Many people who have tons of DVDs are in need of ripping DVD to MP4 for safe keeping and playback on mobiles. MP4, compared with other formats, like AVI, has a better balance between file size and video quality. As the most commonly used video format, MP4 is fully compatible with virtually all devices, like PC, Mac, iPad Pro, iPhone 8, Google Nexus 7, HTC, Kindle Fire, Sony PSP, and so on. Some DVD to MP4 rippers charge you $50 or more, while some allow you to rip DVD disc to MP4 for totally free. Thus, which is the best free DVD to MP4 ripper to choose when facing with flood of information, specs, functions streaming? Below is a list of the best 3 free DVD to MP4 rippers available for Windows PC and Mac, namely, WinX DVD Ripper, Handbrake, and Freemake Video Converter.
1. WinX DVD Ripper
OS platform: Windows & Mac
Supported input sources: DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder
Supported output formats: MP4, MPEG4, H.264, MPEG, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP3; iPod, Apple TV, iPhone, HTC, Samsung, PSP; JPEG, BMP.
WinX DVD Ripper emerges as our top pick, because by testing, it's the fastest one among the best 3 free DVD disc to MP4 rippers. WinX DVD Ripper, (Mac version named WinX DVD Ripper Mac Free) is a free and clean DVD ripper for DVD to MP4 ripping, DVD to WMV ripping, DVD to MOV ripping, DVD to iPhone streaming, DVD to Samsung, HTC, PSP, etc. Both Windows version and Mac edition can help to remove DVD copy protections, like CSS, UOP, RCE, region code and Sony ARccOS. Thanks to quality maintaining technology, Hyper-threading technology and Super Encode Engine, it exports high-quality file after fast DVD ripping process.
Conclusion: DVD ripper software isn't rare, but top free DVD ripper for both Windows and Mac is not easy to come by. And WinX DVD Ripper is the right one to assist people to free convert DVD to MP4 and other formats/devices. Due to straightforward interface, both experienced users and fresh can achieve DVD to MP4 ripping with zero effort.
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.
OS Platform: Windows, Mac and Linux
Supported input sources: DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder, BluRay, common media files
Supported output formats: MP4, MKV; iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Android tablet, and more
Handbrake is a famous free DVD ripper for multi-platform. It's an open source application for the purpose of converting MPEG video/DVD-Video to MP4 and MKV container format. Moreover, it has presets for iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Android. What makes users disappointed is that it can only rip unencrypted DVDs and others encrypted by CSS when libdvdcss is installed. To cope with other copy protections, WinX DVD Ripper may be the best Handbrake alternative.
Conclusion: It isn't easy to manage Handbrake, especially for non techs. People may encounter various Handbrake errors unexpectedly when ripping DVD to MP4/MKV. Nevertheless, Handbrake is still a good choice for Windows, Mac and Linux users to rip DVD to MP4 for free.
3. Freemake Video Converter
OS platform: Windows
Supported input formats: 200+ input formats, including AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, SWF, FLV, TOD, AVCHD, MOV, etc.
Acceptable output formats/devices: AVI, WMV, MP4, MPEG, MKV, FLV, SWF, 3GP, HTML5, Apple, Sony, and Android devices.
If you take the words too literally, you may regard it as a video converter program. Actually, Freemake Video Converter works as a DVD ripper, DVD burner, and online video downloader and converter, besides video converter. It owns a massive amount of input and output formats. As one of the best free DVD rippers for Windows, it helps to free rip DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, Apple, Samsung, Xbox, etc. In addition, the intuitive interface can attract users quickly.
Conclusion: Despite of troubles in downloading and installing this program, Freemake Video Converter has won acclaim from users. It is no doubt that it has a place in this top 3 best free DVD to MP4 rippers list.
This is the review and comparison of 2019 best three free DVD to MP4 rippers. All of them are totally free. If you want a free yet professional DVD ripper, WinX DVD Ripper is the most trustworthy one. If you desire for video conversion function as well as DVD ripping, please go for help from Handbrake and Freemake Video Converter.
If you need to fast rip ANY DVD (Disney DVDs, new movie DVDs, workout DVDs, etc.) to MP4, WMV, MPEG, iPhone, iPad, Android/Microsoft tablets, smartphones, PS4, Xbox and so on, please turn to WinX DVD Ripper Platinum which utilizes hardware accleration tech to boost DVD ripping speed successfully.
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Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.