How to Upload a DVD to YouTube?

Author: Kevincy
Publish date
Apr 17, 2024
How to Upload a DVD to YouTube
  • DownloadDownload the fabulous WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro on PC, and:
  • Step 1. Load a DVD disc.
  • Step 2. Select a YouTube-friendly format.
  • Optional. Modify output settings.
  • Step 3. Start the DVD ripping process.
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Part 1: Convert Your DVD Disc to a Digital Video
Part 2: Upload the Ripped DVD Video to YouTube

Uploading a DVD to YouTube can breathe new life into your old collections, making them accessible to a wider audience and preserving your memories in the digital realm.

Whether it's a homemade movie, a wedding video, a party record, or a collection of personal clips, I'll walk you through how to convert a DVD to a YouTube-friendly format and then upload it, focusing specifically on homemade DVDs.


Uploading copyrighted DVDs to YouTube without permissions is ILLEGAL. This guide is intended only for burned or self-made DVDs where you own the content or have the right to digitize and upload it. WonderFox does not advocate or condone any copyright infringement.

Part 1: Convert Your DVD Disc to a Digital Video

To upload your DVD to YouTube, the first essential step is transforming the physical DVD disc into a digital format that YouTube can accept. Here's how you can do this using WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, a robust tool known for its intuitive interface and efficient ripping capabilities.

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Step 1. Load Your DVD Disc

Begin by inserting your DVD into your computer's DVD-ROM drive. Launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and select the "DVD Disc" button. Choose the drive where your DVD is located. and click "OK" to scan its contents. Once the scan is complete, select the title(s) you need to convert.

Tips: also supports importing a DVD ISO image or an entire Video_TS folder with a variety of .vob, .bup, and .ifo files.

Load Your DVD Disc
Load Your DVD Disc

Step 2. Choose a YouTube-Friendly Format

YouTube prefers videos in MP4 format with H.264 video encoding and AAC audio. Thankfully, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro offers a straightforward solution.

Click on the "Output Format" section to open the 300+ configured presets, navigate to the "Web" category, and select the "YouTube MP4" profile, which automatically sets the format to be optimized for YouTube's requirements.

Choose a YouTube-Supported Format
Choose a YouTube-Supported Format

Step 3. Start the Ripping Process

Choose where to save your converted file by clicking the three-dot icon at the bottom of the window. Finally, hit the "RUN" button to start the DVD digitization process.

Start DVD Ripping Process
Start DVD Ripping Process

Optimize Your DVD Video for YouTube Upload

For an optimal viewing experience on YouTube, consider these additional settings in WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro:

  • Upscale Your Video: Enhance your DVD's standard definition (SD) video by upscaling the DVD resolution to make it High Definition (HD).
  • Deinterlace Your Video: If your DVD is interlaced, enable the "Deinterlace" option in the "Settings" panel to remove horizontal lines and improve video smoothness.
  • Burn Subtitles: If your DVD includes subtitles, use the option to rip DVD with subtitles, ensuring all viewers understand the content without needing to turn on YouTube's subtitle feature.
  • Trim a Segment: Select the "Edit" button to trim and cut specific scenes from your DVD. This is useful if you want to upload only particular moments.
Optimize Your DVD for YouTube Upload
Optimize Your DVD for YouTube Upload

Part 2: Upload the Ripped DVD Video to YouTube

Once your DVD is converted to a digital format, you're ready to upload it to YouTube. Here's how you can do it:

  • Sign in to YouTube: Log into your Google account. If you don't have one, you will need to create it.
  • Upload video: In the upper right corner of the YouTube homepage, click the "Create" button (represented by a camera icon with a plus sign) and select "Upload video". Follow the on-screen instructions to upload your converted DVD file.
  • Fill in video details: Provide a title, description, tags, and select the appropriate settings for your video, such as audience (kids or adult). Accurate descriptions and tags can help your video be more discoverable on YouTube.
  • Choose settings: Decide on privacy settings (public, unlisted, or private), and make any necessary adjustments regarding audience (such as age restrictions).
  • Publish your video: Click "Publish" to make your DVD video live on YouTube.
Upload DVD to YouTube
Upload DVD to YouTube

Wrapping Up

That's it! Your DVD video is now successfully uploaded to YouTube and ready to be shared with your friends and family. The whole process involves converting the physical DVD disc into a digital format suitable for online streaming, which not only preserves your old videos in a modern format but also shares them with a broader audience.

Always ensure that you have the rights to the DVD content you are uploading to avoid any legal issues. By following these steps, you can keep your treasured memories alive and accessible for years to come.


Q1: Can I upload any DVD to YouTube?

A: No, you can only legally upload DVDs that you own the rights to, such as homemade DVDs. Uploading copyrighted material or commercial DVDs without permission is illegal.

Q2: What format should I use to upload my DVD to YouTube?

A: YouTube supported a wide range of video formats, but it highly recommends using the MP4 format with H.264 video and AAC audio. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro's "YouTube MP4" preset will ensure your video is optimized for the platform.

Q3: How can I improve the quality of my DVD video on YouTube?

A: Try upscaling the resolution of your DVD video to 1080p with a higher bitrate to enhance the DVD quality, as the standard DVD resolution is lower and the video look worse on YouTube.

Q4: What if my DVD has multiple titles?

A: WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro allows you to choose specific titles to convert. This is useful if your DVD contains multiple episodes or segments and you only want to upload specific content.

Q5: Why I can't upload a DVD video longer than 15 minutes?

A: YouTube limits the length of videos that new users can upload to 15 minutes by default. And you can easily lift this restriction by verifying your YouTube account.

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  • 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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