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Digitize DVD - Store Thousands of 1:1 Digital Titles in A Hard Drive

During the heyday of DVDs, a high number of movie fans have made a massive investment in physic discs. And some are continuing investing for nostalgia reasons. But now many of them are asking one question - "how to convert my DVD collection to digital files?" Since home entertainment is making its way onto portable devices, film buffs are looking for a way to have physic DVDs fit into the digital era. Well, how to digitize DVD?

Way 1 Use WinX DVD Ripper to Digitize DVD Movies

For many people WinX DVD Ripper is the best DVD digitizing software thanks to the following features.

  1. Digitize DVD library to MP4, H.264, AVI, MOV, and more mainstreaming formats with 98% original quality. Digital copy will be 40%-95% smaller than the source DVD.
  2. 1:1 Clone DVD to ISO image, Video_TS folder with 100% original quality.
  3. Support old & new DVDs even if they're copy protected with region codes, CSS, RCE, Disney X-project DRM, other protections.
  4. Flexibly select/add subtitles, audio tracks, remove ads, split long homemade DVDs, adjust video settings (aspect ratio, resolutions, etc.)...
  5. 5 minutes only is required to create a digital copy thanks to the Level-3 Hardware Acceleration (Intel QSV & Nvidia NVENC). 5X faster than similar program.

Now let's free download WinX DVD Ripper to digitize DVDs for mobiles, TVs, NAS, travels, etc.

Please DO NOT use WinX DVD Ripper to rip rental DVDs.
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How to Digitize DVD Collections to MP4 Video with WinX DVD Ripper

DVD digitizing requires clicks only. Even none tech-savvy users can do it fast and easily. Now follow our guide to digitize DVD for storing/playing on hard drives, iPhone, iPad, Android mobiles, Plex, NAS, TVs, PC, Mac, cloud storage, websites, etc.

To begin with, free download and install WinX DVD Ripper. Enter a license code after you launch it. (get a free license code>>):

For Windows (Windows 10 and earlier)
For macOS (Big Sur and earlier)

Step 1: Load the DVD you want to digitize.

  1. Insert the DVD into a built-in or external DVD drive.
  2. Click the Disc button to import the DVD. It will automatically remove any DVD copy protections and detect the right main movie title. Of course, you can select title manually.
Select a DVD title to digitize
Select a DVD title to digitize

Step 2: Select an output format for your digital copy.

The software will bring you to the output format window. Just select a format you want. If you don't know which is the best video format for archiving home movies, see details below.

  1. To save a 100% same digital copy on the hard drive, computer, or other storage devices, choose DVD to ISO image profile.
  2. To digitize DVD collections for easier playback on iDevices, Mac, iTunes, iMovie, other Apple products, choose MOV, MP4, or corresponding device profile.
  3. To convert DVD to digital copy freely for PC, Windows Media Player, Xbox, other Windows-oriented platforms, you can select AVI or MP4.
  4. To have the perfect balance between size and quality, select H.264 MP4.
  5. To have the widest compatibility with mobiles, players, TV, NAS, Plex, etc., convert DVDs to H.264 (MP4) format.
  6. To get the main movie only and want to convert DVDs fast, backup DVD main title to MPG.

In this post, we select MP4 as an example to show you how to digitize DVD collection.

Digitize DVD to MP4
Convert DVD collection to digital files

Step 3: Start digitizing DVDs.

Click the RUN button to start to make digital copies of DVDs. The hardware acceleration will speed up the digitizing and finish the task in minutes (its fast speed is the ideal choice for digitizing a large DVD library). After that, you can store the DVDs on the hard drive, transfer the digital copy to mobiles, stream the digitized DVD video on TV, upload DVD to cloud, etc.

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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.

Way 2 Use VUDU Disc to Digital Service

VUDU has a totally different approach to digitize DVD. Instead of inserting DVD into DVD drive, you will be required to scan the barcode on your DVD case. And unlike WinX DVD Ripper allows unlimited conversions, VUDU let's you convert up to 100 discs only per year. You can check a detailed comparison between VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper in our old post.

How to Use VUDU Disc to Digital?

Before any further, you should go to and check if your movie title is supported or not.

If you're going to digitize DVD on Android, you should:

  1. Download VUDU app from the app store.
  2. Sign in. No account? Sign up now.
  3. Select Disc to Digital and grant the app access.
  4. Scan the barcode on your DVD case and then choose a quality to convert. DVD to SD charges $2, while DVD to HDX charges $5.

If you're going to digitize DVD on iPhone iPad, you should:

  1. Visit on your iOS device click Convert Disc.
  2. Login in or sign up.
  3. Allow app permissions.
  4. Scan and convert.
VUDU disc to digital
VUDU disc to digital


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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