Ask any Mac user what's the best tool for ripping DVDs to your format of choice and they'll almost certainly say the open source wunderkind HandBrake. Actually with the latest 0.9.4 update it's probably the best free tool for converting just about any video file to an Apple-friendly format, alongside the overhauled version of Quicktime in Snow Leopard.
Windows users have a few ripping options at their disposal, although I've always been a fan of DVD Decrypter combined with Auto Gordian Knot if I need DivX files. I tend to rip DVDs as VOB files using WinX DVD Ripper for Mac, which is fine for my media centre but other devices don't always play nicely with VOB files - for example you usually can't access the disc menus.
HandBrake's developers made an interesting choice for version 0.9.4 - they ditched support for AVI files using DivX and XviD (an open source equivalent to DivX). Your only option now is to convert DVDs and other media to MKV or MP4 files - with the option to save as Apple-friendly M4V files. If you want to create MPEG-4 XviD files, you'll need to stick with HandBrake 0.9.3.
Are you get your Alternative of HandBrake program prepared well?
Though HandBrake can now include subtitle tracks that can be turned on and off, instead of rendering them onto the video track permanently (which also reduces video compression), with the latest HandBrake 0.9.4 released, you still can not use it to encode DVD or Video on to Xbox and PS3. Moreover, you maybe also worry about This version of handbrake is 64 bit, VLC found but not 64 bit Error! as well as Handbrake iPad Preset Settings troubles.
Therefore, you need to prepare the alternative of Handbrake DVD/Video encoding program. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the best choices for Windows users (both campatible with Windows 7 64 bit). If you are Mac OS user, you can choose DVD Ripper for Mac and HD Video Converter for Mac(Supported by Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard).
Features of Alternative of HandBrake programs include:
• Built-in more than 210 video and audio codec, fully support all kinds of SD/HD videos, like AVCHD (M2TS, MTS), AVC/H.264, MKV, Blu-ray Video (much more than HandBrake).
• Constantly update to support DVDs with latest Copy protections.
• Multi-functioned as DVD/HD/SD Video Converter, DVD Burner and YouTube Video Downloader.
• supports converting all the High Definition and HD-Camcorder videos, to both portable and console players, such as iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PS3, PSP, Xbox, Zune, PDA, Blackberry, Nokia, Android, Zen, etc (since HandBrake simply prepare iPhone and iPod presets).
Related External Source
: HandBrake 0.9.4 Knowing from Official Site