There are many benefits by ripping DVD into digital file formats, what really matter here is which format to choose. Most people will choose to rip DVD to MP4, which is perfectly compatible with various popular media players, Other people who wish to preserve the subtitle languages or audio tracks will convert DVD to MKV. For those people who wish to output DVD into a small file size video with better quality, WMV would be your best choice. The following article will show you how to produce WMV file from DVD movies.
Convert home-made DVD into WMV
For non protected home-made DVD movies, there are many free DVD Ripper options out there, however, you may find that a lot of them such as Handbrake, MakeMKV, VidCoder, etc, don't support for output WMV format. A lot of them only gives you the chance to output a device compatible MP4 file format or a large MKV file with all the subtitle languages and audio tracks. Fortunately, here comes Pavtube Free DVDAid, which can do you a great favor to rip DVD to WMV in two different file types to satisfy your different usage.
- High quality WMV with VC-1 codec
- Fast conversion speed WMV with WMV2 codec
Besides that, you can also use this free DVD to WMV conversion tool to adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to get better output video and audio quality. Or do some simple video editing like trimming video length, cropping out unwanted parts, merging separate video into one, splitting large video into small clips, deinterlacing interlaced video into progressive form, adding video/image/text watermark, applying special rendering effect, changing video picture effect, adding external subtitle to DVD movie, etc.
Rip Commercial DVD to WMV
To rip commercial DVD into WMV file format, you will first need to bypass the DVD copy protection and region code. In addition, as disc encryption frequently changes, you will need a good program that keeps constant update to break the most recently encryption used on newly released DVD movies. After a lot of online searching and testing, we finally settle on Pavtube BDMagic, which can powerfully remove up to 14 types of protection including region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, Disney X-project DRM (99 titles DVD encryption included), FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc from DVD disc, Video_TS folder and IFO, ISO image file. You can also use this third-party DVD Ripping tool to generate both high quality VC-1 WMV files for viewing on Windows Media Player or edit with Windows Movie Maker or fast speed small file size WMV2 WMV files for uploading via email.
Different from Pavtube Free DVDAid which lacks the output option for the popular MP4, H.264, H.265 formats and also devices and programs preset profile formats, you can all find those output selections fro Pavtube BDMagic. What's more, to better following the DVD movies, the program also offer some beneficial subtitle functions for you. You can select desired subtitle from internal DVD movies or enable "Forced Subtitle" option to disable the traditional subtitles while still preserving the subtitles that translate foreign language speaking parts periodically throughout the film. If the foreign language DVD movie does not contain any language subtitles you understand, you can download a SRT subtitle file in your first language of the DVD movie from a safe and reliable subtitle download site (such as opensubtitles.org) and add subtitles to DVD movies.
How to Rip Commercial DVD to High Quality VC-1 WMV or Small File Size WMV2 WMV?
Step 1: Load DVD disc.
Insert the DVD disc into your computer's external optical drive, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load DVD disc into the program, apart from DVD disc, you can also use the program to load Video_TS folder, IFO or ISO image file into the program.
Step 2: Output WMV file format.
Click "Format" drop-down list, under "Common Video" main category, you can either "WMV3 (WMV)(*.wmv)" high quality wmv with VC-1 codec to output or WMV2 (WMV8) (*.wmv)" fast conversion speed with wmv2 codec to output according to your own needs.
Step 3: Adjust output profile settings.
Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output video codec as WMV, audio codec as AAC or other profile settings according to your own needs.
Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.
After all the settings is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert DVD to VC-1 WMV or WMV2 WMV files.
When the conversion is completed, hit the "Open Output Folder" on the main interface to pop out the folder with the converted files. Then you will get a good quality but small file size WMV files for conveniently viewing on Windows based program or sending via email.