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Windows 10 | 2023 Best 3 Free DVD Rippers Review

Want to free rip DVD content to digital formats on your Windows 10 PC? Read this top 3 free DVD rippers review to help you pick one out to suit you most.

Ripping DVD on Windows 10 can be an easy and free task if you choose a satisfying helper attentively. But how to get this assistant out of countless freeware accurately? Well, we have already ferreted out 3 best free DVD ripper candidates here to narrow your choices.

What're the standards for screening best free DVD rippers?

If you're struggling to seek for an exceptional and free DVD ripper, you can weigh in directly from those mentioned below. Because they are all totally free of charge, 100% clean and safe and powerful enough to rip DVDs. You don't have to worry about any extra fee, harmful malware, annoying ads etc.

Windows 10 | Best Free DVD Ripper Review on WinX DVD Ripper


OS: Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8/8.1/7, Windows Vista/XP/2003/2000/98/NT
Average user rating: ★★★★★ 4.5/5.0
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WinX DVD Ripper, as a piece of tech-savvy DVD ripping software, has been loved by the vast majority of users and received plenty of praises from both users and editors since being developed and released in 2009. Despite the interface seems to be a little bit out-dated today, its user-oriented design still makes it a breeze to use, especially for the newbies. This five-star DVD ripper is specially designed for working on all Windows PCs. No matter what OS your PC is running on, the most popular Windows 7, the latest Windows 10, or somewhat moss-grown 98/2000/NT version, it keeps compatible well with your PC all the time.

Free DVD Ripper Review - WinX DVD Ripper

When it turns to the DVD ripping ability, WinX DVD Ripper can handle both general home DVD discs/DVD Folders and the copy protected ones employing region code, CSS, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS and RCE. After successful accessing and loading, those DVDs with one or multiple titles can be ripped to mainstream digital formats like MP4 (H.264/MPEG4), MPEG, WMV, MOV and MP3, as well as prevailing devices like iPhone, Apple TV, Samsung, HTC etc..

Anything else to be desired? Absolutely yes for DVD owners. In addition to basic DVD ripping function, WinX DVD Ripper also features choosing audio channel and subtitle, disabling subtitle, setting video bit rate/frame rate/resolution and adjusting audio bit rate/sample rate/volume, personalizing output DVD movie video extraordinarily well. >> Learn how to rip a DVD

Note: If the encryption tech is out of its range, it will show you the specific name and recommend you to upgrade to its platinum edition with an exclusive discount.

Windows 10 | Best Free DVD Ripper Review on HandBrake

OS: Windows 7 to 10
Average user rating: ★★★★☆ 4.0/5.0
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HandBrake is an open-source video transcoder that puts more focus on video conversion while also features ripping common DVDs. Different from WinX DVD Ripper freeware, the code of open-source software (OSS) HandBrake is transparent for everyone to check, copy, modify and enhance. Early in May 2018, the download server of HandBrake (1.0.7) Mac version was compromised by hackers with Proton Trojan program. But luckily, the Windows version was not affected. >> Is HandBrake Safe to Download Now?

Free DVD Ripper Review - HandBrake

Through over 13 years of developing, HandBrake was finally out of beta and hit 1.0 version in late 2016. The latest HandBrake 1.x is capable of free converting universal DVD Discs/ISO images/DVD Folders to MP4/MKV with different video codecs, e.g H.264, H.265, MPEG, VP8 and VP9. Rich ready-made output profiles on general formats, MKV, Apple, Android, Windows, Chromecast, TV, PS/Xbox save much time for green hands to do complicated settings on picture, filter, video & audio. Moreover, HandBrake allows adding external track and import SRT file with all chapters listed clearly.

Can HandBrake be used to rip copy protected DVDs just like WinX DVD Rippers does? Yes. But the process is relatively complex. Because you must download and install a third-party libdvdcss.dll file from VideoLan beforehand. Libdvdcss does empower HandBrake to free rip copy protected DVDs, but only those locked with CSS. When DVD movie is guarded by non-CSS methods, HandBrake will stop working while scanning titles. >> Best 3 Handbrake Alternatives

Windows 10 | Best Free DVD Ripper Review on MakeMKV

OS: Windows XP or later, x86 or x64
Average user rating: ★★★☆☆ 3.5/5.0
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MakeMKV makes DVD ripping more concentrated than ever. Just as the name hints, it can only free rip DVD discs and ISO images to MKV format. Although MKV ensures DVD ripping quality by preserving all video, audio, subtitles information from source title, it fails to please users who want to play DVD on media players or devices which are not born with MKV-compatibility, resulting in they have to make use of some additional MKV players to play it or transcode MKV to MP4 or other proper formats using free video converter.

Free DVD Ripper Review -MakeMKV

Better than HandBrake, this free program is able to analyze and bypass DVD copy protection schemes like CSS and region code independently. From the update history in 2016~2018, we can see that MakeMKV team improved much on the support for DVDs with broken VTS IFO files, mastering errors, as well as Blu-ray DVDs with BD-Java protection. But you should know that new MakeMKV (1.12) version is only free to rip DVD discs, but requires a $50 payment to rip Blu-ray after 30-day free trial.

>> MakeMKV Backup DVD Guide for Windows 10
>> Best Free MakeMKV Alternative

Comparison of Best 3 Free DVD Rippers for Windows 10

WinX DVD Ripper

★ Edit Video: Y
★ Preview Video: Y

★ Continuous Update: Y
★ Latest Version: 8.9.0


★ Edit Video: Y
★ Preview Video: Y

★ Continuous Update: Y
★ Latest Version: 1.2.1


★ Edit Video: N
★ Preview Video: N

★ Continuous Update: Y
★ Latest Version: 1.14.2

Support DVD Discs:

WinX DVD Ripper > MakeMKV > HandBrake

Output Video Formats:

WinX DVD Ripper > HandBrake > MakeMKV

Output Device Profiles:

HandBrake > WinX DVD Ripper > MakeMKV

Stability on Windows 10:

WinX DVD Ripper > MakeMKV > HandBrake

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As a full-fledged and also the most powerful DVD ripping software in the market, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum provides you perfect solution to:
• rip, copy, and backup both homemade and read-only DVDs from Disney and more;
• output high-quality video in ultra fast speed by taking full advantage of multiple CPU cores, Super Encode Engine, Hyper-threading tech and full hardware acceleration.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software doesn't advocate ripping DVDs for any profit purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.


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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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