"I'm skillful at using Handbrake so I don't know much about it yet. I've ripped 720x480 VOBs
using DVD Decrypter and I'm now trying to convert these huge VOBs into more size-friendly MP4s with
Handbrake. However, when I check "Keep Aspect Ratio", it locks the dimensions to 720x304."
If the DVD VOB to MP4 aspect ratio distored issue is not caused by the DVD Decrypter, you can fix the trouble with the suitable settings offered in the two options below:
Solution 1: Open Handbrake on your computer, on the main interface, click “Picture” tab, under this panel, click “Anamorphic”, from its drop-down options, select “Strick”, then the output video will strictly follow with the original file size. If there are still some problem with the output resolution, you will need to check if you have select the appropriate DVD Decrypter.
Solution 2: When decoding DVD or a Video_TS folder, Handbrake would spot the mismatch (2.37:1 stream vs 1.78:1 container) and would defer to the container’s settings. If you have selected “Anamorphic” > “None” option, disable “keep aspect ration”(since the reported PAR is wrong) and manually set the frame size to 720x400.
If the aspect ratio distored issue has some relationship with the DVD Decrypter, an alternative solution for DVD Decrypter + Hanbrake will be the best solution. Pavtube DVDAid for Windows/Mac (Top 5 DVD Ripper Review) is recommended to assist you to perform DVD VOB to MP4 conversion. This powerful tool is capable of ripping copy protected DVD VOB file to MP4, AVI and various other popular file formats. With its bonus “Crop” and “profile settings” function, you can flexibly adjust the output video file size to make it more suitable.
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Step by step to use Handbrake alternative to rip DVD VOB to MP4?
Step 1: Add DVD VOB files to the program.
Start up the program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” from load VOB files to the programs, all the added files will be listed in the left displaying windows on the main interface.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Click the “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select “MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)” in the “Common Video” category as the output file format.
Output DVD VBO to MPEG-4 format
Step 3: Keep original aspect ratio.
To keep original aspect ratio, make sure the "Display aspect ratio” and the "Size (pix)" in "Settings" option are all set as "Original". If you want to keep the cropped aspect ratio, the program offers several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1.
Output Profile Settings:
Step 4: Start DVD VOB to MP4 conversion.
Click “Convert” button to start to convert copy protected DVD VOB to MP4 with the appropriate aspect ratio.
When the conversion is completed, hit “Open output folder” to find out where the converted files are saved.
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