Convert DVD to digital files with these tools for Windows PCs

By: Daniel Segun
5 minute read
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Are you interested in converting your DVD to digital files? Do not worry, this post is meant for you.

If you want to convert DVD to digital file, you need to use a DVD ripper program. This software can convert a DVD or BD (Blu-ray Disc) video/movie into a file; in addition, you get to backup the converted digital file for safe keeping.

However, there are several software out there that can convert DVD to digital videos. In this post, we have compiled the best DVD to digital converters just for you.

Best tools to convert DVD to digital

  1. Handbrake


HandBrake is an open-source, multiplatform, GPL-licensed, multithreaded video transcoder, available for Windows. This software supports any Bluray-like source or DVD which is NOT copy-protected as input.

Furthermore, you can convert your DVD to digital easily with this software.It outputs MP4 and MKV videos with MPEG-4, H.264, and MPEG-2 codec and has preset profiles optimized for several devices.

  1. DVDFab HD Decrypter

DVDFab HD Decrypter is a free DVD ripper which is very powerful. It can decrypt any DVD movie by removing all known DVD protections and can also copy any DVD to your hard drive.

Also it removes part of AACS, BD+, UOPS, RC and BD-Live Blu-ray protections to copy the unprotected Blu-ray to hard drive.

In addition, copies can be customized by users with two copy modes and advanced settings. One disadvantage of this powerful DVD ripper is that it does not support video encoding, so you will have to use a third party video converter.

  1. BDlot DVD ISO Master

BDlot DVD ISO Master

This software is ideal for users who wants to convert DVD to ISO. Also, you can easily burn any ISO to DVD/CD/Blu-ray Disc.

BDlot DVD ISO Master can convert common and encrypted DVD to ISO without having any support from third party DVD decrypting software.

You can remove both DVD region codes and other DVD protections like CPRM, CSS, CPPM, UOPs, APS, ARccOS, Disney X protection and Rip-Guard.

However, its output is limited to ISO; even though it has the most powerful DVD decryption technology, . This makes a third-party DVD to video converter still very necessary for converting ISO files to videos playable on portable devices.

  1. WinX DVD Ripper

best software to convert dvd to digitalWinX DVD Ripper was developed by Digiarty Software.  It is a totally free DVD ripping software available to remove UOP, DVD CSS, RCE, Sony ARccOS and region code.

However, this free Windows software does not support DVDs encrypted by Disney X-project DRM adopted by Disney, Warner and Paramount as its paid version does.

However, this software also has other restrictions like poorer image quality, Multi-core CPU nonsupport, and limitations of outputs, inputs & advanced features which make the users to buy their Platinum version.

Also, WinX DVD Ripper has a Windows version called WinX DVD Ripper Free. Just as the other free Window DVD ripper, WinX DVD Ripper Free Edition, under another brand of the same company has more limitations.

  1. DVD43


DVD43 and DVD43 Plug-in are free DVD rippers.  They work on 32 bit and 64 bit Windows respectively. It helps in the creation of backup copies of DVDs (legally owned) and the use of DVDs outside of its region of release.

DVD43 software runs in the system tray, it can detect when you’ve inserted a new DVD, and automatically remove almost all copy protections schemes.

  1. DVD Shrink

best software to convert dvd to digitalDVD Shrink is a piece of free software for Windows users. It acts as a DVD copy to back up DVD discs and also, it saves ISO image or DVD folder file to hard drive.

It has a built-in decryption algorithm which enables the copying of copy-protected commercial DVD titles.

DVD Shrink software is good for ripping DVD’s, however, during installation of the free DVD ripper on your computer, some malware may be installed. It can easily burn the output files to DVD disc working in union with DVD burning software.

Check the details in the DVD Shrink malware scan report. If such issues matter to you, please download other free DVD ripping software instead.

Furthermore, the conversion of output DVD files to other videos may require a third-party video converter. As its name suggests, this free DVD ripping software can also shrink or compress the data from DVD and re-author DVD.

  1. MakeMKV

best software to convert dvd to digitalFreeware and shareware both make up MakeMKV. With this software, ripping DVD discs is free and will always remain free.

However, Blu-ray decryption and processing features are only free for 30 days. After the 30-day trial, you will have to pay USD $50 to buy a registration key in order to continue using it to convert and stream Blu-ray discs.

This software cannot convert DVDs with copy restrictions protectionto digital files.

  1. Format Factory

best software to convert dvd to digitalFormat Factory is a free dvd to digital multimedia converter which supports about 60 languages that can convert audio, video and picture files.

In addition, this software is also capable of converting CDs and DVDs to other file formats and also, it creates ISO and CSO file. However, it does not support DVD copy protection removal.

Read Also: Top 5 Free Burning Software for Windows 10

  1. VidCoder

best software to convert dvd to digitalThis is a free Blu-ray/DVD converter and video transcoding application for Windows. It supports batch encoding and multiple threads.

However,  VidCoder uses HandBrake as its encoding engine. It has a relatively rich UI, like Handbrake. In addition, it cannot bypass the CSS encryption.

  1. MediaCoder

best software to convert dvd to digitalMediaCoder is a free audio and video transcoding program for Microsoft Windows which enables the compression, conversion and extraction of audios from video files.

File formats such as: AAC, MP3, AVC, MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, AVI, etc are supported by MediaCoder. In addition, MediaCoder is a universal media transcoder and has the ability to convert DVDs, but only limited to CSS-protected DVDs (early version).

In addition, MediaCoder uses a bundling software recommendation service known as “open candy” in its installer.

Read Also: Fix: DVD drive missing in Windows 10

In the software GUI, web page which contains ads loading every startup, even hard-handed donation, you would find text ads that are very annoying.

In conclusion, these Windows software we mentioned above will enable you convert DVD to Digital videos. Choose the most preferable one. If you have any question, let us know by commenting below.


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