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How to Convert IMG to MP4 – Play an Optical Disc Image File on Any Devices

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Updated on July 30, 2021

IMG file is used to store a whole image of a disc and it’s always used for making extract copy of DVD. That’s why IMG files are large in size. Meanwhile, IMG files can’t be directly opened on PC and mobile devices. So why not convert IMG to MP4 or other popular formats with small size yet original quality?

Here is how you can digitize your IMG files for easy playback with the useful IMG to MP4 converter:

Q: I don't have a DVD disk just the DVD .img file of my friend's wedding. I need a program that accepts and converts .img file to .mp4 or any other format for video editing. I tried some video converting programs but with no luck. Please help.

You may get some image files with .img extension from others or downloaded from internet. The IMG file is actually great for backup and archiving purposes, yet it’s not recognized by many devices and platforms. Moreover, IMG files always take up much hard disk space. Therefore, many people choose to convert and compress IMG files to digital video files for greater portability with smaller size and original image quality.You can follow the steps below for IMG to MP4 conversion.

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How to Convert IMG to MP4 on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP

The whole process is divided into two parts. First mount IMG file just as if there was a physical DVD disc in your drive;then convert the DVD disc to MP4.

Part1. Mount IMG file

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Windows 10/8.1/8 have built-in Disc Image Tool that supports mounting IMG file as a virtual drive. Just mount IMG files as follows:

Step 1. Open the IMG file folder.

Step 2. Select IMG file and it will show the Disc Image Tools Ribbon, next click on Manage > Mount. Or right click IMG file and select Mount from the context menu.

For Windows 7/XP, you need install a third-party image mounting software like DAEMON Tools Lite. After installation, run the image mounting software and follow the instruction to mount your IMG file, which is quite simple and here are 5 free options of virtual drive.

Once you mount the IMG file successfully, you can go to Computer and find the virtual DVD Drive.

Part 2: Convert Mounted IMG File to MP4

Now you need a powerful DVD ripping software to convert the mounted IMG files. WonderFox HD Video Converter is popular with users around the world as one of the best DVD Rippers. It can helps you to copy any DVD, including the copy-protected DVDs, image files, DVD folders to digital videos. You can use it to convert mounted IMG files easily. Let’s see how to do the conversion.

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Select a DVD source

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the program on PC.

Step 1. Import the mounted IMG files to the IMG to mp4 converter

To convert the mounted IMG file, run WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and then click on DVD Disc to load your virtual DVD drive. After that, click on Ok.

Tip. The software also enables you to import ISO image directly to convert ISO to MP4, convert ISO to MKV, convert ISO to AVI and more other formats.

Convert IMG to video format

Step 2. Choose the needed output format

The smart software can intelligently analyze and decrypt the DVD and select the main movie. If the mounted IMG has multiple subtitles, you can choose the desired subtitle, such as forced subtitle via the T drop-list. To convert IMG to MP4, click on the Output Format on the right and you will be directed to the output format menu. Go to the Video tab and select MP4 profile. You can also convert IMG to AVI, MKV and more if you like.

Click on Run to finish the conversion

Step 3. Finish the conversion

Specify the output path by clicking on the … icon next to Open Folder at the bottom. Finally press the RUN button to start the conversion. Soon, you will get the converted digital files.

Optional Method: Convert Unencrypted IMG Files to MP4/MKV with Handbrake

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If the IMG files aren't encrypted, the well-known Handbrake can convert IMG file to MP4/MKV, as well.

Step 1. Run Handbrake. Hit File (Open a single video file) on Source Selection and import IMG file. Or directly drag and drop IMG files to the interface of Handbrake. Handbrake will scan the titles and load the information.

Step 2. Choose the title you want to convert, then select MP4 or MKV as output format under Summary tab. Optionally, you can also add subtitles (external/embedded) to the IMG file, or customize the video/audio codecs under Video and Audio tabs.

Step 3. Choose the output path by the Browse button at the bottom.

Step 4. Hit the green Start Encode button to convert IMG to MKV or MP4.

Handbrake can’t convert DVD with copy protection natively. You may be encountered with conversion failure or “No valid source or titles found” error. Check this link to fix the problem: how to deal with Handbrake copy protection issues>>

Now you can easily convert IMG to MP4 and play a IMG file on any devices as you wish. You may be hesitant to choose the suitable IMG to MP4 converter. But objectively, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro should be the best option since most IMG files making from DVD movie are encrypted. In case that you’re encountered with Handbrake copy protection error, it is recommended that you mount IMG first, and then rip the mounted file to MP4 with the professional WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro that can remove any copy protection.

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