How to Copy/Convert DVD to USB Drive or Hard Drive
Last Updated on January 27, 2021 by Robert Jackson
A DVD is always an important carrier to hold data, movies, and music. However, due to the introduction, the improvement, and popularity of the USB thumb drive, DVD is no longer the major route for us to have visual or aural feasts and keep data safe.
Some of you may not have a DVD player at home to play the DVD or the disc player that you have is incapable of playing DVD. In this case, you may try to copy the DVD to an external USB drive to watch it on your TV.
Meanwhile, when you’re out for a trip, a DVD is not a perfect tool to watch a movie or listen to music, and most importantly, not suitable to hold files if you’re on a business trip. Why? DVD is so fragile that even a scratch will make it unplayable, you have to carry a DVD case specifically to preserve the disc if you don’t want to suffer from data loss.
No matter which situation you’re currently in, it’s never a bad idea to convert your DVD to a USB flash drive or computer hard drive.
Why do we choose to convert DVD to a USB drive or hard drive?
There are countless reasons that we should convert DVD to a USB drive as soon as possible.
More benefits will come as you choose to convert the DVD content to a USB thumb drive. Now, if you’re interested in such a DVD-to-USB transfer, check out the steps below.
Can a DVD be transferred to a USB flash drive?
Some people may ask can a DVD be transferred to a USB flash drive after they tried to copy a DVD by using the Copy and Paste features on Windows/Mac computers and failed.
To be clear, you can surely transfer a DVD to a USB flash drive or any other hard drive. All you need is the professional DVD Copy software.
How to convert DVD to USB drive/hard drive
After Tipard DVD Ripper is installed on your computer, we can start to convert your DVD to the USB drive or computer hard drive.
Import the DVD to Tipard DVD Ripper
For starters, insert the DVD and USB flash drive into your computer.
Then, on your computer, launch Tipard DVD Ripper and click the big plus light blue icon on its interface to import the DVD to the program.
Set up for the DVD copy
Next, Tipard will process the disc and display the main title on the interface.
First, let’s decide the output format of the DVD duplicate.
Tipard supports converting DVD format to digital file formats (MP4, MKV), disc images (ISO files), and DVD Folder (Video_TS & Audio_TS).
Copy DVD to a USB drive as digital files:
Locate Rip All to and choose MKV or MP4.
Since Tipard will only display the main movie of the DVD on the interface, you may click the Full Title List button and check the rest clips. Then, decide the audio and subtitle of the video.
Copy DVD to a USB drive as ISO/DVD Folder:
Click the Rip to Video/Audio tab and choose Rip to DVD Folder or ISO File when you want to rip the disc losslessly.
Complete the DVD copy
Next, you need to locate Save to: and set your USB drive or your computer hard drive as the destination to save the DVD duplicate.
Lastly, click the Rip All button to start converting the DVD to your USB flash drive.
In a minute or two, Tipard will finish its work. Then, you may eject the disc and unplug the USB drive. Later, you may enjoy the DVD movie/music anytime and anywhere you like without popping a disc into a disc drive.
Tips: Pick up a suitable USB flash drive for different computer OS
Using different File Systems, different USB drives are compatible with different computer operating systems.
Generally speaking, there’re 3 types of file systems for USB drives, the NTFS, FAT32, and exFAT.
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