DVD ripping makes it easy to backup DVDs in a digital way. However, many people are frustrated because they have got inferior output quality or incomplete file data after ripping the DVD. Can you rip a DVD losslessly? If yes, how to achieve that?
Quick solution: WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. Install the lossless DVD extractor software to start your work: https://www.videoconverterfactory.com/download/dvd-ripper.exedvd-ripper.exe
You can easily find a free tool loaded with DVD ripping capacity on the network, such as Handbrake and MakeMKV (the most-used programs to digitize DVDs). Typically, re-encoding occurs during the ripping process, and the data will be lost to different degrees. The loss may be highly visible or imperceptible based on the output formats and the program you use. However, lossless DVD ripping is the first consideration for those sticking to the original quality. If you are one of them, please read the following post to implement an efficient process.
Lossless DVD ripping doesn’t refer to ripping a DVD to lossless video or audio format. As practically all standard DVDs adopt the lossy MPEG-2 compression method to store video data, it is useless to convert DVDs to lossless formats. Typically, when it comes to lossless DVD ripping, there is no re-encoding or compression during the process. In other words, the output file is still encoded with the MPEG-2 standard, instead of using the popular H.264 or H.265 compression standards that result in compressed outputs. Therefore, if you want to convert a DVD to digital movie file without any compression or quality loss, you can convert DVD to MPG MPEG-2 format.
At the same time, some people hope to rip their DVDs with all original content included, such as chapter menus, main movie, all titles, multiple audio and subtitle tracks, etc. To achieve this, ripping the DVD to ISO image or Video_TS folder is the best solution. An ISO image or DVD folder contains the complete duplicates of content of an optical disc, including file system information. By this way, you can not only play the flawless content, but also burn the ISO image or Video_TS folder into a new blank disc to create a 1:1 physical backup.
To be short, you can rip the DVD to MPEG-2, ISO image, or Video_TS folder to keep the original quality and content. And these three options are suitable for different usages as mentioned above.
Next, we will show you how to rip a DVD losslessly. Please install the recommended software to rip your DVD collections as below.
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a professional DVD ripping program for Windows. Marked by advanced technology, it can deal with any DVD, convert DVDs to 300+ digital formats and devices rapidly, and create exact copies of DVD movies without quality and data loss.
We highly recommend you use WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to rip DVDs losslessly. It is a professional DVD ripping tool specialized in high-quality conversion. It allows you to rip DVDs without any damage by copying and exporting a movie or episodes from a DVD disc as MPEG-2 files or creating complete duplication. Moreover, it offers a wide selection of output formats and settings to meet different demands of all levels. With a powerful DVD decrypter, you can bypass any copy protection without hassles.
Insert the DVD disc you want to rip into your computer optical drive.
Launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, click DVD Disc, select the target drive letter that is usually named the same as the DVD, then click OK. This DVD ripper will immediately remove the copy protection, load all titles of the disc, and select the main title (movie).
To implement lossless DVD ripping, click on the format icon on the right side, go to 1:1 Quick Copy section on the output format menu. You can choose any one of the three options: Main Movie (MPG), ISO, and DVD Folder.
Click the three-dots icon on the bottom and select the output folder where you want to save the exported file in, or use the default output folder. When everything is ready, click Run.
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro will rip full content or the movie from the disc with original data and quality preserved, on the basis of the output format you have chosen. As the process is with no re-encoding, it will only take dozens of seconds to finish the ripping task.
WonderFox doesn't advocate any illegal duplication and distribution. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before you rip a protected DVD.
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