Questionable DVD ripper

Rip some DVDs to your computer with this limited program.

Amadis DVD Audio Ripper SE provides all the tools you need for pulling sound from DVDs and video files. It works well, but legalities keep things slightly muddled and limit your choices.

The program's interface is sleek and professional-looking, with a series of intuitive commands that never left us feeling lost. You simply choose a video file from your computer or an entire DVD to pull audio from, and Amadis does the rest. You have the option to save audio tracks as a WMA, MP3, or AAC file. However, Amadis wouldn't let us rip copyrighted material, such as a DVD from a professional studio. This shortened our options considerably, basically limiting them to homemade DVDs and unprotected video files. However, the program converted those files quickly, in about a third of the actual running time, and returned a crisp audio document of the video. This would probably be a bad choice for movies but seems as if it would work especially well with concert footage or a lecture since such performances translate well to audio formats. The program also provides a nice feature for editing the videos so your audio files only include precisely what you want.

Amadis DVD Audio Ripper only converts 30 percent of a video during its trial period. Though its inability to rip copyrighted material limits your choices, it still performs well, and we recommend it.

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