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Does Ripping a DVD Damage It and How to Copy DVDs Properly?

Author by Vita

November 19, 2019

While more people like to rip their DVD discs for playback on portable devices or backup intentions now and various DVD ripping tools are available for easily ripping a DVD, you probably still worry about the question of “Does ripping a DVD damage it”. Actually, it will never cause any damage to your discs and this article provides detailed information on what is ripping a DVD. Plus, for safe and zero-quality loss ripping process, try DVD Ripper Pro:

Does Ripping a DVD Damage It?

Many people still have misconceptions about DVD ripping. What does ripping a DVD mean? It is the process of extracting video or audio files from a DVD disc while encoding DVD contents to digital files, which enables one to play and back up the data with smaller file size on portable devices and achieve other purposes. As most modern DVD discs come with copy protection methods. So DVD ripping also includes circumventing DVD copy protection for accessing DVD contents. Just as you play a DVD or copy files from a DVD disc, ripping a DVD doesn’t cause any physical DVD damage to the DVD disc and it also never alter the data inside. When you happen to meet some hiccups on playing a DVD movie after ripping it, it’s most likely that your DVD player or drive can’t work normally. If there is any possible damage on DVD ripping, endless and long DVD ripping processes require your DVD drive to work for hours, which may make the DVD drive overheated. To get rid of the scenario, a powerful DVD ripper is a safeguard.

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WonderFox doesn’t advocate any illegal duplication and distribution. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before ripping a copy-protected DVD.

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After answering the question of “does ripping a DVD damage it”, we also want to show you a good ripper called WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to help you effectively rip DVDs. It is regarded as one of the best DVD rippers for Windows and devotes to offer multiple options for ripping DVDs, including ripping DVDs to MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, and 300+ digital formats and devices, creating ISO images from DVDs, 1:1 copying a DVD to Video_TS folder, etc. No matter you import a home-made or commercial DVD resource, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro can handle it without copy protection limits. It also has a user-friendly interface, easy operation, and fast process. Here are steps of how to rip DVDs with the software.

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Three Steps to Rip Your DVD Disc

Add the DVD Source

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Step 1. Select a DVD Source

Insert the DVD disc into your computer, open WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, then select DVD Disc on the main interface. A new dialog will appear. Just choose the target drive letter, which is usually named as the title of the DVD movie. The DVD ripper will detect the source, remove DVD copy protection as well as list all titles of the DVD. It will choose the main movie by default yet if you also want to rip other titles, check the box on the left of the corresponding titles.

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Step 2. Select an Output Format

Click the output format profile on the right side of the window, then go to the Video tab and choose your needed video format if you want to watch the movie file on your devices without the need for a DVD drive or a DVD player. Besides that, you can go to the 1:1 Quick Copy tab and choose from ISO image or DVD Folder so as to make an exact copy of the DVD.

Click Run to Start Ripping

Step 3. Start Ripping the DVD  

To easy find the converted files, you can firstly set an output path. Just click on the three dots icon on the bottom and choose a location. Finally, click Run to start the ripping process. It will only take a while to export files. If you choose to convert DVD to MPG, the ripping process will be greatly quickened.

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro has other advanced features. You can also edit video clips in the DVD, add/remove subtitles, and modify the output file parameters.  

In Summary

No matter you are worried about "does ripping a DVD damage it", "does ripping a DVD erase it", or the similar problems, you can breathe easily as ripping a DVD will not cause any damage to the DVD and will never modify the data in the DVD disc. Once you get a good DVD ripper, the DVD ripping process will be finished perfectly without a hitch. Download the recommended WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro here:

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