If you have many DVD collections, you can be for a shock as DVDs can be as easily damaged. They too are prone to breakage and scratching which corrupts the data present on it. Moreover, temperature, moisture, dirt or smudges as well as fingerprints on the DVD can cause it to skip sectors, thereby ruining your movie or music. A better way to preserve your data would be to save it from DVD to hard drive or MP4. A number of DVD ripping software are available in the market such as Handbrake, and in this article, we will introduce you two ways to rip DVD under Windows for free.
Best DVD Ripper for Windows free
Option #1 – Handbrake
For the DVD ripping, you may firstly think of Handbrake. And yes! Handbrake to some extent, can meet our needs to rip general DVDs to MP4, MKV (sometimes M4V). If you have burned a lot of DVDs to store your favorite movies, songs or images, then you will find Handbrake can hardly meet your needs any more.
In recent years, most of newly released DVDs are guarded with copy protections, and sad is Handbrake can do nothing except you install other third party tools to remove the protections.
Option #2 – WinX DVD Ripper
WinX DVD Ripper not only support standard DVDs, but also homemade DVDs and DVDs with 99-titles (copy protections). Rip DVD in 2019, we will need to concern the DVD ripping speed as well. And WinX DVD Ripper till now is the fastest one/
What Makes WinX DVD Ripper the Best Free DVD Ripper?
Despite the presence of stiff competition, WinX DVD Ripper has emerged as a clear winner as one of the best DVD rippers. The various factors that make it popular include –
- Easy to use.
For Handbrake, users always confused about the setting. If you still use Handbrake, then check the best Handbrake setting for DVD to MP4>.
Even you are new to WinX DVD Ripper, you can easily know how to rip DVD under Windows.
- Support multiple digital formats.
WinX DVD Ripper is not limited in DVD to MP4, DVD to MKV, it also support rip DVD date from DVD to AVI, MOV, FLV, H.264, MPEG, iPhone, iPad, Android and MP3, apart from creating a backup DVD for streaming.
- The only DVD ripper support hardware encoder and decoder.
Simply speaking, its superlative GPU-based acceleration will make the DVD to MP4 ripping much faster than handbrake. And he output file size is optimized without overburdening the CPU.
- The best DVD ripper for 99-title DVDs.
WinX DVD Ripper can automatically remove the copy protections. And it is always the 1st to support new DVD movies.
If you insist to use Handbrake to rip commercial DVDs, and DVDs with region code, you can firstly install libdvdcss. Newer structural protections unrelated to CSS became more widespread resulting in libdvdcss not being enough on many disks anyway.
See more tips on how to install Handbrake libdvdcss on Windows to rip protected DVD>
How to Use WinX DVD Ripper to Convert DVD to MP4?
People prefer MP4 format for digital preservation of data as it is easy to store and manage, takes less space, provides a high quality of the product, can be used on various devices and is difficult to corrupt. You can use WinX DVD Ripper to digitalize DVDs with copy protection and convert them into MP4 format. All you need to do is:
- Download WinX DVD Ripper from the WinXDVD official homepage
- Add source DVD folder/disc. If your DVD is copy protected, then WinX DVD Ripper will automatically remove it.
- Select MP4 as output format.
- Select/Define output folder to save MP4 video
- Convert DVD into MP4 without quality loss
For the guide on how to rip DVD to MP4, you can see the YouTube video here: