If you want to:

• Rip the DVD disc to computer hard drive for directly playing your DVD movie, backup, etc.

• Copy the DVD to external hard drive for freeing up the storage or more flexible playback.

Then, you can't miss this easy guide.


With large DVD collection, we usually feel hard to manage and keep, due to the reasons like no enough space, or fear of get scratched, etc. So, digitizing the DVD and copy DVD to hard drive becomes a good method to keep DVD movie. And today, we will show you how to rip DVD to hard drive with only 3 easy steps. Keep on reading.


Before the Guide: Is it Possible to Copy DVD to Hard Drive Directly

Usually, there are two types of DVD disc: commercial DVD disc and home-made DVD disc.

You can copy the content from home-made DVD to hard drive directly. But, you can't copy the commercial DVD to computer directly.

This is because there are many kinds of DRM copy protection in commercial DVD disc, like Content Scrambling System (CSS), Region Code, Region Code Enhanced (RCE), user operation prohibition (UOP),etc.


So, to rip the protected DVD disc, we must get help from a DVD ripper.


How to Rip DVD to Hard Drive with 4 Steps

At first, we would like to introduce a DVD ripper for you - VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper. As its name suggested, this program has the ability to rip both DVD and Blu-ray disc. The DVD ripping feature is excellent than other similar program on the market.


The whole interface is simple and intuitive. So, it is easy for everyone to handle the conversion. With over 300 output format and presets, you can convert the DVD to any compatible format with your computer, smart phone, or other portable devices. Moreover, the conversion speed is 6X faster than usual with the latest GPU acceleration technology.

Download the trial version and check the powerful features by yourself.

Step 1. Insert the DVD Disc to Drive

To use a DVD ripper tool, you need to insert your DVD to your computer drive that can reads DVD disc. Get a external DVD drive if your computer don't the built-in drive.


Step 2. Open VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper and Import DVD

Install the DVD ripper and open it. Now find the "Load Disc" button to import your DVD content. It will take few minutes to finish the loading process.

Load DVD Disc

Step 3. Select Your Desired Format

Now click the drop-down icon on the output format section. To put DVD to your computer drive, you need to select a format that compatible with your media player.

To copy DVD to external hard drive, you can select the most popular format - MP4, MKV, MOV as the output format, as these formats can be compatible with almost all devices.

Select Output Format

Step 4. Start Ripping DVD to Your Hard Drive

If you do not have other settings that need to change, just click the "Convert" button to start ripping.

Tip: It's able to change the destination folder and other video/audio setting by clicking "Settings" icon.

Rip DVD to Hard Drive

Besides the program itself, the conversion speed also depends on the length of DVD disc and your computer performance. It will take some time to finish the whole process of ripping a DVD disc. But this is the most easiest method to copy DVD to hard drive. Now, VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper still offers a free trial version, why not download to have a try?