Filling your computer's hard drive with your favorite movies can be a costly or tough endeavor. iDVD Ripper helps you put any DVDs you own on your PC without much difficulty. The price is a little steep, but the program is worth paying for when you consider how much it saves you in the long run.
If you don't pay $35 for the full program, you can only rip the first 10 minutes of any DVD. That trial is enough to see how many options you have when using the program. It supports most of the major DVD formats and even helps guide you to the right format based on what device you're going to use for playback. Converting is usually quick, unless you choose the most high-demand settings. Thanks to a treasure trove of available options, it's possible to enhance your video file in numerous ways. iDVD Ripper allows you to change both big stuff like resolution and frame rate and small things like audio bitrate and de-interlacing. Though the program is easiest to use when you're ripping a DVD, it rips ISO files remarkably well, too.
The plentiful options and quality transfer make the program worth the lofty price tag. The only real downside is the program's crummy, too-blue layout. Everything else about iDVD Ripper is commendable and downright enjoyable. If you want to get your feet wet in the wild world of DVD ripping, it's an awesome place to start.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iDVD ripper 1.57