The WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Review Fab or Flop

The WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a Windows-based DVD ripping software that allows you to copy all your favorite movies from your DVD collection to your hand held mobile phone or tablet, virtually any device that is capable of playing a video file. It can rip DVDs into an Apple computer, iPads or iPhones, Android tablets and mobile phones, Microsoft powered devices, HTC, Samsung, PSP, as well as Chromecast TV and other devices. It has more than 350 preconfigured profiles which allows ripping to all of these devices easily and quickly. What’s more, it supports DVD ripping to formats such as MP4, Mpeg, WMV, MOV, FLV, and MP3. This allows you to view movies from your DVD using virtually any and all mobile devices that allow video playback. With these different file formats, you can easily edit videos and upload them on YouTube, and share them on other social media platforms.
by jimmy
18.11.2016
 
The WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Review Fab or Flop

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum WinX DVD Ripper Platinum 7.5.17

A newer version 5.16.1 already available

Product version
7.5.17 All versions
Type
Free to try
Status
Major Update
Downloads
43

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Published
08.10.2016
Updated
18.11.2016

Category Audio & Multimedia, Converters Platform Windows (Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7) All platforms
Ratings
  • 5.0
Awards

In this age of smart phones and mobile devices, people have become increasingly attached to their favorite gadgets. What was once necessary only for keeping in touch through phone calls and text messages has now evolved into an essential piece of technology that doubles as a personal secretary which keeps you up to date on your daily schedule, a telephone book which holds all your important contacts and information pertaining to them, your portal to the world with the aid of the internet, and a daily source of entertainment with all the media capabilities that it possesses.

It has changed the way we communicate, and it is no wonder then that it has also changed the way we want to be entertained. Whereas before, the television and movie theaters were our go-to visual entertainment sources, today, even these have become easily accessible – with the help of hand-held devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. Because people are always on the go, it helps a lot when our basic necessities and simple luxuries are always available and close to hand.

Movies and video games are among the most sought after forms of entertainment in today’s generation. It is no wonder then that people would look for alternative ways to be able to bring these two visual activities with them wherever they go. Whereas they previously required a TV set or a computer and a set of DVDs for them to be enjoyed, anybody can enjoy these with just a smart phone or a tablet in hand. You can now watch your favorite movies and TV series or play your most challenging video game anytime, anywhere. No need to bring all your DVDs and players with you. The WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is one handy tool that has made this possible.

Installation

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a downloadable software. This means in order to use it, it must first be downloaded on your computer before you can use it. Installation time is pretty quick and hassle-free.

Ripping Features

First and foremost, what one will initially appreciate about WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is its user-friendly interface. It is easy to use and understand, which is, of course, a plus. All that you need to do to rip a DVD is to import the DVD disc, choose the type of output file you desire, and click START. That’s it.

It also has the fastest ripping capability among its competitors. Compared to other DVD video converter programs, it has the quickest time in ripping DVDs and converting them into your desired format.

As with most converting software, ripping a DVD into a different file format for your mobile device can result in a relatively huge file size. With the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, the converted files are still manageable and something that the mobile device can easily handle, so that the user won’t have to worry about having all his device’s memory used up. This is important since in most devices, adding a new file with such a huge size would often result in crashing, or in the video not loading properly. This is a problem that is avoided when using the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum program.

Additionally, you can also copy raw DVD files from a disc without converting them. You can then use this to burn a new disc without changing the quality of the video. It will play and load the same way as the original. Basically, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will let you create a DVD back up in several ways: first is by cloning the DVD into an ISO image file; secondly, you can copy the entire DVD into another folder altogether; third, you can create a duplicate DVD title into a multi-track file in MPEG2 format; and lastly, create a complete back-up of your DVD’s main content.

Finally, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is easier to use than, say, Wondershare DVD Ripper, in that it automatically detects and reads a new DVD that you insert into your drive, instead of you having to select the DVD drive before you can start ripping the DVD.

When it comes to the video output, the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum delivers high quality results. When ripping a DVD using the optimum video quality, you will hardly notice a difference between the original movie and the output using WinX DVD Ripper. Note, however, that using a higher quality video output will also result in a larger output file size.

Clip Preview/Editing

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum also has a built-in media player that allows the user to preview clips from the DVD being ripped. You can select a position or time frame in the movie just by moving the slider, as well as capture single frames and save them as a PNG file. You can also edit the video tags and change genre, artist names, comments, etc. You can also merge several titles into a single video if you desire. Lastly, it has a video editor which allows the user to crop, trim, merge, or add subtitles, among other things. It does not, however, allow the user to change the picture quality in terms of brightness or contrast, hue and saturation, or add watermarks to it, which some other similar software offer.

Editing Settings

With WinX DVD Ripper Platinum it is also possible to change the audio and video configuration of your output to your desired codec, resolution, frame rate, bit rate, sample rate, aspect ratio and channel mode settings. If you desire, you can easily change them back to the default values, too. However, you cannot save an output profile that you create with its customized settings. It does have preconfigured settings for Apple, Samsung, PSP, and HTC devices with different video quality and file size for each.

Technical Support

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum offers various ways for the user to get in touch with their technical support team. If a user should encounter a problem with their software, their website has an extensive FAQ section which addresses most technical issues that are normally encountered while using this DVD Ripper. If that fails, the user can also email them their issue and a representative will get in touch with them. What they lack, however, is a live chat provision so that users can get in touch with them in real time.

The Verdict

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum definitely leads the competition when it comes to delivering fast, high quality outputs. It is easy to use and offers many output options with a wide range of devices. Installing the software is a breeze and it comes ready to use once completed. In terms of cost, WinX DVD Ripper delivers value for money with its relatively affordable price.

Pros
  • Automatically detects and reads DVD when loaded onto drive, without needing to select the file source.
  • Fast ripping time, fastest actually among its competitor software.
  • Output profiles available are vast, compared to other ripping software which offer only a limited number of outputs.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Very affordable and easy to install and use.
  • Option to edit videos by trimming, cropping, and merging.
  • High quality ripped videos, with reasonable file size of output.
  • Option to automatically turn off computer when ripping is complete.
Cons
  • The free version is limited and will not rip the entire DVD, thus you need to buy the full, platinum version first (which is understandable).
  • Doesn’t allow user to add watermark to the ripped file.
  • No live chat for tech support.
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