Top 13 AnyDVD Alternatives
As a software development brand, SlySoft managed to gain fame thanks to its popular program AnyDVD HD. However, it was forced to shut down and remove its whole set of applications in February 2016 due to legal reasons.
It didn’t take long for the company to bounce back as RedFox in March 2016, though. With its developer team retaining access to SlySoft’s IT infrastructure, RedFox continued the development of AnyDVD.
There’s no doubt that the software remains a great tool for those who want to take out restrictions and region code from their DVDs and Blu-rays, but given its limitations such as its windows-only compatibility and inability to remove every regional code, you might consider getting an alternative to it. In that case, we recommend you the following top 13 AnyDVD alternatives.
1. Vidmore DVD Monster
Vidmore DVD Monster is the first AnyDVD HD alternative on our list. If you often rip DVDs, this is a great Windows utility for you. It lets you make a digital copy of DVD discs and remove their encryptions easily.
It allows you to backup DVDs in the form of a folder or ISO image file. In addition, you can rip DVDs to popular multimedia formats like MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP3 and over 300 formats with great quality.
Do you need to edit your DVD? You can do it as well with features like crop, trim, merge and rotate. You can also add a new subtitle, watermark, audio track, and give the output video your desired image and sound effects.
Vidmore DVD Monster can be downloaded for free or bought if you want to enjoy its full version.
2. WinX DVD Ripper
WinX DVD Ripper is a free program that runs well on both Windows and Mac operating systems. It can be used to rip a DVD to multiple formats like MP4, AVI, H.264, WMV, MPEG, M2TS and MOV.
There are four available copy modes to meet your needs, including clone a DVD disc to ISO file or a folder in 1:1 ratio, backup a DVD’s main title and content for playing on different media players, and copy a complete DVD title to an MPEG2 multi-track file that packs the whole videos, audios and subtitles.
3. DVDFab HD Decrypter
This DVD decrypter program has the ability to remove all copy protections from DVDs and most from Blu-rays. With it, you can copy the entire DVD or Blu-ray movies to blank discs or a PC hard drive. The software backups a DVD while preserving its original structure of directories and files.
DVDFab HD Decrypter is compatible with Windows and Mac. It’s actually a free version of DVDFab DVD Copy and DVDFab Blu-ray Copy, but with limited functions. You can get its full features by buying the paid versions.
4. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro
This DVD ripper is one of the popular choices you can find out there. Running on Windows, the program can rip any DVD to various video formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, MPG, MOV, WMV, M4V, MTS, DVC, ASF, MTS, M2TS, FLV, SWF, WEBM, F4V, 3GP, 3GP2 and VOB. It can also convert DVDs to HD videos for high-quality playback on bigger displays.
MakeMKV is a DVD and Blu-ray ripper you can use to decrypt commercial discs and convert them from VOB and M2TS formats to MKV while retaining the important data during the operation.
MakeMKV is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. You can test all of its features for free for 30 days. After that you will have to buy the software for further use.
6. DVDFab Passkey
DVDFab Passkey allows its users to watch protected DVDs and Blu-Rays on the PC. And that’s all you can do if you go for the Lite version. To be able to make backup copies, you will need to unlock the software’s full potential through its premium license.
HandBrake is a famous open-source application to substitute AnyDVD. It can be installed on Windows, Linux and Mac. Unlike other programs on the list, though, HandBrake is not really a DVD ripper, since it can’t remove any copy protections. So you can only use it to clone unprotected DVDs.
8. Blu-ray Master Free DVD Ripper
Blu-ray Master Free DVD Ripper is one of the great alternatives to AnyDVD. It’s good for ripping DVD discs, folders and IFO files to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV and more with excellent quality.
It also comes with some adjustment features to give the output file your preferred video effects. Blu-ray Master Free DVD Ripper only supports Windows, so if you use this platform, the software could be your pick.
9. Freemake Video Converter
Freemake Video Converter is a full-featured utility you can use to rip DVDs to videos or burn video files to DVDs and Blu-rays. The software also packs conversion capability that supports multiple video/audio formats, including MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, FLV, MP3, and more. It works with codecs like MPEG-4, MKV, H.264, and AAC.
10. DVD Shrink
DVD Shrink is a Windows application that can back up DVD discs and save them in the forms of folders or ISO images on your PC. Of course, it’s designed to get rid of copy protections from DVD titles. However, the program has its own drawback, which is it can’t rip a DVD to a digital video file unless you put a separate video converter into play.
11. Tipard DVD Ripper
Tipard DVD Ripper has the ability to rip any protected DVDs. And if speed matters to you, the program has got you covered. It does the job roughly 12 times faster than others.
Tipard DVD Ripper converts DVDs to common video and audio formats like MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP3 and more. You can share the converted file on the online website with outstanding quality. It also lets you backup DVD movies on your PC.
More than just a DVD ripper, Tipard DVD is also a video editing tool that packs 3D settings like Anaglyph, Depth and Split Screen. Using this software, it’s also possible to crop the video frame and adjust effects like Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation, in addition to adding text or image watermark and change audio track volume.
bitRipper is loved mainly for its simplicity. The software is specifically designed for users who just want to convert DVD movies to AVI format as easily as possible. Yes, it takes only 5 clicks to get your favorite DVD converted. That being said, bitRipper also gives advanced users their freedom through its configurable conversion parameters.
13. VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper
Last but not least, VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper is one of the best rippers you can get. It has a lot of edit functions, supports Blu-ray, DVD and HD discs. There’s no need to worry about regional code restrictions, since you can bypass it. More than just ripping discs into videos, the software can also turn them into audio files compatible with your PC and smartphone.