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There are lots of reasons why you might want to rip and copy a movie from a DVD and store it on your computer. You might want to watch a new DVD on your iPad or tablet (which do not have DVD drives); you might just want to backup your expensive movie collection; another reason might be that your DVD collection is bulging and you want to free up some room in your house (a 1TB hard drive full of movies could save a huge amount of cubic meters in your house). Whatever the reason, here's how to rip DVDs to your Mac or PC.

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Read on for a step-by-step guide to using WinX DVD Ripper to rip a DVD.

Windows 10 made handling and playing media even easier than Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. For years, Windows users have had to download third-party players and codec packs just to watch their favourite movies and TV programmes, as while Windows handled some common video and audio formats, others – including FLAC, HEVC and MKV – were not supported.

Now, however, all three formats and more will be supported out of the box, running in the default media players just like an MP3 or AVI file.

Media Centre has been killed off by Microsoft, but Windows 10 still has lots to offer as a media platform, including support for the SRT, ASS and SSA subtitle formats and enhanced compatibility with a wider range of mobile devices.

Interface changes make life easier for those wishing to archive their DVD collections too. Multiple desktops will allow them to have one desktop dedicated to media-ripping and conversion, while the new Task View will make it even easier to multitask, flipping back to your DVD ripper to check on progress while you watch a movie, check your social media or browse the Web.

All the same, there’s one thing that Windows 10 still won’t help you do, and that’s rip DVDs to your hard drive. This might not seem like a must-have feature, but it is. More and more of us are watching movies or TV on a smartphone or tablet or streaming them from networked drives and media servers.

The devices we’re using don’t have DVD drives or any way of playing DVDs. With Media Centre gone, Windows 10 has no built-in DVD playback features. We may have extensive DVD collections, but no easy way of getting that content into a format we can enjoy. In this one respect, Windows 10 leaves us wanting.

Luckily, there’s a solution at hand: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Running on both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions, along with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, it enables users to rip any DVD disc - even those that have been region-locked or copy-protected - and convert the files for use on a huge range of smartphones, tablets, media players and smart TVs.

It can handle all the most recent encryption technologies, including DVD CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS and Disney X-Project DRM, and it’s updated continuously to handle any new protection schemes.

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Here's how to do it

With just a few clicks, DVDs can be converted to DivX and Xvid formats, MP4, WMV, AVC and M4V formats, not to mention FLV. And whether you’re carrying an iPhone 8 or a Google Pixel 2 or a Samsung Galaxy S8, you’ll be able to get your DVD in a format your device can play.

That means using the Yadif Double Frames De-Interlacing Engine to produce the highest quality progressive-scan video possible, with tools to crop, trim and master your video to get it exactly the way you want it.

While WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is designed for ease-of-use, it’s hugely configurable, allowing you to adjust every aspect of the process from the video and audio codecs to the audio sample rate, frame rate and resolution.

Most of all, it's fast, taking advantage of multi-core processors and CUDA GPUs to convert feature-length movies in minutes, without compromising video or audio quality. Ripping speeds are dependent on CPU and optical drive speed, but even on a low-end laptop you can expect feature-length movies to rip in under half an hour.

What’s more, the software scales brilliantly for high-end systems with fast DVD drives, delivering a ripped, converted movie in as little as ten minutes.

This is how easy it can be:

1. Launch WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and click the Disc button in the top-left corner. The software automatically selects the main title and opens a new window, asking for an Output Profile.

2. Scroll down through the options to select the right preset for you. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum has options for all the major mobile devices, plus generic Android and Windows device profiles. Select a category from the left and you’re preferred format from the right, then click OK.

3. Now click Browse and navigate to your destination folder. Just choose any convenient place to save your file.

4. All you need to do now is click the Run button and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will sprint into action, ripping the DVD and converting the file into a format you can enjoy.

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