With the growth of streaming services like Netflix, DVD sales are slipping. It’s safe to assume that before too long they’ll have gone the same way as VHS and audio cassettes. Once that happens, DVD players themselves won’t be far behind. Before we reach that point, it would be prudent to copy all your DVDs onto your PC hard drive since modern PC hard drives are now so large that there’s no need to worry about running out of storage space.
Also, there are many other reasons why you might want to copy DVD movie and store it on your PC hard drive. You might want to watch DVD movies on your iPad or tablet (which do not have DVD drives); or your DVD collection is bulging and you want to free up some room in your house. Whatever the reason, here’s how to copy DVD to PC Hard Drive.
Choosing Your Software
There are lots of options out there, but I prefer Pavtube DVDAid. Not only can it rip DVDs – even those that have been region-locked or copy-protected, but it’s also the leading tool for converting the DVD files for use on a huge range of smartphones, tablets, media players and smart TVs. It can handle all the most recent encryption technologies, including DVD CSS, RCE and Disney X-Project DRM, and it’s updated continuously to handle any new protection schemes.
Don’t think that Pavtube DVDAid just does the same works as other DVD rippers. This software provides user the various video editing features, user can make the special video for watching or upload Youtube for share. Want to know more information? Please read this review.
How to Copy DVD to PC Hard Drive with Pavtube DVDAid
Pavtube DVDAid is fully compatible with Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 and also arrives with a Mac version to support macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, etc. Make sure that you have downloaded the right version and then follow the guide to copy DVD to PC Hard Drive.
Step 1: Import DVD disc
Insert the DVD you want to copy to PC Hard Drive into DVD drive. Launch Pavtube DVDAid and click "File">"Load from Disc" button. This software can detect the DVD mian title automatically.
Step 2: Select an output format
Click on ‘Format" bar lower on the left, then there is a list of formats for you to choose. Click a category and then select a format under this category as output format, for example "Common Video"> "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)".
Step 3: Set a destination folder
Click "Browse" button to define a new folder on PC hard drive to save the ripped DVD movie files.
Step 4: Start copying DVD to PC Hard Drive
Click "Convert" button and a dialogue box appears showing how it processes. After the DVD is copied to PC Hard Drive, click "Open" to get the output files. That’s it!