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How do I upload a movie from a DVD?

You may have many competition performances, recitals, and home videos on DVDs that you would like to share on dancemedia.com, however DVD files (such as .VOB, .IFO and .BUP files) must be converted in order to be uploaded to our site. HandBrake is a free, easy-to-use piece of software that can convert a DVD into a usable video file. To ensure that you look your best, use the following steps to put your performance on the world's largest stage.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please read the excellent documentation provided by the HandBrake development team.

Step 1: Selecting your video source

After you've downloaded and installed HandBrake, please insert the DVD that you wish to upload into your computer. When you first start the HandBrake application, you will be presented with a dialogue box that will allow you to select the DVD. In this example, our DVD is labelled dancefever.

Step 2: Choosing the destination

After selecting your DVD, you must choose where to save your video. By default, HandBrake will will simply save the DVD on the desktop to a file with the same name as the label of your DVD. In our example, the file on the desktop is dancefever.mp4. If you wish to select a different destination, you may type it into the text field, or select a new target by pressing the 'browse' button. Advanced users may wish to change the output settings, but the default settings are just fine for most users. Once you have specified the destination file and are satisfied with your settings, please begin the encoding process by pressing the 'Start' button along the top of the HandBrake window.

Step 3: Encoding

The encoding process converts your DVD and puts it into the file specified in the previous step. This process may take some time, depending on the length of your DVD movie. HandBrake will notify you once this step is complete, at which point your movie will be ready for upload!

Step 4: Uploading

Now that your DVD is encoded, point your browser to dancemedia.com's upload page. Please enter information about your video, as completely as possible, so that visitors to dancemedia.com can find it easily. In this example, we have entered the relevant information for our DVD. Next, choose the movie file that you just encoded by pressing the 'Choose' button.



Browse to the folder and file that you chose as the destination of your DVD encode and select the file. Here, we navigate to the Desktop and select the same dancefever.mp4 file that we just created.



Now simply press 'Upload!' to send your video to dancemedia.com!



Upon completion of the transfer, an email will be sent to the dancemedia.com team notifying us of your upload. We then review and and approve the video.
Enjoy your debut on dancemedia.com!
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