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Rip DVD without Transcoding/Compressing - Is It Possible?

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Question Mark"Is there any way to just rip the video off the DVD without transencoding or compressing? I don't want to re-encode it as this will cause loss of quality! I don't want to lose any data in the transfer."

You have a lot of DVDs stacked up on shelves, but also a media centre or NAS, so the DVDs might be getting less and less use for inconvenience. It would be better to convert DVD into digital files. But is it possible to grab the raw data off DVD without transcoding, encoding, or compressing at all? You may also want to rip DVD with lossless quality >>

Is It Possible to Rip DVD without Transcoding?

Rip DVD without Transcoding

Surely, it is possible to rip DVD without re-encoding or compressing. You just have to choose the right software.

MP4 is the most recommended option for DVD ripping, for its high compression ratio and wide compatibility. But ripping DVD to MP4 is a process of video transcoding. There is loss of quality. Most importantly, it takes a great amount of time, even though hardware acceleration can be used for MP4 encoding. To extract video content off DVD without transcoding means to output the file in original quality yet at mushc faster speed. See how to rip DVD to MP4 with high quality.

Best Way to Rip DVD without Transcoding

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - No.1 fast DVD ripper that can rip DVDs without transcoding/compressing. It's able to backup DVD to DVD to MPEG-2, 1:1 clone DVD to ISO, and copy DVD to VIDEO_TS folder without any re-encoding

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What Are Tools that Can Rip DVD without Re-encoding?

1. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is by far the only software that can rip all types of DVDs with or without transcoding, selectively. It accepts both homemade and commercial copy-protected DVDs. As for DVD pass-through, it provides users with four modes to digitize DVD without time-consuming re-encoding. All can be done at lightning speed.

Four Modes to Rip DVD without Transcoding

Main Title Content Copy

Rip selected audio/video tracks as a single MPEG-2 video file without compressing

Full Title Copy

Backup DVD with full titles, videos, audios and subtitles


1:1 copy DVD to ISO image without transcoding for later burning

DVD to Folder

Extract DVD content into VIDEO_TS folder without re-encoding

2. MakeMKV
To rip DVD to MKV without transcoding, MakeMKV might be a good choice. It takes unmodified video, audio and subtitle streams and then wraps into MKV. Note that it can't load DVDs with copy protections and only outputs in MKV.

HandBrake is probably the best free DVD ripper to compress videos. But it neither support ripping DVD without transcoding nor loading commercial DVDs directly. Therefore, many advanced users fall back to FFmpeg. If you have no objection to struggling with CLI, FFmpeg is an option.

How to Rip DVD to MPEG-2 without Transcoding?

You can follow the step-by-step user guide of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to rip DVD without transcoding.

Step 1. Free download and install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Then launch the software.

Step 2. Insert your disc into DVD drive, and click "Disc" button on the software interface to load DVD content. Copy protection will be removed automatically.

4 Modes to Rip DVD without Transcoding

Step 3. In the pop-up "Output Profile" window, move to "DVD Backup" and select one of the four modes that permit DVD ripping without transcoding.

Step 4. Click "OK", specify a destination folder and then RUN.

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.


Estrella H.

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Estrella H. is a senior editor at Digiarty covering all the latest tech in mobile industry for the better part of the first four years, from iPhone, Samsung to other innovative gadgets. And now she's been dived into data backup and management to keep data safe on mobile devices in the recent three years. Outside the tech, she is a songwriter and loves hip-hop.

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