Generally, there are two causes of “cannot copy file from DVD to computer.” One, the DVD is damaged, and two, the DVD is copy-protected.
As for the first cause, if your DVD is self-made, you are supposed to transfer files from DVD to PC directly. Yet, if that didn’t work, the possible reason is that your DVD is damaged. Check whether there are some scratches on your disc and clean the DVD and the DVD drive, and see if the DVD is readable again.
However, if your DVD is bought from a store, it is most likely to be copy-protected, and you cannot copy the DVD file to computer with the simple “Copy and Paste”. You see, a commercial DVD is produced as a read-only medium. It is protected by copy protection, and your computer is authorized to read only, not copy. To copy the protected DVDs, you need a professional DVD copier to circumvent the protection and rip the wanted content. In the next part, we will show you how to copy a movie from a protected DVD to a computer with a dedicated DVD ripper. Read on!
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro can help you easily solve issues like “can’t copy DVD to computer” with its powerful DVD copying ability. It can read almost all DVDs, e.g. the homemade DVDs, the copy-protected DVDs, and even the slightly scratched ones, and copy the contents of the DVD to your computer or other devices quickly. It can help you copy DVDs to ISO with original DVD data and structure maintained. It can also convert DVD to MP4, MKV, MOV, and other mainstream videos without losing quality.
* Please insert a DVD into your computer first.
Run DVD Ripper Pro on your computer. Click the “DVD Disc” and select a Drive Letter to load your DVD. Automatically, the program will mark the main title/main movie for you. But you can select other available files manually.
Tips. This software can load DVD contents from VIDEO_TS Folder and ISO image as well.
Click the format image on the right side of the program to open the output format page. There are 500+ formats and device profiles sorted into different categories. And the most popular formats are MP4, MKV, MPG, and MOV under the “Video” section. If you want to keep the DVD data, you can go to the “1:1 quick copy” and select ISO as the output format.
Finally, choose an output folder by clicking the bottom three-dot and click “Run” to start copying the DVD file to your computer. The process should take some time. If you’ve chosen the quick copy format, you can finish the DVD copying in 5 - 10 minutes.
Disclaimer: WonderFox does not advocate any illegal duplication and distribution of DVDs and all information provided in this article is presented for personal fair use only. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before you rip any DVDs.
We hope the solutions given here solved your “can’t copy file from DVD to computer” problem. That’s all for now. Thanks for reading!
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