How to Convert DVD to AVI with DVDFab DVD Ripper

Use our tutorial to learn how to convert DVD to AVI using DVDFab DVD Ripper. Know the steps, options and features of DVD to AVI converision that you get when using DVDFab DVD ripper for ripping your video or audio DVD.

If you are a movie buff like me and go the legal way of buying movies on DVDs then surely one thing does bug you regarding these DVDs- the protection that comes on them that prevents you from copying these videos to your hard drive. No matter how safe you keep them, with each usage and sometimes even without that too all it takes is a small careless scratch to damage your movie on the DVD or make it completely unusable. So, it becomes very important to keep a digital copy of these priceless collections and to help me with that I decided to give a try to DVDFab DVD Ripper and I have to say I am quite impressed with its performance. Learn with me how to use DVDFab DVD Ripper to convert your DVD to AVI format and keep them safe in a hard drive.

Overview of the product features

Before we proceed with the tutorial let me give a little know how on the working of this software:

  • DVDFab DVD Ripper has been designed to decrypt most of the known protection algorithms used nowadays. You can rip DVD Video content from disc, folder or image file and convert into a number of formats which includes most of the old as well as new formats including for iPhone 4 and 4S, latest iPad, ZUNE, NDS and Apple TV.

  • It has preset profiles for many new devices which help you avoid any hassle in selecting the right format for your device.

  • If you like you can rip just the audio too in case you want to rip audio for your music devices.

  • If you have multiple DVD content files then you need not do each of them one by one. DVDFab Ripper can do batch conversions and that too with great accuracy and speed.

  • DVD Ripper allows you a hell lot of user controls for video conversion customization. These are control over frame rate, output resolution, video and audio bitrates, audio sample rate, image cropping and many more.

Audio and Video supported conversion formats

Rip practically any DVD
No matter which protection your DVD has, DVDFab probably has them all and they release updates whenever there is any new protection algorithm thereby taking care that YOU never have to face any problem in backing up your DVD.

Rip DVD to video formats
Rip DVD to almost all popular video formats such as MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, H.264, AVI, FLV, WMV, etc. compatible with iPod / iPhone (iPhone 4) / iPad (The New iPad) / PSP / ZUNE / NDS / Xbox 360 / PS3, and other specific format supported by Cell Phone, Apple TV, PVP and PDA.

Rip DVD to audio formats
As mentioned before, apart from videos, you can rip just audio too with DVDFab DVD Ripper. Supported audio formats are MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV, AC3 and DTS, or you can even extract DVD audio from video.

Multiple devices support
DVDFab DVD Ripper has 20+ output modes and around 100 preset profiles from which you can select your device and app on which you are going to run the output file. As more devices come more presets are added and updated in the software so you need not worry about the software getting outdated.

System Requirements

  • Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (32-bit/64-bit)

  • Pentium II 500 MHz

  • 512 MB of RAM

  • 20 GB of Free Hard Disk Space

  • A DVD-R(W) or DVD+R(W) Drive

  • Internet connection required to register DVDFab Ripper

Tutorial for conversion of DVD to AVI with DVDFab DVD Ripper

  1. Download DVDFab from DVDFab DVD Ripper.

  2. Download the free version if you want to give the software a try first otherwise buy it.

  3. Launch the program. Take care that you have an active internet connection so that the software can register the program.

  4. Select DVD Ripper option

  5. DVDFab tools
  6. Click on the Disc icon to locate the DVD files or drag and drop the file on the screen.

  7. You should get a screen as shown in the figure.
    Set up screen for ripping
    You can select the profile of the output file or select a preset by clicking on the icon on the left side of “Profile" and “Save to" which is showing a Windows Media icon. Here you have the option of customizing the format of your audio file. You can even convert your DVD file into a 3D format viewable on some of the 3D tablets in the market. We have selected the format of avi xvid with mp3 audio.

  8. Avi formats
  9. If you want crop the whole video you can even do that. Click on the Edit button in the top which will allow you to do all frame related settings including crop to a sub picture.

  10. Crop
  11. Similarly, if you want to customise the profile of the output file just click on the Advanced Settings and you can customise the encoding, video quality, frame rate and more.

  12. Once you are done customizing just click on Start to let DVD Ripper do its magic. Meanwhile, you can preview your video too to make sure you are having the just right output of your favorite DVD videos.

  13. A dialogue box with alert you regarding the completion of the conversion process and you are done. As you can see it took around 9 minutes to convert a protected VOB movie file into AVI with this tool. We got an excellent quality back up of our video and no complaints here!

  14. Conversion completed

Some other features worth mentioning

We did not get much into customization because we did not need them and also because there are just too many customization tools here which are not possible to list completely. However, we will be summarizing the other features which we could not mention in the tutorial.

  • Select conversion segment: If you require only a part of the video to be converted like for concerts then you can select the start and finish point and only that part will be included in the output file.

  • Customize video parameters: You can customize video and audio bitrate, frame size (resolution), frame rate, deinterlacing, aspect ratio, image cropping with preview so that you can see in real time what your customization will do on the video size and bitrate.

  • Customize audio parameters: Bit rate, audio and channel can be customized.

  • Set output audio tracks and subtitles: You can choose your own audio tracks and decide whether you want the subtitles to render directly to video or extract to idx/sub files.

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