Alternatives to MakeMKV for all platforms with any license

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  • Format Factory icon

    Format Factory

    Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. It will convert (and compress): -Any video file or DVD to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF. -Any audio file or CD to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV. -Any image file to...

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    DVDShrink

    DVDShrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc. DVDShrink will also burn your backup DVD, if you have...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Development was discontinued in May 2005 resulting in the final version. Latest OFFICIAL Version, 3.2.0.15, can be downloaded from Filehippo.
  • AnyDVD icon

    AnyDVD

    AnyDVD works in your computer's background to automatically remove the copy protection off a DVD movie, allowing you to rip the DVD onto your computer. You can also remove the RPC region code, thereby making the movie playable...

    Freemium Windows

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    CloneDVD

    CloneDVD copies movies in unparalleled picture quality. If it's only the main movie or a complete DVD - CloneDVD compresses even long footage in brilliant quality and at high speed: A special transcoding technology compresses your...

    Commercial Windows

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    QWinFF

    QWinFF is a GUI for FFmpeg, a powerful command-line media converter. FFmpeg can read audio and video files in various formats and convert them into other formats. QWinFF provides an intuitive graphical interface and a rich set of...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • File Converter icon

    File Converter

    File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in Windows Explorer. It supports a lot of different file formats: Audio From: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

  • StaxRip icon

    StaxRip

    With StaxRip you can easily convert your DVDs, DVB captures and many more formats into MPEG-4 with codecs like x264, XviD and DivX. As a open source application StaxRip is completely free. Requirements : Win XP, Vista, Win7, .NET...

    Open Source Windows

  • AutoGK icon

    AutoGK

    AutoGK is a very simple and powerfull tool for making DVD rips. It comes with almost all you need to create excellent quality backups of your DVDs. AutoGK includes everything you need to rip DVD to AVI/DivX/XVid in very...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The site autogk.me.uk is down. Last version, 2.55, is still downloadable from Free-Codecs.com
  • SolveigMM AVI Trimmer icon

    SolveigMM AVI Trimmer

    Small, smart, easy to use video editor for fast and lossless AVI editing. No video / audio degradation and out of sync problem arises after editing. All AVI file types of any size and video / audio content are supported.

    Free Windows

  • DVDFab Passkey icon

    DVDFab Passkey

    DVDFab Passkey is a Windows-based driver that works on-the-fly to unprotect encrypted movie DVDs and Blu-ray discs. It can remove all known DVD and Blu-ray protections just in seconds, and allows you to use any software to access...

    Freemium Windows

  • BlindWrite icon

    BlindWrite

    Blindwrite is best game copy software. Copy games & keep yourself safe from damaging your original disks with the VSO Blindwrite game copy software. BlindWrite extracts all the characteristics of your media to your harddrive to...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 7.0.0.0, released in January 2013, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • VobBlanker icon

    VobBlanker

    VobBlanker is a tool able to blank, replace, cut and strip titles from a DVD while maintaining the overall layout, including menu and navigation. More specifically, it works on program chains or individual cells in a VOB file and...

    Open Source Windows

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    DVDx

    DVDx is an all-in-one DVD and Blu-ray copier as well as a powerful audio/video transcoder. Not just a media transcoder and DVD/Blu-ray copier, DVDx 4.1 includes an easy-to-use video editing toolset and a full-featured DVD and video...

    Commercial Windows

  • OGMRip icon

    OGMRip

    OGMRip is an application and a set of libraries for ripping and encoding DVD into AVI, OGM, MP4, or Matroska files using a wide variety of codecs. It relies on mplayer, mencoder, ogmtools, mkvtoolnix, mp4box, oggenc, lame, and faac to...

    Open Source Linux

  • AVS Video ReMaker icon

    AVS Video ReMaker

    Split video into several segments, delete certain segments, save as many segments as you want (to split a video and save the scenes into separate files, delete commercials, and so on ..) Edit video files without reconversion. Cut...

    Commercial Windows

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    dvd::rip

    dvd::rip is a full featured DVD Ripper GUI for Linux, written in Perl. It features an easy to use, yet powerful interface for ripping DVDs to many formats, including AVI, MKV, etc. dvd::rip can also rip subtitles into VobSub format...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.98.11, released in March 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    SmartRipper

    SmartRipper is a freeware software application that can be used to create a copy of a DVD on a hard drive. The program supports three copy modes: Movie (copy the movie only), Files (copy selected files only) and Backup (copy whole...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.41, released in December 2001, can be still downloaded from VideoHelp.com
  • bitRipper icon

    bitRipper

    bitRipper is FREE DVD to AVI software that allows you to back-up your DVDs as AVI files on the hard drive. It can be used for one-click ripping as good as for advanced modes. You are free to choose whether to use default configuration...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed. Last version, 1.31, released in August 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • Simple x264 Launcher icon

    Simple x264 Launcher

    Video Converter & front-end for the x264 and x265 encoders with Avisynth and VapourSynth support.

    Open Source Windows

  • DVDFab DVD Copy icon

    DVDFab DVD Copy

    DVDFab DVD Copy is the best DVD Copy software makes perfect 1:1 DVD clone and DVD backup. It can help users to copy any DVD to ISO, blank discs or hard drive.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • DVD43 icon

    DVD43

    DVD43 is a free DVD decrypter that runs in the background and decrypts DVDs on the fly. This website gives you some basic information, like what it does, how to use it, and where to download it. If your copy program needs a...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 1.0.0.6, has been released in February 2013.
  • Leawo DVD Ripper icon

    Leawo DVD Ripper

    Leawo DVD Ripper is the best DVD Ripper software and DVD Audio Ripper, which can help you to convert DVD to all popular video formats and extract audio from DVD with high quality.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Badaboom icon

    Badaboom

    Uses a CUDA-enabled Nvidia graphics card to convert video files (avi, mpeg etc) or DVD files (Video_TS) into MP4s suitable for a range of devices, such as Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony PSP, Apple TV, Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and...

    Commercial Windows

  • DVD2One icon

    DVD2One

    With DVD2one you can make a movie-only or full disk copy of your DVD for personal use on a single DVD-Recordable. Key features include: # Unique video compression engine: combines blazing speed with the highest quality. #...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Stomp icon

    Stomp

    Stomp started its life as an idea to be the ultimate video recompressor, and ended up something so much more powerful than that. YouTube, Google Video, iMovie… The list goes on and on. Video is a huge part of your online life. Ever...

    Commercial Mac

  • Mac DVDRipper Pro icon

    Mac DVDRipper Pro

    Mac DVDRipper Pro allows you to copy DVDs to your Mac so you can easily view them without wasting your laptop's battery-life, spinning a disc in your optical drive. By ripping the DVD to your harddrive you are also keeping an...

    Commercial Mac

  • libdvdcss

    libdvdcss is a free software library for accessing and unscrambling encrypted DVDs. libdvdcss is used by VLC media player (not included in the Windows version) to view DVDs, and can be used by Handbrake to rip DVDs.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WinX DVD Ripper icon

    WinX DVD Ripper

    WinX DVD Ripper is a software capable of ripping any DVD (even latest encrypted DVD discs/ISO images) to mainstream videos, such as rip DVD to AVI, DVD to MP4, H.264, MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV and M2TS. It also helps faultlessly convert DVD...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • MacX DVD Ripper icon

    MacX DVD Ripper

    Rip DVD to Popular Video/Audio Formats on Mac;Update Constantly for Latest Copy-Protected DVD;Convert DVD to Apple, Android and other mobile devices.

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Any DVD Converter icon

    Any DVD Converter

    Any DVD Converter can rip DVDs to videos, convert between popular video formats, and download online videos.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • RipIt4Me icon

    RipIt4Me

    RipIt4Me is an application that will help you backup your protected DVDs. Recently released DVDs are now very often equipped with stronger copy protections - such as ARccOS and RipGuard DVD. Programs like DVD Shrink or DVD...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.7.1.0, released in March 2007, can be still downloaded from VideoHelp.com
  • RipIt icon

    RipIt

    Finally, getting movies onto your Mac is easy! Transfer DVDs to your Mac with ease and speed. Then take your movies with you without the need to carry around discs. RipIt saves both your MacBook’s battery life and your movie...

    Commercial Mac

  • Magic DVD Ripper icon

    Magic DVD Ripper

    Magic DVD Ripper is a very easy and powerful DVD ripping software, which can convert DVD to VCD, SVCD, AVI(DivX), WMV, MP3, iPod and PSP formats or backup DVD to hard drive without any loss of quality. You can then enjoy them anytime...

    Commercial Windows

  • Leawo Blu-ray Ripper icon

    Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

    Leawo Blu-ray Ripper can rip Blu-ray/DVD to video and audio for multiple uses. Provide the easiest solution for you to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies on your own computer or portable devices on the go, accompanied with various...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MTR (MacTheRipper) icon

    MTR (MacTheRipper)

    MTR (was MacTheRipper)--the Mac's oldest and smartest DVD-backup app--is now greater than ever. * MTR -- the complete toolbox, not a one-trick, point-and-click extractor. MTR is intended for making fair-use, backup copies of...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The official website, mactheripper.org, is gone - now replaced by a re-direct link to a URL for a commercial corporate made product called "Mac DVDRipper Pro" by DVDSuki Software. Last official version, 5.0.0.7, can be purchased from MacUpdate.com

MakeMKV Comments

flawed software 1 Helpful

Comment by 416802709
about MakeMKV Sep 2016

It is a shame that MakeMKV can't rip Blu-ray and DVD to other format video. You must know that MKV is a container and many media players and devices can't play it. If I want to convert DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, etc, I have to search a MakeMKV alternative or MakeMKV alternative for Mac.

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This is _not_ a transcoder. 1 Helpful

Comment by DanMan
about MakeMKV Jul 2011

It does not convert the media into different formats, so it's actually a converter. Just to clear that up. So if you want to fit an 5GB movie on a 4GB DVD, this is not the program for you.

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What's most annoying about MakeMKV is that it makes you re- ... -1 Helpful

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about MakeMKV Jun 2011

What's most annoying about MakeMKV is that it makes you re-register every month. Basically, you need to enter a new registration key each month in order for the program to work. Most people have no idea how to find a new beta key, so this is definitely a poorly thought-out feature.

The key can be found here. http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053

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i have been very impressed with MakeMKV, specifically with ...

Comment by tsukasatiger
about MakeMKV Jun 2011

i have been very impressed with MakeMKV, specifically with bluray ripping. it rips and encodes extreamly fast, faster than i have ever seen.

my only complaint is that it doesnt give much options for file renameing or pulling data off the discs, if you want to change anything such as video size or format, you have to use handbrake, but that just adds hours per video file. for the most part when rippin in full 1080i I suggest keeping it in .MKV as changeing it to MP4 and keeping the 1080i will literally add gigs to the filesize (please correct me if im wrong, i may have screwed up the settings along the way.)

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