Ripping video from DVD sources has become a common operation to make DVD movies playable on a wider range of devices and applications or preserve your favorite films from damages or losses. ImTOO DVD to AVI Converter can help you extract DVD movies to AVI, a very popular format supporting a high image quality with a relatively small size.
The application has a nice skinnable interface supporting multiple languages. In addition to being intuitive per se, the interface is also very similar to those of most converters, which favors usability.
You can use this ripper to extract contents not only from discs but also from DVD folders, IFO files and ISO image files. Moreover, you can retrieve DVD info from online databases. The tool lets you select specific contents to rip, and to help you in this operation, it allows you to preview the titles and take snapshots of them. In case the source contains multiple audio tracks, subtitles or angles, you can choose your favorite ones. Unfortunately, the program does not support extracting just a segment from the video or cropping the frame.
It is too bad the program has a limited choice of output formats, as only AVI and DivX are supported. Luckily, the target profiles are highly customizable, even by using a bitrate calculator to make sure the target files have the highest quality possible for a given file size. The program does not allow using individual conversion parameters so all the output files will be converted to the same format. In addition, large files can be split according to various standard or custom file sizes or time length.
All in all, ImTOO DVD to AVI Converter is a fine ripper application. Despite some of the disadvantages noted above, it can do its job both rapidly and accurately due to its support of modern hardware.