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How to Copy VIDEO_TS to Hard Drive (Three Simple Steps with Pictures)

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Updated on June 9, 2023

A VIDEO_TS directory stores all data on a Video DVD. To back-up your DVD content as a perfect 1:1 copy, an entire VIDEO_TS folder is what you should copy to your HDD, SSD or external drive. Well, it's not as easy as it may seem and I believe you have failed to copy VIDEO_TS to hard drive and are puzzling over some error messages, right? No worries, this page can provide timely help.

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Q: "I want to copy my DVDs to my local hard drive, so I can share them over my network and watch them on my other devices. I succeeded in copying some VIDEO_TS directories to my HDD, but failed with most of my DVDs with a Copy Protection Error. Does anyone know how to sort this out, please help!" --- A fairly typical question asked on a forum.

How to Copy VIDEO_TS to Computer?How to Copy VIDEO_TS to Computer?

A: You are not the only one who has encountered this problem. In fact, this is a very common issue when copying DVDs to hard drive. For home-made DVDs burned by DVD Burning Software, you can directly copy and paste the entire VIDEO_TS folder to your hard drive disk, smooth as silk.

How to Copy VOB Files from DVD to Hard Drive?How to Copy VOB Files from DVD to Hard Drive?

When it comes to commercial DVDs, however, neither directly copying the whole VIDEO_TS folder from a DVD nor just copying the VOB files from a DVD will work. A 0x80030309 Copy Protection Error will occur due to various DVD copy protection, which is tricky enough nowadays for personal DVD copy and backup. Thus here comes a professional DVD ripping tool I highly recommend, to make it work perfectly.

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WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is an all-in-one DVD ripping tool that helps get around troublesome DVD copy protection to convert DVD to digital format with original quality preserved. In addition to ripping VIDEO_TS folder from DVD disc to hard drive, it even allows you to convert your DVD videos to 300+ formats and devices for convenient playback anytime and anywhere. Now, I'll show you how to copy VIDEO_TS to computer; copy VOB file from DVD; rip encrypted VOB files; convert BUP, IFO, VOB to MP4, MKV, AVI… You name it!

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Related reading: Is It Legal to Rip a DVD for Backup and Private Use in Your Country?

How to Copy VIDEO_TS to Hard Drive with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

Import DVD into the DVD Ripper

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Step 1. Import DVD into the DVD Ripper

Insert a DVD disc into the DVD-ROM drive and launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. Define the destination folder on your hard drive by clicking the "three-dots" icon on the bottom, and then click the blue "DVD Disc" button, select your DVD drive letter and click OK to import DVD content. The program will recognize the DVD main title and decrypt DVD copy protection automatically.

As you can see, this software can convert ISO images and DVD VIDEO_TS folders as well. From now on, DVD copy protection is completely out of the picture.

Rip VIDEO_TS Folder from DVD

Step 2. Rip VIDEO_TS from DVD

Click on the output format section on the right side of the main workplace. Navigate to "1:1 Quick Copy" category, and select "DVD Folder" right there. Finally, press "Run" button in the lower right corner to copy VIDEO_TS to hard drive. When the process is done, you'll get a VIDEO_TS folder that is completely copy-protection-free.

Burn the VIDEO_TS folder to a blank disk, if you want. And the disc will be perfectly playable in any standard DVD player.

Convert VIDEO_TS Folder to Video Formats

Optional. Convert DVD/ISO/VIDEO_TS to Video Formats

However, I wouldn't suggest you save DVD content as VIDEO_TS folders. It's inconvenient to play/watch anyway, since those VOB files are disordered and scattered. What about a perfect video file with much smaller size and better quality?

Go to the output file format section as what you did in Step 2, there are 300+ predefined presets grouped by common Formats and hot Devices. Head over to "Video" category and select any profile. Similarly, you're able to choose any profile of smartphone, tablet, TV, game console, etc.

Hit "Run" button when you're ready to start the ripping process.

I recommend you to convert DVD to MP4 for the best compatibility. Dig high quality with smaller file size? Learn how to transcode DVD video to H.265.

At last...

I hope you have learned how to copy VIDEO_TS to hard drive now. Download this handy tool and start ripping your DVDs. Thanks for reading!

Also see: DVD to SD Card l Copy DVD to Tablet l Rip DVD to Apple TV l Solve Kodi Video_TS Playback Issue

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