How to rip DVDs to hard drive? How to rip DVDs to computer? You might never think of such questions because you always enjoy your favorite DVD movies on your DVD player and it is definitely a great joy! But some people might have this concern:
I am going on a long trip soon, and would like to be able to watch my movies on my laptop while I am gone. How do I go about putting my DVD's on my hard drive so that I can watch them with Windows Media Player?
Problem comes, right? Now you need to consider how to rip DVDs to hard drive. Here, we say rip DVDs to hard drive, not copy DVDs to hard drive. Why?
Keep 100% original video/audio/subtitles within only 5 mins!
Almost all DVD movies are encrypted with CSS copy protection. Decryption keys are stored in the normally inaccessible lead-in area of the disc. You'll usually get an error if you try to copy the contents of an encrypted DVD to a hard drive. However, if you have used a software player to play the movie, it will have authenticated the disc in the drive, allowing you to copy without error, while the encryption keys will not be copied. If you try to play the copied VOB files, the decoder will request the keys from the DVD-ROM drive and you will fail to copy with an error message "Cannot play copy-protected files".
Now that it doesn't work to directly copy DVDs to hard drive, using DVD rip software is the best way to put DVDs to computer. Then we need to think about the question raised at the beginning of this article - how to rip DVDs to hard drive with DVD ripping software? Here we'd like to take WinX Free DVD Ripper for example to introduce the steps.
WinX DVD Ripper is free DVD ripping software that facilitates ripping the content of a DVD to computer hard drive and converting to other popular video formats, such as rip DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, MPEG1/2, etc.
It offers powerful yet easy-to-use functions, excellent video/audio quality, and fast ripping speed. This free DVD ripping software also has the ability to decrypt DVDs, remove copy preventions, and make disks unrestricted and region-free.
* Download and install WinX DVD Ripper
* Insert a DVD to be ripped into your PC's DVD drive.
WinX DVD Ripper is totally free to download and use. No watermark. No time limits. No functions reserved. Because of the tiny size, it is very fast to launch. And since many DVDs contain 6-8 GB of files, you must ensure that the hard drive has sufficient free space to store the DVD before ripping.
Step 1. Run WinX DVD Ripper and load DVD by clicking "DVD Disc" button.
Step 2. Choose the Output Video Format/Device
After loading DVD, the DVD's information, such as title, subtitle, duration, output etc., will be shown in the file list. There are many output video formats for you to choose, like "to MP4", "to MPEG", "to WMV", "to FLV", "to MOV", "to Music" etc.
Step 3. Select the Destination Folder
Click "Browse" button in output setting area, select a destination folder in the dialog box that opens, and then click OK.
Step 4.Click "Start" icon to begin the ripping. (You will be updated on the progress).
From above, you may find that with this free DVD ripping software, it would be a piece of cake to rip and copy DVDs to hard drive.
The software developer only advocates ripping DVDs to hard drive for personal use and suggests referring to DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so. Still have some trouble about how to rip DVD to hard drive with WinX DVD Ripper? Please feel free to Mail Us >>