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How to Rip an Old/New DVD to Video and Back Up a DVD Within 5 Minutes

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With the rapid rise of streaming services, we're living in a world where every movie or TV show is available at our fingertips on every electronic device in our arsenal.

Does this mean DVDs are a thing of the past? Not really. But with built-in DVD drives being removed successively by computer manufacturers like Apple, Dell, Lenovo, etc., shelves chock-full of DVD movies now seem overly cumbersome and a waste of space, and they bring the hidden peril of DVDs being scratched or damaged. On top of that, nothing could be more awful than not being able to access a robust media library on a flight or train ride or any occasion on the go.

Nevertheless, when you make a digital copy of your spinning movie discs, everything will be worked out. For that, you need a DVD ripper that can back up and convert your DVD to a format that's compatible with a range of devices.

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WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can back up a DVD with full chapters, audio, subtitles and all the information preserved, as well as converting a DVD to MP4, MOV, MKV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox One, PS4, and 350+ profiles within five minutes.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum: A Fast, Professional, and Efficient DVD Ripper

There are a great many types of DVD ripping software on the market. Why have more than 70 million users selected and trusted WinX DVD Ripper Platinum since it debuted in 2009? The essence of the matter is nothing but its powerful features, making it a fast, professional, and effective DVD ripper.

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Accept All Types of DVDs

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum gives access to any type of DVD, from newly released DVD movies to TV series DVDs, homemade discs, 99-title DVDs, workout DVDs, and other old, damaged, or unplayable DVDs.

This DVD ripping software uses a unique DVD analysis kernel and title check mechanism, which is able to handle DVDs with region codes, CSS, or any kind of encryption. Moreover, it's updated weekly to ensure support for digitizing the latest released DVDs.

Digitize DVDs to a Wide Range of Formats and Devices

With 350+ profiles available, you're able to convert a DVD to digital for smooth DVD playback on various devices and platforms. It not only allows you to rip a DVD to MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, M2TS, HEVC, H.264, and all general-purpose formats, but also directly export a DVD to iPhone 11/Pro/Max, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Apple TV, game consoles, etc., for playback anywhere, anytime.

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Back Up a DVD Without Any Quality Loss

Moreover, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is able to make 1:1 DVD backup copies without losing video and audio quality. Four backup modes are available in this DVD backup software.

You're free to back up the whole data of your DVD to an ISO image or Video_TS folder, or make a backup of a DVD's main/full title to a multi-track MPEG2 file. No matter which method you choose, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will automatically activate the built-in demuxing/remuxing kernel to copy the DVD's content, including video/audio tracks and subtitles, from the physical discs without re-encoding. Thus, there is absolutely no video and audio quality loss with the DVD content.

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No. 1 Fast DVD Ripping Speed With GPU Acceleration Enabled

Its fast speed is another reason why WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is superior. It's the first and only DVD ripping program that currently supports a unique level-3 hardware acceleration.

That's to say, if your computer is configured with Intel QSV, NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC or AMD graphics cards with built-in hardware acceleration technology, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will invoke the graphic card automatically. By doing this, it passes on the heavy DVD ripping process from the CPU to the GPU, greatly accelerating the speed: only five minutes to rip a full-length DVD at a maximum speed of 300–500 frames per second (FPS).

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Editing Has Never Been Easier

If you prefer to edit your DVD movies or make some custom settings for them, this DVD ripper is also a nice choice. It enables you to trim a DVD into segments, crop the PAL/NTSC DVD frame size to adapt to different screens, merge separate titles or chapters into a single one, select inner subtitles or add external .srt subtitles to DVD movies, etc. Also, you're able to adjust parameters like video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, aspect ratio, audio settings, etc.

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Get Started With the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

First things first: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

Download and Install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

The application is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The Windows version of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will be applied in this tutorial. Launch it, and insert the disc that you want to digitize to the computer DVD drive to get ready for DVD backup or ripping. If your computer isn't built with a DVD drive, try an external DVD drive instead. Here we go. 

Back Up a DVD Without Quality Loss

First, load the DVD you just inserted by clicking the DVD Disc button. All the DVD information will be displayed clearly in the main interface, and the right title will be selected automatically. Also, an output profile window will pop up simultaneously.

Go to DVD Backup Profile, and click on the DVD Backup option. You'll see four different kinds of backup modes:

  1. Main Title Content Copy: It will save the DVD as a single MPG video file with the selected video and audio tracks.
  2. Full Title Copy: It also copies the DVD to MPG format but with the full title, including all video, audio, and subtitle tracks.
  3. Clone DVD to ISO Image: The full DVD backup solution, which 1:1 duplicates the DVD to an ISO image. The output ISO file is playable on VLC media player, and further burning is easy.
  4. Clone DVD to Folder: The full DVD backup solution as well, but it just copies the DVD to a Video_TS folder with the full DVD content and structure.
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Choose the one that best suits your final purpose, and click OK.

Tick the box for the Intel/NVIDIA hardware accelerator to expedite the DVD backup speed, and select Use High Quality Engine to ensure a flawless output quality.

Then click the Browse button to choose the destination folder, and hit the RUN button to make an intact copy of your DVD instantly. Merely five minutes later, you'll be able to store your DVD more securely with a large amount of storage space saved.

Digitize a DVD to MP4 and Other Formats

If you want to play DVD movies anywhere, anytime, it's better to convert the DVD to digital formats like MP4 with the following steps.

As before, click DVD Disc to import the disc you inserted before. Then choose MP4 Video as the output format. The details may vary depending on your purpose.

  • To watch a DVD movie on any device, player, and platform: Go to General Profiles and choose MP4 Video as the output format.
  • To play a DVD on the device you're using: Taking the iPhone 11 as an example, go to Apple Device and click on to iPhone Video, and then choose iPhone 11/Pro/Max (H.264). The same steps can be applied to convert a DVD to iPad Pro, Huawei Mate 10, Xbox One, PS4, etc.
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Unlike backing up DVDs, ripping a DVD to MP4 allows you to adjust the audio and video parameters. Simply click on the gear-shaped Settings button, and you're able to upscale the DVD resolution from 480p to 720p HD, change the video frame rate or bit rate, tweak the aspect ratio for PAL/NSTC DVDs, or adjust the audio settings.

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Optionally, you can customize your DVD movie through editing, like trimming out the unwanted introduction or FBI DVD warning of your disc, cropping the video frame size to adapt to different screens, adding external subtitles for the DVD, or adjusting the audio volume.

Then you can enable Intel/NVIDIA hardware acceleration for faster speed, and tick the Use High Quality Engine and Safe Mode options to ensure smooth DVD ripping without losing quality.

Now click the Browse button to specify the output folder path, and hit the RUN button to activate DVD to MP4 ripping immediately.


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a comprehensive DVD ripping software which not only allows you to back up a DVD intact, but also to rip a DVD to MP4 and other formats without losing quality.

It solves all the pesky issues of DVDs under the impact of digital videos. After using WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to back up or digitize a DVD, you'll never be bothered with errors like the DVD not playing owing to the removal of the DVD drive, unintentional scratches or damage to the DVD, shelves packed full of discs, and so on.

To get started with this awesome DVD ripper, download the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum free trial from the official website. Then you can easily copy and rip DVD to digital files for playing on any devices, media players, or platforms.

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