In a technologically driven age, preserving digital content is paramount. Among various data formats, the DVD holds vital significance. Yet, over time, DVDs may deteriorate, get scratched, or merely become outdated. To circumvent these, copying a DVD to another DVD, becomes essential.

Copying DVD to DVD is not only a fail-safe against potential data loss, but also a way of conveniently sharing content with others. In this article, we will walk you through how to copy DVD to ISO on Windows 10 step by step. 

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1. What You Need Before Copying DVDs to DVDs

To begin with, let's delve deeper into the gathering of necessary materials. Copying a DVD to another is not just about clicking some buttons on your computer; you need to prepare certain materials to successfully accomplish it. 

First of all, you will need blank DVDs. When choosing these, you need to ensure that they are of good quality. Having disks that run and perform well can make all the difference in the process. Another crucial thing to note is the type of DVD - DVD-R and DVD+R are the most commonly used varieties.
Secondly, you'll need DVD-copying software installed on your computer. This application carries out the main task of copying the content from your original DVD to your new blank DVD. Here, we recommend DVDFab DVD Copy, as it can copy any DVD well.
Third, make sure the optical drive on your computer or laptop has the ability to write or burn data onto blank DVDs. Double-check the specifications to ensure it is the right device for the job. 

With these materials available, you are ready to copy DVD on Mac or Windows PC.

2. How to Copy a DVD to Another DVD (For Protected DVDs)

DVDFab DVD Copy - Best Software to Copy DVDs to DVDs/Computer

DVDFab DVD Copy is a comprehensive DVD copy software on both Windows 10 and Mac. It allows users to copy a DVD to a another blank disc or directly save it as an ISO or folder on their hard drive. Its cloud decryption service can automatically detect and remove any copy protections, including the likes of CSS, APS, RC, DADC, and Disney 99-title DVDs. This means you can effortlessly copy any protected DVD, even if it is a newly purchased encrypted DVD disc.

This versatile software ensures a lossless backup to DVD-9 for optimal play on a Home Media server and can compress any DVD to DVD-5 for compatibility with standalone players. Besides its advanced settings and various copy modes, DVDFab DVD Copy stands out for its excellent, speedy execution of DVD Copying tasks. This makes it an excellent choice for users needing efficient and reliable DVD copying software.

 Key Features
  • Work on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and macOS 10.10-13
  • Remove any old and new DVD copy protection etc. 
  • Copy any DVD to blank DVD disc (DVD-5/9)/ISO file/DVD folder.
  • Save copied DVDs on HDD or media server.
  • Support batch DVD copying at top speed and with superior quality.
  • Provide "Advanced Settings" to customize your DVDs.
  • Six DVD copy modes: Full Disc, Main Movie, Customize, Split, Merge, Clone/Burn. 
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Besides, DVDFab DVD Copy also introduces a simple but totally free version named DVDFab HD Decrypter, which is able to copy some copy-protected DVDs within Full Disc and Main Movie modes. If you don't need many advanced functions, this free program will suit you well.

How to Copy a DVD to Another DVD/Computer in Windows 10 with DVDFab DVD Copy

Step 1: Download and install DVDFab DVD Copy

After installing this free DVD copy software Windows 10, click the module of "Copy". Insert your DVD disc to the optical drive, DVDFab will automatically detect and load it to the main interface. 

How to Copy a DVD to Another DVD on Windows 10

Step 2: Choose One DVD Copy Mode

Choose any mode you need from the six DVD copy mode available in this program, including "Full Disc", "Main Movie", "Customize", "Split", "Merge" and "Clone/Burn".

How to Copy a DVD to Another DVD on Windows 10

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  • Full Disc: copy the entire DVD, including menus, trailers, and special features.
  • Main Movie: copy only the main movie from the DVD, without any menus or special features.
  • Customize: copy any content you want from the source, compressed or not.
  • Clone/Burn: create an exact 1:1 copy of the original DVD, including the structure and all contents.
  • Split: split a DVD-9 (dual layer DVD) into two DVD-5 discs
  • Merge: merge two or more DVDs into a single DVD disc.

Step 3: Select a Preferred Chapter and Customize Your DVD

As to which "Chapter", "Audio" and "Subtitle" to copy, it depends on you. If you want to customize the DVD file, click the "Advanced Settings" and "Choose Other Titles". 

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Step 4: Copy DVDs to DVDs in Windows 10

If you want to copy DVD to another DVD on Windows 10, click the "Little Triangle" and select your desired drive destination. If you want to copy DVD to USB or computer as ISO image file or Folder, click the "ISO" icon or the "Folder" icon. Finally, click the "Start" button and DVDFab will complete the DVD copy task with lightning speed and high quality.

How to Copy a DVD to Another DVD on Windows 10

3. How to Copy a DVD in Windows 10 (For Homemade DVDs)

If your DVDs are homemade and unprotected, you can actually duplicate them without needing any third-party software on Windows 10. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to copy DVD to computer:

Step 1: Insert a homemade DVD to your optical drive. Copy your DVD file to a new folder in your computer.

Step 2: Replace the homemade DVD in the optical drive with a blank DVD.

Step 3: Follow the notice of "Burn files to disc" on your screen. Select "copy a homemade DVD to a USB flash drive" or "a CD/DVD player".

Step 4: Click "Next" and drag your files into the blank disc window. Choose the option of "Manage" from the top of the windows and click "Finish burning".

 How to Copy a DVD in Windows 10

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Note: The option of "USB flash drive" allows you to read and copy DVD repeatedly to portable devices, but the output files may be not available on some CD or DVD players linked to home stereo or TVs.

Remember, this method will not work if the DVD has copyright protections. Also, the copied DVD will only play on computers; it might not work on DVD players. If you want to copy your protected DVD movies to a DVD for seamless playback on your media players, it is still recommended to use a professional tool like DVDFab DVD Copy.

4. FAQs about Copying DVD to DVD

Is it legal to copy a DVD to another DVD?

It is legal to make copies of a DVD for personal use in some locations, but not in all. It's illegal to make copies with the intent to distribute or sell them without the permission of the copyright owner. Please always respect intellectual property rights.

How to copy a DVD in Windows 10 with HandBrake?

Here are the steps to copy a DVD in Windows using HandBrake:

  • Step 1: Insert the DVD into your DVD-ROM drive.
  • Step 2:Run HandBrake. Click "Open Source" Button at the top left, and then in the popup window navigate to your DVD drive. Then click "Open". HandBrake will now start scanning your DVD.
  • Step 3: After scanning, select the "Title" dropdown list to choose which title you want to rip. Generally, the longest one is the main movie.
  • Step 4: Set the output format under the "Output Settings" section, where you can choose either MP4 or MKV.
  • Step 5: In the "Destination" field, click "Browse" to set where you want to save the output file on your computer. You can also adjust other settings as needed, such as audio, subtitles, etc.
  • Step 6: After adjusting all settings, click on the "Start Encode" button to begin the DVD copying process.

Please note that HandBrake does not support copying DVDs directly to another DVD. After copying the DVD to your computer, you will need a DVD burning software to burn the ripped file onto a new DVD.

Can I copy a DVD to another DVD with Windows Media Player?

No, Windows Media Player cannot copy or burn DVDs for video. It only supports burning audio CDs, data CDs, and data DVDs. To copy a DVD to another DVD, you would need a third-party DVD copy software or application like DVDFab DVD Copy.

5. Wrap Up

In conclusion, copying a DVD to another DVD in Windows 10 is a simple yet essential process for preserving and sharing your favorite media. By utilizing reliable software like DVDFab DVD Copy and following the step-by-step instructions provided in this article, you can easily transfer your DVDs to various storage devices without losing quality.