People always like to enjoy DVDs in their spare time for relaxing. Especially DVDs enthusiastic or DVD discs collectors may even try to enjoy their DVD collections on the way traveling. However, due to the heavyweight of DVD discs and DVD drives, it’s not possible to take it with you to go everywhere. At this time, making backups of DVDs to an external hard drive is a good way to head. Worst still, it’s true that copy DVDs to a digital library is not as easy as you thought. For so many reasons, DVDs can’t be ripped into digital libraries directly. If you are struggling with these issues, follow the article and keep reading, you will find a good method to help you rip DVDs with original quality efficiently.
The reasons make you can’t backup DVDs smoothly
As is known to all, homemade DVDs and DVDs without copy protections can copy and paste straightforwardly with no errors. On the contrary, those DVD discs you brought from a retail store which are produced by commercial companies are not so easy to make backups on your PC. As usual, those commercial DVD discs are protected by CSS and other encryption schemes such as Sony ARccOS, UOP, Disney X-Project DRM, etc. Only applied with the encryption technologies, DVDs can be protected from illegal commercial uses. One thing needs to be noticed that if you bought a DVD disc from region 4 but you try to playback in region 2 areas, you will fail. Because different region code controls DVDs playback in a specific area. In this case, a professional and powerful copy protections remover is needed to assist you.
A necessary tool to transfer DVDs to a hard drive
We have known it’s hard to copy and paste the whole contents of a DVD because DVDs are protected with various copy protections to avoid illegal distribution and commercial uses. Even if you successfully copy the contents to the PC directly, once open the videos you will meet other problems like viewing the contents unclearly. To save your time, the right way is to rip and convert DVDs to digital formats to build a DVD library on your hard drive for playback and backup. One thing that is good for users is that there are already many good tools in the market. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro performs well among these tools. This tool can not only transfer DVDs to a hard drive with original quality but also do a great job on DVD to portable devices conversion and editing.
Simple guidelines on how to back up DVDs to hard drive with a few clicks
With the help of this professional tool, the whole process of DVD ripping and conversion can be completed with a few clicks. Follow these step-by-step guidelines to make your own DVD library with ease. First of all, free download and install this DVD to an external hard drive converter on your PC before we start.
Step 1: Launch it. Then insert one of your DVD discs into the DVD-ROM drive of the PC. Click the “DVD Disc” icon on the intuitive UI to load the target DVD into the software.
Step 2: Press the output format icon to open the list of the output format. Then select “MP4” which is the most common and compatible with nearly all websites and devices models as the output format for backup to the external hard drive.
Step 3: Select one destination path folder to save it after conversion. Hit the “Run” button to make the DVD to external hard drive process start. After conversion is finished, transfer the MP4 videos to the hard drive via USB. That’s it.
More amazing features
1. Rip DVD disc, DVD folder, and ISO image with 1:1 quality.
2. A wild range of digital formats and handy devices support to convert to.
3. Hardware acceleration to speed up to 50X conversion speed than before.
4. Batch files conversion up to 10 files at once to save time.
5. Basic built-in video editor including crop, merge, trim, add/remove subtitles, etc.
6. Automatically remove copy protection technologies for easy backup.
It’s all about how to rip, convert and transfer DVDs to an external hard drive for backup and playback with one efficient method. Besides, make your own DVD library with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, there are more amazing features waiting for you to explore. What are you still waiting for? Free download and have a try now. Of course, if you find other good and easy methods, leave comments to let us know as usual.