This article will provide you the easiest way to help you stream/upload DVD movies to Dropbox and playback on your mobile devices by ripping DVD to Dropbox supported format.
Looking for information on how to share some long videos that I copied from VHS to DVDs. Now that I have the DVDs, I want to share the movies (they are of plays that I did so I own them
outright so no permission problems). When I go to copy the DVDs up to Dropbox, there are many files listed inside folders. I don't know which one to select -- or if all are needed. Ideally, the
aim is for someone else to receive the link to Dropbox and to play the movie on their computer. I may also wish to restrict access so downloads can't be 'pirated' without permission and don't yet
know how to do this either. Any advice on 'how to' would be much appreciated!
Dropbox is a mobile document and media storage tool that allows you to sync your files online for backup. It can play three types of movie files on your kindle fire hd: MOV, M4V, and MP4. A great
way is to upload the DVD movies to your Dropbox and then transfer them to your Android, iPad, iPhone, and other portable tablets or smartphones for playback. Converting your DVD movie to store on
Dropbox can be done using a Dropbox
DVD Ripper. Once you get them into the correct format, you can enjoy them anywhere with your tablet and smartphone without worrying about the storage. (Read the
To be honest, I've had success using the DVD Converter to rip my DVD discs to a playable format by Dropbox and Kindle Fire HD. I've found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The encoding speed is faster and the conversion time is half that in other. The mac version is DVDAid for Mac. Just download it and follow the guide below to convert DVD to MP4 files for Dropbox in just a few clicks!
How to Rip DVDs for uploading to Dropbox and streaming to any other device
Step 1: Add DVD movies
Add your DVD files by clicking the "DVD disc" icon and selecting the DVD files you want to rip from your computer's hard drive. ISO image files and IFO files are also supported. After the DVD files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene.
Step 2: Choose MP4 as the output video format
Basically the "Common Video" >> "H.264 Video (*.mp4)" is an universal format for Android tablets and smartphones. There are optimized format for Galaxy Tab, iPad (iPad Mini 3, iPad Air included), Xoom, iPhone, Kindle Fire HD(X), Nook Tablet, HP Touch Pad, Acer Iconia Tab, Eee Pad Transformer etc. What's more, you can upload DVD Collections to Seagate Wireless Plus too.
a. A couple other things to keep in mind about DropBox. If you only have the free account, you only have 2 GB of space (at least initially, unless you’ve invited some friends and gotten a little more) so you may run into space limitation issues. So, you’d better trim your DVD files if necessary. 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.
b. You can also click "Settings" to change the video encoder, frame rate, resolution, etc. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means itrate
higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3: Start the conversion
When you are satisfied with all the settings, you can click "Convert" and let the software do the DVD to MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click "Open" to locate the converted MP4 video files and add files to Dropbox for streaming. Move your files into your Dropbox by dragging and dropping them into your Dropbox folder. That’s it. The files in your Dropbox folder will automatically be synced online and to your other computers, Android, Apple devices.
Now you're free to take bundles of your DVD discs with your iPad, Android tablet or smartphone and more anywhere. Enjoy!
Files that can be viewed from the website via Dropbox
Files that preview as an
image:.jpg and .jpeg, .png, .tiff
and .tif, .gif, .bmp, .ai, .psd
Files that preview as a
video: .3gp, 3gpp, .3gpp2,
.avi, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .m4v, .mpg, .mkv, .mpeg, .vob, .flv, .mts, .m2t, .ts, .dv