Rip/Save/Upload DVD libray to iCloud Drive for viewing freely and conveniently

Summary: This is an instructional article on how to upload DVD movies onto iCloud Drive by ripping and converting DVD to a iCloud Drive friendly format.

iCloud Drive: What is iCloud Drive?

It's part of iCloud - Apple's cloud storage service that launched in 2011.
iCloud Drive lets you save photos, videos, documents, music, and app data to iCloud. Not only does it let you store all your stuff in one place, but it let’s you access all of your files and data from your iOS device, Mac, and Windows PC, and then keep those files and folders up to date across all your devices. It even allows you to create new files and folders from iCloud-enabled apps and work on the same file across multiple apps. Simples.

Why do We Copy DVD to iCloud Drive?

Below content shows you where you may need a iCloud Drive rather than a DVD disc.
1. Computer has no DVD drive or DVD drive is broken or damaged. You need iCloud Drive to play back DVD movies.
2. Transfer DVD movies via iCloud Drive, especially DVD movie folder and ISO image files. From one computer to another with absence of DVD drive.
3. Save DVD content onto iCloud Drive for storage. Make a backup of DVD movie collections with large capacity iCloud Drive.
4. Play DVD movies via iCloud Drive on Macs, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Apple TVs as long as you login in iTunes more conveniently.

How can We Upload DVD to iCloud Drive?

For your knowledge, most commercial DVDs are protected by strict DVD copy protections so that users can't easily copy DVD movies. In addition, DVD is beyond the compatibility of iCloud Drive. In other words, to upload DVD content to iCloud Drive, you'd better rip and convert DVD to iCloud Drive friendly format initially. For this sake, this article aims to offer 3 methods for helping you rip DVD to iCloud Drive on Mac so that you can watch DVD movies on your iCloud Drive supported devices.

First method:

Download Handbrake

Guide: How to Download DVD Movies to iCloud on Mac

Step 1. Install and launch Handbrake, and then load your DVD movies.

Step 2. You may notice the sidebar on the right, and then you may click the video format that you want to convert.

Step 3. Choose an output destination to store your converted files and you can also customize title of your video.

Step 4. Open iTunes and login your ID and password. Then you can put your converted movies to your account. iCloud will sync them automatically. Then you can open you iPhone, iPod, iPad and login in iTunes, click on the iCloud icon to download DVD movies to iCloud.

Have issues with Handbrake on Mac, turn to an Handbrake alternative instead.

Second method:

Tools Required:

iTunes on Macbook
Guide: How to Convert DVD to iCloud on Mac?

Step 1. Then get the DVD you want to add to your iPod and insert it into your computer. If you have set your DVD player application to open automatically when you insert a DVD, it will probably open. Quit it.

Step 2. To find a target to store your files, click the "change" button at the bottom of the iSquint window.

Step 3. Next, locate the file you want iSquint to convert. To do this, navigate through the finder. Once you've selected these options, click the "Start" button att he bottom of the window.

Step 4. Open iTunes and login your iTunes account. Load your converted movies to iTunes and then choose to sync automatically. Then you can open iTunes on iPhone, and download your movies freely.

Third Method:

To copy DVD to iCloud Drive without sacrificing video quality and much precious time, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac comes to your rescue. The program provides good quality output regardless of the end device that you are going to use. It can convert DVD to iCloud supported QuickTime MOV or MP4 in simple steps. Besides, the program also provides many optimized presets for almost all Apple devices including iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4/3/2, iPad Air, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 5, Apple TV, etc. What’s more, you can crop the black bars, add special video effects, split or merge videos, etc. as you like with the built-in editor.

If you are a Windows user, please turn to the Windows version here. Now download the right version of the program and follow the guide below.

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How to rip DVD to iCloud Drive friendly video for uploading
Step 1. Load DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and run the Mac DVD to iCloud converter. You can click the “Load DVD” button to load the DVD files to the program. DVD ISO/IFO, VIDEO_TS folder are supported also.

Step 2. Output settings

Click “Format” to select an output format. You can either choose MP4, MOV as the output format or select the icon of a iDevice like iPad to get videos with optimized settings.

Step 3. Tweak video and audio settings

Click Settings icon, it lets you make adjustments to the video settings. For example, lowering the frame rate can help reduce the file size. You'd better keep the balance of your video quality and video size.

Step 4. Start ripping DVD on Mac

Click "Convert" button to start ripping DVD movie to digital video on Mac OS X. After conversion, click "Open" to find converted video for storing on iCloud Drive at your will.

That’s all! When the conversion is finished, you can log on your iCloud and transfer the converted DVD files to iCloud smoothly.

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