The procedure to turn a DVD to ISO is quite easy and simple. And with the right tool, it is a great way to back up your DVDs and CDs to the hard drive of your system. Creating ISO images is a good choice because they are self-contained, easier to store and organize and even represent the data on the disc perfectly. If you want to know how to create ISO from DVD, then this article will explain how to do it in Windows and Mac operating systems.
How To Make ISO From DVD Disc
Windows do not have any in-built application to create ISO from image files. Therefore, you will have to download a program to do it for you. There are several applications available that can convert DVD to ISO. Follow the steps given below to convert DVD to ISO in Windows.
Download BurnAware Free Software
It is a completely free program that can create ISO from DVD. It also supports creating ISO images from other types as well like CD and BD discs. The burnAware Free application supports many versions of Windows. It works in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. This application even supports operating systems of both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. This software also offers “Premium” and “Professional” accounts that are not free and comes with many perks. However, the free trial version is fully capable of creating an ISO image from your discs.
After downloading the BurnAware free software, install it by executing the burnaware_free_[version].exe file.
During or after the installation, you might see one or more optional offers or install additional software screens. Feel free to refuse them or deselect any of those options that you don’t require and continue with the installation.
After the installation gets over, you will have to run the BurnAware Free application.
Once the application opens you will be able to see many options on your screen. From the Disc Images Column, click on the “Copy to ISO”.
The Copy to Image tool will appear along with the existing BurnAware Free window panel that’s already open.
The “Make ISO” tool or feature is for creating an ISO image not from a disc, but rather from a collection of files that you select. These files could be from your hard drive or any other source. Hence, we suggest you not use the “Make ISO” tool which is located under the “Copy to ISO” tool.
Select the optical disc drive that you want to use. You can do it by selecting the drop-down at the top of the window. In case you have only one drive then you will be seeing only one choice.
You will be able to create ISO images from the DVD drive, as it must be supported by the optical drive.
Click on the “Browse” option.
Search for the location in which you want to write and save the ISO image file. Then, give any name you want to the fine by typing it in the text box.
Optical discs like DVDs and BDs can hold several gigabytes of data in them. It will also create an ISO of equal size.
Before you save your ISO image to your drive, make sure that the drive has enough space to store and support your ISO image. Also, make sure that either you remember where you save your file or else save it in an easy-to-view place like the desktop.
If you wish to get the data from a disc onto a flash drive so that you can boot from it, then you need to know one main thing. This might not work as you expect it to work. In most cases, you have to take some extra steps to make such things work, just like while installing Windows 10 from a flash drive.
Insert into the optical drive you chose earlier from which you wanted to make ISO image.
Depending upon how the Autorun is configured in the Windows of your system, you just inserted may start to run. Whatever comes up close it while this is happening.
After this, click on “Copy”.
In some of the cases, you might get some prompt messages, just click on the “OK” button and try again.
NOTE: Even though the process to make ISO from DVD is easy and simple. Some changes might take some time to complete the process. The time for this conversion can vary from a few minutes to an hour or so.
Keep patience and let your software create ISO from DVD. You can keep an eye on the progress bar or the progress indicator.
Once you see the “Copy process completed successfully” pop-up message along with the time BurnAware finished ripping the disc message will indicate that the DVD to ISO creation process has completed.
As the conversion from DVD to ISO has been completed, you can close the BurnAware Free software and remove the DVD from your optical drive.
In the Mac operating system, you can create an ISO image from DVD with the help of included tools.
Open the Disk Utility.
To do this first go to Applications. Then, go to the “Utilities”. After you open the “utilities”, go to “Disk Utility”.
After that, go to “file” and then to “new image”.
Then select the “Image from [device name]”.
Name the new file and decide and choose where to save the file. You can also find options to change the format and encryption settings.
Select the “Save” option to make the image file.
Once, it is finished. Select “Done”.
Once you have the CDR image, you can easily convert it to ISO by using the terminal. Just open the terminal and type this command: “hdiutil convert /path/originalimage.cdr -format UDTO -o/path/convertedinage.iso”. Copy or type this command and replace the “/path/originalimage” with the path where you saved your file and the name with the name of your file.