14 best free DVD ripping software

Here are free dvd ripping software that allow you to rip or backup your DVDs to your computer hard drive. Usually after some time, DVDs may wear out and unable to be read on CD/DVD drive.  To prevent this you need to copy all your favorite DVD movies and music to your storage media such hard disk, portable or USB drive. This way you can keep safe your Movies and music and play them without loading your DVD. Not only DVD ripper backup DVD files, it can also convert your DVD to other formats that can be played on media players and mobile devices.

DVD Shrink

DVD Shrink is my favorite free DVD ripping software used to backup DVD discs. Even though, it is not supported by the developer any longer and unable to decode recent protection methods, the program can still rip DVDs. DVD Shrink is built-in with decryption algorithms that overcomes encrypted DVDs.

Key features of DVD Shrink

  • Make a backup copy of any DVD video disc
  • Burn your backup DVD using Nero or other burner programs
  • Can save files on hard drive as video files or an ISO image
  • Allows to re-author your DVD
  • Compress or shrink DVD Data without losing quality

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7

Website: DVD Shrink free DVD ripper software

WinX free DVD Ripper

If you are looking for free DVD ripping software that enables you to rip commercial and protected DVD, WinX DVD Ripper will do the job for you. Using WinX DVD Ripper, you can back up your DVD to hard drive. Also, the software converts DVD to iPhone, Apple TV, iPod, etc.

Key features of WinX DVD Ripper

  • Extract DVD audio into MP3 music file
  • Supported DVD formats include DVD 5, DVD 9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW
  • Rip DVD to MP4, DVD to WMV, DVD to AVI, FLV, MOV, MPEG, H.264
  • Can convert and rip copy protected DVDs including CSS encryption, region code, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE, etc.
  • Support Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Support all regular DVDs
  • Support Super Encode Engine based on MMX-SSE and 3DNow
  • Has editing features and default parameters including Audio and Video setting
  • Grab screenshots from DVD and save in BMP, JPEG picture format

Compatibility: Windows 98/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista, Windows 7 and 8 (32 and 64-bits) and Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain LionS

Website: WinX DVD Ripper

HandBrake

HandBrake is an open source and free DVD ripping software ideal particularly for converting videos from any format to modern supported codecs. HandBrake can’t decode protected DVDs unless it paired with third party applications.

Key features of HandBrake

  • Support processing multimedia files, DVD or BluRay sources
  • Has built-in Device presets
  • Supported file container outputs include .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV, Video enchoders (H.264(x264), MPEG-4 and MEG-2, Audio Encoders (AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3 or Vorbis)
  • Support title and chapter selection
  • Queue up multiple encodes
  • Support for VFR, CFR, and VFR
  • Support video filters

Compatibility: Multiplatform (works with Windows, Mac and Linux)

Website: HandBrake Video Encoder

Format Factory

Format Factory is another free DVD ripping software built-in with many functions and rip DVD to video file. It particularly converts many types of file formats.

Main feature of Format Factory

  • Convert all known video, audio, picture formats to others (for example, all to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF)
  • Rip DVD (in ISO/CSO file format only) to video file, Rip Music CD to audio file
  • Multilanguage (Support 62 languages)
  • Support RMVB, Watermark, AV Mux
  • Support iPhone, iPod, multimedia file formats
  • Can repair damaged video and audio files

Compatibility: All Windows Operating Systems

Website: Format Factory Media Converter

DVDFab HD Decrypter

DVDFab HD Decrypter is also simple and free DVD ripping software that supports DVD and BluRay decryption. It is a simplified version of commercial DVDFab DVD copy and DVDFab BluRay Copy. Using DVDFab you can remove DVD protections and save on hard drive in Full Disc or Main Movie mode. However, it doesn’t support latest DVD protection technologies.

Key feature of DVDFab HD Decrypter

  • Can remove both DVD and BluRay protections
  • Copy BluRay and DVD to hard drive or blank discs (you need to install Nero or ImgBurn)
  • Built-in with multiple settings and support editing
  • Support both NTSC and PAL DVD/BluRay
  • Can preview titles
  • Multilanguage support
  • Supported input and output formats include: DVD-Video/BluRay-Video disc, DVD/BluRay folder and ISO image file

Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 (32 and 64-bits), Mac OS X v10.6/10.7/10.8

Website: DVDFab HD Decrypter

DVDSmith Backup

dvd smith movie backup

DVDSmith Movie Backup is also a good free DVD ripping software that allows you to copy DVD to hard drive in 1:1 Ratio. DVD smith removes all kinds of DVD protections (removes CSS encrypted content from DVD). It frequently updates its DVD copy engine to support latest DVD protections.

Key features of DVDSmith Backup

  • Copy DVD movies to hard drive as DVD folder
  • Can copy full disc mode or main move mode
  • Decrypt and remove all DVD protections including CSS, RCE, APS, UOPs, etc.
  • Simple and user friendly interface
  • Supported input formats: DVD Disc (DVD 9 and DVD 5), output formats: DVD Folder (Video_TS)

Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Website: DVDSmith Backup

All Free DVD Ripper

all free dvd ripper

All Free DVD Ripper is a powerful Video converter tool used to rip many types of DVD to popular formats. Using this free DVD ripping software, you can also convert any type of protected or unprotected DVD to backup in your local folder.

Key features of All Free DVD Ripper

  • Rip HD DVD to many video formats (AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, 3GP, FLV, MP3, etc.)
  • Support and decrypt BluRay MKB version up to the latest version
  • Support DVD-9 and DVD-5 movies
  • Support video formats that can be played on mobile devices such as iPhone, iPod, PSP, etc.
  • Covert many kinds of DVDs to many video/audio formats
  • Support DXVA/CUDA decoder
  • Allows you to preview DVD videos
  • Take snapshot from the preview window and save in JPG or BMP format
  • Support Multilanguage DVD discs
  • Preset converter with simplified customization

Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: All Free DVD Ripper Software

Next DVD Ripper

Comes with both ripping and conversion functions, Next DVD Ripeer is a free DVD ripper software that allows you to rip DVD to many formats. It also converts any video from one format to the other.

Key feature of Next DVD Ripper

  • Rip DVD and convert all video/audio formats such as DVD to AVI, DivX, MPEG, VCD, MP4, WMV, MP3, WMA, WAV, etc.
  • Copy or Backup DVD to a hard disk
  • Convert video format compatible with Sony PSP, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad video, iAudio X5, etc
  • Download YouTube movies and convert to other video format
  • Support  various kinds of video aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3 and full screen)
  • Support batch conversion

Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: Next DVD ripper free DVD copy program

FreeStar Free DVD Ripper

Using FreeStar free dvd ripper software, you can rip and backup DVDs to different formats. The software has also a tool that checks your computer CPU type automatically and uses the CPU to rip DVD in the best speed.

Key features of FreeStar Free DVD ripping software

  • Rip DVD to VCD, SVCD, MPEG-2, DivX, XviD, MPEG, MPEG4, AVI, MP3
  • Select audio tracks and subtitles to rip DVD
  • Support High DVD ripping speed
  • Keep Movie conversion and sound quality
  • You can preview the ripping process

Compatibility: Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/XP/Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: FreeStar Free Video software

Thoggen

Thoggen is a free DVD backup utility designed for Linux. It has easy to use and nice graphical user interface (GUI). The program requires GStreamer core, GStreamer plugins, Gtk, libdvdread3, HAL, libhal, dbus, and the dbus Glib bindings.

It features title preview, picture cropping and picture resizing. It encodes into Ogg/Theora video and support more formats including AVI, DivX, Mpeg4. Also you can encode from local directory with video DVD files.

Compatibility: Linux

Website: Thoggen DVD backup

Acala DVD 3GP Ripper

Acala free dvd ripper

Acala DVD 3gp Ripper is one of the best free dvd ripper software that allows you to easily rip and convert dvd to high quality Mp4, AVI, 3GP, H263, WMI, 3G2 formats with small size. Further more, the software enables you to convert your dvds to small sizes without losing Quality.

Key features of Acala DVD Ripper

  • Rip and convert DVDs to AVI, Mp4, 3GP, WMV, h263, 3G2
  • Allows to copy DVDs to mobile phone, blackberry phone, pocket PC, Palm, etc
  • Has built-in DVD player and Sony PSP movie manager
  • Support batch processing (chapters and titles)
  • Removes DVD subtitles
  • Has easily customizable setting
  • Set the start and end position for any episode to convert
  • High processing speed with lossless compression
  • Built-in Sony PSP movie manager
  • Auto shuts your computer after ripping is done

Compatibility: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7

Website: Acala DVD 3GP Ripper

Acala CD Ripper

If you want to extract digital audio tracks from your audio CD, Acala CD ripper will do the job. This is not a free dvd ripper software, but you can still use it to extract audio files from audio DVDs.

Key features of Acala CD Ripper

  • Sava CD audio tracks to quality WAV files, encode them to OGG Vorbis, MP3 compressed audio format
  • Support CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW
  • Has powerful Sound Engine
  • Support popular formats such as Mp3, Wav, Ogg, Wma
  • Set the VBR Information to Mp3 file
  • Play CD tracks in main Window
  • Support ID Tags information
  • Easy to used and user friendly interface

Compatibility: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7

Website: Acala CD Ripper

MakeMKV

MakeMKV is a kind of free dvd ripper software which can be used to convert/transcode videos into formats that can be played everywhere. It converts protected or encrypted video disc into a set of MKV files without changing any information.

Main features MakeMKV

  • Stream decrypted video without intermediate conversion to wide range of players
  • Support DVD and Blu-Ray discs protected with the latest versions of AACS and BD+
  • Preserve all information including audio, video tracks, chapter information, meta-information
  • Fast conversion

Compatibility: Windows, Max OS X and Linux

Website: MakeMKV format converter

Free DVD MP3 Ripper

This free dvd ripper software enables you to extract audio from DVD, VCD, SVCD and MPEG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2) files into MP3 file format. After the conversion you can play the audio in any MP3 player device.

Main features of Free DVD MP3 Ripper

  • Supports DVD movie files including VOB, DAT, MPEG, MPG
  • Uses up to date and high quality mp3 encoding library
  • Don’t be affected by any DVD copy protection
  • Can tune the selection of the source

Compatibility: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Server 2003

Website: Free DVD MP3 Ripper

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