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DVD Ripper Freeware | How to Rip a DVD on Windows 10/11 and Mac

We list top five best DVD ripper freewares here for you to use. But firstly you'd better go through the next "Q&S" part to see if seeking for DVD ripper freeware is the right way for you to keep. We understand that ripping DVD for free is your original intention, but sometimes freeware really can't lead you out from where you get trapped in, here specifically because of the strong DVD copy protection techniques. So please take a minute and check it out:

Q1. Are you trying to rip homemade/home-recorded DVDs? (Yes ---> solution 1; No ---> Q2)
Q2. Are you trying to rip copy protected DVDs? (Yes ---> Q3; No ---> back to Q1)
Q3. Did you buy the DVD in other countries/regions? For example, you live in America but purchased the DVD in Europe. (Yes ---> solution 2; No ---> Q4)
Q4. Are you trying to rip a DVD with CSS protection? ---> solution 3

[NO.1 Fast] 2022 Best DVD Ripper Freeware - WinX Free DVD Ripper

• Rip DVD free to MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, H.264, etc at NO.1 fast speed.
• Convert DVDs for playing on devices: DVD to iPhone, iPad, Adroid, Xbox, etc.
• Remove DVD copy protections, like general CSS, region code, UOPs and more.
• Best balance video size/quality with High Quality Engine and Hype-threading tech.

Please Do Not use WinX DVD Ripper to rip rental DVDs.

DVD Rip Solution 1 - Rip Homemade DVDs

You can use DVD ripper freeware to copy a DVD disc that is not commercial or copy protected, but there is actually a much simpler way. Just insert your DVD and copy it to a local folder or external drive, etc. Note that due to the big size of DVD file, it would take you a couple of minutes.
[How-to] Click "This PC" on the desktop or press Windows+E on the keyboard to open File Explorer -> double click the DVD to open it -> drag and drop the VIDEO_TS folder to anywhere you want to save it.

DVD Rip Solution 2 - Rip DVD with Region Code

DVD region codes: Regions/Countries
Region 1: United States, Canada, U.S. territories | Region 2: Europe, Japan, South Africa, etc
Region 3: Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau | Region 4: Australia, Latin America, etc
Region 5: Russia, South Asia, etc | Region 6: Mainland China
[How-to] To remove DVD region codes, you can use DVD ripper freeware, such as HandBrake, WinX DVD Ripper, etc. Here is a guide to unlock DVD region codes 1-6.

DVD Rip Solution 3 - Rip CSS Protected DVD

Most DVD rippers are provided in both free and paid versions. And some of the DVD ripper freeware do not support any encrypted DVDs, including CSS (Content Scrambling System), while a part of the rest removes a limited range of copy protections.
1. Rip CSS DVD with HandBrake, which is an open-source DVD ripper freeware. Just remember that you have to install libdvdcss.dll/libdvdcss.pkg.
2. Rip CSS DVD with WinX Free DVD Ripper within 3 steps: load the DVD, choose an ourput format and click Start. How to remove DVD CSS >>

Top 5 DVD Ripper Freeware - #5 Format Factory
Our Ratings: ★★★☆☆
License: Freeware | It's Free and It Rips DVD
Pros: It free rips DVDs and CDs. Also it is capable of converting video, auido and picture files.
Cons: Windows only. And what's more, Format Factory is an Adware. If you can't stand those imbedded ads, then it is not the right one for you.

Format Factory DVD Ripper Freeware
Format Factory DVD Ripper Freeware

Top 5 DVD Ripper Freeware - #4 Freemake Video Converter
Our Ratings: ★★★☆☆
License: Freeware | More Than A DVD Ripper
Pros: This is a multifunctional video converter software, which allows you to rip DVD free, convert videos, creat photo slideshow and burn video to DVD.
Cons: The installer includes malware and unwanted search toolbar since version 4.0. Besides, there is a Freemake watermark at the end of all your videos for 5 minutes, unless you pay to remove it.

Freemake DVD Ripper Freeware
Freemake DVD Ripper Freeware

Top 5 DVD Ripper Freeware - #3 DVD Shrink
Our Ratings: ★★★☆☆
License: Freeware | DVD Video File Size Compressor
Pros: DVD Shrink is a free DVD video resizer, featuring DeCSS algorithm to re-encode some protected DVD videos with minimal loss of quality.
Cons: It is Windows only. No update for 12 years. The final versions are (English) and (German), which can be safely downloaded from Softpedia. So don't believe any scams. Accordingly, it can't deal with DVDs protected by new techniques, ever since its final update 12 years ago.

DVD Shrink DVD Ripper Freeware
DVD Shrink DVD Ripper Freeware

Top 5 DVD Ripper Freeware - #2 HandBrake
Our Ratings: ★★★★☆
License: Freeware | Open Source Free Video Transcoder
Pros: HandBrake is nearly the most famous open source free DVD ripper, which provides various professional parameter settings.
Cons: It requires you to calculate video bitrate, choose encoding method, etc to balance speed, quality and size. Much too complicated for green hand.

HandBrake DVD Ripper Freeware
HandBrake DVD Ripper Freeware

Top 5 DVD Ripper Freeware - #1 WinX Free DVD Ripper
Our Ratings: ★★★★★
License: Freeware | NO.1 Fastest DVD Ripper, Free and Clean
Pros: Available in both Windows and Mac versions. Supports long list of output formats/devices, like DVD to WMV, FLV, MOV, MPEG, H.264, MP3, iPhone, Android, etc. Better yet, it rips DVD protected with CSS, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS and RCE at fastest speed than any others. Video edition is allowed.
Cons: Cannot deal with strictly protected movie DVDs produced by Disney, Paramount, etc. Upgrade to Platinum Version >>

WinX Free DVD Ripper
WinX Free DVD Ripper

***** DVD Ripper Freeware Recommendation - WinX Free DVD Ripper
Free rip DVD disc/ISO image/folders to popular video file formats, such as DVD to MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP3.
Easily bypass DVD copy protection techniques for personal use, incl. CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE.
Convert DVD for playing on various devices, like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android devices, etc.
Completely convert a feature-length movie DVD in a few minutes out of its support for Multi-core CPU and Hyper-threading.

Guide | How to Rip DVD with WinX DVD Ripper Freeware

All of the top five DVD ripper freewares have their advantages and disadvantages. Although which one you should choose is actually based on your need, we do suggest WinX Free DVD Ripper as your first option. Next are the steps of how to use a DVD ripper freeware to rip a DVD. And we here use WinX Free DVD Ripper ripping movie DVD on Windows 10 as an example.

* Download WinX Free DVD Ripper for running on Windows (10) PC
* Download WinX Free DVD Ripper for Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, etc.

Step 1. Install the DVD ripper freeware.
Free download and install the .exe file. Then open the software.
Step 2. Load the DVD content.
Click "DVD Disc" button -> select disc -> OK. Normally after seconds of analysis, the main title would be auto selected.

best DVD ripper freeware 2020
Best DVD ripper freeware

Step 3. Choose an output format.
Output formats options are on the main interface. Just choose one you need, such as to MP4 (mainly recommended). Set a special output folder, if necessary.
Step 4. Start DVD rip.
Press "Start" button to start ripping your DVD free.

Note: The software developer advocates ripping DVDs for personal use only and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

2022 Best DVD Ripper to Rip Any Protected Movie/Fitness/Sex DVDs - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

• Rip DVDs to any digital formats, such as DVD to hard drive, DVD to MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, AVC, TS/MTS/M2TS, MOV, FLV, etc.
• Rip DVDs for playing on multiplatforms, like Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod/Apple TV, Android, Xbox, Samsung, Sony, etc.
• The newly updated version supports converting 99-title movie DVDs, fitness/workout DVDs and Japanese DVDs.
• Easily unlock region codes and bypass copy protections, incl. DVD CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs and Disney X-project DRM.
• No.1 fast DVD ripping speed, with permission on video editing: crop unwanted video areas, trim/merge video clips and subtitle video.


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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