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macOS 10.10 - 10.14
You may rent a DVD, or have bought plenty of DVDs for collection. Is there a way to make a DVD copy for offline viewing anytime and anywhere? You may need a DVD copy tool. DVDFab DVD Copy is the tool you are looking for. This program is designed to backup any DVD to any blank or unused disc, or make a copy to ISO file/folder for offline viewing and safe storage. The following parts will show you the steps in detail to copy DVD on Windows and on Mac with DVDFab DVD Copy.
Part One: How to Copy DVD with DVDFab DVD Copy on Win
Part Two: How to Copy DVD with DVDFab DVD Copy on Mac
l Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (32/64 bit)
l Pentinum II 500 MHz
l 2GB of RAM
l 20GB of free hard disc space
l A DVD-R (W) or DVD+R (W) Drive
l Live Internet connection required to register DVDFab (little network traffic used)
Step 1: Install and launch DVDFab 11
DVDFab DVD Copy is a product module of the program DVDFab 11. To launch this DVD Copy, you should install DVDFab 11.
Open the download page of DVDFab 11. Locate Windows and click “Free Download”. An EXE file (about 3MB) will be downloaded. That file is the INSTALL file of DVDFab 11 for Win. Double click the downloaded EXE file to install this software. In the installation process, It’s advisable to click “Click to Install”, wait the downloading complete, and click “Start DVDFab” to launch it.
Note: Another way to get the INSTALL file of DVDFab 11
Open the page of DVDFab DVD Copy, click “Free Download” or “Try”, and an EXE file (about 3MB) will be downloaded. That file is also the INSTALL file of DVDFab 11.
Step2: Choose a copy mode
If it’s your first time to open DVDFab 11, the Copy module has been already chosen. If not, click Copy module followed by clicking the "Copy Mode" tab on the top left corner of the main interface to choose a copy mode, which is an error-free step. You have 6 modes to choose. How these 6 modes function will be described in the end. Here I take Main Movie mode as an example.
Note: (It’s not a necessary info to copy a DVD, just for your reference )
1. Why do I take Main Movie mode as an example?
Main Movie mode is ticked by a large majority of users for the question “What is your most frequently used copy mode?” in our 2019 Questionnaire. However, this won’t lower the status of the other copy modes.
2. Why doesn’t the copy mode include “To DVD” and “To Blu-ray”?
“To DVD” mode is specially designed to convert any Blu-ray to DVD for playback on home DVD player. This service is provided by our another product, DVDFab Blu-ray to DVD Converter.
“To Blu-ray” mode is intended to copy, merge and convert DVDs to a Blu-ray for playing with Blu-ray player. This service is covered by our another product, DVDFab DVD to Blu-ray Converter.
Step 3: Load the DVD
Insert a DVD disc into the optical drive and DVDFab will load it automatically, or you can click the “Add”/“+” button to load the source manually. If the source is an ISO file or DVD folder, you can directly drag it to the main interface to load it.
Step 4: Customize your DVD
After the source is loaded in, the longest title in the DVD, namely the main movie, will be selected by default. You are allowed to change other titles, chapters, audios, subtitles if there are more options available for you to choose. Please kindly be informed that you’d better not choose other titles or change chapters if you aren’t familiar enough to what contents these titles or chapters include exactly. Alternatively, click the Preview icon to have a viewing about chapters you have selected BEFORE clicking the Start button, enabling the parts you desire will be kept.
Besides, click the Wrench icon (Advanced Settings) to choose which disc you are to output, DVD 5 or DVD9.
Step 5: Select an output directory
You are offered three choices to save the output DVD: DVD disc, DVD folder, or ISO image file.
Navigate to the bottom of the main interface to select a directory: the output is to be saved on a blank disc if you select your optical drive as the directory from the drop-down list box; the output is to be saved as a DVD folder if you click the Folder icon to choose a folder as the directory; the output is to be saved as an ISO image file if you click the ISO icon and choose a folder to save the .iso file.
Note: To save the output to a blank disc, you will be prompted to insert a compatible media to your optical drive. Just insert a blank disc to continue the copy process.
Step 6: Start the copy process
Click the "Start" button to start the copy process. During the processing, you can do three things.
Firstly, you are able to see the preview of the output DVD by clicking the Preview button which will appear after you move the mouse cursor onto the processing bar.
Secondly, you can choose Continue Later, Pause/Continue, or Cancel.
Thirdly, you can also choose Do Nothing, Exit Program, Hibernate, Shut Down when all tasks are done.
Do you have a full overview of how to copy DVD on Windows with DVDFab DVD Copy? The following part will express how to copy DVD on Mac.
l macOS 10.10 - 10.14
l Intel® processor
l 2GB RAM or above
l A DVD drive
l Live Internet connection required to register DVDFab 11 (little network traffic used)
Step 1: Install and launch DVDFab 11 for Mac
Open the download page of DVDFab 11. Locate Mac and click “Free Download”. A PKG file (about 300MB) will be downloaded. That file is the INSTALL file of DVDFab 11 for Mac. Double click the downloaded PKG file to install this software. During the installation process, you’d better click the recommended button as shown in the below table, so as to keep the installation goes smoothly. After the installation finishes, click Launchpad to find this software. Click the software icon to launch it.
Dialog Boxes during the Installation Process
(listed in the sequential order)
Recommended Button to Click
To continue installing the software you must agree to the terms of the software license agreement.
Installer is trying to install new software.
Input your Apple ID (User Name & Password), and click Install Software
Wait for the Running package scripts...finishes
Note: Another way to get the INSTALL file of DVDFab 11 for Mac
Open the page of DVDFab DVD Copy for Mac, click “Free Download” or “Try”, and a PKG file (about 300MB) will be downloaded. That file is also the INSTALL file of DVDFab 11 for Mac.
For the following steps to copy DVD on Mac (Step 2 - Step 6), please refer to the steps for Windows. Except that the installations of DVDFab 11 for Win and for Mac are different, the specific DVD copy processes remain almost the same.
Do you have a full picture of copying DVD on Windows and on Mac with DVDFab DVD Copy? Let’s have a review. The 1st step is to install and launch DVDFab 11; the 2nd step is to choose a copy mode; the 3rd step is to load the DVD source; the 4th step is to customize your DVD; the 5th step is to select an output directory; the 6th step is to start the copy process. During the process, the output quality is promised to keep as well as the original source maximally. For more details about 6 copy modes, please click How to Clone DVD with DVDFab DVD Copy.
Note: A brief introduction of 6 copy modes
Full Disc: copy all the contents of the disc/ISO/folder source.
Main Movie: only copy the main movie title of the disc/ISO/folder source.
Customize: copy any content you want from the disc/ISO/folder source.
Split: split one DVD 9 into two DVD 5.
Merge: merge multiple DVDs into one DVD.
Clone/Burn: clone DVD in 1:1 ratio with nothing lost.
① Burn DVDs to blank discs or copy them to HDDs as ISO files/folders
② Offer 6 different copy modes to meet versatile backup needs
③ Support all types of blank discs like DVD±R, and DVD±RW
④ Copy the DVDs in a lossless manner or compress them smaller
⑤ Support GPU hardware acceleration to back up much faster
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