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Why and How to Rip Your DVD?

by MileyHunter

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Many media companies argue that you can't legally copy or convert commercial DVDs for any reason. Even so, you may keep ripping your DVD as most user think it's legal to do this job for personal use. And a variety of DVD rippers on market is available to help you do this job, including free ones and paid ones. However, why do you need to rip DVD?


Why you need to rip DVD?


You mainly have two for the DVD ripping job. For one reason, DVDs can be easily damaged if they are used frequently or for a long time. Ripping DVD enables you to have more than one copy of the DVD contents while you can easily watch the DVD on your computer easily, without any wear or tear on the DVD itself.


For the other reason, ripping DVD allows you to convert the DVD to various video and audio formats so that you can easily play the DVD contents on a lot of mobile devices like your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Archos, Creative Zen, Walkman, BlackBerry, Cell phone, etc. This is helpful if you want to watch your DVD movie with a mobile device during a trip.


How to rip your DVD?


Ripping a DVD is relatively easy job, but you will need some DVD rippers to make the process possible.


For PC users:


If you are a Windows user, you can go to Hodo software download website to get a DVD Ripper for Windows. It can rip DVD and convert to any formats that played on your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Archos, Creative Zen, Walkman, BlackBerry, Cell phone, etc. Incorporated with DIY elements, this DVD Ripper allows you to personalize your videos by cropping, trimming and adding watermark.


Step 1. Download this DVD rip software from, and then install in your Windows computer. Launch this tool when the installation is completed.

Step 2. Insert your DVD disc into your, click the Load DVD button to start uploading files.

Step 3. Choose Output Format and Output Folder.

Step 4. Simply press the Start button to rip DVD. It will take you from a few minutes to a half hour to rip a DVD, depending on the quality and duration of the movie.


For Mac users:


DVD Ripper Ultimate for Mac offers the best way to rip any DVD to AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, DivX, H.264/AVC, MOV, 3GP, etc. videos and MP3, WAV, WMA, AC3, M4A audios with High-Definition video support, which enable you watch DVD on your portable devices, such iPod, iPhone, PSP, and so on. Also, it assists you to capture movie scenes as static pictures.


Step 1. Go to Hodosoft download website and download DVD Ripper for Mac, and then install and launch it.

Step 2. Click "Add File(s)" button or select "File> Add File(s)" on the main menu to load DVD.

Step 3. Select target files and select the output format, and then specify output folder for saving output files.

Step 4. Check the selected files in the file list and the click "Rip Checked Item(s)" button to do the job.

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