How can I convert a VIDEO_TS folder to MP4 files on a Mac?

David Hallengren March 5, 2011

I have a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.6
I’d prefer free software, if possible.

  1. Alice
    May 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Here is an easy tip to convert Video_ts to mp4 for playing on apple device on mac:

  2. Anonymous
    April 12, 2011 at 2:05 am

    VIDEO_TS folder contains all the DVD's video data and playback information.A typical VIDEO_TS folder may look something like the folder below:VOB,BUP,IFO files.
    If you have IFO files,you can use this DVD Ripper for Mac rip and convert any popular video and audio formats.
    P.S.Input File Supported
    DVD Disc, DVD folder, DVD IFO files

  3. Anonymous
    March 31, 2011 at 8:40 am

    For handbrake presetting, I suppose this article "Handbrake Presets for iPad and iPhone 4" in iFunia can do some help for you.

  4. David Hallengren
    March 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks everyone, Handbrake worked!

    • Tina
      March 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, David!

  5. Aibek
    March 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Hey David,

    Did you check the recommendations above? Found what you were looking for?


  6. Mike
    March 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    If you have access to the original media (the DVD) of the VIDEO_TS folder I suggest to use Handbrake ( to convert it to MP4.

    Other then that I only know of the following tools:

    Kigo Video Converter Free

    Miro Video Converter (only has presets for mobile devices, maybe quality is good enough)

    If they don't work out you can always go for a Free Trial of the following Apps:

    iSkysoft Video Converter

    Xilisoft MP4 Converter

    Xilisoft HD Video Converter

  7. Anonymous
    March 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm


    When you encode from a VIDEO_TS folder, you need to use a mencoder preset.
    When you encode from a single VOB file, you can use any preset. It seems you have found out how to rip a DVD title to a single VOB file

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