RipIt

RipIt 1.6.6

Ultra user friendly DVD ripper

Ripping a DVD is the process of extracting all the video files from that disk so that you can make copies of it (for your own use of course). View full description

PROS

  • Very easy to use
  • Slick simple interface
  • Converts on the fly

CONS

  • Consumes a lot of CPU and other resources
  • Conversions formats are limited
  • Very few customisation options

Good
7

Ripping a DVD is the process of extracting all the video files from that disk so that you can make copies of it (for your own use of course).

Sometimes this is not as simple as it sounds. DVDs can contain hundreds of confusing video, audio, subtitle and menu files and can also sometimes be highly encrypted making copying or ripping a real chore. RipIt has been made so that even a beginner to ripping will be able to make their own backup in just a few steps.

On installation, you're simply asked to insert a DVD. Insert one and RipIt will tell you exactly how big the DVD is in Gigabytes. The you have two options - Compress or Rip. When you click Rip, the DVD image starts to spin and you're given an estimated time of how long it will take in minutes. A full DVD will normally take about 1 hour and a countdown keeps you informed of the progress.

Compress is still in beta but allows you to instantly convert ripped data to the format of your choice. However, these formats are currently limited to MP4, AppleTV and iPhone/iTouch. It does however allow you to choose which language you want to compress from the DVD if its a multiple language disc. You can also change the title of the rip to anything that you like.

Apart from the lack of conversion formats, the only downside to RipIt is that it does consume a huge amount of resources and even with 4GB of RAM installed, I noticed a significant slowdown on my machine. This may be why some people have had problems using RipIt but it worked absolutely fine for me

For ease of use and looks, RipIt scores top marks but just make sure you've got plenty of resources free

Changes

  • Bug fixes
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RipIt 1.6.6

— User reviews — about RipIt

  • edmund.hornsby

    by edmund.hornsby

    "Not updated since August 2012. Dead Application"

    It was good at one time, but with no updates since August 2012, can be considered a dead application at this stage. More.

    reviewed on March 22, 2014

  • 308Win

    by 308Win

    "Ripit bug fixed - Great Service from Ripit!"

    Further to my previous post I wrote to Ripit through their site and they came back to me with an updated beta version fo... More.

    reviewed on January 11, 2012

  • "Ripit Upgrade.. Downgrade more like...."

    I have been using ripit for some time and was really impressed with it. Easy ti use, dumps it straight into iTunes and c... More.

    reviewed on January 6, 2012

  • Dr. Daddy

    by Dr. Daddy

    "RipIt works great--fast and accurate though resource-intensive."

    I run RipIt on a Mac Pro (tower) and it rips DVDs in 20-25 minutes; encoding to iPad takes 15-20 minutes. I've ripped 20... More.

    reviewed on May 4, 2011

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "This worked fine for me"

    I'm sorry to hear about the problems that some users have been having with RipIt but having tested it again recently, I ... More.

    reviewed on March 11, 2010

  • HuffyHusard

    by HuffyHusard

    "RIPIT KEEP CRASHING MY MAC"

    Sadly I am NOT at all impressed. My Apple credentials are: Macbook 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo running MSX v. 10.5.8 ... More.

    reviewed on March 8, 2010