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Use this Mac DVD ripper to back up and decrypt DVDs [Giveaway]

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With MacX DVD Ripper Pro, your old DVDs don't need to languish.
Don't let your old DVDs languish.
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There are plenty of reasons to digitize your aging DVD library. One is that, at this point, those discs are probably just gathering dust. Moving that content onto your computers and other devices means you’re more likely to actually watch it. It’s also a good way to make sure your videos stay safe from scratches or loss.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro might be the best DVD backup software you can get. It makes it easy to convert DVDs of all sorts to any format, for desktop or mobile. It’s a straightforward, powerful Mac app that also dodges many of the common pitfalls of ripping DVDs.

Ever get a “No Valid Source” error? Maybe a damaged DVD throws an error, or an app crashes mid-rip. Or, you finish the rip, only to find that just a few seconds of content made it across, the titles and playlists are all screwed up, or the audio is out of sync.

None of these problems will plague you when you use MacX DVD Ripper Pro. And it offers more powerful features than most similar apps.

Powerful, reliable ripping

MacX DVD Ripper Pro supports all known DVD formats, including those used by recently released movies, foreign flicks, homemade discs or throwaway 99-title DVDs. Even damaged and unplayable discs are savable. The software also leverages onboard hardware to make the encoding process fast and accurate.

Level-3 hardware acceleration means decoding, processing, encoding and other processes are shared between your Mac’s CPU and GPU. So a DVD transfer that would usually take two hours can take just five minutes, at full quality and up to 320 frames per second.

Meanwhile, the High Quality Engine and Advanced Deinterlacing Accelerator makes sure the content stays at up to 98 percent of the original quality. So whether it’s video, audio or subtitle tracks, it’s saved to the drive fast and intact.

When converting to other formats, MacX DVD Ripper Pro retains 98 percent of the source file’s quality. It also exports to more than 180 formats, including MOV, M4V, AVI, MPEG, FLV, MTS, ISO image, MP3 and AAC.

So whether it’s an old home video disc or a copy of Fantasia 2000, it’ll look great on PC or Mac, iOS or Android, TV or tablet. The output can match to a target device thanks to more than 350 preset profiles, covering all models of iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple TV, along with Android devices from Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Google, Microsoft, Sony and more.

Additionally, MacX DVD Ripper Pro offers a host of tools (like trimming, cropping, merging and adding subtitles) for polishing the final output. For you power users, it’s also possible to adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, resolution and more.

MacX DVD Ripper can also bypass DVD-encryption techniques. Whenever you run into a region code or licensing system like Sony ARccOS or Disney Fake, it won’t cause problems during transfer. In fact, you can make a full image like you would of a disk, by choosing “copy DVD to ISO image” — preserving video, audio, subtitles and other info. If a DVD has a bad sector or other damage, the trimming feature means you can just skip that part and keep ripping.

Back up DVDs painlessly with MacX DVD Ripper Pro

If you’ve used DVD-ripping software before, the MacX DVD Ripper Pro interface will feel familiar. When you open the Mac app, you’ll see a simple set of options. At the top, you will find buttons for choosing where the source data comes from: DVD disc, a folder on your computer, or an ISO file. Also on the screen are a preview playback window and a bar for choosing the destination folder or disc.

So, let’s say you’ve got a DVD in your Mac’s disc drive, ready for backup. Click “disc,” and a window appears with a range of options. You can dial in the quality and format settings yourself, or choose preset profiles for specific devices.

After that, the contents of the disc are clear to see. Chapters can be kept, merged or omitted by simple selections of the checkboxes. It’s also possible to dial in quality, codecs and other conversion options. But your best bet is probably to stick with the native format of the disc.

If your DVD has a title menu, you can include it with the final output file by selecting the “merge title” option. Otherwise, titles and other sections will be output as separate files in the target folder.

Once you’ve set your preferences and chosen a destination folder or disc, just click the big “Run” button. Selecting “high quality engine” will reduce the conversion time. If you’ve got a lot of discs to go through, it’s easy to adjust the process so it doesn’t take years to back all of them up.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro giveaway

Ultimately, this is an intuitive, powerful and flexible tool for preserving and extending the life of your favorite DVD content. If this sounds like a tool you could use, this is a great time to give it a try. The MacX DVD Ripper Pro giveaway is offering a licensed copy of the software for free.

Before February 20, just complete a one-minute survey or submit a valid email address. Each day, the first 500 participants will receive a copy of MacX DVD Ripper Pro. Even better, every participant who shares the campaign on Facebook will be entered to win a free iPad Pro, Netflix gift card and other cool prizes. And if you’d rather just buy a copy for around $30, you’ll get a free copy of another Digiarty flagship app, MediaTrans.