How to Play DVD on Chromebook?

The new online computer Chromebook has attracted lots of uesers and brings much convenience owing to it’s high efficiency. For DVD fans, it’s not an easy job to play DVD on Chromebook due to lack of a DVD driveer. Luckily, this tutorial just shares several effective ways to help you Play DVD movies on Chromebook with ease and please keep on reading.

Method 1. An external DVD drive+VLC Media Player

To play DVD movies, plug in the external DVD drive to your Chromebook via USB port. Insert your DVD discs onto it. Then, get the files clicking Launcher > Files. However, not all DVDs are supported by Chromebook with the exteranl DVD drive, playback of DVD Video requires special decoding software and codecs to work. So you’d better download VLC media player to play these uncompatible DVD movies on Chromebook.

Method 2. Rip DVD to Chromebook supported H.264 MP4 for playback

From Google Chromebook official website, we have known that you can play music files, like mp3s, and converted video files, like mp4s. In this case, you can easily rip and convert DVD into a supported MP4 videos with a third party DVD ripper. Here, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows / Mac is highly recommended to help your rip and convert any (protected) DVD to Chromebook compatible H.264 MP4 in fast speed and excellent quality. Besides, the perfect DVD ripper also provides customized settings for almost multimedia devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Xbox, PS3/P4 etc.

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Guide: Rip DVD to H.264 for Playing on Chromebook in best quality

Windows DVD Ripper screenshots were taken as example, Mac version shares the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

Step 1. Load DVD movies

Install and run the best DVD ripper, click the “Load disc” button to load your DVD movies to the program.

Here DVD VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO files are supported as well.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an proper format like H.264 MP4, it is compatible with Chromebook well.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is just right.

Or you can choose other formats according to your devices.


Tip: If you like, click the “Settings” button to adjust video/audio parameters, video size, bitrate and fame rate for your videos.

Step 3. Start to rip DVD for Playing on Chromebook

With all settings, click the Convert button to rip DVD to H.264 MP4 for Chromebook in best quality.

After conversion, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies and connect Chromebook to your PC for copying the converted DVD movies to it.

Now you’re able to play DVD movies on Chromebook without hassle.

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