4Videosoft Blu-ray Ripper

4Videosoft Blu-ray Ripper

Unlock your DVDs and Blu-ray discs to rip and convert them between formats
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In order to enjoy the HD quality of you Blu-ray discs on portable devices, 4Videosoft Blu-ray Ripper provides you with an intuitive tool capable of transcoding any BD playlist into more space-friendly formats. Besides, it offers you some basic editing capabilities that will let you clip, rotate, crop, improve the overall quality of the image, and even turn your 2D movies into 3D prior to launching the conversion process.

The overall interface is both attractive and functional, with nicely-designed sections that include oversized preview windows for all the editing features. When it comes to selecting the output format, the app comes with a list of presets with specific sections for the most commonly used smart phones and consoles. Each of these profiles can be customized to fit the requirements of your specific devices, though you cannot select more than one for the same conversion process. Among the settings you can tweak, you will find all the usual suspects (video and audio encoders, video resolution, frame rate, sample and bit rates for the audio, etc.), together with exclusive settings for your 2D-to-3D conversion tasks. Here you can choose between anaglyph and split screen, the latter including options for side-by-side and top-and-bottom full and half-width conversion types.

The various editing tools provided offer mixed levels of detail. While the Clip function, for instance, allows you to extract various segments with a good level of accuracy and even merge them all in one single file, the Effect section – despite its promising name – merely provides sliders to enhance the volume, brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue levels of the resulting video file. The Rotation and 3D tabs offer fairly detailed settings, too, unlike the Watermark section. Actually, given the excellent level of image and audio quality that most Blu-ray discs offer to the user, all that a good BD ripping tool requires is a simple and efficient way to define which streams and which parts of them need to be transcoded, as well as sufficient high-quality video and audio codecs. These are ultimately responsible for the usability and quality of the resulting file, and the more flexible and versatile they are the more devices will be capable of handling them correctly.

4Videosoft Blu-ray Ripper is not short of any of those, and its easy-to-manage interface makes it an excellent option for all users to back up their BD collection and to move their favorite movies and concerts to more portable playback devices.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Editing features.
  • 2D-to-3D video conversion.
  • Customizable output profiles.
  • Audio extraction

Cons

  • No multi-format conversion
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