Digitize Your DVDs to Access and Stream Them Easily

By Donna Peng, editor of Digiarty Software

Many people have a DVD collection, large-sized, modest-sized, or small-sized, but they may have not watched these discs for years. One reason is that streaming services thrive these years, the other might be that it’s too much work to find the target DVD and turn on the DVD player (maybe, some even don’t have a DVD player). Actually, there’s a way round this. We can digitize DVD. This way we can store the digital copies on NAS and manage and access using Plex. Of course, you can store them on hard drive, USB flash drive, cloud, and anywhere else. Things become much easier, right?

To convert physical disc to digital file, we can seek DVD copying service near us or download a piece of DVD ripping software online to do the job by ourselves. After comparison, we will find that the latter is a better choice because it costs less and gives us more controls and convenience. No technical skills are required to handle a DVD ripper. After launching the program, we just need to load the target DVD, choose a desired output format, and hit a button maybe named run, start or something to begin ripping. If you want to have a try, I’ll recommend WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to you.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Features

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a mature product with over 70 million users since its debut in 2009. It can create rips from both your own home-made DVDs and commercial DVDs on Windows and Mac. It can make a 1:1 replica copy of your DVD and convert the main movie only into a space-friendly and watchable format for all of your devices. Since it is the holiday season, we can get a good price, even $0, for this software.

Advanced DVD decoding mechanism

This feature plays an important role in making WinX DVD Ripper Platinum stand out from the multitudinous throngs of DVD rippers. This mechanism is regularly updated so that it can bypass new DVD copy protection schemes without the help of third-party applications like libdvdcss or something. Till now, it can circumvent all region codes, RCE, CSS, APS, UOPs, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-Project, and more encryptions on movie DVDs, TV series DVDs, workout DVDs, and other video DVDs. It can read and decrypt old DVDs, newly-released titles with ease, and even handle badly structured and damaged DVD discs.

Multiple speed-boosting technologies

To improve DVD ripping speed, various technologies are added in succession, including Intel/NVIDIA powered GPU hardware acceleration, Multi-core CPU, Hyper-threading, and Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow! As a result, users just need about 5 minutes to rip a 2-hour DVD movie to MP4 format. Of course, the speed has a lot to do with computer hardware. But under the same conditions, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum works much faster than similar programs, such as HandBrake.

Rich output profiles

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is designed with more than 350 output presets covering from mainstream formats to hot devices to address different user needs. Let me show you some profiles:

General Profiles: MP4 Video (h.264+aac), AVI Video (Divx/Xvid+mp3), iPhone, iPad, Android Phone/Pad, WMV Video (wmv2+wav2), DVD Video Copy (MPEG2+DTS), M4V Video, MPEG4 Video, MOV Video.

DVD Backup: clone DVD to ISO image, clone DVD to folder, main title content copy, full title copy

Apple Device: iPhone video, iPad video, iPod video, Apple TV video, iMovie…

Android Mobile/Pad: Samsung, Huawei, Google, Amazon…

Sony Device: PS4, Xperia…

Microsoft Device: Xbox, Surface Pro…

Web Video Profile: YouTube Video, Facebook Video, Vimeo Video…

To Music: MP3, AAC, AC3/DTS

Original quality kept

Choose a DVD backup preset and then you will get a copy with the original quality. If you choose a general format, such as MP4, you also will not see visible quality loss. And you can drag the quality level to HQ point while selecting a profile and check Use High Quality Engine to enhance the output image quality. Interlaced video will be changed to progressive scanning mode by ticking Deinterlacing.

Small resulting file

High-quality output doesn’t necessarily mean big file. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will compress DVD to the smallest file size possible. Here’s an example. We once used it to convert a 7.26GB movie DVD to MP4 (codec: H.264+AAC, resolution: keep origin), and finally got a 1.24GB file. The DVD rip is around 80% smaller than the original. We can save a lot of space this way, usually a few gigabytes for a DVD movie.

Edit features

This DVD copying software also gives users a few useful editing features. Users can trim off unwanted clips such as ads and tidbits, crop out unwanted area like black bars, add external subtitle tracks, and merge multiple titles/episodes into a single file.

For more information, visit WinX DVD Ripper Platinum product page.

Technology writer for FastCo, Quartz, The Next Web, Ars Technica, Wired + more. Consultant specializing in VR #MixedReality and Strategic Communications

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