Agree or not, commercial DVDs are far too expensive to let you carelessly scratch and turn them White Elephants. Moreover, with the dropping price of a gigabyte, ripping DVD movies to hard drive is not only possible but also prudent idea. If you have already had such plans, congratulation! So now DVD ripping software is a must-have. Besides commercial DVD rippers, there're also many DVD ripper freeware in the market, like HandBrake and WinX DVD Ripper, just name two.
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 some DVD ripper freeware for Windows 7?
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Since its release in Oct 2009, Windows 7 has won thousands of accolades worldwide. It features in the aesthetical UI, responsiveness and stability.
As for HandBrake, the cross-platform and open source DVD ripper freeware, it should have been compatible with Windows 7. But sometimes it's thought of as "Mac software" because it performs much better and more stable on OS X. In addition, though HandBrake has solved tons of DVD ripping problems regarding unencrypted DVDs, it still can't deal with copy protected DVDs individually. It has to take advantage of VLC or other decrypting programs to remove copy protections firstly then you can free rip DVDs.
So, if you're looking for an alternative of HandBrake to free rip DVD (even copy protected DVD) on Windows 7, here is WinX DVD Ripper freeware.
WinX DVD Ripper is also totally free DVD ripping software which is specially designed for Windows users, and it's fully compatible with Windows 7/8/10. This free DVD Ripper is able to free rip your DVDs to MP4, WMV, FLV, MOV, MPEG, MP3, etc. But what makes WinX surpass HandBrake is, this DVD ripper freeware can easily remove almost all DVD copy protections internally, including CSS, RCE, UOP, Sony ARccOS, APS, etc. What's more, built-in with an intuitive UI, WinX DVD Ripper brings a much simpler free DVD ripping operation on Windows 7/8/10 than HandBrake.
You should download and install this free DVD ripper on your Windows 7/8/10 computer under guidance beforehand.
Note: This is a totally free DVD ripper. No malware, no adware, no spyware. 100% clean and safe.
Step 1: Launch this free DVD ripper on your Windows 7/8/10 OS computer and import source DVD by clicking "DVD Disc" button.
Step 2: Select a target video format such as MP4. You can rip DVD to iPhone, WMV, FLV, etc.
Note: You should also choose where to store the ripped DVD movie files by clicking "Browse" button.
Step 3: Hit "Run" to begin free ripping DVD on Windows 7/8/10 OS.
Besides, this free DVD ripper for Windows 7 can also rip DVD to some popular portable devices, such as iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, Zune, Zen, etc. After importing source DVD, you just choose one target device instead of video format, the free DVD ripping process will begin in a second. It is also a fast free DVD ripper for Windows 8/10.
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.
32x real time faster. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can handle any copy protected DVDs to MP4, AVI, Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Microsoft Phone, Xbox, etc for backup or flexible playback. [Level-3 Hardware Acceleration Supported]
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Estrella H. is a senior editor in Digiarty Software. She manages the software test section and creates easy and useful how-tos. When not in editing, she spends her spare time on Rubik's Cube and ukulele.