6 Free Ways to Rip, Reduce & Shrink DVD and Blu-ray Files

Diana Joan

Feb 19, 2017 11:21 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, DVD, Hot Topics

DVD & Blu-Ray is always the popular video storage ways, the huge capacity and stable video quality make them live to now, but they also have some flaws: Their packing will occupy more space which are compared to some other videos files stored in other portable devices. Except the packing flaw, the protection of DVD & Blu-Ray is strict, sometimes, we often can’t know why the devices can’t play the new DVD & Blu-Ray, all the reasons are the DVD & Blu-Ray protaction. We find these little flaws, we must want to know the solutions, best way to solv ethe problem is to rip and compress DVD & Blu-Ray, if we can store them with another format to any devices we want to store, it’s better. All the ideas are possible, you just need a powerful software to be your assistant.What are the popular rip and compress DVD & Blu-Ray softwares in 2017? Here will give you the answer.

Summary of Top 6 Free DVD & Blu-Ray Video Compression Softwares of 2017

Our Rank DVD & Blu-Ray Softwares Price Supported System
1 Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate Free Windows
2 Pavtube Free DVDAid Free Windows | macOS
3 Handbrake Free Windows | macOS | Linux
4 VidCoder Free Windows | Ubuntu | OpenSuse | Fedora
5 Avidemux Free Windows | macOS | Linu
6 QWinFF Free Windows

Rank 1. Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate

Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate is an absolutely free and easy to use video converter. It assists you to convert to tons of video & audio formats free and easy, making them compatible with all devices with great quality. It also provides in-program editing functions like trimming, cropping, rotating, merging, adding subtitles and watermarks, etc. Another way, it can batch convert from DVD disc, DVD folder, DVD IFO/ISO to MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, etc.

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Rank 2. Free DVDAid

Pavtube Free DVDAid offers every user the opportunity to rip, encode and edit DVD to almost any video and audio format freely. The interface is simple, easy, fast. and you can master it quickly. You can load DVD disc, DVD VIDEO_TS folder, and DVD IFO/ISO into the software. It can rip any DVD fiels without any copy protection. How much of it? It’s very free, without extra payment. Free DVDAid is considered to be a easily handled video editing tool with the ability of trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, adding subtitle file, etc.

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Rank 3. Handbrake

Handbrake is a tool which can support most common multimedia files and any DVD or Blu-ray sources, it can convert video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Get started with HandBrake in seconds by choosing a profile optimised for your device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions. You can convert video from nearly any formats, it can support widely codecs.


Rank 4. VidCoder

VidCoder is a powerful command-line media converter. Open-source DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application is helpful for you. QWinFF provides an intuitive graphical interface and a rich set of presets to help you use ffmpeg easily without having to type a single command. Advanced users can also adjust conversion parameters like bitrate and sample rate in detail.


Rank 5. Avidemux

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding. It’s very flexible, supporting AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF files using a variety of codecs. It is completely open source and works across platforms, so it’s ideal for people who are working on both Macs and PCs. Avidemux is a handy tool for anyone that wants to perform basic editing for free and doesn’t want to have to convert to another format first.


Rank 6. QWinFF

QWinFF is a GUI for FFmpeg, a powerful command-line media converter.You can view input file information (codec, bitrate, framerate, etc.). adjust video/audio quality, speed. QWinFF can support 4 kinds of subtitles: VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT.


About above informantion, everyone’s need is different. You can refer to the following comparision among them. Wharever software you choose, it must can help you to solve the problems you meet about the DVD & Blu-Ray.

  Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate

Pavtube Free DVDAid

Handbrake VidCoder Avidemux QWinFF
Ease of use 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3stars 3stars
Stability 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Security 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Email Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customer service 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
DVD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blu-ray No No Yes Yes    
Quality 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Speed 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Copy time Fast Fast Fast Good Good Good
Main title copy No No No No No No
Full disc copy No No No No No No
DVD compress Fast Fast Fast Good Good Good
Blu-ray compress No No No No No No
Compress effect Perfect Perfect Good Good Good Good
Rip Ability
CSS Yes Yes Yes No No No
Region codes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Add subtitles Yes Yes Yes No No No
Add audio Yes Yes No No No No
Watermark Yes Yes No No No No
Trim Yes Yes No No No Yes

You must have made the best choice. You can’t wait to try them? You can know more about them and download them from here:

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Every software has a little flaw. Can we find a relative perfect software, at least, it can satisfy you now? Since we want to find it, though my constant exploration and test, finally, i have to mention a powerful and comprehensive tool: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, this software you can use the trial version, if you want to own it forever, you have to buy with $65, If you use it and experience it’s multi-function, it’s really not expensive. You can know it’s functions from here

  • Full disc copy with original BD/DVD structure
  • Convert/Rip/Transcode BD/DVD/Video to virtually any video/audio format
  • Save a 100% intact BD M2TS/ DVD VOB movie without extras
  • A professional video editing tool with trim, crop, split, merge and other options
  • Save TiVo.MXF/MOV/M2TS videos in HD quality without playback limitation

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