Creating digital backups for physical media is a long-standing pastime of the geek. I remember making copies of game discs because the original would almost always end up scratched or damaged over time. LAN parties and other social events where discs are commonly shuttled back and forth between locations were particularly risky propositions for original media. As a result, I made copies and left the original disc at home so any unforeseen circumstance wouldn’t make it impossible for me to actually play the game later on.
The same could be said for optical media such as movie DVDs and home videos that have been transferred to DVD. If the dog gets hold of your Matrix DVD, you’re pretty much out of luck unless you buy the movie again. Making a backup of the disc for personal use protects it against loss. It also enables you to watch the video on more places than just your home theater DVD player, not to mention that DVDs are on their way out; people increasingly rely on digital media in bits and bytes than on optical discs more than ever before.
Would you rather bring a bulky laptop with an optical drive in it on a plane than something as portable as a tablet or Ultrabook? Of course not.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, a robust DVD backup tool that enables you to copy DVDs (regardless of copy protection) into a number of different digital formats. You can create a video that meets your specific needs, a device of your choosing, or simply create a duplicate DVD that you can take with you without risking losing the original disc you paid good money for.
Why you should check out WinX DVD Ripper
There are plenty of DVD rippers out there that promise the moon and offer an excellent user experience. What they don’t do on average is take full advantage of multi-core PCs by allowing the user to determine how many cores will be used in the process. Additionally, the wide range of available codecs and devices supported by WinX DVD Ripper Platinum makes it an easy choice for households that have a variety of devices. Apple, Microsoft, Sony, and Google devices are supported natively with easy to understand controls for fine tuning.
Want to play your DVD movie back on an iPod, Zune, Xbox, PS3, Android device, or even the Surface? You can with a click of the mouse using this software.
Few DVD rippers keep up with the latest copy protection methods used by content distributors. Often, this leaves the user with a limited catalog of available media with which to use it. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum works with virtually every major copy protection system currently being used to protect DVD media.
Want to do some light video editing or only copy a specific scene? You can do it in this program. Many of its competitors don’t support editing at all, let alone allowing you to crop and trim content.
You can try WinX DVD Ripper Platinum out for free to try out for yourself. If you just want to rip DVDs without the added features the Platinum version provides, a totallyfree version of WinX DVD Ripper is also available for you.
Check with your local laws and regulations on copying protected DVDs. As always, this software is intended for personal use only and should not be used to copy commercial content for the purposes of distribution and/or sale.
I’ve enjoyed my experience with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.
Be sure to check out my colleague Matt’s review of the Mac version