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Xilisoft DVD to AVI Converter can convert and rip videos from DVD to AVI. The interface looks almost the same as those of other converters. So, if you are already familiar with this kind of software, you will be ready to use it right from the start with no help whatsoever. It supports extracting video not only from discs but also from ISO image files and DVD folders. So, just by selecting the source, you can select the DVD titles you want to convert. Additionally, you can choose an audio track, subtitles and camera angle.
After this, you should select the target format. Different profiles are available, which is a real help for users who do not want to mess with more complex concepts like codecs, framerate and bitrate. However, if you still wish to customize your conversion, you can adjust these parameters to your needs. One useful feature here is that you can split large files into smaller files of specific size. Another advantage not commonly found in other converters is that you can convert the same source file to various target profiles in a single session. There is also a detachable preview window that allows you to select a given fragment to convert and to take snapshots of your favorite frames. Unluckily, I could not find the basic editing tools that are already available in other converters.
In general, Xilisoft DVD to AVI Converter features an excellent graphical design in correspondence with the logical workflow. It also provides several under-the-hood advantages that allow it to use modern hardware to accelerate conversion. One limitation, however, is derived from its specificity: it only supports converting to AVI. So, perhaps you would like to spend your money on a converter supporting a wider range of output formats.
- It is very easy to use
- It has an excellent graphical design
- It converts really fast
- It supports converting the same source file into different profiles in a single session
- It allows taking snapshots
- It supports different types of DVD sources
- It lacks simple editing tools
- It has a very specific target format