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How to Copy Movie DVDs to NAS Drive for Backup with Ease

by Edwin Liu | February 17, 2014 17:46 PM
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NAS (Network-attached Storage) becomes more and more popular among people for data storage. Those files that can be stored on a NAS drive are unlimited as long as they are of any existing file forms like email boxes, Web content, movie, music, pictures remote system backups, and so on. Generally speaking, a NAS drive will have at least 1 TB storage capacity. As its name implied, the NAS unit is connected to home network for saving and serving file. Also, you can share and watch files from NAS on multiple computers, TV, iPad, iPhone, Android phone, or other devices. In addition, comparing with traditional file sever, NAS has advantages like easier administration, faster data access and simple configuration.

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Then if you are a DVD fan and have loads of DVD collections, why not save those DVDs onto NAS drive for backup or watching them on your Apple TV, iPad, iPhone or other media players as you like? But one problem is how to copy DVDs to NAS? To put DVD onto NAS, we have first decrypt the DRM protection on commercial DVDs, and then covert DVD to a proper format that is playable on most devices. MP4 is generally accepted by almost all media players. Someone prefer to rip DVD to IOS for putting on NAS drive as IOS can reserve menus, multiple subtitles, audiotracks, but IOS can be viewable on a very small amount of devices. So my suggestion is saving DVD to NAS with MP4 format.

Now you need a decent tool to rip and convert DVD to MP4 format. You should try Aimersoft DVD Ripper which can easily unlock any protection on a DVD and it can convert DVD to almost all popular format like MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, MOV, etc. Besides, it keeps the original quality maximally. The conversion speed is also very fast. You even can edit DVD movie with it.

Follow the Guide below to rip DVD onto NAS for backup:

Step1: Free download Aimersoft DVD Ripper, install and open this software on your PC.

Step2: Plug the DVD disc you want to copy into DVD-ROM. Then click the "Load DVD" “” icon to laod DVD movie file to this program.

Step3: Click the pull-down menu Profile at the bottom of the interface, and move your cursor to HD Video and then select MP4 from HD Video as output format. However, you should know that the HD format we select here is not of real HD quality because the original DVD is of SD quality, but the quality indeed is better.

Step4:Hit "Start" button starting the conversion. When it finishes, you can just need to copy the converted DVD to NAS drive. Then if you prefer, you can stream the DVD on NAS to computer, iPhone, iPad, TV via network sharing for watching. Very easy!


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