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Can’t remember when a DVD ripper starts to become a part of our lives. But now it’s really essential to copy the audio and video content of a DVD to a file encoded in video formats, with a usable DVD ripping software. So in order to find the best free DVD Ripper software, I downloaded those DVD ripper freeware that are heard quite often and have a user base: DVD Ripper Speedy, Handbrake, DVD Shrink, and DVD Decrypter.

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Meet the Best Free DVD Ripper

1. WonderFox DVD Ripper Speedy

One of the best free DVD ripper software is WonderFox DVD Ripper Speedy, which is relatively new compared with others below. But it’s worth mentioning, more and more users think it’s a contender to HandBrake, MakeMKV, DVDfab(shareware), etc.

Free DVD Ripper

Open the DVD Ripper Speedy, you’ll see an intuitive and friendly interface, which is easy to understand. Click on the “DVD Disc” button icon. It detects drive letters right away. >> Select the your wanted drive letter and then click “OK”. It takes less than one minute to complete analyzing the DVD contents (audio/video/subtitles, etc). And main title has been automatically chosen. >> ripping DVD to MPG is supported. Optimized parameters are preset for newbie. But if you are skillful complex parameters, you’re able to use custom settings, for example, change aspect ratio, resolution, bitrates. >> Click “Run”. It takes about 10 minutes to rip a DVD with an hour and a half duration time while reducing size from 6.9G to 2.2G.

Support custom settings

DVDs with CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney X-project DRM, etc can be ripped. Before ripping a DVD, you’d better know if it’s legal to rip DVD free in your country, though what I think personally, I can rip DVD I have legally purchased. It support Intel® Core TM, NVIDIA® CUDATM and AMD®.


2. Handbrake

Handbrake is the most well-known best free DVD ripper, which is also an open source. Besides Windows(including Windows 10), it allows users to install on Linux and Mac. You can use Handbrake to convert any DVD or BluRay sources with no copy protection to MP4 and MKV.

Click “Source” and select the wanted drive letter. Sometimes it appears to get stuck “Scanning Tile xx of xx”. Probably Handbrake doesn’t support the source file formats or can’t so with your DVD protection. >> Press “Browse” to set a file destination. >> click “Start”.


Handbrake also empowers you to add subtitles, queue up multiple encodes, rename chapters, set frame rates and more.


3. DVD Shrink

Among the best free dvd decrypter software, DVD Shrink is good for compressing DVD data. You can rip DVD to hard drive as VOB or as an ISO image. As the latest version of DVD Shrink is launched in 2004, the interface is relatively outdated. but some ripping related features are friendly, for example, you can choose which parts of the DVD you want to keep for ripping like audio for language, subtitles, etc. It’s the same as WonderFox DVD Ripper Speedy, giving users flexible choices.

Click “Open Disc”, it has analyzed DVD drive letters. >> Choose on from multiple drive letters. >> Uncheck unwanted parts. >> Click “Backup” and select “Hard Disk Folder”. >> Press “Browse” to set the output folder. >> Click “OK”.

DVD shrink

The output file format is .vob. If you want to watch the DVD movie on the go or on your smart TV, you can try this free video converter. The Free Video Converter Factory supports most common video files as input formats and enables users to convert video to H.265 and VP9, MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, iTunes Video, etc and transfer video to any popular devices’ optimized compatible formats, such as iPhone 6S(Plus), iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, Apple TV, Samsung phones and TV, Blackberry, Nokia, PS4, Xbox One, Surface, 4K/8K/Curved/Standard TV. So don’t worry about video conversion problem anymore.

Note: DVD Shrink will add plug-in and some tiny tools, if you don’t need them, do not select. It’s a little annoying. And it hasn’t been updated for a long time, it will probably not work on some new DVDs with the latest encryption techniques.


4. DVD Decrypter

DVD Decrypter is a very small handy free DVD decryption software. It’s mostly like DVD Shrink, which can also rip DVD to VOB or ISO image. With it, you can only rip the whole DVD content and don’t have more rich features. Also this program won’t work with the DRM on your DVDs as always, cause it stopped updates days ago. But it’s easy to find the DVD ripper free download online.

DVD decrypter

To sum up, among the best free DVD ripper I refer here, DVD Ripper Speedy is an up-rising star and will be added to my “should keep” free software list. And while DVD Decrypter is not an all-in-one DVD ripper, with some top free video converters it can also be applied excellently.

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