This article mainly shows you how to copy and convert a DVD to Flash Card for enjoying anytime and anywhere you like.
Question: My daughter is in the peace corp in africa and her computer does not have a cd/dvd drive. How can I copy a dvd to a flash card to send to her to watch. Thank you!
Just a though, for videos and movies of not very giant size I could probably use a simple flash card, which will not be the fastest, but it’s cheap and easy to carry. People are inevitably in need to rip DVD for storing onto a portable flash drive.
Plus, which format you use for copying to a flash card depends largely on the flash card’s storage capacity. Most feature-length videos can be compressed to MP4s or AVIs to fit on a standard 1GB flash card. MP4 videos are smaller, more compressed files than AVIs, which may be more useful for storing on smaller flash card. Please note that converting video from DVD may result in a loss of audio/video quality, based on compression standards.
To complete the process, you need at first install a DVD-ripping program such as DVDAid, FormatFactory or Freemake Video Converter. Such programs enable you to rip the disk to a variety of popular video formats, including MP4, MPEG, WMV and AVI. After you rip the DVD, use Windows Explorer to transfer the file to a flash drive.
Using Pavtube DVDAid
Step 1: Insert DVD and Add Movie
Double click to open Pavtub DVDAid, then insert a DVD disc to your DVD-Rom and click DVD Disc. You can also import DVD folder from your computer hard drive.
Step 2: Choose an Output Video Format
Flash card supports storing almost all kinds of video formats. However, when linked to a device for playing, the video file should of the format accepted by the device, for example, a smart TV, a computer and a desktop. So you are required to figure out the exact input video formats supported by the device you are to play the DVD video with.
For portable devices including Android tablets, MP4 is recommended since it has wide application/acceptance, good video quality and small file size.
For TV, MPEG/WMV/AVI/MKV format is so far accepted by most brands.
Tip: Pavtube DVDAid let users control/customize output file quality. To improve video quality, simply click “Settings” and set video bitrate up.
Step 3: Click “Convert” to start
If you do not need to change the default output folder and disk, just hit the big “Convert” button to begin the fast DVD to flash card ripping and conversion process.
Step 1: Insert the DVD into the disk drive.
Step 2: Click the “ROM Device/DVD/CD/ISO” tab in the navigation pane, and then click the “DVD to Video File” button. FormatFactory loads the disk automatically and the “DVD to Video File” window appears.
Step 3: Click the Video Format drop-down menu and select your preferred output format, such as AVI, MP4 or MPG.
Step 4: Click the “Output Setting” button to customize the video resolution or aspect ratio. If you would like to keep the default settings, skip this option.
Step 5: Enter a name for the video files in the File Title field.
Step 6: Click the “Convert” button. When the ripping process is complete, the video file saves to the desktop automatically.
Using Freemake Video Converter
Step 1: Click the “DVD” button on the toolbar. Select the disk in the “Browse for Folder” dialog box and click “OK.”
Step 2: Choose a video file type, such as MP4, AVI or MKV, from the Format menu.
Step 3: Click the “Preset” drop-down menu in the Output Parameters dialog box and select a custom video resolution. To keep the same resolution as the DVD, choose the “Same as Source” option.
Step 4: Click the “…” button to open the “Save As” dialog box. Enter a file name for the video and select a destination folder in the Windows Explorer navigation pane. Click the “Save” button to exit the window.
Step 5: Click the “Convert” button. The video file saves to your chosen destination folder when the ripping process completes.
Transfer Video to Flash Drive
Step 1: Insert the flash drive into an open USB port on the PC.
Step 2: Click the “Open folder to view files” option in the AutoPlay window. A list of files and folders stored on the drive appears in the Windows Explorer window.
Step 3: Open the folder that contains the video file you created with the DVD-ripping software. Select the video file and drag it to the Windows Explorer window. The video is copied to the flash drive automatically.