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[Windows] Rip DVDs (bypass DRM protection) and convert them to other formats with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
Posted By dotTech Staff On January 5, 2013 @ 12:02 AM In Windows | 17 Comments
If you’re looking for a DVD ripper for Windows, then WinX DVD Ripper Platinum may be just what you’re looking for. This is a paid program that promises to give you all of the ripping tools you will ever need. Does it deliver on that promise? Let’s find out!
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is DVD ripper program for Windows. It is able to rip video from DVDs (discs and DVD video folders) and convert them into mainstream videos like AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV, MOV, FLV, etc. It also offers converting profiles so you can easily convert DVD videos to play on specific devices, like Android, Apple, PS3, Xbox and portable Microsoft devices. The following table shows you exactly what output formats/profiles/devices are supported:
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can bypass DRM protection.
The list of pros is pretty impressive when you first look at it. However, after closely examining it, you will see that a number of these pros are included in other DVD rippers. This ends up being the program’s biggest downfall. It is a great program; it’s just not extremely impressive for a $40 price tag.
That being said, the program is able to do a number of things easily. One of my favorite things about the program is its ability to convert DVDs to video formats that will play on other devices. They offer preset profiles that you can click on. This means, you don’t have to do a thing. If you want the program to convert the DVD to a video that will play on your Android phone, no problem! Just select your device from the preset profiles and let the program do its thing.
If you don’t like their preset profiles, you are free to make your own as well. This makes the program perfect, not only for beginners who need the presets, but also for advanced users who like to tweak their output to their liking.
It also features a built in preview ability that allows you to watch a preview of the video that you are about to create. This will save you a lot of time when trying out new features. For example, say you want to change some options which you don’t know what they will do. Just check out the preview and see if it changed the output video to your liking.
To put it simply, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is an excellent program and one of the best DVD rippers/converters out there. It used to sell for $29.95 and at that price was a huge bargain due to many free DVD rippers not having the same amount of features and rival paid DVD rippers costing more. At $39.95, however, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum isn’t as great of a bargain. Still, in terms of features and performance, it is hard to beat WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. If you are willing and able to pay for a DVD ripper, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is one of the best choices.
In regards to freeware DVD rippers, there is actually WinX DVD Ripper  (free version) which does some but not all of the things that WinX DVD Ripper Platinum does. Then there is DVDFab HD Decrypter  or DVDSmith , both which will rip DVDs and bypass DRM protection but not convert DVDs to other formats; you will need a freeware video converter  like Freemake Video Converter  to handle the DVD conversions after they are ripped.
Version reviewed: 7.0
Supported OS: Windows 98 / NT / 2000 / 2003 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Download size: 26.5MB
VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/45 
Is it portable? No
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 WinX DVD Ripper: http://dottech.org/8341/winx-dvd-ripper-now-freeware-is-a-handy-dvd-ripping-tool/
 DVDFab HD Decrypter: http://dottech.org/91198/windows-review-dvdfav-hd-decrypter/
 DVDSmith: http://dottech.org/8702/dvdsmith-will-bypass-drm-protection-and-region-locks-to-allow-you-to-backup-your-dvds/
 freeware video converter: http://dottech.org/tag/windows-video-converter
 Freemake Video Converter: http://dottech.org/20270/freemake-video-converter-downloader-two-freeware-utilities-that-convert-videos-burn-dvds-bds-download-streaming-videos-and-more/
 0/45: https://www.virustotal.com/file/a2780ef7f622b9aac692b740719f0f896f02571b5f0b303fd79b7d7cad2b9df6/analysis/
 WinX DVD Ripper Platinum homepage: http://www.winxdvd.com/dvd-ripper-platinum/
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