I often rented DVD movies from Netflix. Last week I tweeted about having sucessfully ripped my Netflix DVD discs on my computer, and while the process is quite easy, quite of my friends inquired about how I did it, so I figured I would throw this quick tutorial up. If you want to rip and copy Netflix DVD to your computer so that you can watch it some other time or transfer it to your portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung, Archos, etc., you’ve come to the right place. Read on for details.
First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have DVD ripping tool on your PC or Mac. There are many programs out there that allows us to rip Netflix DVDs. The best program I can recommend for handling Netflix DVD discs is Brorsoft DVD Ripper. It takes everything from the DVD, including the chapters, extras, and subtitles. With decent decrypting capability (removing CSS Copy-protections and DVD region codes including the lastest DVD discs), high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, Android tablets and phones, etc), Brorsoft DVD Ripper ranks top on the DVD ripping, conversion and backup application list.
If you are a Mac user, you can use the equivalent Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac to rip and backup Netflix DVD on Mac (El Capitan and Yosemite included). This guide uses DVD Ripper for Window screenshots. The way to save Netflix DVD on Mac is the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your situation.
Guide: How to Rip and Copy Netflix DVD Rentals
Step 1. Load Netflix DVD movies
After downloading, install and run the beset Netflix DVD Ripper. As you can see, you can add the DVD movies you want to rip by clicking the “DVD disc” button on the main interface.
Step 2. Choose output format
Option A – Click “Format” bar to get the format list and select a proper export format. As you can see, various regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. are available in the “Common Video” profile.
Option B – If you just want to copy DVD to DVD folder with original structures, please go to Backup DVD with Original Structure.
Option C – If you just want to copy main movie without extras, commentary etc. documents, please go to Copy Movie Only from DVD discs.
Brorsoft DVD Ripper provides 100+ video presets for Google Nexus, Asus Transformer, Galaxy Tab, iPad, Apple TV, Galaxy S4, Nook HD and more, allowing you to convert Netflix DVD movies to fit your different portable media players.
Step 3. Start ripping and copying Netflix DVD movies
The last step is to click the “Convert” button on the main interface to start converting Netflix DVDs to a video, audio you want. After ripping, return the movie and you now have added another movie to your DVD collection. Play it anywhere anytime you want.