Free DVD ripper, mpg, avi file converter

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PCModer saw the need by our readers to take a DVD and publish it on the Web for their friends to see. The software to do this can be very expensive and the steps complicated to figure out so we put together a series of articles to first rip your DVD to a file, put that file to a format you can put on the Web, and finally place your video on your own web site. Our goal was to do this using only Free software (which you can download here). When we say free we do not mean free to download but Freeware that will cost you nothing to use. This article will focus on ripping your DVD to a file format you can manipulate and use on your PC.

There are a lot of programs out there that will take your DVD and turn it into an MPG, AVI, MOV etc. but many are very expensive and only offer limited functionality. After comparing various programs we found DVD Ripper from fit the bill.


dvd ripper

This software is totally free, has no spyware or unwanted adware and has many great features. Basically the program takes your DVD and formats it to various file types. It offers MPEG1, MPEG TS, MPEG TS, ASF, MP4, MOV, AVI, and OGG. You can select various codecs, bitrates and scales to adjust the quality of your video to suit your needs.

We wanted to push the software hard so we decided to use it to create a full screen 16:9 video which we would then publish to the web with near DVD quality. If the software can do this it should be able to do anything you need. This program does not offer direct to Flash which is the format we wanted for the web but we converted to MPEG first and then to Flash....that will be the next article!

The DVD Ripper software is simple to use and self explanatory. If you want to create a high quality video from a DVD it will take some time to do and have plenty of storage on your hard drive as the file can get very big. Of course if you lower the quality the video the file will be smaller.

You can download the Free DVD Ripper from us by clicking the link below:

Free DVD Ripper Download

If you want to publish your video on the internet you can do so directly by converting it to MPEG or AVI but if you want the majority of the Web to be able to see it you will want it in Flash format. Look for the article right here on for great free software to do just that!