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Review and Comparison of 2020 Best DVD Ripping Software

Ripping DVD is important when DVD collectors want to create backups or convert them for easier streaming among different devices. But which is the best DVD ripping software to rip any DVD (even the latest encrypted DVDs) to videos (MP4, MOV, AVI, etc.), Apple and Android devices easily with best performance?

While some software will cost anywhere from $50 to $100, some of the most feature-rich programs are cheap and even completely free. To help you get the best DVD ripping software, we have a side-by-side comparison on 2020 most popular DVD ripping software. Check their respective advantages and disadvantages, similarities and differences.

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Best DVD ripping software 2020

Free Download Best DVD Ripping Software for Windows (10) and Mac

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - [100% clean] Best & fastest DVD ripping software to easily convert DVD disc to MP4, H.264, AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV, M2TS, ISO Image, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Android , TVs, websites, other devices and platforms in about 5 minutes with original quality. Support protected movie DVDs, newest 99-title DVDs, scratched DVDs, etc.

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2020 Best DVD Rippers Review - Advantages and Disadvantages

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

It's an easy-to-master and powerful DVD ripping software to digitalize a DVD to an MP4 or other video audio file in relatively teeny-tiny size. It supports encrypted DVDs, 99-title DVDs, Disney DVDs, workout DVDs, Japanese adult DVDs, old scratched DVDs, etc.

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WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Features:

  1. Rip DVD movie to H.264 at 300-500 FPS, 5X faster accelerated by Intel CPU, Nvidia, AMD GPU, Multi-core CPU & Hyper-threading.
  2. Convert DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEG, H.264, HEVC, FLV, MOV, M2TS, iPad, iPhone, Android, TVs, other devices.
  3. 4 DVD Backup modes to 1:1 clone DVD to ISO image, VIDEO_TS folder, and copy full/main title to MPG in only 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce DVD from large size like GBs to 80% smaller with flexible setting options.
  5. Support the latest DVD copy protections incl. CSS encryption, region code, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, RCE, Disney X-project, etc.
  6. High Quality Engine and "Yadif Double Frames" De-interlacing Engine will ensure the best video/audio quality.
  7. Crop and cut off unwanted area of DVD video, and trim any segment of DVD to convert.

Handbrake

Handbrake is a free, open source, multiplatform DVD ripping software for Windows, Linux or macOS. It's very handy when users need to convert a homemade DVD or video clip. The program is extremely popular among users for its fast speed and efficient performance.

Advantages:

  1. Handbrake is more suitable for advanced users. It requires a steep learning curve.
  2. Advanced Video Filters to de-interlace, de-comb, de-telecine, and de-block, crop, scale, gray-scale, and more

Disadvantages:

  1. It doesn't support DRM and needs third-party software like VLC to help remove copy-protection from commercial DVDs.
  2. Handbrake isn't updated often. Its presets are often out of date.
  3. Its output video formats are limited to MKV and MP4 (M4V) in three codecs: H.265, H.264 and MPEG4.
  4. It's not easy to use and control.
  5. The converted video and audio are often out of sync, especially when ripping DVD movies.
  6. Handbrake always selects wrong DVD title to convert [Solved]
  7. Handbrake's output somtimes is out of order [Solved]
  8. Handbrake sometimes occur crashed problem before finishing [Solved]
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Handbrake

Aimersoft DVD Ripper

Aimersoft DVD Ripper is another top DVD ripping software to help you rip any DVD into a video or audio format you need. It supports most DVDs locked by CSS, Region, RCE, Sony ARccOS and PuppetLock, without any barriers.

Advantages:

  1. It uses Nvidia GPU to speed up the DVD ripping by 6x faster.
  2. It can convert DVD to 200+ popular formats with ease.
  3. Edit and touch up DVD movies, search and embed DVD movie information, add watermarks.

Disadvantages:

  1. It cannot back up the raw DVD files 1:1 to ISO image or Video_TS folder.
  2. It's not frequently updated and hasn't been updated for a long time.
  3. Many new profiles like iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, 8/8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9/S8, Note 9/8 are not included.
2020 best DVD ripping program
Aimersoft DVD Ripper

MakeMKV

MakeMKV is the best free software to rip DVD while maintaining original quality. It converts DVDs (encrypted) into a set of MKV files, preserving all video and audio tracks, chapters' information and other meta information but not compressing them. MakeMKV is extremely easy to use. Insert a disc, analyze it, then save it to your hard drive in the free MKV format.

Advantages:

  1. It supports both DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
  2. It can remove copy protection.
  3. It will rip DVD to MKV without reencoding, which keeps original DVD quality and puts less strain on the computer.

Disadvantages:

  1. MakeMKV can only convert DVDs and Blu-ray discs to MKV format.
  2. MakeMKV does not provide users the possibility of configuring audio & video parameters and customizing the video.
  3. The output MKV file has high quality while enormous file size.
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MakeMKV

Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter can do far more than just a free DVD ripper software. It's a versatile video converter that is able to rip DVDs, burn DVDs, convert videos among 500+ formats, download online videos.

Advantages:

  1. It has many useful features in addition to DVD rippping.
  2. It supports many output formats and devices. It will also convert DVD to DVD folder and ISO image.
  3. It supports both DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

Disadvantages:

  1. It won't rip DVDs with copy protections.
  2. Converting the DVD/videos to any format usually takes too much time and requires a lot of CPU from computers.
  3. The free version will place a watermark on the final output video.
2020 best DVD ripping program
Freemake Video Converter

Best DVD Ripping Software - Similarities & Differences

Apart from checking the advantages and disadvantages of 3 best DVD ripping software, you can further check the similiraties and differences of the top DVD ripping software to pick out the best one for you.

* Input and output supported:


Category

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Handbrake

Aimersoft DVD Ripper

MakeMKV

Freemake Video Converter

Input

DVD disc, ISO image file, DVD folder

DVD disc, ISO image file, DVD folder

DVD disc, ISO image file, DVD folder, IFO file

DVD and Blu-ray discs

DVD, Blu-ray discs, and video formats

Output

350+ video formats. 1:1 full DVD disc to ISO image clone; VIDEO_TS folder and to MPEG2 within only 5 minute.

MP4, MKV

Audio, Common video formats, HD video formats, Online video, Image.

MKV

DVD disc, ISO image file, 500+ video formats

Except Handbrake and MakeMKV, all the other best DVD rip software support many input and output formats. Among them, Aimersoft, Freemake, and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum support a wide range of output video formats. WinX and Freemake are the only DVD rip software that allow 1:1 DVD clone and backup.

In addition to compare input and output supported, this article also make comparisons for main DVD ripping and copy features, video editing features, and complete basic information of the recommended best DVD ripper software.

* Main DVD ripping and copy features:

Category

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Handbrake

Aimersoft DVD Ripper

MakeMKV

Freemake Video Converter

Trim Clips

Yes. Trim any segment

No

Yes

No

Yes

Crop Video

Yes. Cut off unwanted area, remove black bars; adjust video sizes to fill device screens

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Set/add subtitles

Yes. Besides, you can set "forced subtitle" to show the language you want

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Deinterlacing

Yes. Correct interleaved videos for more clear

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Adjust Resolution

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Adjust Frame Rate

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Adjust Aspect Ratio

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Adjust Codec

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Adjust Bit Rate

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Add Watermark

No

No

Yes

No

No

Adjust Picture Values

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Adjust Video Quality

Yes

Yes

Yes. Add visual effects, adjust brightness, contrast, saturation...

No

Yes

Safe mode

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

High Quality Engine

Yes

No

No

No

No

All the software supply many advanced editing features, but WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is more superior. Its Safe Mode can skip the problems during conversion process and finish the whole conversion more smoothly; and the High Quality Engine can rip and convert DVD video with much better video/audio quality. On the contrary, Handbrake sometimes runs into crashed problem before finish and always outputs video and audio out of Sync.

* Basic information of the top DVD ripping software:

Category

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Handbrake

Aimersoft DVD Ripper

MakeMKV

Freemake Video Converter

Supported OS

Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista, XP, 98, NT, 2000, 2003. macOS Big Sur or earlier.

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Mac OS, Linux (Ubuntu)

Windows XP, Vista, 7, Windows 8

Windows, macOS and Linux

Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista

License

Shareware

Open source GNU

Shareware

Shareware

Shareware

Price

$29.95

Free

$39.95

$50

$59.95

Bypass DVD Copy Protection

Yes. Could bypass All Copy & Region Protections

No

Yes. It will remove CSS, Region, RCE, Sony ARccOS and PuppetLock

Yes

No

Hardware Acceleration

Intel QSV, AMD, and NVIDIA (CUDA) NVENC hardware acceleration.

No

NVIDIA CUDA technology

No

NVIDIA CUDA and DXVA

Auto checking for update

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Comparing with the other best DVD ripping software, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the only software that is able to bypass all DVD copy & region protections and rip a DVD at lightning speed, with support for multi-core processors, hyper-threading and Intel QSV and NVIDIA (CUDA) NVENC GPU hardware acceleration. It can convert DVD to the popular MP4 (H.264) atup to 300-500 FPS. That's 3 ~ 5 times faster than many rival DVD ripping programs, such as Handbrake. In a word, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is much faster, effective and user-friendly.

Conclusion:

After comparing all of these best DVD ripper software, we can conclude that:

• If you have couples of homemade DVDs to rip, both Handbrake and Freemake are good choice. By contrast, Handbrake is more reliable while Freemake provides more outputs.
• To rip DVDs bought from stores, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, Aimersoft DVD Ripper, and MakeMKV will help. All in all, if you want the best software to rip DVD with fast speed and powerful performance, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum stands out from the crowd.

[YouTube Video Tutorial] How to Use Best DVD Ripping Software to Rip DVDs

Best DVD Ripping Software for Windows (10), Mac, Linux - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Enable you to easily rip almost any DVD (incl. copy-protected DVD) to MP4, AVI, WMV, H.264, HEVC, MPEG, MOV, iPhone, iPad, Android/Microsoft tablets, smartphones etc. with highest quality at fastest speed. Powered by Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC, AMD hardware acceleration.


Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.
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