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Why Can't Copy Video File from DVD to Computer? How to Fix It?

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The Reason and Solution for 'Cannot Copy File from DVD'

Sometimes we need to copy the VOB video files from DVD to computer hard drive for DVD backup purpose or for editing, but we may fail to do that job.

Hi, I have one DVD* and it's impossible to copy content into my PC. I can only copy first files (ifo...) including VTS_01_1.vob but VTS_01_2 always shows "Data error (cyclic redundacy check)". Individually I can only copy VTS_01_1 and VTS_01_5 (last). Solution?

If you're experiencing a similar issue, you have come to the right place. In this article, we're going to show you why you can't copy VOB video file from DVD to computer/hard drive and how to do that successfully.

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Possible Reasons for 'Cannot Copy File from DVD to Computer/Hard Drive'

1. DVD is damaged.

If the DVD is burned by yourself or your friends, it should be unprotected so you can copy the VOB files from DVD to computer directly. But if you are unable to do that, your DVD might be damaged. Check if your DVD is in good shape or if there're some scratches.

2. DVD is copy-protected.

If the DVD is a commercial disc, it is probably copy-protected so you can't copy files from DVD to computer directly. You need to use a third-party DVD ripper to crack the copy protection first and then you can copy DVD to computer.

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Follow the steps below to copy files from a video DVD to computer.

Step 1. Insert target DVD into computer's DVD drive. Open WinX DVD Ripper and click DVD Disc button to import the DVD into this software. WinX can read the disc successfully, whether it be home-made or store-bought.

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Step 2. Choose a desired output profile from the 350+ profiles. To copy VOB files from DVD, you should go to DVD Backup profile and choose Clone DVD to Folder. The folder is called VIDEO_TS, inside which you will see VOB files, IFO files, and BUP files.

Step 3. When all settings are done, simply click RUN button. Then, WinX will start copying files from DVD to the destination folder.

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author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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