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Can't Rip DVD with Windows Media Player? Here is the Best Solution!

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Updated on Apr 25, 2022

Since Windows Media Player offers the feature for ripping music CD, people tried to rip DVD with Windows Media Player in the same way, but failed. This article explains the causes in details.

Besides, a good solution to convert DVD to Windows Media Player formats is provided. You can install this professional DVD ripping software and start your DVD ripping task with ease:

Can Windows Media Player Rip DVD?

Besides being a media player, Windows Media Player offers other functionalities including burning recordable discs in Audio CD format, ripping music from disc, synchronize content with MP3 player and mobile devices, etc. However, all editions of Windows Media Player don’t support ripping DVD-Video disc. So you can’t rip DVD with Windows Media Player. Although there are some so called tutorials on how to copy DVD to computer using Windows Media Player, they are finally proved to be erroneous. If you want to rip DVD on Windows, the best solution is using a specialized Windows DVD ripper.

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WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro – Rip DVD to Windows Media Player Supported Formats

Many users find that Windows Media Player can’t play DVD on Windows due to DVD copy protection and unsupported codecs. Besides, Windows doesn’t support native DVD playback since Windows 8. Therefore, more and more people choose to rip DVD so as to play the converted movie files on Windows Media Player. Although it’s infeasible to rip DVD with Windows Media Player itself, a third-party DVD copy software can help you to easily solve the problem of Windows Media Player rip DVD. As one of the top Windows DVD rippers, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is surely a good option to copy DVD to PC. It can remove kinds of DVD copy protections and convert any DVD disc to Windows Media Player friendly formats. So far, over 500 output digital formats and devices are supported. Let’s follow the tutorial to rip a DVD with the software.

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Importance: WonderFox doesn’t advocate any illegal duplication and distribution. Please use this software for personal and fair use only.

Three Steps to Rip DVD on Windows

Import DVD Source into the Software

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Step 1. Import a DVD Source into the DVD Ripper

First, pop a DVD disc into your computer. Then open WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, click on DVD Disc, select the DVD drive letter and press Ok to load the DVD. The software can quick analyze the DVD, bypass the copy protection, and mark the main title of the DVD movie.

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Step 2. Choose an Output Format

Click on Output Format button on the main interface, and then you will see the output format menu. If you want to solve how to rip a DVD to Windows Media Player supported formats, just choose WMV under Video tab, which is a common format used to store video on Windows. Besides, you can convert DVD to MP4, convert DVD to AVI and so forth. 

Tips. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro also enables to create ISO image from DVD, convert ISO to MP4, AVI, MKV, MPG, etc.

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Step 3. Start Ripping DVD to WMV and Play Movies on WMP

Now click on the three dots icon next to Open folder to choose an output folder. After that, click on Run to start the DVD ripping process. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a real fast DVD ripper that can finish the ripping in a short time.

As you can see, it’s quite easy to rip DVD with the software and you will never meet Windows Media Player rip DVD problems.

Tips. You can also add subtitles to DVD, and edit DVD videos in this software. 


Of course, there are some other options when you find that you can’t rip DVD with Windows Media Player. For example, VLC Media Player, the famous cross-platform multimedia player, can also be used as VLC DVD Ripper. However, like many other tools, VLC can’t handle most copy protected DVDs and the steps to rip DVD are a little bit cumbersome. Fortunately, with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, you don’t need to seek for the solution on how to copy DVD to computer using Windows Media Player, and can rip any DVD easily. Now install it to rip DVD on computer as you wish.

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