Software & Apps File Types What Is a DVDRIP File? How to open, edit, & convert DVDRIP files by Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated on June 23, 2020 File Types Design Cryptocurrency MS Office Windows Linux Google Drive Apps File Types Backup & Utilities View More Tweet Share Email A file with the DVDRIP file extension is a Ripped DVD file. Some DVD ripping software might use this file extension to save videos they've ripped (copied) to a computer. However, not all files that are ripped will have the DVDRIP file extension. Most are saved in a video format like AVI or MP4, or even ISO. Some videos downloaded through a torrent might be titled something like "Movie.DVDRip" to indicate that it was ripped to a computer before being shared. However, the format of the movie is often different (an MP4, MKV, etc.), and is usually indicated by the file extension, like "Movie.DVDRip.avi" if it's an AVI file. How to Open a DVDRIP File You should be able to play a DVDRIP file with software like Full Player and VLC. Other video players that support similar video formats may work, too. If your file is truly a .DVDRIP file (e.g., it's not an MP4 file that's called Movie.DVDRip.mp4), you might not be able to open it with any other program except for the one that created it. This is because the DVD ripping software that made it is probably the same one that needs to open it in order to convert it or burn it to a disc. However, most are really MP4s, AVIs, MKVs, etc. If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the file but it's the wrong application or you'd rather have another installed program open it, change the default program that opens DVDRIP files. How to Convert a DVDRIP File Wondershare DVD Creator and WinAVI Video Converter can open DVDRIP files if you're wanting to convert them to a different video format. Full Player should work, too. A free video converter like Freemake Video Converter can convert video files to other formats, too, like MP4, AVI, MKV, and many others. Even though Freemake Video Converter doesn't open files with the .DVDRIP file extension, you might be able to rename the file to a supported format, like MP4, so that the program will recognize it and open it. Keep in mind what's mentioned above about torrents—most of them will end up being in a format that's compatible with the majority of video converters, and will only appear to have the .DVDRIP file extension. Still Can't Open the File? If your file won't open at this point, it's possible you're misreading the file extension, confusing another file for this one. Although DVDRIP is an unusually long file extension, you might still be misreading it. DVDR is one example of a similar file extension. It might look related to DVDRIP files and so you might think it can be used with a DVD program listed above, but it's actually used by DiskImageMounter on Macs. Hit'n'Mix Audio Mashup files use the RIP file extension for audio projects created by Hit'n'Mix, so they, too, aren't associated in any way with the file format described here.