Rip and Copy DVD to HDD

A hard disk drive (HDD) is a data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. So if you want to copy your large DVD collections on PC but don’t want to take up the hard drive space, you can choose to copy DVD to HDD. Here’s how to do it in Windows 8 and Windows 10 , but the steps are much the same in all versions of Windows.

Why Choose HDD to Store DVD Backups?

* Enthusiast multimedia users and heavy downloaders: Video collectors need space, and you can only get to 4TB of space cheaply with hard drives.

* Budget buyers: Ditto. Plenty of cheap space. SSDs are too expensive for $500 PC buyers.

* Graphic arts and engineering professionals: Video and photo editors wear out storage by overuse. Replacing a 1TB hard drive will be cheaper than replacing a 500GB SSD.

* General users: General users are a toss-up. Folks who prefer to download their media files locally will still need a hard drive with more capacity. But if you mostly stream your music and videos online, then buying a smaller SSD for the same money will give you a better experience.

How to Rip DVD to HDD?

Generally, we say rip DVDs to HDD, not copy DVDs to HDD. Why? Almost all DVD 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 a hard 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, while 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 you will fail to copy with an error message “Cannot play copy-protected files”. So you need a professional yet DVD to HDD Ripper.

Preparation

A DVD Ripping Tool – You can rip unprotected DVDs to HDD with Handbrake but for commercial DVDs, you have to turn to a professional DVD ripping tool to remove the copy protection. If you don’t mind all the DVD rips are MKV files, you can use MakeMKV. But I prefer Pavtube ByteCopy for its DVD (and Blu-ray) decryption power. It supports to decrypt AACS, BD+ up to v61 while MakeMKV only supports up to v60. And ByteCopy can 1:1 backup DVD movies, main title copy DVDs and convert DVD to lossless MKV, Multi-track MP4/AVI/MOV, SD/HD MKV, MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3D SBS MKV/MP4, H.265 MKV/MP4, 4K MP4, etc. For more functions, you can refer to its review.

DVD discs – It depends on what DVD ripping software you choose. If you choose Handbrake, your DVDs should be unprotected. If you are using ByteCopy, you can copy any DVD to External Hard Drive like the new released House Of Cards, HannibalThe WalkSpectre 007The Martian, Game of Thrones Complete Seasons (1-6), etc.

A Computer – Note: If you are using a Mac, you shoulf use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.

Start to Copy DVD to HDD

Firstly, please download and install your DVD ripping tool:

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Step 1: Run DVD ripping tool and insert your DVD to internal/external drive and click “File” to load the DVD discs to copy DVD to External Hard Drive. DVD discs, DVD folders, DVD IFO/ISO are all supported.

Tips:
1.You can add more than one DVD movies at a time for its batch conversion function.

2. You can choose desired subtitle and audio track and forced subtitle below the chapter list.

ADD DVD MOVIES

Step 2. Click the “Browse” button to set output folder where you want to save the copied DVD movies.

Step 3. Hit the Copy the entire disc icon on the main interface and start Gravity DVD backing up process.

Alternatively, you are suggested to choose “Common Video -> H.264 MP4 Video (*.mp4)” for putting DVD to an external drive for playback.

Now coping Gravity DVD to an external hard drive, hard disk drive (HDD) or thumb drive is extremely easy. Have a try now!

Tip:

If you’d like to copy only movie content and leave out the extras and commentary, the Directly Copy is exactly what you need, which copies intact .M2TS/VOB main movie from original DVD disc without extras.

Step 4. Finally click on “Convert” button to start converting DVD to HDD for streaming and playing.

When the conversion finished, you can enjoy you DVD collection from HDD.

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Copy DVD to Samsung 960 PRO SSD with Original Quality

Samsung 960 PRO SSD is ideal for high-end PCs and workstations, the 960 PRO boasts a cutting-edge 48-layer Samsung V-NAND-based architecture that delivers next-generation performance in a compact M.2 form factor. If you want a big place to store your DVD backups, Samsung 960 PRO SSD is an ideal choice.

How to Copy DVD to Samsung 960 PRO SSD with Original Quality?

To copy DVD to Samsung 960 PRO SSD as videos, you need a DVD ripping tool. Here Pavtube ByteCopy  is highly recommended to help you rip your favorite DVD movies to Samsung 960 PRO SSD as video files in MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV and more with fantastic output quality and lightning conversion speed. In addition, it comes with a built-in video editor that allows you to trim, crop, rotate DVD, etc. so as to get the very part and effect you want. In addition, Pavtube ByteCopy also supports rip Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray to Samsung 960 PRO SSD in lossless MKV container with TrueHD 7.1 and DTS HD MA audio. When you copy DVD and Blu-ray to HEVC and H.264/AVC codec, you can use NVIDIA HEVC Encoder to accelerate the ripping speed. YOu can learn the details here: ByteCopy Joined H.265 NVIDIA to 30X Realtime 4K H.265 Encoding

If you’re using a Mac, just get the equivalent Mac version called Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to save your DVD to Samsung 960 PRO SSD on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra suported). Download the right version and follow the steps below to copy DVD to Samsung 960 PRO SSD with ease.

Free download and install:

          

Copy DVD to Samsung 960 PRO SSD in lossless MKV

Step 1. Import DVD/Blu-ray movie

Install ByteCopy and run the software. Insert DVD into the DVD-ROM, for Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray drive is required. Click on “DVD ROM” and the software will import DVD movie from the optical drive and arrange them as a directory in file list. You can check any of the episodes and view them in the preview window. Taking snapshots can be done by one click on Snapshoot button when previewing. You can load DVD folder or DVD ISO/IFO image file in the same way by clicking on “DVD folder” or “IFO/ISO”. If you have some Blu-rays, you can load it from Blu-ray drive to convert Blu-ray to lossless MKV for storing on SSD.

LOAD dvd

Step 2: Rip DVD to lossless MKV

For lossless quality, you are suggested to rip DVD to lossless MKV format which can preserve all the title, languages of the audio streams, subtitle or caption tracks, fonts for those subtitles, images, chapter information, and menus.

lossless MKV

Step 3. Adjust video settings(Optional)

If the default A/V settings cannot fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to custom the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically.

Step 4.Start to convert Blu-ray/DVD to SSD

Press the “Convert” button on the bottom-right corner to start doing video conversion. The larger the DVD/Blu-ray files are, the more conversion time should be taken.

After the conversion done, you can then get the converted DVD/Blu-ray files by clicking “Open output folder” button, the you can copy the files to Samsung 960 PRO SSD.

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H.265 (HEVC) & H.264 (AVC) Direct Play in Plex Media Server

HEVC is a successor to the well known H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard. HEVC promises the same level of picture quality as H.264/AVC, however, there will be better compression so the file size can be smaller. This is important when dealing with 4K or UHD media. As the resolution increases, the file size increases along with it. Although there are now few devices supporting HEVC, Plex won’t let you down ever with supporting both H.264/AVC and HEVC/H.265 direct playing.

Plex Direct Play Video Support

Native video support is typically (but not always) limited to the MP4 container, H.264 video encoding, and AAC audio. Content that is not natively supported will automatically be Direct Streamed or transcoded as needed by the Plex Media Server.

Learn >> ISO to Plex | MKV to Plex  | TV Series DVD to Plex | AVI to Plex | Blu-ray to Plex

See the Specific Model Differences later in the article for more information about cases that may vary from this. Content matching the following can usually be Direct Played:

  • Container: MP4
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 or smaller
  • Video Encoding: H.264 (level 4.0 or lower)
  • Video Framerate: 30fps
  • Video Bit Depth: 8
  • Audio Encoding: AAC

Plex 4K (UHD) Direct Play Video Support

Some 4K (ultra high definition) devices are recognized by the Plex app. We’re working to bring 4K playback support to other devices, too. 4K/UHD content matching the following will Direct Play on supported devices:

  • Container: MP4
  • Resolution: 3840×2160 or smaller
  • Video Encoding: HEVC (H.265)
  • Video Frame Rate: 30fps
  • Video Bit Depth: 8

4K content not matching the above properties will be transcoded to 1080p. Transcoding 4K content is a very intensive process and will require a powerful computer running Plex Media Server.

Rapid Encode Video to H.265 Using GeForce GTX 900 Series with NVIDIA HEVC Encoder

" I have been waiting a long time for Plex to be able to support HEVC. But alas, encoding a movie in x265 took 3 days to encode on my 8 core 32GB computer. I have a video card (GeForce GTX 960) that supports hardware encoding, but I was unable to find software to support the encoding."

Now, there is a new version of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (trialware) that supports Nvidia H.265, Nvidia H.264 and Intel H.264 hardware encoding as well as other common encoders. You can now encode a 1.5 hour 1080p video in HEVC in about 20 minutes.  And the quality will be very good and am very impressed. If you have a Nvidia video card that supports H.265 encoding (Kepler), you might want to check it out. H.264 hardware encoding is supported on many of the older Nvidia cards. To use NVIDIA HEVC hardware encoding, you have to have the appropriate hardware. You can see if your Graphics Card supports NVIDIA HEVC CUDA acceleration here.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate v4.9.0.0 and higher version support the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users 30x video transcoding speed than before. Learn more about Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate v4.9.0.0 Upgrade supporting H.265 CUDA

Step 1: Add any Video in the Program. 

Install PavTube Video Converter Ultimate and open the program. To add videos, click “File” menu at the top of the main interface. Under that, click “Add Video/Audio” or choose “Add from Folder”. Choose the video which has to be converted.

load video

Step 2: Select HEVC video

 At the bottom of the main interface, select “Format” and choose H.265 HD MP4 video for Plex. If you don’t HEVC video, you also can choose any output format from the drop-down menu. It has a huge resource of output formats such as Custom videos, common videos, Common Audio, Fina Cut Pro, HLS Streaming, HD/3D Video and many more.

HEVC MP4

Step 3: Using NVIDIA HEVC Encoding to accelerate the speed.

Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU acceleration.

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How to Rip 4K Blu-ray to multi-track MP4 Files?

Welcome to 4K UHD Blu-ray era. After Blu-ray beats DVD to become the main physical media. It is gradually replaced by UHD 4K Blu-ray now. It’s the latest generation of Blu-ray discs which, as the name suggests, supports Ultra HD – aka 4K. 4K Blu-ray playback is a headache right now for many people cause 4K Blu-ray is HEVC codec, aacs 2.0 encryption and 4K resolution, which has high requirements on the media player. So to play 4K Blu-ray conveniently, we instruct you to rip 4K Blu-ray to multi-track MP4 with multiple subtitle and audio keeping.

Read on for our complete guide to Ultra HD Blu-ray ripping and scroll down if you’re more interested in the process. If you don’t need multi-track video, you can refer to the following guides:

Getting Started

As we said, 4K Blu-ray is protected by AACS 2.0 and encoded with HEVC codec. So your Blu-ray Ripper needs to be able to bypass UHD Blu-ray AACS 2.0 encryption and decode HEVC to H.264 or decode 4K HEVC Blu-ray to HEVC MKV/MP4 files.

Here, we strongly recommend you Pavtube Bytecopy which is the best professional Blu-ray ripping tool developed by Pavtube Studio, which is updated frequently to support to decrypt the newest Blu-ray encryption mechanism. Now, it is updated to 4.9.1.0 and supports to crack Blu-ray AACS, BD+, UOP up to MKB v62.2 and AACS 2.0 somtimes.

– rip 4K Blu-ray to lossless/uncompressed MKV on Windows 10.

– rip 4K Blu-ray to MP4/MOV/AVI with multiple subtitle and audio tracks.

– Compress 4K Blu-ray to 1080p video.

– Convert Blu-ray to SD/HD/4K MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, TS, MPEG, etc.

– Convert 2D 4K Blu-ray to 3D SBS MKV/MP4 while also convert 3D 4k Blu-ray to 3D SBS MP4 for VR Headsets.

What’s more, it supports the newest NVIDIA HEVC encoder speed. So when you try to rip 4K Blu-ray to HEVC and AVC video, you can get up to 30x times 4K blu-ray ripping speed with NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration.

Download and install ByteCopy: Windows version,    Mac version 

Step by Step to Rip 4K Blu-ray to Multi-track MP4 with Multiple Audio/Subtitle Tracks

Step 1. Load 4k Blu-ray movie 

Insert Blu-ray disc to an external Blu-ray drive, and launch the 4K Blu-ray Ripper for Windows 10; click the disc button to import your Blu-ray disc to the program. Blu-ray folder and ISO image files are supported as well. As you can see, you can preview the loaded Blu-ray files in the right preview window and select Blu-ray audio track/subtitle. 

Load Blu-ray

Step 2: Output Multi-track MP4 format.

Click the format bar to follow “Multi-track Video” and “Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)” because it will contain multiple audio tracks and chapter markers in the output video.

Output multi-track MP4 format

Tip: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Multi-task Settings” window, all audio tracks from the source files are checked and to be saved in the output MP4 container by default, if there are some audio tracks you don’t like, uncheck and remove them under the “Audio” tab.

Step 3. Utilizing Nvidia GPU Hardware Acceleration In ByteCopy

Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU Encode acceleration. You need to check if your graphic card supports CUDA acceleration from here. .

H.265 encoding acceleration

Step 4: Start 4K Blu-ray to multi-track MP4 converting.

After finishing all the settings, go back to the main interface, press the right-bottom “Convert” button to start 4K Blu-ray to mp4 with multiple audio tracks conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open output folder”, a window will pop out with all your converted files. You can then enjoy them on your favorite HD media players with your desired audio tracks.

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Pavtube ByteCopy 4.9.1.0 Final – Pavtube ByteCopy, the best Blu-ray/DVD to Lossless MKV solution, is a powerful program with the ability of backing up Blu-ray/DVD collection to multi-track MKV without quality loss, ripping BD/DVD movies to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams, and converting BD/DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format. It can Also ability to extract rip Blu-ray with Dolby Digital 5.1/7.1 and AC3 5.1 audio.

 At the meantime, this multi-track Blu-ray/DVD converter can be considered as a user-friendly movie editing tool with the professional functions to trim, crop, merge, insert subtitles, export srt/ass/ssa subtitles, add video effects in the destination movie.


Video Performance:

1. 3D Blu-ray effect

Save same 3D effect out of source Blu-ray with original structure to computer hard disk.

2. Convert 2D BD/DVD to 3D Video

Create 3D movies out of 2D BD/DVD sources in 5 different 3D formats and 3 different modes: MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI; Side by Side, Anaglyph, Top/Bottom.

3. 4K Blu-ray Decryption

Rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 MP4, H.265 MKV preserving the excellent video and audio quality.

4. NVIDIA CUDA Hardware Acceleration

Pavtube ByteCopy 4.9.1.0 can rip 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD with up to 30x times ripping speed utilizing the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users video transcoding speed than before.


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Operating system : Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
› License : Trialware
› Version : Pavtube ByteCopy 4.9.1.0
› Size : 57.86MB


Installation of Pavtube ByteCopy 4.9.1.0

  • Download the File from above
  • Open the folder and run the .exe file to install the software.
  • You don’t have to crack or Patch.
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  • Enjoy Pavtube ByteCopy 4.9.1.0 Full Version.

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