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How to Transfer DVD to iCloud?

transfer dvd to icloudQ: I got some DVD movies and want to put them on iCloud so that I can download them to my iOS devices wirelessly. But when I insert my DVD, iCloud cannot recognize it. Is there any way for me to transfer DVD to iCloud?

A: To transfer DVD to iCloud, you need to rip your DVD and convert DVD to iTunes compatible format because DVDs are CSS protected and you cannot directly copy them to iCloud. In the tutorial below, we will teach you a simple and free method to transfer DVD to iCloud. To reach that goal, we will use a powerful freeware called Handbrake. It runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux and converts DVDs to iPod and iPhone-playable video formats.

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Guide: How to Upload DVD to iCloud for Free?

Step 1. Once your DVD has been inserted, navigate to it and select it (select the DVD itself, not its tracks or contents).

open handbrake and load dvd

Step 2. Once the DVD is scanned, the easiest way to quickly convert the DVD to iCloud format is to choose from the selection of device presets in the sidebar tray of Handbrake. In most cases where you're creating iPod or iPhone videos, you’ll want to export an MP4 file and use AVC/H.264 Video/AAC audio encoding, since all of those things are the standards for iPods and iPhones.

choose output icloud compatible format

Step 3. Tell Handbrake where to save the file (choosing the Movies folder is usually fine, though the desktop is also an easy place to find the file). Once you've got all your settings, straight, click "start" at the top to begin the rip.

start conversion

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.

Fantastic? If you need to put DVDs on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, you may upload them on iCloud and you will no longer worry about how troublesome it is to transfer files between these devices. Why not have a try?

Related: How to Sync Movies from iCloud to iPad