To watch deleted movie scenes or director’s cut, some people will buy a DVD version even if they have already watched the movie in theater. Of course, there’re many other reasons for people still buying discs, such as for collection or for a sense of ownership of the movie.
When you put a DVD into DVD drive, however, you may find it cannot be read or it skips, freezes, or looks pixelated. When you take a look at the surface of the DVD, you should notice some scratches.
Yes, a DVD is easy to get scratched. Small scratches issue might be fixed by polishing with toothpaste and other things, but not always. What’s worse, further damage even happens. Given this, you should rip DVD for making backup file if the DVD content means a lot to you.
Backup DVD to the computer hard drive, NAS, cloud storage…
With the right DVD ripping/copy software installed, users can copy full DVD to another blank DVD, ISO image, DVD folder, as well as rip specified part such as main movie only to MP4 and the like.
You can choose a DVD backup solution you prefer. Nowadays, the majority tends to convert DVD to digital file for backup. This way, they can store the digital replica to computer, external hard drive, NAS, USB flash drive, cloud storage, and other storage devices and services.
This will avoid a mountain of discs cluttering your room up. Well, how to make a digital copy of your DVD?
First, get the right DVD ripper
Google it and you will get a large number of results. So you will have an extensive screening process to see which software can address your needs. HandBrake, as a free open source DVD ripper, is widely recommended, but it cannot decrypt DVD on its own.
This is why HandBrake users always come across no valid source found, no title found, crash while encoding, output out of order, and other weird errors. Since many commercial DVDs are copy-protected, HandBrake is probably not the best choice.
Fortunately, another highly-recommended solution WinX DVD Ripper is a good way to go. This program can read region-locked and encrypted DVDs, be they are new DVD releases or old DVD movies/TV series, without installing any third-party tools.
It can help backup full DVD content to ISO image/VIDEO_TS folder without quality loss and rip selected title(s) only to MP4, H.264, MPEG4, MPEG2, AVI, DivX, Xvid, MOV, WMV, FLV, MP3, AAC, and more multimedia file formats.
Besides powerful decryption algorithm and abundant output formats, WinX DVD Ripper also provides super fast DVD ripping speed and high-quality output in small file size.
Fast speed is attributed to the utilization of Intel QSV, NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC hardware acceleration, multi-core processor, hyper-threading, and Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow!
Guide: How to Rip a DVD?
Step 1. Load target DVD.
Launch WinX DVD Ripper and then click “DVD Disc” button. A small window will pop up. If you have correctly inserted your source DVD into a workable DVD drive, now you should see it under “Select the source DVD disc”.
Click OK, and the DVD will be scanned and imported. Meanwhile, it will detect the correct main title for you automatically, even if there’re a few fake titles which usually appear in Disney movie DVDs.
Step 2. Choose output format.
There’re over 350 output profiles designed to meet different user needs.
- To make an exact copy of a DVD: go to “DVD Backup”, and then choose “Clone DVD to ISO Image” or “Clone DVD to folder”. ISO image is a single file, while VIDEO_TS folder consists of BUP, IFO, and VOB files. Both can be burned back to DVD disc. Make a decision based on your own needs.
- To copy DVD main title to a popular format: you can go to “General Profiles”, and then click “MP4 Video”. This format can be recognized by all fashionable TVs, mobiles, game consoles, etc.
Step 3. Start ripping DVD
Hit “RUN” and then this tool will begin converting DVD to specified format.
Once you get the digital backup copy, you can use the copy file for playback and keep your original discs in good cases to get rid of damage.