How to Convert DVD to MP4

By Jennifer Eblin

If you own a Zune, PSP, iPod or even a cell phone or PDA, you’re probably tired of paying high fees to download a movie onto your device. In most cases, it takes up quite a bit of space on your device, which slows down its performance. By converting a regular DVD to an MP4 file, you’ll have more room for movies and games. All you need to do is have a DVD on hand and the DVDPe program.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • DVDPe
  • DVD
  • USB cord
  • Device such as a PSP, iPod or Zune

Step 1

Download the DVDPe program from the official website (see Resources), and follow the prompts when given. Run the program on your computer by double-clicking on the desktop icon or finding the program in your Start Menu.

Step 2

Look for the Target Format taskbar at the top of the screen, and press the small arrow key next to the taskbar. This takes you to a list of options where you’ll need to choose the MP4 choice. Select the options button to see the profiles available, and choose one that meets your needs. You’ll find Sony PSP, iPod and others listed.

Step 3

Place your DVD into your computer, and look for the "Open DVD" button at the top of the screen. This allows the program to load the disc into the converter instead of letting your computer place it in the regular media player.

Step 4

Hover your mouse over the titles and chapters you want included from the disc, and right-click with your mouse. Then select "Check" to include those chapters. If you miss one chapter or title, your movie will skip over those parts once you’ve converted it.

Step 5

Choose the "Browse" button at the top of the screen. Choose where you want the video file saved or moved once it’s converted. Press the "Start" button to get the converting process going. Then all you need to do is transfer the converted file onto your device by using your USB cord.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you select all the chapters and titles on the DVD, and then double check to make sure everything is there. The last thing you want is to go through this whole process and then find that you’re missing an important part of the movie.

References & Resources