Open Source DVD Ripping
The most well-known open source DVD Ripper, Handbrake, owns great popularity around the world. Although some of the features look a bit convoluted, once you’re familiar with the software, you will find that it’s a pretty useful tool. HandBrake is rich featured, which can not only help you convert directly from DVD to MKV or MP4, but also offers optimized options for a variety of mobile devices, allowing you to choose the output parameters you want in one click. In addition, you can use it to convert videos, add subtitles, and adjust video parameters such as frame rate, bit rate, resolution, etc. Compared with many other similar free tools, HandBrake offers much more functions and has remarkable performance. It’s no wonder that Handbrake is considered as the best open source DVD copy software.
Windows DVD Ripper Open Source
VidCoder is very similar to HandBrake and can do all the things that handbrake does. For example, you can use it to convert videos to the formats and mobile devices you need, and rip DVD to digital files, edit subtitles and so on. In fact, the open source DVD copy software was developed based on the source code of Handbrake. It simplifies the interface and adds pared-down menus and options. Of course, Vidcoder vs HandBrake, there is an obvious difference. VidCoder requires Microsoft's .NET 4.0 framework installed and it is currently only available on Windows systems. But HandBrake is a cross-platform software and you can use it on Linux, macOS, and Windows.
The two free open source DVD rippers above work greatly on ripping DVDs, yet they can’t get rid of the common open source DVD decryption problems. In other words, both the open source DVD converters can’t handle copy protected DVDs. We have discussed how to decrypt DVD by installing Libdvdcss for HandBrake before. But some people still expect to copy encrypted DVD with an one-stop solution. Hence, here we also recommend a powerful DVD ripper software as follows.