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[Solved] How to Fix VLC Won't Rip DVD Problem on PC/Mac?

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If you come across VLC won't rip DVD problem, find causes and the easiest way out.

1. I'm trying to convert a DVD with VLC, but it generates a weird error message that says DVDRead could not open the disk. It's especially weird as VLC plays the DVD fine... If anyone can offer any help that will be great!

2. I'm following the instructions from How-To Geek: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/2696/how-to-rip-dvds-with-vlc/, and anytime I click "start", it just shuts out and looks like how it does when you first open VLC, no special recording or streaming message or moving anything.
Did this have something to do with the DRM or something, doesn't it....

3. When I insert a newer movie DVD and open VLC, I get this error Playback failure: DVDRead could not read -1/4 blocks at 0x7c0. File reading failed: VLC could not open the file "vlc:quit". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'vlc:quit'. Check the log for details.

There must be piles of users who have ripped DVD with VLC. However, ripping DVD with VLC will not always run well. When you encounter "VLC won't rip DVD" matter, just follow the guides below.

How to fix VLC won't rip DVD - Check the steps and other settings

• Let's check the VLC ripping DVD steps first in case it's your misoperation that leads to VLC won't rip DVD:

Step 1: Open Disc (in Media option) -> Choose Disc device and the DVD Title/Chapter to find out the correct title with full movie content -> Play

how to rip DVD with VLC easily
Steps to rip DVD with VLC

Step 2: Convert/Save (also in Media option) -> Select Disc device and DVD Title/Chapter again at Disc window -> Convert/Save

Step 3: Do DVD ripping settings, like choosing profile (MP4, WebM, TS, OGG, H.264, MPEG, HD, Android, Audio etc.), destination folder and deinterlace.

Step 4: All things done, click "start" to beging the VLC ripping DVD to video/audio.

Related: How to Free Rip DVD to MP4 with VLC on PC/Mac

If all steps are right and VLC still cannot rip DVD, do the following troubleshooting tips:

• Take the DVD disc out of the DVD-ROM drive and put it in again, or alter a DVD disc to have a try.
• Restart your Windows PC or Mac OS X.
Reset VLC to default settings, or unistall and reinstall the VLC player, better the latest version (currently V.2.2.0).

If those troubleshooting steps all fail to work, it means you should find other ways to fix VLC won't rip DVD problems, be it a certain one or a pile of DVDs.

Also read: How to Play DVD on VLC and Fix DVD Not Playing Error.

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rip DVD with VLC alternative
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WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can help you:
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Donna Peng

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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