In this quick tip we'll introduce you to a nifty free tool called HandBrake to copy your favourite DVDs easily to your computer or favourite portable device.
To get started you'll have to install the software. At the time of writing the software was up to version 0.9 and available free at the HandBrake Web site. For the purposes of this tutorial we'll be following the Mac installation and use, but PC and Linux users can also use this program.
Once you've selected the DVD you want to copy or back up insert it into your Mac. Now click on the icon that says "Source" and click your DVD drive.
Once this is done you'll need to decide what type of format you should export the DVD to. Regularly Handbrake have only two output options - MP4 or MKV container video format (with best HandBrake alternative DVD/Video Converter, you have more than 210 video codecs selectable).
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