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

Author by Vita

Updated on Jun 20, 2022

I bet you may have quite a few recorded DVDs for family’s parties, weddings, trips or other memorable moments. To avoid the unexpected DVD scratches and damage, I'll show you 3 solutions on how to copy a homemade DVD for digital backup.

Now, download the best DVD copy software and let’s go for the details:

How Do I Rip a Homemade DVD to My Computer

For a long time, putting videos into a DVD disc was the mainstream way to store precious videos like the happy moments spent with friends and family members. 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, here we will show you how to copy a homemade DVD in three different ways/situations. Read on.

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

If your homemade DVD is created by a DVD burning application, you should use professional 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. Meanwhile, it allows you to make ISO images from DVDs as well. It can deal with both homemade and commercial DVDs, helping you easily copy any DVD movies and videos in an easy and quick way. It can even fix a scratched DVD with its advanced technology.

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How to Copy a Homemade DVD on Computer  

Add Your Homemade 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, 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 the 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 enables you to create ISO images from DVDs. Just navigate to 1:1 Quick Copy > ISO. The program ensures 1:1 flawless copy.

Initialize the Homemade DVD Copying 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 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.

Now, that’s all for how to copy home movie DVDs with DVD Ripper Pro. It also works well for all commercially-produced DVDs.

Part 2: How to Copy a Data DVD to Computer

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Different from the standard structure of a DVD-Video, a Data DVD is just like a Flash drive or external drive. What’s interesting is that Data DVDs are not supported by most DVD players, but the files on the Data DVD can be opened and viewed on a computer. And you can copy files from such a DVD to PC directly. Here is how-to:

To copy a Data DVD to your computer, simply insert the DVD into your computer's DVD-ROM drive > click to open the DVD folder > copy all the DVD files to your computer.

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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 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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