"How to copy a movie from copy protected DVD to USB flash drive? - I had laptop without DVD drive but USB port is there. I want to play this movie, but it is only available in a DVD disc and the pity is my computer has no DVD drive to read the DVD disc. Is there any way in which i could copy DVD movie to USB so to watch DVD movie via USB drive? The DVD disc is copy protected. Pls give any way to copy DVD to USB drive."
Copying DVD to USB drive is a convenient way to back up your movies or bring them with you while away from home or when you don't have access to your personal computer or DVD collection. Use free or commercial DVD ripping software to create a computer file copy of your DVD and then transfer this file to a USB flash drive. You can then enjoy movies and TV shows anywhere you have access to a computer.
Watching DVD movies at home with home theatre system like DVD player or computer is great fun with family members and friends. However, it will be weird for us to carry a hardware DVD player or a device with DVD drive around if we plan for a long train journey and would like to watch DVD movies on the train. Meanwhile, there are other occasions in which your source DVD discs might get lost or broken. In such conditions, copying DVD to USB drive would be of great help. Below content shows you where you may need a USB drive rather than a DVD disc.
1. Computer has no DVD drive or DVD drive is broken or damaged. You need USB drive to play back DVD movies or install operating system.
2. Transfer DVD movies via USB, especially DVD movie folder and ISO image files. From one computer to another with absence of DVD drive.
3. Save DVD content onto USB drive for storage. Make a backup of DVD movie collections with large capacity USB drives.
4. Play DVD movies via USB drive on TV, Tablet, DVD player, and other home appliances as long as you connect your USB drive. More convenient.
Solution 1: Directly Copy DVD to USB
For unprotected DVD content, we could directly copy source DVD content and then paste it to target USB drive, as long as USB drive gets enough space. Copy and paste is the most direct and easiest solution to copy DVD to USB drive. You could check the below steps to learn how to directly copy DVD to USB drive via copy-and-paste.
1. Get source DVD content ready: insert DVD disc into DVD drive of your computer, get DVD folder or ISO image file on you computer well prepared for copy-and-paste. Make sure your DVD content is not copy protected. Otherwise you may not be able to copy and paste source DVD content.
2. Plug USB drive into USB port. Computer would automatically detect it and install USB drive if it's not installed. Make sure your USB flash drive gets enough space for storing DVD content. You could format your USB drive if there's not enough space, or remove unneccessary files to save space.
3. Right click DVD disc drive and then select "Open". Select all files there and copy them for pasting to USB drive. To copy DVD folder or ISO image file, right click the folder or ISO file and then select Copy option, go to USB drive and right click on a blank place to select "Paste". Or you could select "Send to" option to send DVD content to USB drive.
Direct copy-and-paste is only applicable to unprotected DVD content to USB drive copy.
Remember to right click DVD disc and then select “Open” option in File Explorer, but not double click it to open.
Solution 2: Copy DVD to USB Hard Drive with 3rd-party DVD Copy Software
Besides direct copy-and-paste solution to copy DVD to USB hard drive, you could still make use of free or commercial DVD to USB copy software to accomplish DVD to USB drive copying. On choosing a right DVD to USB tool, various things should be taken into consideration, including: copy speed, output quality, price, disc protection removal, etc. Taking all these into consideration, Leawo DVD Copy tops out and has been widely accepted as the best DVD copy software. The below steps would show you how to copy DVD content to USB hard drive (external DVD drive) with Leawo DVD Copy.
Free download and install Leawo DVD Copy on your computer. Prepare the below things:
Computer with working USB port and DVD drive;
USB drive (external DVD drive) and USB connection cable;
Source DVD content: DVD disc, folder or ISO image file;
With the preparation work well done, you could then follow the below steps to learn how to transfer DVD to USB flash drive with Leawo DVD Copy.
1. Insert DVD disc into DVD drive or get DVD folder/ISO file ready. Your source DVD content could be either protected or unprotected. Leawo DVD Copy could handle both of them.
2. Connect USB hard drive to computer via USB cable. Computer with automatically detect it. This would be the target output.
3.Launch Leawo DVD Copy and then click "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button to add source DVD content in. Set copy modes and disc type at the bottom. You could also directly drag source DVD content into this software.
4. Click the big green "Copy" button and then set USB hard drive as output in "Copy to" option, set Disc Label and Save to directory. After that, click the bottom "Burn" button to start copying DVD to USB drive.
Set disc type according to the disc you've inserted into the USB hard drive;
To copy DVD ISO image file to USB hard drive, after launching Leawo DVD Copy, drag DVD ISO image file into the program and then set USB hard drive as target in "Copy to" option on the popup "Add iso file" window, and after that click "Burn" button;
You could preview source DVD content to determine which ones to copy.
3 copy modes are available: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode.
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Solution 3: Rip DVD to Video for USB Drive
Still, there's another way to help you copy DVD to USB drive for backup or transfer. That is to make use of DVD ripping software, which helps you rip DVD to video in various formats and then enables you to transfer the converted DVD movies to USD easily. Leawo DVD Ripper could help you achieve this.
1. Insert DVD disc into DVD drive or get DVD folder/ISO file ready. Launch Leawo DVD Ripper and then click the "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button to import source DVD movies.
2. Click the drop-down box before the big green "Convert" button and then select "Change" option to set a profile as output format. You could edit output profile as you like.
3.Click the big green "Convert" button and then set output directory to save final converted DVD files. After that, click the bottom "Convert" button to start converting.
4. Connect your USB flash drive to computer and then transfer the converted DVD files to your USB drive via copy-and-paste.
Leawo DVD Ripper could handle both protected and unprotected DVD disc converting;
This program is available in both Windows and Mac versions. These 2 versions share the same program interface and operaton guide;
While loading source DVD movies, you're provided with 3 different loading modes: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode.
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Obviously, the first 2 methods copy and backup source DVD content into USB drive as DVD files, while Leawo DVD Ripper turns DVD to video for copying to USB drive. Therefore, you could use DVD content in different ways. A really important reason for you to choose Leawo DVD Copy and Leawo DVD Ripper is that these 2 tools could rip/copy commercial DVD disc to USB easily, while the direct copy-and-paste method mentioned above couldn't.