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Top 10 DVD Decrypter Alternatives for You

By Vicky Lewis

February 27, 2019

To prevent DVD get broken and precious videos in it gone, we need is to make a backup. However, due to copyright issue, we can't directly get DVD contents out. What we need is a DVD decrypting software to decrypt and rip DVD to your PC. There was once an outstanding DVD Decrypter but it is not updated anymore. Is there any alternative to DVD Decrypter? Of course, check this post to see the top 10 DVD Decrypter alternatives for you.


Part 1. DVD Decrypter

DVD Decrypter is a free DVD imaging and ripping software for Microsoft Windows developed by Lightning UK! Company in 2005. It can make a copy of any encrypted DVD protected with Content Scrambling System(CSS). The program was highly welcome at that time. However, due to ripping encrypted DVD violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act because intellectual property rights of DVD owners are protected. By June 2005, the company release a mirror site offering the final version ( of DVD Decrypter and stop developing DVD Decrypter anymore.

DVD Decrypter

Instead, they launch another program named ImgBurn which is unable to rip encrypted DVDs for legal issues. Besides, ImgBurn has many limits:

- Don't support RAW disc ripping;

- Don't support multi-session discs;

- Don't write CD subchannel data;

- Can't copy discs without creating an image file;

- Sessions can be burned to drive one at a time.


To get a more satisfying user experience for ripping DVD, many users turn to find other best powerful DVD Decrypter alternative to meet their requirement on a Best Free DVD Converter to Convert DVDs to Video/Audio Easily.

Part 2. Top 10 DVD Decrypter Alternatives for You

#1. Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter is an ideal alternative to DVD Decrypter. The software supports 500+ formats and can burn DVD for 40 hours at most. You are also allowed to post DVDs to YouTube from the desktop. When ripping unprotected DVDs, you can even choose whether to add subtitles for the videos.

#2. MakeMKV

MakeMKV is a DVD Decrypter available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The software is combined with free and paid version. Blue-ray decryption features were available for free subscription at the first 30 days trial but copy restrictions protect is unavailable now because they stop update since June 2012.


#3. TuneFab DVD Ripper

TuneFab DVD Ripper is another outstanding alternative to DVD Decrypter. It supports over 200 formats and it provides preset output formats for various devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Android tablet, game console, media player, and Apple TV. The ripping speed is 6X faster and you are allowed to rotate, crop or add effects after DVD is decrypted and converted into MOV, MP4 and more.

Profile Setting Output Format

#4. DVD43

DVD43 is available on Windows and browser plug-in. When you got a yellow smiley icon in the Windows toolbar, everything is ready for you to rip DVD. When you got a green smiley icon, you can decrypted DVD disc file in the drive.

DVD43 Decrypter

#5. DVDFab HD Decryptor

This is a free DVD and Blu-ray Decrypter for Windows and Mac users to remove DVD protection and enter various DVD rip modes. You can copy DVD files to the hard drive but it doesn't support encode videos now.

DVDFab HD Decrypter

#6.WinX DVD Ripper

The DVD decrypter and ripper is available on iPhone/iPad, HTC, PSP and more on Windows and Mac. ISO files, DVD discs and folders can be ripped. Various video formats and subtitle are supported by this program.

Winx DVD Ripper Platinum

#7. HandBrake

HandBrake is popular because it's an outstanding open source video transcoder. You can convert DVDs in codecs. Many outstanding features make HandBrake welcomed by its users such as decrypting on multi-platform, changing sound quality, encoder option and more.


#8. Aimersoft DVD Ripper

Aimersoft DVD Ripper can work on over 200 multimedia devices and compatible formats. After that, you can customize the converted DVD video with built-in filters and settings. You can download the application on your Windows or Mac as you wish.

Aimersoft DVD Ripper

#9. AnyDVD HD

AnyDVD offers two options: Use AnyDVD to rip DVDs only and use AnyDVD HD to decrypt Blu-rays and HD DVDs. You can choose the one according to your requirement. The software is frequently updated so you can enjoy the latest DVD decryption technology support.


#10. Tipard Video Converter Ultimate

Tipard Video Converter Ultimate is another useful DVD decrypter and ripper that allows you to edit ripped DVD. With the new 3D formats supported, you will have a brand-new experience on playing 3D DVD files on PC/Mac.

Tipard Video Converter Ultimate

Part 3. How to Rip and Edit DVD on PC

All these DVD Decrypter alternatives are outstanding and can help you a lot. Next, I will take TuneFab DVD Ripper, for example, to show you the steps to rip DVD into MOV/MP4/AVI.

What You Can Get with TuneFab DVD Ripper:

1. Rip DVD to over 300 formats for 4K video, 3D video, video, HD video, audio and snapshot image formats such as MP4, AVI, M4V,MKV, FLV, MOV, 3GP, SWF, WMV, VOB, DV, FLAC, AAC, AC3, AIF, MP3, OGG, JPEG, PNG and BMP.

2. Rip DVD to different devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android phone, Android tablet, PSP, PS3, PS4 game console, media players, and more.

3. Faster ripping speed. 6X faster speed with original high quality.

4. Outstanding editing features to add special effects like 3D Settings, Brightness, Saturation, etc.

5. Save original audio tracks and subtitle from DVDs.

Step 1. Launch TuneFab DVD Ripper on PC

Download and install TuneFab DVD Ripper on your computer and you should launch the program on your computer. Make sure that your DVD is put into the DVD driver and detected by the system.

Step 2. Load Disc/DVD Folder/IFO Files

When you see the interface below, click the "Load Disc" button to scan and detect your DVD contents. In the drop-down list, you will see three options provided "Load DVD Disc", "Load DVD Folder" and "Load IFO Files". Choose either one that contains the ripping resources you want to rip.

Load DVD Disc

Step 3. Set up Output Settings

Click "Profile" option and from the bottom to choose the output format or click on the "Settings" button next to it to bring up the full settings menu, which includes video settings, audio settings, and 3D settings. Choose the output format as you wish and more parameters.

DVD Ripper Profile Settings

Step 4. Set up Output Folder

In the Preferences setting interface, click "General" > "Output Folder" > "Browse" to custom an output folder for the DVD files.

Preference Settings of DVD Ripper

Step 5. Start Ripping DVD

After setup is ready, choose "Convert" and you will see the interface below, meaning that the DVD ripping is processing. You just need to wait patiently for the progress.

Converted DVD Successfully

As more and more users have a tendency of playing videos online rather than watching a DVD disc, the demand for using a DVD decrypter/ripper is increasing. With 5 simple steps above, you will convert the DVD video to your desired video format with ease. 

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