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How to Transfer DVDs to iPhone! Easily Watch Johnny's DVDs Tool

Have you ever wanted to play your favorite DVDs on your iPhone? While DVDs have a certain collection appeal, the hassle of setting up a player in front of the TV or computer can be a high viewing barrier. In short, you can import DVDs to your iPhone by using ripping software to convert them to MP4. It may be a bit troublesome, but there are also methods to import DVDs to your iPhone without using a computer. In this guide, we explain in detail how to import DVDs to your iPhone, complete with captures.

Steps to Import DVDs to iPhone:

  1. Copy the DVD.
  2. Convert the copied DVD to a format playable on iPhone.
  3. Transfer the converted data to the iPhone.

To efficiently perform both copying and converting processes simultaneously, you can use software known as "ripping software." Ripping refers to the conversion of DVD data into mobile-compatible formats such as MP4 or MKV.

While you can use separate software for videobyte copying and converting, using ripping software that directly converts DVD data into iPhone-compatible formats streamlines the process, reducing the overall time to 1-2 hours.

Four PC Software Options for Importing DVDs to iPhone

The following are four software options that the author has tested and verified for importing DVDs to iPhone:

  1. DVDFab DVD Ripper
  2. DVDFab HD Decrypter
  3. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
  4. Handbrake

Once you have converted the DVD data to MP4, you can either sync it with iTunes or use file-sharing apps like Google Drive or Dropbox to transfer it to your smartphone.

DVDFab DVD Ripper - Cutting-edge Technology with AI

DVDFab DVD Ripper is software that can unlock the latest copy protection and rip DVDs to formats such as MP4 or MKV. The paid version supports high-quality 1080p and offers 50x faster ripping with GPU hardware acceleration. It boasts the strongest protection removal capabilities.

One notable feature is the use of DVDFab's proprietary AI, Enlarger AI, which upscales video resolution. This AI can transform 1080p quality into 4K resolution. The inclusion of AI in a ripping software is rare, making DVDFab stand out from other options. Keep in mind that using the AI feature requires an additional fee.

Additionally, installing the DVDFab モザイク除去動画 app on your iPhone allows you to transfer MP4 data directly. This app provides progress monitoring, making it convenient to have on your smartphone. The free trial version allows ripping up to three DVDs into MP4 or MKV formats. However, given its extensive capabilities supporting over 1000 formats, it's worth considering the paid version.

How to Import DVDs to iPhone using DVDFab DVD Ripper:

  1. Launch DVDFab DVD Ripper and choose "Ripper."
  2. Insert the DVD into the drive or drag and drop it.
  3. Select MP4 and customize settings or video editing if necessary.
  4. Choose the output file and click "Start."
  5. Import the ripped MP4 file to your iPhone.

This method involves uploading the ripped MP4 file to Google Drive and then installing the Google Drive app on your iPhone to access and play the file.

「DVDFab HD Decrypter」 - Permanently and Completely Free

For those looking for a solution that is perpetually and completely free, DVDFab HD Decrypter is highly recommended. This software not only allows you to rip homemade, rental, and commercially available DVDs to MP4 but also copy them as ISO files or DVD files. It ranks top among free ripping software in terms of the number of copy protections it supports, and it is remarkably feature-rich for being entirely free.

DVDFab HD Decrypter supports two copy modes: "Full Disc" and "Main Movie." It is not limited to DVDs but also works with Blu-rays, allowing you to back up data without any loss in quality. The software comes with basic video editing capabilities, enabling tasks such as trimming and adding subtitles. However, it's important to note that it may not support the latest copy protections, and the output quality for MP4 is limited to a maximum of 720p.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - Processing a 1-Hour DVD in 5 Minutes

With WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, you can unlock copy protection and rip DVDs into video formats like MP4 or MKV, as well as audio formats such as MP3 or AAC. One of its advantages is its compatibility with damaged or scratched DVDs. The paid version of the software offers high-speed processing, allowing you to rip a DVD of approximately 1 hour in just about 5 minutes.

However, the free version has limitations—it only allows ripping for up to 5 minutes, making it less practical for most users. Additionally, the free version lacks copy functionality, restricting its use to the specific task of ripping DVDs into MP4 or MKV for 5 minutes. Keep in mind that it doesn't support writing ISO files or DVD folders back to DVDs in the free version.

Handbrake - Supports Both DVDs and Blu-rays

Handbrake is not primarily designed for copy protection removal, making it somewhat challenging for ripping rental or commercial DVDs. However, as a DVD copy freeware, it is relatively feature-rich. It supports already ripped VIDEO_TS folders and AVCHD formats.

Notably, Handbrake extends its compatibility to Blu-rays, and being open-source, it assures quick bug fixes and reliable use. It offers limited output format options, making it suitable for those who prefer a free software covering essential functionalities. While lacking in advanced editing features, Handbrake provides basic editing options like resizing and cropping during the ripping process.

How to Transfer DVDs to iPhone without a Computer

It's possible to transfer DVDs to an iPhone without using a computer by using a mobile DVD player. A mobile DVD player is a device that allows you to set the DVD in the DVD drive and output it to your smartphone via WiFi. There are dedicated apps available for this purpose, and you can download the app to play the DVD on your smartphone.

Some popular mobile DVD players include:

  • DVD Mirel
  • BUFFALO's Rakureko
  • Logitech's Wireless DVD Player

However, using a mobile DVD player is not the mainstream method, and DVD Mirel, for example, discontinued production in 2018. The prices are relatively high, ranging from ¥5,000 to ¥10,000. If possible, consider exploring methods of ripping using computer software.

Q&A for Those Who Want to Transfer DVDs to iPhone

  1. Can I use iTunes to transfer DVDs to iPhone?
    • You cannot directly import DVDs with copy protection into iTunes. You need to rip the DVD to MP4 first and then drag and drop it into iTunes. For homemade DVDs, you can copy the VIDEO_TS folder to another folder and import it into iTunes. After importing into iTunes, sync it with your iPhone.
  2. Can I transfer Johnny's DVDs to iPhone?
    • It is possible with software that has copy protection removal features. However, refrain from redistributing or selling, and use it for personal purposes only.
  3. Is transferring DVDs to iPhone illegal?
    • Copying content is allowed for personal use only, but since removing copy protection is prohibited, copying DVDs with copy protection violates copyright laws.
  4. Can I transfer photos from a DVD to iPhone at a convenience store?
    • While there is a function to print photos from a CD on the iPhone, there is no capability to transfer data from a DVD to the iPhone.
  5. Is there a service at stores to transfer DVDs to iPhone?
    • Some photo shops may offer services to transfer DVDs to iPhones. However, the cost is around 500 yen per disc, so it may not be highly recommended.


Using ripping software allows you to transfer DVDs to your iPhone for playback on your smartphone. For homemade DVDs, free software is suitable, but for DVDs with copy protection, choose software like DVDFab DVD Ripping with copy protection removal features. MP4 is a compatible format with iPhones, allowing easy playback without the need for additional apps.

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