Free Backup DVD to Seagate Terabyte Drive

Based on the statistics from DVD forum, there are over 70% DVD owners like to copy their DVD discs to various devices to make digital copies of DVD videos.Why so many people prefer making DVD copy in their spare time? It is obvious that the DVD discs are fragile and hard to preserve, and with a DVD copy, you will never worry about your treasured discs being broken, damaged or even stolen. Besides, DVDs can only be played with DVD players or some Blu-ray disc players on TV or computer. When you want to playback DVD videos on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones, or laptops, DVD backup is needed to solve this dilemma.

Why Backup DVD videos to Seagate Terabyte Drive?

Seagate Terabyte Drive provides ample storage space for your videos, which lets you backup DVD to Seagate Terabyte Drive without having to worry about running out of space. Moreover, sometimes you may need to take your video files with you on travel, the Seagate Terabyte Drive is more convenient than a great quantity of DVD discs to be taken on the move.

With all DVDs copied to Seagate Terabyte Drive, sharing your treasured movies to multifarious devices becomes more convenient, no specific DVD player required. As we all konw, to prevent from unfair or illegal use of DVD content,every commercial DVD contains one or more Copy protections, even sometimes DVD player cannot read or play their DVDs due to different region code. If you are not sure the DVD region code are compatible with the player, you may make DVD copy. So after backup DVD to Seagate Terabyte Drive, you can enjoy DVD movies with ease.

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Find Proper DVD ripper and Start Your DVD Backup Trip.

Once you decide to backup DVD to Seagate Terabyte Drive, the most important step when making DVD copy is finding a free DVD ripper. Actually,while some DVD rippers will cost you $50 to $100 USD, there are lots of free DVD rippers in the market, and you may be confused about which one to choose. In this article, I have collected my favorite free DVD rippers: Free DVDAid , Handbrake and BDMagic, and all of them do a great job at ripping DVDs.

1. Free DVDAid(Windows /Mac)

Pavtube Free DVDAid is a free DVD ripper to copy DVD disc, DVD folder, and DVD ISO/IFO file to MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV, H.264 and more video formats without any quality loss. And it largely accelerates DVD copy speed from one format to another by using H.264 codec by fully taking advantage of NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP). Futhermore, you can select your desired language as your subtitle of output videos freely. Also, you can select forced subtitle which enables you to see subtitles only when the language that the actors are speaking is different from your selected subtitle language. Also, you are allowed set video/audio codec, video display ratio, bitrate, frame rate and more to extend great DVD experience just by clicking" settings" button before strat DVD backup..

Step 1: Insert DVD into DVD-Rom, launch the Free DVDAid, import DVD sources by clicking "File" button.

Step 2: Choose output format and folder by clicking "Format" and "Output" drop-down lists.

Step 3: Start DVD backup to Seagate Terabyte Drive by clicking "Convert" button.

If you are a Mac user, you can download the Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac.

You may need a guide of Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac, click here: Guide of Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac.

Pavtube Free DVDAid can meet your basic needs when making DVD copy into some common video formats including MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV, H.264.etc, however, if you want to get 3D, 4K and H.265 MP4 formats, you may need the help of Pavtube DVDAid. Click here to learn more difference between Free DVDAid and DVDAid.

2. Handbrake(Windows/Mac)

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Handbrake can rip DVD to MKV and MP4 videos with H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2 codecs and has preset profiles optimized for iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. However, Handbrake supports inputting any DVD or Blu-ray discs which is not copy-protected, which means removal of copy protection from DVDs is not supported. However, most DVDs you buy from the store or Internet have copy protection.

Step 1: Import DVDs by clicking "Source" icon.

Step 2: Clicking "Title" to open the drop-down list for choosing which chapter you want to rip, then head to "Container" to choose MKV or MP4 output. Lastly, clicking the "Browse" button to choose the folder you want to save your generated MP4 or MKV files.

Step 3: Click the "Start" button to copy DVD to Seagate Terabyte Drive.

Some friends who use Mac find that we can rip protected DVDs with Handbrake by installing libdvdcss, an open-source library that can circumvent the Content Scramble System (CSS) used on DVDs. However, standard commercial DVDs have various DVD encryption includes CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc. The libdvdcss only can remove CSS and some region codes from DVDs when making DVD copy, which is a little deficient.

Want Mac version, turn to Handbrake for Mac.

Click here to read more information about Free DVDAid & Handbrake: Free DVDAid vs Handbrake.

3. BDMagic(Windows/Mac)

Pavtube BDMagic has an interface similar to Free DVDAid’s. It contains all the functions of Free DVDAid. But BDMagic supports more high definition formats, such as H.265/HEVC, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MPEG, MOV, MKV,VOB, M2TS. What’s more, it can create 3D movies from DVDs with high audio and video quality. Same as Free DVDAid, by taking advantage of NVIDIA CUDAtechnology and AMD APP technology, the DVD copy speed can be increased up to 6 times faster than ever before. Different from Handbrake, Pavtube BDMagic can automatically check the main title of DVD after importing disc while Handbrake need you to find and check the main title by yourself. Both feature will save you a lot of time when making DVD copy to Seagate Terabyte Drive.

Step 1: Insert DVD into DVD-Rom, launch the BDMagic, import DVD sources by clicking "File" button.

Step 2: Choose output format and folder by clicking "Format" and "Output" drop-down lists.

Step 3: Start DVD copy to Seagate Terabyte Drive by clicking "Convert" button.

Want Mac version, please turn to: Pavtube BDMagic for Mac. You may want to learn more about best free DVD ripper for Mac.

Note: Which output format you choose depends on what video format that your devices supports. Before choosing the output format, please confirm the video formats your devices support. For example, if you have popular VR headsets, the 3D MKV or 3D MP4 may be better choices. Then you can find that only BDMagic supports this output format in the next graph.

Take a look at their main features to see which one is more suitable for you:

Free DVDAid
support common DVD input

support copy protected DVD input


full disk copy/ directly copy
preview videos
snap shot
automatically select the main DVD title
NVIDIA CUDA/AMD APP acceleration
forced subtitles
output MP4 video
output 4K, 3D, H.265/HEVC or M2TS video
output common audio
ability of DVD decryption
user interface
friendly & easy to use
friendly & easy to use
conversion speed
6X faster conversion speed
6X faster conversion speed
output format variety
output quality
help & support
email, skype, telephone, forum & other social networks
email, skype, telephone, forum & other social networks

From the comparison between Free DVDAid , Handbrake and BDMagic, we can find that there are still many places Free DVDAid and Handbrake can’t catch up BDMagic. The ability of DVD decryption, conversion speed, output format variety and quality of Handbrake are not in comptition with Free DVDAid and BDMagic. Also, when making DVD copy to Seagate Terabyte Drive, we can easily find the interface of Handbrake is a little complicated while newbies can navigate their options and customization tools easily by Free DVDAid and BDMagic without any instruction. Futhermore, Free DVDAid and BDMagic provide users a lifelong after-sale service via email, skype and telephone, all of thses tools are more timely than forum provided by Handbrake.

No matter which DVD ripper you choose, please enjoy the process of free DVD copy to Seagate Terabyte Drive. Let the DVD copy to Seagate Terabyte Drive make your digital life more and more colorful. Anyhow, hope this article can help you fast choose a suitable and professional DVD ripping tool to backup DVD to Seagate Terabyte Drive smoothly.

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