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Giveaway of the day — DiscRipper

DiscRipper is a software program which simply does two jobs: ripping audio CD and DVD video discs.
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DiscRipper was available as a giveaway on December 22, 2009!

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DiscRipper is a software program which simply does two jobs: ripping audio CD and DVD video discs.

DiscRipper can rip DVD disc into MPEG4, AVI, WMV, XVid, and many other formats. Also, DiscRipper can convert video for portable devices such as iPod, iPhone, PSP, Creative Zen, and 3GP / 3G2 for mobile phones. You can select preferred DVD titles, audio language and subtitles if available on a DVD disc. Furthermore, you can freely configure the output format by changing video / audio bitrate, frame rate, frame size, and other options.

Besides ripping DVD video, with this little but powerful program you can backup your audio CD into MP3 format, rip CD into APE files, OGG or WAV audio file formats. DiscRipper will automatically fetch all CD tracks information from CDDB internet database; grab album covers and even lyrics for all songs. All this information will be stored in mp3 tags (both Id3v1 and Id3v2, so there is no need to do that manually anymore).

System Requirements:

Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7


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File Size:

7.25 MB



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Installed fine. Ran fine. BUT, it was able to rip only the first track of a video DVD. Attempts to rip the remaining tracks resulted in an error - invalid name. Is this going to be a problem with all DVDs that use menu systems to select the track to be played? If so, it's a major flaw.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ditto... Audio out of sync in WMV (and non-H264 MP4) format rips. Any of you videophiles have an idea as to how to fix this using settings perhaps?

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

What version is this DiskRipper software?

Reply   |   Comment by D  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Dled and took a little bit to tinker with it to get it to work with the zHD (Zune HD), and yea in WMV the test was outa sync no matter what I did.. but worked great in H264 (mp4) Itouch and came out beautiful on the pc and the zHD (movie i did was Batman Begins). The setting i used was the Ipod touch H264 with 720x480 at 30 frames per sec.

Doing Excalibur right now and see how that turns out, but lookign at the test rip it looked very nice too with the same settings as above. Also put the program on my wife's laptop and test it on blu-ray and see what happens there, cause these digi copy they give on the blu-ray just dont work right off the bat for the zHD so you have to re do them and they come out kinda funky (could be the prg i use, but tried many and they all come out eh)

Reply   |   Comment by Baron Munchausen  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed with no problem on Win 7 x64 (enterprise). And it works (at least the test DVD and CD that I tried converted fine). It's slower than Christmas. It took about 25 minutes to rip a CD which was just over 50 minutes long. It was slightly slower with a DVD taking about 40 minutes to rip a 65 minute movie. The quality of both rips was satisfactory.

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

xdmwe is right. The program is not capable of producing anything greater than 200Mb file.

Reply   |   Comment by Mugwah  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

well the program installed easy and seems quite simple to operate I'll check that out later. I did uninstall Diskripper and download a copy being offered from their website and reinstalled that copy and the License Key did work for that copy as well. Thumbs up and I'll add the License Key to My Good Key List for Future Reference.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Romano  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I wanted to give this one a go, BUT as I was installing I took a quick look at the EULA.

"DiscRipper may come packaged with additional Nuclear Coffee Software products or third-party products. Please review the licensing terms of these individual products."

Reply   |   Comment by dave88  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I installed this software, (it installed fine) and tried to rip one of my DVDs. The progress bar skipped to %100 when it was nearly about the half complete. The output file included only about a half of the movie (the output was incomplete). What can be done about this situation? What are some good alternatives to this software? Maybe there is a protection with the DVD which this software does not remove and the problem may occured because of that. Please help. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by xdmwe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Could not install the software since Norton 360 kept deleting the installation file flagging it as "Suspicious behavior detected"

Reply   |   Comment by jojesa  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks #19, for clarifying that this doesn't remove protection. Comments from #5 and #7 seem to indicate that this supports ripping from protected dvds, so was about to give that a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Irha  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Ran on Vista 32, works.

Needs a preview window, for ripping.

Also could use an explanation of what each track is, rather then just unknown. Even saying main video, or audio could help.

10s Sample is a nice feature. Helpful for checking settings.

Would be nice to know what the file size is, before starting the rip. Could be implemented to give an approx size, based on our settings. Best way I found to get an idea on this, was to divide total time, by 10seconds, and then take the sample times this number.

Adding an overall progress bar would be handy, rather then seeing 4/6 12% - a total bar reading 25% done would be more helpful.

Encoder used on average 30-40 percent of CPU usage.

Overall handy tool, easier to use then handbrake.

Reply   |   Comment by Spitt  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

As for WOT, don't rely on it too much. I've been with download websites for years and it's honestly gone back and forth sometimes. But let's not talk about that here. This is supposed to be about the DiscRipper software.

Download and install went smoothly. Huge plus is that it has a 'test' rip which rips about 10 seconds of the DVD. This is good for a preview of what kind of quality your settings will put out. Also, the settings menu is fully customizable. Any field has previous settings, but you can also enter your specific data.

Only down is that the video file is a little quiet and there's no way to boost the sound.

Also, you forgot about the biggest freeware option: FormatFactory

Reply   |   Comment by Jester  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Every time I tried ripping a DVD an error message popped up. It breaks the DVD up into segments that I cannot figure out. The segment that says 1:50:00 is just a long preview that is 3 minutes long. Two thumbs down for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Farnsworth  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

DiskRipper is a video converter that uses DVD files for input instead of opening, working with separate video/audio files. This is not a *Ripper* that removes DRM, so if it's legal where you live, & you want to backup/convert a DVD you own, you still need software to get protected video/audio onto your hard drive, OR, use one of the rippers that basically record the video window as the DVD plays. There are 2 main apps that attempt to handle DVD DRM: DVDFab & AnyDVD -- as for the recorders, there have been several on GOTD in the past.

As a video converter DiskRipper is somewhat unusual, being based on Mencoder instead of the far more popular ffmpeg code [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MEncoder]. It wouldn't work for me in 7 64, possibly due to conflicts with other video software I have installed, but I didn't pursue fixing it as DiskRipper's only really notable feature IMHO is: "Automatically download DVD meta-information and DVD disc cover from the internet". Compared to other DVD converters it has fewer choices/settings/profiles for output format, & cannot trim, crop or preview. With CD ripping so common it's built into Windows' Media Player, it's inclusion in DiskRipper is IMHO no more than a convenience.

It's a shame really -- I very much wanted to like DiskRipper, from the moment I saw that the developers apparently took the time/effort to include what looks like a current version of the lame mp3 encoder... one of my pet peeves is that so many developers don't.

Alternatives: The fastest video/audio trans-coding currently uses your graphics chip -- I run ATI hardware, & there's a trans-coding utility built into their Catalyst Control Center, or better yet check out the free A's Video Converter. I *think* there are similar apps for nvidia graphics chips.

My favorite DVD converters at the moment are Xilisoft & WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, both prior GOTD featured apps. You also find a decent selection of free-ware &/or open source video conversion apps at videohelp.com, but currently nothing I like as well as those two.

Tip: If your favorite encoder/trans-coder doesn't *read* DVDs, quite often you can copy [no re-encoding] the DVD to a folder on your hard drive using the free DVD Shrink in re-author mode, deselecting the option to split the VOB files [in preferences] -- this gives you 1, big VOB file that many converters that won't do DVDs can/will handle. If you're after absolute, best quality, & not going to tiny frame sizes [then it's probably not worth it] check out AviSynth & maybe VirtualDub.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

This is one of the best programs of this kind I tested.
Ripped a movie of 1H :48 min in about 50 minutes. High Quality 640x420 (800,96) Xvid AVI. The result was perfect. I use XP Pro:3 Intel Quad Core Duo 2,4Ghz, 2Gb Memory, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT. The load on the processor was never over 16%. I could start MS Words during ripping with almost no delay.
The program offers a lots of choices of output. You can also test rip a few seconds to check if the result is OK.
Although most of the functions in the program are rather obvious thanks to a very clear interface, I still think the vendor ought to write a PDF with suggested settings for different projects, alternatively to give a choice to use a vizard in the program.
Very negative:
Everytime I start the program my firewall warns me that a file "4249E41525933545245414D030000000030000005FA650A ..." wants to start with my computer. I block it since I do not know what it is. I would very much appriciate a clarification from the vendor.

Suggestion: It would be nice if the program could show how much space is left at the target during ripping.

The price probably is too high to be really competitive.

Again, thank you very much for a new favorite.

Reply   |   Comment by urban  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

as per 5...Nukkels
Installed fine and is currently ripping a DVD that no other program has touched before (including WinX DVD Ripper). I’ve been trying to find a program that can rip this disc so I’m very happy to find this one.[...]

I would be curious as to this DVD.

I did not try this d/l

Reply   |   Comment by RMG  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Still looking for a dvd copier to put video clips on youtube or others to be able to watch on the tv. Does this software do this?

Reply   |   Comment by brenda  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

If you´re a total newbie to DVD ripping and video encoding - transcoding, this program will do wonders for you. It´s very simple to use and you´re basically a couple of clicks away from an encoded file. It gets the job done fairly fast and the final results are very decent.

On the other hand, if you´re an experienced ripper, encoder – transcoder, the lack of control over the final output will turn out to be incredibly frustrating.
Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by lcmp  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

I love videoget also. I'll give this one a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

I think this program isn't all that necessary. There are lots of free tools out there that'll rip CDs. For DVD, try DVD Decrypter. It'll decrypt the VOB files and then you can use some conversion program to convert it to a common video format.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Nuclear Coffee's videoget is a superb program. I hope this also is good

Reply   |   Comment by mrinal  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Not a Prob on XPx64 thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Bear24  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Did you guys just move six time zones east or something? All of a sudden I only have until 9 pm Eastern Standard Time to download and install your giveaway of the day program instead of the 3 am cutoff that had been in effect for at least a year or two when I first started coming to this site. And I don't see any notice to users of the change but rather it seems to have been sprung on us out of the blue. It sure would be nice if we were given advance notice of big changes like this.

Reply   |   Comment by computersexplore  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)


A couple of days ago I clicked on the web site of a large retailer in the Chicago that I've done business with for about 15 years. The screen turned black and up popped the WOT information. I solved the problem by removing WOT!

To me, the user comments on WOT remind me a lot of what I read when the newspaper opens up a topic for comments from their subscribers!

That said, this appears to be a fine piece of software. It does what it's supposed to. You can't really ask for more than that.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Hmmm looks like a nice software to me. Dunno whats with all those thumbs down?

Look, guys you have to remember. This is free. Free = no online support, no anything, just the full version of the software its self.

Other than that, Windows 7 is still friken new, don't expect all those giveaways to work on Windows 7.

Hope that helped. :D


Reply   |   Comment by Joji  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

@Garfield, WOT results can be easily gamed, so don't be too trusting.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeB  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Installed fine and is currently ripping a DVD that no other program has touched before (including WinX DVD Ripper). I've been trying to find a program that can rip this disc so I'm very happy to find this one.

It uses all 4 cores, although for some reason it's not using all of them (my 3.2GHz Phenom II 955 is only hitting 30-35% per core). It's still relatively fast despite that, and it's simple to use. But best of all it works on difficult DVDs. Gets a huge thumbs up from me.

Thanks GAOTD and Nuclear Coffee :D

Reply   |   Comment by Nukkels  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

Installed neat.

Very quick conversion on XP SP3, but with observed DKW surges on CPU usage.

Could have done with a preview window to allow for output quality

Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by KenyanPhoenix  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)


Strange - just copying the promotional text from the website is not a good way of showing that you tested the programm.

And- i trust WOT a little more the paid site like McAfee - those guys don't have a good reputation at all.

WOT's rating is based on user comments - and those I trust more than your reviews at all.

Fact - the programm doesn't do anything on WIN 7 ultimate except giving errors - its a waste of time to install this piece of malware - the programs need on a P4 3.2 GHZ 4 Gig of Main Moemory more than 20 seconds to load - - and - what the ?%&$§ does this program always with my internet connection. I decide whos using my line - and not a bad written piece of software.

Thumbs down and even the toes...

Reply   |   Comment by garfield  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

cooly tanks

Reply   |   Comment by muskycat  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-87)


* Smooth download, installation, activation on Vista x64 OS.
* Registration Information shows up in the "About" section.
* Simple, clear, pleasant, attractive, easy-to-navigate GUI.
* Supports 8 GUI languages: English, Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian.
* Supports about 100 DVD-output languages - too many to be able to pinpoint an exact number.
* Supports following output formats: XVid, MPeg4 (DivX) Movie Avi, H.254, MPEG1,, MPEG2, IPOD Touch MPEG4, IPOD Touch H.264 (MP4), WMV.
* User can designate/set: number of passes, Video Frame rate (FPS), Video Frame Size, Video Bitrate(Kbps), Audio Bitrate(Kbps), Audio Sampling Rate(HZ), Channels(mono, stereo).
* Program provides short/mini test rip function.
* Program allows user to designate: GUI color, path for temp logs, processor count (auto, 1, 2).
* Programs supports designation of MP3 tags, download of CDDB data, download of metadata, download of lyrics.
* program is easy/efficient to use and operate.


* No Local Help file within program.
* Clicking on TA support link leads to "401" web/url error message.
* Clicking on TA support link leads to "poor mywot.com" security rating, but McAfee's Siteadvisor.com webpage gives the "nuclear-coffee.com" site a green, clean trustworthy rating. It's been my experience that the McAfee siteadvisor.com site is much more trustworthy in terms of ratings than the mywot.com site (which is based only on user feedback, which can be subjective sometimes.)

SUMMARY: - program efficiently, smoothly, and easily rips and produces good-quality CDs & DVDs. Definite thumbs up. Thanks, GOTD and Nuclear Coffee.

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