DVD Copy software is necessary for people who have the habit of collecting DVD discs. It's a great measure to prevent losing your DVDs as you can back up your DVD collection with DVD copying software and use the backup to create a new copy of the original disc when you got it damaged. It's not hard to find a nice piece of DVD Copy software on Windows 10. In this post I would recommend to you several of the best DVD copy software to help you copy your DVD collection.
Best DVD Copy Software
1. Leawo DVD Copy
Leawo DVD Copy is ranked the best DVD Copying software of our recommendation of DVD copy software Windows 10 users could use. And there's a good reason for that. It basically covers all the requirements that users could possibly have for copying their DVDs and there's no feature the program's fall short of. The program manages to balance all aspects of DVD Copying software. It can perform 1:1 lossless DVD copying while providing DVD-9 to DVD-5 compression. It allows users to copy their DVDs to PC as a DVD folder and an ISO image. You can also use it to directly make a new copy of a disc with two DVD drives provided that one of them supports burning DVDs. The DVD copying process is fast and simple and it's reasonably priced at $29.95 for a one-year license, which is cheaper than the average price of DVD data copy software.
BurnAware is also an excellent example of good DVD Copy software. Not only can you create ISO image from your DVD with it, you can also use it to extract files from ISO image. If you have CDs, you can also use it to extract audio from them. After creating an ISO, You can directly use it to burn the ISO image to multiple discs with multiple DVD burners at the same time. It also offers 3 different versions, namely: Pro, Premium and Free with Pro being the most featured and expensive one and Free being the least featured and free version.
3. Xilisoft DVD Copy
Xilisoftware DVD Copy is yet another powerful piece of DVD Copying software that can create high quality DVD copies. And it balances functionality with simplicity nicely. While being able to decrypt and copy protected DVDs, it also keeps the copying process as simple as possible for users. It's easily one of the most user-friendly DVD copiers.
How to Copy DVD with the Best DVD Copy Software
Above are the best DVD copy software Windows 10 users could use. To help you have a better understanding of how those best DVD Copy software works, I would use one DVD copier from the above recommendation to show you how to copy DVD to your computer. The program I'm using is Leawo DVD Copy. Note that Leawo DVD Copy is now a component in Leawo's Prof.Media suite. So you will have to find the shortcut to Leawo DVD Copy inside Prof.Media.
1. Open Prof.Media and click on the DVD Copy tab to open Leawo DVD Copy.
2. If the disc you want to copy has already been placed in your DVD drive, you can directly load the content in it by clicking Add Blu-ray/DVD>Add from CD-ROM. Or you may drag the DVD folder from File Explorer to the program window.
3. The program provides you with 3 different copy modes. Full movie can perform 1:1 lossless copying of the whole disc. Main Movie will include the main movie in the copy which is also lossless. Custom Mode is provided for users to manually pick the content they need from the disc. The chosen content will also be included in the copy with no quality loss. After choosing a copy mode, select the format for the copy from the DVD format drop-down menu below the 3 copy mode buttons.
4. Click the Copy button above the video player. The following sidebar has several options we need to go through. If you want to get an ISO image from your DVD as the backup of it, check the ISO File option. You can also make the backup a DVD folder and store it in your hard drive to selecting DVD Folder. For those who has a spare DVD burner, they can connect it to their PC, put a blank disc in it and check the third-option to select the blank disc as the target of the copy and perform a directly disc to disc DVD copy. Both the ISO file and DVD folder will be saved to your hard drive so you need to set a folder on your computer to store them in. The output directory box is under the Save to label. Click the "..." button next to the output directory to reset it. And when you are done with the above settings, click the Copy button on the sidebar to start the DVD copying process.
Below is step by step video guide that shows you how to copy a DVD with Leawo DVD Copy.
If you own a lot of DVD discs, it's always suggested to back them up if you don't want to lose them. So get the best DVD copy software, get a DVD burner and get started with backing up your DVDs.
How to watch DVD movies with the DVD copies you've created
Have you ever had the experience of looking for a DVD disc when in the mood for a certain movie but just couldn't find it among all the DVD discs on the shelf? It's one of the situations you might encounter after collecting too many DVD discs. And by having a backup of your DVD collection on your computer, you can actually avoid such thing from happening.
The DVD backups on your computer hard drive, no matter if it's a DVD ISO file or a DVD folder, can both be used to watch the movie. Both backups contain the movie within them. And as long as you know the right way to play them, you would be able to watch the DVD movie without needing the original disc on your PC. Below is how to play the movie inside a DVD ISO and a DVD folder.
How to play movies inside a DVD ISO
An ISO image is like a DVD in the form of a digital file. It has all the data from the original disc. So it's possible that we could play the movie in an ISO file like we play an ordinary DVD on PC. And that's what we will be doing here. We are going to show you how to play the movie in an ISO file by mounting it on your computer.
#1. How to mount an ISO image
You can find various programs on Windows 7 to help you mount an ISO image. And users who use Windows8 or later can directly mount the file without needing help from any third-party programs as the ISO mounting function is built right into the system.
On Windows 7, I would recommend that you use a program called WinCDEMu to help you mount the DVD ISO files on your hard drive. It's a small program that helps you mount your ISO files easily on Windows 7. Go download and install it on your computer to get it ready for the mounting process.
Launch WinCDEMu and there should be a window popping up asking for permission to install required hardware drive. Click Allow to permit it.
Now when you double-click an ISO image to open it, the default program for opening the file will be WinCDEMu. So find the source DVD ISO image and double-click on it to open it with WinCDEMu. There will be a small window popping up with several mounting options. You can ignore them and directly click the OK button to start mounting the ISO image. When this process is done, the DVD ISO will become a DVD drive with DVDs inside it which can be found under Computer. Here you can open it like you open a regular DVD disc.
On Windows 8/8.1/10, you can directly right-click on a DVD ISO file and find a Mount option on the popup menu. Click on it to mount the ISO image. What's different from mounting an ISO image on Windows 7 is that you'll need a third-party DVD player program to play the DVD because the default video player on Windows 8/8.1/10 no longer support Blu-ray/DVD playback.
#2. How to directly play the movie inside a DVD ISO image
Here's a more direct way of watching the movie inside the DVD ISO images you've created: use a video player that supports opening ISO files. There are video player programs that can open an ISO image like opening a common video file. Here are two excellent choices for opening ISO files.
Leawo Blu-ray Player
Leawo Blu-ray Player is a free and powerful video player that plays Blu-ray/DVD discs and most of the video and audio files you can find on your computer. It's a practical program for Windows 10 users since they will need a third-party Blu-ray/DVD playing program to enjoy Blu-ray/DVD movies. Most of the third-party Blu-ray/DVD player apps are not free but Leawo Blu-ray Player is an exception. It doesn't cost you a penny and it still offers you great movie playback experience. With it on your computer, you can easily watch all your DVD movies with the DVD ISO images you have.
VLC Media Player
VLC is a powerful open-source media player that plays not only common video and audio files but also ISO images. It's well-known for its compatibility with different platforms and Windows 10 is certainly one of the platforms on its support list.
Having a ISO playing video player will make watching a DVD movie much easier. If you rewatch old movies a lot, you might want to consider giving one of the recommended video players a try.
Users who have backed their DVDs up as a DVD folder can directly look for the video files with the .vob file extension in a folder named VIDEO_TS. The VOB video files are the videos in the disc and the longest one is usually the main movie. Most video players out there are able to open and play a VOB file.