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Best AnyDVD HD Alternative for Windows & Mac

Based on AnyDVD HD DVD ripping features including removal of copy preventions and region codes, and supports for NTSC- as well as PAL-DVDs, you are suggested to find an equivalent or alternative more powerful than AnyDVD HD. To save your time, we have done the job for you. This article compiles top 3 AnyDVD HD alternatives which can be as good as AnyDVD or even better than AnyDVD for you to choose from.

Top 3 AnyDVD HD Alternatives for Windows/Mac

Why Choose an AnyDVD HD Alternative?

SlySoft, famous for its DRM removal software AnyDVD HD, was forced to shut down for legal reasons in February 2016. When we entered SlySoft official site (slysoft.com) and we could only see a blank page with a few simple words of closing statement "Due to recent regulatory requirements we have had to cease all activities relating to SlySoft Inc...". Since shutdown means that AnyDVD will be no longer updated for new copy protections, some users wonder if there're good alternatives to AnyDVD for decrypting and ripping discs.

Luckily, after being closed for a few days, SlySoft returned and was renamed to RedFox. And it released a new version of AnyDVD, so you can continue to use AnyDVD. Nevertheless, an AnyDVD alternative is still always nice to have in case you encounter some errors with AnyDVD, such as AnyDVD won't recognize your discs, AnyDVD is disabled for Drive D:!, AnyDVD unable to crack all CSS keys, AnyDVD stops at 70% unreadable sectors and IFOProperties 6 error when you try to rip video DVD to hard disk option.

Top 3 AnyDVD HD Alternatives to Decrypt & Rip DVDs

No.1: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

What AnyDVD HD serves up can be summed up pretty simply: save DVD collection onto external hard drives for watching in multiple ways. There are so many DVD rippers that can reach the very basic standard. But speaking of removing sorts of DVD encryptions, you really need a top-notch AnyDVD HD alternative. By that we mean WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, which keeps updating to rip any new copy protected movie DVDs, workout DVDs and more.

  • Supports all DVD encryptions, incl. Disney X-project DRM, all CSS keys, AACS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, APS, etc.
  • Unlike AnyDVD with only 1 output format, WinX rips newest DVDs to MP4, H.264/HEVC, MKV, iPhone, Android, etc. 350+ output profiles.
  • 1:1 backup copy protected DVDs to ISO image, DVD folder, MPEG2 file, MKV and save to hard drive, NAS, Plex server, Roku.(3 steps only).
  • Fast and high quality thanks to Hyper-threading tech and Intel/NVIDIA/AMD-powered GPU hardware acceleration.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

No.2: WonderFox DVD Ripper

More than an AnyDVD HD alternative, WonderFox DVD Ripper is even better than AnyDVD in terms of its perfect balance between compression ratio, file size and output quality. You can also use it to 1:1 backup and copy DVD to digital version in 5 minutes for computer, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Samsung TV, etc. Keeping itself updated, this AnyDVD alternative owns constant support for latest and classic movies, TV shows, music concerts, tutorials, workout, etc. DVD ripping. Also, it supports almost all encrypted DVDs.

  • Convert DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, etc.
  • Automatically detect main title from 99 titles.
  • Remove region code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Bypass DVD CSS, CPRM, Multi-angle, RCE, Sony ARccOS, UOP, Disney X-Project DRM and Cinavia Protection.
WonderFox DVD Ripper
WonderFox DVD Ripper

No.2: HandBrake

By default, HandBrake is an open-source video transcoder for video conversion. Luckily, you can also use it to rip common and homemade DVDs like AnyDVD HD, and that’s thousands of people’s choices. There are also many preset settings for you to rip DVD to MP4, MKV easily. Unfortunately, HandBrake itself can’t decrypt copy-protected DVDs, unless you install libdvdcss to help HandBrake decrypt CSS-encrypted DVDs.

  • Support DVD (DVD5, DVD9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, video folder.
  • Rip all non-protected DVDs and CSS-encrypted DVDs with the help of libdvdcss.
  • Convert DVD to MP4, MKV, Apple TV, Android, PlayStation, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, etc.
  • Rip a 2 hours movie DVD in 15-18 minutes.
HandBrake
HandBrake

How to Rip Copy Protected DVDs with AnyDVD HD Alternative?

Let's take decrypting and ripping a movie DVD with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum as an example here. To begin with, you need to:

Step 1. Analyze DVD content

Insert your physical DVD disc into the drive, open the AnyDVD HD alternative software, click "DVD Disc" button and load the DVD video. Normally, the main title of encrypted DVD movies will be auto selected.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Step 2. Set the output format

In this part, you are allowed to rip protected DVD to MP4, AVI, MOV, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. Just find what you need in the "Output Profile" center.

Step 3. Start DVD ripping

Choose a destination folder and press "RUN" to begin DVD backup with this AnyDVD HD alternative. Try "Safe Mode", just in case you are ripping a strictly protected DVD.

Note: If you get the AnyDVD HD crack version, you're suggested to cease using it, for it contains lots of virus, spyware or adware. Most importantly, it's illegal to do so. If you do need a legal yet free DVD ripper, consider WinX DVD Ripper and win its license code on its giveaway page (get the giveaway event time and more details via its official Facebook or Twitter account).

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author - Donna Peng

Donna Peng

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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