Updated on August 30, 2017

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In this article, you will get the method to digitize all of your collection of DVDs with best DVD Ripper and DVD Coppier (read the review), so that you can store them all on your Windows PC or Mac, or storing in your NAS for Streaming. Keep reading.

BTW, for digitalzie collection of Blu-rays, click here.

“I have about 100 DVDs. Should I digitize DVDs onto hard drive, of my Windows PC or Mac, it is no better than storing in my Synology NAS for Streaming if possible.

To get DVDs onto PC, Mac or NAS, you’ll need a third-party DVD ripping software to get the content off the DVD disc as a protection-free and easily readable element.

There’re kinds of different software out there (some free, some not) with a variety of different options. It seems a bit overwhelming. Here we highly recommend Brorsoft DVD Ripper:

As DVD Ripper, Brorsoft has the most powerful crack technology. Both HD DVDs and standard DVDs can be ripped to all popular SD and HD (3D) video formats like 4K/1080P/720P H.264/H.265 MP4MOVMKV, M4V, WMV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MPEGand more.

Meanwhile Brorsoft DVD Ripper also provides the preset formats for over 175 hot devices (iPadiPhoneAndroidSurface tabletSamsung GalaxyXbox, PlayStation, NAS, Panasonic/Samsung/Sony/LG Smart TVs/HDTVs/3D TVs). Simply select the profile to rip DVD for playback on your device with optimized settings and never worry about the video incompatibility!

As DVD Copier, Brorsoft allows you to make physical and digital backup copies of your Blu-ray library. It provides two model for you: Copy DVD Main Movie Only or Backup DVD Whole Structure. This is great because it means you’ll always have access to the movies you paid for.

It has both Windows and Mac version, and Free Trail version available. We also evaluated what output formats were offered and what configurations, or operating systems, the software supported.

DVD Ripper for Windows
Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
DirectX Version: 9.0 or above
Processor: 500MHz or above Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 64MB at least
Hard Disk: 512MB or above
Optical Drive: DVD drive
DVD Ripper for Mac
Supported OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Captain (10.11), macOS Sierra (10.12)
Note: If you’re using Mac OS X 10.5, please click here to get Blu-ray Ripper for Mac OS X 10.5.
Processor: 1G Hz or above PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor
RAM: At least 512M physical RAM
1024*768 or higher resolution display
Optical Drive: DVD drive
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Guide: How to digitize DVD

The trail-before-purchase version availabel for you, the watermark is the only limitation between the trial version and full version. Here in this article, Windows version screenshots were taken as example, the Mac version shares the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

1. Get the DVD source

Load the DVD into your PC and launch the DVD Ripper. The software needs you to select your video source.

Navigate to your DVD and select it. Now it should appear on the left pane.

Meanwhile, you can select your desired subtitle and audio track.

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2. Output settings

Click “Format” to select an output format.

You can either choose MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, MP3, WMA, OGG, etc. as the output format or select the icon of a device/software to get videos with optimized settings for a certain device/software like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Xbox, etc.

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3. Tweak video and audio settings

Click Settings icon, it lets you make adjustments to the video settings.

For example, lowering the frame rate can help reduce the file size.

You’d better keep the balance of your video quality and video size.

4. Start ripping DVD on Mac

Click “Convert” button to start digitalziling DVD movie.

After conversion click “Open” to find converted DVD movies. Enjoy.

How to Digitize DVD Collection