How to Rip a DVD Online

by Alizarin Black

Ripping means to copy data from an optical disc, for example a DVD, to your hard drive. This process is done by downloading ripping software known as a DVD "ripper." The ripper extracts both audio and video data from the DVD. Once you "rip" the DVD contents from the DVD, you can play the video in a media player. You usually have to convert the DVD video into another video format to save space on your hard disk. You can rip a DVD online with DVD ripping software.

Xilisoft

Insert a DVD into your CD-ROM drive.

Download Install Xilisoft DVD ripper.

Run Xilisoft DVD Ripper and then click "File," and "Add File(s)" from the main menu to add a DVD to Xilisoft DVD Ripper.

Click "Profile" to select a video format to which you want to convert the DVD file. Converting means to change one video file to another, such as converting a DVD to WMV (Windows Media Video).

Click "Browse" to save the video file to a new location on your hard drive.

Put a check mark on all the files in the DVD in the "File" list on the right side. Click "Rip Checked Item (S)" on the Xilisoft DVD Ripper toolbar to rip a DVD.

ImTOO

Download and install ImTOO DVD Ripper.

Click the "Open DVD" button to load your DVD.

Click the "Profile" button. Choose a video format that your DVD will become.

Click the "Browse" button next to "Setting Panel" to save the video to a location on your PC. Click "OK" once you find a folder.

Put a check mark on the DVD you want to rip and click the "Start Ripping" button on the ImTOO DVD Ripper toolbar.

Daniusoft

Download and install Daniusoft DVD Ripper.

Run Daniusoft DVD Ripper.

Click the "Load DVD" button on the Daniusoft DVD Ripper toolbar to add your DVD to the software program.

Click the "Format" list to select a video format.

Click the "Start" button to rip a DVD.

About the Author

Alizarin Black has been a professional freelance writer since 2009. Black writes on various topics including computer hardware and software, video games and electronics. He has been published in "Clarksworld Magazine" for his science fiction. Black has a bachelor's degree in video-game design from the University of Phoenix.