Microsoft's Windows 8 will support virtual hard disks and ISO files, a boon to anyone who has ripped a DVD. Windows 8 will be able to store both .ISO and .VHD files, creating virtual optical drives and virtual hard disk drives to play back both. Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows division at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post. "Windows 8 enables easy access to the contents of two important storage formats, ISO and VHD files. While we generally think of these formats when they appear on media, they are also very useful as files within a file system and that is where native support in Explorer comes in handy."
DVDs are generally ripped and saved to formats like MP4. However, ripping a DVD and converting it to MPEG-4(MP4) can either require a paid software package or a knowledge of freeware and shareware - and patience, as ripping the actual DVD can take some time, as well. But I find that Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro supports to rip and convert DVDs to MPEG-4, MP4 formats on Windows 8 in fastest speed with excellent quality and with ease. Now let’s see how does it easy and fast rip DVD to MPEG-4.
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How to rip and convert DVD to MPEG-4(MP4) on Windows 8
Step 1. Click “Add DVD” to import DVD folder.
Note: You can preview the added DVD movies to sure, and can also double click the file to edit your DVD movie, such as trim video clips, crop video size, add watermark, set video effect like brightness, contrast and more. Besides, if you want to join several DVD movies into one file for continually view, just press the button “Merge”.
Step 2. Select MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4) format as output from “Output Format” drop down menu. You are able to adjust the video resolution, bitrate, frame rate and other parameters by click on “Setting” icon.
Note: Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro can rip and convert DVD to many video and audio formats for playable on popular mobile devices, like iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone 4S, PSP, PS3, HP Touchpad, Galaxy Tab, Playbook, smart phones etc.
Step 3. Click the "Start" button to start ripping DVD to MPEG-4 video and let the program do the rest for you. A few minutes later, you will get the converted files in the output folder you set.
If you are looking for a DVD Ripper for your Windows 8, you can free try Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro and it’s do really nice.