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anniebehrman 04-21-2009 07:22 PM

How to choose a good and appropriate DVD Ripper for you
 
If you own a portable device that you can and you want to watch videos, movies burnt on your DVD on it, you need a DVD ripper. This includes devices like the iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Video, iPhone, Zune, PSP and others. If you want to store your DVD movies on your computer or a hard drive, you need DVD ripping software too.


With a DVD ripping software, you will be able to rip and convert your DVD discs to a format that is compatible with some of the most popular portable media players available, such as the previously mentioned iPod, Zune, PSP and others.

Then you would ask how to choose a DVD Ripper, since there are so many DVD ripping software if you search the item through search engine. Here I would like to share the tips I have collected with you.


First things first, the quality exported video. The most important thing is that whether you can get the output video with your expected quality. And the accompanying factor is the profile the DVD ripping software has, whether it has enough options in the profile setting or profile list for your options. If it has plenty of profile options, it can save you a lot of time on setting the parameters. If you need to output high quality video, I suggest you try Pavtube DVD Ripper, or Moyea DVD Ripper.


The second thing is the ripping speed. You want a program that will be able to rip your DVD videos to the right format as fast as possible. Besides, you would not want to wait a whole day just to rip one movie, would you?


Third, you should try to look for a program that will be able to rip DVDs in batch mode. A batch mode allows you to rip just certain chapters of the DVD. Or, if you are ripping a DVD that contains TV series, you will be able to tip only the episodes you want to rip. You might also only want to rip the DVD audio and not the video.


Fourth, the usability of the ripper, in other words, whether it is convenient to use. If it is too complicated to operate, and the instruction is confusing then you might want to kick it out. Look for a DVD ripper program that you can operate it with ease.


Fifth, whether the developer provides quality customer support and a free trial version. In the best case scenario, you will be able to try out the program before you buy and you will be able to get email support if you need it. And if it is possible, you’d better find a trial out version without water mark on the exported video.


The last but not the least, if you need to Rip DVD to one format or to videos that are supported by one device, for example, iPod only, you can choose DVD to iPod Ripper, and it would be less costly.

Hope above information could be of some help to you.

rbinck 04-21-2009 08:21 PM

Re: How to choose a good and appropriate DVD Ripper for you
 
US members should be aware that ripping DVDs may be prohibited by US law.

anniebehrman 04-23-2009 01:55 AM

Re: How to choose a good and appropriate DVD Ripper for you
 
I think it's legal for personal use, not for commercial use.

rbinck 04-23-2009 07:47 AM

Re: How to choose a good and appropriate DVD Ripper for you
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by anniebehrman (Post 20494)
I think it's legal for personal use, not for commercial use.

Many feel the The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 has eliminated the personal use rulings of prior years for digital material. Basically the act says it is illegal to defeat the DRM of digital media, which the ripper has to defeat in order to make a copy, thus making it illegal. That opinion by some, many actually, is why I said "US members should be aware that ripping DVDs may be prohibited by US law." Note the use of the word may. I said may because of the prior Supreme Court rulings about personal use for analog tape. The other side relies on this ruling, but it may be that since that was for an analog copy, it does not apply to digital copies. Until the Supreme Court make a ruling about the issue of digital copies, the DMCA is said to have replaced the earlier ruling for digital copies.

anniebehrman 04-23-2009 09:33 PM

Re: How to choose a good and appropriate DVD Ripper for you
 
Thank you.
I am going to read it carefully.

rbinck 04-24-2009 08:26 AM

Re: How to choose a good and appropriate DVD Ripper for you
 
Don't get me wrong, I tend to agree with the notion that a backup copy for personal use should be ok as long as it is not sold or used commercially myself. Further, I think the Supreme Court will allow such if they ever hear a case on it. But many say ripping DVDs is an illegal act. I have ripped a few myself, but I find on the HDM discs the files end up too big for a server. I have gone a different way to make my HD movie files that takes about 4 GB per hour instead of the 10 to 15 GB per hour a ripped Blu-ray takes.

I doubt if there will be anyone breaking down any doors to see if you rip DVDs either.


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