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Publishing or Converting Media: Convert Formats

Information about publishing content, or converting formats and file types.

Converting Video File Formats

Convert DVD or Windows Media Files to MP4

Open Handbrake

  1. Select a file to open and convert. If you are not prompted to open a file, select "Open Source" in the panel at the top left of HandBrake and choose a file.
  2. Click to the 'Video' tab underneath the preset selections. Drag the "Constant Quality" slider so that the RF value is between 20 and 22.
  3. In the "Save As" field at the bottom of the window, choose where to save the file and give it a name. Click the the "Browse" box for more options.
  4. If you want to convert a portion of the DVD, select Chapters, Seconds or Frames from the drop-down menu and then the duration to convert.
  5. Press the green "Start" button in the top menu, or choose "Add to Queue."
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 until all the files you want to convert are in the queue. Then select "Show Queue" and press "Start" in the queue window.