Let’s start out with the fact that the main principle behind ripping is extracting audio or video information from a data storage item into a file. DVDs and streamed audio/video are commonly used as a data source. This brings up the question of why should we use ripping and which are the basic features thereof.

DVD ripping purposes include format conversion, network distribution, and information storage. Moreover, in the current context we get used to watching video and listening to audio with more comfort using iPhones, iPods, iPads and other mobile devices. Therefore, DVD ripping software is a must to ensure the required format and corresponding quality of video and audio reproduction.

For a moment there exists a lot of poor patched up rips in the World Wide Web. The market of information technologies offer numerous DVD rippers so that a general user can feel at a loss while choosing a suitable one. Thus, we have arrived at the decision to introduce the most popular DVD rippers, which will, certainly, meet your requirements as of quality, time consumption and price ranges. They are as follows:

HandBrake (for Mac and Win);

MacTheRipper (for Mac);

Next DVD Ripper (for Win);

WinX DVD Ripper (For Win);

MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition (for Mac).

This soft is provided on a free of charge basis and could be easily downloaded and installed on your personal computer. Each of the mentioned applications has a range of peculiarities, but with a user-friendly interface everybody is able to master any program quickly. Actually, you should weigh all the pros and cons in order to assess the efficiency.

In this article we will briefly review the basic principles of prompt and successful DVD ripping with the help of WinX DVD Ripper as an example for you to better understand the general procedure. If proceed from the premise that WinX DVD Ripper is a free professional soft used to convert DVD video into such formats as WMV, AVI, MPEG MPEG, MOV etc as well as extract MP3 audio tracks from video files, the app is the real thing. WinX DVD Ripper is distinguished by intuitive interface, excellent quality of video conversion and a rather high speed. So, having downloaded the program, you should launch it. Thereafter you are just required to perform several clicks to start the process. They are:

– the first – click a DVD button to load a disk;

– the second – click the appropriate tab to define the output format;

– the third – click the START button to perform the conversion.

The procedure is easy and fast. Certainly, there are many settings to improve quality as well as video and audio parameters which you can apply in order to meet your ripping requirements. For instance, you may convert just a part of your DVD, convert several files one by one or use a batch mode. It should be mentioned that the speed depends upon the efficiency of your central processing unit. Correspondingly, if you use a multi-core processor, it will take you less time to complete the conversion.

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