How to Upload DVD Library to the Cloud: Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud or other cloud storage?

Cloud storage focuses on the saving and management of data. When you got the troubles of disc loss or damage or the space of physical hard disk is low, you can ripping DVDs to cloud lets you upload a personal DVD to Cloud Storage devices (like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud, Seagate personal cloud media storage, Network disk, Plex and Box etc.) enable you can share DVD Movies with your family members or access your movies at home or on the road.

Almost all movies are encrypted with CSS copy protection. Decryption keys are stored in the normally inaccessible lead-in area of the disc. You’ll usually get an error if you try to copy the contents of an encrypted DVD to Cloud Storage devices. However, if you have used a software player to play the movie it will have authenticated the disc in the drive, allowing you to copy without error, but the encryption keys will not be copied. If you try to play the copied VOB files, the decoder will request the keys from the DVD-ROM drive and will fail. You may get the message “Cannot play copy-protected files”.

Now that it doesn’t work to directly copy DVDs to Cloud Storage devices. To turn a real-world DVD into a digital file that you can stream to the viewing platform of your choice, you have to rip it from the disc. As with ripping DVDs, you’ll copy the contents of a DVD to a Cloud-friendly format. In order for this to work, obviously, you must have access to a PC with a DVD drive.

One quick caveat: Though the police won’t break your door down for ripping DVDs that you already own, the process does technically violate copyright law. Still, as long as you’re not sharing movies on BitTorrent or selling copies on the street, it qualifies as fair use – just as ripping CDs (which is technically legal) does.

That said, you’ll need a DVD-ripping utility that can remove DVD protections and then rip DVDs to Cloud supports MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, WMV etc. video files.

A free option works nearly as well: perennial favorite HandBrake. It, too, converts DVDs, though it needs a little help to remove copy protection. After installing the program, you have to obtain a file called libdvdcss-2.dll, which you can download from this public archive site. After downloading libdvdcss-2.dll, copy it to the folder where you installed HandBrake—usually C:\Program Files\Handbrake. Now you’re ready to migrate your movies into the all-digital future. Load up HandBrake, and insert one of your DVDs into the PC. Then click the Source button, and choose the location of your disc – on my PC it’s the D: drive. Be patient – it may take a few minutes for HandBrake to read the contents of the DVD. But you’ll find that almost all commercial DVD discs failed to load.

Now that Handbrake doesn’t work to directly copy DVDs to Cloud, using Aimersoft DVD Ripper is the best way, it circumvent most copy protection schemes and convert the DVD discs to the Cloud – the mobile – or home-theater-friendly format of your choice.

The best DVD to Cloud converter offers powerful yet easy-to-use functions, excellent video/audio quality, and fast ripping speed. It is not only a professional yet easy-to-use DVD ripping application that helps you rip your DVD movies to whatever video or audio files. It is also your ultimate solution to rip any DVD regardless of DVD copy protections and region locks, including DVD CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney X-project DRM to MP4, MOV, AVI, M4V, MKV, FLV, WMV, MPG, 3GP for storing in Cloud, NAS, Hard Drive, Seagate Central, or playing on all Windows media players, Apple iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs, Android tablets and smartphones, Surface tablets, BalckBerry, Sony PSP, PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/One, Wii, Roku, WD TV Live, etc.

The following how-to guide on Windows PC can be taken for reference:

Preparation: Download and install the cloud DVD ripper on your computer.

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P.S. If you are a Mac user, please turn to DVD Ripper for Mac to convert and upload DVD to any Cloud Storage Devices on Mac (including Mavericks and Yosemite).

How to Rip annd Backup DVD to Cloud Storage Devices for streaming and sharing?

Step 1. Load DVD movie

Insert the DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and run DVD Ripper. You can load the DVD movies by clicking the “Load DVD” button on the top left. This DVD converter also supports ripping ISO and IFO files.

Step 2. Set output formats and location

The selection of output format depends on your specific need: If you only need to store your DVDs to cloud, you don’t need to consider about the format matter. If you need to rip DVD to iCloud, simply choose Apple device compatible formats. If the quantity of DVDs to be saved is large, try to choose the output format with comparatively low quality (for small output size), and oppositely, choose the high quality. If you desire to play the converted DVDs on Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Samsung tablet, PS4, Xbox One/360, Roku and any of other portable device, you can choose directly from the device profile listed in the “Profiles” that envelops 150+ profiles.

For general uses, MP4 video format in “Common Video” or “HD Video” is recommended. You can also select an common or HD video format as per your needs. There are common MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, ASF, FLV, etc. from “Common Video” or HD MP4, HD MOV, HD AVI, HD WMV, etc. from “HD Video” available for your choice.

Step 3. One click to begin converting DVD to Cloud for storage

When you finish all settings, click the “Start” button to start ripping the DVD movie to the digital file accepted by your Cloud storage device. Movies converted from your DVD files to 1080p will give great visual quality. The only thing is that the larger files with more pixels will result in much slower conversions. When the ripping is done, you can click on “Find Target” button to locate the ripped movies.

How to Put the Converted DVD Videos to Cloud Storage Device?

Once being converted to digital files, your DVD movie library can be stored/uploaded onto a server and streamed later for different uses. You can play the files directly online (but the Network speed is a deciding factor), and download them to local disks. Outstandingly, cloud service makes movies, music and photos more portable. Only if you have an online account, you can use the movies on your home PC, work PC and portable PC, stream it to an app, Chromecast, Smart TV, Roku player or a set-top box.

Related External Source:

Cloud storage Wiki – Cloud Storage is a model of data storage where the digital data is stored in logical pools, the physical storage spans multiple servers (and often locations), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company.

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Sharon Li

A fan for video streaming. :-)

One thought on “How to Upload DVD Library to the Cloud: Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud or other cloud storage?

  • June 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    So far the software works great, got it a long, I can recommend it to everyone…


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