How to Copy DVD to a Flash Drive?

Outline:If your computer don’t have DVD drive or you can’t take DVD discs with you when traveling, copying DVD to flash drive will be a good solution.

The information in this article is mainly to answer the following question about copying DVD to flash drive: “My daughter is in the peace corp in Africa and her computer does not have a CD/DVD drive. How can I copy a DVD to a flash drive to send to her to watch.”

Owing to the copy protection of DVD discs, DVD playback relies on DVD drive or professional DVD player. But sometimes, we are in lack of these two devices or we can’t take the heavy DVD player and DVD discs with us everywhere. So copying DVD to a flash drive in a tiny size is often considered by many people. 

Many programes are available, such as Pavtube DVDAid(Review), that you can download free to rip DVD to flash drive with original video quality. It can copy DVD to flash drive in many popular formats such as H.265, M3U8, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, etc. 

Besides video formats, it also supports rip and backup DVD to many devices for storing or watching, like Dropbox,PlexInnoTab 3 and so on. In its built-in video editing tool, you can trim, crop and edit DVD videos. For example, you can trim a DVD video clip to Vimeo and Facebook for sharing. 

Free download and install DVDAid here:

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Steps to copy DVD to flash drive with DVDAid

Step 1: Load DVD disc to the software

Insert your DVD disc into your computer DVD drive, then launch the program, from "File" menu drop-down list, select "Load from disc" to import source DVD disc movies to the program.

Step 2: Select output format

USB flash drive supports storing almost all kinds of video formats. However, when linked to a device for playing, the video format should be accepted by the device such as smart TV, computer and tablet. So you are required to figure out the exact input video formats supported by the device you are to play the DVD video with. For portable devices including Android tablets, MP4 is recommended since it has wide compatibility with multiple players, good video quality and small file size. For TV, MPEG format is so far accepted by most brands. You can choose any video format in “Format” bar according to the DVD playback device you will use. 

Tip: Open "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate, channels to make the ripped DVD to flash drive in better quality. 

Step 3: Backup DVD to flash drive

Carry out the DVD ripping process by hitting the right-bottom convert button to start to copy DVD to flash drive at ultra fast speed. 

When you succeed in backing up DVD to flash drive, you can play DVD via flash drive on many devices, like above mentioned Smart TV, Computer...without using DVD drive. 

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