Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc, better known and abbreviated as DVD, is a digital optical disc storage format capable of storing any kind of digital data. One of the common data contained in a DVD is video material, thus it is very natural for people to watch DVD movies on their DVD players. For those who want to add some personalized effects like watermark onto the DVD videos, they may begin wondering how to edit DVD video to meet their own specific needs. For those who use DVD camcorder to record and save as DVD, they often want to cut unnecessary scenes and episodes to only keep their desired segments. In this post, I am going to share with you how to edit a DVD disc.

Part 1: Choice of DVD editing Software

There are many DVD editing software or DVD editing programs that you can use to edit a DVD (Digital Versatile Disc). Each DVD editing software can edit content by either importing the VOB (DVD Video Object) files directly or converting DVD files into files that the software can recognize such as MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) or WMV (Windows Media Video). Editing a DVD is just like editing any other movie file on your computer once the VOB files have been imported or converted.

Although there are many DVD editing software on the market, most of them require converting DVD files into recognizable files before DVD files editing, which brings inconvenience to you. Here I would like to take this opportunity to recommend the best DVD editing software for you, better than any free DVD editing software. In addition to ripping function, Leawo DVD Ripper features the DVD editing function as well. Thanks to the advanced technology, there is no need to convert DVD files beforehand.

Currently, there are two versions of Leawo DVD Ripper available on the market. If you use Mac operating system, you shall choose Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac(DVD editing software Mac) while Windows version is for Windows operating system users. The operation for both version is the same to some extent.

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Part 2: Guidance for Editing DVD

With the built-in video editor, Leawo DVD Ripper allows you to trim video length, add watermark, crop video size, and adjust video effect to source DVD movies. After loading source DVD files and select the DVD file, then click the “Edit” icon at the end of selected DVD file to open the built-in video editor.


After the video editing panel pops out, you can start to edit the selected DVD file. The editing guidance is divided into four parts: trimming, watermark adding, cropping and effect adjusting.

Section 1: Trimming video length

Click the “Trim” button on the left of the popping-out video editing panel to enable video trimming function. Directly drag the slide button to trim video, or modify values in “Start Time” and “End Time”, the total Clip Length will be shown. Reset it or click "OK" to confirm it.


Section 2: Adding watermark

Click the “Watermark” button on the left of the popping-out video editing panel to start watermarking. In the parameters at the bottom, enable Watermark beforehand. Then you can either input text or load image as watermark. The size and position of watermark can be manually set. Furthermore, you can set watermark transparency as well.Tick “Apply to all” option if you want to add watermark to all videos. Press “OK” to confirm it.

Adding watermark

Section 3: Cropping Video Size

Click the “Crop” button on the left to begin video size cropping. Set the “Left” and “Top” parameters, select a Zoom type, or adjust the dot frame on the left Original Preview window to remove the back margins and unwanted parts on the video frame. Press “OK” to confirm it.

Cropping Video Size

Section 4: Adjusting Video Effect

When entering “Effect” adjusting interface, you can adjust “Brightness”, “Contrast”, “Saturation” and “Volume” for special video effect. If you want to apply setting to all the selected videos, choose “Apply to All” function. Press “OK” to confirm the setting.

Adjusting Video Effect

Part 3: How to Save the Edited DVD after Editing

According to the four sections above, you can edit DVD in four different ways and finally press “OK” button to confirm your setting. However, there is still a major process short in order to save your edited DVD. In addition to DVD editing function, you need to use DVD ripping function in order to save your edited DVD, which means only by converting DVD to other video format can you realize the editing effect. Please read the following steps carefully on how to convert the edited DVD so as to save the editing effect.

Set the Output Format

After confirming the editing by pressing “OK” button, the same interface as that of after-loading source DVD pops up.

Import DVD File

Click the drop-down list named “MP4 Video” by default to change the output format, like MP4, MOV, AVI and so on.

Choose Output Format

Note: The drop-down list is named “MP4 Video” by default, but if you have changed the output video formats into others, the drop-down list will display the according name. For example, if you have set MOV as output video format, you will see the drop-down list display “MOV Video” when you launch Leawo DVD Ripper next time.

Set the detailed parameters

Output video formats being chosen, you can further set the detailed parameters: Video and Audio Quality, Video and Audio Codec, Bit Rate, Resolution, Frame Rate, Sample Rate, Aspect Ratio and Channel. After the completion, click “OK” to confirm and return to main interface again.

Adjust detailed settings

Save the edited Video

Click the green “Convert” button to select the destination folder for saving the edited Video, then click the other “Convert” button at the bottom of popup panel to begin the conversion process.


You can view or pause the conversion process if you want.

Conversion Process