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How to Back Up DVDs: Digitize DVD Movies and Create 1:1 Flawless Copies

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Updated on Apr 19, 2022

Some optical discs in our DVD movie collection may be damaged, and even lead to “the end of life” because of inappropriate storage, abrupt fall, and other uncontrollable factors. Thus, it’s necessary to make backup copies of DVD collection. But do you know how to back up DVDs?
Take it easy! This article will give you an overall solution with an efficient DVD copier. You can free download it here for preparation:

What's the Best Way for DVD Backup?

Physical DVDs are not convenient to carry and always take up much space. Therefore, it’s recommended to digitize DVD movie files and convert them to common video formats like MP4 or MPG. In this way, all the DVD movies can be easily saved on your computer and even portable devices for handy playback and storage. Even so, I know some people still like to store files in DVD discs. In such cases, you can utilize a dedicated tool to 1:1 create ISO image or Video_TS folder from a DVD and further burn it to a new blank disc for backup. No matter which method you like, here we discuss the simple methods to work the whole thing out.

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Note: It’s illegal to back up copyrighted DVDs for commercial purpose and illegal distribution. The methods in this article should only be used for personal fair use.

How to Back Up DVD in the Most Effective Way?

For homemade DVDs, either you want to extract movie files from DVDs or copy DVD to DVD, A free tool helps enough. For instance, Handbrake encodes DVDs and ImgBurn burns DVDs. However, the task will become tricky if you need to back up a copyrighted DVD, as most free tools including HandBrake and Imgburn, can’t circumvent copy protection. So how to make a backup copy of a DVD with encryption?
Here, we highly recommend you to use WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. This DVD ripper offers easy but effective options to bypass advanced copy protections. It also enables you to make an ISO image from DVDs and then utilize a DVD burning program to back up the file into a new blank disc. Here is the how-to. Please free download this powerful DVD ripper and follow the instructions.

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Part 1: How to Back Up DVD – Create ISO Image or Video_TS Folder with DVD Ripper Pro  

Import the Target DVD Source

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the software on your PC.

Step 1. Add the Target DVD Source

Insert the DVD disc into your computer. Then open WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, hit the DVD Disc button and a new dialog box will pop up. You need to choose the drive letter of the DVD disc you want to back up files from, which is usually the name of the DVD movie. Soon it will remove DVD copy protection and display all titles.

Choose ISO Profile

Step 2. Choose ISO Image or DVD Folder

Click the big output format profile on the right side, head to 1:1 Quick Copy, and there you can see three options: Main Movie, ISO, and DVD folder. ISO is the recommended option for DVD backup.

Tips. How to back up DVD as digital video? If you want to copy DVDs to your PC or mobile devices for handy playback, convert DVD disc to digital videos in MP4, AVI, MKV, MPG, etc. Just open the Video tab and choose a needed format.

Start Creating ISO Image

Step 3. Start the DVD Backup Process

You can change the default output folder. Hit the three-dots button on the bottom and nominate the path for saving output files. Finally, click on the big blue Run button and export the ISO image to make backup copy of DVD.

Part 2: Burn the ISO Image into a New DVD Disc Using ImgBurn

Imgburn is a free DVD/CD image burning tool for Windows. It can write an ISO image file to a disc. After you get a decrypted ISO image file by means of WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, burn it to a new disc in Imgburn as follows.

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Step 1. Visit this link and install ImgBurn:

Step 2. Select Write image file to disc.

Step 3. Click on the yellow folder icon at the top of the new dialog, find and import the image file.

Step 4. Click the Write button and burn ISO image into the disc.

In Summary

Now we have gone through the whole process of how to back up DVD. You can download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro now to start the task. The software performs at a rapid speed with the support for GUP acceleration. It will greatly save time for DVD backup.

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