Easily Put Your DVD Library in Dropbox
People would like to upload DVD to Dropbox. Because it is easy to play your DVDs on your computer, mobile phone or tablet that has an internet connection without ever needing to use the DVD again. You will always want to have access to your DVDs whenever you feel like. However, it is important to acknowledge the fact that you can’t directly copy DVD content to Dropbox because Dropbox doesn’t support DVD video format. Well, that should not be a reason to worry you, since there are many programs out there that allow you to make copies of your DVDs and let you watch them the way you want to view them. Here’s a quick walkthrough of the process on ripping DVD to dropbox-friendly formats so that you can upload and share your DVD films to Dropbox for viewing anywhere.
First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a DVD ripper hooked to your Mac or PC. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, but it still has a lot problems when dealing with protected DVD discs. Actually, Handbrake can’t rip DVDs on its own; you need to install VLC to get the DVD decrypting libraries so as to read encrypted DVDs. However, VLC 2.0 changes its code libraries to decrypt DVDs and Handbrake cannot use VLC’s libdvdcss for DVD decryption. So you’ll need to add an intermediate step.
Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the bee’s knees, which can help you fast rip any encrypted DVD and convert DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc popular formats while keeping the original quality. For the video size limit of Dropbox site, the built-in editor also allows you to extract DVD clips with the very part you want. Or, you can just choose to rip certain chapters of a DVD as you like.
With it, ripping DVD for Dropbox uploading is simple as ABC. After downloding, follow the wizard to install and run the program. The mac version is DVD Ripper for Mac. Now download the right version of the program and follow the guide below.
Guide: How to rip DVD to Dropbox-friendly video for uploading
Step 1. Load DVD movies
Insert the DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and run DVD Ripper. You can click the “Load DVD” button to load the DVD files to the program. DVD ISO/IFO, VIDEO_TS folder are supported also.
Step 2. Select the output format
As has been stated above, Dropbox supports MP4, etc video files. So you can just select “Common Video” > “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” as the output video format. Also you can transfer your DVD to media hub, Cloud Storage and External Hard Drive/Thumb Drive for storage.
Step 3. Trim/Edit DVD files
Since Dropbox has limitations about the uploading video size(If you only have the free account, you only have 2 GB of space), please pay attention to the video size when ripping DVD movies for Dropbox. Here we should highlight the trim function on this software. Just click “Edit” to trim the DVD videos to get the very part you want. Besides trimming, cropping, adding watermark, adjusting special effect, are well supported as well.
Step 4. Start converting DVD to Dropbox
When all these settings are ready, you can click the “Convert” button to begin the DVD to Dropbox conversion. When the ripping is done, you can click on “Open” button to locate the ripped videos.
Now you can upload the converted MP4 videos to Dropbox for viewing anywhere on any device as you like. If you have no idea about the uploading, check the steps below (Detailed steps can be found here).
How to load converted DVD video to Dropbox
1. Sign in to the Dropbox website.
2. Click the Upload button from the very top of the window. The upload button
3. A window will appear. Click the Choose File button and then select the file on your computer that you’d like to add to your Dropbox.
4. Choose as many files as you like, and then click the Start Upload button.
5. The window will disappear, your files will start uploading, and you’ll be shown a progress indicator. That’s it, you’ve added files to your Dropbox!