How to Rip and Backup A Scratched DVD?

Q: “Some of my DVDs have a few scratches and my DVD drive has some trouble reading a few sectors. Is their any solution to rip and backup these scratched DVD on my PC’s hard drive?”

With frequently usage, your fragile DVD discs are likely be damaged or badly scratched. So it’s really important to find some best solutions to rip and backup a scratched DVD on your PC/Mac’s hard drive. Have no idea about how to? Read this tutorial to get some useful tips and tricks.

Before going any further, you also need to do some basic cleaning jobs as below:

  1. You should also wash the DVD to clean the surface. You can use dish soap and a soft paper towel to dry.
  2. Some optical drives are better than others at reading problem discs.
  3. Some CD stores may have polishers and charge a nominal fee for the service.

Method 1. Recover Damaged DVD via IsoPuzzle

IsoPuzzle is a free CD/DVD recovery software that capable recover as much as possible data of damaged, bad burned or scratched CDs or DVDs. This version is experimental and supports only data CDs and DVDs with sectorsize of 2048 byte – Audio CD, VCD and SVCD are not supported. Supported OS: Windows; Latest Version: 1.7.

Method 2. Rip and Backup Scratched DVD via MakeMKV

MakeMKV is also a good choice to remove the DVD protection and rip DVD to the perfect MKV videos. It at least allowed you to get the episodes off the disc. Not a sure-fire solution but won’t hurt to try. When you install this software on PC, it can remux/change the video clips from the disk into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way(no video and audio reconversion).

Method 3. Best DVD Ripper for Ripping Scratched/Damaged DVD

With our testing, Brorsoft DVD Ripper (Windows /Mac) can do this task better than above DVD ripper, you can load the multiple DVD discs, DVD ISO/IFO images and DVD video_ts folder, this software can remove the commercial DVD copy protection such as: DVD region code, DVD CSS, UOPs, etc. You can rip the little damaged DVD and convert them to popular video formats like: H.265/HEVC, H.264 MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, etc.

Besides, this all-in-one DVD ripper and copier software also good at making 1:1 Full DVD disc copy in original file structure or directly copy DVD main movie as you like. Thanks to the built-in editor, you can trim unwanted video length, crop out the black bars around the movie, split large video into small parts, etc. with ease.

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Step 1. Install and run the best DVD ripper, and click the “Load disc” button to load the DVD movies to the program. The software will directly check and select correct DVD main title to rip, or you can select the title by clicking the checkbox.


Step 2. Click the “Format” icon, and select “H.264 MP4” or “MPEG-4” from “Common Video” profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose those format from “HD Video” category.


Step 3. With above settings, click the “Convert” button to start the video conversion. Once finished, you can get the ripped video from the damaged DVD discs and playback on the go.

Summary: There are many excellent DVD ripper, you can choose one from this post, you also can try other DVD ripper if you have found. In general, Brorsoft DVD ripper is the best option for you.

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2 thoughts on “How to Rip and Backup A Scratched DVD?

  • February 5, 2018 at 4:06 pm

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  • February 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm

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