bitRipper : One-Click Free DVD Ripper for Windows

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dvd ripper windowsThere are all sorts of reasons you would want to rip your DVD’s to AVI files. In my case it is getting rid of my space killing DVD collection.

I am going to be packing ‘em up and putting them away for storage.

But that shouldn’t mean I can’t have access to any movie I own at any given time…

Right?

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Well for a long while, if you wanted to rip DVD’s that meant you needed to know how to decrypt your DVD’s and then you needed a little geeky know-how to convert those “vob” files and other crap to something playable.

Times they are a’ changing because this little free application called bitRipper includes a de-crypter and a converter in one package. That means throw the DVD into your DVD drive and click START RIPPING!

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If you don’t believe me, go check it out for your self. Grab the installer direct from here or visit the author’s homepage here.

My download did not require a registration code but the author does include this on the download page:

If your download requires entering username and regcode, please use the following ones:
User name:

Registration code:

bitRipper also has advanced configuration modes available where you can get at some settings but the two best features are the included DVD decrypting and On the fly writing.

On The Fly DVD Writing does not require you to use almost 5 gigabytes to rip your dvd before burning the AVI. That’s right it converts video on-the-fly, copying data and writing it to your AVI file at the same time.

bitRipper was originally commercial software when I first came upon it but it is free now and occasionally updated. The author points out that he has added these features in the recent past:

  • Ability to control the ripping process system priority
  • Internal video bitrate calculator to fine-tune the compression level
  • Authorization support for protected discs
  • Episodical discs support (multiple DVD tracks containing multiple parts)
  • Support of the most of video export formats including AVI, MPEG, DivX
  • Reduced installation package, maximized stability and reliability

bitRipper is an amazing find and a regular part of my DVD ripping activities! Give it a shot.

What do you use to rip your DVD’s? Something as easy and free? Put me on it in the comments.

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Comments (58)
  • Chad

    ***IMPORTANT*** b4 clicking settings or “start ripping” be sure up PLAY the dvd, not the whole thing just a few seconds of the movie, I use VLC (its free and we all love free right? LOL), to play the dvd b4 ripping but if you have some other dvd player it should work just fine.
    this “unlocks” the dvd and allows you to rip it. not sure why you have to do this and I think the reason other aren’t running into this problem is that they have software that tries to auto play the dvd for them.

  • demi trump

    Mac Video Converter is a powerful tool, and i also find iPhone Ringtone Maker

  • Paul R

    Just reied bitRipper after seeing positive comments. However it stops as soon as I hit Settings. Using Vista on an Acer 2GB RAM. Turned off macafee, no difference.

  • fdsfsas

    How to rip dvd on mac?here is a step.

  • Pete Jacobs

    Have been using BitRipper until lately. Had the DivX codec assigned to ripping (faster than the others though not as good resolution). It started coming back with an ”Statsfile’ not found’ error message as well as another error message shortly after clicking on the ‘Start Ripping’ button. May have added other video processing utilities since installing BitRipper. Could they have changed access somehow to codecs that BR uses? Great product otherwise.

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