Acala DVD Ripper Professional

Acala DVD Ripper Professional


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 112 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.3.7.326
File Size:
11.81MB
Date Added:
January 23, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
2,328,370
Downloads Last Week:
1,225
Product ranking:
#5 in DVD Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 112 votes

    • 5 star: 43
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 50
  • Current Version:

    1.3

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 6
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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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  • 1 stars

    "bloat bloat bloat"

    January 20, 2014   |   By Flyinseamnky

    Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.6.326

    Pros

    cons outweigh any pros!

    Cons

    Loaded 3 or 4 other programs I did not want. Changed my homepage, and search engine, and loaded a toolbar, and adware.

    Summary

    immediately uninstalled all programs added today, and ran a virus scan!

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  • 3 stars

    "Will not copy Copyrighted discs for backup."

    December 08, 2013   |   By kinglkk43

    Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.6.326

    Pros

    xxxxxxxxxx

    Cons

    xxxxxxxxxx

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  • 1 stars

    "Stupid interface, not useful, installs some crap"

    September 14, 2013   |   By jeff_zzz

    Version: Acala DVD Ripper Professional 6.3.6.326

    Pros

    none
    crap software

    Cons

    does not do what it advertises
    install some crap without asking (some software updater)

    Summary

    do not use
    crapware
    installs some unwanted software without asking

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