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How to Rip Protected DVD to Video/Audio with Ease

DVD movies have been a part of our daily life for years now and you probably have a large of DVD collection in your TV room. To prevent these treasured DVDs from getting lost of damaged, back them up to your computer and keep the original DVD disc in some safe places. Note that commercial DVD movies are usually locked by DVD copy protection and cannot be easily ripped with freeeware. In this article, you are going to learn how to rip protected DVD to video/audio with an intuitive protected DVD ripper. If you want to copy protected DVD to DVD/DVD folder/ISO, please turn to Copy Protected DVD.

Aimersoft protected DVD ripper is recommended by many users to rip protected DVD to all popular video/audio formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, MP3 and more for playing and sharing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, YouTube, Facebook, etc. What's more, there will always be upgrades to support ripping DVD discs with new copy protection. If you are using a Mac, please get Aimersoft DVD ripping program Mac to rip protected DVD on Mac (Lion and Mountain Lion included).

Download Protected DVD Ripper:

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How to rip protected DVD to your computer

The detailed guide here uses DVD Ripper for Windows screenshots. The steps to copy protected DVD to video/audio to your hard drive on Mac are the same. 

1Load DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your computer's DVD-ROM and open the DVD converter. Then click "Load DVD" to import the DVD movies. You can select the subtitles and audio tracks after the DVD has been loaded. And if you want to convert the DVD movie to a single file, you can choose "Merge into One File".

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2Choose output settings

Click "Profile" and choose the output video/audio format you like. You can either choose MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc. as the output format or select the icon of a device/software to get videos with optimized settings for a certain device/software like iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung, etc.

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3Start ripping protected DVD

Finally, click the Start button to start the protected DVD ripping process. After the conversion completes, you can click "Find Target" to get the ripped media files.

Below is the video tutorial on how to rip protected DVD:

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marvinllambjr
I'm having the same issue, was this ever resolved?
mickturnbull
i have purchased DVD ripper and have a Video which has the correct files (BUP.IFO & VOB) but every time I try to load the files the error states that it fails to load? Any ideas? common problems with the software?
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