Convert using HandBrake (free)
Step 1 — Download and install HandBrake
Balancing advanced options with a no-nonsense UI, HandBrake is one of the most popular DVD-to-MP4 converters available today. With broad compatibility and no trial timers to worry about — it’s open source, after all — the application is a powerful and versatile option. Handbrake did have a recent issue with malware, but according to the developers, that’s been resolved.
Head to the HandBrake website, choose your operating system, and then click on the appropriate download link to grab the software. Afterward, launch the program.
Step 2 — Choose a DVD to convert
HandBrake is pretty straightforward and very user-friendly, and as such, it keeps most of the advanced options behind the scenes until you need them. Thankfully, there are just three options you need to worry about in order to convert your DVD to an MP4. First, choose a DVD via the Source button in the top-left corner of the application window.
Step 3: Choose a format, and hit start
Next, choose your desired save location for the resulting file and select MP4 from the drop-down box housed within Output Settings. Then, hit the Start button and allow the software to make the conversion.