Auto Rip n Compress – Backup Your DVDs and Blu-ray Movies via Windows Media Center

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I have a feeling Auto Rip n Compress is going to be everyone’s next “must-have” add-in for Windows Media Center. The add-in allows you to easily rip DVD or Blu-ray movies from your couch using only your remote. Of course, you’ll need to have some software pre-installed on your PC — like AnyDVD HD, Handbrake, ImgBurn, Haali Media Splitter, etc. — and a free account with Get Digital Data (aka GD3) to get the whole experience going. But after that, though, you’ll be in ripping nirvana making compressed or uncompressed movie copies complete with metadata and cover art. By the way, if you like Auto Rip n Compress, consider making a PayPal donation to the developer — it’s good karma. [via]

* You may also like: AutoBrake – Automate HandBrake DVD Rips Using AutoBrake

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Supported Output Formats:


  • Original – (Vobs for DVDFab and AnyDVD) (MKV for MakeMKV)
  • ISO – (Works with DVDFab and AnyDVD) – No longer requires anything!
  • Uncompressed wtv – (Works with DVDFab and AnyDVD)
  • Compress to mkv, mp4, or m4v
  • Compress to wtv (requries Haali Media Splitter)


  • Original Format
  • ISO – Requires ImgBurn
  • Compress to mkv, mp4, or m4v – (Might work with MakeMKV not with others)
  • Compress to wtv (requires Haali Media Splitter – Might work with MakeMKV)


One of the following for Ripping:

  • DVDFab HD Decrypter – Free version found here: (Make sure you open up the program, rip a test dvd and choose free version and tell it not to ask you again. It is also recommended to turn off checking for automatic updates in the options.)
  • AnyDVD
  • MakeMKV beta –

If compression/conversion is desired:

  • Handbrake –

Conversion to compressed wtv:
(uncompressed wtv does not require this)

  • Haali Media Splitter –

If Blu-ray ISO creation is desired:

  • ImgBurn –

For Metadata including cover art:

  • FREE Account with GD3 – Sign up now!

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