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How To Rip DVD to MP4 or 3GP Mobile Phone Format

Would like to watch your favorite DVDs using a mobile phone? AVS Video Converter allows you to convert your DVD video to a necessary format and then upload it to the mobile phone.
Published: Sep 6, 2007
Author: Galina Smirnova
Related OS: Windows

Rip DVD to MP4 or 3GP Mobile Phone Format

by Galina Smirnova


Introduction

Would like to watch your favorite DVDs using a mobile phone? AVS Video Converter allows you to convert your DVD video to a necessary format and then upload it to the mobile phone.

What you need:

  • AVS Video Converter
  • A mobile phone capable of video playback with Infrared, Bluetooth, or USB
  • Now AVS Video Converter uses AVS Uploader service included in the AVS Video Converter installation package to upload the files to your mobile phone.
  • Step 1: Download and install AVS Video Converter
  • Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the AVSVideoTools.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

  • Step 2: Run AVS Video Converter and select your input video file
  • To select a video you would like to convert hit the Browse... button next to Input File Name Field. In the opened Windows Explorer window browse for the necessary DVD folder.

    NOTE! When your input is a DVD Disc, you will need to select the path to your source file: X://Video_TS/Video_TS.IFO. "X" stands for your DVD-ROM or the hard disk drive folder where your DVD is stored.

    It is important to select the IFO file, rather than VOB file, because the IFO file contains the information about the entire DVD structure and this way you will avoid audio and video de-synch problems when converting. Also, most DVDs have several VOB files (files with actual video) and if you convert VOBs instead of IFO, you will have to merge them afterwards, which is not the case with the IFO files.

  • Step 3: Set up the conversion parameters
  • After you have selected the video input file, click one of the following buttons placed along the top of the interface:

  • To MP4 for mobile phones with MPEG 4 video support
  • To 3GP for mobile phones with 3GPP and 3GP2 video support
  • In the list of Profiles (... Profile Field) select one of the profiles offered for the chosen type of mobile phone. You can also click Edit Profile button to manually set the profile parameters.

  • Step 4: Set up a proper video output file path
  • Click the Browse... button next to Output File Name field and select a location on your hard disk for the output video file.

    NOTE! When you select a location for your output video file, you should save the file to your personal computer hard disk.

  • Step 5: Convert your DVD files
  • After you have set up all the conversion parameters, hit the Convert Now! button to start converting.

    You can visually judge the DVD conversion process if you hit the Advanced button twice.

    The result of the conversion should be a video file with a file extension of .M4V that can be transferred to your iPod with the help of the AVS Uploader service. It will be launched automatically when the conversion process is over.

  • Step 6: Transfer the converted video file to your mobile phone

Turn on your phone and connect it to your computer via USB, Infrared or Bluetooth.

The AVS Uploader service application will be launched to guide you through the upload process so that you can send your converted video file to your phone.

If your mobile phone is not displayed in the AVS Mobile Uploader window you should press the Find Devices button to search for it.

When you click the Upload button the upload process itself will take place. It will take some time depending on the size of the output video file.

Now you can enjoy your favorite DVD video and video files on your mobile phone!


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About Galina Smirnova

Galina Smirnova is senior marketing manager for Online Media Technologies, Ltd., makers of AVS audio and video products. She has been working with computers since she was a child and loves helping users with software. In her spare time she likes horse-back riding, playing the piano, and yachting.

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