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Best AnyDVD HD Alternative for Windows & Mac

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.

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 5 AnyDVD HD alternatives which can be as good as AnyDVD or even better than AnyDVD for you.

Top 5 AnyDVD HD Alternatives for Windows/Mac

Top 5 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.
AnyDVD HD Alternative - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

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.

Handbrake supports a wide range of DVD formats, including DVD5, DVD9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and video folders. This versatility ensures compatibility with most DVD discs and files. Similar to AnyDVD HD, Handbrake can rip both non-protected DVDs and DVDs encrypted with CSS. It utilizes the libdvdcss library to bypass CSS encryption, allowing users to extract content from protected discs.

Handbrake enables users to convert DVDs to various digital formats such as MP4, MKV, Apple TV, Android, PlayStation, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, and more. This wide range of output options ensures compatibility with a variety of devices and platforms. The AnyDVD HD alternative offers impressive ripping speeds, allowing users to rip a 2-hour movie DVD in approximately 15-18 minutes. This efficiency ensures quick conversion times, enabling users to digitize their DVD collections with minimal waiting.

AnyDVD HD Alternative - HandBrake

No.3: MakeMKV

MakeMKV is a well known DVD and Blu-ray ripping tool for DVD owners. If you are looking for a simple to use AnyDVD alternative to rip DVDs to MKV video format, this is the right tool for you. If you are looking for a reliable program to copy DVDs to MP4, iPhone, and other digital video formats, you have to look elsewhere. MakeMKV can't handle DVD protection technologies measures, say Cinavia. Even you get MKV files from your DVD, the video files may fail to play. MakeMKV is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

The AnyDVD HD alternative allows users to copy both DVDs and Blu-ray discs to the MKV video format. This feature enables users to create digital backups of their physical media for convenient playback and storage. MakeMKV supports Blu-ray discs protected with AACS and BD+. This capability ensures that users can decrypt and copy protected Blu-ray content without encountering compatibility issues.

MakeMKV retains essential components of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, including video and audio tracks, chapters, subtitles, and other metadata. This ensures that users can maintain the original content and structure of their discs when creating MKV files. MakeMKV offers free DVD decryption during its beta phase, allowing users to access advanced features without additional costs. The availability of beta keys for MakeMKV ensures that users can take advantage of DVD decryption capabilities at no expense.

AnyDVD HD Alternative - MakeMKV

No.4: MacX DVD Ripper Pro

MacX DVD Ripper Pro works great for quick protected and homemade DVD ripping and processing. It is quicker than AnyDVD HD does and is an alternative powerful than AnyDVD. The program supports any DVD you throw at it, including the latest releases and unplayable discs. It can digitize DVDs for playback with preset profiles for phones and tablets too. It requires no practice to get hang of the alternative to AnyDVD.

MacXDVD Ripper Pro provides comprehensive support for a wide range of DVDs, including unplayable discs and new DVD releases. This ensures that users can easily digitize their entire DVD collections without encountering compatibility issues. The AnyDVD HD alternative offers presets tailored for phones, tablets, and different platforms. These presets streamline the conversion process by automatically optimizing settings for specific devices, ensuring optimal playback quality and compatibility.

MacXDVD Ripper Pro promises 1:1 quality preservation, coupled with remarkable speed improvements. With hardware acceleration for DVD processing, users can experience up to 47 times faster ripping speeds compared to traditional methods. This ensures efficient conversion of DVDs without compromising on quality. It allows users to copy ISO images swiftly, with claims of completing the process in just 5 minutes. This feature enables users to create digital backups of their DVDs efficiently, ensuring data integrity and accessibility.

AnyDVD HD Alternative - MacX DVD Ripper Pro

No.5: 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.

WonderFox DVD Ripper converts DVDs to various popular video formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, and more. This versatility ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices and platforms. The tool automatically detects the main title from a selection of 99 titles. This feature simplifies the ripping process by identifying the primary content of the DVD for conversion.

As one of the best alternatives to AnyDVD HD alternative, it removes region codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) from DVDs. This ensures that users can freely play and convert DVDs from different regions without encountering playback limitations. The software effectively bypasses a range of DVD protections including CSS, CPRM, Multi-angle, RCE, Sony ARccOS, UOP, Disney X-Project DRM, and Cinavia Protection. This comprehensive protection removal ensures that users can convert and back up DVDs without hindrance.

AnyDVD HD Alternative - WonderFox DVD Ripper

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.

AnyDVD HD Alternative - 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.

FAQs about AnyDVD HD Alternatives

What is better than AnyDVD?

Alternatives better than AnyDVD includes WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, MacX DVD Ripper Pro, and Handbrake. They supports a wider range of discs and processes DVDs faster. Handbrake requires Libdvdcss and supports a limited commercial discs.

What happen to SlySoft?

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 ( 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.

Does AnyDVD work with Blu-ray?

AnyDVD works with a certain of Blu-ray discs with the help of UHD friendly Blu-ray drive. However, some DVD drive claimed that they block AnyDVD UHD Blu-ray disc ripping. The firmware update can be blocked as well, making AnyDVD fail to work with Blu-ray discs.

Is SlySoft still in business?

SlySoft did shut down in February 2016, citing "recent regulatory requirements" as the reason for their closure. This closure followed legal pressure related to the circumvention of copy protections on DVDs and Blu-ray discs. As mentioned earlier, some of the developers from SlySoft formed a new company called RedFox, which continued the development and support of the AnyDVD software under the new brand. RedFox has been actively maintaining and updating AnyDVD, providing users with ongoing support and updates.

What is the difference between AnyDVD and Clonedvd?

AnyDVD primarily focuses on decrypting DVDs and Blu-ray discs in real-time. CloneDVD is dedicated to copying and shrinking DVDs. Unlike AnyDVD, CloneDVD operates as a standalone application with a user interface, allowing users to customize the copying process and select specific content to include or exclude from the copied DVD. Users often use AnyDVD in conjunction with CloneDVD to decrypt DVDs first and then use CloneDVD to copy, shrink, or reauthor the decrypted content as needed.


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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