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How to copy a DVD movie to hard drive and playback it?

Step 1: Copy your DVD movie to hard drive using Magic DVD Copier

If you have enough disk space and want to enjoy entire DVD movie including menus, trailers and special features, please skip to Option A. If you want to save disk space and enjoy main movie only, please skip to Option B.

Option A: Copy full disc

Copy full DVD to hard drive with Magic DVD Copier

(1) Copy full DVD to hard drive with Magic DVD Copier
(2) Click the "Browser" button to select a destination folder.
(3) Choose the "Full Disc" option.
(4) Click the "Start" button to start copying.

When finished, you can get a folder including all DVD files under the destination folder. For example, it's "E:\MOVIES\HOLLOWMAN" in the illustration above.

Option B: Copy main movie only

Copy main movie only to hard drive with Magic DVD Copier

Copy main movie only to hard drive with Magic DVD Copier

(1) Insert your DVD movie into your DVD-ROM drive.
(2) Click the "Browser" button to select a destination folder.
(3) Choose the "Main Movie" option and wait just a second. A new window as shown below will popup. Choose main movie's audios and subtitles
Choose main movie's audios and subtitles
(4) Select a proper title from the "Program to Copy" dropdown list. Our program will automatically choose the longest title to copy. (Note: To avoid copying a fake main movie, first, please play the DVD with a player and pay attention to the title number when the main movie is playing. Then choose the corresponding title number from "Program to Copy" dropdown list to copy.)
(5) Select the audios and subtitles that you want to keep and choose a default audio and subtitle. And then click the OK button to return the main window.
(6) Click the "Start" button to start copying.

When finished, you can get a folder including all DVD files under the destination folder. For example, it's "E:\MOVIES\HOLLOWMAN" in the illustration above.

Step 2: Playback the copied DVD movie from hard drive with DVD player software

Usually you can open the VIDEO_TS.IFO file under the VIDEO_TS folder to play the movie from hard drive. Or follow these guides as shown below.

PowerDVD
Playback DVD movie from hard disk with PowerDVD
1. Launch PowerDVD.
2. Click "Select Source" on the user interface and then select "Open DVD File on hard disk drive".
3. Select the VIDEO_TS folder under the folder with the same name as the movie (For example, it's "F:\temp\HOLLOWMAN\VIDEO_TS\" in the illustration above). And then click OK when you are done. (Note: If you use PowerDVD 4.0, please select the VIDEO_TS.IFO file in the folder)

WinDVD
1. Launch WinDVD.
2. Right click on the play window and choose "Source" -> "DVD from folder".
3. Select the VIDEO_TS folder under the folder with the same name as the movie (For example, it's "F:\temp\HOLLOWMAN\VIDEO_TS\" in the illustration above). And then click OK when you are done.

Windows Media Player
1. Launch Windows Media Player.
2. Select Open from the File menu.
3. Choose "Any file (*.*)" from the Files of type drop-down list. And then select the VIDEO_TS.IFO file, in the VIDEO_TS folder the folder with the same name as the movie (For example, it's "F:\temp\HOLLOWMAN\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO" in the illustration above). And then click OK when you are done.

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