A Solution to Transfer DVD to Android Tablet/Phone
Q: "I'm a big movie buff and I plan to watch DVD movies on my Android tablet so I won't get bored on my plane ride to LA next week. But it seems impossible unless there is some special software. So I found an Android converter program, but it only let me convert a few minutes of the movies until I should buy it, is there any free way to rip DVD to Android tablet or phone? Would you please help me out? Thanks in advance!"
Android tablets and phones such as Samsung Galaxy S/Note series smart phones, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer and Galaxy Nexus, etc. are the hot devices on the mobile device market. They are perfect for watching videos on the go. However, Android phones and tablets don't have the DVD drive for playing DVD discs. That is to say, Android accepts various video formats like MPEG4, WMV, AVI, MOV and 3GP, etc. while it cannot play DVD directly. In addition, it is not necessary for us to load DVD to Android tablet or phone. Therefore, a DVD to Android ripper is badly needed. You may search the related key words online and many results would be available on the Internet. However, most of the DVD to Android rippers or converters are charged, so here we would like to provide some free rippers for you to transfer DVD to Android tablet and phone.
Free DVD Rippers to Help Watch DVD Movies on Android Devices
1. Format Factory
Many people think that Format Factory only gets the features that converting between videos. But aside from this, it can also convert DVD to video, Music CD to Audio File, DVD/CD to ISO/CSO and ISO to CSO. It's quite a powerful media converter. During the install progress, you may pay attention to the extra install requirements.
Once you have imported DVD to Format Factory, you can choose which part to convert. You can choose formats between MP4, AVI, RMVB, WMV, 3GP, MPG, VOB and FLV, which can totally meet most device requirement for formats. After you choose a specific format, you can click for detailed editing such as the video size, video code and audio code etc. Basic users had better use the default settings. In a word, this Format Factory software can offer you great help to transfer DVD to Android tablet or smart phone.
Handbrake is one of the most popular free DVD rippers. It gets rich features. Basic users can easily grab the tips on how to convert DVD. For the output format, it only provides MP4 and MKV for choices. Moreover, if you get a foreign DVD, you can choose to import SRT file for your language version. If you want to preview DVD videos, you have to install the VLC player. It normally takes about 40 minutes to convert one hour DVD duration. Once you get the DVD ripped and converted, you then copy that file to your tablet.
Now that you have successfully converted DVD videos to formats that can be played on Android smart phones and tablets, you could use MobiKin Android Video Transfer (Windows & Mac) to import the videos to your Android devices. You may check the user guide to operate the software smoothly.
You may download the free trial version to have a try.
Extra: By the way, you may encounter the situation that you pressed the wrong button and deleted the important videos on your Android smart phone or tablet. No worries. You can retrieve the lost videos by reading this article - How to recover deleted videos from Samsung Galaxy smart phones and other Android devices?