How to Rip DVD with StaxRip?

Diana Joan

Oct 08, 2018 07:51 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: DVD

Staxrip is a multiformat video encoding application. With StaxRip, you can easily convert your DVD’s and many more formats into MPEG-4 like XviD, x264/H264/AVC, x265/H265/HEVC, VP9. As a open source application StaxRip is completely free. The following article will show you how to rip DVD with StaxRip.

Step 1: Launch StaxRip on your computer and select “Source” in order to load DVD files to this program.

Launch the StaxRip

Step 2: The next window will pop up. Just select “Single Or Merge” and select ALL the .vob files that you want to rip. Then click “OK”. StaxRip will now demux, index and merge the .vob files, please be patient. After few minutes, go to the next step.

Single or merge

Step 3: Rip DVD to H.264 codec using StaxRip

There are many operation buttons on this window, we will explain every option carefully for you. Just keep on reading.

Rip DVD with StaxRip

1. This is main preset selection. For fixed DVD video quality and size depending on the movie length and content select the rest of the settings. For this example I selected 2pass x264 Film Medium.
2. This is the video container you want to choose. AVI, MKV and MP4 are available, here I selected MP4 as output format due to its high compatibility with most devices.
3. Click “Config Container”, this option allows you to add subtitle tracks.
4. Here you can adjust the output video size in megabytes.
5. This is the audio track you are using now. Double click on it to select another one or add a second one in the white space below.
6. This is the audio codec, channels and bitrate. I have selected the AAC codec here, you can also select MP3 option that will retain the original DVD audio unchanged.
7. After all settings, click “Next” at the bottom of window.
After clicking “Next”, a new window will appear. Just click “Start” in order to start the encoding process. You can view the H.264 encoding process in the Log screen. And the encoding process will complete itself.

Best StaxRip alternative to rip DVD

For Windows users, StaxRip is absolutely a remarkable choice for you to perform DVD Ripping thanks for its nice GUI front end. What’s more, you can also encode x265 with StaxRip. However, for Mac users, you will find that StaxRip is almost useless since it is only available on the Windows platform. The good news is that here comes the best free StaxRip alternative – Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac, which also has the Windows version – Pavtube Free DVDAid.

Different from other free DVD Ripper application such as Handbrake, Format Factory, VidCoder, MediaCoder, etc. Pavtube Free DVDAid not only assists you to powerfully bypass all DVD copy protection including Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc, but also keeps constant update with perfect capability to remove the new encryption used on many recently released DVD disc. The program can assist you to rip or convert DVD to various popular digital video formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, MOV, FLV, WebM, ASF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MPEG-2, H.264 HD file format.

However, if you need to rip DVD to MPEG-4, H.264 Baseline Profile, H.264 Mainline Profile, H.264 High Profile Video, H.265 MP4, H.265 MKV and also H.265 HD format or produce popular portable devices and editing programs preset profile formats, it would be much ideal for you to upgrade FreeDVDAid for Mac to its paid version.

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