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[Guide] MakeMKV Backup DVD to MKV on Windows 10 | MakeMKV Alternative

Considered as one of the best DVD backup solution, MakeMKV can shred some copy protections on DVD disc and copy DVD to MKV. Just follow the tutorial below.

MakeMKV Overview
MakeMKV (beta), regarded as one of best free DVD rippers, provides a simple solution to decrypt and backup DVD in MKV format. Absolutely, MKV is the only output format for its ability to contain videos, audios, images and subtitle tracks in one single file.

Latest MakeMKV version: 1.15.2 (20, 7, 2020) 
Supported Input: DVD Disc, Blu-ray Disc, ISO image, AVCHD HD Disc 
Supported Windows/Mac OS: Windows XP or later, x86 or x64 | x86 Mac OS X 10.6 or later 
Official download page:

This post will mainly focus on how to free backup DVD (to MKV) with MakeMKV on Windows 10. To declare in advance: the MakeMKV we're using is the Beta version, which is only functional within 30 days after the installment. If you wanna go on the using, just purchase a registration key ($50.00) that's available for Windows/Mac/Lunix or download the beta version again to reinstall it on your computer for delaying the expiration date.
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MakeMKV Backup DVD to MKV Easily on Windows 10

MakeMKV Backup DVD on Windows 10

Step 1: After downloading and installing the 10M or so sized package on your Windows 10, inserting your DVD disc into DVD-ROM drive, and launch MakeMKV BETA. Type in MakeMKV free Beta key. All things go smoothly, MakeMKV will recognize the DVD disc automatically and all the info. will show up on the interface.

Step 2: Click "Open DVD disk", MakeMKV will add and analyze all the titles of DVD. User can view all the actions on progress area. Eventually, the most possible right titles will be listed as a tree structure with a MPEG2 video file, several audio and subtitle files in each title. Since not all checked titles need to be backed up, it's advisable to backup the title with relatively larger size.

If you find hundreds of titles and don't know which one to choose, you can get methods from 'MakeMKV Shows Hundreds of Titles/Playlists. Which One to Choose'.

Step 3: "Output folder" can be set by clicking yellow folder icon to browse and select. Alternatively, user can directly tap the path in blank bar.

Step 4: Press "Make MKV" icon to save selected title into the destination folder on Windows 10 PC. Then a window like loading DVD in step 1 pops up where source DVD name/size, read rate, output file/size, free space, elapsed/remaining DVD backup to MKV time and the operation progress can be viewed. Smartly, the DVD backup to MKV task can also be canceled at any time the orange pause button is clicked.

MakeMKV can handle some DVD copy protection schemes including CSS and region code (better than HandBrake), but there're still some it has no idea about like Sony ArccOS, UOPs, APS and even Disney X-project DRM. So, when you find the MakeMKV backup DVD on Windows 10 greyed out, failed or disabled, it's time to turn to a MakeMKV alternative.
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Best MakeMKV DVD Backup Alternative Software

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum – your first and ultimate choice to:
- Fix MakeMKV DVD backup failure/error on Windows 10;
- Decrypt backup DVD main/full title (the right title checked);
- Rip DVD to MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, MP3, iOS, Android devices.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum offers a comfortable interface to carry out DVD ripping operations as easy as possible. - Ionut (Softpedia Editor)

How to Use Best MakeMKV Alternative to Backup Rip DVD

Compared to MakeMKV, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is more easier to operate due to its intuitive design. Apart from DVD disc and ISO image file, it also supports backup/rip DVD folder to digital file. With more powerful decryption tech, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can effortlessly kick the copy protection on disk on one side and check the right title content by default. To ensure the DVD backup/ripping on Windows 10 is finished rightly and smoothly, a "belt and braces" option - "Safe Mode" is recommended to checked before kicking off the DVD conversion.

Best MakeMKV alternative software to backup/rip DVD on Windows 10

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum mainly rip/backup DVD in 4 ways:

1. Main Title Content Copy to a MPG video file (with selected audio/video tracks), Full Title Copy (with all videos, videos and subtitles), 1:1 Clone DVD to ISO Image;
2. Rip/Backup DVD to video formats. MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, WebM and other mainstream PC/Mac/Web formats are all included.
3. Rip/Backup DVD to diversified devices, even the latest iPhone 7/Plus, Galaxy S7 are offered. [Recommend for mobile users]
4. Extract audio from DVD for backup in MP3, AAC or AC3.

Bonus features of MakeMKV alternative:
- Edit video codec, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, resolution, video codec, channel when ripping DVD to video format.
- Choose/Disable subtitles, add .srt subtitle, choose audio channel, crop/trim video at will.
- Define or open destination folder to save output DVD content; Preview checked title.
- Merge several titles into one; Set video tag; Make full use of multi-core CUP (up-to-8).

Check New Copy Protection DVD Ripping Solution

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Now, you can use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to rip DVD Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Coco, Deadpool 2 and other lastest copy-protected DVDs.

Moreover, we will continuously update WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to support any new DVD copy protections. This software is undoubtedly your first choice for DVD backup once your favorite movies are available on DVDs. Kindly to notice that 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.


author - Donna Peng

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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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