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Aplus DVD Ripper Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Aplus DVD Ripper

Convert your DVD movies to DivX, XviD, AVI, MPEG, MP4, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Youtube's Video, PSP, Cell Phone, Zune, Pocket PC
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 478 (39%) 760 (61%) 97 comments

Aplus DVD Ripper was available as a giveaway on April 17, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.99
free today
Restores data from any type of storage media

Aplus DVD Ripper is design for backup your favorite DVD movie to your computer by converting DVD to AVI, DivX, XviD, VCD, SVCD, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 video files, with almost same quality, but just only 10% size. It also able to convert almost DVD to Apple iPod MP4 files, Apple iPhone MP4 files, Apple TV MP4 files, Youtube's Video, flv video, Sony PSP MP4 files, Cell phone 3GP files, Zune files, Pocket PC files, PDA files, Xvid files etc. So you can enjoy your DVD movies in your portable media player.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/NT/2003/XP; Intel Pentium II 350MHz or above; 64 MB RAM or above; DVD-ROM

Publisher:

Aplus Software Inc.

Homepage:

http://www.tomp4.com/html/dvdripper.html

File Size:

3.96 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#97

Has anyone else had a problem with this burner not FINISHING any dvd rips? Maybe it's just my copy, but it makes me very sad! I get an error halfway through each rip, and the program closes. Sad indeed.

Reply   |   Comment by Meghan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

I've been looking for this for a while, it works pretty well for me... except that it is a bit slow, and it stops automaticly even when the job is not finished yet.

It will get the job done though, so I'm happy.

Reply   |   Comment by Travis  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

OK, so it rips my home movie DVD video files - but where did the sound go?

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

I've tried 5 different movies several times each, but each time an error always comes up 30-40%; the farthest I've gotten is 63.72%. If it makes any difference I've been using it to convert to my Zune. I guess I will have to try out SUPER?

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

I was thrilled when I downloaded this software but after having used I am not so happy. It is very slow and the sound and pictures are completely out of sink. too bad cos it really has potentials with all the different conversions possible

Reply   |   Comment by Lasse  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I tried the program seemed to be good, put disc in, about 3/4 way done it crashed. Now that is not my biggest problem. I deleted it. My problem is that I use Roxio to do the actual burning of my disks. Since trying this program Roxio won't search for my movies. I have shut down system to many times to count, restored computer, deleted Roxio & then reinstalled it. Still no luck. Any idea's of what this program did to my system? I had things working slick until this. I just want to get my Roxio back the way it was & don't know what to do?

Reply   |   Comment by Me  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Installed this software on two systems with the same results.
Didn't work. Started the program and then it crashed.

Reply   |   Comment by dctazz  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

This program was my first experience with GOTD and it wasn't pleasant. This program crashed on 4 different computers I tried to rip from (all XP based). It would encode most of the disk (thus wasting all the time it could) and then crash leaving you an unusable file you had to delete.

Reply   |   Comment by Oak  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

I can't believe I missed it - I have been waiting for this for so long.
I wish I got your daily e-mails again. Darn.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawn Carrigan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

I downloaded and installed Aplus DVD Ripper and tried it on two movies - a copied movies that I had made previously and another flick from Sony (which has the most notoriously difficult protection to break). Both failed and I was on the verge of giving up and deleting it from my machine (XP Home Service Pack 2).

Then I began to do some reading in this forum and found some references to other ripper programs, and on one page a review of a freeware program called DVD43. DVD43 is not a ripper, but runs in the background and strips off any protection from a disc in your DVD drive.

Their site is www.DVD43.com

I installed DVD43 then tried the Aplus DVD Ripper again and it worked like a charm! It allowed me to copy DVD's I had tried and failed with other back-up programs and allowed me to convert problematic DVD's to fit on my Zune without a hitch.

As for Aplus DVD Ripper it seems a nice, one-step program to use so I can now quickly rip my DVD's onto my Zune so long as I also use DVD43 in the background. It's a bit slow and takes at least as much time to rip the DVD as the DVD's original playing time. My only other gripe is you would think that the developer would be a little more original than to use a screenshot from an iPhone as the cover art - pretty weak if you ask me.

If you own a Zune then I can recommend Aplus DVD Ripper and DVD43.

Cheers - Jonathan

Reply   |   Comment by Jonathan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

I love this program. Just used it to rip a DVD for my iPod. I will use it time and time again. Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Ryan Becker  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

Works on Vista even though it isn't technically supported. I was very happy about that. The only problem i found, and i'm not sure if it is isolated to vista or not, is that after i rip a chapter from a dvd i can't select another chapter to rip. I need to first close the program and reopen it. Then i can choose from which ever chapter i want. It's a minor annoyance and overall i have been happy with this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Paardengel  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

#15 & #41 Google Ripit4me and download this free program. It works with shrink & dvd decrypter and allows you to backup most new dvds.

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

At last some great praise for GOTD. I'm still going to paste what I wrote a couple downloads ago. I don't mean to offend ANYONE, just think of GOTD and how they feel. How they might...MIGHT...stop this site. Probably not, if they are making good money, but still...? Please consider what I say below. Thanks Friends of GOTD.

GOTD,

I'm sorry for all the unnecessary complaints, that you receive! You are making availible to us FREE software, where otherwise we'd have to pay! I don't think it's wrong to comment on what a certain program will not do, how much cpu it takes, etc... I, usually, look at the other's comments to help me to decide, sometimes, if I should download it or not. I appreciate the comments. I am not a PC guru, but I do know some about it, but not like most that reply here.
It just irks me, makes me feel bad and I'm sure it does you(GOTD), when you read those type of complaints saying "how dumb it is, or how could give us another one of these". I know you get some sort of profit from it, but still, it's FREE for us! Just wish people would people would be grateful and conscious of how what they are saying sounds. I appreciate the comments, as I said above, it helps me.
Not trying to stir up trouble, lose help, etc... just wish the tone and what is said would tone down. How would it sound to us, if we were giving stuff away, and people criticize us terribly? Anyway, thanks for reading and allowing me to vent. I'm sure there are some who are "fuming up" and are going to let me have it. You listened to me, I'll listen to you. Two sides to every coin. Thanks. Will copy and paste to another download.

Reply   |   Comment by Fink  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

cool but not much into dvd ripping . gaotd can you try and get a animation program to create flash animations like .swf file animations.

Reply   |   Comment by jon  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Please do not listen to #47 rmgalleys scaremongering bullshit.
It's hard enough for developers to share their products without people who don't know what they're doing spreading rumours.

SUPER if used correctly doesn't write anything untoward to the windows folders and can even be ran portable from a flash drive (No writes to the host machine)
You will find the mentioned dll's in many video authoring software distributions.

The "frequently repeated assertions not to download or ‘buy’ from other sites." is a protection for users as it has been known and reported to the authors that their FREE product had been sold for profit elsewhere.
I've been using it for years and recommend SUPER wholeheartedly.

As for todays giveaway.
For what it does it looks good, if you have several different portable players I'd suggest using this as the settings are all there and simple to use.
If you have more experience with pc's and can tell a bitrate from a byte you may want to try something like SUPER (as mentioned) or MediaCoder

Reply   |   Comment by local  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

#9 ---- I downloaded ZC Video Converter from GOTD a while ago. I was messing around with some files and folders and I managed to mess up the program. I really liked that one and I was using it quite often...so I went to their site and I paid the full price for the program. Just FYI.

Reply   |   Comment by RebelRunner  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Looked great until it crashed at 30%. I wish someone had a ripper for my Zune that actually worked.

Reply   |   Comment by NotHappy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

Todays offer sure aint Starburn! My favorite! All I wound up with was a coaster after burning. DVD drive wouldnt read it ata ll. As useless as todays offer worked for me. Was as useless as a screensaver!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Another one!: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Encoders-Converter-DIVX-Related/Agogo-DVD-Ripper.shtml

Here are some key features of "Agogo DVD Ripper":

· "Normally, the conversion speed is 3 times of the playback speed."

A-Plus, Plato, A-one, *and* Agogo. 4 products that look identical and use identical wording in their ads. The conclusion that these are aliases of the same company is almost inescapable. This is more than is explainable by mere marketing tricks. If true, there is something fishy going on with these companies. (I mean over and above the shady dealings we spotted a couple of days ago where they were posting reviews of their own products under multiple aliases...)


G

Reply   |   Comment by gtoal  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

To all the people that would like to store the apps. offered by GAotD, just don't. It will only cost you time, energy and diskspace (or what ever medium) and you will almost never be able to use it.
The GAotD-setup-file has an extra function: connecting to the GAotD-site and validate the current date. When you have a GAotD from yesterday the internal date (i.e. yesterday's date) will not match with the date from the GAotD server and the setup will stop.
That's why you have to download and install now. Tomorrow or later will be impossible. Adjusting the date on your PC won't help either because you don't control the GAotD-server.

For those people who just copy the programfiles from the installdirectory and keep those copies stores on a seperate disk, cd or whatever medium, just don't. While installing most apps. install more then just in the install directory (that was long ago in DOS-times). Dll's are stored in systemdirectories, settings in the registry and more (not to speak about the registrationdata). When your pc crashes, you only have the files you copied but the rest is fatally missing. Again mostly a waste of time. You can check it, now your app runs fine from CD (all info is still there on the CD but also on the PC), but when you take this CD to some other PC that had never been installed with this app. it just won't work because again, you mis a lot of infromation.

There are exceptions. We're talking about portability now. This kind of programs have a special design where everything is installed in the installdirectory. The registry isn't used and so on. This could be one simple exe-file or a deliberate design called portable.

Most apps. also for the ones GAotD givesaway are not portable!

When you lose an app for some reasen, you will either have to buy it (what's against that if you really like it) or you have to look for a freeware alternative.
This forum is great because many people suggest fine freeware alternatives, you don't even have to Google for it.

My advise: when you download and install a GAotD and you like it, and when you really don't want to spend any money in case you lose it, just store a txt-file with the freeware-urls from this site instead of the GAotD package. It will save you some diskspace and you might even profit from it in case you had some trouble.

Ofcourse there are other methods, but these are difficult to explain or not to be encouraged because not legal. Just don't.

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Busted! I thought I had seen that awkward wording before...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&q=%22Normally%2C+the+conversion+speed+is+3+times+of+the+playback+speed+%22+-aplus

Same as Plato, same as A-one!

G

Reply   |   Comment by gtoal  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

#2, Star burn was a great program. The only thing I didn't like is that it took over your CD Rom drive, even if you didn't want it to. I tried to install Windows Vista on my pc, and it came up STAR BURN.DLL or something couldn't be processes, and when I went to delete it, it said it couldn't be found, and I had to erase everything from my hard disk, and start all over because if that. On the other hand, this program is O.K, but it doesn't let you burn encrypted ISO files, which is handy when you want the movie to be better quality, and everything, I would say over all it is a good program though

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

I just have one question today. Are the authors of APlus the same as the authors of A-one, Agogo, Acala, and Plato who we recently decided were all one and the same? Or is it just a coincidence that this is yet another near identical product from China?

This link here does seem to imply a connection between Plato and APlus, or at least with their site 'tomp4.com': http://www.softplatz.com/Soft/Audio-Multimedia/Video-Tools/Plato-DVD-to-Pocket-PC-Converter-for-tomp4-com.html

If these are all the same company just reskinning the same engine over and over, 1) what's the deal with that?, and 2) why does GAOTD go along with this game? (and is there *anyone* here who doesn't by now have all the DVD rippers and format converters they'll ever need?)


OK, that was four questions, sorry. Although in my defence, the latter three were rhetorical.

G

PS Looking back, I'm starting to wonder about ZC and Aimersoft too...
And do you remember Moyea DVD ripper? Their DNS servers are from aplus.net although that may be a different aplus and just a weird coincidence!

Reply   |   Comment by gtoal  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Becareful of what you download on this site mcaffe found it to have a lot of viruses http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/tomp4.com use siteadvisor WOT or linkscanner to avoid bad sites. If you have a anti-virus this can detect it as a virus.

Reply   |   Comment by Guest 32  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Is this crazy? Everyone has like at least -1 on there comment? Is someone going down the list just hitting minus on ever one????????
I don't like this program, really, backing up a DVD for 39.00?

Reply   |   Comment by Bobert  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

The program detects that there are 6 chapters on my DVD but only rips the first chapter. Big thumbs down on this one.

'Nuff said.

Reply   |   Comment by Doc Immortal  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Installed just fine on Win XP machine. Tried converting a 'Home movie' DVD to Zune (mp4). Like the previous comment - “APlus dvd ripper has encountered an error” ocurred when it had just about finished the process; which by the way was pretty slow.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

nice finally a DVD ripper i was looking for one for soo long and ya i also miss the games scince i got a new compeuter all the old ones are gone for all of you who r reading this i havent tried it yet but i heard it was good because my friend bought the full version.

Reply   |   Comment by qvi  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

i wont rip anything...everytime i try i also get the error and have to shut the program down....more garbage programs...

Reply   |   Comment by hayabusa  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

All this nonsense and politically correct talk of "Backing Up" legitimate purchased DVDS...we ALL know we rent or borrow DVDs and make copies for ourselves- who are we all trying to fool ? If you're going to back up everything you own then you are wasting your time and money, there is no logical reason for this. We copy movies, period. If we didn't there wouldn't be so many programs to decrypt, rip, shrink, etc. So please, everyone who says they are backign up their own movies, stop the Bull !

Reply   |   Comment by RogerRipper  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Lifehacker has an article today with the top five DVD rippers based on user responses to the question asked earlier this week -- Read .

Reply   |   Comment by Tegan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Installed it on two different PC's, one running XP Pro, Athlon 64 1.5gb ram and one running XP Media Center and Intel Dual Core 1gb ram. Tried ripping two different movies, got the same "APlus dvd ripper has encountered an error" when almost finished with the rip on each. Have one more PC to try it on, but I am not hopeful

Reply   |   Comment by If-Its-Free-Its-For-Me  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Aplus DVD Ripper is design for backup your..., did you mean:
Aplus DVD Ripper is designed for backing up your... lol

Reply   |   Comment by English  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

I tried ripping one DVD with this, into an AVI, using high settings for video and audio. Mixed results. The good news is that it completed the job without crashing or freezing. The not so good news is that, like many such files, the AVI that resulted could not be handled by Windows Media without, presumably, searching for other codecs, a thing I hate to do because in the past I have ruined my Windows media system by downloading new codecs. The VLC and GOM players, which have built in codecs, were able to play it--however, VLC reported that it was damaged and had to repair it before it played. Even given that rip files are at a far lower quality than the originals, the quality of this one seemed unusually poor, very grainy. The sound, by the way, was good. All in all, I would have been annoyed had I paid for this.

Reply   |   Comment by Davidrs  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Installed perfectly on XP, but closed the first time I hit the "start" button. Got it the second time, although I was surprised at how long it took to convert a 96 minute movie (many minutes). But, maybe that's normal; this is the first ripper program I've used. Thanks GAOTD, I just got an iPod, and this is perfect!

Reply   |   Comment by Jenny  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Re: Super: there are quite a few specialized files (libraries of code really) for video &/or audio handling. Some are free-ware, others are licensed to developers, some are written & kept in-house. With the first two categories, problems are unfortunately common, when/if the files are not renamed, when the files are registered with Windows, &/or when the files are placed in the Windows system folders. Program *X* may need it’s version, and fail or crash when it uses the version installed by program *Y*.

Worse, when a file is registered to become the default for a video/audio process, Windows & many other programs will use this new default. If it doesn’t work with another program(s), sometimes removing the file can be enough – other times you have to replace & re-register the file(s) that used to be the default. Finding the old file names, or the files themselves, can be a project – many wind up reinstalling Windows when faced with too many conflicts. Luckily with Super many of the files it installs can simply be removed. Some might also find it useful to research something called Merit as it relates to Direct Show filters. At any rate, programs like Super work – *If/When* you don’t have other software that conflicts with it.
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RE: re-installation: Developers of commercial software often rely on sales to eat. Understandably they invest some cash & effort to prevent their products from being traded freely. As stated elsewhere on the site, if you like/need the program, paying for it shouldn’t be a problem if you have to re-install at a later date. Besides, what kinds of software do you think GOTD would be able to offer if developers thought that meant giving away the keys to the kingdom? ;?P
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@56: “there is no way one can keep PAL movies in their original format i.e. 725×576"

That’s not what this program does, though it will read std DVDs. I suggest DVDFab HD Decrypter if all you want is to copy existing video (not breaking the law is your responsibility).
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RE: Quality: higher bit rate = higher quality. That’s the main thing. Otherwise, the Aplus DVD Ripper offers extreme ease of install & use, and today, an excellent price. If you’re willing to give that up, & if you’re working with NTSC, revert to 24 fps. Try using DGIndex & VFAPI or Avisynth, or a program that makes use of them, along with a 2 (or more) pass encoder. Bear in mind that many of the trailers you’ll download are encoded on a scene by scene basis, with custom settings per scene, from a source much cleaner than your average DVD.

Reply   |   Comment by mic  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

I'm not going to open this, because right when it was done downloading, my Zone Alarm found that it was a virus file with in it. Also, check out http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/tomp4.com And it says how it has spy ware and other security threats. I hate how some places load programs with viruses and spy ware, it has really ot-to be banned.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

This program shut down on me half way through the rip. Though I am trying to rip for my Zune, the quality was grainy after ripping a couple of minutes and watching on my WM Player. Gonna give it another try.

Reply   |   Comment by magilla  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I think people should stop recommanding SUPER ©

As people mentioned in this malware Security Forums
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?s=576986d7aec6d5a2e218cfa34f00cdd9&showtopic=3556&pid=13209&st=0&#entry13209

A lot of things SUPER © did pretty much what a malware would do.

Two things combine to make this "look" like malware .

First it removes next to nothing that it adds to windows and system 32 when you uninstall the program. At the very most their uninstaller removed 10% of this software and leaving all those hidden/read only DLLs behind.


Next a lot of these files are hidden from the user and many also have no version info.

And like people mentioned earlier and in the malware forum, those hidden/READ ONLY DLLs can make your system unstable and could break other programs that use those same DLLs.

Reply   |   Comment by jason  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

to all has problem with want to rip DVD to DivX video.
(aplus DVD Ripper doesn't support export divx video in version 8.79.)

frankly speaking ,, DivX, XviD is same belong avi format, and all XviD player support DivX video.. in my opinion, they is a same video format,, please just rip your DVD to XviD format. and it will be play in your DivX /XviD player.

Reply   |   Comment by vincent  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Well I have to ssay it installed OK but ....
When it comes to using it, it is not so good :-(
Firstly there is no way one can keep PAL movies in their original format i.e. 725x576.
Secondly the software crashed on the first DVD I tried so a definite thumbs down from this user!!

Reply   |   Comment by Chico  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Totally agree with #47 about “SUPER ©”

I have read review related to problem caused by those hidden dll’s in the System 32 folder - cygwin1.dll; cygz.dll; avsredirect.dll; smab.dll; smab0.dll and x.264.exe.

Some other popular free video/network related program and also use some of those dll (especially Cygwin which is very popular for a lot of freeware).
“SUPER ©” as mentioned hide those DLL in system32 directory and make them READ ONLY and cannot be easily deleted when you install other application that also use the same dlls.
I also tried SUPER recently and it broke some of my other applications that require CYGWIN dll.

And worse is when you uninstall SUPER, it doesn't uninstall those hidden/read ONLY dlls from system32. You have to manually delete them.

Really poor programming practice for “SUPER ©” even if there is no virus/Trojans in SUPER.

Reply   |   Comment by jason  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

There is NOTHING bad in Super© at all. Been using it since forever and nothing "funny" has ever happened.

Reply   |   Comment by DigitalDevo  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

" To #19 or anyone else who wants to use these programs forever. I use a “storage” hard drive to install the games and programs onto. Although you could use an external drive to save them too. Even if you have to format, you just send the icons from the other hard drive to your desktop and you are good to go. You never lose these programs or games. "




But don't most of the programs lose their registration codes after simply formatting?

Reply   |   Comment by Mad Ollie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

#27 - Take those DVD files that are now sitting on your hard drive, burn them onto a disk (i.e., DVD+RW, DVD-RW, Flash Drive, etc). After you've burned them on disk or transferred to a Flash Drive (which incidentally can be done by drag and drop) then delete those same DVD files from your hard drive (send them to the Recycle Bin). Now you can reprocess those files through a converter program such as today's GAOTD, back onto your hard drive taking advantage of the now smaller file size and alternate format(s). And if worse comes to worse and something gets screwed up, you can restore the files from the Recycle Bin.

One can't help but notice that the thumbs up vs. thumbs down are running about 50/50 lately. Many, many problems can be attributed to third party programs en mass. Downloader’s in general are easily lured by freeware. And if that freeware comes in pretty package, then oh boy you can't get that thing downloaded fast enough to check it out. It doesn't take long before that perpetual cycle of installing and uninstalling leaves orphan files, and orphans are not happy campers. Ever been lost in a store as a youngster? Ever seen a youngster lost in a store and crying. It’s the same with files. They don't want to be left alone on a hard drive surrounded by gigabytes of aliens. A result of this virtual abandonment is virtual havoc. Virtual greed begets virtual chaos, and there in may be the root cause of these problems people are having.

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#51

To #19 or anyone else who wants to use these programs forever. I use a "storage" hard drive to install the games and programs onto. Although you could use an external drive to save them too. Even if you have to format, you just send the icons from the other hard drive to your desktop and you are good to go. You never lose these programs or games.

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Thanks!

This seems a pretty decent program, & one thing I always watch for, it doesn’t look like it messes with Windows or video software already installed etc. It does use a couple of files however with the same name as files used in/by other software, which is something to look at I guess if it doesn’t work for you. Speed of conversion is IMO moderate – there’s faster and slower programs out there – & quality of converted video seems OK provided you set the bit rate high enough. [Please bear in mind that you’re encoding for an approx.. 2" screen – not an HDTV] A very nice plus, it will (permanently) overlay a DVD’s subs on your converted video if you want it to.

Aplus DVD Ripper is also not a ripper in the traditional sense – it’s not designed to remove all copy protection allowing you to copy a retail DVD – but is a conversion program much like the A-One software offered the other day. If needed I’d recommend DVDFab HD Decrypter or one of it’s [not free] siblings [Of course it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re not breaking any laws].

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The software install fine on XP. The Conversion from DVD to AVI went well on the two movies I tested. The only problem I have encountered is when the conversion process is complete the program does not want to shut down. I've had to shut down using Task Manager both times.

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I don't know if this would be the right program for me to use. I am trying to burn video files(movies) onto a DVD disc. The problem I am having with every program I use is that when I play the DVD the sound is always off. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I also don't know much about this so I don't know which file type to convert to. If anyone can help or if someone knows if this is the right program I should use could you please submit an answer?
Thanks so much!

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