DVD is not as popular as old days. Even if you have some DVDs, you may prefer to rip DVD and save the DVD videos to computer, thus you don't need to bring fragile bulky DVDs with you. Obviously, it is only one of many reasons for saving DVD to computer. Other reasons include: save DVD to computer for burning a new DVD later, flexible playback on computer or mobile devices, back up precious movie collections, free up some room in your house, and so on. Whatever the reason, this article will deliver the best two solutions to save DVD to computer. No matter who you are, a freeware seeker or a specialist software follower, a home-made DVD owner or a copy-protected DVD holder, a beginner or a tech geek, you will get a satisfactory answer here.
Apart from open source DVD rippers like HandBrake, there are many top-notch commercial DVD rippers in the market, among which WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the most popular one for Windows and Mac, including Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and 10.11 El Capitan. Not only support for saving home-made DVD to computer, it is also skilled at ripping and saving any copy-protected DVD in AVI, WMV, MP4, MPEG, H.264, MOV, FLV, MKV (only available on Mac version), 3GP, and other mainstream formats on PC and Mac. Meanwhile, it also enables users to copy and save DVD as ISO image file and DVD folder to computer. Other highlights include: 320+ output formats, 350+ preloaded profiles, fast DVD ripping speed owing to advanced technologies, superb video audio quality, rich video audio parameter settings, etc. Have some DVDs locked by DVD CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney X-project DRM, or other schemes? Follow the guide below to remove the DVD copy protections and save DVD videos on PC/Mac computer.
Step 1. Insert target DVD to DVD-ROM and click "DVD Disc" button located at the top left of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to load the DVD.
Step 2. Choose an output profile. Only a few seconds later, this tool can load the DVD, detect the main title and meanwhile pop up the output profile window for you to choose which format you want to save as on computer.
Step 3. Hit "Browse" to define which destination folder you want to save the DVD video to.
Step 4. Click "RUN" to begin ripping and saving copy-protected DVD movie to computer right now.
Note: The software developer only advocates ripping DVDs for personal use and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.
To sum up, HandBrake could be an option for saving unencrypted DVD to computer if you don't mind the limited output formats/presets and unexpected errors. But if you want to have an easy-to-follow yet feature-rich DVD ripper for both home-made and commercially copy-protected DVDs, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can be the best way out.
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