The iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum is an application that was designed to make back-up copies of your DVD discs into your computer with an extremely good compression. It is also capable of converting the audio and video data in your DVDs into a wide variety of formats. Definitely recommended for both experts and novice users, who will certainly find ease of use and a high level of customization, all in the same powerful application.
Feature Set (5/5)
One of the things that become evident when using the iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum is the high quality of the resulting media files.
It supports Audio and Movie DVDs and is able to rip them perfectly. The iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum can convert your video DVDs into several formats, including the built-in AVI, DivX, XviD, VCD, WMV and MPEG4 file formats. It can also make use of any external codecs that are installed in the user’s computer.
The iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum comes with several prebuilt optimized profiles that make converting a DVD into iPod Video, Microsoft Zune, Pocket PC, 3GP Mobile Phone or any other standard MP4 player (including Archos and iRiver). Thereâ€™s even a profile to output AVI files ready for importing into popular video editors such as Adobe Premiere.
The relationship between size and quality is perfectly balanced, even when using the standard profiles. Experts will simply love iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum: every aspect of the conversion can be tweaked manually. But this application also takes beginners into consideration, as the interface is very simple to use.
The iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum autodetects your CPU type and speed, and automatically selects and uses appropriate optimizations, ensuring the best hardware/results balance you can find.
Support for batch conversion, track selection and VOB scanning are other convenient iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum features.
Ease Of Use (5/5)
The iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum is very easy to use for beginners, as the preset profiles are more than enough to ensure a high quality, one-click conversion. For power users, the iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum is highly customizable, with all features accessible with a couple of clicks.
Ease Of Installation And Setup (4.5/5)
We found that installing the iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum is as easy as any other windows installation. However, for some odd reason we couldn’t find, the installation procedure just stopped when installing on a couple of our test computers.
After rebooting and re-running the installer, however, everything went ok.
Quality Of Copy (5/5)
Although the quality of the produced media files is heavily related to the chosen conversion options, we found that even when using the built-in optimized presets the output quality is extremely high.
Software Stability (5/5)
The iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum proved to be very stable, showing no undesired or harmful operation. Even when tested under the minimum requirements, no problems showed up.
- Very high level of customization.
- Awesome compression.
- Great output quality.
- Preset built-in profiles.
- Auto-detects CPU type and speed.
- Speed could be improved, but it is indeed very good.
- Is able to use installed external codecs.