Archiving DVD's (for laun

How to rip a DVD for archiving

Step one

To rip a DVD you have to download specialist software, Simply go to 
and select the link for your operating system (Mac, PC and Ubuntu),
then install the Handbrake software when the download is complete.

How to rip a DVD: Step 1

Step two

The next thing you need to do is insert the DVD you want to rip into your PCs optical drive and then open the Handbrake program.
You then need to click on the Source button located in the top left of the window.

How to rip a DVD: Step 2

Step three

From here you need to locate and select the DVD drive and click open.

How to rip a DVD: Step 3

Step four

Now that you have select the DVD that you wish to rip, you need to set a destination folder for the ripped content to be saved in.
This can be done by clicking on the browse button on the right hand side of the window.

How to rip a DVD: Step 4

Step five

The last thing of note that needs doing is choosing the file preset for your ripped DVD.
Handbrake comes with a good list of standard presets for you to chose from (like mp4),
so you can rip a DVD to the correct format for popular mobile devices (iPad, Android and more).

How to rip a DVD: Step 5

Step six

Now you have the Source, the Destination folder and have set which file format you want the DVD to be ripped to,
the next and final task is the easiest off all; simply hit the Start button at the top of the Window and let Handbrake do the rest.