Q: Can Chromebooks Play DVDs?
When you got a Chromebook, you may want to watch DVD on Chromebook, but you would have confusion as the above user: can Chromebook play DVD? In this article, I would like to give you the definite answer.
Chromebooks are light, inexpensive notebooks built for online computing. These small laptops have just 16GB of internal storage and connect to the Google Drive, where you can store your videos, music and pictures. If you have a large DVD collection, you can put DVDs onto Chromebook. While, something frustrated, currently Chrome OS doesn’t support the video codecs for DVDs. Playback of DVD Video requires special decoding software and codecs to work. Google has not licensed this software and included it with Chrome OS. How to solve the issue?
A quick and easy solution is to convert DVD to H.264 MP4 for watching on Chromebook. Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the best DVD ripping software I’ve used so far. It can help you rip DVD to Chromebook compatible video format with easy operation and high output quality. And one best advantage of this DVD ripping software is that it provides kinds of optimal video presets for Android, iOS, Windows based portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus 7, Nook HD, Apple TV, Surface Pro, etc. Other features like editing, copying entire DVD disc are all provided for you. The Mac equivalence to convert DVD to play on Chromebook is DVD Ripper for Mac.
Rip DVD to Chromebook friendly video for smooth playback
1. Add DVD movies
First, load the DVD movies you want to play on Chromebook into the program. As you see, you can either convert the whole DVD or just choose the chapters you want to convert.
Tip: Since regular DVD movies usually have several subtitles like English, French, German, etc. You can click Subtitle to choose the one you need.
2. Choose output format
Click Format bar and just select an output format as you like. In most cases, MP4 format is recommended to users. It could fit on your Samsung, Acer, HP and Toshiba Chromebooks.
Tip: If you need, you can click Settings to set the video parameters like bit rate, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
3. Start conversion
Finally, click the Convert button to start converting DVD to Chromebook.
After the conversion, connect Chromebook to your PC for transferring DVD movies to it. Now start enjoying your DVD movies on Chromebook with HD quality.