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2020 Free DVD Ripper Software - Rip Copy-Protected DVDs with Ease

Ever thought of ripping DVD movie to your hard drive? Will it be nicer to watch DVD movies on the go? Also had usually doubted why always get errors when ripping some commercial DVDs? Firstly let's look at the full story:

"I must admit that DVD discs are truly vulnerable and easy to be scratched. So now I prefer to rip them to hard drive, even better to rip some of my favorite DVD movies to my iPhone so that I can watch movies wherever I go. But ripping encrypted DVDs is really a big headache."

Is It Possible to Rip Copy Protected Movie DVDs?

In the very beginning, DVD movie producers introduced DVD copy protection and encryption technologies to avoid mal use of DVD contents. Till now, dozens of DVD copy protections have emerged, such as Content Scramble System (CSS), Region Code Enhanced (RCE), User Operation Prohibition (UOP), Sony ARccOS DVD protection, the Analog Protection System, Disney X-Project (99-title), Playlist Obfuscation (which Lionsgate discs are always encoded with), etc. Its alleged purpose is to stop piracy, but at the same time it prevents people from ripping such protected DVDs for personal use.

Luckily, with current technology, ripping DVD movies (even encrypted DVDs) becomes a simple button-hitting operation as long as you get a right DVD ripper. Yet when it comes to DVD ripper freeware for copy protected DVDs, it's hard to say. Even the famous free DVD ripper software - HandBrake must co-work with a third-party program to rip CSS encrypted DVDs. Don't worry. It's still possible to easily free rip copy protected DVDs with WinX DVD ripper, like rip the popular Oscar winners Manchester by the Sea movie DVD, Moonlight movie DVD, etc.

Free Download WinX DVD Ripper to Free Rip Copy-protected DVDs to MP4, iPhone, Android, etc.
Free Download for Windows 10 or lower
Free Download for Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Please DO NOT use WinX DVD Ripper to rip rental DVDs.

To Free Rip Copy Protected DVDs, Use WinX DVD Ripper

WinX DVD Ripper is totally free DVD ripping software, which has been an expert in encrypted DVD backup for over 10 years, favored by countless users and editors. It is able to remove some DVD copy protections, such as CSS. This DVD ripper freeware also can rip copy protected DVDs to digital file formats, like MP4, WMV, FLV, MOV, MPEG, MP3, etc. Besides, it supports converting protected DVDs to portable devices.

With WinX DVD Ripper, You Can:

* Parry common DVD encryptions like CSS encryption, region code, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE, AACS 2.0.
* Free rip copy protected DVDs to MPEG, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4/H.264, iPhone Xs/Max, Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, PSP.
* Free rip feature-length copy protected movie DVDs with faster speed than other free DVD rippers.

DVD Decrypting Ability Comparison Between WinX DVD Ripper and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

As we mentioned before, WinX DVD Ripper handles most copy protections very well and should meet your needs. But if you always come up against latest DVDs released by Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., etc and protected with Disney X-project DRM, or DVD with 99 titles, workout DVDs or Japanese AV DVDs, you should turn to a Platinum Version of this free DVD ripper software, which costs you a little but performs much greater. Next table lists main differences between the Free DVD Ripper and the Platinum version. Check it out, if necessary.

Select the Edition that Best Fits You

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Supported DVD formats
General CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE

Rip DVD to mainstream video, audio and mobiles

Always be the first to support new DVDs
Remove region code, constantly update for latest DVDs

Decrypt Disney X-project DRM
Disney, Paramount & Warner encryption methods

Also support special DVDs
Get full access to fitness DVDs, AV DVDs, 99-title DVDs...

4 DVD Copy Modes
1:1 clone DVD disc to ISO image, folder. Copy DVD Full Title/Main Content to a single MPEG file in 5 minutes.

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How to Rip Protected DVDs with Free WinX DVD Ripper?

Firstly, please free download and install this free DVD ripping software on your computer before ripping copy protected DVDs.
Tips: This is a totally free DVD ripper. No malware, no spyware, no adware. 100% clean and safe.

Step 1: Launch this DVD ripper freeware and import a copy protected DVD by clicking "DVD Disc" button. DVD ripper will read and analyze the DVD info to auto check the right DVD main title to help you save a lot of trouble.

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Step 2: Select your target video format or device. The most commonly used MP4 format is available.
Note: You should also choose where to store the ripped DVD movie files by clicking "Browse" button.

Step 3: Hit "RUN" to begin ripping copy protected DVD with this free DVD decrypter.

[Video Tutorial] How to Rip Copy-Protected DVDs with WinX DVD Ripper

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping/copying copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

Still have trouble about this free DVD ripping software for copy protected DVDs? Please feel free to Email Us >>

Free Download WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to Bring Super Great DVD Ripping Experience

• Support almost all copy-protected DVDs like latest DVD movies/TV shows, Disney 99-title DVDs, Lionsgate title-obfuscated DVDs, workout DVDs and special DVDs by removing protections incl. CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, Disney DRM and more complex schemes.
• Convert and rip any DVD to MP4 (H.264), HEVC, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPEG2, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, Xbox, Sony PlayStation, smart TVs etc, with ease.
• Take full advantage of Hardware Acceleration with integration of Intel QSV, NVIDIA NVENC to greatly speed up DVD ripping speed and maintain nearly lossless quality.


Donna Peng

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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