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Copy and Upload DVD to Dropbox for playing on portable devices

June 19, 2015

Overview: This is an instructional article on showing how to upload DVD to Dropbox by ripping and copying DVD to a Dropbox readable format.


Dropbox is a mobile document and media storage tool that allows you to sync you files online for backup. Anything like movies and music you save to your computer can be saved to your Dropbox. If you are looking for a way to upload DVD to Dropbox for viewing as above thread mentioned, read on to find the best solution.

As you know, Dropbox doesn't support DVD video format. If you have some nice DVD movies and want to add to Dropbox for streaming and playback on iPhone, iPad, Android, Surface 3, BlackBerry, Plex, PS4/3, PSP, PS Vita, WDTV, smart TV and more media devices, you have to rip and copy DVD to Dropbox readable formats, as MP4, MOV, etc.

To do so, a DVD ripping software is essential. Here Pavtub DVDAid is recommended to you. This DVD ripping tool can rip any encrypted DVD and convert DVD to Dropbox readable MP4, MOV etc. formats as well as other popular formats, like rip DVD to AVI, MKV, M3U8, H.265, WMV, MPG, FLV, SWF, M4V, etc. on Windows (including Windows 10, 8.1 and 8). For the video size limit of Dropbox site, the built-in editor also allows you to extract DVD clips with the very part you want. Or, you can just choose to rip certain chapters of a DVD as you like.

If you are a Mac user, please turn to DVDAid for Mac, support Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, Leopard 10.5. 

Now download the right version of the program and follow the guide below.

     

Other Download
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html

Part I. How to rip DVD to Dropbox readable video format for uploading?

Step 1. Load DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and run DVD Ripper. You can click the "Load DVD" button to load the DVD files to the program. DVD ISO/IFO, VIDEO_TS folder are supported also.



Step 2. Specify output format

As has been stated above, Dropbox supports MP4, etc video files. So you can just select "Common Video" > "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" as the output video format. Also you can transfer your DVD to media hubCloud Storage and External Hard Drive/Thumb DriveFlash drivePlex for storage and playback.



Step 3. Trim/Edit DVD files

Since Dropbox has limitations about the uploading video size(If you only have the free account, you only have 2 GB of space), please pay attention to the video size when ripping DVD movies for Dropbox. Here we should highlight the trim function on this software. Just click "Edit" to trim the DVD videos to get the very part you want. Besides trimming, cropping, adding watermark, adjusting special effect, are well supported as well.

Step 4. Start converting DVD to Dropbox

When all these settings are ready, you can click the "Convert" button to begin the DVD to Dropbox conversion. When the ripping is done, you can click on "Open" button to locate the ripped videos.

Part II. How to Upload the ripped DVD movies to Dropbox for storage?

1. Sign in to the Dropbox website.

2. Click the Upload button from the very top of the window. The upload button.

3. A window will appear. Click the Choose File button and then select the file on your computer that you’d like to add to your Dropbox.

4. Choose as many files as you like, and then click the Start Upload button.

5. The window will disappear, your files will start uploading, and you'll be shown a progress indicator. That’s it, you’ve added files to your Dropbox!

Detailed steps can be found here.



That's all the instructions to rip and upload DVD to Dropbox for sharing.

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