Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum: Rip your DVD multimedia data

Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum is a very handy utility to convert your video and audio files from your DVDs to a lot of popular file formats that are compatible for both your computer and other devices such as mobile phones and consoles.

Installation & Requirements

The setup process is very fast and quite easy. You should opt to install the RM codecs and you ought to be good to go. The supported operating systems are Windows XP (SP2 or later), Vista, 7 and 8.

Interface

Even though everything looks very well presented, you might be confused at the amount of options and information presented at the main interface window when you first boot the application up. But it if you take a while to scan through all the various tidbits you will see that the whole process is extremely easy. Even people with very limited technical knowledge will find the interface very intuitive and will have no trouble using it.

First of all, click on the drop down profile list to select the kind of format you want. There is an incredible amount of options that range from simple and general video formats like avi to very specific ones reserved for various phones, multimedia players and even consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation. You can also create a custom profile if you want on the right side of the main interface window with various options like size and quality.

After you have selected your profile, you need to push the disk button as it is shown in the application in order to load your DVD. Lastly, simply press the start button which is indicated by two arrows and the data ripping process will begin.

There are various things you can alter before you start ripping like adding subtitles to your video files, cropping them or even outputting them into multiple files. For example you might just want to see the first part of a movie in your phone or you simply do not have enough space for the whole movie to be converted into another format.  All of those options are located right in the main window and they all have icons that really show what they do, such as the crop button with its scissors icon.

Pros

-Very easy to use interface for all kinds of users
-A wide array of options that never feels too much as the application does not use a lot of technical knowledge so it does not restrict access to inexperienced users
-The ripping process is quite fast, especially on higher end systems that integrate with Nvidia’s CUDA system.

Cons

-The application could benefit from more stability and a faster process on lower end processors.
-The trial only lets you convert a maximum of 3 minutes for any given file

Conclusion

If you are looking for one of the most extensive DVD to other formats converter and ripper, you should definitely check out Xilisoft’s DVD Ripper Platinum. Just keep in mind that the trial version will not let you do much except check out the program and its process and that you will need to pay for a license if you want to use the application to its fullest potential.