Thursday, April 10, 2014

Best solutions: Convert/Rip DVDs for Sony Xperia Z2/Z1 smartphones

Sony's Xperia Z1 came very close to being up there with the very best of smartphones in 2013, but was let down by a select few features that stopped it being truly great. Now we have the Xperia Z2 and with it, Sony appears to have addressed every major problem we had with the first generation Z1.
  
If you have some DVD movie collections and want to watch the DVD movies on Sony Xperia Z2/Z1, you’ll need toconvert DVD to Sony Xperia Z2/Z1 supported format first.



To get the work done, a 3rd-party software is needed. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, however, it cannot yet decrypt the commercial DVD discs (ie: Disney and other animated movies) the way it can with regular DVDs, so you’ll need to add an intermediate step. Here Pavtube DVD Ripper is highly recommended to help you backup and rip DVD to MP4 videos to play on Sony Xperia Z2/Z1. 
  
Frankly, the program is very easy to use for editing and conversion. I’ve had success using it to convert DVDs to Sony Xperia Z2/Z1 playable format and I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. The time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other. 

How to Convert DVD to Sony Xperia Z2/Z1 compatible video formats

Note: For Windows users, just follow the detailed guide to complete your conversion. The way to encode DVD movies to Sony Xperia Z2/Z1 on Mac is the same. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version.

1. Run the top DVD Ripper for Sony Xperia Z2/Z1, add your DVD files (DVD Disc/DVD ISO/IFO/DVD Folder) to the program.

 

2. Step 2. Select Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2 compatible format. You can easily find the optimized profiles for Xperia Xperia Z2/Z1 under “HD Video> H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” which is specially designed for Sony Xperia Z2/Z1 and supplies full-screen effect. 
  
  

Tip: Click the "Settings" icon on program interface, you are allowed to set presets to get better video and audio performance on your Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2.

Video

Codec: h.264
Size: 1280*720/1920*1080
Bitrate: 1500~2500
Frame rate: 24

Audio

Codec: aac
Sample rate: 48000
Bitrate: 128000
Channels: Stereo
  
Note: Higher Bitrate leads to better video quality in saved file, but it also creates larger video size. Don't forget the balance between video quality and size. 



3. Click “Convert” Button to start the DVD to Sony Xperia Z2/Z1 MP4 video conversion.
  
When the conversion completes, you can transfer the result videos to the Sony Xperia Z2/Z1. So there you have it. Pretty simple! Now you can start the fun right away with viewing DVD movies on Sony Xperia Z2/Z1 anytime and anywhere. 

You may want to read:
How can I make Sony Xperia Z1 play DVD movies that I own?Blu-ray to Xperia 
Z1 Conversion - Rip Blu-ray movies for Xperia Z1 Transferring
Blu-ray/DVD/MKV/VOB/AVI/MPG/FLV to Sony Xperia Z1