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How to Free Download HandBrake Safely without Virus, Trojan or other Malicious Software

Hesitating to download HandBrake for DVD ripping with doubt of its security? Here's a solution of how to download HandBrake safely without virus, trojan or other mailicous software.

Q: I searches how to rip my DVD collections to iPad online and get suggestions to use a program called HandBrake. I wonder if this program is virus-free and where I can download it safely.

HandBrake is one of the most popular free DVD ripping programs available for Windows, Mac and Linux, aiming to help users convert DVD movies to MP4/MKV and iOS/Android/Windows devices. On Dec. 24, 2016, HandBrake team released 1.0.0 version over 13 years development which adds VP9 video encoding, imporves H265/HEVC encoder performance as well as brings other great enhancement. Though HandBrake is renowned among regular users, almost all beginners are quite afraid whether HandBrake is safe to download or not. And, this article talks where and how to free download HandBrake safely to rip unprotected DVD movies on PC/Mac with no worries about useless plug-ins or malicious virus/trojan/software messing up your computer and recommends best HandBrake alternative to rip copy-protected DVDs securely.

HandBrake fails to rip copy-protected DVDs? Try this best HandBrake alternative.

WinX DVD Ripper - Fast rip home-made and copy-protected DVDs to MP4, MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, iPhone, Apple TV, Android etc, while keeping possible highest quality. This HandBrake alternative is 100% clean and safe bundled no adware, spyware, virus or other mailcious stuffs.

Where and How to Free Download HandBrake Safely

When you search "HandBrake Download" on Google or other search engines, there will be countless results for you. How to pick out the safest link from search results to free download Handbrake? There are some points:

1. [Recommended] The official site is totally safe for HandBrake free download. HandBrake has announced that "Handbrake website is the only officila source for HandBrake. Downloads are not mirrored on any third-party services, excepting the Linux PPA".
2. Renowned software download sites are available to free download HandBrake safely if there is a resource, such as CNET, Softonic, Softpedia and so on.
3. Seek for HandBrake on a web-based source code repository (like Sourceforge) if it supports downloading.

Choose one safe place from the above three categories and find Download button to free download HandBrake and install it on your PC/Mac for ripping DVD to MP4, MKV, iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices.

Best HandBrake Alternative to Rip Copy-Protected DVD

You can free rip general DVD movies with HandBrake effortlessly owing to its straightforward interface and guesswork-free operation. However, the problems as no titles found, chapters out of order may happen if you try to rip encrypted DVDs. Here, the best HandBrake alternative - WinX DVD Ripper is introduced to solve errors of ripping copy-protected DVD with HandBrake.

WinX DVD Ripper is a 100% free and safe program to free rip any DVD discs/folder to MP4, WMV, MPEG, MP3, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, PSP with removal of encryptions like CSS, UOP, region code and even Sony ARccOS and deliver excellent video/audio quality. It enables you adjust parameters according to your needs and preview movie during ripping.

Best VLC/HandBrake Alternative

How to Rip Copy-Protected DVD to MP4 with Best HandBrake Alternative

First of all, download and install WinX DVD Ripper on PC (compatible with Windows 10 and lower versions). If you are a Mac user, please use Mac version.

Step 1. Insert DVD disc into DVD-ROM and hit DVD Disc button to import it as source to WinX DVD Ripper. Also, you can take DVD folder as original source by hitting Folder button.
Step 2. DVD contents will be automatically loaded within seconds. Click "To MP4" tab to select MP4 as output format with default parameters settings (or, customized settings by yourself).
Step 3. Save ripped MP4 movie to output folder and click Start button to rip copy-protected DVD to MP4.

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.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum


WinX DVD Ripper can supports CSS, region code, RCE and other general protections on DVDs, but lacks of the ability to rip movie DVDs released by Disney, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros. and other film production companies and special DVDs like workout DVD, which are encrypted with strict and complicated schemes.

If you want to rip all types of DVD with ease, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, the upgrade version of WinX DVD Ripper, give the mos effective, fastest and safest solution to convert any DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Windows Mobile, Xbox, Sony PlayStation etc, while keeping vivid images and hi-fi audios.

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