2021 DVD Archiving Guide: How to Store DVDs Digitally
"I have a large DVD collection consisting of about 400 DVDs. I am wondering how I can store my DVDs digitally, because the cumbersome collection takes up a huge portion of my tiny apartment."
As DVD player gradually out of the market and sharply decreasing DVD drive on computer, storing DVDs digitally has been an irresistible trend to save storage space, avoid DVD rot/scratches, and make DVD movies accessible anytime anywhere. So, how to dispose your old DVDs and store them digitally?
Firstly, you need to digitize DVDs with a piece of DVD ripping software. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a good choice of converting DVD discs to digital files, because it can recognize the widest range of DVDs, rip DVDs at the fastest speed, and deliver quality as same as the original's.
Free Download WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to Make Digital Copy of Your DVD Collection.
Please DO NOT use WinX DVD Ripper to rip rental DVDs.
How to Digitize DVDs with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?
▶ Insert DVD into the DVD drive of your computer. If your computer doesn't have built-in optical drive, you can connect an external DVD drive to your computer as the workaround.
▶ Install WinX DVD ripping software and launch it.
Step 1: Load your DVD into the ripper by clicking "DVD Disc" button.
Then, it will perform DVD scanning immediately. WinX DVD Ripper can read virtually any DVD you import without hassle, be it a home-made DVD or a commercial disc encrypted with CSS, UOPs, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-Project or other digital rights management (DRM) and encryption system.
Step 2: Select an output format based on your own needs.
WinX DVD Ripper provides 350+ output profiles to meet different user needs.
▶ If you want to preserve everything on a DVD, you can choose "Clone DVD to ISO Image" or "Clone DVD to Folder". Thus, you'll get a full DVD backup copy with main movie, all audio tracks, all subtitle tracks, menus and extras. Make sure you have enough space to store the full copy. Around 6-9GB is required to store a full copy of a DVD, because the file size of ISO file or DVD folder is equal to that of DVD disc.
▶ If you want to store main movie only, you can choose MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV and the like as output. It can save you much space and perfectly fit with different screens.
Step 3: Start digitizing DVD.
Simply hit "RUN" button and then this ripper will begin extracting a digital copy from the DVD. This process might take a few minutes only when Intel QSV / NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration is enabled.
Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping commercial DVDs for any illegal purpose. You're suggested to refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before doing so.
Video Tutorial: Store DVDs Digitally - Best DVD Storage Ideas for Small Space
Now, Store Your Ripped DVD Movies Digitally on Hard Drive, Cloud, NAS etc.
After ripping DVDs to digital copies, you're able to store them digitally. There are many mediums that not only store DVD with minimum storage space but also declutter DVDs for a well-organized DVD library. Here are some popular ways for storing the digital copies of your DVDs.
1. Storage devices: internal hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, etc.
2. Cloud storage: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.
3. Data storage server: NAS