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Rip DVD to MKV - How to Rip DVD to MKV Step by Step

Rip the copy-protected DVD to MKV digital video is not a difficult thing, I will show you how to do it in this article.

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I used DVDFab and Handbrake to get 1gb .MKV file—awesome quality, but it took 8 hours in total with decent spec PC... is there any quicker converters/tools to achieve similar result?

I am searching already 5 days to find a tool that can help me to rip a DVD that has 14 chapters. So what I need to do is to get each chapter alone and also I don’t want to lose quality.

If you’re suffering from similar DVD to MKV ripping and converting issues, or can’t find a better way to keep original DVD quality when you need to rip your DVD discs, you can find the way right here.


Why Many Users Want to Rip DVD to MKV?

MKV, short for Matroska Multimedia Container, is a file format, not a video format. As it can support various audio, video, picture and subtitles tracks in one MKV file, it can nearly keep the video and audio quality as the original DVD file.

And latest smart TVs can fully supports MKV format playback. I believe most of you like to watch favorite DVDs to spend a family night. Ripping DVD to MKV or backup DVDs to hard drive of videos will let you protect DVD discs from scratched by naughty kids while enjoying same high-definition DVD original video.


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So an eminent professional MKV DVD Ripper is needed. We talked quite often about DVDFab, HandBrake, DVD Decrypter, it’s time to infuse new blood into the big family – WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. It should be the best MakeMKV Alternative and DVD Decrypter Alternative, which can help you rip any DVD with CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney X-project DRM and the latest encryption techniques to MKV and HD video formats (H.265 and VP9 formats are included).

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Now follow the step-by-step guide on how to rip DVD to MKV 1080P or DVD to 720P MKV, then you can enjoy DVD on PC, laptop or some other digital devices without carrying the DVD discs.


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How to Rip DVD to MKV with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

Under the assistance of WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, it will be very easy for us to rip DVD movie to MKV. There are just three steps to hold the whole processes: Load DVD > Set Profile > Get Start. And the following is to show you the rip DVD MKV tutorial with details:

Free download the best DVD to MKV ripper, insert the wanted DVD disc into your computer ROM hard drive and run the program. Tested on Windows 10 and Vista, all work excellent.

Step 1: Click on “DVD Disc” button icon.>> select the right drive letter.>> Click “OK”. Then the program will start analyzing the DVD info and automatically discerns main movie.

Select DVD drive letter

Note: If you have ISO files, this MKV DVD ripper also empowers you to convert ISO to MKV. According to my test, it can easily grab every chapters from my DVDs of TV shows.

Main movie selected

Step 2: Open the output format list on the right and press “MKV”. For output MKV quality, if you don’t have more experience on setting video encoders, bitrates, resolution as well as changing aspect ratio, the program enables you to simply drag the quality controlling bar to choose quality and ideal ripping speed.

Control output quality

But if you’re skillful of complex parameters, you’re allowed to do some custom setting.

Advanced custom settings

Step 3: After the ideal parameters are set, select the output folder and press “Run” button icon.

That's the whole process to rip DVD disc to MKV. even if you are a complete newbie, you can handle it very quickly.

Still have problem on DVD to MKV ripping?


More Details about Custom Settings

After finishing the ripping and converting process, we can enjoy the DVD videos at anytime anywhere.

Commonly, there are two popular standards for HD videos. One is 720P (1280*720), the other is 1080P (1920*1080). And now, many DVDs are sharing the same video quality - 1080P. When we want to rip DVD movie to MKV video, it is better for us to keep the resolution as original - 1080P.

However, to get the full HD standard and to keep the least loss of video quality, we have to do some more. There are the right settings to rip DVD movie to MKV to keep the video quality: video bit rate - 3000kbps, frame rate - 25 to 30 fps, encoder – AVC1 or H264.


More Things that You Can Do with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

You can add subtitles to MKV or remove subtitles from DVD. Simply click on “T Disable” drop-down list.

Add or remove subtitle

Also if you want to watch DVD on your portable gadgets or on your TVs, this Windows 10 DVD ripper presets optimized compatible parameters for the following devices, such as copy DVD to iPhone, iPad, convert DVD to any hot tablet, convert DVD to Nokia, encode DVD to MKV for watching on TV (HD TV/UHD TV/Curved TV), convert DVD to BlackBerry, and convert DVD to Android devices, so on and so forth.

Besides, you’re able to remove audio from DVD and edit DVD video with the handy built-in video editor.


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