There are many reasons why you may want to convert your DVD movies into single video files. These are much more manageable, lighter, and – with the right settings – they can be made compatible with any portable device. Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate is a powerful tool, which allows you to achieve exactly this – extract the content of your DVD discs and save it as a video or an audio file.
The program offers a really good set of features that allow you to rip your DVD movies up to your total satisfaction. You can load your movies from DVD discs, DVD folders, IFO files, and even from ISO images. Once your movie has loaded, you can select the individual titles you really want to extract, and you can also select the audio and subtitle tracks to be included in the resulting file. Optionally, you can also select external audio and subtitle files, so that you are not limited to the ones included on your DVD movie. The program also offers a small built-in video player, which allows you to play back any title from your DVD, and to capture snapshots of it as well.
The amount of output formats this program supports is really outstanding. It supports many formats that are rarely seen in other DVD rippers or video converters, besides the traditional formats. Many of them are optimized for specific brands and models of portable players and even gaming consoles. I will mention only some of the available options: AVI, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MOV, MKV, iPod, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, and several HD video codecs. But the program also supports multiple audio formats, so that it can be used as a DVD audio extractor, too. These formats include all the most popular ones, such as MP3, WMA, AAC, AC3, M4A, Ogg, and others. Whichever output format you select, you can fully customize its parameters, such as the video codec, its resolution, its frame rate, and its bit rate, as well as the audio sample and bit rates, its number of channels, and its volume.
Besides all the mentioned above, this tools also offers some practical video editing functions, like video clipping, cropping, merging, splitting, rotating, and watermarking. Moreover, this program has been designed to take full advantage of multi-core CPUs and ultra-modern video cards. For this reason, the tool provides very good ripping speeds and high-quality results.
Finally, I will mention that Xilisoft DVD Ripper is distributed in three editions – Standard, Platinum, and Ultimate. As you may have guessed, the Ultimate edition offers many extra features over the other editions. Only the Ultimate edition includes video cropping, watermarking, multiple soundtracks and subtitles support, and video effects, to mention but some. Undoubtedly, this is a comprehensive and full-featured tool that I would highly recommend to anyone needing to rip DVD movies, and especially to advanced users.