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Best 5 DVD Ripper software

(Updated March 23, 2012 4:00 AM PDT)

Whether you want to enjoy a dvd movie on your iPad/iPod/iPhone, copy the contents of too-easily-scratched DVDs to a hard disk, or decrypt copy protected DVD Discs so that you can make discs unrestricted and region-free, you need a DVD RIPPER SOFTWARE APPLICATION. However, it will spend you a lot of time and effort to find a right DVD Ripper software from huge amount of similar products with uneven quality on the internet.

 

Dig4u is here to help. Through testing by ourself and comparing professional DVD Ripper reviews (like CNET.com) with consumer reviews (Amazon.com), we finally chose five products that we think are the best DVD Ripper right now in every espect. And we also wrote the detailed and genuine reviews for every DVD Ripper software we picked (5 criteria we used to evaluate a dvd ripper). In the chart below, you will see the meaningful review comparisons of the top 5 DVD Ripper we chose. Hope this can help you make an informed buying decisions.

2012 Top 5 DVD Ripper software review Comparisons

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Product name iSkysoft DVD Ripper ImToo DVD Ripper platinum DVDFab DVD Ripper DVD-Cloner 8 Aiseesoft DVD Ripper

Overall rating

 

Easy to use

 

 

Features set

 

 

Input/Output

 

 

Ripping speed

 

 

Value of Money

 

 

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Price

 

$39.95

$59.95

$57.60

$59.99

$35.00

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Features set

Time to Complete Copy 55 min 45 min 1 Hour 30 min 1 Hour
CSS Decryption
Optimized output profile for devices  
Trim DVD movies  
Files Merge
Add watermarks  
Add subtitle
Conversion preview
Audio extraction  
Directly transfer ripped DVDs to iDevices        
Estimate the output files' size        
Adjust Output Specifications
DVD-5 to DVD-5 / DVD-9 to DVD-9        
Compress DVD-9 to DVD-5        
Removes Region Codes

Output format supported

AVI
Divx  
MPEG4(MP4)
H.264(High Quality)  
MKV (HD Quality)  
ISO File    
WMV/FLV/MOV  
3GP/3G2  
MP3/WMA  
WAV/M4A/AAC, AC3/OGG  
AU/RA      

OS

Windows 7
Windows XP
Windows vista
MAC          

Support

Email support
User forums          
Tutorial    
User Guide
FAQs

 

Price

 

$39.95

$59.95

$57.60

$59.99

$35.00

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5 Criteria We Used To Evaluate A DVD Ripper Software:

 

As a good DVD Ripper Software, the most basic requirement is it is capable of copying contents off discs to computer hard drive, and converting DVD movies to a number of video or audio formats. Besides, high video/audio quality output and fast ripping speed should also be employed, although it is difficult to mix the two things. Lastly, user-oriented interface, special features that no one else has etc are the icing on the cake for a good DVD Ripper Software. We chose our top 5 DVD ripping software based on the following criteria:

 

Feature set:

For the novice, they just want the DVD Ripper Software to help them rip contents off discs or convert movies to the video format they require. But for advanced users, besides these essential features, they need DVD Ripping software to offer more special features. For example, they hope to customize the quality output through adjust “Video Resolution”, “Bit Rate”, “Frame Rate” or other output parameters; They want DVD Ripper software to support multi-core CPU, multi-thread and Batch conversion to improve the ripping speed … So the richness of DVD Ripper’s features will determine whether they are good or not.

 

DVD Ripping Speed

DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) usually has a big file size so it will take a long time to rip or convert a DVD. Many people are impatient of the slow conversion speed of the DVD Ripper they use and give up lastly. So this is the most important criteria we consider when review a DVD Ripper software.

 

Input/Output

Let’s say you have bought a DVD Ripper, but you find that it can’t open some type of DVD disc or can’t support the output format you need, this is really a depressing thing. So the DVD Ripper you choose must give you the ability to rip/convert different DVD’s to common and obscure file formats preserving the video and audio quality of original.

 

Ease of Use

For little software, no one hope it has a dense interface with settings difficult to access or buried deep inside it, because they don’t want to spend too much time on a thing that originally should be very simple. When doing the DVD Ripper review, we checked to see how intuitive the interface was as well as all of the required steps to actually rip and convert DVD’s.

 

Note: In our DVD Ripper Software Reviews, we probably add other criteria like “Quality Output”, “Tech supports/helps” etc according to the specific situation in each DVD Ripping software.