Along with large screen design of portable devices, most people prefer to watch DVD movies and TV shows on phones and tablets. Therefore, it is necessary to rip DVD for smooth playback. From this article, you can get guide about how to free rip DVD using VLC with HandBrake. Also, the best VLC/HandBrake alternative will be recommended for free ripping any DVDs faster and simpler.
VLC - It is a well-known multimedia player capable of playing various video files, DVDs, CDs, VCDs and even streaming protocols. This open source player supports multiple platforms, incl. Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Unix etc. With no spyware, ads and user tracking, it shows a quite safe way to play multimedia files.
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HandBrake - It is one popular free DVD ripper dedicated to converting DVD videos to MP4, MKV, M4V, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and Android devices on multiple platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux). Also, it allows users to add presets, for example iPad presets, iPhone 6/iPod Touch 5 presets etc, and adjust audio/video parameters for a better output effect.
Frankly, you may discover the following issues when ripping DVD with HandBrake. Firstly, HandBrake usually selects wrong main title of DVD so that you need to check the correct main title by playing this DVD. Secondly, HandBrake may fail to rip copy-protected DVD, for example outputting videos out of order if DVD is CSS encrypted.
Well, for the first issue, VLC can easily play any DVDs to help you get correct main title. For the second issue, VLC includes a library file named libdvdcss used for removing encryptions of DVD. With this file, you can use HandBrake to convert encrypted DVD successfully.
>> How to download install libdvdcss
Steps to Free Copy-Protected DVD with VLC and HandBrake
Preparation: Download libdvdcss-2.dll file from VLC. Rename it as libdvdcss.dll and copy into HandBrake directory. Then, follow the steps to rip DVD with HandBrake.
Note: Confirm that the dll file version completely meets your computer system, for example Windows 32-bit or 64-bit.
1. Import DVD disc by clicking Source button. Also, you can import ISO image or VIDEO_TS folder by using Open Folder/File options.
2. Choose output formats, MP4/MKV or devices presets, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV or Android. Of course, you can adjust audio/video parameters and edit videos like cropping, adding subtitles.
3. Click Browse button to save ripped DVD video to destination folder and Start button to convert DVD.
If you want to use only one easy-to-use DVD ripping program to convert any DVDs, including copy-protected DVDs to MP4, WMV, MOV or portable devices instead of installing VLC, HandBrake and any other additional software, WinX DVD Ripper is the best VLC/HandBrake alternative.
WinX DVD Ripper is a top-notch free DVD ripper to rip DVDs, even DVDs with protections of CSS, UOP, RCE, region code and Sony ARccOS to MP4, MPEG, WMV, MOV, YouTube FLV, MP3 music and iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Samsung, HTC, PSP devices. Unlike HandBrake, WinX DVD Ripper can automatically check the correct main title of DVD to save your time to check main title by playing whole DVD. And, the speed test proves that WinX DVD Ripper is 3x faster to rip a DVD than HandBrak. Moreover, it is very safe to rip DVD with this best VLC/HandBrake alternative because it is completely stand-alone with adware, spyware, malware and virus free. >>WinX DVD Ripper vs. HandBrake…
For free ripping DVDs on Mac, please use Mac version, WinX DVD Ripper for Mac.
Tutorial to Rip DVD with Best VLC/HandBrake Alternative
Step 1. Insert DVD in DVD-ROM and import this DVD to WinX DVD Ripper by clicking DVD Disc. Certainly, DVD folder can be imported as source by clicking Folder button.
Step 2. A couple of seconds later, DVD will be completely loaded. Select main title and click "To MP4" or other tabs for converting DVD to MPEG, WMV, FLV, MOV, Music or DVD to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, HTC, Samsung and PSP. Also, you can adjust audio/video settings according to your requirement.
Step 3. Customize output settings, audio/subtitle/output folder. Then, click Start to rip DVD with this best VLC/HandBrake alternative.
Note: Please check DVD copyright laws in your country carefully before ripping DVDs.
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