MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper- Which is the best?

Diana Joan

May 20, 2016 06:28 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

DVD copying refers to backing up DVD to hard drive against damage, alteration or loss. While, DVD ripping means converting DVD to create a digital for easier use. Accordingly, many people want to know the differences among some well-known DVD copying and ripping apps, like MakeMKV, ByteCopy, WinxDVD Ripper, etc. Rather than aimlessly searching from mass data, you’re suggested to read the following comparison of MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper in UI, ability of DVD decrypting, quality of conversion, profile, ripping speed, price and so on.

MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper in UI

For me, it is comparatively difficult to find and change output profile selection when using MakeMKV, which might be easier on the A-to-B (DVD to Format/Device) UI of ByteCopy/WinX DVD ripper, but different strokes for defferent folks anyway.

MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper in ability of DVD decrypting

Which one does better on DVD hacking/cracking? Not a DVD ripper is able to crack all the DVD Discs as decryption always falls behind encryption. So it’s a question of upgrade and tech support. All the three updates their software along with the come up of new DVD Protection. Good News is that free updates are all offered only for the three programs.

Then the differences are:

MakeMKV and ByteCopy are good for lossless DVD and Blu-ray backup so that you can keep multiple audio tracks and subtitles, while WinXDVD Ripper focuses on DVD trans-coding to portable devices like PS3, Xbox, Wii, etc. It needs our attention that the Platinum of WinX DVD Ripper also has a special DVD copy mode to support ripping the main title of DVD movie and save it as .mpg file, while ByteCopy supports DVD main title copy, but also not only full discs copy to keep original movie structure (including chapters).

MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper in quality of conversion

A outstanding strength of WinXDVD Ripper is the high compression rate. According to true user feedback that the output video file converted by WinX DVD Ripper is much smaller than other programs, but it also means quality loss. While, we didn’t find any quality degradation in the output video of ByteCopy and MakeMKV.

MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper in profile

MakeMKV does one thing- converting the video clips from encrypted disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way- and does it well.

Import source: Blu-ray Disc/folder/ISO, DVD

Export file format: .mkv (with original codecs)

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum decrypts and rips DVD title to various video files playable on next generation consoles like PS3 and Xbox 360, HD player like WD TV Live, or mobile devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc. Besides, it has 3 DVD copy modes to clone DVD to ISO and DVD to MPEG2.

Import source: DVD Disc/folder/ISO

Unlike MakeMKV, it exports a lot of video codecs and formats:

Video: MPEG-4, H.264, MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, M2TS, TS etc.

Audio: MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, AC3, DTS, etc.

Pavtube ByteCopy provides 200+ profiles, including the hot devices iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Samsung, Microsoft Surface, Xbox, Zune, Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7, HTC, Huawei, Acer mobile phones, etc. Also, it supports 3D output format in different 3D modes and multi-track output.

Import source: Blu-ray Disc/folder/ISO, DVD Disc/folder/ISO/IFO

It exports a lot of all kinds of video/audio codecs and formats:

Video: H.265/HEVC, H.264/MPEG-4, M3U8, DivX, XviD, MKV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, SWF, F4V, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, VOB, TS, DV, MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg), MPEG-TS Video(*.ts), Quick Time HD Video (*.mov), WMV HD Video (*.wmv), Audio-Video Interleaved HD Video (*.avi)

Audio: MP3, AAC, FLAC, MKA (MKA(Matroska) Audio), OGG (Ogg Vorbis Audio), WAV(Nokia WAV Audio), M4A, DTS (remux),MP2, AIFF, AMR, SUN AU Format

Lossless/encoded MKV format: with multi-audio tracks/subs streams/chapter markers

Encode MP4/MOV: with multi-audio track

Apple devices: Apple TV 3, iPad Air, iPad 4, New iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone5/4S/4/3, iPod Touch 5, etc.

Android devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy NotePro 12.2, Galaxy TabPro, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Galaxy Tab 3, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7/10, Sony Xperia Z2, Nook HD+, Nabi 2, ASUS, Acer, Toshiba, HTC, LG, Lenovo, etc.

Windows devices: Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT/Pro, HTC Windows Phone 8X,

Game consoles and media players: PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, WD TV Media player, Seagate Media Player

Others: BlackBerry, Nokia, VTech InnoTab tablets, Kurio, Coby, Kobo, Alcatel, PSP, Archos, Creative Zen, iRiver, etc.

> Learn more in Pavube ByteCopy Tech Specs

MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper in ripping speed

For MakeMKV, A typical time to copy DVD disc is about 15 minutes. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum helps rip and backup DVDs very quickly, which can copy DVD title to (multi-track) MPEG2 file in only about 5 minutes. What about the copying speed of the three DVD Rippers?

MakeMKV = ByteCopy (lossless copy) < WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Speaking to ripping speed, which en-decodes DVD with NVIDIA’s CUDA support (GPU computing)?

Only ByteCopy (Tip: CUDA works only when exporting H.264 encoded videos)

MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper in price

MakeMKV allows for a 30-day trial, and $50 is all you pay for lifetime Blu-ray ripping feature. Its DVD ripping feature always stays free, so let’s say thank you to the generous developer of MakeMKV.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum only costs 39.95 USD now (due to holiday discount) with lifetime upgrade and technical support.

Lossless backup of in Pavtube ByteCopy trial version runs 7 times only; for loss conversion, a watermark is put on the screen. A full version is offered at $42. The purchase includes a lifetime license and unlimited upgrades. But it means you can get a much more powerful Blu-ray/DVD/ISO ripper, copier, editor, and BD/DVD multi track preserver. (Read full review) Below is its key features:

  • Automatically detect Blu-ray/DVD main movie
  • Full disc copy Blu-ray/DVD by chapters without quality loss
  • Rip/convert/backup BD/DVD to any other format for playback on any iOS/Android/Windows tablets and phones
  • Backup BD/DVD to MKV format with multi audio/subtitle tracks and chapter markers without any quality loss.
  • Convert BD/DVD to MP4/MOV with multi audio (language) tracks
  • Add SRT, ASS, and SSA subtitles to BD/DVD movie
  • Rip DVD with forced subtitles
  • Edit BD/DVD movies: trim off commercials, crop off black bars, merge several chapters into one, split one movie into several pieces, and more
  • Support Dolby Digital 5.1 and TrueHD 7.1 decoding
  • Get SRT Subtitle File from Blu-ray/DVD
  • Support latest BD and DVD

MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper in Total

For an all-sided differences, we’d like to illustrate in a table:

Software Compare Pavtube ByteCopy MakeMKV WinX DVD Ripper
Input Format
DVD disc
DVD folder -
DVD ISO image
Blu-ray -
Rip all kinds of DVDs
Output Format
H.264, DivX, XviD -
M3U8, H.265 - -
SWF, F4V, MOV, FLV, 3GP, VOB, TS, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc -
Optimized Presset for Devices -
Lossless MKV: with multi-audio tracks/chapter markers -
Encode MP4/MOV:with multi-audio track - -
MP3, AAC, FLAC,OGG, WAV, M4A, AMR, DTS, etc. -

Other Functions

DVD copy modes
Add SRT subtitle. - -
Merge & Split Video -
Trim & Crop Video -
Adjust Video size, bitrate -
Reset Audio channel, codec -
GPU Acceleration - -
Extract SRT Subtitle - -
User Friendly Hard to find where to choose or change the output format
System Requirement Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 Windows XP or later, x86 or x64 Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
Price $42 Free $39.95


Conclusion:MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs WinxDVD Ripper

They are not all the same in functions, performances and technologies applied, so you may feel free to choose following your bent. To sum up, if you need a stable and more wildly accepted DVD ripping and copy software, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is recommended. If you just need a small tool to make lossless copy of their Blu-ray and DVD collections. Choose MakeMKV which will preserve all video streams, audio tracks and subtitles in the resulting MKV file. But since ByteCopy has more useful features and output formats, if you need apowerfulBlu-ray/DVD/ISO ripping and copying tool, ByteCopy may be your better choice. Mac version is here. Wanna more tools to perfect your video conversion Grab more Pavtube products here!

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