It’s been a while since I’ve taken a look at any DVD ripper and conversions software, but I’m back with another one. I have reviewed software from this company before here, but this is the new version of that software actually. It’s WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and one of the new features is full multi-core support and and a built-in 1:1 DVD copier as well. Also included in this new version is the ability to re-sync you audio and video if there’s an issue, you can also now change the interlacing from normal to progressive scan if you wish.
The main feature of this program though is to rip your DVDs to another format, specifically for our uses, one that is portable so we can take our movies with us on our phones or even other portable media devices. So read on to learn more about the new WinX DVD Ripper Platinum…
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Review
Author: Kristofer Brozio
Vendor: Digiarty Software
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can rip the content of DVDs to all popular video formats such as AVI, MOV, FLV, WMV, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, etc. What’s more, it also owns the ability of ripping different DVDs (including encrypted DVDs) to Sony PSP, Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, iTouch, Apple TV, Zune, Mobile phone, etc.
This DVD ripper software supports multi-core CPU and is fully compatible with Windows 7. We promise WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the fastest DVD ripping solution in the market. Besides converting DVD to regular video formats, 1:1 DVD copy enables you to backup your DVD with original video, audio and subtitles within only 5 minutes (the processing time also depends on your CPU and DVD driver speed).
Normal DVD, CSS protected DVD, region 1-6, Sony ArccOS, Commercial DVD
Output File Formats:
Original DVD, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP4, MPEG, MOV, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, PSP, 3GP, Zune, Music, XviD, DivX, MP3, JPG, BMP
Fire up the program and we’re greeted with the title screen:
The main interface looks busy but it really isn’t, everything is right there for you to get started. Across the top are five buttons DVD Disc, DVD path. Clear, Option, and Rename. I thin most of these are rather self-explanatory here.
Clicking the Option tab opens a new window with two tabs on it one for General and one for Profile. The general tab is just for changing languages and the output folder. The profile tab is where you can adjust the profiles already set if you wish to customize them.
On the far right of the top bar is a questions mark, clicking that opens up a help window that can walk you through step-by-step of the processes in the program.
On the bottom of the window is a whole lot of tabs, all but one are for actual ripping and conversion. The first tab the Copy Tab, from here you can make backups of your discs if you wish.
I’m converting a movie to .AVI so I click on that tab and make any changes that I might want. There’s a drop down box at the bottom where you can select the numbers of cores you want to use for the processes. Obviously more cores equals a faster conversion/ripping time. In each tab you can change many settings like Audio Quality, Audio Sample Rate, Volume and Audio Format. Under the video settings you can change the Quality, Frame Rate and the format if more than one type are available to you, like for AVI we have both DivX and XviD. You can also set the setting or sizes of your videos as well.
So I grabbed a movie of my shelf, it happened to be Curious George. Put it in and press the DVD Disc button.
Once you click ‘OK’ the disc will be loaded up and you can pick which specific parts of the disc that you want to rip, in other words you can ignore the previews etc and just watch the movie.
Hit the Start button and the process begins.
I didn’t rip this movie to portable format, I ripped it just to the original size.
I did select 4 cores for the program to use, it used them but not 100%.
I’ve got a Liteon Blu-Ray/DVD/DL/RW drive that I’m using, it’s fairly new and fast. The CPU is an Intel C2Q9650, quad core of course.
It took 28 minutes and 31 seconds to rip the DVD, not bad, but not exactly fast either.
The output file was 974mb which is pretty good for the full sized movie.
The final movie looked perfect, the audio and video were synced as they should be. DVD quality for sure.
One note, the program won’t rip copy protected movies, it’s not supposed to be able to though. There are ways of course to do this, but that’s not something I’m into or even care about honestly. If you want to know more about that kind of things then just Google it…
The program works from what I can see, it worked fine for me, the end result was perfect.
The output size is small enough to be portable, and if you adjust the sizes for portable formats it should even get a little smaller.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is easy to use, in a few short steps you can easily and quickly rip your DVDs. You can also make adjustments to them if need be which is nice as well.
+Very easy to use
+Good sized output file
+Inexpensive for what it can do for you
-There really isn’t any for me