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Top 10 MakeMKV Alternatives for Windows to Copy DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, etc.

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Updated on Jun 16, 2023

MakeMKV is able to rip encrypted DVD movies or Blu-ray to MKV. It doesn’t support other digital formats. Beyond that, many users have experienced MakeMKV not working, Makemkv down and other common MakeMKV issues. So this article lists the top 10 MakeMKV alternatives to help you solve these problems. You can directly install the best alternative to MakeMKV here:

MakeMKV – Rip DVD to MPKVMakeMKV – Rip DVD to MPKV

MakeMKV is a free and easy tool to copy Blu-ray and rip DVD to MKV videos. With simple clicks, MakeMKV can rip copy-protected DVDs and preserve all video and audio tracks (including HD audio), as well as chapter information, meta data. However, it can only output MKV format but not all devices support MKV video playback. Besides, the MKV file is large in size. I ripped a standard DVD and the size of output MKV movie file was up to 6GB. What’s more, some people meet with the MakeMKV not working, MakeMKV expired, MakeMKV down and other common problems and need a more powerful program to copy DVD easily. From the above considerations, this article collects the top 10 MakeMKV alternatives that are popular with people and do really good job in test.

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The List of Top 10 MakeMKV Alternatives

Let’s take a brief look at the top 10 MakeMKV replacements before we get more information on how to use each of them.

Top 10 MakeMKV Alternatives for Windows

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1. WonderFox DVD Ripper Speedy

WonderFox DVD Ripper Speedy offers the simplest way to rip DVDs. It can smartly pick out the main title after loading the DVD source, which is different from MakeMKV that needs you to select movie titles and the tracks in each title manually. As a free CUDA DVD ripper, this software can rip DVD to common formats at the fastest speed. The operation is also simple for everyone.

Note: Freeware/ For Windows

Step 1. Load DVD source (DVD Disc, ISO image, DVD folder) to this MakeMKV alternative.

Step 2. Choose the title you want to copy. As the main movie with full DVD content has been automatically selected, you can skip to step 3.

Step 3. Click “Run” on the lower right to start the conversion.

Tips: The output format is MPG that is small in size and supported by almost all devices. If you need to convert DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, and more, you can update the MakeMKV free alternative to DVD Ripper pro.

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2. DVD Shrink

DVD Shrink is a good solution to free back up movie. With the minimum quality loss, this makeMKV alternative can copy the DVD contents and re-compress video to as little as 39% of its original size to save more space storage room. Although it's been a long time since the last update, DVDShrink is still many people’s choice. There are two main modes - "Re-author" and "Full Disk". Usually, we select “Full Disk” mode to back up DVD.

Note: Freeware/ For Windows

Step 1. Open Disc to add DVD sources.

Step 2. Adjust the compression rate if you want to save more space and choose the audio track.

Step 3. Click “Back Up” to copy DVD to PC hard drive folder or choose “ISO Image File” for burning it to new DVD.

For people who want to find DVD Shrink alternatives, just keep reading.

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3. Format Factory

Format Factory is a MakeMKV free alternative that is able to deal with different types of file conversion. For DVD part, Format Factory allows users to rip DVD to ISO image when one needs to burn the DVD contents to a new disc. Many output formats are provided so you can copy DVD/CD/Blu-ray to video files including MP4, MPG, AVI, WMV, 3GP, FLV, etc.

Note: Freeware/ For Windows

Step 1.Click on “Rom Devices\DVD\CD\ISO” and select “DVD to Video File”.

Step 2. Choose the DVD source and preset the output format.

Step 3. Click “Convert” to copy DVDs.

This Format Factory alternative you may like: Popular Alternative to Format Factory.

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4.DVD Decrypter

DVD decrypter is a Windows-based alternative to MakeMKV software for DVDs back-up. It can convert DVDs to VOB and IFO files. You can also use it to make ISO image, as well. Beyond that, DVD decrypater can remove some specific copy protected DVD and even copy region-specific DVD to an all-region one.

Note: Freeware/ For Windows

Step 1. Insert a DVD disc to DVD ROM drive and launch DVD Decrypter.

Step 2. Choose the right DVD drive, preset the output location and choose the mode you want to copy DVD to.

Step 3. Click the "DVD to Hard Drive" profile to start the conversion.

Related source: Best DVD Decrypter Alternative for Windows 10/11.

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As one of the most popular free and open-source transcoders, Handbrake can deal with both digital video files and DVD files. It provides optimized setting and makes every option self-explanatory. If you’re a recruit, this MakeMKV alternative can meet your demands of making basic home-made DVD copy with simple click. But if you need to rip copy-protected DVDs, you need to use it in conjunction with other programs, for example, VLC media player.

Freeware/ For Linux, Mac, and Windows

Step 1. Add the target source (DVD disc).

Step 2. Choose a title to rip then select the output format on the “output setting”.

Step 3. Press the green “start encode” to start the conversion.

If you want to know more information on how to copy DVD with Handbrake in detail, just have a look at the HandBrake tutorial.

AnyDVD HD – Copy DVD to hard driveAnyDVD HD – Copy DVD to hard drive


AnyDVD HD is a Windows based application that can not only rip DVD disc but also allows you to copy Blu-rays and HD DVDs. Thanks to the frequent update, AnyDVD HD always keep track with the latest copy protection and allows you to hack many copy-protections of DVD movies other program can’t do. AnyDVD HD provides a free trial for users but if you have enough budgets, you can also pay for the pricey entry to get more features

Note: 1. AnyDVD HD provides free trial for a period of 21 days, 59.00 EUR for 1 year subscription, 109.00 EUR for lifetime subscription and also other 2 plans; 2. Supported OS: Windows

Step 1: Launch this MakeMKV alternative and insert DVD disc into DVD drive-ROM.

Step 2: After the program recognizes the DVD, find the red fox AnyDVD icon.

Step 3: Click “Rip Video DVD to Hard disk” to start the task.

You can also check this review on AnyDVD alternative to know more information on how to copy DVD easily.

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7. BitRipper

BitRipper is a free portable DVD to AVI converter. Although the MakeMKV free alternative application is simple and small, it has many setting you may need, such as adjusting resolution, aspect ratio, compressing video size and even muting the videos.

Note: Freeware/ For Windows

Step 1. Choose the DVD drive.

Step 2. Preset the output location.

Step 3. Click “Start Ripping” to finish the whole process.

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8. Pavtube ByteCopy

ByteCopy is an efficient DVD converter that can copy DVD and Blu-ray to digital video formats, such as MKV, MP4, AVI and more so you can freely play DVDs on all kinds of devices. This interface is quite simple and compact. With the easy instruction, you will know how to copy DVD with this alternative to MakeMKV. Pavtube ByteCopy provides free trial but to make more features accessible, you need to pay for the full version.

Note:1. There are some limits of free trial, such as usage count of some features, watermark and so on. Otherwise, you need to spend $42 for full use; 2.Supported OS: Windows and Mac.

Step 1. Insert DVD Disc and Click the DVD folder icon to import DVD.

Step 2. Open the output format drop-down list and choose the desired output format, Click “Browse” to preset the output location.

Step 3. Click “Convert” to start converting videos.

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9. DVDFab

DVDFab is a quick and all-in-one solution to copy DVD and most features including DVD ripping are free. The trial version supports MP4, MKV and AVI video output format and several audio formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC M4A. Besides, with the alternative to MKV, you can copy DVD to portable devices with simple steps, as well.

Note: 1. DVDFab provides 30-Day free trial. For full version of DVD Ripper, user needs to spend $59.4 to buy the 1-year subscription or upgrade to its other paid plans; 2. Supported OS: Windows and Mac.

Step 1: Insert DVD and the DVD will be added soon.

Step 2: Choose output format or devices.

Stpe 3: Click the green “Start” on the lower right for start.

Related Source: DVDFab Crack Full Version Free Download and Instruction.

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10.Freemake Video Converter

Freeamake Video converter is also a versatile program that combines video conversion, DVD burning and DVD ripping tool into one. The trial version allows you to copy DVD at limited speed. Of course, if you don’t want any watermark and black bar on your videos and hope to copy DVD at higher speed or to more video/audio formats, you need to pay for its King Level. Let see how to copy DVD with this Make MKV alternative.

Note:1. If you don't mind the watermark, black bar and slow conversion speed, the free version is useful enough. Or you can buy the Freemake Mega Pack to get rid of the limits, $59.95 for the limited use; 2. Supported OS: Windows.

Step 1: Click “DVD” to import DVD files.

Step 2: Choose output format from the output format bar.

Step 3: Click “Convert” to finish the conversion.

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