VLC won’t play My DVD or how to change DVD to another format?

While, when some VLC users ripping DVD or playing DVD with VLC, they would still encounter some troubles which is really frustrating for them, this article help you to convert/rip DVD movie to MP4 for playing with VLC without any trouble.

Q1:“I have lots of DVD movies and VLC won’t play them. Even worse it puts VLC into an endless loop that I can’t stop, fans run, etc. and I must reboot.

Even better might be a way to change the DVD to another format.Any ideas?”

Q2:“I installed VLC player on my PC. DVD movies won’t play (no sound or picture) even though the computer tries to start the movie. What’s wrong?”

Okay, VLC Media Player comes with powerful abilities to convert video/DVD format although, it still has some drawbacks. For instance, the supported output formats are limited, and sometimes it can’t recognize the copy protected DVD and fails to convert. Plus, it’s too complicated for a newbie to rip DVD with VLC Media Player– it has a relatively complex ripping process.

So, here is the best alternative that will help you to solve these problems.Brorsoft DVD Ripper (available for Windows and Mac users) would be the best choice. It can rip copy-protected DVDs to all popular video formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MPG, etc for your needs. With the professional DVD to VLC Converter you can also select your preferred subtitles and audio track. Moreover, you can freely select the DVD chapters that you wanna rip.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step 1: Launch the best DVD to VLC Converter and click the button like a disc to add DVD to the best DVD to VLC Converter. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to rip. If necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
Tip: Select the subtitles, audio tracks freely from the “Subtitles” and “Audio” options.

Step 2: Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to “Common Video”, under the sublist, H.264 Video(*.mp4), MPEG 4 Movie(*.mp4) are the friendly format for VLC. Furthermore, MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv), MOV– QuickTime(*.mov), etc are all compatible with VLC.
Tip:Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Note: You’d better keep the original video size to keep the original quality. And remember, the video size has a close relationship with the size of the output files.

Step 3: Click the “Convert” button, and it will rip DVD to MP4 for VLC immediately. You can find the converting process in the “Conversion” interface.

Additional Tips:

If you wanna a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your computer or portable devices like Google Nexus 10/7, Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3/4, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

As far as we know, VLC 1.0 allows you to record DVDs to your computer. So, in the following pages, i will show you How to Use VLC to Record/Copy movies from DVDs

Step 1. Open VLC Media Player and go to View > Advanced Controls to bring up the Record button. (You won’t see the record button in the default view.)

Besides the Record button, a couple other handy controls like snapshot and looping are displayed as well.

Step 2. Start to play your DVD by clicking “Media” > “Add File” to select the DVD videos you want to play. When playing, click the Record button on the top to start the recording and hit it again to end the video recording. The record button will turn blue to indicate that it is recording.

Step 3. Locate the recorded videos in MPEG format in your Documents folder labeled as VLC record and the date and time of recording.

As you see, this is a great way to to save entire movies or specific scenes you want to watch later on your hard drive.

Note: The recorded video is in MPEG format and stored them in the Documents folder labeled as VLC Record with the date and time. This is a great way to save entire movies or specific scenes you want to watch later on your hard drive. And VLC Record feature is especially good when you just want to get part of the DVD movie. You can also record videos from videos in the same way. Just note that this is a much different process than “ripping” and you will need to play the video while it records. while recording and may get videos with lower quality than you have expected.

If you want to copy DVD movies without loss of quality, go to How to Copy the whole content of a DVD or How to Copy main movie from DVDs.

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