Convert DVD to USB, Digital and Cloud

Converting a DVD to digital format for storage on a USB drive or cloud service involves several steps. This process ensures that your DVD content can be accessed conveniently without relying on a physical disc. Here is a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Gather Necessary Tools

  1. Computer with DVD Drive: You need a computer with a DVD drive to read the DVD.
  2. DVD Ripping Software: Software such as HandBrake, MakeMKV, or DVDFab is necessary to rip the DVD content.
  3. USB Drive: A USB drive with sufficient storage space to hold the ripped video file(s).
  4. Cloud Storage Account: An account with a cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.

Step 2: Install DVD Ripping Software

  1. HandBrake:
    • Download and install HandBrake from its official website.
    • Note that HandBrake requires the installation of VLC media player or additional libraries for decrypting protected DVDs.
  2. MakeMKV:
    • Download and install MakeMKV, which is specifically designed for DVD and Blu-ray ripping.
    • MakeMKV is particularly useful for ripping encrypted DVDs.

Step 3: Rip the DVD

  1. Insert the DVD:
    • Place the DVD you want to convert into your computer’s DVD drive.
  2. Open the Ripping Software:
    • Launch your chosen DVD ripping software (e.g., HandBrake or MakeMKV).
  3. Select the DVD Drive:
    • In HandBrake, click on the “Source” button and choose your DVD drive.
    • In MakeMKV, the software should automatically detect the DVD in your drive.
  4. Choose the Output Settings:
    • Select the desired output format (commonly MP4 or MKV) and quality settings. HandBrake offers various presets for different devices and purposes.
  5. Start Ripping:
    • In HandBrake, click “Start Encode.”
    • In MakeMKV, click “Make MKV.”

Step 4: Transfer to USB Drive

  1. Connect the USB Drive:
    • Insert the USB drive into an available USB port on your computer.
  2. Copy the Ripped Video File:
    • Locate the ripped video file on your computer.
    • Drag and drop or copy and paste the file onto your USB drive.

Step 5: Upload to Cloud Storage

  1. Log in to Cloud Storage Account:
    • Open your web browser and log in to your cloud storage account (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive).
  2. Upload the Video File:
    • Use the upload feature of your cloud storage service to upload the video file.
    • For Google Drive: Click the “New” button, select “File upload,” and choose the video file.
    • For Dropbox: Click the “Upload” button and choose the video file.
    • For OneDrive: Click the “Upload” button and choose the video file.

Additional Tips

  • File Naming: Give the video file a descriptive name that helps you identify its content.
  • Organize Files: Create folders on your USB drive and cloud storage to keep your videos organized.
  • Check Playback: After transferring and uploading, check the video playback on both the USB drive and cloud storage to ensure the file works correctly.


Converting DVDs to digital format and storing them on USB drives and cloud services offers a convenient way to access your media without physical discs. By following the steps outlined above and using reliable software, you can ensure that your video content is preserved and easily accessible across multiple devices and platforms.

National Video Centre is an industry leader in converting DVD to USB Digital and Cloud and can do it quickly and efficiently.

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