ImgBurn is a preferred option for many people to copy DVDs on their Windows PCs. However, when dealing with copy-protected DVDs, this disc-burning software always displays an error message saying the disc is copy protected. Can ImgBurn copy protected DVDs? How to copy protected DVDs without any problem? This article focuses on the two parts and shares easy solutions. Free download the efficient copy-protected DVD ripping software here and read on:
author Vita | Updated on Jun 29, 2023

Can ImgBurn Copy Protected DVDs

ImgBurn is a nice lightweight software that allows users to create ISO image from discs, files and folders, and also burn an ISO image or folder to disc easily. Because of its simplicity and functionality, ImgBurn is among the top picks when it comes to free DVD burning software. You can use this software to make exact backups from DVDs. Nevertheless, copying protected DVDs with ImgBurn is out of the question since ImgBurn doesn’t natively support any disc going with copy protections.  

In order to implement protected DVD copy, you have to take advantage of a DVD copy protection removal tool to remove the restriction first or use a DVD copy tool that comes with DVD decryption feature. DVD Decrypter had been considered as the best replacement to ImgBurn, which can handle DVDs with region code and CSS protection. But during tests, we find that it lacks updates and fails to deal with new DVDs. Fortunately, there are still many capable DVD copy tools. Next, we will show you how to copy protected DVDs with one of the most efficient tools in this filed, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro.

Easy DVD Decryption and Ripping Tool

1. Bypass any DVD copy protection like region code, CSS, Cinavia, etc.

2. Copy DVD to ISO image and DVD folder with intact content.

3. Rip DVD to MP4, MKV, MPG, MP3, AAC, and other 500+ presets.

4. Cut/rotate/merge DVD videos, add subtitles, and improve quality.

5. Quick, smart, powerful, and easy to use. Try it now!

WonderFox doesn't advocate any illegal duplication and distribution. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before you copy protected DVDs.

The Best ImgBurn Alternative – WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a dedicated DVD copy software featuring with both functionality and well-organized interface. The ImgBurn alternative specializes in DVD backup and digitization. You can use it to create ISO images and Video_TS folders from DVDs so as to record the backups to a new blank disc with ImgBurn later or convert DVDs to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, H.264, H.265 and other digital video formats. Based upon the up-to-date decryption capability, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro can handle any DVD video without a hiccup. On top of that, it will bring a high-efficient and direct operation.   

Now, free downloadfree download the software and follow the detailed instructions below.

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How to Copy Protected DVDs with the ImgBurn Alternative?

Step 1. Add DVD Source

Insert the DVD video into the optical disc drive of your computer.

Launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, on the main interface, there are three ways to import source files: DVD Disc, ISO Image and DVD Folder. Click DVD Disc, select the right drive letter, which is usually with the same name of the movie or show in the DVD, then click Ok. WonderFox DVD Ripper will bypass the copy protection and load the source instantly.  

Import the DVD source

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Click the format icon on the right side to open the output format menu. If you want to save the content as an ISO image or folder, go to "1:1 Quick Copy", and select "ISO" or "DVD Folder"; if you want to save it as a digital file to play on portable devices, there is a broad range of options under the "Video" tab and the "Device" tab, such as AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, iPhones, Huawei Phones, PS4, Xbox, and so forth.

Here we select ISO image.

Create backup from disc

Step 3. Export the File

Click the three-dots button on the bottom and specify the destination for saving the file so that you will be able to find it easily later. After that, click Run. Thanks to the support for hardware acceleration, the whole process speed can be boosted up dramatically.

You can proceed on recording the ISO image into a new disc with the “Write image file to disc” function of ImgBurn or store the DVD backup on PC. As you can see, it only involves three steps to copy protected DVDs in WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. The optimized presets and DVD copy ability help you save time and efforts.

Export the file

In Summary

Can ImgBurn copy protected DVDs? Unfortunately, it is incapable of doing that, but there are many good selections you can make use of to deal with a copy protected DVD. Particularly, you can try WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to backup DVDs effortlessly.

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