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Why HandBrake Won't Rip DVD? How to Fix It?

Can't Rip DVD with Handbrake Problem Solved. Rip Any Protected DVD with Best Handbrake Alternative on Windows (10) or Mac.

Why Handbrake can't rip The Revenant movie DVD or any other copy-protected DVD? When you can't rip DVD with Handbrake, what can you do? Check possible reasons below, and find solutions to fix Handbrake can't rip DVD problem once for all. A stellar Handbrake alternative will also be introduced.

Fail to Rip DVD with Handbrake? - Solved with Best Handbrake Alternative

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HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper

Part 1. Can't Rip DVD with Handbrake – Possible Reasons and Solutions

HandBrake cannot rip dvd with 99 titles
HandBrake cannot rip dvd with 99 titles

1. Handbrake can't rip copy-protected DVD alone because it does not support DVD decryption, so it needs third-party software like VLC to remove copy protections from commercial DVDs first. If you are looking for one-stop solution to rip protected DVD, try WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.

2. DRM DVD is always encrypted with multiple random titles and Handbrake can't tell which one is correct. When it scans the whole DVD disc, it may select the wrong title or crash in the middle. In this case, you can play the DVD through a DVD player, then find and take down the correct title. Alternatively, you can use a smart DVD ripping tool such as WinX DVD Ripper which can auto check the right DVD main title to rip.

3. Sometimes Handbrake can't rip DVD with synchronous output video and audio, and the movie audio is lagging behind the corresponding part of the video, which is very frustrated. Check fixes to Handbrake output out of order problem.

4. Another disadvantage of Handbrake is it can't rip DVD to other popular video formats other than MKV and MP4 (M4V) and its output video codecs are limited to H.264, H.265 and MPEG4.

To steer by all the above can't rip DVD with Handbrake troubles, it's time to try some possible alternatives. Below is going to introduce one of best Handbrake alternatives in market today named WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Continue to see what it can amaze you.

Part 2. Can't Rip DVD with Handbrake? You'd Better Try a Handbrake Alternative

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, known for fast, clean, smooth and extremely user-friendly, is viewed as one of the best DVD rippers for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. Let's see what this most powerful Handbrake alternative can do to fix unable to rip DVD with Handbrake problem for good.

1. Easily rip (protected) DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV H.264, MPEG, FLV, etc. as well as iPhone, iPad Pro/Air, Android Samsung Galaxy Edge/Note and 350+ preset profiles, with ease without losing quality.

2. Support removing all DVD copy-protections including DVD CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney X-project DRM, etc., and constantly update to support newest DVDs.

3. 4 DVD backup modes are provided, including 1:1 ratio copy DVD to ISO Image file/DVD folder, copy DVD main title or full title to a single MPEG2 file with 5 minutes.

4. DVD ripping speed is the fastest thanks to the support for multi-core CPU (utmost 8), Hyper-threading tech, and GPU hardware acceleration. An hour and a half DVD movie can be ripped in about 5 minutes (also depend on computer hardware).

5. This top Handbrake alternative also provides many video editing options including merging, trimming, cropping, expanding, adding subtitles, and video/audio parameter adjusting options like changing video resolution, frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, etc.

6. 100% clean and safe. No ads, malware or virus at all. Smooth and stable.

Part 3. How to Rip Protected DVD with Best Handbrake Alternative on Windows (10) or Mac

To solve can't rip DVD with Handbrake issue, first of all, you can free download and install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum on your Windows 10/8/7, etc. or free download Mac version. Then follow the detailed guide below to rip any copy-protected DVD to hard drive as MP4, AVI, MOV, etc.

Step 1: Load the DVD movie info.

Insert DVD disc to the DVD-ROM. Launch WinX DVD Ripper and click "DVD Disc" button on the top-left to load your DVD. This smart DVD ripper will scan your DVD and auto detect the right DVD main title for you.

Rip DVD with Best Handbrake Alternative
Rip DVD with Best Handbrake Alternative

Step 2: Choose the output.

Select the output video format for the ripping DVD movie in the pop-up Output Profile window. Numerous video/audio formats and 350+ device profiles are provided.

Step 3: Start ripping DVD to video/device.

Click "Browse" to set a destination folder to store the ripped DVD movie video, and hit "RUN" button to start converting DVD to digital copy at a superfast speed with best Handbrake alternative.

Attention: we only advocate ripping own DVD for personal use, and please consult DVD copyright laws in your country carefully before doing so.


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