How can I rip a DVD to any video or audio format and remove the DVD protection?

aimar2019 October 21, 2010

How to rip DVD to AVI/Mp4/WMV/M4V/MKV/FLV/MTS/MOD/RMVB etc. for iPad, iPhone(4), iPod, Droid, Google Phone, PSP, PMP and remove DVD protection?

  1. Marei
    November 30, 2010 at 7:27 am

    How to rip dvd to any format?You can refer to the step.

  2. Zulu156
    November 10, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    my question is on how can i convert my DVD to crisp 720p format for my ipad. any help on which software will do a great job on a MAC

    • Jessica Cam W.
      November 10, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      Check out MacX DVD Ripper & Converter or Handbrake. Just choose iPad as the output device, instead of iPod so the converter/ripper can resize it properly.

  3. stilo5712
    November 3, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Try and go into the section on guides this will give you all the info that you need

  4. IQGringo
    November 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    DVD decrypter

  5. Tom
    November 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Format factory does everything you are asking

  6. Hunter
    October 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I prefer FairUse. It automatically rips any dvd in your library to and avi, or other format that you choose. For greater control follow up with Hamster Video Converter. Both piece are free, but can cost for extra features. Both are fairly automatic but can be set for manual use and, in my experience, both work wonderfully. One caveat, FairUse 1 doesn't like Disney movies, though I'm not sure about FU2.

    • timmyjohnboy
      November 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      Interesting initials for "Fair Use"... I wonder if that was on purpose.

  7. pceasies
    October 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I like to use DVD Decrypter to remove copy protection. It will copy the exact contents of the DVD to a folder on your HDD after removing the copy protection, it's also free. Once you have it decrypted you can run it through HandBrake to pick out the audio and video and choose what format to convert it to.

    AnyDVD HD - Removes copy protection without the need to copy the DVD to your hard drive. This way you can convert off the DVD directly, skipping a step. It's $39.95 though.
    AutoGK - A toolkit for converting DVD files to AVIs. Has some very high quality options, but less formats and takes longer than HandBrake. Free.

  8. Aibek
    October 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Following two articles look at some free tools that can accomplish what you need.

    bitRipper : One-Click Free DVD Ripper for Windows

    2-Step DVD-to-PC or iPod Video Conversion using Free Tools

    Someone has asked a related question in the past, you might want to check it out as well.

    What’s the easiest way to copy a DVD?

    • Jessica Cam W.
      October 23, 2010 at 2:09 am

      Besides these conversion tools, you can use DVD43, which decrypts DVDs. I use it to make backup copies of DVDs I've bought and have scratched sections.

      • Aibek
        October 23, 2010 at 5:48 am

        Regarding the DVD43, is there an option to backup DVDs in different
        formats i.e. AVI, MPEG etc.


        • Jessica Cam W.
          November 3, 2010 at 2:14 pm

          Not that I know of. It simply makes the DVD readable (it removes copy-protection) so Handbrake can convert it to MP4 or MKV.

  9. timmyjohnboy
    October 22, 2010 at 4:09 am

    It was just today that I was pondering the morality of such a task. Here's the article I wrote about it:

    In the article I mentioned a program called ImToo. I haven't tried it yet but it supposedly has the ability to convert into many different video formats.

  10. Josh Fox
    October 22, 2010 at 3:40 am

    The best programs I've found to do this job are not free. My personal favorite is DVDFab's DVD Ripper, which can convert video to pretty much all popular formats and it also includes presets for many devices. My absolute favorite feature about it is that it's fast. Converting a 90 minute movie from AVI to M4V for my iPod Touch took less than 10 minutes on my laptop. DVDFab will set you back $50 though. DVD Ripper Platinum also looks really nice with plenty of features. It has a lower price tag of $29.95, but from what I can tell, it lacks the capability of converting digital formats into another digital format, such as from AVI to M4V... only from DVD to other formats. I could be wrong about this though you want something free, you'll have to limit your requirements a bit. Personally, I prefer doing these types of conversions with Handbrake. It's pretty much limited to converting to MP4/M4V or MKV. It's reasonably fast, but not as fast as DVDFab. I prefer this over DVDFab because it has an easy queue manager and easy preset creation and tweaks. I also use this more often because it is cross-platform and I mostly do my video tasks in Ubuntu.

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