How to Backup a DVD with Original Structures


In this article, we show you a simple method to copy the movie from DVD disc with original structures, so that you can keep the movie from DVD disc with the original high quality.

People back up DVD to hard drive for different reasons: playing back, streaming wirelessly, or just for safe- protect the DVDs from naughty kids. There are two ways to backup a DVD disc. One is to backup DVD in other formats, such as  H.264MKVQuickTime, MOVH.265(HEVC), etc. The other one is to backup DVD in original formats. Then in this article, we will show you how to backup DVD disc keeping original structure.

For Homemade or Unencrypted DVD

It is quite easy to copy a DVD disc with original structure, we just give the simply steps, or you have already know how to copy, please jump to “how to full copy commerical or encrypted DVD

Put the DVD disc you want to copy in the DVD drive on you PC or Mac. Open the DVD contents using the file manager, such as Windows Explorer, and copy the VIDEO_TS folder to a location on your hard drive.

For Commerial or Encrypted DVD

In DVD, select the VIDEO_TS folder you copied to your hard drive in the first step. You’ll receive a prompt notifying you of the restrictions that will be removed. That is the protection of Commerial or Encrypted DVD, the truth is almost all the latest DVD releases, published by no matter Disney or Warner, are encrypted, and not all people are clear about DVD copyright protection.

Required softwareDVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper
Trial download: turn to Download center to get FREE TRAIL version

Most free conversion programs won’t work with copy protected DVD discs. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper come out, both of two can make simple, fulll copy of an entire DVD original file structure without anything changed—menus, special features, and all—with just several clicks.

Besides, applying Brorsoft DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper, all commercial protected DVD movies can be ripped to nearly all popular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different devices, such as AndroidiPhone(7), HDTV, etc.

NoteBrorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can not only full copy Blu-ray disc, but also copy DVD with original structure well, just like the Blu-ray Player can play the DVD disc well. If you want to full copy both Blu-ray and DVD disc without anything changed, there is no harm in trying Blu-ray Ripper (on sale, $33.95 only, $22 saved, while DVD ripper is $22.95, 50% off).

==> Guide: Lossless copy DVD with original structure

Download and install Brorsoft DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper FREE TRAIL version on your Windows (10) PC. Follow the guide to copy main movie from DVD step-by-step. For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac or Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (compatible with macOS Sierra, turn to best DVD Ripper for macOS Sierra).

Step 1: Run the DVD Ripper/Blu-ray Ripper, then insert DVD disc to your DVD drive. Click the DVD disc button to load your DVD. The DVD titles and chapters will be listed on the program within a few seconds.

Tip: Computer should networked so that the ripper can access key for cracking the copy-protections. 


Step 2: Select a destination folder

Click “Browse” button to select a destination folder for the output files.

The CSS  and region code protection get hacked when loading DVD. DVD ISO can be also loaded to convert to VIDEO_TS/VOB file structure.

structure-of-dvd-folder.gifStep 3: Backup a DVD with original structures

Click quick button “Copy the entire disc” to starts copying the DVD disc to hard drive maintaining the original structure.

As soon as the copying task finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output videos. The backed up DVD movie is usually saved as a directory file structure within which there are VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folder. The VIDEO_TS folder contains main movies (.vob) and lots of system files (.ifo and .bup).

Tip: If you just wanna do movie only copy, you can choose “Copy” > “Directly Copy” from the Format menu to copy the . vob files only. You can turn to DVD to DVD Main Movie to copy movie only from DVD discs.

How to play backed up DVD movies

VLC Media Player is one of the universal players that support DVD menu (DVD navigation) and video streaming to lots of other devices. It is available for both Windows and Mac.

How to further convert the backed up DVD movies

If your media player does not support DVD navigation, you can drag and drop the DVD directory to DVD Ripper again and convert the movie to popular video formats (MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, etc)

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