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Many people want to compare WinX DVD Ripper with HandBrake (WinX DVD Ripper vs HandBrake), since they are both freeware of DVD Ripper. Handbrake is one of the household bellwether free DVD ripper, which over years, has dominated the market and made a clean sweep of most similar DVD backup and conversion software, except WinX DVD ripper, an up-rising star which has won more and more users and has great potentials to rival HandBrake in some aspects. It is standing for good reasons.

Now let's do DVD ripper review and make comparison of these two DVD conversion programs in terms of input/output supports, DVD ripping speed, user interface, profile settings, etc. to see which free DVD ripper is better.

HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper: Functions

WinX DVD Ripper is a stand-alone free DVD ripping software for Windows and Mac. It is more professional and concentrated on ripping DVD to other video formats including MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPEG, or DVD to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android, PSP supported videos at fast speed.

HandBrake is an open source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD ripper or video transcoder, available for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. The latest version HandBrake 0.10.0 was released on Nov 22, 2014. It means, besides DVD ripping, it can also decode and encode videos.

HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper: Quality & Speed

WinX DVD Ripper is "3 times faster" than HandBrake, this is a genuine comment of a user after using both of the two programs, "I have used both Handbrake and WinX DVD Ripper. Can anyone explain to me why the same settings (standard 480P MP4 files) take THREE TIMES (or more) longer when I use Handbrake than WinX DVD Ripper? BTW, using WinX DVD Ripper, I rip a 2-hour DVD in about 25 minutes on my very dated hardware. HB takes at least an hour."

In a word, WinX DVD Ripper is much faster than HandBrake in movie loading, title scanning, riping, etc.

HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper: Input

HandBrake: DVD (DVD5, DVD9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW; only rip non-protected DVDs, not even CSS encrypted DVDs), Blu-ray (Blu-ray disc structure), video file, video folder

Note: It does not support decryption, and needs third-party software like VLC to help remove copy-protection from commercial DVDs.

WinX DVD Ripper: DVD 5, DVD 9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD folder. Rip any DVDs with region code, CSS, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE, etc.

Note: The software can rip commercial and general copy-protection DVDs independently without the assistance of any other tool. You can also find some other way to rip latest Disney DVDs.

HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper: Output

HandBrake: MP4 file, MKV file (Container); Universal device presets, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (2/3), Android, Android Tablet, Windows Phone 8

Note: Handbrake produces an MPEG-4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players. But it defaults the output file extension as M4V not MP4 (Learn Why).

HandBrake Interface

HandBrake GUI

WinX DVD Ripper: MP4, MPEG, H.264, WMV, FLV, MOV, iPod, iPhone , Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, PSP, Music, JPEG, BMP

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WinX DVD Ripper GUI

HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper: Usability (incl. Profile Settings)

Handbrake produces an MPEG-4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players. It allows more personal settings and provides numerous video and audio parameter settings for advanced users to alter the file size and video quality accordingly. But it also acquires the right codecs to be installed for the type of file you wish to convert however such as DivX, Xvid, OGM, 3ivx, etc.

Therefore, HandBrake is more suitable for advanced users and for part of Apple users. However, if you are not so professional in DVD ripping, WinX DVD Ripper may suit you better.

Conclusion of HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper

All in all, it is hard to say which one is better, HandBrake or WinX DVD Ripper. If you need to decode Blu-ray video, or want to make more personal profile settings, HandBrake may worth your trying. But if you need a fast and easy-to-use DVD ripper, WinX DVD Ripper is certainly a better choice.

You might encounter some problems like crash, out of order, out of sync in using HandBrake . Let's see how to solve them:

How to Solve HandBrake Always Selects Wrong DVD Title Error
How to Solve HandBrake Output Video Audio out of Sync Error
How to Solve Handbrake Output Out of Order Error
How to Solve Handbrake Crashed Problem before Finish
How to Solve HandBrake Quitting on OS X Mountain Lion Error
How to Solve Handbrake Cannot Rip DVD with 99 Titles Error

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WinX DVD Ripper for Mac: Mac version WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, runs perfectly on Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard/Mountain Lion, convert DVD to MP4, MOV that are playable on Mac computer, as well as iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, etc.

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WinX HD Video Converter for Mac: Professional HD Video converter for converting HD Videos on Mac OS, provides the perfect solution to convert Blu-ray videos and videos from HDTV and HD camcorders, like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon to other formats. Running perfectly on Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite.

WinX DVD Author: Completely free but clean DVD authoring software, helps you easily convert and burn home DVD from video files, camcorder, webcam, Youtube MKV, M2TS, M4V, MP4, FLV, MPEG, MOV, RM, RMVB, H.264, AVI to DVD, and personalize it with DVD chapter menu and subtitle.

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