Have collected a lot of Disney DVD movies for your kids for watching on iPad or iPhone when travelling out on this summer vacation? The problem is that both iPhone and iPad have no USB or SD ports, meaning there's no way of quickly getting extra storage for your favorite Disney DVD movies. Fortunately, there are external storage devices such as Buffalo MiniStation Air or Air 2 which provide 500GB to 1TB large capacity wireless hard drive and long battery life that lasts for 10-12 hours when using wi-fi. Below article will show you how to copy or backup Disney DVD movies to Buffalo MiniStation Air for iPhone/iPad playback.
Backup Disney DVD movies to Buffalo MiniStation Air/Air 2
As a portable hard drive device, Buffalo MiniStation Air/Air 2 have no specific requirements for the media file types storing on it. However, as for Disney DVD movie, an extra step is needed before copy them on Buffalo MiniStation Air/Air 2 due to the special protection equipped on the Dinsey DVD movies illustrated as below:
What is Disney X-project DRM?
Disney (The Walt Disney Company), as a well-known DVD releaser and publisher, applies DRM for copy right protection. It uses AACS to prevent HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. Accordingly, the latest released DVD disc by Disney (as well as by Paramount and Warner) usually has 99 titles and the DVD movie size is larger than 40 GB, which makes it almost impossible to make DVD copy and backup. Disney copy protection is widely used by famous film publishers such as Disney, Paramount and Warner.
To remove DRM protection from Disney DVD movies, you will need a special program which is powerful enough and keeping update with the capability to break the most recent protection on Disney DVD movies since most free DVD ripper software won't do this job for you. In this article, we will use a highly recommended an application called Pavtube DVDAid for Windows/Mac (top best DVD Ripper for Windows Mac), you can have a try at the full version of this program by clicking the download link below to make sure whether it can do satisfy your demands.
Copy Disney DVD to Buffalo MiniStation Air/Air 2 in different ways
With the program, you can backup rip Disney DVD movies to Buffalo MiniStation Air/Air 2 on Windows or Mac in various ways as you like:
- Full 1:1 disc copy of original Disney DVD movies with all the subtitle languages, audio trakcs and chapter information well preserved
- Main movie copy of Disney DVD movies without unwanted ads, trailer, comments, reviews, cast, warnings and titbits, etc.
- Lossless Multi-track MKV format from Disney DVD movies for conveniently playback with iPhone or iPad video players such as VLC, PlayerXtreme HD, Oplayer, etc.
- Backup Disney DVD movies to iTunes best video formats for syning to iPhone or iPad.
Step by Step to Copy or Backup Disney DVD movies to Buffalo MiniStation Air/Air 2
Step 1: Load Disney DVD movies with optical DVD drive.
Run the program, insert Disney DVD disc into your computer's DVD optical drive, and from the "File" drop-down menu, select "Load from disc" to add DVD disc to the program.
Step 2: Pick output file format.
For backing up Disney DVD movies to Buffalo MiniStation Air/Air 2 for playing on iPhone or iPad, it is ideal to choose iTunes native compatible "M4V - MPEG-4 Video(*.m4v)" for transferring to iPhone or iPad. You can also choose to output iPhone or iPad preset profile formats according to its specific models.
You can also choose other copy mode according to your own needs:
Full disc copy
Make a full disc copy by hitting the icon on the top tool bar of the main interface.
Main movie copy
From "Format" bar, select "Copy" > "Direct Copy" to copy the main movie of the Blu-ray/DVD disc.
Lossless Multi-track MKV copy
Get a complete MKV output from Blu-ray/DVD by following "Multi-track Video" > "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)".
Step 3: Start the copy or backup process.
Go back to the main interface, press right-bottom "Convert" button to start Disney DVD movies to Buffalo MiniStation Air or Air 2 copying and backing up process.
When the convesion is completed, click "Open Output Folder" on the main interface to pop out the folder with converted files to transfer and store on Buffalo MiniStation Air or Air 2 for wireless transfer to iPhone or iPad.