DVDShrink Alternatives for Linux

    DVDShrink is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to DVDShrink and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to DVDShrink are FFmpeg (Free, Open Source), Avidemux (Free, Open Source), MakeMKV (Freemium) and QWinFF (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 7, 2021

    1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
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    2. FFmpeg is an open source project that develops libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg is the home to libavcodec, a codec library used by a large spectrum of programs, and libavformat, a mux and demux library for containers.
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    3. Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting.
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    4. 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.
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      Some users think MakeMKV is a great alternative to DVDShrink, some don't.
    5. 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.

      Discontinued

      The project is still developed as of 2018, but latest version, 0.2.1, dates back August 2015. It can be still downloaded from the official website.



      • 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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    6. 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

      • 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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    7. 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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