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+ formats for output. Make a digital copy to watch on TV, phone, tablet or other device.

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Why you should try the tool:
1. Install Freemake on your Windows computer
2. Insert the DVD disc that you want to replicate
3. Add the DVD into the tool
4. Select an output format
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.

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

You can select between the default online version of the installation file and the offline one. 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 that you want to duplicate. Make sure the disc is not corrupted or protected. Freemake tool doesn't do copying of protected media and doesn't add copy protection to new discs.

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.

Add the DVD videos into the tool

In Freemake Video Converter, click the "+DVD" button and choose VIDEO_TS folder on your DVD disc. The tool 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.

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 an output format

If you want to copy DVD to another DVD with all the content, press the "to DVD" option and prepare a new blank disc. It's recommended to use a DVD-RW.

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 movie on a TV, portable gadget or just make a copy of it to be on the safe side. Choose the respective format or gadget button at the bottom of Freemake app.

Copy a DVD to Windows computer

To make a copy of the DVD to DVD, 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 DVD drive to write the contents onto a disc. The burning process will take some time depending on your machine capacity.

To save a movie from DVD to computer hard drive, click the chosen format, pick the preset (better "Same as source") and then click the "Convert" button. Wait till the 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.