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How to Put DVD Movies on Your Micro SD Card Easily and Quickly

A simple guide on how to transfer your favorite movies on DVDs to Micro SD Card so that you can enjoy them on your smartphone or tablet on the go.

Micro SD card is somewhat quite a convenient tool to store your digital contents for playback on many devices at any time anywhere. And many cell phones come with an option for a micro SD expansion card that, depending on the size, will allow for several hours of entertainment. Ever thought of transferring your favorite movies or TV shows on DVDs to your SD card for viewing on the move? If so, you've come to the right place. In this article, we will show you an easy and quick way to get the movies off of your DVD discs and onto your Micro SD Card.


The movies and TV shows on DVDs cannot be directly copied to your SD card due to some reasons (e.g. copy-protection, huge file size). But along with some help from a third-party software tool like Handbrake or an easier-to-use yet more powerful EaseFab DVD Ripper, you can achieve your goal smoothly. That kind of tool can rip DVD to MP4 file format, which is supported by the majority of modern devices. After ripping, you can easily transfer the DVD ripped MP4 videos to your Micro SD Card for playback on your smartphone or tablet without any trouble.

Which tool is suitable for copying DVD to Micro SD Card, Handbrake or EaseFab DVD Ripper?

HandBrake is a cross platform program, available to Mac (Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.15), Windows (Windows 7 to 10) and Ubuntu. As an open-source DVD ripper, it won't cost you a penny. It can rip DVDs to MP4 and MKV within a few steps. However if you try to use HandBrake to rip commercially copy-protected DVDs, you will probably end in failure. Only with the help of libdvdcss (a part of VideoLAN project), HandBrake can rips some certain DVDs with CSS. But the annoying thing is that libdvdcss doesn't always work. And various problems may occur when we use free HandBrake to rip DVDs.

Overall, most of HandBrake errors are result from copy protections. And the best way to fix them could be trying a HandBrake alternative like EaseFab DVD Ripper. This software is available to cope with both home-made and store-bought DVD discs without hassle. It's capable of processing various encryption schemes. With over 6-year experience, this software supports nearly any DVD copy protection schemes, like general CSS mechanism, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE and Disney X-project DRM. It can rip Disney DVDs even with 99 confusing titles, workout DVDs, special Japanese DVDs, and others, without hassle.

In fact, different technologies are applied in EaseFab DVD Ripper to deliver the best possible results in every aspect in DVD ripping:

● Intuitive and easy for beginners to handle
● Large selection of output formats/devices: MP4, MPEG, HEVC, H.264, FLV, MOV, MP3, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Samsung, HTC, PSP, etc.
● Output excellent image quality at super-fast DVD ripping speed due to support for Intel? (QSV), NVIDIA? (CUDA) and AMD.
● 5 minutes to backup a DVD without quality loss with 2 different Modes.
● Cut video & remove black bars; advanced flexible settings.
● Add subtites and freely select desired subtitle and audio track.

All things considered, EaseFab DVD Ripper should be the better option to rip and transfer DVD movies to Micro SD Card.

Simple Steps to Rip and Copy DVDs to Micro SD Card

Converting DVD to MicroSD card with EaseFab DVD Ripper simple as ABC. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to rip DVD to SD card devices playable videos in a few clicks! The below guide takes DVD Ripper for Windows (Windows 10 compatible) screenshots for example.

Step 1. Add DVD movies

After downloading, install and launch the program. Insert your DVD disc into your DVD-Rom and click "Load DVD" button to upload DVD files. As you see, you can also load ISO, Video_TS folder to the program.

load DVD

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the output format

Bacially, H.264 MP4 is an universal format supported by almost all multimedia devices. So you just need to click Profile and move mouse cursor to Common Video category and select MP4 (encoded with H.264 codec) as the output file.

select MP4 as output

If you want to copy DVD to Micro SD Card for playing on your smartphone or tablet, you can easily find an optimal preset for your device from the correspoding category.

select the device preset

Step 3. Start the conversion.

When you have finished all the above settings, you can simply click the big blue Convert button on the main interface and let the software do the DVD to Micro SD card MP4 conversion for you.

After the conversion, click Open Folder icon to locate the result MP4 videos, transfer them to your Micro SD Card and then plug the memory card to your smartphone or tablet for enjoyment freely on the move. The transferring process is very easy, just a copy & paste or drag & drop process.

Useful tips for ripping DVDs for copying to Micro SD Card:

1. Select a desired subtitle track.

To rip a DVD with subtitles you like, simply click Subtitles and select the one you prefer. You can also choose preferred audio track from the Audio drop-down lists. If there is no subtitle track you like, the software also supports adding subtitles to your DVD movies.

select desired subtitle

2. Convert DVD from GBs to MP4 in MBs

If you want to rip DVD to MP4 with good quality-size tradeoff, you can 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 a DVD at 7.5GB to a MP4 file smaller than 1GB so that you can store more DVD movies on your Micro SD Card.

Recommended settings:

1. Lower the bitrate to a lower level. For example, adjusting the original 2500 to bitrates of around 1800-2000 is acceptable without noticeable pixellation.
2. Lower the resolution. Typical DVD videos are 720×480 (NTSC) and 720×540 (PAL). Adjust the resolution to 640×480 won't make any quality difference.
3. You're not suggested to adjust the frame rate, if not necessary.

Please note: Adjusting these variables have some effect on the re-encoded video quality. You can go smaller, only at the cost of quality loss. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means video/audio bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

recommended settings

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Matthew Watt

Matthew Watt is an amateur tech enthusiast, but now a sought-after editor at EaseFab. He is responsible for writing contents on DVD, digital video, audio, software reviews, new digital contents etc. He continues enjoying painting and comics, and is currently fascinated with photography.

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