The program did its job quite fast. A DVD 9 disc was completed in about 15 minutes. It is worth every penny you spend. Once you have Aplus Total DVD Ripper, you can take your DVDs on a plane, train or automobile, watch them on your computer, laptop, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune or pocket pc on vacation, at work or at school, no matter where you are, no need to take DVD Disks. You can enjoy your movies a million times on your computer, and don't need to worry about losing or ruining your original DVDs.
Mobile devices are taking over the world. Nobody can argue with that. Aplus Total DVD Ripper Professional comes at a price of $39.95 and is ready to provide you with the instruments necessary for making your DVDs suitable for rendering on any mobile device that supports video rendering. Very easy to handle, Just load DVD and hit start, all ran automatically... At the following, enjoying dvd screen while ripping dvd, The program did its job quite fast (a DVD 9 disc was completed in about 15 minutes). It worths you spend
It works great. I see no quality loss from the original DVD. one step DVD to AVI with AC3 audio is awesome. I will recommend it to all my friends.
I just used this software to rip Garfield. I loaded DVD and hit start button. Everything went smoothly. It took less than an hour to rip. The output movie was fine, the same as the original one. I should say this is a most easy DVD ripper.
Aplus Software is my favorite to backup dvds. It supports DVD to AVI with AC3 surround audio, so the quality is great. In fact, it supports most popular portable players, computers and TV. Besides, the main interface is very simple. Just load DVD and hit start, all ran automatically. If you need to get a dvd ripper, download a trial version of it. It worths every penny you spend.
Really great program, I have been looking for a working dvd ripper for a long time. This is a great program, especially considering it allows you to watch the dvd at the point where it is recording. Very nice interface, and very easy to use.
This programme is quite good and the quality is OK if you remember to set the options that you have. Just made a trial convertion of a dvd-movie and it is when showen on the laptop in a quality that can be accepted for backup of dvd movies and even as copy that you can bring with you on travels insted of bringing the original DVD.
And I love how it sez “Wonderful Start Here” - such positive thinking - and how it makes those watery tap-dripping sounds whenever you mouseover anything. Worth the install just to smile at that
Installed well, ripped movie perfectly and runs good on Vista Ultimate, another nice program. You are a great help.
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Loved the ease of use and the number of features it has. It saves as an amazing number of formats and very useful. Liked the simple and clean interface too.
1.File Compression/Size. Your software by far had the best compression.
2.Quality. I can see no difference in the quality between the original DVD and the one that your software made.
3.UI. By far the easiest layout and the easiest to figure out how to use.
Powerful tool for DVD ripping, converting and backup. I got this nice app to backup my family DVDs because we don't have a DVD burner. There are many softwares on the market but this was the only one I handled. The others were very complicated in terms of configurating the system.
I'm trying out your dvd converter on one of our own projects - it seems to be doing quite well comparing to other tools I've tried - it's quick, I can exract the chapters, titles, audio and angle tracks I need which will then be encoded for the web take our tv show off of our dvr to manipulate and make menues.
A while ago I purchased a copy of your DVD Ripper for my dad to use in his Powerpoint presentations. He's a minister and has just discovered technology... His videos are professional, he's very chuffed with his DVD Ripper - says it works perfectly everytime. Thank you very much.
Aplus DVD Ripper converts DVD movies to any kind of file keeping same quality and takes up less room on hard drive. It allows me to watch movies in AVI format on a laptop that does not have a DVD-Rom drive - I like to watch movies while traveling:)
It works great and is worth every penny. I highly recommend your product to other students in the MBA program that I'm working on.
I need to encode my movie to mpeg4 for my Epson P-2000. It is one of the most comprehensive, powerful and easy to use dvd conversion software I have found.
My kids keep scratching their DVD's; I want to back them up to hard drive with your program. Aplus DVD Ripper worked abulously - smooth video using Directshow window.
I would like to be able to copy video clips from home recordings onto my computer and i would also like to be able to copy a few movies i own onto my computer. Found it very easy to use.
I'd like to convert files for my pocket pc. I tried the demo model and it is better than most other dvd rippers I have tried.
Having tried many of these products (including the ones cnet liked) this one actually works, and has many terrific features. And the support staff is very friendly and helpful. you cannot find this on any other similar products.
I operate a secretarial service including transcription. I recently had interviews on DVD and needed to create audio files for the transcripts. I purchased your Aplus DVD Ripper software and it absolutely accomplished the job for me. Thanks!
General Questions ( DVD Ripper ):
[ DVD Ripper ] Why an AVI video file won't play in Windows Media Player?
You need to install Divx Code on your PC so that Windows Media Player can play it.
[ DVD Ripper ] Why you can't rip a DVD immediately after loading it?
Aplus DVD Ripper can't rip a DVD in 'Fast Forward To Main Title' state. Wait until you see the main title and then click "Play DVD."
[ DVD Ripper ] How to play Apple iPod, Apple iPhone, Apple TV, Microsoft Zune mp4 video format files?
You need to install QuickTime Player.
[ DVD Ripper ] How to play flv video formats?
You need to install FLV Player,
[ DVD Ripper ] How to remove DVD region code?
Recommend to download free third party support resource DVD43 , read here to get more detail information on DVD43.
[ DVD Ripper ] What do I need to prepare before starting to rip my DVDs?
A:- Ensure the DVD you wish to copy is clean (no finger prints) and not scratched.
- Use high quality recordable DVD disc like Verbatim, CMC, Ritek, Sony, Fuji, etc. Avoid using cheap discs. Always refer to the DVD writer manufacturer for the list of recommended discs for your DVD writer drive.
- Ensure you have sufficient hard-disk space (at least 4.3 GB).
- If you are using external USB DVD drive, please make sure it is connected to the computer directly without using USB hub.
- Read through the Getting Started Guide.
[ DVD Ripper ] What are the difference between DVD5 and DVD9?
A:- DVD5: Cheap and popular, 4.7GB capacity, single layer DVD disc
- DVD9: Expensive, 8.5GB capacity, double layer DVD disc
[ DVD Ripper ] What's the difference between .IFO and .VOB files in a DVD?
A:The .IFO (and backup .BUP) files contain menus and other information about the video and audio. The .VOB files (for DVD- Video) and .AOB files (for DVD-Audio) are MPEG-2 program streams with additional packets containing navigation and seApolloh information.
[ DVD Ripper ] Q:Is online order secure or any other guarantee about user's money?
A:Yes, it is 100% secure and fast.If you are not satisfied with our product, we promise your money refund in 30 days.
[ DVD Ripper ] Q:What happens after I send in the order?
A:Normally, you will receive your registration information within 72 hours after sending the online order form. If you do not receive your registration information within 72 hours, or you have lost the registration email, please contact us by < email firstname.lastname@example.org We will be glad to help you.
[ DVD Ripper ] What is the update/upgrade policy for Aplus Total DVD Ripper ?
When Aplus DVD Ripper is purchased, all updates for the major version ordered can be downloaded and used free of charge. You can goto our website www.tomp4.com to retrieve the latest full version.
Stands for 'Video Compact Disc' and basically it is a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. If you're familiar with regular audio/music CDs, then you will know what a VCD looks like. A VCD has the capacity to hold up to 74/80 minutes on 650MB/700MB CDs respectively of full-motion video along with quality stereo sound. VCDs use a compression standard called MPEG to store the video and audio. A VCD can be played on almost all standalone DVD Players and of course on all computers ith a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive with the help of a software based decoder / player. It is also possible to use menus and chapters, similiar to DVDs, on a VCD and also simple photo album/slide shows with background audio. The quality of a very good VCD is about the same as a VHS tape based movie but VCD is usually a bit more blurry.
SVCD stands for "Super VideoCD". A SVCD is very similiar to a VCD, it has the capacity to hold about 35-60 minutes on 74/80 min CDs of very good quality full-motion video along with up to 2 stereo audio tracks and also 4 selectable subtitles. A SVCD can be played on many standalone DVD Players and of course on all computers with a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive with the help of a software based decoder / player. It is also possible to use menus and chapters, similiar to DVDs, on a SVCD and also simple photo album/slide shows with background audio. The quality of a SVCD is much better than a VCD, especially much more sharpen picture than a VCD because of the higher resolution. But the quality depends how many minutes you choose to store on a CD, less minutes/CD generally means higher quality
[ DVD Ripper ] What is Aspect Ratio
The width-to-height ratio of an image. A 4:3 aspect ratio means the horizontal size is a third again wider than the vertical size. Standard television ratio is 4:3 (or 1.33:1). Widescreen DVD and HTDV aspect ratio is 16:9 (or 1.78:1). Common film aspect ratios are 1.85:1 and 2.35:1. Aspect ratios normalized to a height of 1 are often abbreviated by leaving off the
Traditional nearly square aspect ratio used for most current analog television screens and IMAX movie theater screens. This aspect ratio will slowly be phased out in favor of the wider, more panoramic and movie-like 16:9 ratio. Video displays using a 4-by-3 ratio display images/ 4 units wide (horizontal measure) by 3 units tall (vertical measure).
The 4:3 ratio performs fine for television programming, which was designed for it, but it creates problems with movie material originally designed for theater release. The movies are created with a wider, more rectangular aspect ratio (16:9 or wider) in order to create a larger viewing surface and bring the viewer more into the film. On a traditional 4-by-3 aspect ratio display, these movies must be letterboxed or cut down in size
Aspect ratio most commonly known as widescreen or letterbox. It is wider than the standard 4:3 aspect ratio. 16:9 supporters state that the wider picture corresponds much better to the human visual field than the almost square 4:3.
480p is the shorthand name for a video mode. The p stands for progressive scan, i.e. non-interlaced, while the 480 denotes a vertical resolution of 480 lines, usually with a horizontal resolution of 854 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio on high- definition television (HDTV), or 640 pixels and 4:3 aspect ratio on standard-definition television (SDTV).
720p is the shorthand name for a category of HDTV video modes. The number 720 stands for 720 lines of vertical display resolution, while the letter p stands for progressive scan or non-interlaced
1080p is the shorthand name for a category of video modes. The number 1080 represents 1,080 lines of vertical resolution , while the letter p stands for progressive scan or non-interlaced. 1080p is considered an HDTV video mode. The term sually assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a horizontal (display) resolution of 1920 dots across and a frame
resolution of 1920 × 1080 or over two million pixels. The frame rate in hertz can be either implied by the context or specified after the letter p (such as 1080p30, meaning 30 frames per second).
High Definition TV is high-resolution digital television combined with Dolby Digital surround sound (AC-3). HDTV is the highest DTV resolution in the new set of standards. This combination creates a stunning image with stunning sound. HDTV requires new production and transmission equipment at the HDTV stations, as well as new television equipment for reception by the consumer. The higher resolution picture is the main selling point for HDTV. Imagine 720 or 1080 lines of resolution compared to the 525 lines people are used to in the United States (or the 625 lines in Europe) -- it's a huge difference! Of the 18 DTV formats, six are HDTV formats, five of which are based on progressive scanning and one on interlaced scanning. Of the remaining formats, eight are SDTV (four wide-screen formats with 16:9 aspect ratios, and four conventional formats with 4:3 aspect ratios), and the remaining four are video graphics array (VGA) formats. Stations are free to choose which formats to broadcast.
The formats used in HDTV are:
720p - 1280x720 pixels progressive
1080i - 1920x1080 pixels interlaced
1080p - 1920x1080 pixels progressive
Advanced audio coder. An audio-encoding standard for MPEG-2 that is not backward-compatible with MPEG-1 audio.
[ DVD Ripper ] What is AVC, H.264, H264
H.264, MPEG-4 Part 10, or AVC , for Advanced Video Coding, is a digital video codec standard which is noted for achieving very high data compression. It was written by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) together with the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) as the product of a collective partnership effort known as the Joint Video Team (JVT). The ITU-T H.264 standard and the ISO/IEC MPEG-4 Part 10 standard (formally, ISO/IEC 14496-10) are technically identical. The final drafting work on the first version of the standard was completed in May of 2003.
Bitrate or Bit Rate is the average number of bits that one second of video or audio data will consume. Higher bitrate means bigger file size and generally better video or audio quality while lower bitrate means lower file size but worse video or audio quality. Some bitrate examples in common video and audio files:
MP3 about 128 kbps (kilobits per second)
VCD about 1374 kbps
DVD about 4500 kbps
An acronym for "compression/deccompression", a codec is an algorithm or specialized computer program that encodes or reduces the number of bytes consumed by large files and programs. Files encoded with a specific codec require the same codec for decoding. Some codecs you may encounter in computer video production are Divx, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Xivd, DV type 1 and type 2 for video and MP3 for audio.
Audio Video Interleaved - A multimedia file format for storing sound and moving pictures in RIFF format developed by Microsoft. An AVI file can use different codecs and formats so there is no set format for an AVI file unlike for example standard VCD video which sets a standard for resolution, bitrates, and codecs used.
DivX is a new format for digital video, much like MP3 is a format for digital music. DivX is the brand name of a patent- pending video compression technology created by DivXNetworks, Inc., (also known as Project Mayo). The DivX codec is based on the MPEG-4 compression standard. This codec is so advanced that it can reduce an MPEG-2 video (the same format used for DVD or Pay-Per-View) to 10% of its original size.
XviD is an ISO MPEG-4 compliant video codec. It's not a product but an open source project which is developed and maintained by people around the world.
[ DVD Ripper ] What is 3GP Movie
The mpeg4 based video format used in mobile terminals, like cell phones
Windows Media file with Audio and/or Video (WMV): You can use a .wmv file either to download and play files or to stream content. The .wmv file format is similar to the .asf file format.
MP4 is a new container format, a container format allows you to combine different multimedia streams into one single file. Multimedia containers are for example the well known AVI, MPEG , Matroska, OGM. MP4 is the global file extension for the official container format defined in the MPEG-4 standard. MP4 is streamable and supports all kinds of multimedia content, multiple audio-, video-, subtitlestreams, pictures, variable-framerates, -bitrates, -samplerates...) and advanced content like 2D and 3D animated graphics, user interactivity, DVD-like menus.
FLV (Flash Video) is a file format used to deliver video over the Internet to the Macromedia Flash Player version 6, 7, 8, or 9. FLV content may also be embedded within SWF files. Notable users of the FLV format include Google Video and YouTube. Flash Video is viewable on most operating systems, via the Macromedia flash player or one of several third-party programs such as MPlayer and VLC media player (since version 0.8.4a)
An ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization/ International Electrotechnical Commission) standard for medium quality and medium bitrate video and audio compression. It allows video to be compressed by the ratios in the range of 50:1 to 100:1, depending on image sequence type and desired quality. The encoded data rate is targeted at 1.5Mb/s - this was a reasonable transfer rate of a double-speed CD-ROM player (including audio and video). VHS-quality playback is expected from this level of compression. The Motion Picture Expert Group (MPEG) also established the MPEG-2 standard for high-quality video playback at a higher data rates. MPEG-1 is used in encoding video for VCD.
An encoding standard designed as an extension of the MPEG-1 international standard for digital compression of audio and video signals. MPEG-1 was designed to code progressively scanned video at bit rates up to about 1.5 Mbit/s for applications such as CD-i. MPEG-2 is directed at broadcast formats at higher data rates; it provides increased support for efficiently coding interlaced video, supports a wide range of bit rates and provides for multichannel surround sound coding such as PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG audio.
An ISO/IEC standard 14496 developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), the committee that also developed MPEG-1 and MPEG-2. These standards made interactive video on CD-ROM, DVD and Digital Television possible. MPEG-4 is the result of another international effort involving hundreds of researchers and engineers from all over the world. MPEG-4 was finalized in October 1998 and became an International Standard in 1999. The fully backward compatible extensions under the title of MPEG-4 Version 2 were frozen at the end of 1999, to acquire the formal International Standard Status early in 2000. Several extensions were added since and work on some specific work-items is still in progress.
DVD once stood for digital video disc or digital versatile disc, but now it just stands for DVD -- the next generation of optical disc storage technology. DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold cinema-like video, better-than-CD audio, and computer data.
DVD-5 is a single sided single layer DVD that stores up to about 4.7 GB = 4 700 000 000 bytes and that is 4.38 computer GigaBytes where 1 kilobyte is 1024 bytes(4 700 000 000B/1024 = about 4 589 843KB/1024 = about 4485MB/1024 = about 4.38GB) . Video DVD, DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W supports this format. Often referred to as "single sided, single layer".
DVD-9 is a single sided dual layer DVD which can fit up to 8.5 GB or 7.95 computer GB which many commercial video DVDs are using today (a DVD-9 is basicly two pressed plastic DVD-5s pressed together, they are not burned). Video DVD supports this format but DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W does not support this format. <
[ DVD Ripper ] What is Dolby Digital, AC3, AC-3
Dolby Digital, or AC-3, is the common version containing up to 6 total channels of sound, with 5 channels for normal-range speakers (Right front, Center, Left Front, Right Rear and Left Rear) and one channel for the LFE, or subwoofer. The Dolby Digital format supports Mono and Stereo usages as well.
Digital Theater Systems Digital Sound. A product of DTS, Inc., DTS is a multichannel audio compression format similar to Dolby Digital used in DVD-video discs, DVD-audio, 5.1 channel audio CDs, and some movie theaters. DTS differs from Dolby Digital in that it generally uses higher data rates and many have the opinion that DTS is better quality. DTS can only be on a DVD-video disc if accompanied by a Dolby Digital or LPCM track (for North America) or mpeg audio and LPCM (European Community) to ensure compatibility, because DVD players are only required to decode those standards in those regions.
MP3 is an acronym for MPEG-1 (or MPEG-2) Layer 3 audio encoding (it is not an acronym for MPEG3). MP3 is a popular compression format used for audio files on computers and portable devices. The compression in MP3 works on the basis of a "psychoacoustic model" which means that parts of the audio that human ears cannot detect are discarded by the encoder. Although this is a LOSSY process, it can yield very high quality audio files are relatively high compression rates. A typical MP3 file encoded at 128 kbit/s (12:1 compression) is near CD quality.