Make DVD Movies Stored in External Hard Drive/Thumb Drive on Mac

Monica Pavtube

Aug 19, 2014 08:52 am / Posted by Monica Pavtube

What is your biggest problem when enjoying DVD movies? An increasing number of DVD discs? Inability to realize playback on mobile devices like an iPad, a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S or a laptop? Or do you want to watch DVD movies outside for a travel or business instead of at home? An external hard drive/thumb drive will help.

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In this way, you can browse all of your DVD movies where you go by plugging a light body and easy to carry external hard drive or thumb drive to the device you want to play your DVD movies. Then is it possible to make all of your DVD movies under your control by storing them to an external hard drive or a thumb drive that can fit in your hand? Pavtube DVDAid for Mac, as an excellent DVD to hard drive ripper, is absolutely what you need to convert your increasing DVD movies to an external hard drive or thumb drive for the purpose of saving your computer’s space room as well as breaking enjoyment limits to make your digital life brilliant.

How to backup DVD movies to an external hard drive/thumb drive on Mac?

Step 1. Add DVD movies

Run DVD to hard drive converter on Mac and import your DVD movies by clicking “File” and “Load from disc.”

load dvd disc for dvd backup

Step 2. Choose output format for hard drive

You may get confused about how to choose the right output format for you external hard drive/thumb drive because external hard drives can almost hold media files in any format. So here the output format depends on the device with which you want to play your DVD movies. As a common and most used video format, MP4 is definitely the top choice!

Click the format bar to follow “Common Video” and “H.264 Video (*.mp4).”

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If you just want to keep your DVD movies in a safe way, just click the full disc copy icon to realize 1:1 copy of your DVD movies with original structure and all information preserved.

full disc dvd backup

Another way to backup your DVD movies is to copy DVD main movie. Click the format bar to follow “Copy” and “Directly Copy”, which will only save the main DVD movie without any extras.

directly copy dvd main movie

In addition to DVDs, you can also backup Blu-ray movies to an external hard drive like a LaCie Thunderbolt drive.

Step 3. Backup DVD movies to external/thumb drive

If you choose MP4 as output format or select “Directly Copy”, just click the red big button “Convert” to realize DVD movies to external hard drive/thumb drive backup.

There is a variety of external hard drives available on the market, and NAS servers like WD My Cloud, media players like WD TV Live also plays a role of storing media files as well as sharing on different devices.

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