I used Handbrake before and it was great for TV shows, most of which are unprotected and had two different audio tracks. Quality of video and audio was great and I could even have it import 4 shows in a cue and no worries. But it couldn’t handle movies because of DVD encryption and when I was trying to rip a Harry Potter and it kept giving up after about 11 mins. The disc plays fine, but just does not rip! That’s why I was looking for a Handbrake replacement.
I want to digitize my movie library to put my DVD collection into iTunes or better Windows 10 compatible video formats like AVI or WMV and would like to set the audio to 6 channel.
Handbrake Replacement Windows 10
Talking about handbrake alternative, there are many free applications that are able to rip DVDs to iTunes or AVI or WMV Handbrake doesn’t support. But when it comes to the protected DVDs, like Disney DVDs or Beachbody workout, those free handbrake alternatives or replacements let people down. You know there are different DVD copy protections out there from, say, Disney, DreamWorks, Paramount etc, and the basic region code.
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, which I believe is the fastest DVD ripper, unlike Handbrake, easily decrypts any protected DVDs and save them to AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV or iTunes format and keeps original 6ch video and it is fully compatible with the latest Windows OS Windows 10 as well as the previous ones Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista. Ripping DVDs to iTunes 6ch or Handbrake missing format AVI and WMV with WonderFox is as easy as three mouse clicks and I assume it to be the true and best Handbrake alternative. I will walk you through about how to rip DVDs to iTunes in 6ch audio if you are not clear about this.
Use Handbrake Replacement to Rip DVD to iTunes/AVI/WMV in 6CH on Windows 10
Below is my guide of using WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to rip protected DVDs to iTunes in 6CH or format like AVI WMV VOB that Handbrake just don’t support ripping DVDs to. The program is running on my Windows 10 laptop.
Step 1. Getting Ready
Download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. Install and launch it. Put your DVD or TV shows into the DVD drive.
Step 2. Load DVD
Once we have the DVD in the drive, click the huge DVD disc button to load DVD. You’re be presented the below dialog box to choose DVDs for ripping. If there are one more drive collected to your computer, click on its drop-down menu to select the one you want to rip. For ripping ISO or VIDEO_TS folder on your HDD, go for the corresponding button to load.
Step 3. Specify the right title[Optional]
Specify the right title if you are using the alternative for ripping TV shows as there are always different episodes in a TV show or series but WonderFox only picks up one. Below is my free guide to check correct titles for DVDs. Also, for workout DVDs, like CIZE, you will have to manually check titles for different routines as well. For movie DVDs, WonderFox is able to detect the very one so you can just leave it.
Step 4. Go for Profiles
You see your most recent profile or MP4 comes as the default profile if this is your first use of this Handbrake replacement for DVD ripping. Go for Devices-Apple and locate iTunes video on the bottom.
- I highly recommend you guys to keep the codec H264 instead of MPEG4 specially if you want to further import the iTunes video to iPhone/iPad/iPod as MP4 or M4V with resolution higher than 640×480 in MPEG4 cannot be imported to iPhone/iPad/iPod.
- Since videos to iPhone, iPad, iPod would have to be synced through iTunes, those profiles can be used to rip DVDs to iTunes. But they are not perfect since you can only get 2ch for iTunes. The profiles for Apple TVs are better since you can set the audio to 6. And you can also create your own profiles for iTunes. MP4, M4V, and MOV can be used to create your own profile for iTunes.
- If you want to rip your protected DVDs to AVI or WMV that Handbrake does not support at all, go for Video tab and choose the one you need. However, please note AVI does not support 6CH. For WMV, no problem.
Step 5. Set Audio Channel[Optional]
If you want to rip protected DVDs to iTunes, Apple TV, WMV in 6CH, make sure you set it here instead of smart fit:
Step 6. Start ripping.
Click the big Run button to start ripping. The ripped video from this Handbrake alternative for iTunes comes with great visual quality in 6ch. So, get it synced to iTunes and enjoy the show! The AVI or WMV output is also perfect for playback on VLC or MPC-HC or Windows Media Player if you running Windows prior to Windows 10.
However, please be noticed that not all iTunes videos can be imported to your iPhone,iPad or iPod. As you can see the resolution is set to Keep Original. However, the codec might be an issue for importing. Apple only accepts MPEG4 videos with the resolution below 640*480 as explained above.