Rip DVD to Dropbox for uploading and sharing
This is an instructional article on showing how to share and upload DVD to Dropbox by ripping DVD to a Dropbox-friendly format.
Question: I was given a set of piano lesson DVDs that I would like to access on the go - how can I get them to dropbox for viewing anywhere on any device? thanks!
Dropbox is a mobile document and media storage tool that allows you to sync you files online for backup. Anything like movies and music you save to your computer can be saved to your Dropbox. If you are looking for a way to upload DVD to Dropbox for viewing as above thread mentioned, read on to find the best solution.
As you know, Dropbox doesn't support DVD video format. If you have some nice DVD movies and want to add to Dropbox for streaming and playback on iPhone or iPod Touch, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire HD, Transformer Prime and more media devices, you have to convert DVD to other format like MP4, MOV or other format compatible with Dropbox.
To do so, a DVD ripping software is essential. Here Pavtub DVDAid (Read the review) is recommended to you. This DVD ripping tool can rip any encrypted DVD and convert DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc popular formats. For the video size limit of Dropbox site, the built-in editor also allows you to extract DVD clips with the very part you want. Or, you can just choose to rip certain chapters of a DVD as you like.
If you are a Mac user, please turn to DVDAid for Mac. Now download the right version of the program and follow the guide below.
Part I. How to rip DVD to Dropbox friendly video for uploading
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.
Step 2. Specify output format
As has been stated above, Dropbox supports MP4, etc video files. So you can just select "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" as the output video format.
Step 3. Trim/Edit DVD files
Since Dropbox has limitations about the uploading video size(If you only have the free account, you only have 2 GB of space), please pay attention to the video size when ripping DVD movies for Dropbox. 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.
Step 4. Start converting DVD to Dropbox
When all these settings are ready, you can click the "Convert" button to begin the DVD to Dropbox conversion. When the ripping is done, you can click on "Open" button to locate the ripped videos.
Part II. How to load video to Dropbox
* Sign in to the Dropbox website.
* Click the Upload button from the very top of the window. The upload button
* A window will appear. Click the Choose File button and then select the file on your computer that you'd like to add to your Dropbox.
* Choose as many files as you like, and then click the Start Upload button.
* The window will disappear, your files will start uploading, and you'll be shown a progress indicator. That's it, you've added files to your Dropbox!
Detailed steps can be found here.
That's all the instructions to rip and upload DVD to Dropbox for sharing.
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