MacX DVD Ripper Pro Review: a DVD Ripper for Windows and Mac
Even though movies are now available for download through stores like iTunes and Lovefilm.com, a lot of people prefer buying good old DVDs. But the problem with a DVD is that you can’t save it on your computer, your iPhone or iPad, or any other device without ripping it first. MacX DVD Ripper Pro is the program that makes ripping and backing up DVDs as fast and easy as it can be without any loss of quality.
EASE OF USE: 5/5
PRICE: Free to try, $34.95 to buy[/box]
MacX DVD Ripper Pro is one of the most popular DVD ripping programs for Mac and Windows available today. Why is it so popular? Because unlike a lot of other rippers it combines three essential things – quality, speed and support for lots of video formats. Only too often you get a DVD ripper that rips DVDs without any loss of quality, but it’s tediously slow. And there are fast rippers that produce low quality videos. MacX DVD Ripper Pro for Windows (and Mac) addresses the process of ripping DVDs the right way.
MacX DVD Ripper Pro has all the features that a good DVD ripper needs to have. Since it’s a ripper, it doesn’t have the everything plus the kitchen approach and simply does what it’s supposed to do. And it does it well. Really well.
MacX DVD Ripper Pro for Windows can rip and convert your movies on DVDs to all popular formats – AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MOV, MPEG, 3GP and more. This versatility is great because it means that your mobile devices, no matter whether you are an iPhone, iPad, Zune or Android user, you will be able to watch the movies on your device. In fact, MacX DVD Ripper Pro can rip DVDs straight to your iPhone, iPod, iPad and other popular mobile devices, so that you won’t have to save the movie to your hard drive first and copy it to your phone or tablet later.
Another thing we liked about this DVD ripper is it’s flexibility and the variety of options the user can choose from. You can set the audio volume, change video resolution, adjust frame rate, add letter boxes, increase or decrease video quality, and so on. In addition to that, there are tools that you can use to split and edit the video.
In addition to all that, we loved that MacX DVD Ripper Pro can rip DVDs that have copy protection. The program developers do a good job to keep the software updated, so that it handles even the latest copy protection algorithms.
MacX DVD Ripper Pro proved to be one of the fastest DVD rippers we’ve tested. We were pleased that its speed didn’t affect the output video quality, which was very high. The sound quality was also up to par.
Ease of use
MacX DVD Ripper Pro has a clean and intuitive interface that resembles Mac OS X. An average computer user will need about a minute to figure out how to use the program to rip DVDs. The program’s options are very easy to find and all its functions are very clear.
[box]The Verdict: MacX DVD Ripper Pro is a great program that does its job well. Highly recommended for both Windows and Mac users. Its regular price is somewhat high (almost $50), but currently it’s available for $34.95, plus you get Video Converter Pro for free. You can download the Windows version here and the Mac version here.[/box]