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    MakeMKV Alternatives

    MakeMKV is described as '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' and is a very popular DVD Ripper in the cd/dvd tools category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MakeMKV for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MakeMKV are File Converter, Format Factory, Shutter Encoder and StaxRip.

    MakeMKV is mainly a DVD Ripper but alternatives to it may also be Video Converters or Video Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MakeMKV.
    This page was last updated May 25, 2022
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    • FreemiumProprietary
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    MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer...
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    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).
      HandBrake vs MakeMKV opinions
      Some users think HandBrake is a great alternative to MakeMKV, some don't.
      scontest Great Program NOT a alternative to makemkv
      Top positive comment  5 months ago

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      HandBrake does not allow raw extraction of audio and video data: it forces you to re-encode.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      ChicagoScanningMG Handbrake does not fully support Blu-Ray Ripping. While it can read some of the files, it does not properly decode and convert them.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      patdiddy it came out with a video that was having decoding issues
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      HandBrake doesn't support decryption of optical discs
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    2. 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.


    3. Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. Its features include:

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

      Format Factory vs MakeMKV opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Format Factory is still a legitimate alternative to MakeMKV, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      No Blu-Ray ripping functionality, only DVD ripper
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    4. Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.
    5. StaxRip is a video encoding app for Windows with a unrivaled feature set and usability.


    6. 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.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      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.

      This alternative is disputed. DVDShrink is still a legitimate alternative to MakeMKV, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    7. 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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
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      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.
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      CloneDVD copies movies in unparalleled picture quality.

      Discontinued

      last updated: Version 2.9.3.6 2019 09 19

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