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MakeMKV vs WinX DVD Ripper: Side-by-Side Comparison and Reviews

After comparing MakeMKV and HandBrake, this article we'll focus on the comparison of MakeMKV and WinX DVD Ripper - another popular DVD ripping program in the market. How are they different? Which one is better? All will be discussed here.

Part 1. MakeMKV vs WinX DVD Ripper

MakeMKV vs WinX DVD Ripper

To begin with, we download and install these two applications on our computer. MakeMKV can be downloaded on Windows, Mac, and Linux, while WinX DVD Ripper is available on Windows and Mac.

Next, we'll compare them in price, supported input output formats, output quality, file size, and conversion speed. Plus, we will summarize their pros and cons to help you determine which is a better choice for you.

MakeMKV vs WinX DVD Ripper: Price

MakeMKV is free to use while program is in beta. You may purchase the full activation key by paying $50 if you like the program and want to show your support.

WinX DVD Ripper is free to try. To break the 5-min DVD ripping limitation, you can visit this page to get a free license code. Then, you will enjoy full features without any limits.

Hot reading: Latest MakeMKV Beta Key/Lifetime Key

MakeMKV vs WinX DVD Ripper: Supported Input Files

MakeMKV supports Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, Bluray files, DVD-VIDEO files, HD-DVD files, ISO files, and MKV files.

WinX DVD Ripper doesn't support Bluray discs and Bluray files, but it has a good support for DVD discs, DVD VIDEO_TS folders, and ISO images. Besides home-made DVDs, it can read commercial DVDs from any studios thanks to its powerful decryption capability. It can bypass CSS, APS, UOPs, RCE, region code limits, Disney X-project (99-title), and other copy protection schemes. What's more, it is even possible to open old scratched DVDs for later ripping.

MakeMKV vs WinX DVD Ripper: Supported Output Formats

MakeMKV can only convert disc to files in MKV, while WinX DVD Ripper is designed with 350+ output profiles.

WinX DVD Ripper supported output profiles:

  • 1:1 rip (no data and quality loss): DVD to ISO, DVD to VIDEO_TS folder
  • General video formats: MP4 (H.264/MPEG4), AVI (DivX/XviD), MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, etc.
  • General audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3/DTS
  • Device profiles: iPhone, iPad, Android mobiles or tablets from Samsung and other brands, TV, game consoles like Xbox, etc.
  • Web video profiles: YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.
  • Software profiles: iTunes, iDVD, iMovie, Final Cut Pro

MakeMKV vs WinX DVD Ripper: Quality, File Size and Speed

Since MakeMKV just repackage your video into a different container, it works super fast (typical time to rip DVD disc is about 15 minutes) and will maintain the original quality. However, we get fast speed and original quality at the expense of space. MakeMKV suggests users to prepare adequate hard drive space for converted content. Typical DVD movie takes 6 GB on hard drive. Typical Blu-ray movie takes 30 GB.

WinX DVD Ripper also delivers great quality. Choosing DVD backup mode will give you original quality, while choosing other output preset will keep 98% of the original DVD video quality, no visible quality loss. And it doesn't mean that you'll get a large file. It can compress a 7GB movie DVD to a 1GB high-quality file. By utilizing multi-core CPU, hardware acceleration, and other technologies, it can finish DVD ripping as fast as 5 minutes only.

Part 2. Summary: Pros and Cons of MakeMKV and WinX DVD Ripper



  1. Free to use. No watermark, ads, and virus.
  2. Designed with a compatibility of multi-platform: Windows, Mac, Linux.
  3. Support encrypted discs.
  4. Fast disc ripping speed.
  5. Preserve original quality.


  1. Export files in MKV only. You may need to further transcode it.
  2. Output file is too large to store and stream. You may need to further compress it.
  3. Sometimes you may be confused about which title to choose. (Related article: MakeMKV Shows Hundreds of Titles/Playlists. Which One to Choose?)

WinX DVD Ripper


  1. Support copy-protected (including 99-title disc) and damaged DVDs.
  2. Support GPU hardware acceleration.
  3. A good balance among quality, file size, and speed.
  4. A wide range of output presets to meet different user needs.
  5. Support editing videos (such as trim and crop) and adjusting video audio parameters (such as bitrate and resolution).
  6. Clean and straightforward design.


  1. Can't support Bluray.
  2. Not compatible with Linux.


author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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