copy dvd to usb flash drive

Aidanmc
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I would like to copy a dvd to a flash drive.
I'm using laptop with cd drive windows 10
What kind of usb drive would i need, is a 16gb big enough and is there different types?
Do i need to install software to do the copy?

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  • oldernonethewiser
    oldernonethewiser Posts: 1,695
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    What type of DVD? Blu-ray, 4K etc?

    You'll need to rip it to the flash drive but for a standard 2 hour mp4 file you would be looking at something between 2GB-3GB

    USB3 flash drives are fatser than USB2 but you need to know what standard you will be using it on. USB2 is certainly fast enough to watch a movie (generally speaking)
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  • Aidanmc
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    What type of DVD? Blu-ray, 4K etc?

    You'll need to rip it to the flash drive but for a standard 2 hour mp4 file you would be looking at something between 2GB-3GB

    USB3 flash drives are fatser than USB2 but you need to know what standard you will be using it on. USB2 is certainly fast enough to watch a movie (generally speaking)

    Its just a regular dvd, 2hr movie form 2011.
    Ok so the 16gb flash drive is more than enough, its USB2
    What program is best for rip, i dont have any installed on my laptop?

  • oldernonethewiser
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    I use Handbrake on my Mac. If you do a search online you'll find plenty of recommendations and videos showing you how they work so you can have a good look before deciding. 
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  • bob_a_builder
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    edited 8 January at 7:48PM
    MakeMKV  does a good job on Windows, whenever I've used it

    "MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere".
  • Aidanmc
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    edited 8 January at 8:45PM
    MakeMKV  does a good job on Windows, whenever I've used it

    "MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere".

    Thanks, before i seen your post i downloaded VLC. Tried to do the copy, seems to be going ok but when i playback the copy its only 20secs long and shows some copyright text.
    So i think VLC can't get by the copyright?

  • Neil_Jones
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    Aidanmc said:
    MakeMKV  does a good job on Windows, whenever I've used it

    "MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere".

    Thanks, before i seen your post i downloaded VLC. Tried to do the copy, seems to be going ok but when i playback the copy its only 20secs long and shows some copyright text.
    So i think VLC can't get by the copyright?


    Nothing to do with "copyright", I think you mean copy protection.

    When you copy in VLC it just does a copy by playing.  So if that's what you see when you play it, that's what VLC will commit, but its painfully slow to do it this way.

    MakeMKV will do what you want.
  • Aidanmc
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    Aidanmc said:
    MakeMKV  does a good job on Windows, whenever I've used it

    "MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere".

    Thanks, before i seen your post i downloaded VLC. Tried to do the copy, seems to be going ok but when i playback the copy its only 20secs long and shows some copyright text.
    So i think VLC can't get by the copyright?


    Nothing to do with "copyright", I think you mean copy protection.

    When you copy in VLC it just does a copy by playing.  So if that's what you see when you play it, that's what VLC will commit, but its painfully slow to do it this way.

    MakeMKV will do what you want.

    Tried Make MKV, it did copy some parts of the DVD but not the main movie part.
    Why could this be?

  • forgotmyname
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    You chose the wrong file.  Several VOB files on the DVD, sometimes you get one large file several gigs but sometimes
    you get several smaller files which you need to add in the right order so you dont get the ending at the start.

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  • Bonhomie
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    Magic DVD Ripper: http://www.magicdvdripper.com/download.htm
    You can 'rip' up to five times with the free trial

    Easier to name the movie in the first instance...


  • cerebus
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    https://www.dumbofab.com/resource/how-to-use-handbrake-rip-dvds.html

    Handbrake is good, this tells you how to rip copy protected dvds 
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