How to clone/copy a DVD in Windows 10

by Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams
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Many users with older PCs still utilize their disc drives for media playback. However, DVDs aren’t especially durable as they can get scratched quite easily.

As disc scratching can ruin DVDs, it might be a good idea to back up some of your discs by cloning them.

The process of cloning, or copying, a DVD includes both disc ripping and burning. First, a DVD’s content needs to be ripped (copied) to a PC.

Copying ripped content from PC to a blank DVD is disc burning. Ripping and burning one disc’s content to another will clone it.

How can I clone a DVD in Windows 10?

1. Use WinX DVD Copy Pro

WinX DVD Copy Pro is a Windows 10 DVD-cloning software specifically designed for copying discs for backup purposes. It is a very straightforward, quick, and flexible DVD copier that includes nine alternative copy modes.

This software enables you to make exact 1:1 disc copies with all their menus retained along with audio and subtitle tracks. Its users can select DVD to ISO, DVD to VIDEO_TS, and DVD to DVD tabs to copy discs.

Furthermore, you can copy encrypted discs with this software as it supports a wide range of DVD encryption. As it also bypasses many regional codes, you can copy all types of DVDs with WinX DVD Copy.

Other useful features

  • Bad sector recover engine can repair DVDs
  • DVD info reader checks for online disc info
  • Enables users to extract video, subtitles, and audio from DVDs
  • Enables users to copy specific disc chapter ranges

Here are the steps you need to follow to successfully clone a DVD with this software:

  1. Insert a DVD into your PC’s disc drive.
  2. Open the WinX DVD Copy window.
  3. Click the Clone DVD to DVD tab.
  4. Select a source DVD and target DVD burner (drive) on the Source DVD and Target DVD Burner drop-down menus.
  5. Select the Remove CSS encryption or Remove DVD region code options.
  6. Click the Browse button for the temp folder.
  7. Click Run to rip the disc’s content.
  8. When the disc’s content has been backed up to hard drive, insert a blank DVD to burn its content to.
  9. Press the Burn button.
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2. Rip DVD content with VLC Media Player

  1. Download VLC from its website, and install the software.
  2. Insert a non-encrypted DVD in your disc drive.
  3. Open the VLC window.
  4. Click VLC’s Media menu.
  5. Select the Convert/Save option to open the window shown directly below.
    VLC media player clone dvd windows 10
  6. Click the Disc tab.
    DISC tab clone dvd windows 10
  7. Select the DVD radio button.
  8. Select the disc drive that includes the DVD on the Disc device drop-down menu.
  9. Press the Convert / Save button.
    Convert clone dvd windows 10
  10. Select MP4 for video content on the Profile drop-down menu.
  11. Click Browse to choose a folder to include the ripped disc content.
  12. Enter a title for file, and click the Save option.
  13. Click Start to rip the DVD’s content.

Burn the ripped disc content

  1. Thereafter, open the folder you saved the ripped DVD content to in File Explorer.
  2. Replace the current DVD in your disc drive with a DVD to burn to.
  3. Select the ripped DVD file, and click the Burn to disc option on the Share tab.
  4. Thereafter, you can select either the With a CD/DVD player or Like a USB flash option.
    Burn a DISC window clone dvd windows 10
  5. Click the Next button, and select the Finish burning option on the Manage tab.

Note: You can only rip non-protected DVDs with VLC.

So, you can clone DVDs with WinX DVD Copy or rip discs with VLC to burn their contents with Windows 10’s built-in utility.

You can copy non-encrypted discs with either method, but you’ll need WinX DVD Copy to clone protected DVDs.

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