Convert DVD to 3GP or MP4 mobile phone format using AVS Video Converter

You would like to watch your favorite DVDs using a mobile phone? AVS Video Converter enables you to convert your DVD video to a necessary format and then upload it to the mobile phone using special application.

What you need:

All you need to transfer your DVD video and video files to your mobile phone is:

- AVS Video Converter
- A mobile phone capable of video playback with Infrared, Bluetooth or USB
- Now AVS Video Converter uses AVS Uploader service included in the AVS Video Converter installation package to upload the files to your mobile phone.

Step 1: Download and install AVS Video Converter

First download AVS Video Tools, which contains the AVS Video Converter. After the download is finished, run the avsvideotools.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

Step 2: Run AVS Video Converter and select your input video file

To select a video you would like to convert hit the Browse... button next to Input File Name Field. In the opened Windows Explorer Window browse for the necessary DVD folder:

NOTE! When your input is a DVD Disc, you will need to select the path to your source file: X://Video_TS/Video_TS.IFO. "X" stands for your DVD-ROM or the hard disk drive folder where your DVD is stored:

It is important to select the IFO file, rather than VOB file, because the IFO file contains the information about the entire DVD structure and this way you will avoid audio and video de-synch problems when converting. Also, most DVDs have several VOB files (files with actual video)and if you convert VOBs instead of IFO, you will have to merge them afterwards, which is not the case with the IFO files.

Step 3: Set up the conversion parameters

After you have selected the video input file, click one of the following buttons placed along the top of the interface:

- To MP4 for mobile phones with MPEG 4 video support;
- To 3GP for mobile phones with 3GPP and 3GP2 video support;

In the list of Profiles (... Profile Field) select one of the profiles offered for the chosen type of mobile phone. You can also click Edit Profile button to manually set the profile parameters.

Step 4: Set up a proper video output file path

Click the Browse... button next to Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for the output video file.

NOTE! When you select a location for your output video file, you should save the file to your personal computer HDD.

Step 5: Convert your DVD files

After you have set up all the conversion parameters, hit the Convert Now! button to start converting.

You can visually judge the DVD conversion process if you hit the Advanced>> button twice.

The result of the conversion should be a video file with .m4v extension that can be transferred to your iPod with the help of the AVS Uploader service. It will be launched automatically when the conversion process is over.

Step 6: Transfer the converted video file to your mobile phone

Turn on your phone and connect it to your computer via USB, Infrared or Bluetooth.

The AVS Uploader service application will be launched to guide you through the upload process so that you could send your converted video file to your phone.

If your mobile phone is not displayed in the AVS Mobile Uploader window you should press the Find Devices button to search for it:

When you click the Upload>> button the upload process itself will take place. It will take some time depending on the output video file size.

Now you can enjoy your favorite DVD video and video files on your mobile phone!

Version history

v1.0 - 2007-04-26 - Guide provided by AVS Media
Written by: Jari Ketola