Summary: DVD ripper software has the capable of ripping and converting DVD discs, ISO image or DVD folders to hard drive or mobile handsets/game console/media players supported formats.

Though Blu-ray has appeared for more than 10 years, DVD still takes up the dominant position in optical disc storage medium. Believe it or not, in Amazon, about 584 thousand DVDs are available, which are almost 26 times as many as Blu-ray Discs (22 thousand). Now, DVD is still the King. However, DVDs can only be played with DVD players or some Blu-ray Disc players on TV or computer. If you are out of home and office, it may be unlikely to enjoy your DVD movies on a TV or PC. Nowadays, tablets, mobile phones or media players will be the best choices to enjoy movies when you are out. So many people want to rip and convert their DVD movies to videos for playing on iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Phone, Android Tablet, Apple TV, etc.

 

dvd ripping

 

To Play DVD on media players/devices without a DVD drive, you need a DVD Ripper to remove DVD copy protection and shift the formats from disc-based content to digital version format so that people can transfer the DVD video to mobile handsets to playing or store DVD onto NAS, Media Server and other Home Network to build a complete Home Theater and broadcast the video in many streaming options. What's more, a DVD movie usually is very large. So you need a DVD ripping softwares to compress/shrink DVD movies to a smaller size for your devices/media player.

 

In the market, there are so many DVD ripper tool that can break the copy protection and extract the movie title off the disc. Too many choices makes people confuse which one they should choose. So here this article lists some popular DVD ripper softwares capable of ripping and converting DVD discs, ISO image files or DVD folders to computer, mobile handsets and media players supported file formats and put things in perspective to convenient to pick out the suitable one for you.

 

System support/minimum-requirements, interface & programmin

 

This table lists the operating systems that different DVD rippers can run on without emulation and/or compatibility layer(s).

 

DVD Ripper Program
Provider
Supported OS
License
Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube Studio Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, MacOS,
Shareware
Pavtube BDMagic Pavtube Studio Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, MacOS,
Shareware
Aimersoft DVD Ripper Aimersoft Studio Windows XP, Vista, 7, Windows 8, 10
Shareware
Freemake Video Converter Ellora Assets Corporation Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Freeware
Pavtube DVDAid Pavtube Studio Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, MacOS,
Shareware
Leawo DVD Ripper Leawo software Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Shareware
Magic DVD Ripper Magic DVD Software Windows XP, 2000, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Shareware
HandBrake The HandBrake Team Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, MacOS, Linux (Ubuntu)
Open source GNU
Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate Xilisoft Corporation Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (not official support)
Shareware

 

Disabling DRM

 

DVD Ripper Region RCE key2Audio UOP CSS Macrovision CPRM FluxDVD Fortium Protect ARccOS AACS BD+ ROM Mark BD-Live
AnyDVD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Partial
CloneDVD
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Handbrake
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Pavtube ByteCopy
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pavtube BDMagic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DVD Decrypter
Yes
No
No
Yes
Partial
Partial
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Pavtube DVDAid
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
DVD Shrink
Yes
No
No
Yes
Partial
Partial
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
FormatFactory
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
MacTheRipper
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Partial
Partial
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
RipIt
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Partial
Partial
No
No
No
DVD X Copy
Yes
No
No
Yes
Partial
Partial
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No

 

Input files supported

 

Program
DVD Disc
ISO Image File
DVD Folder
IFO File
Pavtube ByteCopy
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pavtube BDMagic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Pavtube DVDAid
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Magic DVD Ripper
Yes
No
Yes
No
Leawo DVD Ripper
Yes
No
Yes
No
Freemake Video Converter
Yes
No
Yes
No
Aimersoft DVD Ripper
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

Output files

 

Program
Audio
Video
Common Video Formats
HD Video Formats
4K Video Format
3D Video Formats
Pavtube ByteCopy
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pavtube BDMagic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Aimersoft DVD Ripper
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Leawo DVD Ripper
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pavtube DVDAid
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Freemake Video Converter
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Magic DVD Ripper
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

 

The compare result performed in the table presents that the DVD ripping programs developed by Pavtube Studio, like Pavtube ByteCopy and Pavtube BDMagic, performs well. Pavtube DVDAid is a little weaker than the former two but is still more powerful than the open source Handbrake. In addition, WinX DVD Ripper and Aimersoft DVD Ripper are sole good choices.

 

About Legality

 

When the material being ripped is not in the public domain, and the person making the rip does not have the copyright owner's permission, then such ripping may be regarded as copyright infringement. However, some countries either explicitly allow it in certain circumstances, or at least don't forbid it. Some countries also have fair use-type laws which allow unauthorized copies to be made under certain conditions. As mentioned above, circumventing copy protection mechanisms, such as the encryption used on most commercial DVDs, may also be illegal in many countries.

 

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