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Best Free DVD Ripper and Alternative


Why Rip a DVD?

Say you have a movie on DVD, but you want to watch it on your phone, tablet, somewhere else. You can “rip” that DVD—or turn it into a movie file on your computer—to play it wherever you want. Asics Pas Cher Site Officiel

What Can a DVD Ripper Do?

A DVD ripper is usually used for copying the audio and video content of a DVD to a file encoded in AVI, MP4, MPEG, MKV or other video formats. The ripped file saves in a hard disk or other media device for further editing, backup, sharing or playback without the need to load a DVD.


Free DVD Ripper

  1. Handbrake
  2. DVDFab
  3. DVD Shrink
  4. Format Factory
  5. Freemake Video Converter


  1. Best Alternative – Brorsoft
  2. Guide to Rip a DVD

Best Free DVD Ripper

I find it’s really hard to say which one is the best(listed in no particular order). Perhaps A supports numerous outputs. But it only rips part of the protected DVDs. Maybe B is powerful enough to rip the latest protected DVDs. However, the features are difficult to understand for beginners. Hence, we listed the advantages and disadvatages of each DVD Ripper, and hope it helpful for you.


Open-source DVD ripper with presets for iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

HandBrake HandBrake is an open source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD ripper or video transcoder, available for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

Advantage Handbrake transforms your DVD to an MP4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players. It also supports ripping DVD to a MKV file. A very great feature is Handbrake is designed with preset profiles for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android and WP8. Moreover, it provides numerous video and audio parameter settings for users to alter file size and video quality.


However, unencrypted-protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software which helps break the copy protection so HandBrake can read the DVD. Editor’s Summary

  • Good quality in transcoded video, supports multi-platform, small file size.
  • Slow speed in transcoding. It doesn’t rip protected DVDs unless you pair it with third-party tools.

DVDFab HD Decrypter

Clone DVD to hard drive, two copy modes available

DVDFab DVDFab HD Decrypter , as its name indicates, enables you to remove DVD protections and copy the DVD content to hard drive. http://www.dvdfab.cn/hd-decrypter.htm

Advantage You can use the two intelligent Copy modes built in DVDFab (the free parts) to either copy the full disc or just copy the main movie. The first one copies everything the DVD has (including menus, trailer, extras, etc) while the second one only rips the movie itself. You need to purchase its other advanced features in order to output more formats, such as ripping DVD to MP4, WMV, iPhone, iPad, etc. Disadvantage DVDFab HD Decrypter only copies SOME old DVDs as its official web page states. But how it copies SOME DVDs might be inconsistent. You will need to try out the program with what you have available as success can vary. Editor’s Summary

  • Built with plenty of preconfigured profiles for popular Apple/Android devices. Fast ripping speed.
  • The profile for AVI is removed in the latest version.

DVD Shrink

Easy-to-use solution for shrinking original DVDs onto recordable media

Dvd shrink DVD Shrink is able to rip DVD to your hard drive as video files or as an ISO image. Then you can burn the output files by integrating with Nero or other DVD burning software. asics running pas cher What makes this program unique is its ability to compress DVD data to the standard 4.7-gig DVD. You will rarely, if ever, notice any decrease in video quality. http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/DVD-Shrink.shtml

Advantage Personally, I like its considerate and friendly design very much. It lists the DVD structure including Menus, Main Movie and Unreferenced Materials. This means you can easily choose which parts of the DVD you want to include for ripping and shrinking. It’s a nice feature for you to leave out unwanted bonus features, audio data for languages, etc. Disadvantage The latest version was built in 2004. The UI looks “unfashionable” today. DVD Shrink offers built-in decryption algorithms to “read” encrypted DVDs. Unfortunately, as it stopped updating in 2004, some recent copy protection methods are not supported. I tested Transformers 2 and UP. It freezed when analyzing the DVD info. Non-encrypted DVDs work perfectly. Editor’s Summary

  • Ripping and shrinking DVDs, built-in decryption algorithms.
  • The program is no longer supported by the developer.

Format Factory

Rip DVDs and mucis CDs to video file as well as create ISO images

formatfactory The strongest point of Format Factory lies in its support of converting numerous file formats, including video to video, audio to audio, DVD to video, and also image to image. The latest version supports 62 different languages which further makes it a global application. http://www.formatoz.com/download.html

Advantage This program supports converting videos to mobile devices as can be seen on the top of the Video column on the left side. 20+ mobile devices or mobile device compatible formats are available, including Apple, Sony, Google, Nokia, etc. It’s really convenient for some folks who wanna playing various videos on their portable devices. In addition to converting videos, FormatFactory also acts as a DVD/CD ripper. Disadvantage The output format seems a little bit limited. It only supports ripping DVD to ISO/CSO file. What’s more, it can’t rip DVDs with CSS according to my test. (But perhaps it supports some old CSS protected DVDs, I guess.) Editor’s Summary

  • Support nearly all video file formats. Rip DVD to video file. Rip Music CD to audio file.
  • Ads on interface. Doesn’t support CSS encrypted DVDs.

Freemake Video Converter

Multifunctional media converter to rip DVD to AVI, MP4, WMW, MKV, MPEG

freemaker Someone suggests adding Freemake Video Converter to the review list. When talking about this freeware, I must firstly mention its all-round video converting features. http://www.freemake.com/downloads/

Advantage Freemake Video Converter supports 200+ input videos which cover almost all popular video formats users would require. Besides converting from one video format to another, it’s also capable of converting videos to portable devices, such as iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, PSP, Blackberry, etc. By Pasting URL, you can convert online videos from 50+ sites. That’s really an impressive feature to simplify the converting task. Disadvantage But when comes to another ability – ripping DVD, I’m afraid, this application is not all satisfying. It can rip DVD to AVI, WMV, MP4, MPEG, MKV, FLV, SWF, 3GP, but it doesn’t support encrypted DVDs. It crashes on almost all my commercial DVDs such as UP and Thor. Editor’s Summary

  • Support nearly all video file formats. Convert DVD to video files. nike air max 2017 pas cher Burn DVD/Blu-ray.
  • Doesn’t support encrypted DVDs. Installer is bundled with potentially unwanted components. Care is needed to avoid these during the install process.

Best Alternative – Brorsoft DVD Ripper

Brorsoft DVD Ripper works in your computer’s background to automatically remove the copy protection off a DVD movie, allowing you to rip the DVD onto your computer. Additionally, Brorsoft DVD Ripper can remove unwanted movie features, including subtitles and prohibition messages such as copyright and FBI warnings. It is a software capable of ripping any DVD (even latest encrypted DVD discs/ISO images) to mainstream videos, such as rip DVD to AVI, DVD to MP4, H.264, MPEG, WMV and MOV. It also helps faultlessly convert DVD to Apple (iPhone / iPad / Apple TV / iTunes…), Android (Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S* / Note *…), Microsoft (WP8, Surface Pro 4, Xbox One / One S), Sony PSP / PS3 / PS4, Nokia Lumia etc. Learn more: Play DVD Movies on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Best Quality If you perfer to want to watching the DVD movies on your big screen TV, Brorsoft DVD Ripper provide the preset format for Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic TV, also you can rip the DVD to the HD MP4 for all the LED and Smart TV. Learn more: How to Watch DVD movies on Samsung TV without DVD Player | How to Rip DVD for Playback on Amazon Fire TV

Guide: Rip a DVD with Best Alternative – Brorsoft DVD Ripper

Free download, install and run Brorsoft DVD Ripper, the trail-before-purchase quick download icon provide here, you can also turn to Brorsoft page for downloading.

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Keep in mind that you have download the right version, Mac OS .dmg files cannot be installed on Windows platform – and vice versa.

Step 1. nike air max 2016 wit Load DVD movies Insert the DVD disc into your computer’s DVD drive and run DVD Ripper. You can click the “Load DVD” button to load the DVD files to the program. DVD ISO/IFO, VIDEO_TS folder are supported also. dvd ripper Step 2. Specify output format You can just select “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” or choose “HD Video>H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the output video format.Or find more profiles yourself. mp4-format Tips: Before the conversion: 1. You can click “Edit” button to edit your movies by cropping, trimming, adding watermarks, etc. 2. You can choose the subtitles and audio track for the target video from the “Subtitles” and “Audio” options on the main interface. 3.If necessary, you can click the Settings icon to adjust the video size, bitrate and frame rate, audio sample rate and bitrate, etc. Keep in mind higher bitrate results in a bigger file size. Step 3. Start Ripping DVD When all these settings are ready, you can click the “Convert” button to begin ripping DVD. When the ripping is done, you can click on “Open” button to locate the ripped videos.

Additional Choices:

Directly Copy a DVD with . vob Files Only (larger size of memory, 5 GB for a common DVD movie) dvd-directly-copy.gif Step 1: Same as the Guide > Step 1. Step 2: Choose “Copy” > “Directly Copy” from the Format menu to copy the . vob files only. Step 3: Click the “Convert” button to start Directly Copy a DVD with .vob files only. When the copying work is done, you are able to click “Open” button to get the output .vob files without any other extra contents.

Copy a DVD Copy with entire DVD disc

Step 1: Same as the Guide > Step 1. Step 2: Click “Browse” button to select a destination folder for the output files. Step 3: Click quick button “Copy the entire disc”(picture in guide > step 1> pic) to starts copying the DVD files to hard drive maintaining the original structure. As soon as the copying task finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output videos.

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