CNET Editors' review
ZC DVD to iPod converter is a fast, effective, and ultimately only slightly flawed piece of software that works effectively at transferring files from personal and non-copyrighted DVDs for playback on your iPod. The interface is dated and the options are not always labeled clearly, but the resulting videos work well on your iPod and are properly compressed to avoid eating up all of your storage.
Upon opening ZC DVD to iPod Converter, you can choose a DVD from your hard drive or DVD drive and load its contents onscreen. From there we were able to crop the movie to fit the iPod's screen, choose the start and end points, or specific various options for the playback of the final MP4 when it was done. The result was a fairly quick and intuitive process, though the menus take some time to navigate with everything onscreen at once and with few labels. Combined with a quick conversion speed and a quality final file output, the software works very well to create a video that looks good on your iPod.
You cannot copy copyrighted DVDs, but ZC DVD to iPod Converter works fine for converting old family movies and non-copyrighted movies you have at home.
From ZC Software:
ZC DVD to iPod Converter is fast and easy-to-use DVD to iPod converter software to help you convert DVD to iPod MP4, copy DVD to iPod with high quality. The iPod DVD converter also supports converting DVD to iPod audio MP3, AAC, M4A. It is the best solution on how to copy DVD video and audio onto iPod. With ZC DVD to iPod Converter, you will be able to turn your iPod into a portable movie palyer and theater, convert all your DVD video to iPod movie and rip all your DVD audio track to iPod music, enjoy DVD movies and DVD audio music on the go at anywhere anytime.
1) DVD Player playbak and watch DVDs.
2) DVD Recorder record DVDs' video and audio.
3) Record what you watch through out the DVD main movie.
4) DVD title Ripper convert DVD title.
5) DVD title Ripper rip DVD title audio track.
6) 1-click output format and quality profile settings.
7) Select main title automatically.
8) Convert dvd main movie to iPod Mp4 video formats.
9) Rip dvd audio track to iPod playable music mp3, m4a, aac.
10) Record dvd sound you listening to iPod playable music mp3, m4a, aac.
11) DVD titles and chapters batch conversion.
12) DVD title rename to change the output file name.
13) Edit DVD ripping start and end range.
14) Subtitle color and transparent changeable.
15) Crop video to be comfortable aspect ratio.
16) Remove video black bar.
17) Video scene camera grab image when playback movie.
18) DVD angle selectable .
19) Customize duration splitter.
20) Keep original aspect ratio .
21) Zoom video picture to full screen.
22) DVD playback preview.
23) Shutdown computer automatically when job is done.
What's new in this version: fixed some major bugs and changed to release as freeware
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"OK, but cant download copy protected movies."
Version: ZC DVD to iPod Converter 18.104.22.1682
It works OK with uncopyrighted movies.
You are required to purchase the software to convert copyrighted movies. This software should NOT be list is free.
"Good software but slow.."
Version: ZC DVD to iPod Converter 22.214.171.1242
Very good softwate.
"Rip DVD, Convert DVD"
Version: ZC DVD to iPod Converter 0.7.7
You can try Cucusoft iPod Video Converter Suite
Virus.It is the slowest converter I have used.
You can try Cucusoft iPod Video Converter Suite to rip DVD movie and convert videos in any format to iPod. It is the fastest converter I have used. You can download this software free from here:
"Recording any DVDs smoothly"
Version: ZC DVD to iPod Converter 0.7.6
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.
It won't work when you click the start button to copy unless you playback the DVD to main movie first of all.
Nothing to word
"I couldn't rip the dvd. The movie kept ejecting."
Version: ZC DVD to iPod Converter 0.7.4
Couldn't use the free trial/