Two ways to convert Movie DVDs to AVI format
AVI, short for Audio Video Interleaved, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft. Each AVI file is encoded with a “codec” (such as DivX or Cinepak) that compresses the video data on export and decompresses it for viewing in movie playing software, the picture quality of AVI may even better than DVD videos because of codecs of DivX and Xvid. So it has been the most common format and widely used on YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, Xbox, Creative Zen, Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, Blackberry/Android/Windows phones, Ubuntu Linux, and video editing software.
So, when you have stored a lot of dvd movies, have you considered converting them to AVI format for backup on your pc or sharing them on the Internet? And in the next text, I would show you two methods to help you convert the dvd movies to AVI format videos.
Method 1: DVDshrink (free) + online video converter
DVDshrink is a free application that can copy DVDs, including many advanced quality features and also a CSS ripper, which means you can copy protected discs. It offers compression tool which can make the file size smaller. But the final quality of the video will decrease as well. Because DVDShrink can't convert the file's format, after you ripped the movies off DVD Discs to your hard disk with this program, just make a Google search with the keyowrds "online video converter", and you will find alot of video conversion online programs, select the right one to convert the ripped movies to AVI format.
Note: DVD Shrink development has ceased for a couple of years now. Many new DVD copy protection schemes can’t be defeated. So if your DVD are encrypted by the newest copy protection tech, this method may not be able to help you rip these DVDs to AVI videos.
Method 2: One-shot software — ImTOO DVD Ripper Ultimate
This software is to top one of the utilities that are dedicated to the task, it can always bypass the latest dvd copy protection because it is updated constantly, it is a video converter at the same time that can covert DVD movies to almost all video and audio formats with high quality, of course, it can convert the VOB format to AVI format as well.
Anyway, you should free download ImTOO DVD Ripper firstly, then install and run it. After that, insert your DVD into your DVD driver, click “add files” buttom to load DVD source such as DVD folder, ISO files, IFO files into the program.
Then click “profiles” buttom to choose output format. This software can convert dvd to a wide range of video or audio format such as WMV, AVI, MP4, H.264,RM, MOV, MP3, WMA, RA etc. Here, we choose the AVI video format.
After that, you can click “Start ripping” buttom to rip and convert the DVD movies to AVI format. While in the process of conversion, this software allows you pause and stop ripping at any time if you don’t want to go on ripping. And it has a high ripping speed, because it supports NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP technology which can make the rip and conversion speed up.
When the above all steps fineshed, just click “Open” buttom, and you will find the final AVI video files converted from movie DVDs. Done!
What's more, ImToo DVD Ripper Ultimate provides many useful functions to help you optimize the output video audio quality:
- With the built-in clip tool, you can cut away the section you don’t want to have and keep the highlight parts.
- If there are too many clips, you can merge them to one via click the “merge” bottum which locates on the top of the software interface.
- You can ajust the image size as well so that you can make the movies full screen for playing on your mobile phones.
- Allow you to choose the right audio, subtitle tracks and angles for output videos.
- If you are an advanced user, and discontent with the quality of the video or audio, you can set the video bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio etc and audio bitrate, sample rate, channels etc.
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