Thursday, August 4, 2016

What is the Difference Between DVD Ripping and Copying?

DVD ripping and copying are similar, yet very different. both processes are used to get around content restrictions on DVDs so that the owners can manipulate the data however they like. However, each method is designed for a different function and uses different functions to complete the process of duplicating the data on the disc. 

No matter what you may read in tech chat rooms, DVD ripping and copying are two completely different processes. While they both remove copying restrictions, each process is intended for using the DVD data differently. 

Digital Copyright Laws 

The biggest question on your mind may be the legality of DVD ripping or copying. Technically, neither process is legal. In 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was created to protect the copyrights of the owners of digital media. According to the DMCA, it is illegal to "Circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title." The act also states, "No person shall, without the authority of the copyright owner or the law, intentionally remove or alter any copyright management information. 

What this means is that while making copies or ripping DVDs isn't illegal, removing the security features is. Unfortunately, it is impossible to copy or rip a DVD without removing its security features. The only way to legally watch the contents of a DVD on another media player is to use the Universal Digital Copy that is now included with many new DVDs. 

Copying DVDs 

Copying a DVD is exactly what it sounds like. You use DVD copy software to remove the copying restrictions from the data and make an exact copy of the DVD on a new disc. 


DVD ripping, on the other hand, doesn't mean copying a DVD to a disc. It is the process of saving a file in another format, which allows you to use the data with different media players on smartphones, video iPads and other devices. DVD ripping changes the data and makes it more accessible to you by allowing you to download and play it on multiple devices. 

Pavtube DVDAid guide of ripping DVD 


Step 1. Run Pavtube DVDAid and import DVD movie. 

Install Pavtube DVD Ripper and run the software. To load DVD, DVD-ROM is required. Click on “DVD ROM” and the software will import DVD movie from the optical drive and arrange them as a directory in file list. You can check any of the episodes and view them in the preview window. Taking snapshots can be done by one click on Snapshoot button when previewing. You can load DVD folder or DVD ISO/IFO image file in the same way by clicking on “DVD folder” or “IFO/ISO”. 


Step 2. Set output format and destination. 

Click on the format bar and there are various output formats for you to choose from. Apart from common video, audio, HD video, Flash video, there are customized formats for portable devices such as iPod, iPhone, PSP, Blackberry, Nokia, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos and video game consoles like PS3 and Xbox360. In output path box you can set output destination. To further customize output audio and video parameter, you may click “Settings”button. 


Step 3.Ripping DVD to specified video format 

Simply click on “Convert” button to start ripping. You can view the progress information and cancel it halfway. You could set auto shutdown as well. 


Related Software:

Pavtube ByteCopy : The best Blu-ray/DVD to Lossless MKV solution, is a powerful program with the ability of backing up Blu-ray/DVD collection to multi-track MKV without quality loss, ripping BD/DVD movies to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams, and converting BD/DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format so that you can freely watch movies on Apple iOS devices, Android OS devices, Windows RT/Pro devices, HDTV, 3D TVs, PSP, PS4, PS3, Plex, WDTV Live, Roku 3 and more devices. In recent update, ByteCopy can support ripping Blu-ray/DVD movie to H.265/HEVC MP4 with better video quality compared to H.264 MP4 in same profile presets. At the meantime, this multi-track Blu-ray/DVD converter can be considered as a user-friendly movie editing tool with the professional functions to trim, crop, merge, insert subtitles, export srt/ass/ssa subtitles, add video effects in the destination movie.

Pavtube BDMagic : Convert 2D Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and standard DVD to SD, High-Definition formats or even create 3D videos with excellent video/audio quality in fast conversion speed. This BD/DVD to video workaround could output various video and audio formats, like H.265/HEVC, MKV, MP4, MOV, DivX, AVI, MP3, FLAC, etc so you can make a duplicate copy for your video collection, or share movies on numbers of popular media players,like Apple media devices, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows media players, various smartphones and more. Besides, you can easily customize Blu-ray DVD collection to export desired movies in your own patent. 

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