How to Rip DVD to MP4 Keeping Right Aspect Ratio (4:3 or 16:9)?

Q: “Hi, How do I convert my DVDs to mp4 to the nearest resolution of the original? And My Widescreen TV display 16:9 aspect ratio, how can I get it? Thanks in advance.”

Usually, there are two aspect ratios supported by DVD: 4:3 (also called “Normal” or “Full Size”) and 16:9 (“Wide Screen”). For instance, 4:3 is the aspect ratio of a normal TV or display screen, 16:9 is the aspect ratio of a widescreen TV. If your 4:3 aspect ratio video is used to playback on a widescreen display, the black bars will show. In order to get a better movie view experience, you’d better set right aspect ratio during a DVD ripping process. Here’s the best workflow to Rip DVD to MP4 keeping right aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9).

To rip and convert DVD to MP4 while keeping right aspect ratio, a professional DVD ripper is needed. Here, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows |  Mac should take into your consideration. Overall, it’s an easy-to-use yet professional DVD ripper that can rip/convert any (protected) DVD to MP4 with 100% original quality and keep right aspect ratio for your personal needs. Besides, with it you’re able to rip DVDs to 250+ Various Formats like H.264H.265/HEVC, AVIMP4, WMV, FLV, MPEG, MOVMKV, RMVB, FLAC, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, M4A, etc.

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Guide: Rip DVD to MP4 with original quality and keep right aspect ratio for 16:9 and 4:3 display

Windows Version Brorsoft DVD Ripper taken as example, Mac Version share 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 Shrink alternative, click the “Load Disc” button to load your DVD movies to the program.

You can also click “IFO/ISO” icon to load your DVD ISO image files.


Step 2. Select MP4 as output format

Go to Format drop-down menu, and pick up a proper format i.g. H.264 .mp4 from Common Video or HD Video category, it is compatible with most devices and media players.

Or you can choose other formats according to your devices.


Step 3. Set best aspect ratio for 4:3 or 16:9 display

A. Set proper aspect ratio for a 4:3 display 

If your display screen or HDTV is in 4:3 aspect ratio, here you need to set nothing. The default settings will result in letterboxed DVD videos with black bars above and below like the below image (720*480, 4:3) shows.


B. Set proper aspect ratio for a 16:9 display 

If you want to enjoy the movies on widescreen display or TV as 16:9 aspect ratio, you can click the Edit button to enter the Video Editor -> Crop -> Personal. You can select the output mode as Stretch and adjust the display ratio as 16:9 efforlessly.


Tips: To avoid black bars when play DVD videos in full screen, you may click “Settings” button to set a video size of 16:9 in the “Settings” panel, for instance, 720*405, 800*450, 960*640, or 1280*720.

Step 4. Convert DVD movies 

With all preparations, click “Convert” to start ripping your DVD movies to mp4 and then you can enjoy them on your 4:3 or 16:9 displays with correct or proper aspect ratio.

Additional Tips:

If you not only wanna rip DVDs, but also intend to convert Blu-ray or HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI videos keep right aspect ratio, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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One thought on “How to Rip DVD to MP4 Keeping Right Aspect Ratio (4:3 or 16:9)?

  • July 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Good suggestion, will give it a try


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