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How to Rip a DVD with DVD Decrypter   

by Matt Hawkins, 18/08/2011
Categories : Multimedia

There are many reasons you might want to rip an entire DVD video to your hard drive. These reasons include cloning or copying your own home videos or backing up discs to protect from wear and tear.

This article explains how to do it using the free DVD Decrypter v3.5.4.0.

You will need plenty of hard drive space. DVDs usually require 5-8GB.

Step 1

Download DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 (final) from http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/

Run the setup file and install

Step 2

Insert the DVD you want to rip into your DVD drive.

Run DVD Decrypter

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Select your DVD drive from the "Source" drop down list (A).

The disc is analysed and the contents is listed on the right. The number in the bottom right corner (D) tells you how big the files are.

Click the folder icon in the "Destination" region and specify a location for the ripped files (B).

Step 3

Click the "Decrypt" button to start ripping the DVD (C).

Step 4

You should now see the ripping window.


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This shows you the progress of the rip. You can see the destination (A), information about the current file (B), the current progress (C) and the total remaining KBs (D).

If you wish to abort the rip you can click the red stop button (D).

When the process has finished you will have a complete VIDEO_TS folder in your chosen destination.

You can then burn this using your preferred DVD burning software.

If you need to create an ISO disc image and I've got Ashampoo Burning Studio, you can follow the tutorial on our sister site here.

Video Tutorial

A video tutorial showing How to Rip a DVD with DVD Decrypter is available on YouTube : Video Tutorial

Legal Stuff

The law regarding the ripping of commercial DVDs varies from country to country. In this example I ripped a DVD that I filmed, edited, authored and manufactured. So there.

Author : Matt Hawkins  Last Edit By : Matt Hawkins
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