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How to Convert DVDs to Digital Files with High Quality

DVD is fading away...

TV binge-watchers and movie fans have changed the way they enjoy videos from in-home DVD player & TV combo to on-the-go mobiles. Discs becomes a hot potato with the emerge of streaming service and the removal of DVD drive from computers and game consoles. Then how to handle your overstocked DVD discs?

Making digital copies gives DVD a second life

If you don't want to leave your DVDs idle to gather dust and become obsolete and would like to prolong DVD life span, it's time to throw the physical discs away and embrace the digital trend. After you backup your DVD collection to MP4, H.264, ISO, HEVC, video, you can:

  • • Freely watch DVD movies on Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, iPhone, Android, PC/Mac or upload digital DVD copies to web or cloud services.
  • • Get rid of DVD won't play on PC problem due to faulty DVD player, different regions, wrong connection, TV settings, etc. 
  • • Easily access the MP4, ISO, movie videos on the hard drive anytime and anywhere without the hassle to bring piles of discs or disk drives.
  • • Save a digital copy in case the discs are damaged or the disc drives are gone...

Why not convert DVD to digital during the coronavirus quarantine? We'll introduce the best DVD to digital converter that offers no quality loss & high compatibility with NAS, Plex, TV, hard drive, mobiles, etc.

Create digital copies from DVDs
Create digital copies from DVDs

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Free movies from physical discs to digital video formats for easier playback on mobiles, Plex, NAS, Xbox, computer, hard drive, etc. Turn all Disney DVDs, new & old discs, protected/region-code DVD, and family discs to digital. Get the DVD ripper and convert as many DVDs as you need without limits. No $2-$5 fee each conversion. No internet required.

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Part 1: Disc to Digital Services sound good, really?

Google results may recommend services like Vudu or Movies Anywhere to convert physical DVD collections to digital files. Simply get an account > download the app on mobiles/desktop > scan the barcodes > pay for the convert (check for detailed steps to digitize a DVD). Sounds easy. But there are a few caveats you should know.

  1. Another $2-$5 required each disc to video copy. Think if you have a large DVD library of thousands of titles.
  2. Can't convert all DVDs into digital. First, only DVDs from partnering studios are compatible with D2D. E.g., you can't convert Disney DVDs to digital files with Vudu. Second, D2D services don't "convert" discs, it provides a digital copy instead if it's in their library. That means you can't convert any homemade DVDs.
  3. No control on the output quality. Sometimes there is SD version available only and you can't do anything to improve the quality.
  4. No physical ownership. Some services allow you to download the converted DVD video for viewing offline, but you don't really own it. You cancel the membership, you lose the movies.
  5. Data Throttling. Online DVD to digital converter services provide digital files via the internet connection, which can be capped soon.
  6. Region limitations. The major D2D services are open to the US only. Other regions can't take advantage of them.
  7. Intricate errors. The process can be fraught with issues that are difficult to deal with, for example, can't find any titles in the cart, location doesn't match billing address, can't read barcode, operation timeout, etc.

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In a word, disc to digital services are a good choice for those who would like to digitize relatively small and new DVD collection. You may want a program to create high-quality disc to digital copy without extra fee each time, full control on the output video, and freedom to use the digital copies anywhere. Keep reading.

Part 2: How to Convert DVD to Digital Files without Quality Loss

To make a full video copy of a disc without limits, try the reliable DVD ripper - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

  • Convert disc to digital copies MP4, MKV, AVI, HEVC, MOV, ISO image, etc. in 1:1 ratio with full subtitles, audio tracks, native resolutions.
  • Digitize DVD discs for NAS, Plex, TV, phones, tablets, hard drive, PC/Mac, YouTube, iTunes, cloud, etc. with high quality & small size.
  • Remove ads/trailers, select subtitles/languages, improve quality, adjust settings (resolution, frame rate, 4:3/16:9 aspect ratio, etc.)
  • Convert DVDs protected by all region codes (1-6), CSS, AACS (2.0), RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, etc., transfer Disney DVDs to digital, copy old DVDs, homemade discs, scratched/damaged DVDs, without DVD not reading, no disc found, DVD analyze failure errors.
  • No.1 fast DVD to digital conversion - Level-3 Hardware Acceleration delivers 5x faster speed (digitize the main title in 5 minutes only).

Now let's get started to convert DVD disc to digital file in MP4, H.264, HEVC, MKV, AVI, ISO, etc.

Download and install the DVD disc to digital converter on PC (10 or earlier) or Mac (Big Sur or earlier). No internet required for the conversion.
Free download Windows version
Free download Mac version

Step 1: Load the source DVD disc.

Run this DVD digital converter, click "DVD Disc" button and the movie info will load. It will auto check the right movie title even the tricky Disney DVDs.

transcode DVD Disc to Digital copies
Transfer DVD Disc to Digital copies

Step 2: Set the output digital video file format.

In the pop-up output profile window, you can see all popular formats devices divided into various categories.

Which is the best format for DVD Disc to Digital?

  • To save a digital copy of DVDs on the computer, you can backup DVD disc to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV (Windows 10 already supported);
  • To play DVD movie on Apple TV/iPhone/iPad/Mac and other Apple devices, choose to digitize DVD to MP4, MOV, M4V;
  • To watch DVDs on Android/Xbox/PS4, convert DVD to MP4, H.264, 3GP, WebM, MKV;
  • To copy DVD to hard drive or storage medium with all intact DVD videos/audios/subtitles, copy DVD to ISO files or VIDEO_TS folder.

The most commonly-used DVD movie digital format is MP4, owing to its wide compatibility, good compression and excellent quality. So here we take DVD to MP4 as an example. Click under the directory: General Profiles - MP4 Video. Then click "OK".

Digitize DVD to MP4
Convert DVD Disc to Digital in MP4

Step 3: Start the DVD disc to digital conversion.

Click "Browse" to set a folder to store the converted files from DVD, and "RUN" to begin converting DVD to MP4 digital copy. If you meet problems in the DVD conversion, choose 'Safe Mode' to rip any DVD smoothly.

Before creating a digital copy of DVD movie, you can click the Settings icon to adjust the video/audio settings, for instance, adjust output file bit rate,  aspect ratio, frame rate, sample rate, etc.. You can also click "Edit" to add subtitles, adjust the volume, crop & expand the video to remove black bars, trim the video to rip episode from DVD if the TV series are combined into a single file.

Video Tutorial to Turn DVD to Digital Format with High Quality

Part 3: Why Is WinX the Best Method for Disc-to-Digital Task?

You Can Convert Protected DVD to Digital Faster with Higher Quality

When creating DVD digital copies, can users convert old/protected disc to digital files without error, can the digital copies deliver the same pleasant playback and can the DVD to digital transfer done fast are the most concerned factors. That's why DVD ripping software is better than Disc-to-Digital services.

No.1 decrypting ability

WinX DVD Ripper will digitize almost all DVDs regardless of the encryption or release date. So you can digitize any DVDs you throw at it, without being limited to the library like Vudu. Furthermore, it gets monthly upgrades to support the latest DVD encryptions that 95% of the tools on the market fail to handle. You can digitize protected DVDs without errors like Handbrake No valid title found, not showing title, crashes/quit...

No.1 DVD digitizing speed

Thanks to the multi-core CPU, Hyper-Threading tech and advanced Level-3 Hardware Acceleration tech based on Intel QSV, NVIDIA (CUDA) NVENC and AMD, it has the fastest DVD to digital converting speed. That's about 5x faster than others. On an advanced computer, it needs 5 minutes only to copy a DVD to digital mp4/mpeg.

No.1 output quality

The ISO image option is for those who want 100% quality reserved. For other digital videos, users will get about 98% output quality. This is guaranteed by its DVD copy, high quality engine, and deinterlacing techs. The Safe Mode is a proven option to not only eliminate any converting problem but also avoid any quality errors like stutters, dropped frame rates, video/audio out of sync, blocky image, etc.

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Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.
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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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