Firstly, in addition to another DVD ripper that I've discussed about prior to this review, I also happen to use another one in particular - that being Magic DVD Ripper. You have this program that does exactly the job and may even exceed expectations, and on the other hand, you have one that basically does the same thing - however, less features are the case when comparing the two (well, just so you know, that one in particular happens to be called "A-one DVD Ripper").
That's exactly what's what with Magic DVD Ripper, but one thing that stands out in comparison to A-one, as good of a program it turned out to be in the end from prior usage to this one, is that with Magic DVD Ripper, you're able to customize and mess around with the conversion profiles (these are the properties for which the movie will result as after converting), which was something that I had initially been looking for to suit my needs. You can select absolutely any video format under the "Profile Editor" and there you go; there's the ability to modify it on however you're looking to see the converted file as to your personal preferences, all unlike A-one which is based on set settings by the developers. Another thing that makes it worth having or even worth spending money on (if this is what you're really looking to do aside from direct disc copying or select chapters) is the fact that you're able to remove those region codes that always call for hassle and frustration, therefore in the end only to have you realize that you've just wasted a whole lot of time - that is of course, if you're looking to not just have DVD's stored on your computer, but to burn them for backup purposes as well.
But that's far from it (you may be thinking, at this point, that with all of these settings and whatnot, there's no reason to avoid this - fact of the matter is, you only really need to go out of your way and spend money on one that works well) - you're also able to CHANGE up the skins to your preferences, which is always a good thing especially for those who just love turning down programs solely on their design - and I've seen this happen around (for instance, it's occurred within my family). Most of the time, the average user may tend to switch on over to a different skin, given that the default one is pretty much one from the 80's or so. Use your DVD drive or your hard drive as the source, then you're ready to go after applying desired settings, followed by an excellent quality output that's sure to please the user. So if what you're looking for happens to be none other than file conversion in the list of "DVD duties", then look absolutely no further! If you ask me, there's really no reason to shoot otherwise.