copy dvd to computer

If you are worried about saving the tons of DVDs you'd purchased in digital format before they go useless and unreadable, if you're interested in creating copies of your favorite movies from DVD you got into a format that can be carried inside your smartphone or laptop, you're at the right place.

DVDFab 12 includes many modules like Copy, Ripper, Converter, Creator, etc. These options enable you to copy and burn DVDs, Blu-rays, and UHDs. Also, you can use this free software to convert DVD, Blu-ray, and UHD to digital and to convert video and audio formats, such as MKV to MP4, MP3 to FLAC, etc. Let's watch a short video first to transform the way you store and enjoy your media content.

1. How to Copy DVDs to Your Computer?

In order to transfer your DVDs to a computer, you'll need the help of DVD copy software. Here, I want to take DVDFab DVD Copy as an example to show you how to make backup copies of DVDs. 



DVDFab DVD Copy allows you to losslessly backup or compress any encrypted DVD disc to a blank disc directly or save it as an ISO image file or folder on your hard drive.  
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Features of DVDFab DVD Copy

  • Work on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, and macOS 10.10 - 13
  • Remove any old and new DVD copy protection from commercial DVDs
  • Copy DVD to DVD 5/9, ISO image file, or Folder
  • Provide 6 copy modes to save DVD to computer 
  • Download DVDs to computer without quality loss
  • Copy DVD in batch at GPU-accelerated speed
  • Allow you to choose the audio tracks and subtitles for free

Differences in the Six Copy Modes to Copy DVDs to Computer

  1. Full Disc: Copy all content of the disc/ISO/Folder source
  2. Main Movie: Only copy the main movie title of the disc/ISO/Folder source
  3. Customize: Copy any content you want from the disc/ISO/Folder source
  4. Split: Split one DVD 9 into two DVD 5
  5. Merge: Merge multiple DVDs or BDs into one DVD or BD (DVD and BD cannot be mixed)
  6. Clone/Burn: clone DVD or BD in 1:1 ratio with nothing lost

How to copy dvd to computer:Differences in the six copy modes to copy DVDs to computer

Steps on How to Copy DVD to Your Computer with DVDFab DVD Copy

Step 1: Get DVDFab DVD copy software launched on Windows or Mac. 

Step 2:Select 'Copy' module > Choose 'Main Movie' copy mode > Insert a DVD disc to your optical drive > Load the DVD video you have imported.

DVDFab DVD Copy is able to read a DVD disc, folder, and ISO file. So here, you cannot only import DVDs, but DVD folders and ISO files, and then make copies of DVD. This program also supports bulk DVD copies, so you can add multiple DVDs at once.

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Step 3: Customize your DVD using Advanced Settings (optional)

If you are going to copy the DVD to disk, set the output disc as DVD 5 or DVD 9 here. Click ‘Advanced Settings’ and you will see four main options, including Output, Copying, Removing, and Navigation. Under ‘Output’, there are options like Volume Label, and Output (DVD 5/9).

How to copy dvd to computer:Steps on how to copy DVD to my computer

Step 4: Select audio and subtitle to copy DVD to desktop

In most cases, there are more than one audio and subtitles in a DVD video. So, you can select which audio and subtitle you want to copy. 

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Step 5: Set the output directory and start to copy DVD to your computer

DVDFab supports three output destinations, including a blank disc, folder, and ISO file. So you can copy DVD to disk by inserting a blank DVD 5 or DVD 9 into your optical drive. If there is no laptop with a DVD drive, prepare an external one in advance. If you want to copy a DVD to your computer in a folder or ISO file format, choose the latter two options at the bottom. Finally, click the button Start and wait for DVDFab DVD Copy to copy your DVD movie at top speed. 

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This is how to save a DVD to a computer in the format of a DVD folder or ISO image file. Follower the steps above, and you will be able to make copies of the DVD free and easily. 

2. How to Rip DVDs to Your Computer

Different from copying DVDs, ripping DVDs to a computer enables you to convert your DVD movies into mainstream video and audio formats playable on mobile devices. Now, follow me to explore a free DVD ripping software to achieve this: DVDFab DVD Ripper.

DVDFab DVD Ripper

DVDFab DVD Ripper

DVDFab DVD Ripper allows you to rip and convert any encrypted DVD to popular video & audio format playable on any device, media player, or home theatre.
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Features of DVDFab DVD Ripper

  • Available on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, and macOS 10.10 - 13
  • Remove any DVD protection from old or latest commercial DVDs
  • Convert DVD to 1000+ digital formats like MP4, MKV, MPEG, AVI, etc.
  • Rip DVD to 260+ preset devices
  • Rip titles, chapters, audio tracks and subtitles from DVD
  • Boast a versatile built-in video editor
  • Upscale videos from 480p to 1080p with AI enhancement
  • Get 50x faster DVD ripping speed with GPU hardware acceleration

Steps on How to Rip DVDs onto Your computer with DVDFab DVD Ripper

Step 1: Get DVDFab DVD Ripper launched on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 or macOS 10.10 - 13.

This is another module in DVDFab 12. You can enjoy all the modules functions within one package.

Step 2: Select the 'Ripper' Module > Insert your DVD disc into your optical drive.

DVDFab DVD Ripper supports bulk DVD to digital conversion, so you input as many DVD videos (including DVD disc, ISO file, and Folder) as possible.

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Step 3: Set the output format and customize the video

After you import your DVD video, you will see all the basic information about your file. Click the option of 'Choose Other Profile' > Format > Video. Then, you can convert DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, M2TS, TS, WebM, and WMV formats. If you click 'Audio', you can rip audio from DVD to AAC, AC3, AIFF, APE, AU, DTS, EACS, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, COPY, TrueHD, WAV, WMA.

You can also rip a DVD to HiFi Audio, standing for higher audio quality; rip subtitles from DVD to SRT format, and improve video resolution from 480p to 1080p using 'Enalrger AI'. 

DVDFab DVD Ripper - Output Formats

Then go back to the main interface and you can set the options for titles, chapters, audio, and subtitles to choose your favorite DVD clips to rip.

You can also edit your videos using the two options: 'Advanced Settings' and 'Video Edit' based on your needs. Advanced Settings enables you to set the parameters of video, audio, and subtitles. At the same time, Video Edit allows you to crop, trim, rotate, speed up or down, zoom in or out a video, and adjust video properties like brightness, contrast, etc. 

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Step 4: Set the output video directory and start to rip movies to your computer.

Set the output destination as a mobile device, Folder, or YouTube. Finally, click the Start button to rip your DVD movies at lightning speed.

DVDFab DVD Ripper - advanced settings and video edit

Apart from how to copy and rip a DVD to a computer, there are also explanations for how to put videos on DVD. Would you like to burn your self-made videos to a DVD disc or save the downloaded YouTube videos to a disc? Then, have a free trial of DVDFab DVD Creator.

3. How to Put Videos on DVD

With the assistance of DVDFab DVD Creator, you are allowed to burn videos to DVD 5 or DVD 9, or save it as ISO file or Folder on your PC hard drive. This tool also provides various wonderful menu templates and allows you to customize all the elements and widgets inside these templates. The high-quality output video can ensure you a better viewing experinece.

Steps on How to Use DVDFab DVD Creator:

  • Download and install it on Windows or Mac
  • Select the 'Creator' module and click 'DVD Creator' mode
  • Set the output DVD as DVD 5 or DVD 9 by clicking 'Advanced Settings'
  • Apply a menu template to your video by clicking 'Menu Settings'
  • Insert a blank disc and set it as the output destination
  • Click the button 'Start'

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Follow the steps above and you will be able to put videos on DVD free and fast. 

4. How to Decrypt Copy Protections Embedded in DVD

When you copy DVDs to a computer, there may be DVD copy protections embedded in your DVD disc, folder, or ISO file. Luckily, DVDFab DVD Copy and DVDFab DVD Ripper is not only able to download DVDs to a computer, but also able to decrypt DVDs automatically. So, you can easily find which DVD copy protection is in your DVD file by clicking the option of 'Info' on the main interface of such DVD programs.

You can also ask DVDFab HD Decrypter for help, which is a totally free and simplified version of DVDFab DVD Copy and DVD Ripper. It can remove nearly all DVD protections from DVDs or Blu-rays released one year ago.

How to copy dvd to computer:4. How to decrypter the copy protections embedded in DVD

Moreover, if a DVD is controlled by Cinavia, turn to the free Cinavia removal tool for help.

When you insert your disc into your optical drive, such decrypters will detect the protection automatically and lead you to get rid of them easily. 

5. Conclusion

Have you known how to download DVDs to a computer? Copy-protected DVD movies to a blank DVD disc, folder, or ISO file; rip DVD movies to laptop in MP4 or other digital formats for easy enjoyment on mobile devices. Try the software I have recommended and you will make it.