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DVD Rippers

Being able to transfer the data from your physical video discs to the hard drive of your choice can help ensure that the data on that disc is preserved and can be read by anyone that has received said data via file sharing or any other means. Software such as Freemake Video Converter and Format Factory can help ensure that data from DVDs (such as personal events or your favorite movies) has been stored safely on the digital storage medium of your choice.

  1. XMedia Recode can convert nearly all popular audio and video formats including 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.

  2. MakeMKV icon
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Kodi

    MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer codecs from the formats VOB and M2TS into MKV, preserving the necessary data without doing any lossy codec conversion.



  3. VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine.

  4. K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems.

  5. 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.

    Discontinued

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

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  6. Freemake Video Converter is video converter that lets convert videos to avi, wmv, mp4 (iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, xBox), 3gp, rip dvd, extract mp3, burn DVD and Bluray, create photo slideshow and audio visualization, cut, join, rotate and upload videos, photos and music to YouTube.

    Bundleware

    The installer contains OpenCandy. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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  7. Wondershare UniConverter is an all-in-one DVD & Video converter tool and DVD burner for assisting you to convert videos/audios among formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MPG etc.

  8. 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 anywhere.

  9. AnvSoft Any Video Converter is the most renowned video converter for converting video files between various formats, with fast converting speed and excellent video quality.

    Warning

    Pay attention and uncheck SpyHunter (unsafe) under "custom installation" during the software update.

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  10. DivX doesn't need much of an introduction, as the product speaks for itself. A powerful player, converter and decoder, DivX offers you a handful of tools to assist you in your video playing and encoding endeavors.

  11. MeGUI is a video conversion application, which was primarily designed to be a DVD ripper, but is capable of many transcoding tasks. It is essentially a frontend for many free tools, but also includes a number of utilities to enhance the conversion process.

  12. DVDFab HD Decrypter is a simple version of DVDFab DVD Copy and DVDFab Blu-ray Copy which can remove all the DVD protections, part of Blu-ray protections, and copy the DVD/Blu-ray to your hard drive.

  13. DVD Decrypter is a software application for Microsoft Windows that can create backup disk images of the DVD-Video structure of DVDs. It can be used to image any DVD, but controversially it is especially useful for decrypting copy protected movies.

    Discontinued

    DVD Decrypter has been discontinued and replaced by ImgBurn icon ImgBurn . Last version, 3.5.4.0, released on May 21, 2005, can be still downloaded from dvddecrypter.org.uk, the original unofficial DVD Decrypter mirror since June 7th, 2005.

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  14. The easiest way to burn CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs. Copy discs with one click, compress & convert video. Expand your iTunes library with web audio capture. Watch your video, movies and TV shows anywhere. Convert your media for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Xbox 360, PS3 & more