3 Simple Ways to Create ISO from DVD on Windows, Mac, and Linux

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Do you have some DVD discs that you wish to convert to ISO image files? By creating ISO from DVD discs, we can watch our loved 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. Not to mention, DVDs can easily get scratched and damaged, and creating ISO image files is a good way to copy DVD to computer. Besides, ISO files do not have physical forms, providing people a super convenient manner to organize and index them. However, how to create ISO from DVD on Windows, 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 From DVD on Windows

If you wish to create ISO from DVD on Windows 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. 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 work on Linux if you are running Wine. Download the latest version (2.5.8.0) 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.

Choose Create Image File From Disc
Choose Create Image File From Disc

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.

Create ISO from DVD in IMGBURN
Assign the Output Folder

Step 5: Choose the blue arrow to make DVD to ISO on Windows 10 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 the most sought after DVD to ISO maker, however, was abandoned by the developer because of legal reasons in 2005.

How to Create ISO Files From DVDs on Mac

The fastest and easiest way to convert DVD to ISO on Mac and Windows is using VideoProc. 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 and digitize DVDs to MP4, MKV, and hundreds of other popular formats. As a video converter, it allows you to convert video from 420+ formats to 370+ others.

As a video editor, it provides you with all basic editing toolkits to help you polish the rough video to the next level. Better yet, it supports level-3 hardware acceleration technology, allowing you to process videos at a speed 47x faster than the real-time playback. In addition, VideoProc can work not only on mac but also Windows (10, 8, 7, X) without hassles.

Make ISO From DVD: All in One Click with VideoProc

  • Create ISO files from DVDs of any kind, including encrypted DVD and scratched DVD, etc.
  • Rip DVDs and ISO files to digital formats like MP4, AVI, MP4, 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.

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.

Auto Detect DVD on Mac
Press 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.

Create ISO From DVD Mac
Hit Backup and Choose ISO

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.

Change to Home Folder
Change to Home Folder

Step 3: Input dd if=/dev/dvdrom of=/home/username/iso-name.iso.

Create ISO From DVD Linux
Create ISO From DVD Linux

Step 4: Press Enter to create ISO files from the mounted DVD disc.

FAQ

Can Windows 10 Create ISO Files?

Windows 10 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/ Blue-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.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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