People back up DVD to hard drive for different reasons: playing back, streaming wirelessly, or just for safe- protect the DVDs from naughty kids. When copying DVD to hard drive, most of them want everything remain the same, i.e. archiving DVD folder.
The original DVD file structure plays on PC hard drive with DVD menu, however, if you want to take the DVD movies along for watching on board, you need to convert/encode the MPEG-2 video to MP4. The following article is written to guide you through how to convert DVD to Google Nexus 10 videos with best settings and best quality, so that you can take full advantage of the 2560 x 1600 resolution of Google Nexus 10.
With the app you may crack the DVD copy-protections and convert DVD video (mostly MPEG-2 encoded .VOB) into streaming media format H.264 .MP4. To convert videos to Google Nexus 10 with best settings, you can download profile patch for the software (Windows only).
Step 1. Install and launch the software, Click “Folder” icon to load movie from DVD folder, “ISO/IFO” icon to load movie from IFO/ISO image.
Step 2. When the DVD folder/ISO is loaded, you can select subtitles and audio track (English, French, German, Spanish…) for each chapter. Expand the DVD folder to check movie chapters.
Step 3. Set compatible format for ripping DVD folder/ISO to Google Nexus 10 compatible videos. Click the “Format” bar, and choose “Google Nexus 10 H.264 Video (*.mp4) under “Android” column.
Step 4. Start ripping DVD folder/ISO to Google Nexus 10 playable videos. Click the “Convert” button at bottom right to get the DVD Ripper works. After conversion you can click the "Open" button to find the converted files.
Now you can copy converted movie from computer to Google Nexus 10 via USB connection, and then travel with favorite movies. To watch the converted DVD movies on Google Nexus 10, just use the stock player to open the files. You don’t have to install mpeg/AC3 plugin from the Archos site, because the software has encoded DVD video to H.264/AAC contents while converting DVD to MP4, and the stock player can decode H.264/AAC files naturally.
How to customize video quality and file size
The default presets works fine on Google Nexus 10, but you may want to custom the file size and video quality based on your Google Nexus 10 models. To adjust output file size/quality, press “Settings” button.
For Mac users, it is necessary to custom profile settings, since there’s no profile patch for OS X. Similarly, you can choose Nexus 7 format and custom the profile for Nexus 10 by clicking "Settings" and set the recommended settings as it shows below:
In the Settings window, there are video and audio parameters.
To improve video quality, set a higher video bitrate.
To change maximum the Google Nexus 10 screen resolution, set video size to 1920x1080.
To down-size/compress the movie, set smaller video bitrate.
When DVD folder/ISO movie is converted into H.264 video, you can add the movie to iTunes library and then stream to/sync to Google Nexus 10.