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How to Convert DVDs for Uploading to YouTube, Vimeo, Break, Metacafe, Dailymotion …

by Edwin Liu | April 10, 2013 14:00 PM (Updated 02/27/2016)
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Online video sharing is flourishing all over the world. Our way of entertainment has been changed by YouTube, Vimeo, Break, Metacafe, Google Video, and Dailymotion and other video sharing sites. People become more likely to share their happy, amazing, or hilarious moments with others and these websites allow them to upload their homemade videos, funny DVD clips for sharing as long as the video formats are supported. And how to convert DVD to those websites friendly formats? Let’s take YouTube as an example.

YouTube supports a wide rang of video formats including MP4, FLV, WEBM, WMV, AVI, MOV, etc. but VOB is excluded. Also it only accepts videos that are shorter than 10 minutes and smaller than 1G. So if you want to upload video to YouTube with best video quality and minimal size, you should do something about your video before uploading. I did some researches and have figured out how to balance the video size and quality for uploading videos to YouTube. For your reference:

Video container: MP4
Video codec: H.264 (The H.264 provides a better video quality in a smaller file size comparing the MPEG-4 codec)
Audio codec: MP3 or AAC (stereo channel)
Video resolution: 640x480 SD quality video with 4:3 or 1290x720 HD quality video with 16:9 widescreen
Frame rate: 24 frames or better

Thus, to upload your favorite DVD movies with the best effect for sharing, you probable need to edit video and adjust the parameters. To do this, you should obtain a professional DVD ripping tool first. Here Aimersoft DVD Ripper is recommended to you. With rather high conversion speed and powerful editing and customizing function, Aimersoft DVD Ripper will not let you down.

Followings are the easy-to-use steps to convert DVD videos to YouTube:

  1. Directly download Aimersoft DVD Ripper. Install and launch it after inserting DVD disc. Then input DVD files by clicking “Load DVD” button.

  2. Hit the pull-down menu “Profile” heading, and then the "Settings" button to do the output settings for YouTube following the parameters I list above.
  3. If necessary, you can click “Trim” icon to trim the video length, crop the video frame, and other editings before conversion.

  4. Press “Start” button to begin the conversion. You can upload the new version video to YouTube after it finishes.


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