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Simple & Useful: A Guide on How to Copy a DVD Movie on Windows

Author by Vita

June 21, 2018

Follow this guide to learn how to copy a DVD in the simplest way. You can choose to convert DVD movie to video file so you can play the DVD on mobile devices, or rip the DVD to ISO image, DVD folder for copying DVD to DVD to make exact backup copies of your DVDs. First install the necessary DVD copy software for preparation:

DVD copy is quite common in daily life. When you want to play DVD movie on mobile devices that don’t have disc drive, the most common method is to copy a DVD to computer and rip it into video file. Moreover, if you have many DVD movies, you may find some of the DVD discs are damaged and even can’t be read over time. To fix a scratched DVD or avoid similar incidents, you need to create backup copies of your precious DVD movies at times. Based on the cases mentioned above, the most effective and comprehensive methods of how to make a copy of a DVD are introduced in this article. 

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Please note that it’s illegal to do this for commercial purpose and illegal distribution in most region. The methods in this article should only be used for personal fair use.

How to Copy Movie from DVD?

There are many DVD copy software on the market and kinds of tutorials that teach you how to copy a DVD in Windows 7/Windows 10 without using auxiliary software or how to copy DVD using HandBrake. Indeed, if you only need to copy some home-made DVDs, those methods should be useful. However, in most cases we have the needs of copying old or scratched movies that are copy-protected, so a professional DVD Ripper is a must-have. And WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is such a perfect program. Equipped with the advanced DVD decryption technology, this program supports various DVD copy protections removal including DVD CSS, Region Code, Multi-angle, etc. It’s self-explanatory and straight-forward. Even if you’re a new user you can easily handle the process.

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How to Copy DVD with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

Add a DVD source

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

Step 1. Load the DVD disc and select DVD Source

Insert the target DVD disc into your computer DVD-ROM drive. Then launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro.  Click on “DVD Disc” to load the DVD. You can also add an ISO image or DVD folder for conversion.

Choose the desired output format

Step 2. Choose a desired output format

It only takes a few seconds to load the DVD movie and the main movie will be selected automatically. Next click “Output Format” button on the right and you can choose how to copy a DVD based on your own demands.

If you want to play the DVD movie on mobile phone or tablet, go to “Video” tab and choose a video format to convert disc to digital. If you just want to rip DVD to ISO to preserve the 1:1 backup copy in case that the DVD get scratched and later burn the files to a blank DVD disc again, select “ISO” under “1:1 quick copy” button. Or you can rip DVD to DVD Video_TS folder so you’re able to edit the DVD movie and build new projects to it, and then copy the DVD folder to a new disc.

Start the conversion

Step 3. Start the process

Hit the “…” button at the bottom and set an output folder. After that, click the “Run” button to start the process. You’ll totally surprised by the extremely fast ripping process. After the process finishes, if you want to continue to copy DVD to DVD, the following part will show you how to do it.

Windows has built-in DVD burning option yet it can’t make a bootable DVD and the DVD movie burning with Windows file manager application will not be played in many DVD players. So you’re supposed to use a specialized DVD burning software like AnyBurn, DVD Flick or ImgBurn. In this case, I will show you how to make a copy of a DVD with ImgBurn.

How to Copy a DVD to Another DVD with ImgBurn

Burn DVD with ImgBurn

Before start, insert a blank disc into DVD-ROM drive and install ImgBurn on PC:

Step 1. Launch ImgBurn and choose the file type you want to burn to DVD. Here I set ISO image as an example. Click on “Write image file to disc”.

Step 2. Click on File > Browser for a source file to import the ISO image file ripped just now.

Step 3. Optionally, you can select the burn speed and have the disc verified.

Step 4. Hit the ISO to DVD icon below destination section to burn the ISO image. Once ImgBurn finishes the DVD burning process, you can insert the burned disc into your DVD player for smooth playback.

Have you got the idea of how to copy a DVD now? If you have any question, please feel free to contact us!

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