Because DVD discs are easily damaged, especially the children would take them as toys. So we need to backup DVD. VLC Media Player 1.0 or later comes with the feature “Record” which allows you to record videos from DVDs.
Firstly, let’s look at the simple steps to learn how to backup DVD with VLC Media Player by recording the DVD videos.
Step 1: Open VLC Media Player
Open VLC Media Player and go to View > Advanced Controls to bring up the Record button. Some other buttons such as snapshot and looping are just beside the Record button.
Step 2: Record DVD videos
Now start to play your DVD by clicking “Media” > “Add File” to select the DVD videos you want to play. When playing, click the Record button on the top to start the recording and hit it again to end the video recording. The record button will turn blue to indicate that it is recording.
You’ll find the recorded videos in MPEG format in your Documents folder named as VLC record and the date and time of recording.
Tip: If you want to rip DVD rather than recording videos, VLC can also help you.
In this way, you have copied DVD with VLC in MPEG video format. VLC Record feature is especially good. But fly in the ointment, you must play the videos while recording and may get videos with lower quality than you have expected, sometimes it can’t recognize protected DVD well and failed to convert the DVD successfully. At this point, you can use other DVD backup tool to back up your favorite DVDs, like Pavtube DVDAid ($35).
Tip: If you often burn videos to DVD, VLC cannot help you. So we need the help of other software like Pavtube DVD Creator ($35), both products;buy together;will only take you $35.9, you can save $34.1.
And Pavtube DVDAid offers three ways for you to backup your DVD collections.
1: “Copy the entire disc”: Click “small computer logo” on the top left of the running page runs, you can copy the DVD disc you have put in DVD drive.
2: Directly Copy: Move the mouse to the format drop-down box, select “Copy > Directly Copy”. Directly Copy main movie from BD/DVD discs and leave out extras.
3: Convert DVD to other format:
Tip: You can choose the format by your devices based on the device, if you want to backup DVD to hard disk, you can enter the format you need at the bottom right of the search box, reduce your search time. And you can set the format by clicking the “Settings”.
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