Free DVD Ripper: Review of WinX DVD ripper software for Windows and Mac


Are you looking for a free DVD ripper software? Learn about the features of WinX DVD Ripper software for Windows and Mac. Read this review to learn more about WinX DVD Ripper.

WinX DVD ripper software is a creation of Digiarty Software, a company which has been around over a dozen years & established a name globally in the world of multimedia software production. Other than offering HD/Regular Video Conversion and DVD Copy/Burning software, the company's products include DVD/Blu-ray Ripping and Backup software. This software is quite popular and is often used by customers wanting to create backups of their precious movie DVDs.

This article provides an in-depth feedback on the free version of DVD ripper software.

Prominent Features WinX DVD ripper software


Multi Tasking Functions


WinX DVD ripper software image
The free WinX DVD ripper software performs multiple tasks without a sweat. Here's all what you can do with this software:
  • You can rip DVD to MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, H.264, etc.

  • You can rip DVD to AVI

  • You can convert videos and rip DVD to various gadgets, including Apple iPhones & iPods, Apple TV, Android phone etc. In the case of each gadget, the corresponding profile settings is applied.

  • You can extract DVD audio into an MP3 music file.

  • You can grab a screenshot from the DVD video to save as a picture (BMP, JPEG format)

Specifications


The Formats
  • For Input, the DVD formats are: DVD 5, DVD 9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW.

  • For Output, the File formats are:
    For General Videos: MP4, MPEG, H.264, WMV, FLV, MOV
    For Devices: iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, PSP
    Also for: MP3, JPEG, BMP.


System Requirements


  • Processor: 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit)

  • RAM: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)

  • Hard Disk space: 100MB space for installation

  • Graphic Card: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)

  • Others: DVD-ROM drive


Step by step guide to installing & using WinX Free DVD Ripper


Before downloading and installing the software, do check that you have the specifications for it as stated earlier in this article.
  1. First step: Click on the download button provided here: WinX Free DVD Ripper. You may use a internet download manager for quick download.

  2. Step two: A rectangular box will open to provide the steps to installing the software. This is what we know as the 'Wizard' (see image below), meaning the online teaching guide to installing the software. You simply have to follow the steps provided, clicking on the 'Next' button each time you complete the step.

  3. Setup Wizard to install WinX DVD ripper
  4. Step three: Once you have completed the entire process as given by the Wizard, you click on the Finish button.

  5. Finish stage of Wizard
  6. Step four: Now that the software is installed, there will be an icon of the software on your desktop. Simply click on it to use it. A window box will open as in the image below:
    Start box for WinX DVD ripper software
    The buttons on your screen are clear and easy to understand. You just need to import the DVD of the movie you need to rip. You either click on the 'DVD Disc' button or click on the Folder button as per your choice.

    You will also see an overlay on this window a registration form box for technical support. You can choose to fill it or not as per your wish:
    Register form for WinX DVD ripper

  7. Step five: You need to select the video format you will target (MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, etc) from the tabs provided in the window box and convert the DVD to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, PSP.

  8. Step six: Now click on the Start button. The software starts the ripping process.


That's it. You're done with using the WinX Free DVD Ripper.

Important points to note:
  • The free version does not support the Latest Disney Protected DVD

  • It does not provide copying the main title of DVD to a MPEG2 file containing all or selected audio, video and subtitle tracks.


Plus points of WinX DVD Ripper


  • Great user interface makes for effortless use

  • Gives support to not just homemade DVDs, but also to commercial ones by removing the CSS encryption, region code, etc.

  • Gives good video/ audio effect without quality loss.

  • Due to its unique hyper-threading features, the ripping speed is awesomely quick.

  • There is also a WinX DVD Ripper Mac version for Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard.


User Feedback


  • The installation guide very simple to understand.

  • The installation process is really quick.

  • The user guide is easy to follow.

  • The ripping process varies between 10 to 25 minutes, depending on the CPU and DVD driver speed.

  • The audio quality will not necessarily be as good as the original.

  • The free software does not work for newer DVDs. However, this is clarified clearly at the official website when you see the comparison table between the free version and the platinum paid version.

  • An extremely useful help guide is available, but if you are still having a problem, you can send an email to get in touch with the support team @: support@winxdvd.com


Conclusion


The free WinX DVD ripper software should not be written off as a mere sales gimmick to get you to buy the paid version. It does work well for older DVDs. However, if you are planning to rip newer DVDs, do go for the paid Platinum version (you need 100MB space for installing it). Right now, at the time of writing this article, you can upgrade to the platinum version at a discounted price of $29.95.

You can download Winx DVD Ripper and try it yourself. Remember to share your feedback with us.


Also Read DVDFab DVD Ripper Software Review - Rip DVD to other or same format


Article by Vandana
Vandana is a freelance content writer with over 15 years experience in this field. As Managing Editor of reputed education portal IndiaStudyChannel.com, she has plenty of responsibilities but nevertheless finds time to indulge in her favourite past-time, namely writing! Hence she has her own blogs to follow her writing passion while here at Techulator.com she writes mainly about gadgets, smart devices and apps.

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