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How to Rip a DVD Using Handbrake

A quick streaming tutorial on how to rip a homemade DVD

Video Tutorial

Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Place your disk into a DVD drive and open it in the VLC Media Player.

Step 2: If your video is already looking a bit grainy, go under 'Video' and turn off 'Always Fit Wallpaper'. 

Step 3: Some DVDs may have multiple titles as well as tracks. A title is one video broken down into numerous chapter points. 

Step 4: Go into 'Playback' > 'Title' > 'DVD Menu' and wait for the media to load

Step 5: You can open your computer files and open up the drive, where you can find the "Video TS" folder. Right-click on the folder, and select 'Play with VLC media player'. 

Step 6: Launch the 'Handbrake' program and click "Open this DVD or Bluray Drive" to start converting the DVD to an MPEG-4 file. 

Step 7: Change the Preset by clicking on it and selecting 'General' > 'Fast 480p30'.

Step 8: Click on the 'Video' tab to change the Framerate (FPS) to be "Same as source", it should do this for as many video files as you have. Make sure it is set to 'Constant Framerate' as well. 

Step 9: Under the 'Filters' tab, make sure 'Deinterlace' is turned on and set to either 'Decomb' or 'Yadif'. 

Step 10: Next, select where you want to save your file and hit 'Save'. 

Step 11: Go back into 'Handbrake' and find 'Add to Queue' at the top, then click on 'Queue' > "Start Queue". Do this for each of your videos to be processed by the program. This process may take a while to complete.

Step 12: You can find your videos in your device 'Files' and open them up to start viewing. 

If you have any more questions, please email freedmancenter@case.edu