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Top 6 Best Free DVD Rippers to Rip DVD for Free

Catrina Jones
Catrina Jones

Catrina Jones is a qualified editor of this website aimed at multimedia software. She is a regular contributor of product tutorials, reviews as well as tips and tricks, helping all users edit, download or create enjoyable videos.

Your laptop probably isn't the best place to watch DVD movies when you are on the train for a journey. So if you feel like watching DVD movies on iPhone, iPad or Samsung Tab when you are out or at home, then you have to face the hurdles – capacity and files compatibility. In order to play DVD movies on mobile devices or tablets smoothly, you have no choice but to rip and convert DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV or other video formats. The ripped file can be saved to computer or other devices like mobile phone and tablet for further editing, backup, sharing or playback.

And a DVD Ripper software would be a must-have application for accomplishing such a task. Here is the top 7 best free DVD rippers for ripping DVD. Let's take a look at the list now.

See also: How to Rip DVD to iPad Pro

Best free DVD ripper #1: WinX DVD Ripper

WinX DVD Ripper is a standout free DVD ripper freeware for Windows and Mac. It can rip DVD to various video formats including MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPEG, or DVD to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android, PSP supported videos at fast speed without any third party codec package.

It is freeware and shareware. Free version allows you to remove all common DVD copy protections, including CSS encryption, region code, Sony ARccOS, APS, etc. and rip DVD to common video format. But the free version doesn't support the latest Disney Protected DVD. If you want to do that you will need to upgrade to Platinum or use other program to remove copy protection first.

WinX DVD Ripper

Best free DVD ripper #2: DVD Shrink

DVD Shrink is one of the most popular free DVD rippers that will effectively back up DVD discs, which has a sleek interface with a unique ability to compress DVD data to the standard 4.7-gig DVD. It also allows you to re-author your DVD. You can make your own compilation from one or more source DVDs, or select only the parts of a DVD which you intend to view, thus preserving more space on your backup for the highest quality viewing.

DVD Shrink

Best free DVD ripper #3: HandBrake

HandBrake is my favorite video encoder for its simplicity, easy-to-use and powerful tweaking options to get the best convert quality. As an open source tool for converting video and DVD to nearly any format, it is available for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. It is perfect because it can read and transcode non-protected DVD. For the protected DVD, you need to use third party software to remove the protection first before you use Handbrake for DVD ripping.


Best free DVD ripper #4: Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter is a cost-free video ripper tool which can immediately rip a DVD to a lot of different video formats. It can certainly rip DVD to AVI, WMV, MP4, MPEG, MKV, FLV, SWF and 3GP, with particular presets that clearly suggest which you should certainly select for a video format that's suitable for your device.

Freemake Video Converter

Best free DVD ripper #5: Format Factory

Format Factory is a software that I use for a long time and I will still give it a try if I need. It is a multi-functional software that not only supports to rip DVD but also converts videos between different kinds of formats. It supports more than 61 languages and you can convert any media you like including video, audio and picture with Format Factory. Besides the function of ripping DVD, it helps you create ISO files easily and smoothly. But this program doesn't support removing DVD copyright protection.

Format Factory

Best free DVD ripper #6: MakeMKV

MakeMKV can rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs to high quality MKV files with a single click. It supports all commercial DVDs and Blu-ray discs protections. The DVD ripping feature is always free to use while the Blu-ray ripping is only free for as long as 30 days. It is able to convert video clips from proprietary disc into a set of MKV files. And it can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters.


There are many software that helps us to Rip DVD. Except for the top 6 free DVD rippers above that offer you with free of charge and basic function of ripping DVD, you can also use the best DVD ripper of this year: Video Converter Ultimate to deal with your DVDs. It is an extraordinary program that can help you finish all sorts of task including video conversion, video downloading, DVD burning, DVD ripping, video editing and video streaming, etc.


Now that you've seen the top 6 best DVD ripper freeware, it's really hard to say which one is the best. You can get all the programs via the free DVD ripper download links listed above and test them for a while, and then choose the best one based on your experience. And, if you can think of other free DVD rippers, let us know in the comments.

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