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How to rip a DVD to Windows PC, USB or Mac? Easy Guide!

You may have lots of reasons to copy your DVD collection: you might want to protect your expensive DVD discs from scratching; you might want to put your DVDs to iPad Pro, Galaxy Tab S2 for watching which don’t have DVD drive; another reason might be that you want to copy DVD to USB then you can stream DVD movies on Smart TV via USB without using DVD Player. Whatever the reason, here the article is a easy guide to rip DVD to Windows PC, USB or Mac with simple 3 steps.

First, to copy DVD to Windows PC, USB or Mac, you need a DVD Ripper to remove DVD copy protection and convert DVD to other digital file for your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet/phone. Speaking of DVD ripping tool, you may be familiar with Handbrake, MakeMKV, but here we would suggest you Pavtube ByteCopy and Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.

Read: Rip DVD with MakeMKV | Rip DVD with Handbrake

The Reasons to Choose Pavtube ByteCopy

Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is the best DVD copier and DVD Ripper. Comparing with Handbrake and MakeMKV, there are lots of reason to make me choose it.

Not like Handbrake and MakeMKV, Pavtube ByteCopy not only can convert DVD to format, but also can 1:1 full copy DVD discs and directly copy DVD main title.

It can rip unprotected and protected DVD while Handbrake only handle unprotected DVD.

MakeMKV can copy DVD to lossless MKV but Pavtube ByteCopy can convert DVD to lossless MKV, multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI with multiple subtitle and audio tracks.

Apart from multi-track video, ByteCopy for Windows/Mac also can convert DVD to Windows PC, USB and Mac in SD/HD/4K MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, WMV, 3GP, H.265/HEVC, H.264, M3U8, MOV, M4V, TS, VOB, etc.

You can extract MP3, AAC, AC3, etc audio from DVD movies.

What’s more, Pavtube ByteCopy enables to you rip Blu-ray to Mac, Windows PC and USB cause it also can circumvent Blu-ray encryption including BD+, region codec, AACS up to MKB v61. You can add subtitle to Blu-ray and DVD movies and also can extract srt subtitle from Blu-ray and DVD movies.

Note: If you want to copy DVD to Windows PC and USB, you should use Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows while Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is for copying DVD to Mac and USB. The steps are the same no matter which version you are using. The following snapshots are from Mac version.

Rip a DVD to Windows PC, USB or Mac: Our easy step-by-step guide

Step 1 Add DVD movies

Insert the DVD you want to rip including protected, unprotected and online DVD rentals into your PCs optical drive and then open the DVD Ripper program. You then need to click on the “File” button located in the top left of the window.

load dvd movie for dvd copy

Step 2: Choose to copy DVD or convert DVD

Here, you have three choices:

Option-A: DVD full disc copy (also called 1:1 DVD backup) to PC, Mac and USB

Full disc copy allows you to keep the whole file structure in your DVD disc complete without any quality loss.

Click the “Copy the entire disc” button to start DVD full disc copy.

copy the entire dvd

Option-B: Directly copy (also called DVD main movie copy) to PC, Mac and USB

If you hate the extras in the DVD, you can try copying DVD main movie only which will leave out any extras for you.

Click the format bar to follow “Copy” > “Directly Copy.”

copy dvd main movie only

Option-C: Rip DVD to multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV/AVI

Pavtube ByteCopy also allows you to preserve multi-track information when you choose DVD to multi-track MKV/MP4/AVI/MOV.

Click the format bar to pick the proper multi-track output format under “Multi-track Video” option.

convert dvd to multi-track mkv mov mp4 avi

Step 3: Start to copy DVD to PC, Mac and USB

If you choose the second or third way to copy DVD movie, you need to hit the “Convert” button in bottom right corner to start DVD main movie copy or DVD to multi-track MKV, MP4, MOV and AVI conversion on Mac.

Both DVD full disc copy, main movie copy and DVD to multi-track conversion will maintain and preserve multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitle tracks, and chapter markers without quality loss.

You can follow this way to rip DVD to Windows PC, too. After ripped DVD, you can play DVD movies with QuickTime, Windows Media Player on Windows PC and Mac. You also can choose to copy DVD to USB Flash Drive then to stream DVD movies on Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, etc via USB port.

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