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Ripping DVDs is becoming much more commonplace these days, what with the move away from physical media and into digital delivery. More people watch movies streamed from a hard disk (such as a PLEX server) than they do from an optical disk, but DVD is still a legitimate means of delivery to the home. Also there are some older, less mainstream films which are not available as Blu-Ray or digital downloads. Those you still have to get on DVD no matter what your means of viewing.
In this article we look at the new version of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, which uses hardware acceleration to trim down the time it takes to rip and watch DVDs to a fraction of its former length.
Installing the software is routine. Open the install file that you download and install the software from there. Once it’s installed, you can open the software, type in your serial number and start ripping.
On the main interface you have a row of buttons across the top of the screen to load from disc and ISO disc image, choose a folder for your rips and set various default options.
Also on the right side you have the option to turn on or off any of the hardware acceleration features (should you not have any of those processors installed).
Start by first clicking the button to get your source. You will be asked to choose your disc via the dropdown.
Once you choose a disc, the software analyzes the selection to detect the main movie. You can preview each track in the window on the top-right. Additionally, there are options to add tracks or merge them, or you can just accept the default and go with the selection by hitting the big RUN button. It’s literally that simple.
One of the main pluses of this ripper is it takes all the complexity out of it, giving you push button profiles to convert your DVD to any other format, without having to know about or choose from too many technical details. There are more than 350 preset profiles for choosing the format you want to use, including extra features like Clone DVD disc to ISO image.
Even if you don’t have all of the requisite hardware for acceleration, the software does a pretty fast and efficient job of ripping your DVD titles to disk. In a test on the most basic laptop we could find we got 45fps (pretty respectable), although Digiarty assures us that with a higher spec unaccelerated machine, it could be double that. In that sense, even if you don’t have the right hardware right now, it’s a sound investment for the inevitable time in the future when you upgrade and add such processing power to your system.
Features of WinX
Digiarty makes the claim of being the only DVD Ripper with Level-3 Hardware Acceleration, an exclusive hardware processing technology powered by Intel QSV and NVIDIA NVENC/CUDA protocols. Using hardware acceleration, the weight is taken off the CPU and offloaded onto the graphics processors. This technology increases the ripping speed while maintaining maximum video quality and enables you to fine-tune the preferred output file size.
On the technical side, the software is capable of ripping any DVDs/ISO images to a hard drive in the current useful formats: MP4, H.264, AVI, HEVC, MPEG, MOV and M2TS. Also, it readily converts DVDs to formats friendly to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, Android, Kindle, Microsoft Xbox, Windows Phone, etc. There are a lot of useful presets.
As well as ripping MP4 and AVI files from DVDs, you can also choose an ISO DVD disk image as the source, and you can direct the software at a folder copied from a DVD disc (usually labelled VIDEO_TS), and it will treat it as a DVD. In this way it serves as a converter tool as well as a ripper.
The software has a clean and simple interface, too, and this is its biggest bonus. Some DVD ripper software have a lot of options you have to wade through in order to set off the rip. With WinX DVD Ripper Platinum all those options are still there, but they are hidden, and the software makes intelligent choices for you and just does it. The controls that are visible are the only things you should concern yourself with in any routine DVD rip.
This is a very simple-to-start, clean and useful piece of software. DVD ripping is a very processor-hungry (read “slow”) application. So in that case, acceleration using any means at your disposal is a very good thing. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum achieves this goal by harnessing the hardware acceleration available in the Intel and nVidia chips in your computer to rip a full disc in the time it takes to make and drink a cup of coffee.
One of the key features we like about this software is the preview function in the top-right where you can play the DVD title file you are wanting to rip and check it for content and correct subtitles. This is very handy, as it saves you wasting time ripping a file that’s not the main movie in case the automatic selection is not the one you want. That alone makes it better than a lot of the other rippers.
If you’d like to try WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for yourself, follow THIS LINK and use the trial serial number AAY53-D37SY-ZP3JK-STUSU. That’ll give you fifteen days to give it a whirl to see how you get on with it. They also have a free product which you can get here.
As always if you have any questions about WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, then please leave them in the comments section below.