If you have some DVDs or Blu-ray discs with some of your favorite stuff in there but it seems that all of it is being wasted just because your favorite software or your latest gadget doesn’t support the format of the file in your DVD then HandBrake is what you need. It can convert any non-protected DVD or Blu-ray source (i.e. any DVD or Blu-ray source which is not copy-protected) to widely supported mp4 and mkv files. It can also convert all the common multimedia files to mp4 and mkv.
DVDFab HD Decrypter
The functionality of this tool is similar to that of HandBrake but it takes the features one step further as it is capable of converting even the copy-protected discs to the desired format. DVDFab can be used to copy DVD/Blu-ray to blank disc or hard disc. Another cool feature is that user can copy the content of the DVD/Blu-ray in full disc or main-movie formats. With full-movie mode whole of the content of the disc will be copied while in the main-movie mode only the longest movie title will be copied. DVDFab is also known for its convenient UI and easy to operate functionality.
AnyDVD is not actually a CD ripper but its usefulness qualifies it to be in this list. AnyDVD is a DVD decryption software. It decrypts DVD and makes it available to windows OS and other DVD copier and DVD player software. It runs in the background, works on the fly and removes the restrictions and region code from the DVDs. It can also be used to disable forced subtitles, forced delays and other restrictions. It can even be used to allow speed control of DVD drives.
Fairstars CD Ripper
FreeStars is a free yet powerful utility for ripping audio CD tracks to various file formats like WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAVE. Also it has some nice features like normalization or Volume adjustment while ripping and also support for ID3 tag. Fairstars has support for multiple CD/DVD Drivers. There’s a built in music player for playing music. Its freeDB - the internet compact disc database – can be used to query disc information.