Acala DVD Ripper Professional

Acala DVD Ripper Professional

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 115 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.3.7.326
  • Total Downloads:
    2,344,233
  • Date Added:
    January 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,100
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Acala DVD Ripper Professional Free Copy is a free DVD ripper. It's an easy-to-use program for ripping some DVD videos and converting them into a number of video formats, as well as ripping the audio into popular audio formats.

The interface is good, though very simple in appearance. We were able to understand the layout and navigate it easily, but getting started was a little difficult without the tutorial video. The tutorial video doesn't completely match the free version we downloaded, but the steps are pretty much the same. Without it, we probably wouldn't have known how to set up the subtitles or even how to start recording. In our testing, the recording process took about an hour for a 3-hour video. You can also have the computer shut down after recording, so you can set it up to work and walk away. The software was stable and didn't have any issues while we were testing it. The video produced was good-quality as well.

Downloading this software is free, though you can register it. We aren't sure how different the registered version is, but the free version seems to work just fine for even a novice user once you watch the quick tutorial video. All the keys seem to be accessible even in the free version. Acala's download process includes a toolbar installation option, which is not necessary and would have been installed if we hadn't read through carefully. We would recommend this to anyone as long as they watch the tutorial video.

 
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User Reviews
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    • 4 star 12
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1 stars

"Not really free"

November 21, 2014  |  By Twistedcan

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

It was easy to download.
Easy to uninstall.

Cons

Not free as claimed.

Summary

First time i tried to use the software i was promted to contact customer support to register and pay for the software. I hate when companies promise free software and it turns out not to be.

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1 stars

"doesn't work"

October 14, 2014  |  By danyastar

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

I cannot get it to work, so no pros.

Cons

When I try to press "Start" to start ripping the DVD, an error pops up that says "It is fast forwarding to main movie, so you could not start conversion now." So I waited until it was done fast forwarding, but still get the same error. The status just gets stuck on "Fast Forward to Main Title" mode and doesn't move beyond that. Plus, I just found out from other reviews that it's not actually free for videos longer than 15 minutes. I only have 1 DVD I am trying to rip and it is 27 minutes long. So after 30 minutes of searching for ripping software, downloading and trying to get it to work, I just realized that it won't let me rip the DVD without paying for the software. Urg. Back to the drawing board.

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1 stars

"WARNING Malicious"

October 08, 2014  |  By Tedildotter

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

Interface looked OK at first.

Cons

First it asks you to install all kind of software and be sure to UNSELECT THEM.... After install and as soon as it launches Norton Antivirus blocked an install (some EXE file besides this software.
Second. when I tried it, it simply didn't work.

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1 stars

"Do Not Download"

July 15, 2014  |  By dking2063us

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

Free to download, but not worth it

Cons

First it will ask you at every click if you want to download tons of junk and programs. Avoid all of them. Second once you download Acala it will sneak other ads and Malware onto your computer.

Summary

This was uploaded 2 years ago and it is now junk and Do Not Waste Your Time

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD. ABSOLUTE CRAP!"

March 31, 2014  |  By mikestaps

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

NONE
ZERO
ZIP
ZILTCH

Cons

LOADED WITH SPY-WEAR, HIJACKED MY BROWSER, AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOADED PROGRAMS

Summary

JUNK, JUNK, JUNK!
DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!

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1 stars

"Installs malware (browser Hijacker Snap.do)"

March 28, 2014  |  By encephalo

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

I got to learn a lot about how to remove yet another virus/malware/Hijacker. Thanks again CNET, you have made me a more advanced computer tech over the years. I trust torrents more these days and that's crazy.

Cons

Shame on CNET for having this. Once my trusted download site I find more and more that malware is included. And not just simple Bloat like Bing and other toolbars, but serious malware that is very hard to remove.

Summary

Downloaded and installed despite prior posters warnings of malware.

I carefully selected not to install the obviously-malware Toolbar...it did anyway of course.

The Snap.do malware prevents accessing Explorer settings so it can't be disabled and you can't reset your home page. It restarts itself if you try to kill the process in Task Manager. If you kill the process and delete fast enough you can delete it but it installs an update checker to reinstall it.

I finally used safe mode and disabled the toolbar. I tracked down and deleted the installed Hijacker (LTD directory in Program Files). I tracked down the reinstaller (under the Hidden directory AppData) and deleted it. I think, after a couple of hours, I have finally gotten rid of the malware. I will be cleaning my registry next.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL unless you are an advanced user and can get rid of the malware.

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1 stars

"Full of adware and didn't rip anything"

February 21, 2014  |  By Lily221

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

Nothing. Did not work for me.

Cons

Installs lots of adware and programs without permission and is hard to get rid of. Does not rip DVDs.

Summary

I am still trying figure out how to get rid of the adwares as it is not possible to do so from add/remove programs. I am still getting pop-up ads. Can't believe cnet is allowing this program to be downloaded and have such a good rating.

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1 stars

"loaded with Trojan horses and spyware"

February 17, 2014  |  By JorgeHernandez23581

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

Never got around to opening the program since my anti-virus blocked it instantly.

Cons

Hijacked my browsers and installed without permission. It has difficult to get our of computer.

Summary

How does download.com allow this kind of program that infects computers in a big way?? unbelievable!!!

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3 stars

"Didn't work for me as I wanted it to."

February 06, 2014  |  By MabelSRV

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

Looks great on paper.

Cons

Won't rip DVDs that have copyright protection. Pay close attention when installing or you will get lots of bloatware & have your browser hijacked.

Summary

I downloaded this program solely to rip my DVDs & was disappointed. Both discs I inserted gave an error message about them being copyright protected & I wasn't able to rip them. Isn't that the point of this type of software...to create a digital copy for your computer? I wasn't able to use it as I wanted to and I haven't tried any of the other features yet (which is why I gave it an OK rating-maybe the other feature are good). :(

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1 stars

"Installs other software including conduit"

February 01, 2014  |  By adair19

 |  Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.7.326

Pros

none that stand out

Cons

will attempt to install a few other programs that seem to hijack your browser(s)

Summary

If you do download it make sure you are careful what you click during the installation.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.3.7.326
Version 6.3.7.326 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Acala Software
Publisher web site http://www.cutedvd.com/
Release Date January 23, 2014
Date Added January 23, 2014
Version 6.3.7.326
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.81MB
File Name acaladvdripperprose.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,344,233
Downloads Last Week 1,100
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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