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How to Rip Copy Protected DVD to Windows 10/8/7 Hard Drive as ISO, MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc.

How to Rip Copy Protected DVD, Rip Copyrighted DVD to Hard Drive on PC/Mac with Best Protected DVD Ripper

Many people may have big original DVD collections of favorite actors and most of these DVDs are copyrighted. To prevent these valued DVDs from any loss or damages, the best way is to keep them well on computer. But there are two problems when they start to rip copy protected/copyrighted DVD:

Q1: I wonder whether it is legal to rip commerial DVDs with DVD ripper, or whether it is considered illegal because most of the DVDs are copyrighted.
Answer: Generally, backing up and ripping protected DVD to video formats stored in your own computer should not be a problem as long as you own the original. But making them available for upload or share them otherwise may be illegal, depending on the country you live in.

Q2: What software supports even the latest copy protected movie DVDs? Does HandBrake have this capability?
Answer: Sadly, HandBrake can't backup any encrypted DVDs either on Windows or Mac OS. But you can download the following DVD ripping software to rip copy-protected DVDs.

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Rip any Protected Movies DVDs on PC/Mac with WinX DVD Ripper:

* Unlock all DVD encryptions like Disney X-project DRM, CSS, region code.
* Always the 1st to rip newest protectd DVDs.
* Deal with special 99-title DVDs, workout, AV, TV series DVDs, etc.
* Have 350+ built-in formats/devices like MP4, AVI, iOS, Android, etc.
* World's NO.1 fast ripping and copy speed (5 min only).

Best Protected DVD Ripper Software to Rip Copy Protected/Copyrighted DVD to Video

Then what program should be used to rip these copy protected DVDs? Especially at this time when new copy protection technologies are widely used in movies/DVDs released by Hollywood and other companies, like ripping DVD Thor: Ragnarok, Coco, The Shape of Water, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Transformers: The Last Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Zootopia, Suicide Squad, X-Men: Apocalypse and many other are well protected with the latest copy protection, it is difficult to copy and rip DVD to hard disk as common videos.

The commonly used DVD ripping software in the market which declares to be fully compatible with protected DVD is no longer be able to hold water. They can not rip the latest protected DVD, the output videos are either out of order or mixed-up, the constant crashes are more common in the ripping process, including the famous free dvd converter - HandBrake. To find the best HandBrake alternative for future use, WinX DVD Ripper (for Windows XP/7/8/10 PC) is highly recommended.

Ultimately, if you want a fast, effective, and fairly user-friendly DVD-ripping solution, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the way to go.

If you have a friend that wants to watch movies on their computer, iPad, smartphone, or any other device, a premium DVD ripper like WinX's offering can be a nice gift.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum does a very good job backing up and transcoding your DVD collection, including your copy-protected discs. It worked flawlessly in my tests.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a very comfortable easy to use DVD ripper that worked fine with every DVD we asked it to rip.

Best Copy Protected DVD Ripper - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is tested and proved to one of the handful DVD ripping software which supports ripping the DVDs of the newest copy protections and encrpytion technology. Since Version 8.0, it has supported even the complicated workout/exercise DVDs, TV series DVDs and DVDs with 99 titles. It allows users to remove copy protections from DVDs, copy the newest protected DVD to hard drive as popular video formats, including: rip DVD to Chromcast, convert protected DVD to MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MPEG, 3GP, etc.

What's more, it still owns the ability of ripping different DVDs (including encrypted DVDs) to Sony PSP, Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, Apple TV, Samsung Galaxy, Glalaxy Note, Microsoft Xbox, Surface tablet, Windows phones, Zune, Amazon, Lenovo, Acer, etc. And after upgrade, It supports multi-core CPU and fully compatible with Windows 10. It becomes the fastest DVD ripping software in the world. Besides these basic functions, it also has advanced function such as clip video segment, adjusting parameter settings, and so on.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum supports Intel QSV and NVIDIA NVENC based hardware acceleration.

For those who have quite a bit DVD collections, don't hesitate to have a try right now!

How to Backup Copy Protected DVD Movies on Windows 10/8/7 with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?

It is easy to backup protected DVD movies on any computer (e.g. Windows 10 PC) with this professional copy protected DVD ripper.

Preparation Tools and Work:
1) Download WinX DVD Ripper Windows Version or WinX DVD Ripper Mac version. If you have, please make sure the version is higher than V5.2.
* Good News: You can get a free license key for full Platinum version here.
2) Record the DVD Title Number: play the movie with DVD player software. When it comes to the movie (main content), please check and record the title number. In most cases, WinX can auto detect the correct main title. If it fails, this method can help you find the right one to rip.

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Need to Rip Copy Protected/Copyrighted DVDs?

Recommended for Windows users - WinX DVD Ripper

Bypass all DVD protections on PC, rip copy-protected DVD to any popular devices & videos.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum offers a comfortable interface with straightforward functions and preset profiles to carry out DVD ripping operations as easy as possible. - by Softpedia

Tips: Here we took ripping the protected DVD movie Up for instance. From our test and customers' feedback when backing up DVD Up, you may try title 31 first. If it doesn't work, you need to find the title number by playing it because the title number changes in different DVD version.

how to rip copy-protected DVD

Step 1 - Import the Source DVD
Launch DVD Ripper software, load DVD movie from DVD driver by clicking "DVD Disc" icon, from existing ISO file by clicking "ISO Image" or from DVD folder by clicking "Folder".

Step 2 - Select Output Profile
Select the output format as you wish, and you can rip copy protected movie DVD to hard drive in the "PC General Video" profile, like DVD to MP4, DVD to Chromcast, DVD to AVI, DVD to WMV, DVD to MPEG, DVD to iPod, DVD to iPhone. At the "DVD Backup" output profile category, you can clone DVD to ISO Image, or copy DVD main/full title with original video audio quality.

Step 3 - Select the Destination Folder
Click "Browse" to choose the output folder to save your converted DVD video file.

Step 4 - Rip and Backup Copy Protected DVD
Hit "RUN" botton to start copy protected DVD ripping. You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime.

Note: Up to 350+ devices are sorted into output profiles: DVD Backup Profile, Device Profile (including Apple/Android/Microsoft/Sony and other devices), Web Video Profile and Common Video/Music Profile. You can select to rip copy protected/copyrighted DVD to any of them at will.

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1. By clicking Option button, you can choose Audio Language, change Output Folder and Snapshot Folder.
2. By clicking Edit in the Title line, you can choose the subtitle, crop/expand videos and trim videos if you need.
3. By clicking the settings icon on the top of the DVD info, you can define video and audio parameters to customize video quality, like resolution, and rate, etc.
4. Select "Use High Quality Engine" for better image quality.
5. Take full use of "CPU Core Use" (up to 8).

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. Still have trouble about how to rip copy protected DVD? Please feel free to Email Us >>

If you need a fast protected DVD ripper to rip copy protected/copyrighted DVDs, especially strictly encrypted Disney DVDs, to MP4, Chromecast, AVI, WMV, MPEG, iPhone, iPad, Android/Microsoft devices, please just download WinX DVD Ripper.

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