About RippedWire

RippedWire is a graphical front end to HandBrakeCLI, an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter.

Since RippedWire is powered by HandBrakeCLI, it supports all of the features that HandBrakeCLI does:

Screenshots of 1.0.1: Click Here

Supported sources:

  • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (encrypted or unencrypted, but protection methods other than CSS are not supported and must be handled externally with third-party software), and some .VOB and .TS files
  • PAL or NTSC
  • AC-3, DTS, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks


  • File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features:

  • Chapter selection
  • Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
  • Integrated bitrate calculator
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Grayscale encoding


  • RippedWire was created by and currently maintained by Jeffrey Kirk.
  • HandBrakeCLI was created by the HandBrake team.
  • HandBrake WinGUI was the basis for the original RippedWire.

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