“Does anyone know how to copy DVD to a laptop? I’ve got a bunch of DVDs that I’d like to back up and I use a laptop running Windows 8. Any help would be appreciated.”

“How do I transfer a DVD to my laptop?” This is a question that many people have. Getting DVDs copied and backed up is a necessary. Finding a program for the job is what really bothers some people as they are not familiar with such kind of program. In fact, there are more DVD copying programs than you’d think that you can use to copy DVDs. And most of them are compatible with Windows 8 so you shouldn’t find any problem using them for DVD backup. Below I will show you what software you need for the job and how to transfer DVD to laptop with the right software.


To back up your DVD to your laptop, you need to make sure:

  • 1. You have a DVD drive in your laptop or an external DVD drive at your disposal.
  • 2. There’s enough space on your hard drive for the backup.
  • 3. The DVD copying software is ready.

DVD copying software

The choices for DVD copy software are abundant so it’s not that easy to make a decision. For me, I would go for Leawo DVD Copy. It’s an extremely high quality piece of DVD copy software capable of 1:1 lossless DVD copying. You can use it to copy the DVD disc to your hard drive as a folder or an ISO file or directly to another blank DVD disc.

DVD Copy

Leawo DVD Copy 

☉ Supports ripping DVD to lossless MKV.
☉ Supports ripping DVD to play on mobile handsets.
☉ Fast conversion.

Step 1. Launch Prof.Media on your computer. Prof.Media is the software package the company uses to pack several different modules together. You can find the shortcut icon to Leawo DVD Copy on its interface. Hit the DVD Copy icon to open it.

Launch DVD Copy

Step 2. Manually add the media files in the DVD disc to the program by dragging the DVD folder from a Windows File Explorer window, or going to Add Blu-ray/DVD>Add from CD-ROM>[the name of your disc].

Launch DVD content

Step 3. The following panel contains several different sections. On the left sidebar are the video title list, audio track list, subtitles list, 3 copy mode buttons and the disc format drop-down menu. On the right is the video preview window that you can use to play the videos from the video list on the left. The most important thing to do in this step is to pick a copy mode from the provided 3 modes. Seeing that you might not need all the media files to be included in the copy, you can select different modes to copy different content. Full Movie will include all videos, audio tracks and subtitles. Main Movie automatically selects the main movie, one audio track and one set of subtitles. Custom Mode is for manual selection of the said contents from the respective lists. After selecting a copy mode, click the disc format drop-down menu and select a format from it.

Choose Copy Mode

Note: You can perform DVD-9 to DVD-5 compression or DVD-9 to DVD-9 lossless copying by choosing different formats from the disc format drop-down menu.

Step 4. Hit the Copy button in the upper-right. On the sidebar that follows, you can check DVD folder option to copy the DVD folder to your laptop or check ISO file option to extract ISO file to your laptop. And then set an output path for the copy from the output path box below. To start copying, click the Copy button at the bottom.

Start copying

That’s how to copy DVD to laptop Windows 8 users could try. If you don’t know how to copy movies from DVD to laptop, this post would be able to help. You can learn how to transfer DVD to laptop from it with detailed instructions.

At some point, you will notice that there are scratches all over your DVD discs, If you find any playback issues with the DVD disc, try using CD Recovery Toolbox to recover the damaged data from the disc on your computer. It’s a nice and useful piece of DVD data recovery software that’s been proven to be effective in recovering data from CD/DVD/Blu-ray.

CD Recovery Toolbox