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How to Copy a Homemade DVD on Your Computer for Digitization and Burning

Author by Vita

November 12, 2019

One day when you go through the drawers in your room, you may find an old DVD disc made by yourself before, which contains videos of your family’s birthday parties, weddings, trips or other memorable moments. Then you may want to copy the DVD file to your desktop or a new disc. But how to copy a homemade DVD? We have offered you three good solutions here and you can install the DVD copy software to digitize DVDs:

How Do I Rip a Homemade DVD to My Computer

For a long time, putting videos into a DVD disc has been a common way to store precious videos like the happy moments spent with friends and family members. And many people like to send such homemade DVDs to others as gifts. You may have many old homemade DVDs, and want to copy digital files from them or burn them into new blank discs for easy viewing or better backup. No matter which purpose you have, you can follow the parts below to learn about how to copy a homemade DVD.

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Part 1: How to Copy a Data DVD to Computer

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Different from the standard structure of a DVD-Video, Data DVD is just like a Flash drive or external drive. The files on the Data DVD can be opened and viewed on a computer but Data DVD is not supported by most DVD players. To copy a Data DVD to your computer, you can insert the DVD into your computer DVD-ROM drive, and directly copy all files to your computer.  

Part 2: How to Copy a DVD Video to Your Computer

However, if your homemade DVD is created by a DVD burning application, directly copying files from such a DVD to PC is not recommended. You should utilize a piece of DVD copy software to rip the DVD. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is the top-notch DVD ripper that allows users to convert DVD discs to digital videos for easy viewing and make ISO images from DVDs. It can deal with both homemade and commercial DVDs, helping you easily copy any DVD movies and videos in a fuss-free and quick way. Let’s take a look at how to copy home DVD to computer using DVD Ripper Pro.

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How to Copy a Homemade DVD on Computer  

Select a DVD source

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

Step 1. Add Your DVD Source

Insert the DVD disc into your computer DVD-ROM drive, open WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, click DVD Disc, select the target drive letter on the new dialog, then click OK.

If you load a copy-protected DVD source, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro can decrypt the DVD in no time and automatically choose the main title for you. You can also tick each title you want to copy.

Choose MP4 under the Video tab

Step 2. Choose an Output Format

Click the output format profile on the right side, go to Video tab and choose your preferred output format option. You can convert DVD to MP4, MPG, AVI, MKV, or any other video formats you need.

Meanwhile, the program supports creating ISO images from DVDs. Just navigate to 1:1 Quick Copy > ISO. The program ensures 1:1 flawless copy.

Initialize the copying process

Step 3. Start Copying DVD

Click the three-dots icon on the bottom to designate the location where you want to save the copied files in, then hit Run to start copying videos files or making ISO image from the DVD to your computer. After it’s complete, you can play the videos on any platforms and devices without the need for a DVD player.

It’s all about how to copy home movie DVDs.

Part 3: How to Copy a Homemade DVD to Another DVD

If you want to copy the files from a homemade DVD to another blank DVD, Imgburn is a good option. Here shows you how to finish the task, which only applies to the DVD video.

Install ImgBurn here:

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Step 1. Launch ImgBurn, on the start-up window, choose Create image file from disc.

Step 2. Insert the homemade DVD disc into your computer.

Step 3. On the new window, click the Browse for a file button to specify the output path and rename the file.

Step 4. Select the DVD to Image read button to start the conversion.

Step 5. Go back to the startup window, and choose Write image file to disc.

Step 6. Insert a blank disc into your computer, click the top Browse button and select the MDS file you have created coming with the image file.

Step 7. Select the Image to DVD write button to burn it into the disc.

In Summary

I hope you get the gist of how to copy a homemade DVD after reading this post. Since it’s more convenient to save and play video files in a digital way, we recommend that you copy the files from your physical and heavy discs to your computer. In this way, you can not only play them on the go, but also safely back up your data.

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