Best 3 DVD to MP4 Converter Freeware for Windows

Nowadays, most (over 50%, according to a research) prefer to use digital methods, maybe a streaming video subscription to purchase or rent movies or TVs. However, this research also says that 41% people use both digital and physical methods, and 20% insist on physical DVDs only. Also we can see the popularity of DVDs from DVD sales in United States of 2016.

To sum up, digital is popular while DVD disc isn’t dead. There’re also countless DVD enthusiasts. They love DVD discs, but meanwhile enjoy converting DVDs to MP4. After all, they will get a digital copy which is easy to manage on virtually all electronic devices, and helps keep their discs away from mishaps.

So here we will hold out 2017 best 3 DVD to MP4 converter free software for Windows users (some are available for other platforms as well) and explain workflow one by one, to help you rip both unencrypted and copy-protected DVDs to HD MP4 without quality loss and without spending a penny.

No.1 free DVD to MP4 converter – WinX DVD Ripper

Rating: ★★★★☆
Supported Windows OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Supported DVD files: DVD disc, DVD folder
Supported DVD copy protections: CSS, UOP, RCE, region code and Sony ARccOS

WinX DVD Ripper is a totally free DVD to MP4 converter for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows computer. And it has a Mac edition. After years of continuous development, it becomes an expert in DVD ripping, featuring fast DVD ripping speed, high-quality output, decryption ability to remove various copy protections alone, broad compatibility, and so on. In addition to general MP4 profiles offering two available video codecs – H.264 and MPEG4, it also provides a number of premade MP4 profiles for iPhone, Apple TV, iPod, Samsung, PSP and HTC. Therefore, the resulting MP4 file will be fully compatible with users’ device without modifying settings.

How to free convert DVD files to MP4 with WinX DVD Ripper?

To begin with, download and install this free DVD to MP4 converter on PC. And then 4 steps later, you’ll get a MP4 copy with everything you need.

Step 1. Open WinX DVD Ripper, and then click on “DVD Disc” or “DVD Folder” button to load target DVD file.
Step 2. Navigate to output profiles tabs, hit “to MP4” or choose a MP4 profile under certain device profile tab.
Step 3 (optional). Change default output settings if you think it is necessary, for example, subtitle track, output folder, audio/video bit rate, sample rate, video resolution. Besides, this DVD to MP4 converter free software allows trimming video to cut off unwanted part.
Step 4. Click on “Start” button to begin processing DVD to MP4 conversion.

No.2 DVD to MP4 converter freeware – Handbrake

Rating:★★★★
Supported Windows OS: Windows Vista to 10
Supported DVD files: DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO image
Supported DVD copy protections: None

Handbrake is another time-honored free and open source video transcoder that can convert videos, blu-ray and DVD discs to MP4 and MKV. Before Christmas 2016, Handbrake team took out Handbrake 1.0.0 which has got major improvements. It adds general presets, and presets for web and devices, while keeping legacy presets. Handbrake is an ace free DVD to MP4 converter in terms of ripping unencrypted DVDs. As for converting copy-protected DVDs to MP4, it is far weaker than WinX DVD Ripper. It can only rip CSS-protected DVDs even if VLC libdvdcss is installed.

How to free rip DVD to MP4 with Handbrake?

Likewise, you need to download and install Handbrake first. Go to https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php, and get the proper version downloaded. Next, following the guide below.

Step 1. Run Handbrake, hit “Open Source” to load the DVD you want to convert to MP4.
Step 2. Set destination folder to save output and choose MP4 as container.
Step 3. Hit “Start Encode” to order this free DVD to MP4 converter to start conversion.

No.3 free DVD to MP4 converter – Free DVD Video Converter

Rating: ★★★☆
Supported Windows OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3
Supported DVD files: DVD disc
Supported DVD copy protections: None

Free DVD Video Converter is a Windows-based tool specially designed to convert Blu-ray discs and video DVDs to MP4, AVI, and MKV video for iPhone, Apple TV, iPod, PSP, PS3, BlackBerry, Xbox and computer. But just like Handbrake, this free DVD to MP4 converter software can rip unprotected files only. Another important thing is that it is ad-supported. It includes links to other websites and third-party apps installations including toolbars. Luckily, it allows you to uncheck them while installing. So be careful in the process of installation.

How to convert a DVD to MP4 with Free DVD Video Converter?

Again you should download and install it first, and then move to the next thing.

Step 1. Double click on the icon of Free DVD Video Converter to open it. You’ll see the screenshot is very straightforward. Browse and select target DVD.
Step 2. Hit “Choose” to select title, audio and subtitles. Hit “Browse” under “Output file” to name a location. “MP4” under “Formats” and choose a preset. Finally, hit “Convert” to begin converting DVD to MP4 at no cost.

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How to Convert YouTube to MP3 Free and Safe?

Find a beautiful song in YouTube, and want to download and convert the YouTube music video to MP3 for putting it on your iPod Touch or other devices? Want to extract MP3 file from a YouTube lecture video? YouTubers often need to convert YouTube video to MP3 audio for a variety of reasons. But to get what they want, they have to ask for help from third parties, may be online websites, browser add-ons or standalone desktop programs. It’s easy to find a method, and even a free one. However, we always encounter unexpected problems. Following quotes are typical examples.

“I need to convert some YouTube files. Problem is, I don’t know a trustworthy site. I’ve used vidtomp3 in the past but ended up with a Trojan that was hell to get rid of, despite never clicking on the ads. So does anyone know a trustworthy site?”

“I’ve been using the site video2mp3, but my antivirus has been blocking Trojan horses from the popups that keep coming up. Anyone know of a better one?”

“youtube-mp3.org looks safe to me, except the ads, they are so intrusive. I think there are a lot of kids around there that just click the ringtone maker button and get stuck with a monthly payment of €16.”

Online Free YouTube to MP3 Converters May Be Unsafe

According to users’ feedback and our testing, we find that many online YouTube to MP3 converters claimed free and safe don’t work as advertised. Their interfaces are always filled with disturbing ads, popups, banners which are unsafe for work and kids. Some ads are even bundled with adware, malware, virus, Trojan and other unfriendly stuff. Even if you never hit it, your computer may be attacked. Besides, some online YouTube to MP3 converters put several Download buttons in a page, which makes users unable to pick out the right one to enable YouTube to MP3 download and conversion.

Legitimacy of YouTube to MP3 is controversial. In technical terms, YouTube to MP3 conversion websites just help change the format from video to audio. From this perspective, it isn’t illegal. While for musicians, it is believed as an act of infringing copyright and will reduce their revenues dramatically. Therefore, YouTube to MP3 sites (e.g. youtube-mp3.org) are unstable and may be forced to shut down all of a sudden.

Which Method is Free, Safe, Stable and Fast?

As mentioned above, online YouTube to MP3 converters always come with ads, viruses, and the like. If you don’t want to get your computer in trouble, you’d better switch to a great desktop program, for example WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This tool allows you to free download and convert YouTube videos to MP3 at one go. It is free from any adware, malware, virus and others, which can be proved by famous software download sites like CNET and Softonic. Another feature different from online services is that it will never be taken down. Last but not the least advantage is fast YouTube to MP3 conversion speed, because of the world’s most advanced Intel QSV, MMX-SSE, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC, Hyper-threading and AMD 3DNow! Technologies applied.

How to Free Download and Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 Safely?

Above all, free download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe or its Mac version onto your computer. Then launch it the moment you want to get mp3 from a YouTube video. Below is the start-to-finish guide.

Step 1. Click “YouTube URL” in the top tool bar.

Step 2. Paste the URL of target YouTube video into the text field and tap “Analyze” button. Alternatively, hit “Paste & Analyze” button to insert and analyze URL without a break. Seconds later, a list of available output options will be displayed. Simply choose your desired one. Then, make sure “Auto convert” button is ticked and click “OK” to move on.

Step 3. From the auto pop-up Output Profile screen, navigate to “to Music” category, choose “MP3” and hit “OK”.

Step 4. Hit “RUN” at the bottom right to begin converting YouTube URL to MP3. (Note: free-trial version is available to free download YouTube videos of any length, but can only convert YouTube videos to MP3 within 5 minutes. Thankfully, it is enough to deal with virtually all music videos.)

Source: https://www.winxdvd.com/resource/youtube-to-mp3-free-and-safe.htm