Many people are fond of ripping their DVD discs into ISO image files since this format can contain full contents and original quality of the discs and it's more handy. However, most ISO image files own large file size, and there are a few media players and devices support ISO format. To solve the compatibility, space or other kind of issues, converting ISO to MP4 is a good idea since MP4 is fully supported by YouTube, Android mobiles, iPhone, iPad, game consoles, media servers like Plex.
In this article, we will introduce 3 ways to convert DVD ISO to MP4 format. Now just check how to use them to finish the job on Windows (Windows 10 inclued), Mac and Linux.
Method 1: Convert ISO to MP4 with EaseFab DVD Ripper
EaseFab DVD Ripper does a very good job when it comes to converting disk image files including ISO image, IFO image files and Video_TS folders. And with only 3 simple steps, you can finish the ISO to MP4 conversion at fast encoding speed while maintaining original quality. Besides MP4, you can fast compress ISO image file to AVI, MOV, MKV, MPEG2, WMV, and more formats. And more than 200 device profiles are pre-configured, which is great if you're unsure of what format you need for your device.
Besides disk image files, EaseFab DVD Ripper can also cope with both homemade and store-bought DVD discs. Moreover, you can flexibily select the subtitle/audio tracks, add subtitles, crop, trim, and edit the MP4 video. Now download the right version according to computer OS and follow the 3 simple steps below to perform the ISO to MP4 conversion on Windows and Mac.
Step 1. Load DVD ISO image file
Launch EaseFab DVD Ripper on your computer. Click IFO/ISO button to load the DVD ISO image file you want to convert. Batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple ISO image files to convert at a time.
Step 2. Select MP4 as output format
Click Profile bar and select MP4 (codec: H.264 + aac) from Common Video category as the output format. If you want to convert ISO image files to MP4 for playing on iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, etc., you can browse to find any video preset as the output format.
1. To get the best possible output quality and smallest file size, convert ISO to HEVC MP4. It has 50% smaller size at the same quality.
2. In addition to selecting HEVC MP4 as the output format, flexible options are offered to further reduce the size of the encoded MP4 video. Click the Settings button beside the profile and enter into the parameter settings page. A slew of other variables such the video/audio codecs, pixel dimensions, frame rate, bit rate, audio sampel rate, etc. will help convert and compress the ISO image to MP4 with a smaller file size with least quality loss.
Note: Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3. Start conversion
After finish the above steps, click the "Convert" button to start ISO to MP4 converting. When the conversion is done, you could enjoy the high-quality MP4 file as you will.
With just a few clicks, the ISO to MP4 conversion process completes within 5-10 minutes. Now, you get smaller file size and more convenient playback control on your movie files. You can watch the converted ISO movie file on iPhone, iPad, Android mobiles, PS4/PS5, game consoles, HDTVs, any device you have without compatibility issues.
Method 2: Convert ISO to MP4 with Handbrake
Handbrake is a free and open-source conversion tool that supports working in multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. In addition to a large number of format support for conversion, the program also allows converting your ISO image files to MP4 format and MKV format. Of course, you're required to make sure that your ISO image is not copyright protected, for this free open source DVD ripper is unable to handle severely encrypted DVDs even under the help of libdvdcss library. Or, you'll still get the message like no valid source found, similar to DVD disc detection.
Step 1: Download, install and open the Handbrake program on your PC. A Source Selection interface will appear. On the left side panel, click File to import ISO files from your PC. You can even drag and drop the files.
Step 2: Once scanned, the ISO files will be added to the interface with its information. Next, choose the title and the preset format or the device as desired. Under the Summary tab, choose MP4 as the output format. If needed, audio and video codecs can be customized.
Step 3: At the Save As tab, choose the output directly. Click the green marked Start Encode button to begin the process of ISO to MP4 handbrake conversion.
Method 3: Convert ISO to MP4 Free with VLC
VLC proves itself a solid choice with its simplified interface and powerful ISO image file decoder feature. Besides a popular media player, it offers an easy way to convert ISO to MP4 H.264, H.265, WMV, Webm, and several device profiles. However, it comes with a few trade-offs. And you have no control over the conversion - resolution, bitrate, frame rate, deterlacing, aspect ratio, volume and more.
[Tutorial] How to Convert ISO to MP4 with VLC
1. Open the converter and click Convert/Save under Media. Click the Add button to load the ISO file.
2. Once the ISO file is loaded correctly, click the Convert/Save button.
3. In the next page, select MP4 from the Profile dropdown menu. Then click the Start button and convert ISO to MP4.
Conclusion: Hope this article helps. If you have any other ways that can do the ISO to MP4 conversion, you're warmly welcomed to share with us your user experience.