Convert DVD’s to Popular Formats by Handbrake

I use to get my favorite movie DVD’s on rent but storing them on computer is real trouble,if you consider hard-disk space as hindrance. It takes 2-3 Gb to store just a single movie.

What if you could save disk space by converting each movie into MP4 or AVI format i.e. just 700 Mb for a movie.

Here are few free converters that I love to use :

1. Handbrake

Get Handbrake

Handbrake is a DVD ripping application, allowing you to convert a DVD to a video file.

Features :

Handbrake is a very quick DVD ripping application.

Is supports ripping from any DVD-like source, including a VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (encrypted or unencrypted), and some VOB and TS files.

It can output to a range for file formats and video types, including:

* MP4
* MK
* MPEG-4
* H.264

2. Alive YouTube Video Converter

Convert video to PSP, iPod/ iPhone, Zune, MP4, 3GP, 3G2.

Convert video to AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, ASF, AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG, WMV, MOV, ASF, AAC, AC3, M4A, MP3 format.

Convert video to MP3, AAC, AC3, M4A (MPEG-4 Audio) audio format.

Alive Video Converter is an all-in-one video converter software to convert video files from one format to another, and extract audio tracks from video. It allows you to convert all popular video formats including AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG, WMV, MOV, ASF, QuickTime, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, MOD, FLV, dvr-ms, VOB to iPod, PSP, Zune, mobile 3GP and 3G2, you can also convert the above video formats to AVI, DivX, XviD, DVD, SVCD, VCD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, ASF, VOB, MOV formats. With the very easy to use interface you can also extract audio tracks from video files to MP3, AC3, AAC, M4A audio formats.

Alive Video Converter includes functions of iPod Video Converter, PSP Video Converter, Zune Video Converter, MP4 Converter and 3GP Video Converter. This PSP, 3GP, Zune, iPod, MP4 video converter that lets you enjoy all your popular video files on Sony PSP, mobile phone, Zune Player, video iPod and other MP4 partable devices.

Alive Video Converter integrated with Windows Explorer is very simple and easy to use. Just right-click on video files in Windows Explorer, select Convert to AVI (or MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP4, 3GP, etc), and convert them using your predefined settings.

In addition, The intuitive interface makes Alive Video Converter the perfect tool for both new and experienced users. It gives advanced users the ability to finish the conversion with command line or schedule in batches, and supports drag-drop to load or add video files, conversion with bitrate adjusting and width*height adjusting, and full conversion options and more!

Screenshots of-Alive Video Converter

All-in-one video tool:

PSP Video Converter
Convert video to PSP for playing on Sony PSP.
iPod Video Converter
Convert video to iPod for enjoying your video on Apple iPod.
3GP Converter
Convert video to mobile 3GP and 3G2.
Zune Video Converter
Convert video to Zune which can be played on Microsoft Zune Player.
MP4 Converter
Convert video to MP4 format.
AVI/MPEG Converter
Convert various video to AVI, MPEG format, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VCD/SVCD/DVD format.
MOV Converter
This is a mov converter as well. It can convert your mov to DivX, XviD, AVI, MPEG, WMV format, or extract the audio from mov, and save as MP3 format.
WMV Converter
Convert WMV to other formats, such as MPEG, AVI, DivX, XviD, etc. You can also convert various video to WMV video format, or convert your wmv to MP3 format, which can be played on your MP3 player.
Video to MP3 Converter
Convert DivX, XviD, WMV, ASF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MOV, MOD, RM, RMVB, or AVI to MP3 audio format directly.
DivX/XviD Converter
Convert your video to DivX, XviD format. Alive Video Converter can convert xvid to wmv, mpeg or other video formats.
FLV Converter, Flash Converter
Convert .flv to avi, mpeg, mp4, wmv, divx, xvid, 3gp, ipod, psp, or other formats.

Key Features:

Convert video to iPod video, PSP video, Zune, 3GP and 3G2 for sharing your video on partable devices.
Convert video to VCD/DVD/SVCD compatible mpeg file;
Convert to AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, ASF, MOV, VOB, MP4, FLV, dvr-ms files;
Extract audio tracks from video to MP3, AAC, AC3, M4A files;
Support all popular video formats;
Support H.264 MPEG-4 AVC video format for PSP;
Support DivX, XviD avi format;
Support MPEG1, MPEG2, MS MPEG4 video format;
Converting in batches with Alive Video Converter;
Support command line;
It is very simple and easy to use. Just right click on files in the Windows Explorer, select “Convert to AVI”(or MPEG, WMV, MP4, MP3, etc) and convert them using your predefined settings;
Schedule converting supported by Alive Video Converter;
Support drag-drop to load video files;
High converting speed, wonderful output quality.

You can get this software here.

3. Tolal Video Converter – my favorite

Total Video Converter is a total solution for video conversion which supports reading, playing lots of video and audio formats and converting them to popular video formats. Total Video Converter includes a powerful media conversion engine internally so that you can convert media files with very fast speed.

Main Features of Total Video Converter:

* Convert all kinds of videos to mobile videos or audios (mp4, 3gp, xvid, divx mpeg4 avi, amr audio) which are used by cell-phone, PDA, PSP, iPod;
* Photos slide show combines multi-photos and musics with more than 300 photos fantasy transition effect;
* High compatibility and high efficiency for Importing RMVB or RM video/audio;
* Convert various videos to MPEG videos compatible with standard DVD/SVCD/VCD;
* Burn the converted videos to DVD/SVCD/VCD;
* Rip DVD to popular videos of all sorts;
* Extract audio from various of videos and convert which to all kinds of audios (mp3, ac3, ogg, wav, aac);
* RIP CD to
audios of all sorts directly;
* Support using with command line;
* Combine several video and audio files to one video file;
* Demultiplex or extract video and audio;
* Multiplex video and audio to one file;
* Flv Nelly Mosser audio extract and decode.

Get this software here.

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Filed under General. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on March 15, 2011.

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