Google Meet.
Leawo DVD Ripper is available in both Windows and Mac versions. If you are working on a Mac computer, you need to turn to Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac, which works exactly the same as that of the Windows version mentioned above.
Part 4. Present Converted DVD via Sharing Screen
As we have mentioned above that you could actually show a DVD movie over Google Meet with your video meeting participants, how can you do this? How can you present DVD movies via an app like VLC media player or converted DVD movies via Sharing screen from your computer?
You could follow the below steps to learn how to show a movie or your screen actions to participants through Google Meet:
- Join a video meeting.
- In the bottom-right corner, select Present now.
- Select "Your entire screen", "A window", or "Chrome" tab.
- If you present a Chrome tab, it shares that tab's audio by default.
- To present a different tab, select the tab you want to present, click "Share this tab instead".
- Select "Share" button.
- If your camera is turned on, your video is active while you're presenting.
In this way, you could freely show your screen or a certain app throgh Google Meet.