Do you have some DVDs that you wish to convert to ISO image files? By creating ISO from DVDs, we can watch our loved DVD collections of movies and TV shows without relying on the optical drive of computers, DVD players, or other things that are being phased out in this streaming age.
DVDs can easily get scratched and damaged. Ripping ISO from DVD can help us back up precious DVDs for the long term. Not to mention, ISO files do not have physical forms, providing people with a super convenient manner to organize and index them. So in this post, let's have a look at how to create ISO from DVD on Windows (10/11), Mac, or Linux.
Disclaimer: We do not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs. Please check your local laws before making ISO from DVD.
How to Create ISO Files From DVDs on Windows 10/11 and Mac
The fastest and easiest way to convert DVD to ISO on Windows 10/11 and Mac is using VideoProc Converter. This cross-platform and multi-function video processing program has virtually everything you need in your digital life. As a DVD ripper, it gives you a one-click solution to create CDR and ISO from DVD. With the support of bypassing CSS, RCE, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, and 99-title Disney movie DVD protections, you can digitize DVDs of any kind to MP4, MKV, AVI, WebM...
When using it as a video converter, it can help you convert video from 420+ formats to 370+ others without visible quality loss. Better yet, it supports level-3 hardware acceleration technology, allowing you to process videos at a speed 47x faster than the real-time playback without hassles.
Rip ISO From DVD: All in One Click with VideoProc Converter
- Create ISO files from DVDs of any kind, including encrypted DVD and scratched DVD, etc.
- Rip DVDs or ISO files to digital formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, AVI, and HEVC.
- No quality or content loss since it has the capability to 1:1 make ISO from DVD.
- It's speedy, allowing you to convert a 2-hour DVD to an ISO image file in 2 minutes.
- Support to fine-tune the video and audio to prevent the sounds off or A/V out-of-sync error.
Step 1: Insert the DVD into the DVD-ROM of your computer. Install and open up VideoProc Converter.
Step 2: Hit DVD and press the Disc button. The software can automatically check the DVD that was just inserted into your computer. Click on Done to continue.
Step 3: Click Backup button at the bottom of the interface. Choose ISO. Press RUN to start to convert DVD to ISO on Mac.
How to Create ISO From DVD on Windows
If you wish to create ISO from DVD on Windows 10/7 for free, then try out IMGBURN. This free DVD ripping software, developed by Lightning UK!, boasts the capability to make ISO from DVD, CD, and Blu-ray discs. What makes IMGBRUN really shiny is it supports queen burns on multiple drives and allows you to create ISO files from encrypted DVDs.
Heads Up: I have no problem making ISO from DVD on Windows 10. However, some people claim IMGBURN is bounded with malware, and it will install crap software on the computer without permission and change the default search engine.
Step 1: Insert the DVD on the Windows (10, 8, 7, X). It can even create ISO from DVD on Linux if you are running Wine. Download the latest version (188.8.131.52) of IMGBURN. Next, you install and launch up the software.
Step 2: On the primary interface, select Create image file from disc. This will lead you to a new panel.
Step 3: Hit the scroll-down icon of the Source option to choose the DVD that you want to convert to ISO files.
Step 4: Go to the Destination tab, choose the explore button to choose the output file folder.
Step 5: Choose the blue arrow to make DVD to ISO on Windows 10/7 or other recent Windows computers.
Note: From my test, IMGBURN has better performance when making ISO files from old 90s TV shows and game DVDs. It often returns me error messages when applying it to process modern shows and newly released movie DVDs, which might because IMGBURN hasn't received any update since 2013.
This reminds me of DVD Decrypter, another powerful program made by Lightning UK!. DVD Decrypter used to be one of the most sought after DVD to ISO makers, however, was abandoned by the developer because of legal reasons in 2005.
How to Create ISO From DVD on Linux
Linux users can install Wine to have the said IMGBURN installed on the computer for creating ISO from DVD. However, if you don't want to bother yourself with any third-party software, you can input DVD to ISO command line on the terminal windows to get things done directly.
Step 1: After mounting the DVD on the DVD ROM drive, launch up Terminal by hit Menu > Terminal.
Step 2: Input dvd/home/username/, and press Enter to swift to the home folder.
Step 3: Input dd if=/dev/dvdrom of=/home/username/iso-name.iso.
Step 4: Press Enter to create ISO files from the mounted DVD disc.
Can Windows 10/11 Create ISO Files?
Windows 10/11 has the built-in CD/DVD burning feature in Windows Media Player or File Explorer, allowing you to create ISO from DVD and burn media files like videos, movies, music, photos, documents, and other data to a DVD/CD.
Is a Disc Image File the Same as an ISO?
Everything of the DVD/CD/ Blu-ray disc, from the video content to the disc structure information, remains intact on a disc image file. The file with .iso as the extension name is a kind of disc image file. However, there are also a few other disk images, such as DMG and TOAST.