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WinX DVD Ripper vs HandBrake: Reviews and Comparisons of the Two Best Free DVD Rippers 2018-2019

You are spoiled for choices when it comes to DVD or video transcoding. But most people are torn between WinX DVD Ripper and HandBrake, the two well-ranking DVD ripper freeware programs. Keeping both on your computer is doable, but the best bet is still to sift through the best fit for longer term use.

To put it briefly, WinX DVD Ripper is a professional and easy-to-use DVD conversion tool, and Handbrake is more than a DVD ripper that seems more suited to experienced hand.

But when compared only in DVD ripping ability, WinX DVD Ripper is no less competent than HandBrake.

Now let's do DVD ripper review and make comparison of these two DVD conversion programs in terms of DVD ripping speed, output visual quality, supported input/output formats, user interface, ease-of-use, profile settings, etc. to testify which DVD ripper is better.

WinX DVD Ripper vs. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

We will compare WinX DVD Ripper with HandBrake in the following points:

WinX DVD Ripper vs HandBrake: Overview

WinX DVD Ripper is a stand-alone free DVD ripping software program for Windows and Mac. It is more professional and concentrated on ripping copy-protected DVDs without the assistance of extra plugins. It digitizes DVDs or ISO images to MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPEG, MP3, or convert DVD to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android, PSP supported videos at fast speed.

HandBrake is an open source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. It is capable of converting general or homemade DVDs. Besides DVD ripping, it can also decode and encode videos.

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Distribution Information


WinX DVD Ripper


Initial Release




Digiarty Software Inc.

HandBrake community

Market Standing

With 13 years of experience, the software has been the first choice of millions users for digitalizing DVD discs to hard drive. It stands good reasons to rival HandBrake in some aspects.

As one of the household bellwether free DVD rippers, HandBrake has dominated the market and made a clean sweep of most similar DVD backup and conversion software over years.

WinX DVD Ripper vs HandBrake: Speed

[Latest] Google Chrome slows down Hanbrake. Chrome is locking down the low-level VideoToolBBox framework and this slows down other apps that use the low-level VideoToolBox framework, like Handbrake. According to AppleInsider, Handbrake will see 30% speed loss when Chrome is running in the background (compared to Safari).

"I have used both Handbrake and WinX DVD Ripper. Can anyone explain to me why the same settings (standard 480P MP4 files) take THREE TIMES (or more) longer when I use Handbrake than WinX DVD Ripper when quality is equal? BTW, using WinX DVD Ripper, I rip a 2-hour DVD in about 25 minutes on my very dated hardware. HB takes at least an hour."

This was a true user feedback quoted from macrumors.com. But it was remarked on 2008. Ten more years later, things have changed (positively and greatly). Let's see how:


WinX DVD Ripper


Software Acceleration



Hardware Acceleration

IntelĀ® Quick Sync









Time to rip a 2h movie DVD
(decided by computer condition)

5-9 minutes

15-18 minutes

That is to say, WinX DVD Ripper is always the fast DVD ripper for Windows (10) and Mac, and is still 2-3 times faster in ripping a feature-length movie every now and then. If you have an extensive DVD collection to backup, WinX will save your time substantially.

HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper: Input

HandBrake: DVD (DVD5, DVD9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW; only rip non-protected DVDs, not even CSS encrypted DVDs), Blu-ray (Blu-ray disc structure), video file, video folder

Note: It does not support decryption, and needs third-party software like VLC to help remove copy-protection from commercial DVDs.

WinX DVD Ripper: DVD 5, DVD 9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, ISO image file, DVD folder (VIDEO_TS). Rip any DVDs with region code, CSS, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE, etc.

Note: The software can rip commercial and general copy-protection DVDs independently without the assistance of any other tool. You can also find some other way to rip latest Disney DVDs.

HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper: Output

HandBrake: MP4 file, MKV file (Container); Universal device presets, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (2/3), Android, Android Tablet, Windows Phone 8, and the latest 1.2.0 version adds dozens of General, Web, Devices, Matroska prestes for better user experience.

Note: Handbrake produces an MPEG-4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players. But HandBrake defaults the output file extension as M4V not MP4.

WinX DVD Ripper: (350+ profiles) MP4, MPEG, H.264, WMV, FLV, MOV, iPod, iPhone , Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, PSP, MP3, JPEG, BMP, etc.

HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper: Usability (incl. Profile Settings)

Handbrake produces an MPEG-4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players. It allows more personal settings and provides numerous video and audio parameter settings for advanced users to alter the file size and video quality accordingly. But it also acquires the right codecs to be installed for the type of file you wish to convert however such as DivX, Xvid, OGM, 3ivx, etc.

Therefore, HandBrake is more suitable for advanced users and for part of Apple users. However, if you are not so professional in DVD ripping, WinX DVD Ripper may suit you better.

Conclusion of HandBrake vs WinX DVD Ripper

All in all, it is hard to say which one is better, HandBrake or WinX DVD Ripper. If you need to decode Blu-ray video, or want to make more personal profile settings, HandBrake may worth your trying. But if you need a fast and easy-to-use DVD ripper, WinX DVD Ripper is certainly a better choice and works as a great alternative to Handbrake.

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.

WinX DVD Ripper

Rip DVD movies to digital formats like DVD to MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, M2TS, MP3 etc., or backup DVD in 3 modes. By easily circumventing copy protection mechanisms, it makes whatever types of DVDs playable on iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android etc.

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Beatrice Green is an experienced editor who loves all things related to social. She has spent more than a decade writing instructional contents related to social media, streaming services and video related topics all over the internet for Digiarty. Outside the social, she is addicted to Google I/O, Apple WWDC and other tech news to keep her informed.

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