Upload DVD to YouTube with YouTube-preferred Video Format on Windows and Mac

Updated on Sept. 5, 2017

This article is a tutorial of how to rip and convert DVD to YouTube accepted format/size/length, and upload DVD video to YouTube.

dvd to youtube YouTube is the biggest video sharing website allowing us to upload videos to share with friends around the world, you can enve download the video if you are a member of YoutubeRed. So if you want to upload your favorite DVD videos to somewhere, then YouTube is the right place you are looking for. The problem is DVD files (such as .VOB, .IFO and .BUP files) cannot be uploaded directly to YouTube. How to upload a DVD to YouTube without YouTube upload limits?

YouTube supported video formats and file extensions:(skip>>)

If you want to upload the DVD to YouTube, the first thing you need to know is what video formats YouTube support. Even though YouTube accepts a variety of video formats, there are still some video formats being booted out. Below are the best video formats supported by YouTube.

  • MP4 (a multimedia container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4)
  • FLV (Flash Video, a kind of video format )
  • AVI (Audio Video Interleaved,a kind of video format)
  • MOV (the QuickTime multimedia file format)
  • 3GP (a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project for 3G UMTS multimedia services.)
  • MKV (an free container format that holds an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file)
  • MPEG (the Moving Picture Experts Group, a kind of video format)
  • WMV (Windows Media Video)
    • SWF (Shockwave Flash)

Requirements of Uploading Music/Video to YouTube(skip>>)

Besides upload video formats, YouTube also has very strict requirements for music, video and movie uploading, in terms of file size, duration, resolution, codec, frame rate and bitrate.

Duration YouTube limits the length of a video file to 15 minutes. It means a user can only upload a video of 15 minutes at most. However, if you have an account without copyright claims against it, you can verify your identity and receive permission to upload videos of any length.
File size Only a 2GB video file can be uploaded from YouTube webpage, but 20GB is allowed when an up-to-date browser is used.
Frame rate Keeping original video frame rate is preferred. And 25-30 fps is recommended.
Resolution 4:3 (640 x 480) or 16:9 (1280 x 720). When the video is uploaded to the site, YouTube will make it 16:9 or add vertical black bars (for 4:3). So, please remember not to add horizontal black bars before uploading a video.
Bitrate Bitrate is different from screen resolution and is highly related to video codec. Actually, it is less important than other factors to consider before YouTube uploading. YouTube experimented with Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH), which is an adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming solution optimizing the bitrate and quality for the available network.
Deinterlacing Although Videos either in progressive scanning or interlaced scanning mode can be uploaded, YouTube suggests turning interlaced videos to deinterlaced before uploading for the best video quality. Therefore, progressive scanning is needed for video uploading.

Rip and Convert DVD to YouTube Accepted Format/Size/Length

According to YouTube Help Center, H.264 video with AAC audio in MOV or MP4 format is preferred for uploading. To share DVD on YouTube, you will need to rip DVD movies to YouTube friendly H.264 MP4 or MOV first.

Brorsoft DVD Ripper / for MacEnables users to rip any homemade and encrypted DVD to YouTube supported formats/codecs directly easily for later uploading.

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With the assistance of Brorsoft DVD Ripper, all becomes easy.

It can serve as a professional DVD to YouTube ripper and converter that lets you get videos with optimized settings for uploading to YouTube.

Besides, it can also convert DVD to video formats like AVI, WMV, FLV, ASF, M4V, MKV, etc. and extract audio from DVD to format preferred by most online websites like Facebook, Vimeo, Break, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Hightai, etc. for sharing anywhere.

Better still, you can edit DVD video by cropping, trimming, adjusting effects and cutting your long video clips to a shorter ones, all becoming easy with this DVD to YouTube ripper and converter.

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Guide: Rip and Convert DVD to YouTube Preferred Video Format

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.

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Step 2. Specify output format 

As has been stated above, YouTube supports MP4, etc video files. So you can just select “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” or choose “HD Video>H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the output video format.


Step 3. Trim/Edit DVD files 

Since YouTube has limitations about the uploading video size and length, please pay attention to the video size when ripping DVD movies for YouTube.

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.

Tip: If the video clips you’ve trimmed are still longer than 15 minutes, you can choose to split the DVD movies into smaller parts so as to share on YouTube without limit. Click the Split icon in the main interface, and you can cut your files according to time length and file size.

Step 4. Start converting DVD to YouTube 

When all these settings are ready, you can click the “Convert” button to begin the DVD to YouTube conversion. When the ripping is done, you can click on “Open” button to locate the ripped videos.

How to Upload DVD video to YouTube on Windows/Mac Computer

Warning: Please do not upload a DVD video that will violate others’ copyright or privacy rights to YouTube.

Step 1. Open YouTube website and login into YouTube. If you don’t have an account, sign up for one before any further.

Step 2. Click Upload button at the top of the page.

Step 3. Define the video privacy settings and select the converted DVD video you want to upload to YouTube.

Step 4. Edit the basic information and advanced settings of the converted DVD video while uploading. The uploading speed will vary depending on your file size, bandwidth and YouTube server.

Step 5. Click Publish when finishing uploading a public video to YouTube. As for private or unlisted video, please click Done or Share. After uploading DVD to YouTube, you will receive an email notifying that your video has done uploading and processing.

After finishing the above steps, your converted DVD video will be transferred to YouTube.

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