DVDs are a great medium for storing movies – whether they are discs you have bought or those that you have created yourself – but they do come with limitations. One of the biggest problems with movie films that are stored on a DVD are that they cannot be played unless you have access to a DVD player. An increasing number of laptops come without a DVD drive and this is certainly the case for tablet devices such as the iPad 3.
One solution to this problem is to convert a DVD disc into a video file that can transferred to and played back on the device of your choosing. But the device you intend to watch a video on will have a bearing on how you set about the conversion process. If you have invested in a new iPad 3 with a high resolution screen, it makes sense to take advantage of all these pixels and store your converted videos at the highest quality possible.
WonderFox DVD Ripper is a delightfully easy to use tool that makes it possible to do just this. The conversion process is a simple matter of popping in the DVD of your choice, and then choosing which format you would like to convert to. There are a huge number of predefined formats based on individual devices – such as the iPad, various Blackberry and Android devices and many more – but you can also specify settings of your own, tweaking audio and video encoding to your liking.
You can also choose which of the available audio tracks should be ripped and whether or not subtitles should be included with the file. There is another nice touch which enables you to choose what happens when the ripping process is complete. As this is something that could take some time, it might well be something you’d prefer to do overnight and you can configure the application to shut down your machine. At almost $40 this is not a cheap program, but it produces some great results.