How to Rip DVDs with VLC on Windows(10)

Diana Joan

Nov 07, 2017 06:07 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Media Player

There are many ways to rip DVD on PC, you can use the professional DVD ripper, free DVD ripper, like the online DVD Ripper, etc. If you are an old Windows user and install the VLC media player, congratulaions to you, you can get the free and reliable way to rip DVD: Rip DVD with VLC. We all know the VLC is an excellent media player for Windows, which can play most videos, at the same time, you may don’t know that the VLC is also a reliable DVD ripper which can help you to rip DVD. For PV beginner, you can get the VLC at here.

Easy Way to Rip DVD with VLC

Step 1. First, you need to prepare the DVD disc and VLC software well, then insert the DVD to PC and load up the DVD you want to rip and start up VLC.

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Step 2. Then, under Media, click on Convert/Save. The Open Media window will appear and you want to click on the the Disc tab.

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Step 3. Check the DVD box, and make sure that the “Disc Device” field points to your DVD drive. Click the Convert/Save button to rip the DVD.

Tip: Before you start to rip the DVD, you can do this video settings and get the best video formats.

  • Title: You can choose the video title you want to start to convert
  • Chapter: As the same with Title, you also can choose the Chapters you want to start with too.
  • Audio Track: DVD disc hold many audio tracks, you can choose the different audio tracks you want to rip
  • Subtitle Track: As the same with Title, you also can choose the subtitle tracks you want to rip too

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Step 4. When you finish the video setting and click Browse to pick a name and location for your file. Usually we like to choose the PC hard drive, you also can connect the USB or external hard drive to PC and choose them as the output video save locations too.

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 Tip: At the Convert screen , you can choose the video and audio codec, for example: You can choose the MP4 video with H.264 video codec, MP3 audio format.

Step 5. Back to the main Convert interface, click Start to begin ripping the movie. VLC can’t support the acceleration, you may need to be patient and wait for the result.

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Professional DVD Ripper You May Need

VLC is really easy to use, you can get the desired video file quickly, but there are so many video format on the market, VLC only can provide the limited video formats for you, at the same time, when you want to rip 100+ DVDs, you may need more time on the long waiting. VLC really does the remarkable job on the video playback, I am afraid it’s not the best DVD Ripper for best DVD playback. (Copy DVD with VLC on Mac)

Why not give a chance for other professional DVD Ripper, like the Pavtube ByteCopy, this software is just the real DVD ripper hero which supports the DVD disc, Blu-ray disc, DVD ISO/IFO images, Blu-ray ISO images too, you can remove the most DVD and Blu-ray protection, like the Disney DVDs, Analog Protection, Blu-Ray BD+ , AACS, DVD region code, etc.

I think the 300+ video formats are far enough for you, you can rip and convert the DVD and Blu-ray to MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc main popular video formats, you also can choose the comprehensive device preset if you want to play the DVD and Bluray movies on other devices, like the iPad, iPhone, TVs: Samsung TV, Apple TV LG TV. game console: PS4 Pro, PS4. Xbox One s, etc. You also can choose the 3D videos for VR headset, like Gear VR, PS VR, Oculus Rift CV1, Google Daydream VR, etc.

Except the wonderful video formats, you can adjust the video by yourself: You can change the video resolution for smaller video size, or you want to compress the 4K video to HD video for HD TV, you also can change the video frame, bitrate, audio codec, etc. In addition, you can edit the video, with the built-in video editor, you can enjoy the simple video editing features, like the video cutting, video trimming, adding subtitles, adding watermark, etc. In a word, choose the Bytecopy, you can get the VIP DVD service. (Free DVD Ripper Review)

Steps: Rip and Convert DVD with Lighting Fast Speed

Step 1. Load DVD/Blu-ray disc

You can get the free DVD ripper by choosing the Trial version, but there are some watermarks on the videos, if you care, you can choose the Buy button and get this software forever. Then open it and click “File” > “Load from disc” to load disc into the program or you can also drag the DVD file to this software directly.

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Step 2. Choose Output Video Format

Click the Format button to open the output video formats, you can choose any video formats by your own need. For example: You can choose to convert the DVD/Blu-ray to lossless MKV format which keeps the video chapters, subtitles, audio tracks. You also can choose the popular MP4, AVI. WMV, FLV, etc.

For 3D fans, it’s really a precious chance to get the multiple 3D videos from the common DVD and Blu-ray disc, you can save much money and energy on the 3D videos, because Bytecopy aloows you to choose the 3D videos from the DVD and Blu-ray discs, you can choose the 3D MP4 video format which is wide used in most VR headset, like PS VR, Oculus Rift CV1, Google Daydream VR, HTC Vive, etc, even including the 3D TV.


Click the Setting and adjust the video related parameters, you can adjust the audio channels for getting the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 effect from the disc. You also can adjust the video resolution from 1080p to 3840p for 4K videos or compress the 4K video to HD video without much quality loss.

Step 3. Start DVD Copy Process

 After finishing all the settings, go back to the main interface, press the “Convert” button to start to rip and convert DVDs. When you are waiting for the result, you can enjoy the DVD movies at the preview windows, you only can watch the video with the small video screen, not the full screen.

Tips: If you like the disc instead of the digital video formats, you also can do some DVD copies in this software, you can do like these:

  • In the main interface and click the  full disc copy icon on the top tool bar of the main interface, this software will copy the full DVD disc content and keep all the video chapters, subtitles, audio tracks.
  • Click the Format button and choose the “Copy” > “Direct Copy” to copy the main movie of the DVD disc. This way won’t affect you to enjoy the movies.

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