ZC DVD Ripper Platinum

ZC DVD Ripper Platinum

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    531,223
  • Date Added:
    February 07, 2014
  • File Size:
    12.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    248
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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We've tried many freeware DVD rippers and converters, but so far, few have stood out. When we saw that the latest release of ZC DVD Ripper Platinum was listed as freeware, we were intrigued: Perhaps it's a premium tool that's now free? Or maybe a free trial version of shareware? Unfortunately, we were never able to clear that up with ZC DVD Ripper Platinum. Worse, we couldn't even use it.

The latest release of ZC DVD Ripper Platinum, version 3, is listed as ready for Windows 8 and includes "major" bug fixes. It requires at least 256MB of RAM (we had 8GB) and DirectX 9 or better (we had DirectX 11) to run. We installed it in a system running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. A nag screen suggested we needed to buy a license to use the software (Hmmm, we thought this was freeware?). ZC DVD Ripper Platinum's interface is really nothing more than a media player with a drop-down menu of output choices, a Settings icon, and a Record button. The Settings are minimal, mostly specifying codecs and output options. We could set the program for stereo or mono but not multichannel formats. But ZC DVD Ripper Platinum offers a lot of options for copying and converting DVDs under Output Format. We were mostly interested in backing up our DVDs to disk to play in a home theater system, so we made our selections and pressed Record. Unfortunately, ZC DVD Ripper Platinum froze and crashed -- three times.

There's no Help file or similar resources with ZC DVD Ripper Platinum to consult, and the developer's Web site was less help since it made no reference to the Platinum version being free; only ZC DVD Audio Ripper is listed as free software on the Products page, leaving us more confused about this program. Perhaps we would have been able to tell which version was which, had we been able to run the software and see what, exactly, it does. But after three attempts and three frozen program screens, we decided ZC DVD Ripper Platinum wasn't worth the time.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Looking for DVD Conversion Software? Keep Looking"

February 25, 2013  |  By InfoJunkie777

 |  Version: ZC DVD Ripper Platinum 3.0.6

Pros

None that I can find.

Cons

Confusing interface. I tried for 15 minutes and could not get it to work at all.

Summary

I could not get it to work. There are many, many better products.

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4 stars

"Works well - a little buggy (2.9 version works better)"

January 30, 2013  |  By murderof1

 |  Version: ZC DVD Ripper Platinum 3.0.6

Pros

Rips dvd copyrighted material (needs 3rd party decryption software for some dvds - freeware. Due to legality you will never find a program that will be fully functional) Some DVDs I've found aren't playable on a computer. There is a very small amount (maybe 5 out 300) that don't play at all on this app, but I have a screen capture program to handle that. The 2.9 version allows for batch recording and you can work on other things while it is running. Screen capture you cannot. It also doesn't always keep the original frame rate like this app does. Didn't see batch recording in the 3.0 free version.

Cons

3.0 - No progress bar (I liked it)
- Doesn't stop DVD to record faster (don't believe this version is faster - I prefer cached screen anyway)
- License Name & Code don't work when pasted in 3.0. This review is based off the free version due to this. Free version allowed for complete copy of DVD. But I didn't see Navigation menu items as on previous versions. I didn't see the ability to copy sections of the dvd in a batch rip as previous versions.
- Didn't see the ability to name output file or where to create it in free version
Previous versions - DVD playback mode always had subtitles turned on - very annoying
- Settings/Options never saved after exiting application
- Cancel ripping operation never worked well
- Ripping tends to record start of movie for 2 seconds, stops and starts again occasionally (I can crop this with another program but annoying bug)

Summary

I like the ZC DVD Ripper Platinum 2.9 better than 3.0 oddly. The 3.0 version has a better visual interface, but I find it more difficult to use. The 2.9 product works well. It is a bit clumsy, but I have ripped over 250 DVDs on it and that's what matters.

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1 stars

"won't rip copyright-protected DVD !"

January 19, 2012  |  By WhoIsWayne

 |  Version: ZC DVD Ripper Platinum 2.9.8.520

Pros

absolutely NONE

Cons

absolutely Useless

Summary

What good is a "ripper" that doesn't rip copyright-protected DVD? they're the ones we need to create backup for the most likely since the cost the most than anything else!

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1 stars

"Would not work"

November 08, 2010  |  By weirdwallee

 |  Version: ZC DVD Ripper Platinum 2.9.2.481

Pros

Don't know - didn't work

Cons

Not working is a big one

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1 stars

"bad bad bad"

March 21, 2010  |  By StepheninCent

 |  Version: ZC DVD Ripper Platinum 2.8.8.391

Pros

i request a refoun beacuse their support is very bad, give me a win7 suggestion for xp...

Cons

try others better

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5 stars

"Recording any DVDs smoothly"

May 29, 2009  |  By benjaminbrook

 |  Version: ZC DVD Ripper Platinum 0.7.5

Pros

It can record any DVDs smoothly on my PC, supports ipod, psp, 3gp, zune, pocket pc, avi, divx, xvid, mpeg, wmv, mp3...ect most of video and audio formats. I like the easy-to-use and all-in-one program such as this one.

Cons

It won't work when you click the start button to copy unless you playback the DVD to main movie first of all.

Summary

Nothing to word

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1 stars

"What a waste of time!"

January 04, 2009  |  By PicklesXIV

 |  Version: ZC DVD Ripper Platinum 0.6.9

Pros

I can't think of a thing..

Cons

It is a complete waste of time, it didn't download properly then the User Name / Registration Code was 'Invalid' even though I copied and pasted them as they sent it to me via E-Mail and every time I try to use the trial version, It freezes my Laptop

Summary

Download this at your own risk.. If you are brave/stupid enough to buy it.. I hope you have better luck resolving the problems than I did.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.8
fixed some major bugs.
General
Publisher ZC Software
Publisher web site http://www.zc-software.com/
Release Date February 02, 2014
Date Added February 07, 2014
Version 3.0.8
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.04MB
File Name zcdvdtoxprose.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 531,223
Downloads Last Week 248
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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