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How to Copy DVD to External Hard Drive

By Tony Moton

March 12, 2018

"I'm going out for business and would like to watch my DVD movies during my free time, how can I do to play them without DVD Drive? Are there any solutions to help to create my DVD videos on demand without occupying too much storage of my devices?"


People always want to enjoy DVDs, but find it hard to play them anywhere they go since DVDs can only be played on devices with DVD drive. To create DVD videos on demand, it would be better to convert them into digital formats and preserve them. Using external hard drive is a good choice because it can store videos with large size to free the storage space of your devices. And this article will recommend you the best way to copy DVD contents to external hard drive.


CONTENTS


Part 1. Why People Prefer to Copy DVD Contents to External Hard Drive

The reasons why most people prefer copying DVD contents to external hard drive is listed below:

1. In order to watch DVD movies on mobiles on the way home or at anytime they want;

2. For saving DVD storage. External hard drive usually has a giant storage space. It's a better choice to save and classify DVD files by copying DVD to external hard drive;

3. For easier playback. To backup DVD to external hard drive like USB as a collection;

4. DVD playing feature isn't available on some devices without disc drive or DVD player.


Hence, some people would try to rip DVD contents and copy them to external hard drive for saving.


But how?


Part 2. Best Tool to copy DVD to External Hard Drive-TuneFab DVD Ripper

When it comes to "Copy", actually, you would fail to copy DVD videos to external hard drive since most DVD videos are encrypted with DRM protection which is hard to decode. Therefore, we need an efficient tool to help us rip and convert DVD to DRM-free video formats. Thus, the best DVD to external hard drive ripper-TuneFab DVD Ripper is recommended to you.


TuneFab DVD Ripper is a maneuverable DVD ripping software which is useful for helping to convert DVD contents to other video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, MP3 etc. and copy them to external hard drive. Also, TuneFab DVD Ripper has the capability to copy and rip DRM protected DVD movies freely. Moreover, it provides users with other appreciated features such as video-editing functions, 6X faster ripping speed as well as advanced parameter settings.

Part 3. How to Rip DVD to External Hard Drive trouble-free

How to rip DVD to external hard drive with TuneFab DVD Ripper? Firstly, download and install this powerful ripper. Also, ensure that you've inserted your DVDs into the computer. Then just follow the steps and do as below.


How to rip DVD to external hard drive with TuneFab DVD Ripper? Firstly, download and install this powerful ripper. Also, ensure that you've inserted your DVDs into the computer. Then just follow the steps and do as below.

Note: Free trial version is provided to both Windows and Mac users.


Step 1. Load your DVD into TuneFab DVD Ripper

Run TuneFab DVD Ripper first. Then click "Load Disc" button to import the video contents which you want to copy to external hard drive from your DVD Disc to the program. Or you can also pull down the list of "Load Disc" to load the contents from DVD folders or IFO files if needed.

Load DVD to the best DVD Ripper


Step 2. Choose the Output Format & Output Settings

After loading your DVD videos, click "Profile" to choose the output format of the converted videos. TuneFab DVD Ripper provides 300+ formats for you to select. You can choose the output formats according to which device you want to play DVD videos on. Then click on "Settings" and you are able to adjust the audio/video settings for the videos.

Profile Settings for DVD


Step 3. Select the Destination Folder

Go to "Preferences". Then click "General" > "Output Folder" > "Browse" to choose the destination folder in which your converted DVD files will be stored to prepare for transferring the files to the external hard drive.

Select the Destination Folder


Step 4. Click to Start Conversion

After selecting the output folder, just click on "Convert" and wait. The conversion will be completed within a few munites. You will then get the ripped DVD videos with high quality.

Click to Convert Your DVD


Step 5. Copy the Ripped DVD to External Hard Drive

After the conversion, you need to plug your external hard drive into your computer. Then find the output video file and move/copy them to the inserted external hard drive. You can then play the converted DVD videos at anytime, anywhere as you want.


It's fair enough to primarily choose TuneFab DVD Ripper as the best converting program to help to copy DVD videos to external hard drive. It can not only copy and rip DRM-protected DVD to common digital formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV etc., which are supported on both portable devices and external hard drive, but also rip them with original quality at 6X faster conversion speed. Thus, it's worth a try!


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