With large DVD disc collection, we usually feel hard to manage and keep, due to the reasons like fear of getting scratched, losing, etc. So, digitizing the DVD to hard drive becomes a good method to keep the DVD movie. Besides this, you may have other demands for ripping DVD disc. For example, store the DVD movie on the hard drive first, then copy or stream them to different devices, or upload DVD clips to YouTube.

No matter what demands you have to rip DVD to hard drive, you cannot miss this simple guide. Today, we will show you how to rip DVD to hard drive with only 4 easy steps. Keep on reading, we will describe the operations in detail as much as we could.

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

Maybe you have already know that the whole Video_TS folder in DVD can be directly copied to the hard drive. However, when you double click to play one of the VOB files in DVD Video_TS folder, you may find the video playback is completely abnormal, just like this:

VOB File Playback is Abnormal

Don't panic, here is the explanation:

Usually, there are two types of DVD disc: commercial DVD disc and homemade DVD disc. There are many kinds of DRM copy protection in the commercial DVD disc, like content scrambling system (CSS), region code (RC), region code enhanced (RCE), user operation prohibition (UOPs), analog protection system (APS), etc. When directly play the VOB files of a commercial DVD, the DRM protection was not being removed, so the playback on your computer hard drive was pixelated.

As for the homemade DVD, you can copy its content to hard drive directly, and play the DVD video normally with some media players on the computer. However, there is a serious issue: almost no other devices, such as mobile phone and TV, support VOB.

To solve the issues above, the best way is to rip DVD to hard drive, so you can not only play the DVD on a computer, save lots of computer capacity, but also easily transmit the converted DVD movie to multiple devices. In order to rip the copy protected DVD disc, we must get help from a professional DVD ripper.

How to Rip DVD to Hard Drive with 4 Steps

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

The whole interface is simple and intuitive. So, it is easy for everyone to handle the DVD to hard drive conversion. With over 300 output format and presets, you can convert the DVD to many compatible formats with your computer, smartphone, 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.

Note: The Windows version of VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper released a new version which has big changes compared with the old version. But the new version for Mac is still under the development. That means the interface and the operation of Windows and Mac will be different.

To know the details about the new version, you can read on the article: A New Version for BD-DVD Ripper (Windows) Released! See What Changes

Step 1. Insert a DVD Disc to the DVD Drive

To use a DVD ripper tool, you need to insert your DVD to your computer DVD drive that can read DVD disc. Please get an external DVD drive if your computer does not own the built-in drive.

Step 2. Open VideoSolo DVD Ripper and Import DVD

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

Load DVD Disc

Step 3. Select Your Desired Format for Ripping DVD

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

Tips: To copy DVD to another hard drive or other devices, you can select the most popular format - MP4, as this format can be compatible with almost all devices.

Select Output Format to Rip DVD to Hard Drive

Step 4. Start Ripping DVD to Your Hard Drive

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

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 to hard drive, but this is already the easiest method. Now, VideoSolo DVD Ripper still offers a free trial version, why not download to have a try?