Despite the spread of streaming and digital download services, do you continue to buy DVD movies? You are in good company, I assure you. But tell me: have you ever thought about making backup copies of the disks in your collection? If the answer is no, know that you do bad, very bad.
For one reason or another, your beloved floppies may get ruined and you may miss out on watching some of your favorite movies. So listen to my advice: start convert DVD to AVI, a very popular compressed video format on the net that manages to keep the original DVD quality almost intact. By doing this, you can preserve your entire movie collection and get backups that don't take up too much disk space. Just think, you could put up to three or five movies on a single 4.7GB DVD.
Then? Have I convinced you? Yes? Great. I therefore suggest that you do not waste any more time in small talk and immediately take action. Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusted computer and start focusing on reading the information on what to do that you find right below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. What do you say, we bet?
Movavi Video Converter (Windows / Mac)
To convert DVD to AVI easily, I recommend that you rely on Movavi Video Converter. It is an appreciated commercial software (but possibly usable in a trial version, the one I used to write this step) available for both Windows and Mac, through which it is possible to convert all the main video file formats together. (AVI, MP4, MKV etc.) and “rip” DVD without any effort.
You ask me how to go about serving your purpose? I'll point it out to you immediately. First, connect to the program's website and click on the button Scarica free, in order to start the software download. If you are using a Mac, press the link first Go to the Mac version and then press the button to start the download.
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows open the .exe file obtained and click on Run and Si. Then press on OK to confirm the use of the Italian language and on forward. Accept the conditions of the license agreement by selecting the appropriate item and click again on forward twice, then on Install and to conclude the setup presses on end.
If you are using a Mac, open the package in .dmg format obtained and double-click the program icon, then follow the installation wizard that is proposed to you. Then go to the Launchpad and start Movavi Video Converter by clicking on its icon.
Regardless of the operating system, now that you see the program window on the screen, presses the button Add files which is at the top left, select Add DVD from the menu that appears and choose Open DVD ....
Then select your disk that you have inserted in your computer drive from the next window and then click on the tab Video from the bottom of the window, choose REVIEWS and indicate the quality you prefer from the menu that opens. If necessary, also adjust the additional settings related to the movie (eg audio language) using the items attached to the box in the center of the screen.
Finally, indicate the path where you want to save the output file after clicking on the item Salva in ... below and start the conversion procedure by pressing the button Converted which is always at the bottom, on the right. Et voila!
DVD Ripper (Windows / Mac)
Another great program you can turn to for converting your DVD to AVI is DVD Ripper. Again, this is a resource available for both Windows and Mac that allows you to burn and convert DVDs to various formats. It is very simple to use but it is a paid resource (but it can be downloaded and tried for free for a limited time, as I did to write this step).
You ask me how to use it? I'll point it out to you right away. First, go to the download page of the program, select the operating system you are using by checking the correct item that you find under the heading Supported Operating Systems: and then click on the button Free Trial, in order to start downloading the trial version of the program.
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows open the .exe file obtained, press on Run and then Si, then click on Next, select the voice I accept the agreement and click to anchor your Next three times in a row. Finally press on install and Finish.
If, on the other hand, what you are using is a Mac, open the package in .dmg format you just obtained and drag the program icon to the folder Applications in the window of Finder appeared on screen. Then go to the Launchpad and start DVD Ripper by clicking on its icon. If it doesn't open, go to the folder Applications, right click on the program icon and choose apri twice in a row, in order to start the software, however, going to act on the limitations imposed by Apple on unauthorized developers.
Once the software window is displayed on the desktop, press the button Free Trial to confirm your intention to use the free trial version of DVD Ripper then press the button Load DVD at the top left and select the DVD you want to convert to AVI that you have inserted into the appropriate player on your computer.
Then select the files part of the DVD you want to burn, choose whether to insert subtitles and audio language through the drop-down menus Subtitle: e Audio Track: that are at the bottom and set the format REVIEWS from the menu P (you can find it at the section HD Video e Common Video, depending on the exact profile you want to use).
Therefore indicate the destination folder of the output movie by clicking on the button Browse ... next to the item Output:. Finally, click on the button Start which is on the right and wait for the conversion procedure to be started and completed. Easier than that?
Video to Video Converter (Windows)
Another great program to convert DVD to AVI on Windows operating systems that I urge you to put to the test immediately is Video to Video Converter. It is a renowned totally free video converter that is very easy to use and supports all major media file formats. Furthermore, it has the advantage of being portable, so it can be used without having to face boring and often cumbersome installations.
To download it to your PC, connect to its website of the program and first click on the button Download and then on the voice Click here to download ZIP archive.
When the download is complete, extract the ZIP archive obtained in any location on your computer and open the .exe file inside to start the program.
So choose Italian from the menu for selecting the language you see appear and press the button OK. Then click on the item Means which is at the top of the window, choose Converti DVD a video from the menu that appears, insert the disk you want to transform into AVI on your computer and, in the new program window that is shown on the screen, first select the item DVD and then indicate the path of the disc via the menu on the right.
Therefore indicate the name you want to assign to the destination file using the field Destination file name, select the DVD part files you want to include, specify the audio language and any subtitle language from the menus Audio e Subtitle that are on the right and press up OK.
Now select the format REVIEWS from the card Video profiles in the new window displayed, adjust (if you deem it appropriate) the settings for the final file that you find on the right and press the button OK which is below.
Finally, specify the destination location of the AVI file that will be returned to you by pressing the icon of folder that you find next to the wording Destination folder and start the conversion procedure by clicking on the button Converted placed at the top.
Format Factory (Windows)
None of the resources to convert DVD to AVI that I have already told you have particularly convinced you and are you looking for some alternative? Then I advise you to test Format Factory. This is another convert for Windows operating systems, free and very easy to use, which is able to work with many different video formats, extract audio tracks from movies and perform various other more or less advanced operations.
To download Forma Factory on your PC, connected to the download page of the program and presses the link Download Format Factory xx (direct link).
When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained and click on Yes. Then press on Install and complete the setup by pressing the button end. In the window that you later see appear, remove the checkmark for the installation of extra programs and functions and press on OK.
Now that you see the program window on your desktop, select the item ROM DVD CD ISO device which is on the right, click on the button DVD to Video Format, insert the disk for which you are interested in going to act in the computer and select the item DVD from the additional window on the screen.
Then choose the DVD part elements you want to include in the final file from the list on the left and select REVIEWS from the drop-down menu for choosing the target format on the right.
If you want, you can make further customizations related to the final quality of the chosen file by clicking on the button Destination Settings and acting on the options and items attached to the new window displayed. Then remember to confirm any changes by pressing the button OK.
Now adjust the subtitle and audio stream settings from the other two menus on the right. Finally, type the title you want to assign to the final file in the field below the wording File Title and his bottone award Converted.
Finally, start the actual conversion procedure by pressing the button vai that you find at the top of the main program window. At the end of the process, you will find your AVI file in the accessible output folder by clicking on the wording Destination folder in the upper right part of the FormatFactory window.
Useful Resources for Converting Protected DVDs (Windows)
If, on the other hand, you need to convert DVD to AVI from diskettes with copy protection, you must first install AnyDVD, a driver that “on the fly” bypasses all the CSS protections of DVDs, allowing any program to access the contents of the disks. However, it should be noted that it is a paid software (but it is available in a free trial version lasting 21 days). Try it now, I'm sure it will satisfy you.
To download it on your PC, connected to its official website, click on the button first Download attached to the displayed page and then on the one you find corresponding to the program name.
At the end of the download, start the .exe file obtained and install the program on your computer by first clicking on Yes and then Accept, its forward, its Install, its Yes, its Close and again Yes. A system restart is required to complete the setup.
After logging in to Windows again, select the button to use the trial version, then click on Si and subsequently on OK. Then insert the disk in relation to which you intend to go to act in the computer reader and wait for it to be detected by AnyDVD. The program "sits" in the notification area and starts running automatically.
Once this is done, you can convert your disk using any of the above resources. If you want, first, you can also adjust the AnyDVD settings as you see fit on your disk in order to make all the various and possible "adjustments".
And if you don't want to resort to paid programs, you can try DVD43, a free software similar to AnyDVD which I showed you how to work in my tutorial on how to copy a protected DVD. If, on the other hand, what you are using is a Mac or however you are looking for other alternatives, you can try to rip protected DVDs and convert them to MKV videos using MakeMKV, the software that I recommended to you in my guide on the subject.