Definition of - DVD Ripper

DVD Ripper
DVD ripping is the act of copying the contents of a DVD onto computer, then removing any protection and re-encoding the file into a different format for viewing on different devices and reducing the size. Many DVD rippers come as a software program that aids in copying a DVD to a hard disk. DVD rippers are usually used for transfering video on DVD into different formats such as MPEG-4 and AVI.
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DVD Rip software list - list of software programs both free and paid for copying DVD files
DVD Ripping guide - How to rip DVD's using Windows or Mac based machines
DVD Ripping on Linux - Rip DVD's using the linux operating system
DVD Ripping on the forum - Read user forum posts on DVD ripping

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