Though Blu-ray is know of its excellent video quality, standard DVD is still the King because it is cheaper and more popular. If you want to enjoy your DVD movies on portable devices such as tablets, mobile phones or media players, you need a DVD Ripper to backup or rip your DVDs.
Usually, I see a lot of discussions about looking for a DVD ripper in forums or various questions on best DVD ripping software in Yahoo! Answers and many tools are suggested but I am still confused on which one is my best choice of ripping DVD collection to media players. Therefore I did a lot of researches and tests, and here comes my recommendation on Top 10 Best DVD Copying and Ripping Tools.
1. Pavtube Free DVDAid (Win/OS X)
Pavtube Free DVDAid/Free DVDAid for Mac is a free DVD ripper from Pavtube Studio to rip, encode and edit DVD to any video and audio format freely. Without extra payment, you could own a freeware to assist with DVD to video/audio transition which enables you to watch DVDs on other multimedia players without limitation. Plus, with the built-in video editor, Free DVDAid is considered to be an easily handled video editing tool with the ability of trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, adding subtitle file, etc. Download Free DVDAid and give it a try to rip your DVDs to AVI, WMV, FLV, VOB, MPEG-2 and more file formats.
2. Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate (Win)
Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate is your all-in-one solution to copy and rip your protected and non-procted DVD collection in one place. With it, you could effortlessly achieve all your multimedia demands and enjoy DVD anywhere and anytime you like. Plus, you can quickly convert virtually any video and audio files to AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, MPEG, MP3, M4A, AC3, WMA, AAC and more. Meanwhile, it provides large amounts of DIY features including trimming, cropping, splitting, adding subtitle file, adding video effect, etc. to extend your own movie enjoyment. The latest Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate can be downloaded here.
3. Pavtube DVDAid (Win/OS X)
Pavtube DVDAid/DVDAid for Mac is a simple solution for DVD copying and DVD ripping in one product. You can use this app to make a complete disc copy or backup just the main movie title. Besides, its outstanding feature of ripping both protected and homemade DVD movies makes me love it more. DVDAid lets you enjoy DVD movies on any mobile device like iPhone 5S, iPad Aire, Galaxy S4, Kindle Fire HDX, PS3, PSP, Surface, and more. Surprisingly it adds H.265/HEVC as output video format in order to satisfy users who ask for high video quality. (Read reasons why we choose it)
4. Pavtube BDMagic (Win/OS X)
Pavtube BDMagic/BDMagic for Mac is a upgraded version of DVDAid. It is featured with all functions in DVDAid, what’s more, BDMagic accepts Blu-ray titles as input. Now you can backup and rip 2D Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and standard DVD to SD, High-Definition formats (H.265/HEVC, MKV, MP4, etc.) or even create 3D videos with excellent video/audio quality in fast conversion speed. Try this BDMagic by downloading a free trial here.
5. Pavtube ByteCopy (Win/OS X)
Pavtube ByteCopy/ByteCopy for Mac is considered as the best DVD lossless backup solution. Its powerful feature of backing up DVD collection to multi-track MKV without quality loss, ripping BD/DVD movies to MP4/MOV/AVI with multiple audio streams, and converting BD/DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format allows you to watch movies on Apple iOS devices, Android OS devices, Windows devices, and more. In recent update, ByteCopy can support ripping Blu-ray/DVD movie to H.265/HEVC MP4 with better video quality. Download and install ByteCopy, and have a try of this wonderful DVD tool. (Read reasons why to choose)
6. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (iMedia Converter for Mac) is an all-in-one solution for Windows/Mac users to backup DVD/Blu-ray, compress disc and transcode video clip to almost all popular video and audio formats. This Video Converter Ultimate can be regarded as DVD/Blu-ray copying/ripping workaround to copy the entire DVD/Blu-ray content. to compress your Blu-ray and DVD collection to H.265/HEVC, MP4, MKV, M4V, AVI and play on iPad, iPhone, Android phones, Windows phones, game consoles, HD media players, and more, and to feely convert TiVo, MXF, MOV, and other HD videos to almost all formats. (Learn why we choose it)
7. HandBrake (Win/OS X)
HandBrake is obviously my favorite video encoder because of its simplicity, easy-to-use interface, and freakily simple installation; what’s more, it offers a wealth of tweaking options to get the best possible file as a result. As an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder,, MakeMKV supports any DVD or Blu-ray movies which is not copy-protected as input. It saves source emdia to MKV and MP4 videos with H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2 codecs and has preset profiles optimized for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and Apple TV.
8. MakeMKV (Win/OS X)
MakeMKV is a best combination of both freeware and shareware. Its ability of ripping DVD discs is outstanding and it always surprises me with its features of Blu-ray decryption. But the Blu-ray processing feature is only free for 30 days, after 30-day trial, you may have to pay USD $50 to purchase a registration key to continue using its function of converting and streaming Blu-ray discs. Other than other, this app is one of my favorites. Download and install the latest version of MakeMKV v1.9.1 here.
9. DVD Shrink (Win)
DVD Shrink is a piece of freeware for Windows users, capable of decrypting, ripping, and compressing altogether. With the built-in decryption algorithms, you can always easily copy commercial DVD titles with seconds. Plus, this app enables you to burn the output files to DVD disc. While if you have needs to convert the output DVD files to other videos for portable devices, you may also need a third-party video converter. Anyway, to download DVD Shrink, visit the download link on its official download page.
10. DVDFab HD Decrypter (Win/OS X)
DVDFab HD Decrypter is a simplified version of DVDFab DVD Copy and DVDFab Blu-ray Copy which can copy some old DVDs and Blu-rays to blank disc or to the hard drive on your computer, but only in “Full Disc” or “Main Movie” mode. Work as a free DVD Decrypter, DVDFab HD Decrypter enables you to either copy the full disc or just copy the main movie. However, if you want to compress a DVD9 into a DVD5, it can’t be done using this free product. Plus, it’s a pity that this powerful DVD ripper doesn’t support video encoding, so you may have to use a third party video converter.