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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

Step 1

Insert a DVD into your CD-ROM drive.

Step 2

Download Install Xilisoft DVD ripper.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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).

Step 5

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

Step 1

Download and install ImTOO DVD Ripper.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 1

Download and install Daniusoft DVD Ripper.

Step 2

Run Daniusoft DVD Ripper.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Click the "Start" button to rip a DVD.

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