How To Copy A DVD To Your Computer
It is not that hard to figure ou how to copy a DVD to your computer. Basically the the only two factors you will need to be concerned with are what DVD ripping software to use and if you have enough free space on your hard drive. The rest is pretty automatic.
In order to copy a DVD to your computer, you will need:
- A DVD
- A computer with ample memory available on the hard drive
- A DVD ripping program
- The program. Before you can copy a DVD to your computer you will need some software. This one is totally up to you but there are enough quality freeware rippers available that you should not have to pay for one unless you really want to. For Windows users Acala or DVD Shrink works nicely. For Mac users try either Burn or HandBrake.
- Launch. To copy a DVD on your computer you must first launch whatever program you chose to use. Now insert your DVD and go to the DVD ripping menu and select it.
- Format. When you copy a DVD you will be offered different file formats as the output. If you let the program choose the format you will usually be able to watch it on your computer no problem. If this becomes an issue, you can always download VLC which lets you watch pretty much any format out there.
- Destination. The last big question when you learn to copy a DVD to your computer is where exactly do you want the file? Pay attention here because you won't be able to watch your DVD if you can not find it.
- Burn. After you have chosen your format and destination, it is time to let the DVD ripper do it's thing. While it burns a copy of your DVD, it will show you a progress bar and provide a time estimate.