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How to Rip a DVD to Computer Free [Newer DVDs Included]

8 Easy Steps to Rip DVD to Computer (Windows / Mac) Free with WinX DVD Ripper | Free Download

By Ary White | Last Update on Oct. 11, 2018 4:12 pm

- I have quite a few homemade DVDs that I created of our kids growing up. They seem to be easy to get backed up using regular transcoder software like HandBrake. But I also would like to copy my new DVDs I purchased lately to my Windows 10 Computer so we can later watch them on a Computer or regular TV. My TV has a USB Port. Is there any software can help me rip both old and new DVDs to computer? ----From Drannbauer

Physic disc is not the prevalent form where video and audio present any longer, at least not the final carrier. Instead, people tend to prefer computer, flash drive, external hard drive, or cloud as the storage since it will facilitate the playback of media files. Here comes software that is doomed to rip DVD to computer free.

To rip DVD means to extract the content, including part or all of movie, audio, subtitles, episodes, DVD titles or menus out of the original DVD, and save it in digital format. It has, but not limited to, the following benefits:

1. Enables to convert a DVD to MP4, MP3 and so on as normally readable video audio files.

2. Protects the original DVD from being scratched or worn off due to repeated playing in DVD player.

3. Makes digital backup so you do not have to worry about the loss or damage of original DVD.

4. Make DVDs compatible with various devices, editing apps and social network sites.

Among the free DVD to computer converter software, WinX DVD Ripper is the most professional one, because of not only its support for various types of DVDs, but also superlative GPU-based acceleration.

How to Rip a DVD to Computer (Windows 10, Windows 7, macOS Mojave) Free with WinX DVD Ripper

WinX DVD Ripper is the easiest-to-use and free DVD ripper software for converting new and old DVDs, DVD folders or ISO images onto a PC, Mac, desktop computer and the like.

Rip and Save Copy-protected DVD to Computer

Supported computer types:
Workstation computer, personal computer, desktop computer, laptop (notebooks);
iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

Supported computer brands:
Apple, Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.

Supported computer Operating Systems:
Windows: Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 | (32 & 64 bit)
Mac: Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard/Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan/macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra/macOS Mojave(10.14)

After confirming your Windows OS or macOS computer is supported by WinX DVD Ripper, you can download this free DVD to computer converter and come on stream.

Free download for Windows
Free download for Mac

Step 1. Download and install a DVD ripper on your computer.
Install free WinX DVD Ripper on your Windows 10 computer or Mac, and double click the software icon to launch it.

Step 2. Load the source DVD.
Insert your source DVD (either classic and new movie, homemade DVD, scratched disc, or exercise/workout DVD) into your DVD-ROM, tap "DVD Disc" on the top of the interface, and select the source DVD disc before clicking OK.

If you do not have the source disc or DVD-ROM, you can select "ISO Image" or "Folder" to load related DVD file from your hard drive.

Tips: You can actually ignore the options under DVD Disc File System Type, just let the default setting be.

Step 3. Auto-select the main DVD title.
In general cases, it is not necessary to convert all DVD titles. The free DVD ripper software will automatically and intelligently analyze, recognize and tick the main title, which refers to the part of titles (PTTs), the scene or the chapter(s) in which the main content of a DVD movie or video is contained.

By 90%, its automatic identification is correct. But if it is not right, or not the idea title you want to rip, you can change to another title.

DVD to Computer Free Guide

Step 4. Choose an output profile.
Choose an output format profile, like MP4 Video, iPhone Xs/Max, XR (H264), MP3, AVI Video (DivX/XviD + MP3), Android Phone / Pad and Xbox One (AVI) among all well-prepared-and-ranged profiles.

Step 5. [Optional] Edit the DVD video if necessary.
▶ Click "Edit" button on the right of the checked DVD title: you can adjust audio volume for output, choose and change subtitle track, add new subtitle file, crop the original video and trim the video length.

▶ Click the gear wheel button next to the output profile icon: you can choose video codec, change or customize frame rate, resolution, bit rate, aspect ratio, audio channels, sample rate, etc.

DVD to Computer Free Guide

▶ Merge titles: allows you to merge multiple successive or discrete titles together.

▶ Set tag: allows you to type Target Name, Artist, Genre or Comments that will be displayed in the output file or in some video player.

Step 6. Maximally use GPU and CPU on your computer.
Particularly, WinX DVD Ripper will make full use of your multi-core CPU or Intel / nVIDIA GPU for hardware acceleration.

Step 7. Choose a target folder.
Browse and choose a Destination Folder to save DVD to computer.

Step 8. Run and start ripping the DVD to your computer.
Click "RUN" button and start converting the DVD to a digital file in the format you determined. The output file will be saved in the Destination Folder of your computer you set. After minutes, you can get the converted file on your PC or Mac.

Disclaimer: The software developer only advocates ripping DVDs for personal use and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

Follow-up: [Optional] Transfer video from computer to iPhone / iPad / Android.
If you want to play the converted (digitized) DVD video or audio file on your mobile device like an iPhone, iPad or Android tablet / smartphone, you are suggested to transfer the video audio file from your computer to iPhone / iPad / Android via USB, iTunes or WinX MediaTrans.

WinX DVD Ripper - The Best Free DVD to Computer Converter

▶ Convert DVD to MP4, AVI, MOV, MP3, AAC, iPhone, Android, iPad, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4 and so on.
▶ DVD Backup Mode: Copy DVD to ISO image, DVD folder. Keep 100% original video/audio/subtitles!
▶ Provide the ultimate in speed and video quality, optimize the output file size, ease your CPU burden.

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