How to Decrypt and Rip DVDs With Handbrake

Handbrake is a popular open-source software used for video encoding and transcoding, including ripping DVDs. Here’s how to decrypt and rip DVDs with Handbrake:

  1. Install Handbrake Download and install Handbrake from the official website. Handbrake is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  2. Install Libdvdcss To decrypt encrypted DVDs, you need to install the Libdvdcss library. Here’s how:
  • Download the appropriate version of Libdvdcss for your operating system from the VideoLAN website.
  • Install Libdvdcss following the instructions provided.
  1. Insert the DVD Insert the DVD you want to rip into your computer’s DVD drive. If the DVD auto-plays, close the DVD player software.
  2. Open Handbrake Open Handbrake and select the DVD drive from the “Source” dropdown menu.
  3. Choose Preset Choose the preset that best suits your needs from the “Presets” section. The presets are optimized for different devices and purposes.
  4. Select Title Select the title you want to rip from the “Title” dropdown menu. The main movie is usually the longest title with the highest video quality.
  5. Choose Destination Choose the destination folder for the ripped DVD file by clicking on the “Browse” button next to the “Destination” field.
  6. Start Ripping Click the “Start” button to begin ripping the DVD. The process may take several minutes or longer, depending on the length of the video, your computer’s processing power, and the preset you chose.
  7. Playback Once the rip is complete, you can playback the video file with any media player that supports the file format.

That’s it! You’ve successfully decrypted and ripped your DVD with Handbrake. Remember to check the copyright laws in your country before ripping DVDs.