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Giveaway of the day — Plato DVD Ripper Pro Converter

Plato DVD Ripper is an easy to use converter to other video format tool with high speed.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 225 (76%) 72 (24%) 140 comments

Plato DVD Ripper Pro Converter was available as a giveaway on October 22, 2007!

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It is time to backup your DVD disc Right Now! Plato DVD Ripper Pro Converter helps you easily convert DVD to iPod MP4, AVI, MPEG, VCD, SVCD, Apple iPhone, Apple TV, Sony PSP, PS3, Mobile 3GP, WMV, Microsoft Zune, YouTube FLV video files. It provides you with excellent image/sound quality and smaller file size just in a few clicks. Whether you are a veteran or a beginner, you will feel it was developed for you.

Supported output formats:

  • MPEG-4 AVI video;
  • MPEG1 (VCD-PAL, VCD-NTSC) , MPEG2 (SVCD-PAL, SVCD-NTSC) video;
  • MP4 video (for Apple iPod);
  • MP4 video (for Apple iPhone);
  • MP4 video (for Apple TV);
  • Sony PSP MPEG-4 or AVC video;
  • MPEG2, MP4 or FLV (for Sony PS3);
  • Youtube FLV;
  • WMV;
  • WMV or MP4 (for Microsoft Zune);
  • 3GP.

System Requirements:

Winows 95/98/ME/NT/XP/2003/Vista

Publisher:

Plato Software Inc

Homepage:

http://www.dvdtompegx.com

File Size:

4.88 MB

Price:

$39.95

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THIS IS HORRIBLE SOFTWARE!

I none of the people that reviewed this have actually USED the product!

My video runs about 2.5 seconds behind the Audio. You can't even look at a vid3eo without getting SICK.

I've tried other Plato software that was done nothing but screw up my computer or just be crappy software.

BAD COMPANY!

Reply   |   Comment by Dox  –  8 years ago
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Yeah, I'm having problems with the one that I downloaded. I got the free download when I was supposed to, but when I ripped my DVDs, I found that the sound did not correspond with the video. Is there any way to fix this?

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  8 years ago
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I downloaded it the day it was free and registered with the number that popped up. (as described in #4). But i didn't have time to try it out then. So, now a couple of days latter, it says I can rip only 15 minutes with the "free trial version". How is this a giveaway? Is it supposed to function as full-version only on the very day it is a "giveaway"?

Reply   |   Comment by Enisa  –  8 years ago
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continuation of #85

O.k., I gave the program another chance at converting my DVD. For some reason, everything seemed to go smothly. But then when I played the output file, the audio was out of sync, and when the movie reached 25 minutes, the audio turned off and the video turned in to a picture slide show of the scenes at 1 minute intervals.

Reply   |   Comment by Netopya12123  –  8 years ago
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Does not record. My experience similar to 15 minute review.

Reply   |   Comment by aba  –  8 years ago
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Okay I'm feeling ripped off, when I downloaded the program yesterday I got it all downloaded and evreything, so I go to use it today and I look and it says unregistered and I was like thats impossible I registered it yesterday...

And I no longer have the code, how am I supposed to use it now?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 years ago
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As to me, I prefer this DVD ripper, it can rip DVDs to many video formats (almost all), with the only program, I can rip DVDs for my Zune and my girl's iPod. Works well with dvds from Disney, WB, Paramout, etc.
http://www.dvd-ripper-copy.com/dvd-ripper-platinum.html

Reply   |   Comment by Garfield  –  8 years ago
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#131, TK, the DMCA is relevant to me because I do live in the US. Consider yourself fortunate that at least regarding this issue, your government isn't as corrupt as ours. Despite your lame attempt at personal insults, Extreme Picture Finder and similar software isn't something I have much use for, but there are legitimate and non-pornographic uses for such software, and if I encounter a situation where it will save me time, I'll use it.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago
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I came back here today to see what others say about this software - Yikes! All you people who are saying this works great for you: I'd really (seriously) be interested in finding out your system details. Have you watched one of your rips to the middle or end and not seen any sync issues? The two systems I tried this on are pretty stout both memory and processor wise and all attempts result in really bad syncing issues. For me, the search continues....

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  8 years ago
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#128 Content access protection is only an issue if one uses the ability to bypass it to access content not intended for your region.

Apart from the fact your argument is moot since you are making claims about DMCA which thankfully is a US only piece of legislation.

This software has legitimate uses in addition to being capable of removing access and copy protection to produce the backups that fair use permits. Since it has legitimate uses it is in itself not an illegal piece of software under English law. If your judges and lawyers have curtailed your liberties in "the land of the free"... write your congressman. Don't expect the rest of the world to follow your oligarchy.

I suspect Fubar from your last two sentences you are simply trolling so enjoy the little snack or are an addict to certain classes of images.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago
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is it just me? coz i tried "start" button then stopped it and "start" it again but it wouldnt? check this out.. PocketDivXEncoder its free.

Reply   |   Comment by ethan  –  8 years ago
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Someone said earlier that this software had sync problems. Ummmmm, yeah. Major audio sync problems. Uninstalled it already. Junk.

Reply   |   Comment by 3DogFarm  –  8 years ago
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Hempman and TK, where have you been for the last decade? The DMCA is complex. It divides protection technologies into two types--access control, and copy control. It is illegal to circumvent access control. Copy control may be circumvented under the Fair Use doctrine. Ultimately, the courts decide which category a given technology falls under. There are no legal protected-DVD rippers in the US, the MPAA always wins lawsuits against distributors.

Your arguments are completely without merit, and are backwards. Protected-DVD rippers are widely used to make illegal copies. Extreme Picture Finder, on the other hand, does absolutely nothing illegal, immoral, or unethical.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago
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I downloaded the software and installed it in my desktop and notebook PCs before the expiration time. A pop-up windows appeared after the installtion process containing the user name and license number to use in registering the software. After fumbling for a long time to try to register the software because I could not find out how to register it until I read some of the commments above, I input the required information into the form provided. Lo and behold, it said "SORRY, invalid license name or license number". What's going on here? I used the license name and number provided to register and all I got was SORRY. Is this some kind of a joke? This is just a waste of time!

Reply   |   Comment by Ras Putin  –  8 years ago
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#100 yes, it is very Poor Software. I can not register it. It is very slow compare to the All-in-on DVD Converter Suite.
http://www.dvd-video-converters.com/dvdconverter/cucusoft-ultimate-dvd-converter.html

Reply   |   Comment by francegrenn  –  8 years ago
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SO this is like.. encouraging the distribution of movies through illegal means.. like converting it to put it on youtube..

Reply   |   Comment by [Radical]Jake  –  8 years ago
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#106
According to the review on this link: http://www.download.com/Aimersoft-MP4-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-10698191.html
Aimersoft cannot convert VOB (DVDs) to another format.

"Aimersoft MP4 Converter is a professional MP4 Video converter that can convert video to MP4. It supports all common video format such as Divx, XviD, MPG, MPEG, DAT, RM, RMVB, MOV, ASF. Let you easily enjoy video on Sandisk, Archos AV500, Archos AV700, Archos GMini402, iRiver PMP-100, Creative Zen Vision, PMP and other MP4 players. This version is a first release on CNET Download.com."

#46
In many countries, it's perfectly legal to convert any media to any other form of media, for personal use, so long as the person keeps the original and doesn't lend, sell, hire, rent etc. any copies they've made.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Hunt  –  8 years ago
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So far as the Fair Use Act well the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 replaced it & therefore it is illegal to make backup copies of what you bought.

Personally I don't care what ya do... I think if ya bought it you should be able to do what you like. Hey I'm from a time when the Fair Use Act allowed us to makes copies.

Reply   |   Comment by stater  –  8 years ago
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Horrible interface, user unfriendly software. There are way better rippers out there.

Reply   |   Comment by Floydoid  –  8 years ago
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#95 - go get openoffice.org. It is free everyday!
There is a MS offer for Office Ultimate for $59 at http://www.theultimatesteal.com/home.asp
Note that this is by MS and is legit!!!
Must have an edu address.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  8 years ago
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Tried ripping one DVD to 3GP for my cellphone and it froze before the task could be completed. Tried the same task using A One DVD ripper given by GAOTD a few days ago ... A One finished the task for me and I have transferred the 3GP video to my cellphone. It plays very nicely.

Reply   |   Comment by kimotheraphy  –  8 years ago
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Looks good for movie DVDs and I can (and will) use it. I'm looking for something that can cut single episodes out of collection DVDs and convert it directly to .avi and (of course) free from GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Dreamer2TV  –  8 years ago
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Auto Gordian Knot.

http://www.autogk.me.uk/

Dvd Decrypter

http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/

Both Free

Reply   |   Comment by mr-b  –  8 years ago
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Whoops.. should have put this here:

http://www.autogk.me.uk/

Reply   |   Comment by mr-b  –  8 years ago
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Auto Gordian Knot for converting to xvid or divx. Freeware.
DVD Decrypter to obtain working files.

Reply   |   Comment by mr-b  –  8 years ago
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Registered it just fine. Ripping a Disc now for my Zune from Woot. Hope it is sync'd up Ok. My first attempt had the subtitles on. I ran through the DVD setup and turned off. Now it's ripping away. Seems to be ripping double speed. I didn't read any directions either...i hope that's normal!

If the audio is not sync'd it's back to using multiple utilities.

Reply   |   Comment by 3DogFarm  –  8 years ago
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@54:

Ripping DVD’s is not a double standard when you already own the DVD. This perfectly allowable by law. It’s like copying songs from a CD to your MP3 player.

@63:

For those with questions about ripping DVD’s, particularly the pom pom shakers who are already shaking madly - If you own a DVD or CD or book, there are NO U.S. LAWS that prevents one from making copies for your own use. If you think that there are, provide a link to e legitiamte source - say, the U. S. Copyright office. There is even a grey area when it comes to trading copies with friends. If one can legitimately say that the trading is done for the purposes of education or art (a DVD club that critiques DVD releases, for example), that is covered under the Fair Use doctrine.


Except in Australia where there has never been any fair use legislation and it is INDEED ILLEGAL TO MAKE ANY COPIES OF ANYTHING YOU OWN including CDs DVDs hell it was never even legal make cassette tapes of your own LPs either, decades ago :p


So, uh, just don't tell anyone lol

Reply   |   Comment by zhuk  –  8 years ago
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Downloaded and activated fine. I don't have movies now, but I'll be ready. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  8 years ago
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I am one not to care about how people use this stuff. To each his own, but in response to #63.

The legal issue with these programs is THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1998. Which prohibits the circumvention of technological measures used by copyright owners to protect their works. For example, if a DVD contains copy protection, you have every right to make a copy of the content. However the problem is how you do it. If you circumvent Macrovision to rip the DVD you are violating the terms of the DMCA. The person who creates the software to do this however is usually safe, based on the technological advancement idea.

For me personally, do what ever you want ... I personally think the DMCA is the worse piece of law ever enacted with way too many legal gray areas to be of any real use. Which just ends up making litigious minded people drool with thoughts of grandeur and fortune.

Reply   |   Comment by EJ  –  8 years ago
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Yeah, I hate to say it, but the audio gets out of sync, making the software of little use. Nice straightforward interface, but the audio sync problem puts this software in my rubbish bin.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Thyme  –  8 years ago
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#89 bi gun, you say, "Your definition of “legitimate use”? You have more than stretched it. I have a dog that might chew up one of my CD’s - does that make copying a CD legitimate? Stick with the “personal use” theme because your other one does not make it."

If one owns a CD or DVD, then whatever one's reasons for making a copy, they are legitimate as long as one is not distributing them. Not one person has ever been arrested or fined for making copies of thier own DVDs/CDs.

Also, the Fair Use Doctrine is quite real, and quite strong. A member of a book club, school class, a satirist, or any other legitimate educational or artistic use is a completely legal reason under U. S. Law for making a copy. Not one person has ever been arrested for copying a book, CD or DVD for artistic or educational use.

Just because you fail to see the truth, bi gun, does not remove any veracity. Maybe if you put down the pom poms for a bit that you keep shaking around you might be able to see

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  8 years ago
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I was able to install it and to register it after a bit. I had to stop the program first, then start it again before the area at bottom right appeared. Then I started trying to do what I want to do, convert one of my home made DVDs to .avi format. I've tried several programs for this, and have not been satisfied with the results. I thought I was doing it correctly, but after it was done, it had just ripped my video, and had done no converting. I'll fiddle with it till I figure out how to make it convert, and then, if it doesn't do a better job than some of the others I've tried, it's toast.

So far, it's the least intuitive of the programs, and the one with the least comprehensible "help" area. To the developers, back in the day, developers used to hire people who could explain how to do something, and these people wrote the instructions. It might cost a bit, but it might make your program usable.

Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  8 years ago
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OMFG this is GREAT software!!! W0000000T thanks so MUCH GAOTD!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Philipp  –  8 years ago
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#23 Thanks phil for the scroll down to get the rest of the code. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't register untill I found the rest of the number. A BIG thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by papabear  –  8 years ago
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How does this software compare to Aimersoft Video Converter?

Reply   |   Comment by shaggy  –  8 years ago
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I'm not seeing any PAL verical resolutions of 288 or 576 pixels in mpeg2 it seems tied to NTSC style with max vertical resolution of 480 pixels, I am suppised such an obvious ommitance was made.

GAOTD could you concider making the end of install popup window with activation keys in with always in front window attribute so it cannot get burried under other windows and people easily miss it alltogether.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago
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#61 make sure you have at least Microsoft DirectX 9.0 runtimes installed if it is asking for D3D9.DLL
As a side note if this offering needs DirectX 9.0 or above to run then it won't run under windows 95 as that won't load DX9, only windows 98 and above can support DX9 AFAIK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago
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#46 I like many others view this type of program as a "fair use" backup program to preserve the original purchased protected media.

Yesterdays offering bypasses the purchass aspect purposfully by excluding ad-stream revenue and thereby commiting bandwidth theft in most cases.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago
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Yo! Lyn! (#39): Have you ever used the word "please"? You might find people are more willing to help you if you drop the snotty attitude.
Have a lovely day.

Reply   |   Comment by The Public At Large  –  8 years ago
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I am able to install the zipped folder onto my PC, but when I attempt to unzip it, it says that the compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupt. When I try to manually extract the files, it says there is no content to extract.

I tried downloading a few times with the same results. Any suggestions? (I'm not terribly computer literate, so please go easy on me...)

Thanks!
Lynda

Reply   |   Comment by Lynda  –  8 years ago
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Very Poor Software. The registration button I found by more luck than judgement.

The quality of the Rip is very grainy , and the sound seems lightyears out. Very poor.

Reply   |   Comment by JPK  –  8 years ago
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To #48..lose the attitude. Its you're own mistake thats screwing you up, scroll down in the activation information box and copy the whole key, not just the first line that you see. Great job GAOTD, I love this site..and I for one will never complain about your software..as someone else said a freebie is always a positive! Quite annoying when I read someone complaining about it..especially when they give you guys/gals an attitude because their 2 ...umm.... "inexperienced" to know how to operate their computer. Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by RebelRunner  –  8 years ago
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OK. Is it me? I finally got the registration window to open, did the paste and whatever. It came up and said its registerd, BUT, when I checked on the help page, it says it is NOT registered.
Wouldnt it be nice if giveaway and the product producers could get on the same page here? Either offer free or don't offer it period. This is the second program I have downloaded and the second that does not follow through on what it says. Would rather just do trial I guesss than to have to keep doing this.

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  8 years ago
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I downloaded this and got the serial number. Where do I register this so I can rip more than 15 minutes

Reply   |   Comment by tukai  –  8 years ago
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I downloaded 10/22/07 give away but I'm having difficulty registering the software. Please advise how to do this.

Reply   |   Comment by Timoteo Barajas  –  8 years ago
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well there are lot of freeware dvd rippers but thanks for the giveaway anyway.i would like to see microsoft office 2007 edition being offered free here on ggaotd.please i have really been waiting quite a time to get it absolutely free.thank you and please bring us with better software.keep up the work ggaotd.:)

Reply   |   Comment by juan thomas  –  8 years ago
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Audio does not sync correctly!!! Another wasted ripper.

Reply   |   Comment by Marine1  –  8 years ago
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This works a lot better then A-One DVD Ripper. Video plays back super smooth. And it rips movies in half the time A One took to rip them. However, on Vista, it changes your colour scheme to basic while it rips movies , but that may be a good thing for the best quality it does on the video. Overall a great program, something I may consider buying a permanent license for because of the quality.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason Carver  –  8 years ago
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#63 I have also meet the problem, it will be much better if this software can improve this aspect. Maybe they can refer this DVD ripper here, it works great for me!http://www.top5soft.com/video/isofter-dvd-ripper.html

Reply   |   Comment by tomgrasen  –  8 years ago
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Am I just dumb? I cannot get this to work. I choose my format, open dvd file hit play, hit start and then it freezes. I am on vista. Do I need to run on compatibility mode or something? When i try to stop recording I get a TODO error. Please help.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  8 years ago
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