How often have you wanted to take a DVD that you own and move the contents to your laptop, iPod, iPad or, shudder, Android phone to take on a trip. Or maybe you just want to make a backup copy of that DVD for when the original gets lost or scratched. Well there are a number of tools to let you do so, but I was recently given the opportunity to try out one of the easiest.
Daniusoft DVD Ripper for Windows and DVD Ripper for Mac OS X are basically the same program, just for the different platforms. DVD Ripper not only allows you to extract whatever movie it may be on your DVD, but will also convert it into MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPEG or other formats for playback on almost any device. Additionally, you can use DVD Ripper to extract just the audio from a DVD and save that out to MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, AAC, OGG or AC3 formats. In other words, there are an abundance of options for how to save out the files.
And that is why I said this is one of the easiest tools. DVD Ripper comes with many presets already established so that you don’t have to know the video size, frame-rate, or format of the output you want. Simply select your target device and DVD Ripper will take care of all of this for you. While not as fast in the copying process as some of the other products I have tried, such a the freeware HandBrake or MacTheRipper for the Mac, the pure ease of use wins hands down. Additionally, since DVD Ripper is developed by a commercial entity I would hope that they will keep up with technology. Unfortunately many free products, such as those I mentioned, have been left to languish with no updates. This sometimes makes those products finicky to use on newer operating systems or with new hardware. I have had no such problems at all with Daniusoft’s DVD Ripper.
Not that I normally need anything more than ripping / conversion, but DVD Ripper can also trim, crop, adjust framesizes and also add special effects to your video like adjusting the brightness, saturation, contrast and add some different visual effects to personalize your video.
And now the contest. Daniusoft is giving me 4 free licenses to give away to you, my lucky readers. These can either be for Windows or Mac, so everyone is eligible to win. And winning is quite simple really, just leave me a comment below and let me know the title of your favorite movie. I won’t be grading you on your movie choice, but I will be picking 4 commenters at random and awarding them the license keys. I will pick the winners on Tuesday evening, October 12, and post them here. You must feel comfortable with me providing your email address to Daniusoft, because the license keys will come directly from them.
The contest is now closed! Winners to be announced soon…
Please note that I do not advocate or condone the illegal copying or pirating of copyrighted material. Programs such as this should only be used to make legal backup copies of media that your already own for backup purposes or other uses allowable under the laws governing your location.