How to Rip DVD with VLC

This article is for those people who have a great acount of DVD discs, share two methods to rip your DVD discs, with VLC and DVD Ripper. If you think it is useful, please share with others.


Part 1. Rip DVD with VLC

Part 2. Rip DVD with DVD Ripper

Before we get start, I want to talk about “Is it legal to backup DVD?

This issue has been in argument for many years. In most countries, it’s illegal to circumvent the CSS and AACS in any forms. Thus, DVD backup would be at a risk of defying the Digital Copyright Act.

However, in some countries, the law allows people to make a single backup for the purchased DVD for the learning and research purpose. While in some other countries, you can freely deal with the things you purchased but you can’t infringe the copy right. That means you backup the DVD discs then spread them. The law may allow your backup but don’t allow you to spread the backed up content or use the backed up content in commercial occasion.

According to our understanding, you may make single DVD backup for your purchased discs for the purpose of storage, learning and research. But any form of spreading the backed up content is illegal. Sometimes, you will find it unfair. As you have purchased the DVD Disc, it means the disc is your own property. You have the right to deal with your own property, right? This will be debated for years and the overall opinion is that you should be able to make a copy as a backup if it’s for personal use only.

The last thing is that if the DVD is recorded by yourself, for example, you made a DVD Disc to memorize the happy time or event, it means you have the whole right to the DVD discs, you can freely copy, rip, convert and backup them.

Rip DVD with VLC

VLC Media Player is actually far more than a simple media player to help you play back most media files. It’s also a DVD ripping software app that could help you rip DVD to PC with its internal Convert function.

However, it should be noted that VLC media player only supports ripping regular/homemaded DVD or copy protection bypassed DVD for backup. If you are going to rip encrypted DVD to PC, VLC media player is of no help.

The below steps would show you how to rip DVD with VLC media player.

Step 1: Launch VLC Media Player

Insert source DVD disc into DVD recorder drive. Launch VLC media player, open the “Media” button, and click the “Convert/Save” option.


Step 2: Load DVD disc and finish audio/subtitle settings

On the popup “Open Media” window, under the “Disc” tab, select “DVD”, click “Browse” button to open Video_TS folder from source DVD disc inserted into the DVD drive. Then, finish the “Starting Position” and “Audio and Subtitles” settings. After that, click the “Convert / Save” button.


Step 3: More settings

On the “Convert” panel, complete the “Settings” part and click the “Browse” button to set output directory and give output file a name.After that, click the bottom right “Start” button.


Step 4: Streaming DVD to PC

VLC media player would start to stream DVD to PC.

Rip DVD with DVD Ripper

It has been mentioned above, VLC unsupport rip and convert copy protected DVDs.

What’s DVD Copyright Protection?

This has been a heated issue for a long time among DVD collectors who attempt to make a backup of movies to protect original DVD from scratch or damage. And this issue has been consistently doomed to whether the DVDs are copyright protected or not.

But 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.

Read more: What’s DVD Copyright Protection?

Technically, DVD ripping programs are widely available. If you tried to search key words such as “remove copy protection from dvd” and found out tens of thousands of different results, and you really don’t know which one could remove copy protection effectively, you’ll be glad that you are now at the right place here.

Here are some useful tips on how to judge a real marvelous DVD protection ripper.

1, Hack DVD copy protection ability. What we need is DVD ripper software with excellent DVD copy protection hacking feature. It should has ability to backup any encrypted DVDs including older and recent ones and remove copy protection from DVD with Disney X-project DRM, Analog Protection, CSS, Sony ArccOS, CSS, UOPs and unlock region code.

2, Easy to use. If one software is with quality features, it may be complicated to control. But what we need is simple steps. There are just three main steps to charge the whole ripping process: Load DVD > Set Profile > Get Started.

3, Totally safe. No one would like to take any risks to run an unsafe software. The recommended DVD ripper ought to be totally clean. No virus, no adware, no spyware, and no malware.

4, Speed and quality. Once a DVD ripper program makes a balance among faster ripping conversion speed, amazing output video audio quality and smaller file size, it catches my heart in its hands.

Brorsoft DVD Ripper comes out, it has decent decrypting capability (removing Disney X-project DRM, Analog Protection, CSS, Sony ArccOS, CSS, UOPs and DVD region codes), high quality video output(up to 4K resolution), considerate backup solution(full copy or main movie only) and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices (iPadiPhoneApple TVXboxAndroid tablets and phones, etc).

Download and install Brorsoft DVD Ripper on your Windows (10) PC. Follow the tutorial to rip copy proteed DVD step-by-step. For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac  (compatible with macOS Sierra, turn to best DVD Ripper for macOS Sierra).

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Step 1. Load DVD files

Launch the DVD Ripper(taken as example, Blu-ray Ripper has almost the same steps). Click the “DVD” icon to load DVD movie. After the DVD files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene. ISO and IFO files are also supported.


Tip: If you need to rip DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost any devices and media players.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.


Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start to copy DVD and remove copy protection

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to copy DVD and remove copy protection.

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime..

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped video files without copy protection.

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