Tipard DVD Ripper is a versatile video tool that not only extracts the movie streams of your DVDs, but which can also edit and enhance them, convert them into any of your favorite video formats, extract the various audio soundtracks available, and add custom watermarks to them. The output video formats supported cover all the best-known codecs, as well as the most widely-used portable devices.
Its well-designed interface is highly intuitive and self-explanatory. All the main functions are neatly grouped in a set of five big icons, which include direct access to the program’s settings and all the editing features. Besides, its built-in playback window will provide you with a high-quality preview of the video stream selected, far from the heavily pixelated videos offered by most preview video players. Output profiles are conveniently organized by groups of devices, making it extremely simple for all users to select the right video codec without really needing to know what a “codec” is. Thus, you will find categories for Wii and DS, BlackBerry, Portable Multimedia Devices, Streaming Video, Sony Devices, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Android, and many more. Inside each of these categories, the possibilities multiply. Thus, within the Streaming Video category you will find numerous FLV settings, each optimized for a specific product or range of products, such as YouTube, Nokia N97, iRiver Spinn, or Archos, to name a few. For those who some basic knowledge on video conversion, the program gives you the possibility of tweaking some basic settings specifically related to the profile and output format selected.
You do not need to rip and convert the whole DVD if all you are looking for is the main title or a specific a set of chapters. Titles and chapters within titles are neatly shown and sorted in the program’s main interface, offering you the possibility of checking only those sections you want to re-encode. These can then be ripped individually or merged in a single output file. Subtitle and audio streams are also selectable, and any checked video stream can be cropped and trimmed easily using the program’s editing functionality. Here you will also find an “Effect” tab where the contrast, sharpness, and saturation levels can be changed to fit your preferences.
The re-encoding process is fast and – most important – reliable, producing high-quality output files adapted to the requirements of your favorite mobile players.