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How to Copy a Homemade DVD to Your Computer?

Author by Vita

Updated on Jul 3, 2024

I bet you may have quite a few recorded DVDs for family’s parties, weddings, trips or other memorable moments. To avoid unexpected DVD scratches and damage, I’ll show you how to copy a homemade DVD for digital backup. Here are 3 solutions. You can download the best DVD copy software and go for more details below:

How Do I Rip a Homemade DVD to My Computer

For a long time, putting videos into a DVD was the mainstream way to store precious videos like the happy moments spent with friends and family. Many people also like to send such homemade DVDs to others as gifts. You may still hold some old homemade DVDs and wish to copy digital files from them or burn them into new blank discs for easy viewing or better backup. In light of this, I will show you how to copy a homemade DVD in 3 different situations. Read on.

Part 1: How to Copy a DVD Video to Your Computer

If you have a homemade DVD created by DVD-burning software, you should use professional DVD copy software to rip the DVD. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a top-notch DVD ripper that lets you convert DVDs to digital videos for easy viewing. Additionally, it allows you to create ISO images from DVDs as well.

This software can handle both homemade and commercial DVDs, making it easy to copy any DVD videos rapidly. Furthermore, it can even fix a slightly scratched DVD.

Now, you can downloaddownload this powerful software and learn how to copy a home DVD to your computer.

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How to Copy a Homemade DVD on Computer  

Add DVD Source

Step 1. Add Your Homemade DVD Source

Insert a homemade DVD disc into your computer's DVD-ROM drive. Install and launchInstall and launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, click "DVD Disc", select the target drive letter on the new dialog, and then click "OK". The software will choose the main title automatically.

Choose MP4 as the Output Format

Step 2. Choose an Output Format

Click the output format profile on the right side, go to the "Video" tab and choose your desired output format, such as MP4, MPG, AVI, MKV, etc.

Alternatively, you can go to the "1:1 Quick Copy" tab to create an ISO image from the DVD.

Initialize the DVD Copy Process

Step 3. Start Copying the Homemade DVD

Click the "three dots" icon on the bottom to designate the location where you want to save the copied files. Then hit "RUN" to start copying the DVD video to your computer.

That is how to copy home movie DVDs with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. It also works well for commercially-produced DVDs.

Part 2: How to Copy a Data DVD to Computer

Copy Datda DVD to ComputerHow to Copy a Datda DVD

Unlike a standard DVD-Video, a Data DVD functions like a flash drive or external drive. It's worth noting that most DVD players do not support Data DVDs, but the files on a Data DVD can be opened and viewed on a computer. You can directly copy files from a Data DVD to a PC using the following steps:

Step 1. Insert the Data DVD into your computer's DVD-ROM drive.

Step 2. Open the DVD folder by clicking on it.

Step 3. Copy all the files from the DVD to your computer.

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

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

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

Step 2. Insert a 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. To copy DVD to another DVD. 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

That’s all the three methods of how to copy a homemade DVD. Since it's more convenient to save and play video files on portable devices, we recommend that you digitalize DVDs instead of burning them onto other DVDs. Now, download this DVD copy software and start backing up your DVDs.

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