How To Copy a Movie onto the Computer

Transferring Movies from CDs, DVDs and Other Devices to the Computer

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There are many ways to copy movies onto the computer. The first method is to copy movies from DVDs to computers by using DVD or CD ripping software. CD and DVD ripping software such as Nero and Xilisoft is required to transfer movies from DVDs or CDs to a computer. This type of software has features that can rip DVD formats. DVD ripping applications also allow users to convert DVD formats to other video formats including:

  • MPEG
  • AVI
  • MP4
  • WMV
  • DivX
  • XviD
  • WMA
  • WAV
  • M4A
  • RM
  • 3GP
  • OGG

Some DVD originals are difficult to copy these days. Most original movies stored on a DVD are protected with CSS or UOPS technology. This technology encrypts the DVD and prevents users from copying the stored movie. But with the use of special DVD ripping software, copy protections like CSS and UOPS can be removed. The other way is to transfer movies with the use of a USB connector. A USB connector is only required if the movie that will be copied is from other devices such as Sony PSP, Ipod, or a mobile phone.

Step 1

Search the Internet for DVD ripping applications that are capable of removing copy protections. Users can visit the official website of Nero or Xilisoft to see the software’s features.

Step 2

Download and install the program on the computer. When the download of the program is finished, an installation prompt will automatically appear. Follow the given instructions upon installing the program.

Step 3

Once the program has been installed, the user can then run the DVD ripping software by clicking the application’s icon. Clicking the icon will allow the program to display its application window.

Step 4

The window of the DVD ripping software provides a series of options, from which the user can choose what operation to complete first. Actions such as rip, convert, copy, and burn are displayed in its main window. Most DVD ripping software is easy-to-use and easy to navigate.

Step 5

Configure the “rip” settings of the program. This is where the user can organize their target results such as volume, video resolution, quality, and output modes.

Step 6

After arranging the entire desired outcome, the user can then select the action “Rip” to copy movies from DVDs to the computer.

Step 7

For movies that are transferred from other electronic devices such as Sony PSP and Ipod: just connect the USB connector of the device to the computer. After connecting the USB connector, a window will be displayed wherein users can view the folder containing data from the device. Open the folder where the movie that will be copied is located. Drag and drop the icon of the movie from the folder of the device to the folder on the computer. Users can also simply copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the icon through hotkeys.


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