You may not have a massive DVD collection, but you have some DVDs containing important documents, pictures, videos, software or maybe audio files. Don’t you think it’s a good idea to digitalize all those files contained within your DVD so you can view them on your smartphone, tablet or with that computer or laptop that doesn’t have a DVD-ROM?
You can further protect your DVDs against scratches, breakage, dust, wear and tire by ripping your DVD to MP4 which makes it a great idea to rip your DVD using the best DVD ripper.
The best two ways you can rip DVD in 2019 into digital files is by using Handbrake or WinX DVD Ripper.
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Best way to rip DVD: Handbrake vs WinX DVD Ripper
Handbrake is the free option which can help you rip DVD but only unprotected DVDs. It’s also an excellent tool for converting video files or significantly reducing a video’s file size without reducing its quality. I use it, and the compression technology behind it is impressive. The problem with using Handbrake for DVD ripping is because most DVDs you buy at stores always come with copy protection, and Handbrake can’t do anything against it.
WinX DVD Ripper is known for ripping protected and unprotected DVDs. It uses a powerful DVD ripping technology coupled which works for any DVD in the World both old and new. You can rip regular DVDs, 99-title DVDs, workout DVDs, TV series DVD, even old scratched or damaged DVDs can also be recovered.
How to rip unprotected DVD with Handbrake
Ripping unprotected DVDs with Handbrake is so easy, and it all starts by downloading and installing Handbrake. Please remember that Handbrake can’t rip commercial DVDs.
Commercial DVDs are DVDs that you buy from a store, and it usually contains strong copy protection which Handbrake can’t break so stick only to ripping unprotected DVDs with Handbrake.
Learn how to rip unprotected DVD with Handbrake using these four steps.
Step 1: Download, install and Launch Handbrake
Step 2: Locate your Source DVD and select the video file.
Step 3: Select your output presets: I recommend the Super HQ 1080p 30 Surround preset.
Step 4: Click on Browse, to select your video destination, i.e., where your video would be saved.
Handbrake has advanced features that you might want to change (not recommended) unless you know what you are doing. WinX has written an extensive guide on the Best Settings for Handbrake to rip your DVD to MP4, be sure to check it out.
How to rip protected DVD with WinX DVD Ripper
WinX DVD Ripper remains one of the very best free DVD ripping tools to use to rip protected DVDs in 2019. All you need to rip DVDs is a laptop or computer with a DVD drive, and you can start digitalizing your DVDs right away.
WinX DVD Ripper outshines the competition because you can rip any DVD of your choice whether protected or unprotected. To rip protected DVD with WinX DVD Ripper, follow these easy steps.
Step 1: Download, install and launch WinX DVD Ripper.
Step 2: Insert your DVD into your computer.
Step 3: Click on DISC at the top left of the software interface.
Step 4: Select the output profile — something like DVD to MP4, to MPEG, to iPhone, to PSP and so on.
Step 5: Hit the start icon to begin the DVD ripping software.
Also, watch this video on how to rip DVD with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum (Official Intro)
Why use WinX DVD Ripper to rip DVD instead of Handbrake?
WinX DVD Ripper has some powerful features specifically for DVD ripping which Handbrake and other DVD rippers don’t have. These features make this software a specialized DVD ripper, and these features include.
- Full level 3 hardware acceleration technology which speeds up the DVD ripping process making it faster to rip DVDs while still having the same high quality and low file size.
- DVD to MP4/H.264/HEVC conversion: Handbrake doesn’t have some specific output options which are the most sort after by DVD ripping enthusiasts.
- 1:1 DVD to ISO or MPEG-2 conversion: This feature enables you to convert your DVD files to an original ISO file which keeps the original video and audio quality at 100%, and you can use burn the ISO file to a new blank DVD or USB drive.
The following tests were performed on a Windows 10 (64-bit) computer with an Intel Core i7-8700K CPU.
We ripped a DVD using both WinX DVD Ripper and Handbrake, and we got the shocking results.
It took WinX DVD Ripper 9 minutes and 33 seconds to rip a full DVD running at 355 frames per second (fps) with 98% video quality maintained and an output file size of 1.24GB.
We ran the same test using Handbrake, and we got the results: 11 minutes, 34 seconds to rip a full DVD running at 297 fps with 70% video quality maintained and with a large output file size of 6GB.
The difference between Handbrake and WinX DVD Ripper is glaring. For more information on this section, read Handbrake vs. WinX DVD Ripper guide.
WinX claims they have the best DVD Ripper, but I would leave that conclusion to you and me who are the users of the software. So, let me know in the comment below if WinX DVD Ripper is the best DVD ripper software we have today.