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MKV Ripper | Top 3 DVD to MKV Rippers for Mac and Windows

Select a MKV ripper and rip DVD to MKV with high quality

It is well known that DVD disc is difficult to manage and vulnerable. Therefore, we often make use of a DVD ripper to rip DVDs to MKV, MPEG2, MP4, AVI, 3GP, FLV or other formats based on our own needs. Among these formats, MKV is always selected.

Well, why choose MKV? The reasons form a fair part of article "How to Rip DVD to MKV". The main reason is that it can make the video audio quality nearly same to the original DVD file, because it can combine various video, audio, picture and subtitle tracks into a MKV file.

DVD to MKV ripping can't be realized unless you have a powerful MKV ripper. Such kind of tools is here and there. But you must be confused when you're asked to pick one from a number of options. All of them boast that they are the best. But which is the true powerful one? You need to make comparisons and read reviews. Luckily, you don't need to do it by yourself, because we have singled out the top 3 DVD to MKV rippers, and will review and compare them in the following part. Just keep reading and find the one you love.

Top 3 MKV DVD Rippers:

Top 3 DVD to MKV Rippers Review and Comparison

No 1. WinX DVD Ripper for Mac

As its name indicates, this DVD to MKV ripper is designed for Mac. It works well on macOS Mojave (10.14), macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Sierra (10.12), El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10) and lower. Once launch, we see its concise interface and figure out the operation procedure without guesswork.

DVD to MKV ripper - WinX DVD Ripper for Mac
DVD to MKV ripper - WinX DVD Ripper for Mac

This tool allows us to rip DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO file to MKV. Besides home-made DVDs, it also supports commercial copy-protected DVDs locked by DVD CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney X-project DRM, etc. By testing a pile of DVDs including several Disney DVDs (Zootopia and Inside Out included), it is as effective as advertised. It backups full title including all audios, videos and subtitles to MKV at fast speed, in that it supports Hyper-threading tech and the use of up to 8 CPU cores. Open the MKV, we find it does keep the original video audio quality.


* Support encrypted DVDs.
* Detect correct main title automatically.
* Fast ripping speed.
* High output quality.
* Available to tweak video audio parameters.
* Edit output (trim, crop, etc.)


* Not available on Windows PC.

No 2. MakeMKV

MKV ripper - MakeMKV
MKV ripper - MakeMKV

MakeMKV is a famous format converter for Windows (XP or later), Mac OS X (10.6 or later) and Linux. It is able to convert Blu-ray and DVD discs including the encrypted to MKV with all video, audio tracks, chapters and meta-information preserved. MakeMKV won't change the information in any way. This MKV ripper is very powerful, because third-party software isn't needed to help decrypt discs. Another unique feature is that it is able to instantly stream decrypted MKV video to wide range of players without intermediate conversion.

* Work on multiple platforms.
* Free to use.

* Output is limited to MKV.
* It's difficult for beginners to select DVD content.
* Output size is big. (Typical DVD movie takes 6 GB.)
* Picture quality is poor.
* You may get an error message when it reads disc.

No 3. Handbrake

free MKV ripper - Handbrake
free MKV ripper - Handbrake

Another MKV ripper to be introduced is Handbrake - a badly famous open source video transcoder. This program allows users to convert common multimedia files to MKV and MP4, as well as rip BluRay and DVD sources without built-in copy protections to MKV and MP4. No matter what OS you're using, Windows, Mac or Linux, you can give this MKV ripper a try. It also allows you to adjust resolution, crop video, set video audio codec, framerate and so on.

* Workable on multiple platforms.
* Free to use.

* Copy-protected sources aren't supported natively.
* Various errors happen during DVD to MKV ripping.

Best DVD to MKV Ripper for Mac

If you need a DVD to MKV ripper for Mac, WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is the best one. It is clean, powerful, fast, and easy-to-use. Any kind of DVDs are supported. Besides MKV, it also allows you to rip DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, etc. Windows version (not support DVD to MKV)is also available to use.

External Source from Wiki:
MKV - The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard, free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file....


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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