Pavtube DVDAid Review: Best DVD Ripper & Copier

 Diana Joan

Jun 20, 2017 09:27 am / Posted by  Diana Joan

DVD is not at the cutting edge of home entertainment any more due to its inconvenient playback method. Furthermore, DVD is getting more and more outdated and is steadily dying out. But large collections of DVDs leave many of us with a library of movies and TV boxsets. If you digitise your DVD collections, you can enjoy them on the media streamers and mobile devices without needing the heavy DVD Player. Through digitising DVDs, you don't need to buy the same movie again on another new HD format on your streaming services.

However, it is not easy to rip DVDs to digital files for streaming in home theater. One reason is that Windows 10 computer doesn't offer a DVD drive for you to read DVD discs so that you need an external DVD drive. Another reason is that not all DVD Ripper software can remove all the copy protection. So it is often that you can't copy one of your DVDs using a DVD Ripper for the stricter encryption scheme. Fortunately, we have Pavtube DVDAid.

Pavtube DVDAid does a very good job backing up and transcoding your DVD collection, including all your copy-protected discs with Disney X Project DRM, CSS, Region Codes (1-6), Sony ARccOS, UOPs, RCE, and more. Although DVDAid can't decrypt Blu-ray, it is the NO.1 in DVD copying and ripping field and worked flawlessly in our test.

What Makes Pavtube DVDAid the Best DVD Ripper & Copier

Pavtube DVDAid works perfectly in some aspects such as DVD copying, DVD shrink and DVD converting. It can fulfill all your needs of DVD backups. With it, you don't need to worry about if your DVD discs are too old or too new so that the DVD Ripper can't rip it. Pavtube DVDAid can copy old DVD discs with some slight scratch and dust and also can decrypt the latest released DVD discs with the most advanced copyright protection mechanism. The interface of the best DVD Ripper & DVD Copier is standard and both beginners and experienced individuals can easily get accustomed to this program.

You can import a DVD disc, DVD folder or DVD ISO/IFO files by using the file browser or the "drag and drop" method. Then, you can select the title and chapters, preset, output format destination, as well as configure settings before initiating the DVD copying and ripping process. You can learn the details in the specific aspecrt.

Pavtube DVDAid interface

Convert DVD to Format Freely

In the aspect of DVD converting, Pavtube DVDAid performs perfectly. Firstly, you can convert DVD to virtually any video and audio formats like popular H.265/HEVC MKV, H.265/HEVC MP4, H.264 MP4, H.264 MKV, MOV, WMV, M3U8, ProRes, DNxHD and outdated AVI, 3GP, FLV, ASF, WebM video format and MP3, AAC, MKA, WMA audio formats. Through configuring the video and audio resolution, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, channel, you can get most compatible video for your devices or software then you can watch your DVD movies on new iPad 2017, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S8 freely or edit your DVD video in Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, etc.

For those who are not well at video conversion, the device presets are the redeemer because the presets have been equipped the optimized video and audio parameters. So you just need to choose your device model in "iPhone", "iPad", "Samsung", "Android", "PSP/PS3" and more categories. What's more, if you have some 3D devices such as Samsung 3D TV, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift CV1, HTC Vive, PS VR, you also can convert DVD to 3D MP4, 3D MKV, 3D WMV videos.

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Copy DVD to Hard Drive Flawlessly

For those who just want to make backup copies of DVDs, copying DVD instead of converting DVD is better. You can entire copy the full disc to preserve the whole disc information or main title copy the DVD discs to remove the extras according to your need.

If you need all the things in the DVD discs, you can choose to full copy DVD to a folder. Generally, the folder will be named of your DVD movie name. The folder copied from DVD optical disc contains both audio and video files, namely, AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. VIDEO_TS, composed of IFO, BUF and VOB files, is the most important composition in this DVD folder.

DVD main title copy features time-saving and space-conserving. Only the main title of the DVD will be extracted from the disc, in the form of VOB file. Directly copy DVD will save you lots of time comparing with full copy DVD and it also can same hard drive space.

Shrinking DVD File Sizes

Many people choose to copy DVD cause that they want to play DVD movies on the portable devices. A portable device like a smartphone will have limited storage space. In this case, you need to convert DVD to file format and then shrink DVD file size to fit in the small size SD Card.

Normally, to reduce DVD size, you can choose to main title copy DVDs to remove the extra in the disc. You also can choose convert DVD to digital files. Different video formats equipping different video parameters leads to different video size. In addition, you also can shrink DVD video size by decreasing video bitrate. Video bitrate corresponds to video quality and the file size. In general, a higher bitrate will accommodate higher image quality in the video output. At the same bitrate, video in a newer codec such as H.265 will be substantially smaller than an older codec like H.264. Therefore, copying DVD to H.265 also can compress DVD video size keeping high video quality.

More Features in DVDAid

Pavtube DVDAid has gained prestige in the DVD software category not only due to its versatile engine that allows you to copy, decrypt and shrink DVD, but also for its rich features. With Pavtube DVDAid, you can make backup copies of DVDs or edit DVDs with built-in video editor. You can trim a clip from the feature-length DVD video then you can upload the DVD clip to YouTube, Vimeo, FaceBook for sharing or import the DVD fragment to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, Davinci Resolve for editing.

If your DVD is a foreign language movie, you can add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to your DVD movies or replace the audio in the video. You can crop the DVD video black bar and get more video enjoyment on your small handy devices. You can choose desired subtitles when there are multiple subtitle and audio tracks in your DVD videos. More features are waiting your discovery.

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High Speed to Rip DVD

Pavtube DVDAid also has a special and excellent feature. It is fully make use of NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD ® Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) to largely accelerate DVD encoding speed from one format to another by using H.264 and H.265 codec on Windows. When your computer is geared with a CUDA-enabled GPU, you can get 30x times DVD ripping speed, which can save you plenty of time.

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In conclusion, if you want the best, fastest and easiest way to digitise your DVD collection, Pavtube DVDAid is the best tool of choice. You can download the trial version below.

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