How to Copy a DVD on Windows 10 with Best Quality

Nowadays, there are numerous ways to store your media which includes local hard drives, NAS, and cloud storage, to name a few. However, DVD remains one of the most popular formats to store your precious media apparently due to its longevity and low price with high storage space ratio. Now you might start wondering how to copy a DVD on Windows 10 and above? It has been ages since you last even put your hands on a DVD. Worry not, today we will teach you how to save DVD to computer or copy a DVD to another DVD for backup in a few easy steps.

Contents

Part 1. Preparation You Need Before Copying DVD on Windows 10

Before you proceed with the guide, you will need the following hardware and software.

  1. A computer running Windows 10 and above
  2. A relatively modern CPU with iGPU or dGPU (anything after 2014 is recommended for a smooth user experience)
  3. 4GB of free disk space for one 1080p movie
  4. A video player (VLC is a great free choice)
  5. A DVD copy software

Here are the 3 best free DVD copy software on Windows 10.

Use VideoByte DVD Copy to Copy DVD to DVD/Hard Drive

VideoByte DVD Copy is a multi-platform (Windows and macOS) and lightweight DVD copier. It offers lossless DVD copying which helps you make digital or physical DVD backup at a 1:1 ratio. Also, the built-in DVD player enables you to preview the detailed information of your DVD such as the titles, chapters, audio track, and subtitles. So that you can choose the subtitle or audio track you prefer to copy. VideoByte DVD Copy provides three DVD copy modes in its intuitive UI. They supports to copy DVD to various data storage devices, burn an ISO to a new DVD, and clone the original DVD to another DVD. Moreover, the free trial it offers allows you to copy/clone up to 3 DVDs.

Pros:
1. Easy-to-use interface
2. Lossless DVD copying and burning

VideoByte DVD Copy

Rip DVD Content with Handbrake

Handbrake as a free and open-source video encoding program is always ready to copy DVD to Windows 10. It can convert most video formats, even including those produced by consumer and professional video cameras. Not only is it a powerful video converter with various preset output formats, but Handbrake also allows you to rip and convert your DVDs. However, when it comes to DRM-protected contents, Handbrake is at a loss.

Pros:

  1. Completely free

Cons:

  1. No support for DRM protected DVDs
  2. No support for cloning DVD to DVD
HandBrake

Rip DVD Content to MKV via MakeMKV

To copy DVD to Windows 10, MakeMKV is a DVD/Blu-ray ripper that supports transcoding most video formats into MKV, which is an open-source and future-proof format. Multiple video/audio tracks with complete metadata and chapters can be stored in the MKV format. Although it is free to rip DVDs, MakeMKV only offers a 30-day free trial for Blu-Ray ripping. Furthermore, as the name suggested, MakeMKV can only output files as MKV.

Pros:

  1. Free DVD ripping, even with a few DRM protected ones

Cons:

  1. Can only output files as MKV
  2. No support for cloning DVD to DVD
MakeMKV

Based on the brief reviews above, both Handbrake and MakeMKV can only rip the DVD content to MP4, MKV, or other video formats. The clone DVD option is only present at VideoByte DVD Copy and Windows 7's native DVD maker (which is no longer available in Windows 10). Hence this article will be using VideoByte DVD Copy as an example software to demonstrate how to save DVD to computer.

Tips

When copying DRM-protected content, please strictly keep it for personal use but not commercial use. If you are not certain whether your actions are legal or not, please refer to your local copyright laws.

Part 2. How to Copy DVD to Another Blank Disc on Windows 10

Step 1. Select File Source

To copy DVD on Windows 10, you need to insert your DVD into the disc drive that is connected to the computer. After that, launch VideoByte DVD Copy and you will see a concise and intuitive interface of it. Click “File ->Select Source” to choose the DVD you want to copy.

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Step 2. Select Copy Mode

After loading the DVD, VideoByte DVD Copy will automatically enter “Full Copy” mode and be ready to begin copying DVD to computer. If you wish to select specific media to copy, you can click the “Main Movie” or “Customize” to explore other options. Additionally, you can choose the Language Track or Subtitle you wish to copy.

Full Copy

For the 2-disc drive system

Step 3. Select the Blank Disc as Output Target

Now that you have selected all the files you want to copy. As you have 2 disc drives, you can directly choose “Save as DVD folder” in the “Target” drop-down menu. Then select the DVD you want to copy to as your output folder. Click “Next” to proceed.

Step 4. Customize Copy Contents

On the next page, you can choose “Remove Menu,” “Skip Menu,” “Play titles as a loop,” “Remove multi-angle,” and “Remove region code protection” in the “Options” section. The quality compress ratio will automatically be set as 100%, meaning you won’t lose any data during the copying process. Click “Start” to begin the copying process. You will have your copied DVD ready after the process.

Full Copy

For the 1-disc drive system

Step 3. Select ISO as Output Target

After you have selected all the files you want to copy, you should choose “Save as ISO” in the “Target” drop-down menu. Choose your output location, target size, and name your ISO. Click “Next” to proceed.

Step 4. Customize Copy Contents

After choosing whether to “Remove Menu,” “Skip Menu,” “Play titles as a loop,” “Remove multi-angle,” and “Remove region code protection” in the “Options” menu, click “Start” to start outputting your source DVD content as an ISO. (Don't worry about losing data during the output, the default Compress Ratio is 100%.)

Step 5. Copy ISO Output Files to a New Blank Disc

After finishing copying DVD to ISO files, you can insert a new empty disc into your disc drive, and click “File ->Select Source” in VideoByte DVD to choose the ISO you want to copy. Then adjust copy options and start burning the ISO to your new DVD.

Part 3. How to Copy DVD to Computer, Hard Drive and USB

Step 1. Select File Source

To copy DVD in Windows 10, you need to connect your DVD drive to the computer, then insert the original DVD. Launch VideoByte DVD copy and select the DVD to duplicate via going to "File ->Select Source."

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Step 2. Select Copy Mode

Then after VideoByte DVD Copy is done loading the DVD's content, it will automatically enter “Full Copy” mode and be ready to begin copying DVD to computer. There are multiple options you can optimize the content you wish to copy. Click the “Main Movie” or “Customize” to customize the length of the movie. Moreover, you can select the Language Track or Subtitle you want to copy.

Full Copy

Step 3. Choose Output Location

After personalizing all the content you want to copy, open the “Target” drop-down menu and choose “Save as ISO” or “Save as DVD Folder”, depending on your needs. Then in the popped-up windows, you can choose your output location, whether it be your computer, hard drive, or USB drive. Besides the output location, you can also modify the target size and the name of your ISO. Click “Next” to proceed.

Step 4. Customize Copy Contents and Start Burning

On the next page, in the “Options” section, you have the choice of “Remove Menu,” “Skip Menu,” “Play titles as a loop,” “Remove multi-angle,” and “Remove region code protection”. Additionally, by default, your copying will not lose any data throughout the copying phase. Click “Start” to begin the copying process.

Conclusion

Above, we discussed how to copy DVD on Windows 10 via VideoByte DVD Copy. You should already know the way to save DVD to computer or copy the DVD to a blank disc within simple steps. DVD nowadays is still one of the most nostalgic ways to store valuable memories. To keep them evergreen or digitalize them to your computer, you can choose to copy and clone them to a new DVD or backup on your computer. If you want to own the convenient and fascinating features of VideoByte DVD Copy, you can have a free trial of it now.