Updated on May 13, 2021
To back-up your DVD movies, the most solid method is to rip DVD contents to digital files. But perhaps you are more of a disk person looking for another way to prevent possible data loss from old DVD disk scratches, to copy DVD to blank DVD is a good solution. In the following, I'll show you how to copy DVD to DVD correctly on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 etc.
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Burning DVD data to a blank DVD isn't so hard. The tricky part is, unlike hard drive disks or PC local disks, you can't simply drag & drop or copy & paste DVD data to the place you intend to store them, since DVD copy protections will stand in the way. For example, an error message called error 0x80030309 that comes with the attempt to copy copy-protected DVD contents. The bottom line is, to duplicate DVD, a DVD copy protection decrypter is a must.
Now, the biggest issue lies ahead is how to decrypt or bypass DVD copy protections to rip the content, better losslessly, from the original DVD and burn it to a clean blank disk.
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro (compatible with Windows) is a highly-recommended DVD ripping tool for you to get digital copies of the DVDs you own. It can decrypt/bypass Cinavia Protection, DVD CSS, Multi-angle, Sony ARccOS, Region Code, UOP, RCE and Disney X-Project DRM and rip a flawless 1:1 digital duplication of DVD video files.
Disclaimer: WonderFox doesn't advocate any illegal duplication and distribution. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before you rip any DVDs. Ripped content CANNOT be used for commercial use.
To copy DVD to DVD, first insert a copy-protected DVD into the DVD drive and launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. Define the destination path at the "Output Folder" box below. Then click on the "DVD Disc" button, the program will automatically decrypt DVD copy protection and present DVD contents in a list afterwards.
Click on the output format section on the right side, and select the "1:1 Quick Copy" category. From within, you can choose one of the two options for 1:1 DVD copying.
Option 1. Rip DVD to ISO image files
Option 2. Rip DVD to DVD folder (Video_TS folder)
It doesn't make difference which option you choose, you'll get the same result after burning to the disk. Then click on "Run" to start ripping when it's all set. After a short ripping process, locate the digital copy of your DVD in the output file folder. Now let's burn it to another DVD with it.
Imgburn is one of the best free DVD burning software. It's completely free and open-source and runs on Windows OS, it facilitates your DVD burning work to a good degree with simple operations. Despite the merits, Imgburn is a bit hard to get on for novices, thus I'll demonstrate how to copy a DVD to another DVD for you.
Tips for preparations:
1. Follow the official download link below to acquire Imgburn for your PC instead of searching online, in order to prevent yourself from malware.
2. Imgburn only burns ISO image or Video_TS folder to DVDs, if you'd like to burn videos (MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc.), please try DVD Flick, DVDStyler, or other DVD copy software.
3. Sometimes, when burning DVDs, you might get "Too big for DVD" message, the reason is the target DVD doesn't have enough capacity when you copy DVD5 to DVD9, for instance. In that case, you need to make sure the blank DVD has enough capacity. Otherwise, you can opt to compress DVD to video formats like MP4, which naturally brings about the loss of contents and quality, thus I wouldn't suggest you do so.
4. Watch out the ads on the websites and redundant program & toolbar during the installation!
Now, follow the below 4 steps to burn ISO/DVD folder to DVDs.
Step 1. Download ImgBurn from its official site: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
Step 2. Run the file you downloaded and install and launch Imgburn. Click the "Write image file to disc" (ISO) or "Write files/folders to disc" (DVD Folder) icon beasd on the DVD copy you have.
Step 3. Click tab "File" > "Browse for a source file" to load the source file into the program. After that, select the DVD Read/Writer Drive.
Step 4. Make sure the DVD RW drive is well connected to your PC and define it as the destination. Finally, click the "Write" button to start to burn ISO or DVD folder to DVD. Now, we've managed to copy DVD to DVD.
I hope you have benefited from this guide and is able to make DVD to DVD copies on your own from now on and you are welcome to share this tutorial if you really find it helpful. Feel free to contact us if you still got any questions. And please make sure DVD ripping is legal in your country.
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