Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am looking for a good DVD ripper software for Windows. Looking for something that will easily rip the raw bits DVD to hard drive without any loss of quality.

Looking for something that will easily copy the VOB files to a server location for use with the Window Media Center DVD Library feature.

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by Ben N, fixer1234, DavidPostill, mdpc, Simon Sheehan Feb 6 at 17:54

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-based answers. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. Share your research. Here are a few suggestions on how to properly ask this type of question." – Ben N, fixer1234, DavidPostill, mdpc, Simon Sheehan
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I would definitely recommend Handbrake!

  • open source and free
  • packed with features
share|improve this answer
"rip the raw bits" .. handbrake converts dvd's to .mkv or .mp4 – akira Oct 30 '10 at 8:51

dvdshrink is a good, free backup option for your DVDs.

share|improve this answer

I was answering, which then was closed as a duplicate, so I'll post my answer here:

I have had success using a combination of the following Windows programs:

DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink: to decrypt the copy protection and customize the conversion settings for audio/sound

Quick Media Converter (QMC) allows you to convert any video format to any other video format.

I hope this helps.

share|improve this answer

AnyDVD is able to rip a disc bit by bit.

"Discs which cannot be read by Windows can be copied using the AnyDVD ripper."

AnyDVD HD does the same, but for BluRay as well.

share|improve this answer
Do you know of a standalone open-source that requires no installation? – Shimmy Mar 21 '13 at 11:27

Browse the Video_TS folder of your DVD and copy the .VOB file

VLC Media Player should have no problem viewing the files

share|improve this answer
Many DVDs now uses protection technologies (region code, intentionally corrupted file system, etc.) to prevent a direct copy of the files. You must use some tool that can recognize and bypass these; otherwise Windows explorer is just going to give you errors. – Jul 25 '11 at 2:13

Personal favorite for 'fire-and-forget' is FairUse Wizard. Use it to back up all my DVDs to my NAS for convenient house-wide viewing.

Note this is specifically including transcoding to XVid or DivX ... for a raw rip you could use a much simpler tool. This tool does the more complex thing simply.

share|improve this answer

I ripped a DVD with ImgBurn the other day. It's probably not as robust as the other applications listed above, but it does include a lot of great burning features (I use it as a general CD/DVD burning program).

share|improve this answer

DVD Decrypter is ace for ripping ISOs, and includes DeCSS if required.

share|improve this answer

Decrypting with RipIt4me or DVDFab HD Decrypter (remove protections that DVD Decrypter & DVD shrink doesn't)

(And if you need to encode MeGUI: Not the easiest one but easy enough & powerful)

share|improve this answer

protected by nhinkle Jul 25 '11 at 2:34

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .