How To Copy Videos From Cd To A Laptop

How To Copy Videos From Cd To A Laptop
  • Sep 1st, 2023
  • Divya Sachdeva
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Today we will learn  "How to copy videos from CD to a laptop? "You need to Insert a CD on the laptop or PC disc to play the videos on your laptop. As the new technology and feature are introduced you can also copy a video from CD to the laptop. Through which you can play any high-quality video file on your laptop or PC without inserting a CD (compact disc ). Carrying CDs and DVDs is an unmanageable task in today's time. That's why to increase manageability to carry them a new form of drives, a pen drives introduced.

" A photo is of thousand words and videos are the emotions of those words."

Before we you all to our main topic do you know what is CD? or  What is DVD? and what is their function? So, we will let you know about all of this in this blog.

So, The full form of CD -  Compact disk. It is a round or circle-shaped disc made up of a thin metal layer and stores video and audio files memory permanently. Its other name is CD ROM. It has a signal layer of the pit that stores data up to 700 MB. It is less durable.

The full form of the DVD -  digital video disk or digital video disk. It is also circular that stores video and audio file memory. It is of a double-layer pit that stores data up to 17 GB. It is the best option to store large size files. It is highly durable.

Functions of CD and DVD -

These are used in reading data from the optical disk that is written on the surface of the disk by laser technique after burning the pits. Both perform a similar function of reading and writing data but have a difference in storage ability and vitality.

As we going to talk about copy videos from CD. Do you know about what are the merits of a CD on a laptop or PC? So, here are some merits of Compact disk CD-ROM(read-only memory).

• Merits -

1. Storage Ability

Data and information are stored up to 700 MB on CDs. The memories or data stored on CDs are permanent and can't be changed. It contains information data such as photos, videos, audio, software, games application etc. It is easy to copy data from one CD to another device.

2. Cheaper

CDs are cheaper and easy to access from the market.

3. Permanent Data

The data on CD -ROM is permanent and can't be changed. It will remain the same until its durability.

There are also some demerits of CDs-

1. Storage Capability -

Storage capacity is an advantage as well as a disadvantage of CDs. It can store a minimum of data up to 700 MB. That's why there are more options available in the market with a maximum storage capacity like DVD and optical drives.

2. Privacy and Security -

A concern drawback of CDs is that they are copied by someone else easily. That's why your data will not be secured.

3. Lose Data

If there is a scratch on CD then it loses the data permanently and is not able to a proper read.

4. One main drawback of CD is a dependency on another device. A computer or laptop can access the CD data when it has apps for reading it like CD-ROM and DVD RW.

We learned all the information about CDs. Its functions, advantages, and disadvantages. Now we have to know How can we copy videos from CD to a laptop? Here are the following steps-

1. Open your laptop or PC  and refresh it.

2. Open the disc plate on the laptop or PC.

3. Insert the CD into the disc plate of your laptop or PC and wait for some seconds to let your laptop or PC recognize it.

3. Close the disc plate or drive of the laptop.

4. Open window explorer and on the option of CD Drive.

5. Select the video file you want to copy.

6. Press the shortcut key ctrl+C to copy the file.

7. Choose the folder you can to locate the video file.

8. Press the shortcut key Ctrl + V to paste the copy file into the folder.

Note - You can also use the menu list for the copy and paste option.

9. It takes some time to upload the copied file into the folder.

10. After uploading click on save and enjoy your video watch on your laptop.

In the complete process,  don't remove CD from the drive tray. This process needs high-speed internet. Make sure your laptop or PC is connected to the Internet during the process.


This blog guide you on how to copy video from CD to your laptop. There are just some simple steps to do it the right way. You can easily access your video file anywhere after copying it on your laptop. CDs are somewhat needed to be there for storage but as the technology moves forward we can easily its data on our laptop or PC.






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