How to Convert DVD to M4V Effortlessly?

Author: Kevincy
Publish date
May 23, 2024
DVD to M4V Ripper
  • DownloadDownload the fabulous WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro on PC, and:
  • Step 1. Load a DVD disc.
  • Step 2. Select "M4V" profile.
  • Optional. Modify output settings.
  • Step 3. Start the ripping process.
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1. How to Convert DVD to M4V on Windows?
2. How to Convert DVD to M4V on Mac?

If you're anything like me, you've probably got a stack of DVDs collecting dust somewhere in your home. As much as we love our physical collections, it's the digital age, and it's time to make those movies and shows more accessible.

Converting your DVDs to M4V format is a great way to preserve your beloved content and enjoy it on modern devices like Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and even Android devices. Below, I'll walk you through how to make this transition smoothly on both Windows and Mac.

A Quick Heads-Up

Before we get rolling, just a friendly reminder: check if it's cool to rip DVDs in your area. We're all about staying on the right side of the law here. This guide is for personal use—think making digital copies of DVDs you already own.

How to Convert DVD to M4V on Windows?

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a standout choice for those looking to digitize their DVD library. It's user-friendly, quick, and really smart at cracking those pesky DVD protections that try to keep you from backing up your own movies. Whether you have commercially purchased DVDs or homemade ones, this tool can handle them all.

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Step 1: Load a DVD Disc

Before you start, insert a homemade or copy-protected DVD disc into the DVD-ROM drive connected to your computer.

You can even throw in a DVD ISO image or a Video_TS folder if that’s what you’ve got.

Load a DVD Disc
Load a DVD Disc

Step 2: Choose M4V Profile

  • The tool will automatically select the main movie title, excluding previews, trailers, and ads.
  • On the right side of the interface, expand the full list of over 300 configured presets.
  • Go to the "Video" category and choose the "M4V" profile.
Choose M4V Profile
Choose M4V Profile

Step 3: Start Ripping Process

  • Click the "three-dots" icon at the bottom to choose a destination folder.
  • Click "RUN" to start the DVD-to-M4V conversion process.

Tips: Before starting the conversion, feel free to select your desired audio track, add forced subtitles, or open the "Settings" panel to configure options like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, and deinterlacing.

Ripping DVD to M4V on Windows
Ripping DVD to M4V on Windows

How to Convert DVD to M4V on Mac?

Mac DVDRipper Pro (MDRP) is a gem for Mac users. It's a user-friendly and powerful DVD ripper designed specifically for macOS. With its intuitive interface and robust feature set, MDRP makes it a breeze to transfer your DVD movies to your Mac, protecting your discs from scratches and allowing you to enjoy your collection without draining your battery.

Step 1: Download and Install MDRP

  • Download Mac DVDRipper Pro from the official site. You can try the free demo or purchase the full version.
  • Once the download is complete, locate the MDRP zip file in your Downloads folder and double-click it to unzip.
  • Launch Mac DVDRipper Pro by double-clicking the uncompressed app (MDRP).

Note: If your Mac prompts that this is an application downloaded from the internet, click "Open" to proceed.

Install Mac DVDRipper Pro
Install Mac DVDRipper Pro

Step 2: Insert and Load DVD

Insert the DVD you wish to rip into your computer. If the movie starts playing automatically, press the ESC key to stop it.

In the MDRP window, the DVD's title should now be displayed.

Step 3: Set Destination and Rip

  • Click on the "Destination:" button to specify where the ripped M4V file should be saved (e.g., Desktop).
  • From the pull-down menu labeled "All videos, menus, and bonuses", select "Rip and convert" to rip the main movie as an M4V file.
  • Click the "Rip" button at the bottom of the MDRP window to start the process.

The progress bar will keep you updated as the program rips the DVD movie and converts it to M4V. Once the conversion is complete, the M4V file will be waiting at your specified destination.

Convert DVD to M4V on Mac
Convert DVD to M4V on Mac

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Is it legal to convert DVDs to M4V?

A: Laws vary by country. In some places, it is OK to make digital copies of personal DVDs for fair use, while in others, it is not. Always check if it's legal to rip DVDs in your region before proceeding.

Q2: Can I rip copy-protected DVDs?

A: Yes, the recommended two application in this guide can remove copy-protection from both commercial and homemade DVDs.

Q3: Will converting a DVD to M4V reduce its quality?

A: Most modern DVD ripping software includes options to adjust the output quality. You can choose to maintain original quality or compress it to save space.

Q4: Can I convert a DVD to M4V for free?

A: Yes, there are free options available, such as HandBrake and VLC. However, paid software often provides more features and better support for encrypted DVDs.

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Highlights of the Functional DVD Converter
  • Convert DVD to MKV, MP4, and 300+ presets with high quality.
  • Remove all sorts of DRM from DVD like region code, CSS, etc.
  • Make a 1:1 intact digital copy (ISO or VIDEO_TS) with all content.
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  • Simply compress 8 GB DVD to 1-2 GB digital video file.
  • Multiple audio tracks, hard/soft and forced subs are supported.
  • Support homemade/commercial DVD & ISO & Video_TS folder.
  • Basic editing features and customize output video/audio parameters.
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