“Can I upload a bunch of old DVD’s onto Google Drive or Google’s new Photo? I have a bunch of old movie DVD’s I’d love to get rid of but still have access to on the cloud.” – Question from Quora.
Google Drive is Google’s new cloud storage services, like Dropbox, Apple iCloud, SkyDrive. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. It support 30 types of files, such as document, pictures, HD video, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, but problem comes, right? Why can’t we stored directly DVD movies on Google Drive?
At first, Google Drive gives you control over all of your file types in a single place, including video files. Here, we listed the useful features of Google Drive as below:
- Documents are free. Google gives you 5GB of free storage space.
- Upload up to 30 types of files.
- Share files, pictures, videos.
- Utilize Google Goggles
- Collaborate on videos, photos, and more.
- Install third-party apps
Almost all movies are encrypted with CSS copy protection. Decryption keys are stored in the normally inaccessible lead-in area of the disc. You’ll usually get an error if you try to copy the contents of an encrypted DVD to Google Drive. However, if you have used a software player to play the movie it will have authenticated the disc in the drive, allowing you to copy without error, but the encryption keys will not be copied. If you try to play the copied VOB files, the decoder will request the keys from the DVD-ROM drive and will fail. You may get the message “Cannot play copy-protected files”.
Now that it doesn’t work to directly copy DVDs to Google Drive, using DVD ripping software is the best way to rip DVDs to Google Drive supports MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, WMV etc. video files. Here Pavtub DVDAid is recommended to you. This DVD ripping tool can rip any encrypted DVD and convert DVD to Google Drive readable MP4, MOV etc. formats as well as other popular formats, like rip DVD to AVI, MKV, M3U8, H.265, WMV, MPG, FLV, SWF, M4V, etc. on Windows (including Windows 10, 8.1 and 8). For the video size limit of Google Drive, etc site, the built-in editor also allows you to extract DVD clips with the very part you want. Or, you can just choose to rip certain chapters of a DVD as you like.
Note: If you are a Mac user, please turn to DVDAid for Mac, support Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite 10.10, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, Leopard 10.5. Now download the right version of the program and follow the guide below.
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html
Rip DVD to Google Drive in readable video format for uploading?
Step 1. Load DVD movies
Insert the DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and run DVD Ripper. You can click the “Load DVD” button to load the DVD files to the program. DVD ISO/IFO, VIDEO_TS folder are supported also.
Step 2. Specify output format
As has been stated above, Google Drive supports MP4, etc video files. So you can just select “Common Video” > “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” as the output video format. Also you can transfer your DVD to Media Hub,Cloud Storage and External Hard Drive/Thumb Drive, Flash drive, Plex for storage and playback.
Step 3. Trim/Edit DVD files
A. Since Google Drive has limitations about the uploading video size(If you only have the free account, you only have 2 GB of space), please pay attention to the video size when ripping DVD movies for Google Drive. Here we should highlight the trim function on this software.
B. Just click “Edit” to trim the DVD videos to get the very part you want. Besides trimming, cropping, adding watermark, adjusting special effect, are well supported as well.
Step 4. Start converting DVD to Google Drive
When all these settings are ready, you can click the “Convert” button to begin the DVD to Google Drive conversion. When the ripping is done, you can click on “Open” button to locate the ripped videos.
Tips: You can learn other tips about >> how to Compress your video files to save space on Google Drive.
Editor’s Note: Tips and notes:
Sync or upload your video in the original format and in the highest quality possible. The maximum resolution for playback is 1920×1080. Audio and video lengths should be the same, audio and video should start and end at the same time.
How to Preview and play a video in Google Drive:
All of your uploaded videos can be found when you search Google Drive for Videos using the drop-down arrow in the search box. Click a file name to open and play the video using the Google Drive video player.
Now, you can easily rip DVD movies and want to add to Google Drive for streaming and playback on iPhone, iPad, Android, Surface Pro 4, BlackBerry, Plex, PS4, WDTV, smart TV and more media devices, The program is very easy to use and the output video quality is excellent. You should give a try!