Back when my family bought its first computer, the guy at the hardware store asked my father (amongst many other questions he did not understand at the time) if his central unit should include a DVD ripper. We had no idea what it was useful for because we were not so tech savvy back in those years, but the price was very reasonable, so we got one anyway. From that day up until now, we’ve found so many uses for a DVD ripper that we really feel it was worth every cent.
DVD to MP3
When you buy compilations and albums of your favorite singers or bands on DVD, transforming those files into .MP3s will save you tons of headaches whenever you want to listen to those tunes again. The internet can provide you with tons of freeware to help you convert DVD files to almost any audio format supported by your computer.
DVD to AVI
If you are used to buying lots of movies and would rather have them stored in one place rather that scattered on dozens of DVDs around the house, converting DVD to .AVI is the best choice you have. After having done that, browsing through the movies you purchased will no longer require you to search around the house for the DVD, removing it from its case, inserting it in the DVD player, waiting for the movie to load and so on. You simply go to the movies folder you created on your disk and play your favorite.
A DVD ripper, such as Aimersoft, will not only allow you to copy files from the disc to the computer: it works both ways. Imagine that one of the most beautiful gifts for your parents or grandparents would be a movie and a set of pictures from your graduation or your wedding or your last holiday. All these moments can now be at hand with a method that shouldn't take more than half an hour of your time. By downloading one of the many DVD ripping programs available on the internet, you will have a user-friendly platform that can allow you to easily create automatic presentation with pictures and the music of your choice, but also to edit and add effects to videos that you want to include on the DVD.
After having chosen the photos that you want to add on the DVD, the background music, the special effects and slide transitions, the text/picture captions (if any), burning the DVD is only 2 buttons away with almost every software that you may have chosen. If you have a DVD unit that includes the Light-Scribe feature, you can even create the DVD cover of your choice, leading to a more personalized present. This would make an excellent gift to the elder members of your family.