How to Copy a DVD on Windows 10
One of the first things that Windows 10 users would have noticed is the upgrades in terms of video. This isn’t only that it’s now a free feature, but also that of a number of additional new features have been integrated to make handling media easier. Most of us watch movies or television shows on devices that do not have DVD drives. The only option left is to rip DVD’s and stream them. This is one thing which Windows 10 still doesn’t help you with; you can’t use it to copy DVDs. Does this mean you’re out of options? Certainly not. Here are a few things for you to try based on your specific situation:
How to copy DVD to computer
When it comes to copying homemade DVD’s, it’s easy. All you need to do is insert the DVD into your drive, go to “Start” > “Computer,” click on the DVD drive icon, select the “Explore” option and then see the DVD directory.
After this, you simply copy+paste the “VIDEO_TS” folder from the DVD into a new folder on your hard drive. That’s about it. You may have to wait for a while though since sometimes these files contain gigabytes of data and can take some time to copy. So have patience.
The process isn’t as simple when it comes to copying a DVD you have purchased from a store. You will need to use a DVD ripping software. There are many of them available on the internet, and we will discuss a few of them here too.
Copy DVD to computer
With the right software, all it takes is a few clicks to copy DVDs to your computer. You can also use the same software to convert the files into DivX, Xvid, WMV, MP4, M4V, AVC, FLV and many other formats. It doesn’t matter which device you want to view the video on; you will certainly find a compatible format with these software’s.
These programs are usually designed in a way that makes them easy to use. They are very configurable, and you can adjust every aspect of the process from the codecs to the resolution and frame rate. These software’s work very fast without compromising on quality at all. The ripping speed will be dependent on the speed of your CPU and optical drive but even on a low-end laptop, you can expect to rip movies in less than half an hour.
The best part about these software’s is that they scale brilliantly which means you can use them on high-end systems with faster DVD drives and get DVD’s ripped and converted in as less as 10 minutes.
Copy a DVD
To copy a DVD you will first have to get a DVD copying software. There are a number of free software’s available on the internet, but if you want a good quality result, you will need to get premium software. If you insist on using free software, FreeDVD is perhaps the best one. Here’s what you need to do:
Step #1: Download and install this software from the internet. In most cases for this kind of software, the installation file isn’t too large and won’t take up a lot of space on your computer.
Step #2: Once the software has been installed, simply load the DVD into the DVD drive.
Step #3: Open the DVD folder and locate the “VIDEO_TS” folder through the FreeDVD software. Copy it to your hard drive through the software by clicking on the “FreeDVD” button. The DVD will then start being copied to your hard drive. The amount of time it takes to copy will depend on the size of the file that you are copying.
Copy DVD to hard drive
What do you do if you have a movie in AVI and want to save it on a disc to watch using a DVD player? It’s not as easy as popping a DVD into your disc drive and burning the file to it. DVD players do not recognize AVI files. So the first thing you will have to do is convert the file into a recognizable format.
For this, you are going to need a good video conversion software. There are many available on the internet and, once again, you can go with a free one or a paid one. The conversion quality is not going to be the best with the free software, but it gets the job done. If it’s a one-off case where you only need to convert a single file, use free software. But if you plan on converting multiple files, regularly, it’s better if you go with a premium software instead. In just a few minutes you can convert a video of any format into one that is recognizable by any DVD player.
Now that we’ve gone through how easy it is to copy a DVD using free software let’s go through how easy it can be when you’re using a premium software.
1.) Download WinX DVD Ripper.
2.) Launch the software on your computer and click on the disc button in the top left. The software will then automatically select the main title and open in to a new window where it asks you for an output file.
3.) Scroll down through all of the options until you find the present that works best for you. There are options for every major mobile device here as well as generic Windows and Android device profiles. Choose a category and then your preferred format and click “OK.”
4.) Now browse to the destination folder. This can be any convenient place on your hard drive where you want to save the file.
5.) All you have to do now is click on the “Run” button, and the software will jump into action and start ripping the DVD. It will only take a matter of minutes for the file to be ripped and converted into the format of your choice.