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How to duplicate DVD on Windows 10

Windows 10's been out for a long time, so it's really easy to find a nice piece of DVD ripper software that's compatible with Windows 10. With a lot of computers and laptops have Windows 10 and Blu-ray/DVD drives preinstalled on them, it's easy to duplicate movie DVD with them. There are many different choices of DVD ripper software to duplicate DVD Windows 10 users could use. And it is because there are too many choices, it could be troublesome to find a suitable one from all those choices you have. So I would provide you with recommendations of the best DVD duplication software in the content below and show you how to use it to duplicate DVDs on Windows 10 with it.

The best DVD duplication software on Windows 10

The program that topped our list of best DVD duplication software recommendation is Leawo DVD Copy. Its ability to perform 1:1 lossless DVD copying is its biggest selling point. It also has a user-friendly interface that is intuitive and straightforward. You can also use it to compress DVD-9 to DVD-5 according to the format of the original DVD and the blank DVD. You can copy DVD to computer hard drive as well as a blank disc directly when you have one extra DVD burner at your disposal. There are two choices for duplicating DVD to computer. You can choose to extract an ISO file from the DVD or directly copy the DVD folder. It's perfectly compatible with Windows 10 and downwards compatible with Windows 8/8.1/7. All in all, it's one of the most all-around DVD duplication software to duplicate DVD Windows 10 users could find.

    Leawo Blu-ray Copy

    – Backup Blu-ray/DVD with 3 Copy Modes.
    – Backup and Copy Blu-ray/DVD regardless of region restriction.
    – Copy Blu-ray in 1:1 Quality with 6X Faster Speed.

What you need to prepare before starting to duplicate movie DVD

There are a few things you'll need to do to make sure that you can start and proceed with the DVD duplication process smoothly.

1. Figure out how you want to duplicate the DVD.

As is mentioned previously, there are a few different choices for you to duplicate movie DVD with the program. Figure out if you want to back up the DVD to your hard drive or to a blank disc. If you are copying the disc to a blank disc, you are going to need a DVD burner. When trying to directly duplicate a DVD disc to a blank disc directly, you are going to need two DVD drives and one of them should be a DVD burner. You should also check the format of the original disc and the blank disc you use.

2. Get the DVD disc drive ready.

If you use a computer or a laptop that has a built-in DVD drive, then you can skip to the second item. If you use an external DVD drive, make sure to connect it to your computer first.

3. Get the software ready

Leawo DVD Copy is a component inside Leawo Prof.Media. Before starting the DVD duplication process, you'll need to register the program in Prof.Media.

How to duplicate DVD on Windows 10 with Leawo DVD Copy

Here's the guide to lead you through the DVD duplication process on Windows 10 with the best DVD duplication software.

Step 1. Launch Leawo DVD Copy from the main interface of Prof.Media by clicking the DVD Copy shortcut tab.

Launch DVD Copy

Step 2. Use the Add Blu-ray/DVD button to load the source media files in the DVD disc you want to duplicate. The order is Add Blu-ray/DVD>Add from CD-ROM>your disc. Or you can follow the direction of the sign in the center and import the source media files from the disc by directly dragging the DVD folder and drop it to the blank area of the program.

Load DVD content

Step 3. The most important thing to do in this step is to select the right copy mode. It's basically like selecting the content you need in the disc to copy because different modes will help you duplicate different content in the disc. You can use Full Movie mode to create an exact duplication of the whole disc. Main Movie will only include the main movie in the duplication. Custom Mode is for you to pick the content you need from the respective lists manually.

Select Copy Mode

At the bottom you will find the drop-down menu for selecting the DVD format for the duplication. If you want to put the duplication in your hard drive, you should select one format according to the format of the original disc. For example, if the format of the original is DVD-9, then you can choose DVD-9 for the duplication to create a 1:1 lossless duplication. You can also compress DVD-9 to DVD-5 to save storage space. If you are copying the disc to a blank disc, then you should choose the same format as the blank disc. It's not recommended to convert DVD-5 to DVD-9. It'll only make the duplication bigger but the quality will remain the same.

Step 4. Click the Copy button in green and the program will display a sidebar. To store the duplication on your hard drive, check ISO File or DVD folder at the top. And the program will put the duplication in your hard drive as an ISO file and a DVD folder respectively. Set a location for the backups in the Save to box if you decided to go for these two options. Like I said, you can directly make a duplication of a DVD with a blank disc. If you have a spare DVD burner, you can connect it to your computer, put a blank disc in it, select the third option on top of the sidebar and select the blank disc as the target from the drop-down menu to copy the original disc directly to the blank disc. Click the Copy button on the sidebar to start to duplicate movie DVD with this DVD duplication software.

Start copying

Leawo DVD Copy is a nice piece of DVD duplication software to duplicate DVD Windows 10 users could use. DVD discs are fragile and duplications are kind of necessary. When you do scratch your DVDs, try using CD Recovery Toolbox to recover the lost data from the disc.

How to duplicate DVD on Windows 10 with MakeMKV

MakeMKV provides its DVD ripping features free of charge. It also has Blu-ray ripping features but you can only receive a 1 month limited trial, which you will have to pay for after a month of use. Unfortunately, MakeMKV cannot directly create a duplicate of your DVD discs, as it can only rip and save the content directly to your hard drive in the MKV format, and you will need an additional DVD burning software if you need to burn the MKV file onto another disc. For that purpose, we will recommend BurnAware which we will introduce on the next segment of this guide. For copy-protected discs, you will be unable to use this software for the ripping, as it is not built with such capabilities. Here is how you can use it:


Step 1: Download and install MakeMKV on your Windows 10 computer, then launch the software. Insert the corresponding disc into the disc drive.
Step 2: If there is a disc in your disc drive, MakeMKV will detect it automatically, and the interface should show you the corresponding icon. Click on the DVD icon when you see it on the interface, then the software should load the content contained on the DVD disc.
Step 3: Expand the DVD content list on the right side of MakeMKV, and you should find all the video titles, audio tracks and subtitles contained on it. Check the items you need, and MakeMKV will have all of them included in the output MKV file.
Step 4: Set where to save the output MKV file in the ‘Output Folder’ box by clicking the icon next to the box (represented by a folder).
Step 5: Click the Make MKV button that sits on the right side of Output Folder to begin ripping the disc.

How to duplicate DVD on Windows 10 with BurnAware

After you have successfully ripped the MKV file by using MakeMKV, then you will need a DVD burning software installed on your computer to burn the file onto a DVD disc. BurnAware is a software that we recommend in this case. According to the distributor of the software, it is an easy-to-use burning software which allows users to write all types of files such as digital photos, archives, documents, music and videos to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. It supports all versions of Windows from Windows XP, all the way to Windows 10 and unfortunately Mac users are out of luck with this one as it is not available for them. It has three versions, which are BurnAware Free, BurnAware Premium, and BurnAware Professional. The latter two are available for a 10 day evaluation period, after which you need to obtain a license. Download the version that suites your needs. Here is how you can use the software to burn the MKV file you ripped in the previous segment of this guide:


Step 1: Start BurnAware, and click the DVD-Video option under Multimedia tag.
Step 2: Click on the “Add” button to browse for the MKV video you ripped. You can also directly drag the MKV file into the program, and a VIDEO_TS folder will be made by the program. Insert a blank writable DVD Disc into your disc drive.
Step 3: Click the Burn button to start burning the MKV video to the blank disc in your disc drive. DVD-RWs are not accepted by certain DVD players, so we recommended you to use the more universal DVD-R discs here.

How to duplicate DVD on Windows 10 with Xilisoft DVD Copy

In case you do not want to use the combination of two software tools, that MakeMKV and Burnaware to duplicate DVD, then you can use Xilisoft DVD Copy. According to the distributor of the software, Xilisoft DVD Copy will allow you to make backup copies of your DVDs as ISO image files, or home DVD folder to your computer. It has a “Clone Home DVD” which will preserve 1:1 ratio in terms of the original quality from one disc to another. It has three modes, which are ‘Home DVD’, ‘Full Disc’, ‘Main Movie’ and ‘Custom’ modes. It is available for Windows, as well as macOS and it will set you back $39.95, with a limited trial available for you to use. To duplicate your DVDs using this software, follow the easy steps below:


Step 1: Download and install the software on your computer, then load it.
Step 2: Insert a source DVD disc you want to copy. The software will automatically retrieve DVD information and display it on the interface. Click the “Source” drop-down menu, you can select “Open DVD Folder…” or “Open Image File…” to load DVD Folder and ISO files.
Step 3: Select the copy mode from the three available which are “Full Copy”, “Main Movie”, and “Customize”.
Step 4: Choose the target. Click the drop-down button of “Target” to select a target. You can copy the source to DVD Disc, “Save as DVD Folder…” or “Save as Image(.iso)…”.
Step 5: Burn the ISO file. After you have saved the original DVD as an ISO file, insert a blank writable disc into the disc drive, then click “Burn” to start copying.



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