Free AnyDVD Alternatives

    The best free alternative to AnyDVD is MakeMKV. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to AnyDVD and 18 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to AnyDVD are DVDShrink (Free), MediaCoder (Freemium), DVDFab HD Decrypter (Freemium) and DVDFab Passkey (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 7, 2020
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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    1. DVDSmith Movie Backup is a DVD Decrypter and DVD copying software to copy entire DVD movies to your hard drive that removes all of the DVD copy protections (CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs and Sony ARccOS) while copying.
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    2. 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 values or to set them manually.

      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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 Decrypter cannot handle these types of discs.

      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

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    3. MacX DVD Ripper is a DVD ripper that backs up and rips DVD movies (including commercial DVDs) to MOV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, iTunes video, minus all the copy protections that are widely used in DVD movies.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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 disk).

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Thoggen is a DVD ripper for Linux within the GNOME project. It is based on GStreamer and Gtk+. The current version can back up DVDs by encoding them using the Ogg Theora video codec.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.7.1, released in June 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. FreeStar Free DVD Ripper is quickest DVD ripper, DVD ripping software to rip DVDs to VCD, SVCD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, and XviD formats. Back up your favorite DVD movies to various formats and extract soundtracks from DVDs.
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