Rip and Compress DVD to H.264 MP4 M4V MKV AVI MOV iPad Apple TV with Dual or Multi Audio Tracks on PC and Mac

When it comes to DVD ripping, MakeMKV always comes first as it is free and fast to backup protected DVDs to MKV with ease. And the ripping speed is impressive because MakeMKV does not change the coding in MKV, which is MPEG2, the same in VOB files. However, I don’t think it always meets my needs as so far I can’t find how to do what I want: I want to rip my DVD and compress video and audio to H264, but with dual or multiple and even all audio tracks.

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, and 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. Sometimes, Handbrake crashes while encoding.

While it is free to rip DVD with MakeMKV, it costs $50 for Bluray ripping. Anyone likes MakeMKV can support it here:

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 Catalina and it has been updated to 64 bit for macOS as well as Windows 10.

There are some other reasons for my recommending AnyMP4 DVD Ripper.  It is the default setting in AnyMP4 to keep all your audio tracks, making it easy for those who’d like to have their 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

Compressing DVDs to H264 with dual audio tracks with AnyMP4 is super easy but I’d also like to share my experience along with my tips, helping it to be of any help.  

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 the Load Disc button and then the Navigator Mode and OK to load the DVD that is on the DVD drive. You can also go to its drop-down menu to load a disc or folder as well as IFO files

Tips:

  • 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 the 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 it’s in HD Video. The min resolution for compressing DVD to H.265 is 960*460. Although it is also OK for DVD, 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 the 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. 

Question: are you able to rip your DVDs with dual audio tracks now?

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Carlos López
Carlos López
2 years ago

Thanks a lot, nice article. I wonder how can I compress a dvd, with dual audio AND subs (I selected the subs it but they got forced into the video file and I want to be able to activate / deactivate them at will)… Thanks a lot again.

Carlos López
Carlos López
2 years ago
Reply to  Hunk

Thanks, man!… I’ll give it a shot with Handbrake (reading your other post right now)… ’cause I’m still getting huge files when I rip with Anymp4. I tried converting a regular dvd to mkv. and I got a 7.3 GB file… and as for mp4 (H.264) I got a 5.7 GB file (I’m aiming for 1 to 1.5 tops).

Carlos López
Carlos López
2 years ago
Reply to  Hunk

Wow man, that’s a great detail that I was missing. For now, I just finished with handbrake and got a 1 GB m4v file… I’ll give it one more shot with Anymp4 (with those new settings) and I’l try to obtain a 1 – 1.5 GB mp4… I think all of the apps are great in their own way… I liked Anymp4’s interface, but Handbrake and Makemkv are very powerful (fast) and are very easy to work with. Thanks for all your help and I’ll keep you posted on which of these was my final choice to convert all my dvds. Great tutorials!

Carlos López
Carlos López
2 years ago
Reply to  Hunk

Well… after 6 different test, I decided I’ll go on ripping my dvds with Handbrake in .mkv format: Optimum file size, great speed, decent interface. I have to thank you, because without your help and your tutorials I couldn’t have done this small research. Now I understand a little bit more about frame rates and compression formats.

Carlos Lopez
Carlos Lopez
2 years ago
Reply to  Hunk

Thanks again, man… I’ll keep this in mind. The truth is I’m not using AnyMp4 right now, because its a little bit slower (it may take a little over 40 min. to rip a regular DVD, while the others take usually between 20 to 30 min.), so with Handbrake I end up saving about 10+ min. per disc. Now I know how to work around encrypted DVDs.

Mukesh
Mukesh
2 years ago

I am looking for it. Thanks

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