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How to Rip and Copy a DVD on Windows 7 with Free DVD Ripper

I'm a big fan of DVD movies and I plan to backup my DVD collections to computer for better save. I have been using HandBrake to rip DVDs for 2 years and it works excellent. But when I recently upgraded my operating system from Windows XP to advanced Windows 7, it cannot perform the same as on XP. It usually stops working or even craps my laptop. Why? And can you recommend a free DVD ripper for Windows 7?

With the release of Windows 7 in Oct 2009, it has won thousands of accolades worldwide. It features in the aesthetical UI, responsiveness and stability. Today, even though Windows 11 has been released, Windows 7 still controls 10.63% of the desktop Windows version worldwide market. So, we can't ignore this group of users' needs for ripping DVDs. But, how to rip a DVD on Windows 7? First of all, we need to download and install a DVD ripper that is compatible with Windows 7.

Part 1. Best Free DVD Ripper for Windows 7 64/32 Bit

HandBrake and WinX DVD Ripper are two good choices for ripping DVD on Windows 7 for free.

HandBrake is a free open source DVD ripper that can help you rip DVD to MP4, MKV, and WebM, but it can't deal with copy protected DVDs out of box. It requires installing libdvdcss to access decrypted DVDs.

WinX DVD Ripper is superior to HandBrake in many aspects. It can natively support encrypted DVD, provides more output formats, faster conversion speed, better output quality and so on.

Main features of WinX DVD Ripper:

  • It is able to free rip your DVDs to MP4, WMV, FLV, MOV, MPEG, MP3, etc.
  • It can copy DVD to ISO image/DVD folder at 1:1 ratio.
  • It can easily remove almost all DVD copy protections internally, including CSS, RCE, UOP, Sony ARccOS, APS, etc.
  • Several cutting-edge technologies are built in to speed up ripping, including hardware acceleration, Hyper-threading, etc.

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Although Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7, WinX DVD Ripper is still fully compatible with Windows 7 and is also continuously updated to provide good user experience.

Part 2. How to Rip DVD on Windows 7?

Preparatory work:

  • Download and install WinX DVD Ripper on your Windows 7 computer.
  • Insert the DVD you want to rip into the DVD drive.

Step 1. Open the DVD.

Launch this WinX DVD Ripper on your Windows 7 computer and click the "DVD Disc" button to select the DVD you insert before.

Free DVD Ripper for Windows 7

Step 2. Choose output format.

Select a target video format such as MP4 Video. There're 350+ output presets for you.

Besides, this free DVD ripper for Windows 7 covers optimized presets for popular devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, PS4, Xbox, etc. You just choose one target device instead of video format.

Step 3. Choose DVD title.

WinX DVD Ripper will choose the right main movie title for you automatically. But if you want to select other titles to convert, you need to do it by your self.

Step 4. Begin ripping DVD on Windows 7.

Click the "Browse" button to select a folder to store the ripped DVD movie file. And then, hit "RUN" to begin ripping DVD to Windows 7 computer.

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.

If you want to watch a video tutorial about how to rip DVD on Windows 7, play the video below.

Want to burn and copy DVD to DVD on Windows 7?

Try WinX DVD Copy Pro! It can help make an exact copy of your home-made or purchased DVD on Windows 7 and other Windows systems. No data loss and no quality loss. Besides burning and copying DVD to DVD, it can also copy DVD to ISO image, DVD folder, and MPEG2, mount ISO as a virtual drive, and burn ISO file or DVD folder to DVD.


author - Donna Peng

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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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