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How to Copy DVD Rentals from Netflix, Redbox, Amazon to Hard Drive

Whether you are heading to trendy online DVD rentals or settle for going down the street for stereotyped movie rental stores, one thing is for sure: you attempt to borrow DVD as a rental at a relatively low price. What sticks in your gizzard is every borrowed DVD has a rental period, which leads to an overwhelming trend to rip and copy rental DVD and even burn a copy of a rented DVD for permanent keeping. As a response to the uprising demands for DVD followers, we reveal the detailed guide on how to make a backup of DVD rental for burning further and rip the rented DVDs to MP4, MOV, MPEG, FLV, AVI, WMV, MKV, etc using the popular DVD copy software, and expatiate some other tips and information about DVD rentals.

Part 1: Copy Redbox/Netflix DVD Rentals as a Backup

Before the DVD backup guide, it needs to make clear that not all rippers help to get rental DVD copies. A case in point is the widely known Handbrake rips DVD that is limited to only homemade one. But the truth is most DVDs borrowed from Netflix, Redbox, Amazon, etc are entangled with copy protection or region code restriction, making the DVD rental impossible to copy with generally DVD backup software. The emergence of MacX DVD Ripper Pro gets the issue over, able to get rid of the tricky DVD copy protections, such as RCE, CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS DVD protection, Disney New DVD Copy Protection, APS, UOP, etc while making a 1:1 copy of DVD rentals at fast speed.

The DVD copy software provides 4 DVD backup modes, all at your fingertips to copy protected DVDs that you rent. You can choose to backup main title or full title content of DVD you borrow from online DVD rental service or store in MPEG2 or simply copy your rented DVD to MKV format with subtitles attached but no video quality compromising. What's more, the option to clone DVD rentals to ISO image not only means you can therefore play it with VLC player but also signifies you to burn the rental DVD copies to DVD disc with DVD burning software or the Finder on Mac to burn ISO to DVD.

Part 2: Rip DVD Rentals to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG for Mobile Watching

Rather than copy protected DVD for burning, more and more people tend to convert rented DVD movies from Netflix or Redbox to a format or device that are going to play with. For an ultimate borrowed DVD ripping solution, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is the ideal program to rip DVD rentals. Except for its excellent skill in rental DVD copies, the DVD ripper also demonstrates a seamless conversion from rental DVDs to AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc. or copy DVD to hard drive on Mac computers/Windows PC, The preloaded 376 profiles also ensure a fast and direct DVD ripping to iPhone 7/SE/6s/6, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy S5/S6/S7/Note 7, Amazon Fire Phone, PS4, etc. The process, whether for rented DVD backup or ripping, is quite easy. Below we take copying rented DVD on Mac as an example with the best Mac DVD ripper.

Copy DVD rental

Step 1: Free download, install and run the DVD backup and rip software, load the rented DVD by hitting the "DVD Disc" button.

Step 2: For a simple copy of the rented DVD, please choose the DVD backup from the drop-down list. It's advisable to make 1:1 copy from protected DVD to ISO image if you are intend to burn it to a black DVD disc before you return the DVD to your online DVD rental service or DVD store.

Step 3: Click "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: press the "RUN" button to start to rip rental DVD from Redbox, Netflix, CafeDVD, etc. on Mac. For PC users wanting a rented DVD backup, please go to the windows version.

Part 3: Questions and Answers about DVD Rental Copies

Q: I'm going to borrow some DVDs from online DVD rentals for backup further, but don't know which is the top rental DVD? Or in other words, I'm more curious about the most rented DVDs as they are always an indication of popularity.

A: New DVDs always make old ones obsolete. So here we list the top 10 DVD rentals from Rentrak based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending September 18, 2016. It's worth to mention that the top rental DVD ripper can also remove Disney protection and rip Disney DVDs effortlessly.








Lone Survivor



The LEGO Movie

Warner Bros.





Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit



The Grand Budapest Hotel



Ride Along



3 Days to Kill



The Monuments Men



Under The Skin


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Q: Where Can I Rent DVD Movies?
A: With movie rental stores quickly disappearing, everyone is looking to online DVD rental sites as their convenience of loading DVD movies and having them mailed to you is hard to resist. When mentioning this, Netflix is the clear leader in this online DVD rental industry. Besides, Redbox, Blockbuster, Amazon are also the ideal place in the whole online DVD rental rodeo, including new movies on DVD.

Q: How can I watch the rental DVD on iPhone?
Select to copy DVD to iPhone acceptable format, and then iTunes to sync the movie file to iPhone. Here's a way much faster and easier than iTunes to recommend, MacX MediaTrans. A full length DVD movie can be transferred to iPhone iPad mobile devices in a single click with much faster speed than iTunes gives. In addition, it offers easy-to-follow way to transfer video from iPhone to Mac, which works the same to other media file transfer, including music, photo, eBook, voice and more.

Q: Is it safe to copy rented DVDs? I rented 2 movies from Blockbuster and... uh... made backups. But yeah... it's not possible for Blockbuster to somehow know I've copied the DVDs right? I mean, a DVD disc stays the same no matter what right?
A: Some people are wondering the legality when copy a rented DVD. From a technical standpoint, you can copy rented DVD movies easily and it is virtually impossible to trace. But clearly, it is neither legal nor moral to do so if you are renting and ripping DVDs. However, under the Fair Use provision of 1976, you most probably have the right to make a backup copy of your DVD. You own this DVD and can copy with DVD decrypter software, convert and re-format the digital content for your own personal use, no consumer has ever been prosecuted or pursued legally for making a backup copy of a DVD for fair use. Anyway, if you want to copy DVD rentals, please refer to your local DVD copyright infringement laws and copy rental DVD with DVD ripper Mac/PC under the concept of fair use.  

Notice: We only advocate copying and ripping DVDs under the concept of Fair Use and do not encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it. Click to see whether it is legal to rip DVDs

Author: Bella Brown | Updated on Dec 6, 2018

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