How to Speed Up Handbrake DVD Ripping?

John Salley

Sep 04, 2018 07:56 am / Posted by John Salley to Conversion Speed, DVD

As a free and open-source transcoder for digital video, Handrake can also help users to rip a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier. Obviously, Handbrake can ensure you to provide desirable results with its default settings. However, for those DVD collectors who pursue for high efficiency, Handbrake will disappointed them due to its slow DVD ripping speed as just the conditions listed below:

“I have been using Handbrake for about 3 months or so now to copy my DVD collection to my NAS drive. It has become really slow for no discernible reason. The fps has dropped down to something ridiculous like between 8-22fps, and each episode is taking about 45mins to an hour to rip. Nothing had changed in terms of hardware or software configuration of my computer to explain the sudden drop. I’ve upgraded to the newest version of Handbrake, with no improvement.”

Possible reasons that make Handbrake rip DVD so slow

Computer configuration

HandBrake will run very slowly to rip a DVD on a low-end or older computer. The latest HandBrake 64-bit release can’t run on 32-bit Intel Macs (2007 and eariler)

Video codec

Some people who wish to output DVD to video with both small file size and good quality, they will definitely choose HEVC or H.265 codec, Handbrake can easily encode H.265 MP4 or MKV from DVD disc and optimize the output profile with the best quality and size. The main reason is that Handbrake encode H.265 with CPU power instead of GPU hardware acceleration. While Handbrake H.265 encoding needs a more powerful CPU to achieve a great performance.

Encoding methods

You may have selected a 2-pass encoding for a high-quality video file, and Handbrake will go over your video twice, which may takes more time

Source Disk

Handbrake will be very slow when scanning DVD disc that is damages, scratched or copy-protected.

Tips: Handbrake does not defeat or circumvent DVD copy protection. Currently, removal of DRM from DVDs using Handbrake was possible by installing VLC, a media player application that includes the libdvdcss library. Currently, Handbrake can remove DRM only after the user installs the latest version of libdvdcss.

Best effective way to speed up Handbrake DVD ripping

According to above listed Handbrake slow DVD ripping reasons, we can try to accelerate its speed by upgrading your hardware, select a less time consuming codec such as H.264 for DVD encoding, installing libdvdcss with Handbrake to rip DVD with copy protection. If above listed methods can’s solve your problem, then we highly recommend best Handbrake alternative – Pavtube ByteCopy to you for the following reasons:

Comprehensively bypass all DVD copy protection

The program can not assist 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. It also keeps constant upgrade with perfect support for the copy protection used on the recently released DVD movies. 

Full importing support for all DVD file formats

You can use the program to rip not only copy protected DVD disc, but also Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO file

Output DVD to various different file formats

Optimize DVD to various popular file formats or device preset profile for viewing on smartphones, tablets, game consoles, smart TVs, etc. If you want to make a copy of the DVD movies for safe backup, you can use the program to make either a full disc copy with subtitle information, audio tracks and chapter information well preserved or a main movie copy without unwanted trailers, ads, comments, etc.

GPU encoding acceleration for H.264/H.265 codec

What really worthy mentioning here is that the program supports GPU hardware encoding acceleration when encoding Blu-ray/DVD movies to H.264/H.265. You can get up to up to 30x fast H.265/HEVC encoding speed as long as you run the program on a PC computer with Nvidia Graphic card that supports NVENC technology or up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed with the program if you run a computer with CUDA-enabled Graphics card or an AMD graphics card with AMD APP technology.

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