WinX DVD Ripper Platinum of Digiarty Software is a DVD backup software where it back up any of your favorite DVD movie into a file size type so that you can store it in your hard drive. Did I just say hard drive? Well, it is more than just computer hard drive and I will tell you more later as we talk about the features later. So now…
The downloaded file size is small. It is around 12 MB and there is no issue at all with the file size. Installation is fast as well and there isn’t any special expectation towards the first impression of this software in installation.
When the application launched, it is quite cool. The logo fades in and fades out and you feel like it is a very ‘technology’ stuff. One thing I like about this software is, it does not require the UAC. If you recall my previous review on BDLot DVD Clone, it needs my administrator to present in order to start the application. This however, need not to.
The shot above is how the main graphical user interface of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum looks like. The bottom part is kind of confusing to me at first as my style is, I don’t like programs to give me 10 features which I don’t use. I prefer to have a program which only have one feature and I really need it.
Anyway, the confusion is just the beginning. As I read on the “Getting Started”, I begin to understand that I can actually ignore most of the things. The flow of this software is from top to bottom and I am cool with it as long as it is in a single flow.
Features of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
I run into their official site and discovered that they had these features:
- Powerful Free DVD Ripper
- Easy Fast and High Quality DVD Converter
- Eminent Editing Features
1. Powerful DVD Ripping and Copy Abilities
The DVD Ripper is really powerful. It can rip the DVD content into AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, and H.264. You will also realize that this software also target to rip for mobile or tablet device. This is because it can rip into the format where your tablet or smart phone of either Android or iPhone/iPad can play. Overall, this feature is quite suitable to those who has tablet or smart phone. It is also very suitable for user who likes to save their media in the computer instead of ROM.
2. Easy Fast and High Quality DVD Converter
Today’s ripping technology is very good. You will not be able to see the difference in quality with your blind eyes. As a result, you will still enjoy a high quality movie as you rip. The time to convert file is also acceptable. I don’t really know how fast is fast in DVD ripping as I am not from this field. My point is, if the conversion does not take a very long time until it breaks my tolerance limit, I would say the time is acceptable.
3. Eminent Editing Features
If you try running into their settings, you get to set things like audio, subtitle, video format, and many more. The most important to me is audio language and subtitle. I don’t like to watch any movie without a subtitle. You can say I don’t have a good hearing skill, but I really feel much more comfortable with subtitles in front of me.
4. Software Update
Just like the BDLot DVD backup, it has a poor software update. The way this software update is performed is very amateur in the year 2011. I think most software can update just like the way antivirus update. I don’t want to click on Update and then redirect me to another website to download an installer to perform an update. To me, it looks like a re-installation rather than an update. However, probably the software does not need to update much and the vendor does not want to spend too much time into developing a good software update system.
5. Support and Help
The support is through email. I bet the support for this software is not much simply because it does not require a support that needs immediate attention. Not like an antivirus support. So I personally think that an email support is sufficient as long as it is replied in 24 hours.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Pros and Cons
The cons of this software is:
- The update system of this software is not user friendly enough.
- Straight forward design which makes the software easy to use.
- Able to rip to multiple formats.
- Supports not only PC, but also mobile devices such as iPhone and Android.
- Price is very affordable where it is cheaper than most DVD Ripper software.