Although not as many as Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 together take up over 15% of the marketing share of the entire Operating Systems. On Windows 8/8.1 OS, DVDs can be played with a variety of players, such as VLC, KMPlayer and 5KPlayer. Instead, we can copy DVD onto hard drive for further playing, editing or uploading or even rip DVD to iPhone, iPad and Android video formats supported through some built-in tools or open-source free software such as Handbrake that supports free DVD video conversion.
Handbrake can provide good effect when converting DVD to some video formats like MP4 (M4V for Apple users). However, this free DVD ripper has not been supportable for encrypted DVD directly. Some third-party tool/codec (e.g. VLC) has to be used in conjunction with Handbrake to read and preview DVDs. Despite that, the output chapters of DVD video are out of order sometimes.
Besides, Handbrake is more suitable for advanced users than new users because it requires manual parameter settings, and is more for Apple users than Windows users because it runs more stably on OS X. In these senses, Handbrake is not an fast free DVD ripping program for Windows 8, nor is the DVD software supporting copy protected DVDs.
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The most outstanding feature of WinX Free DVD Ripper can be identified as its fast speed. The ripping speed is mainly attributed to Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow and Hyper-Threading Technology that support converting feature-length DVD movie in few minutes.
It can deliver 3X-5X faster DVD ripping speed compared with the like free ripping programs. Therefore, WinX DVD Ripper is a free DVD ripping software that can fast rip DVD to Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Free download, install best DVD disc to digital converter - WinX DVD Ripper - on your Windows (8/7/10) PC or Mac (Mojave) (free download Mac version). WinX DVD Ripper is perfectly compatible with Windows 10 PC as well as Windows 8.1/8/7, etc.
Step 1: Launch this free DVD ripper on your Windows 8 computer before or after you insert the source DVD to your DVD-ROM. Then click "DVD Disc" button on the UI to import the DVD movie.
Step 2: Select your target video formats. You have various choices to output your DVDs, including MP4, MPEG, WMV (for Windows Media Player), FLV, MOV, MP3, etc. You can also use the ready-made profiles for mobile device so as to play back DVD movies on iPhone (3G/3GS), iPhone (4/4S) or iPhone 5/5S/6 Plus/6S, iPod, Apple TV, Android phone, PSP, etc.
For fastest DVD to Windows 8 free ripping, MPEG format is highly recommended. WinX free DVD ripper is capable of copying the main movie content of a whole DVD to MPEG video within 5 minutes (also depending on the configuration of your computer).
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Step 3: Choose the output folder and hit "Run" button to begin free ripping DVD to the hard drive of Windows 8 OS computer.
Both WinX free DVD ripper and Handbrake cannot support the latest DVD protected with advanced Disney X-project DRM. You are suggested to turn to WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, the upgraded version of DVD ripper if you need to rip Disney-protected DVDs on Win 7/Win 8. It is designed to rip both homemade and commercial DVDs to AVI, MP4, MTS, MOV, WMV, etc., convert DVDs to iPad iPhone Android and Windows friendly digital files, and copy DVDs to ISO images, DVD folder or MPEG2 file at fastest speed in the world.
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.
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