When it comes to DVD ripping, MakeMKV always comes first as it is free and fast to backup protected DVDs to MKV with ease. However, I don’t think it always meet my needs as so far I can’t find how to do what I want: I want rip my DVD and compress video and audio to to H264, but with dual or multiple and even all audio tracks.
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Problem in Compressing DVD to MKV/MP4 with MakeMKV and Handbrake
I saw MakeMKV’s option to backup DVD to MKV and it keeps all the audio and subtitle tracks, but doesn’t compress anything as it is in MPEG2, the same as VOB. And the output is usually 6 GB while the physical DVDs is only about 7.5 GB. I want to compress DVD to MP4 H264 or even better codec H265 to save space, without losing quality, but I want more than one audio tracks!
Also, I tried to convert the MKV file to later compress and encode using Handbrake. But converting ends within seconds and show an empty target directory. No output is produced! Even it works, ripping and converting doubles the time.
While it is free to rip DVD with MakeMKV, it costs $50 for Bluray ripping. Anyone likes MakeMKV can support it here.
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DVD to MKV/MP4 Dual Audio Ripper
If you are looking for an all in one DVD ripping solution, AnyMP4 DVD Ripper is of your top choice, especially for me who want to rip and backup DVD to MP4 MKV AVI with dual or even multi audio tracks and you are also able to do so for iPhone iPad Apple TV and many other devices including your VR headsets. As previously tested, AnyMP4 DVD Ripper is fully compatible with macOS High Sierra as well as Windows 10.
There are some other reasons about my recommending AnyMP4 DVD Ripper. It is the default setting in AnyMP4 to keep all your audio tracks, making it easy to whose who’d like to have there DVD copies in multi audio but you are always free to pick up your favorite two or three you need.
Also, the dual audio ripper works for protected DVDs as well and it is able to split chapters to separated files. Working with the split mode, I think it is the perfect solution for music DVDs.
How to Compress DVD to H264 with Dual Audio Tracks
Step 1. Download and Install
Simply follow the above links to download and install the dual audio DVD ripper. Launch it and insert your DVD to get ready for ripping.
Step 2. Load Disc
Click Load Disc button and then the Navigator Mode and OK to load the DVD that is in the DVD drive. You can also go to its drop-down menu to load a disc or folder as well as IFO files.
- AnyMP4 selects possible DVD titles for you. As far as I can see, those are the right titles and can be ripped well. You can check the below guide to learn a general free way to check right title for ripping, just in case.
- DVD Parser Mode is ONLY needed when Navigator Mode fails to load the disc. OR, it may take extremely long to analyze the disc and even get stuck.
Step 3. Choose H.264
MPEG4 MP4 is the default profile in AnyMP4. Although it is also able to keep dual or multi audio tracks, H.264 or H.265 is recommended for better compression of DVD videos while keeping the original video quality.
Go profile-General Video and choose H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4) as the output.
Besides, H.265 is also available for DVD ripping but its in HD Video. The min resolution for compressing DVD to H.265 is 960*460. Although it is also OK for DVD, but the compression rate won’t be as high as what we would get in H.264 in AnyMP4.
Step 4. Dual audio for H264
As mentioned above, all audio tracks are selected by default. If you just don’t need all the audio tracks, go below to choose what you like:
Step 5. Compress DVD to H264 with Dual Audio
We are almost done here! Just hit Convert button and choose Only Convert Titles if you want to keep the whole movie as a whole or choose Only Convert Chapters if you want to split the DVD into chapters.