How to copy a DVD free on Windows Computer

Wonder how to copy a DVD to computer in Windows 10, 8, 7? Сopy DVD to PC hard drive, another DVD or USB free & easily with Freemake. Create complete region-free duplicates of original discs with chapters, trailers, bonus videos. Download a DVD to Windows computer & choose among 15+ backup formats for output. Make a digital copy to watch on TV, phone, tablet or other device. The BEST alternative to paid programs!

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Get the job done in these easy steps:
1. Install Freemake software on your Windows computer
2. Insert the DVD disc that you want to replicate
3. Add the DVD files into the tool
4. Select an output format & location
5. Copy a DVD to Windows 10 computer

Learn how to copy DVD to PC free in Windows:


Install Freemake Video Converter on PC

Download Freemake Video Converter on your PC. Unlike other programs, Freemake lets create a DVD copy absolutely free.

Please note:
The supported operating systems are Windows 10, Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 7, and Vista.

You can select between the default online version of the installation file and the offline option. The first requires fast and stable Internet connection. While the second one can be later installed on a desktop or laptop computer not connected to the Web.

As soon as you download the installation file of Freemake program, double-click to run it. Since the freeware doesn't contain any toolbars or ads, you can click the "Next" button all the time for an easy installation. Freemake Video Converter will automatically start after the installation.

Insert the DVD disc that you want to copy

Prepare the DVD disc that you want to duplicate. Please make sure it's not corrupted. Try to play the DVD on a computer or any DVD player to make sure it works fine.

Put the disc into your PC's CD/DVD drive to download it.

Many users wonder how to copy a protected DVD? In case you want to copy a copy protected DVD disc, please back it up for personal use only! Keep in mind that it's illegal to copy protected DVDs with the purpose of reselling or sharing the copies with other people. Our company doesn't encourage users to bypass the copy protection. You take all the responsibility for your actions with a copy protected DVD disc.

Add the DVD videos into the tool

In the main window of Freemake Video Converter, click the "+DVD" button and choose VIDEO_TS folder on your DVD disc. The program will ask what files you want to add. Select the longest ones or all of them if you want to duplicate the DVD movie completely. The movie may be of any size.

Please note that you may select one music path and one subtitles track to go with your files.

If you have a DVD folder on your Windows 10 PC, follow the same procedure. Alternatively, you may drag-n-drop the whole VIDEO_TS or single VOB files into the program main window.


Select the best output format

If you want to copy DVD to another DVD disc with all the content, press the "to DVD" option and prepare a blank disc. It's recommended to use a DVD-RW. You can also add a custom menu for your new DVD disc.

In case you need to make a digital copy on your computer or an external hard drive, select an output format for your DVD video files. The format choice depends on your goals: whether you want to watch the DVD movie on a big TV screen, portable gadget or just make a DVD copy of it to be on the safe side. Choose the respective format or gadget button at the bottom of Freemake app. MP4 or AVI seem to be the best options for content backup.

Copy a DVD to Windows computer

To make a copy of the DVD files to another DVD disc, click the "Burn" button. A new window will open. As soon as the tool copies the file, it will ask you to insert a blank DVD disc into your drive to write the contents onto a disc. It will take some time to burn files and will depend on your machine capacity. Then check the resulted disc with some DVD player.

To save a movie from DVD to computer hard drive, click the chosen format, pick the preset (better "Same as source" or change it) and then click the "Convert" button. Wait till the copying & conversion process is over and check the folder with the new visual. Now you can move it to a phone, tablet, game console or external hard drive.