Free DVD Ripper for CSS Protection Removal and CSS DVD Ripping on PC/Mac

[Latest Updated: May 14, 2019 by Donna Peng to DVD Ripping]

Free DVD Ripper to Remove CSS Protection

Fail to rip commercial CSS protected DVDs? Try the method below.

"I have a pile of DVDs that are marked as CSS protected. When I tried to copy the DVDs to my computer hard drive, I was rejected. So my question is what should I do to copy CSS protected DVDs as digital files for storing on my computer. Any software needed?"

Why Can't You Copy CSS Protected DVD Content Directly?

To figure out question, you need to be clear on what CSS is.

CSS, standing for Content Scramble System, is a DRM and encryption system utilizing a proprietary 40-bit stream cipher algorithm. Since introduced, CSS is widely employed by DVD producers, being embedded into commercially produced DVD-Video discs to prevent illegal copy of DVD content. Thus, you can't copy CSS protected DVD content to computer directly, unless you have a DVD ripper that can defeat CSS.

For more information about CSS, please refer to 'What Is CSS (in DVD Copy Protection)?'.

Free DVD Ripper for CSS Protected DVDs

WinX DVD Ripper - Rip CSS copy protected DVDs free to MP4, WMV, MOV, iPhone, Android, etc.
  • Unlock all DVD encryptions
  • Rip DVD to MP4, AVI, iOS, Android, etc.

For Windows and Mac only. If you are a mobile user, please click here.

WinX Free DVD Ripper is a handy freeware tool that allows you to rip your DVDs fast and without too much effort. It does a great job. - Comment by Oscar

Which Free DVD Ripper Can Defeat CSS Copy Protection?

Considering that free program is much preferred, we work on three top free DVD rippers and hope to pick out one that can rip and copy CSS protected DVDs.

1. HandBrake
HandBrake is one of the most popular tools for DVD ripping. Can it handle CSS DVDs? As a matter of fact, HandBrake doesn't support any copy-protected DVDs natively. If you insist on using HandBrake, a third-party DVD decrypter is required to remove the DVD copy protection (in this case, CSS) first.

2. VidCoder
Another top free open source DVD ripper comes to VidCoder. But according to the description on its official site, it can't defeat CSS encryption in many commercial DVDs either.

3. WinX DVD Ripper
Navigating to its product page, we can easily catch the sentence - "it can remove DVD CSS". And by testing, it did work as advertised. It can easily recognize any CSS protected DVD you throw to it, detect the correct main title automatically, and then rip and copy CSS encrypted DVD to MP4, MPEG, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP3, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android Samsung, HTC, and Sony PSP at super fast speed thanks to Hyper-threading Technology.

Not limited to CSS protection, this free DVD ripper can also rip DVD protected by UOP, RCE, region code and Sony ARccOS. And the output will be in good order, and in perfect video audio quality.

How to Use This Free DVD Ripper to Rip CSS Protection DVDs: 3 Steps (with Picture)?

First of all, download proper version to your computer.
Download WinX Free DVD Ripper for Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc.)
Download WinX DVD Ripper Mac Free for OS X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, etc.

Next, install it as instructions. When finished, fire up it and process CSS removal and CSS DVD ripping following the 3 simple steps below.

Step 1. Insert the CSS protected DVD into DVD ROM, and load it to the ripper by clicking on DVD Disc button.

Step 2. Shift your eyes to "to xxx" tabs, and specify one (i.e. to MP4) as the output.

Step 3. Hit Start resided in the right bottom of the main user interface, if you have nothing to modify, for example, main title, audio track, subtitle track, and video audio parameters.

Free DVD Ripper for CSS Copy Protected DVDs

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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About the Author

Donna Peng    Donna Peng@DonnaPeng

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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