How to Rip a DVD with Handbrake
Introduction · How To
What is Handbrake?
Handbrake is an easy to use DVD video to MPEG-4 converter. It is not designed to crack copy protection, or function as a video editor of any kind. It can convert MPEG-2(standard DVD video format) at a variety of different resolutions and compression rates to fit your specific needs.
How to use Handbrake
For a more thorough guide to Handbrake, see the official guide.
- Insert DVD into optical drive. If the DVD Player starts up automatically, close it.
- Open handbrake and click the Source button in the top left corner. Select the DVD as the source.
- Make sure the proper title is selected. There are often multiple titles on DVD's due to the presence of special features. The length of the title will usually provide enough information to tell you which title you wish to rip. Individual chapters from titles can also be burned separately from the whole by changing the chapter range to whatever is desired.
- Click the Browse... button under Destination to choose the folder in which you wish to save the ripped MPEG-4 file.
- For most imports, use the Normal preset in the drawer to the left of the main dialogue box. The standard import results in a 624 x 480 resolution video file with the same frame rate as the original. For specific needs, choose other presets or modify video preferences accordingly.
- Finally, click the Start button on the top left of the main dialogue box to begin conversion, and be prepared to wait for over an hour for conversion on a regular length DVD to finish.
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