Leawo DVD Ripper Review: A Versatile Video Converter, Creator, and Ripper

DVD video is a common video format that is specifically developed to work on home-based DVD players. Except for the traditional compact disc, the DVD can hold large data which is 7 times the data that can be written on a CD. With the use of DVD video discs, we can get high picture quality and Dolby digital sound. As of now the DVD video format has grown older and has been succeeded by Blu-Ray disc. A Blu-Ray is similar in appearance to a DVD disc but can hold 6 times more data than it. Blu-Ray is perfectly  suited for Full HD videos and 4K videos that are intended to be played on ultra high definition displays.

DVD video has lost its popularity over time because of more high definition video formats like MP4 and MKV. MP4 has become the default video format for most digital media players because of its high-quality picture and theater-like surround sound. If you are the one who has a DVD library then you can rip those discs into latest video formats so that they can be directly played through USB play. Well, a DVD video file has .VOB format. This .vob file can be played on most players through USB play. The only problem is that the video quality will not be that great due to some missing high definition codecs.

The only way is to rip those DVDs into a high definition format and build your new digital movie collection. After ripping you can store all the DVD movies on your laptop/desktop or external hard drives. Most video players do support external hard drives through USB. DVD ripping has another benefit of reaching high video quality on high definition displays. When you a rip a DVD in an HD video format then the video will be converted according to the format like HD, Full HD. These formats are automatically set to work on HD displays. So you don’t need to manually set the aspect ratio. Many video players also support HD upscaling when connected to a display with HDMI cable. So, in this case, your ripped DVD videos will perfectly work on high definition displays without much loss of picture quality.

In this post, we are going to review Leawo DVD ripper and Video Converter software which is a combined part of Leawo Prof. Media. Leawo Prof. Media is an all in one suite for converting videos, creating DVDs, making copies of the same disc and downloading videos from the internet.

Leawo DVD Ripper Review: A Versatile Video Converter, Creator, and Ripper

DVD Ripper is a part of Leawo Pro. Media which is a bundled software package containing all the features like DVD/Blu-ray ripping, Video converter, creator and downloader. So, we are actually reviewing Leawo Prof. Media with DVD Ripper and converter.

1. What Is Leawo Prof. Media Capable Of?

I have used many video converter software in the past. But most of them had limited functionality. But if we talk about Leawo Video Converter then we are actually getting 8 tools in one software package. These tools include Blu-ray ripper, DVD ripper, Blu-ray creator and copy, DVD copy and creator, video converter and downloader. These are essential video conversion and ripping tools that are actually not found in most software. DVD and Blu-ray creator is a useful component that can let you create awesome videos of your digital memories.

2.What Can Leawo Prof. Media Do?

Leawo Prof. Media provides four functions which are a copy, burn,  convert, and download. You can copy an entire DVD or Blu-ray disc to a new disc of the same type. It is required when are making copies of your discs. A built-in “DVD disc Burner” is also a great tool which is nothing but the DVD creator. You can just directly select video files and drop them in this software. Choose any template and click burn. It is this simple. It also supports different disc types with different storage capacity. Like you can select DVD-5, DVD-9, BD-25 and BD-50 according to the amount of data that are going to burn on that disc. This feature is not found in most DVD rippers and converters.

➔ Video Conversion

I would say this is the best feature of Leawo Prof. Media. I mean when it comes to video conversion then we actually try to find the desired format. But you don’t have to worry because Leawo video converter supports all major formats including 4K. So, I can convert and watch the same movie on my smartphone, desktop, Xbox One console and 4K televisions. Below is a list of video format that Leawo Prof. Media supports. It can convert any movie or video to below-mentioned formats.

► Common Video: MPEG-2, WMV, DV, ASF, VP8 (WebM/Libvp8), MP4, MKV, H.265(MP4 & MKV), AVI, MOV, RMVB, FLV, F4V, TS, VOB, MPEG1,

► Common Audio: AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, M4A audio, M4R, MKV audio, AIFF, MP2, AMR, OGG and AU audio.

► HD Video: MP4, AVI, VOB, MKV, TS, MOV, MPEG-2, ASF, WMV and TRP video. The resolution is by default 1280x720 pixels in all formats.

► 4K Video: 4K MP4 and MKV with a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels.

➔ Device Specific Video Conversion

Leawo Prof. Media also support device specific video conversion. If you have an iPhone 6 then to convert video for your phone you just to select the iPhone 6S profile. All the video conversion will be done automatically with this software. It also supports most mobile phone from Samsung, LG, Nokia, HTC, Motorola, Apple, Microsoft, Kindle, Nexus. Good thing is that it also supports gaming consoles like Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PSP and PS Vita. If your device is not listed then you can manually convert any video according to your device’s screen size. The sound and video quality can also be manually configured, we will see later in this article.

➔ Download Videos 

You can download online videos from YouTube and any other video hosting sites. You only have to put the link in the downloader and when the video starts playing then click an option to download the video in the desired format.

These were all functions of the Leawo Prof. Media software. Now we will see how to convert, rip DVD and download a video.

➔ How To Use Leawo DVD Ripper

  • Download Leawo DVD Ripper from this link. After installation open the program.
  • Now click “DVD ripper”. Now enter your DVD disc into the DVD-ROM drive and wait for few seconds.
  • Now click “Blu-ray/DVD” and select the disc from the ROM drive.

  • Now an options window will open asking you to make choices for video files on the disc.
  • If you are ripping the entire DVD then select “Full Movie”. You can also select the files that you only want and skip rest of the videos in “Custom Mode”.

  • After making the choices click “OK”. Now you will see a new window listing all your videos at one place like this below.
  • Before ripping the DVD we have to make the appropriate choice for conversion. Click the “MP4 Video” to proceed.

  • Then click “Change”. From here you can select your desired conversion format like MKV, 4K, H.265.
  • Click the "Device" tab if you are ripping this DVD for your smartphone, or gaming console.

  • Suppose you have iPhone 6S then click the “Device” and select "iPhone 6, 6S, Plus". And that’s it. No special settings are needed.
  • To change the video settings click “iPhone 6, 6S, Plus” then click “Edit”. Here you can set video quality to maximum. Click “Best” in both “Audio” and “Video”. Click “Resolution” to change or you can manually enter your desired screen resolution.

  • You can also change the frame rate.
  • Similarly, you can modify settings for different formats and make the video conversion according to your needs.
  • After making all settings finally click “Convert”. Wait for few minutes. The conversion will depend on the video size.
  • Your converted videos can be found in “My Documents>Leawo” folder within a folder having the same name of DVD label. You can also click the “Folder” icon to directly access that converted video.

➔ Intel Quick Sync Video Support

Leawo DVD Ripper supports Intel Quick Sync Video which is a built-in feature in 3rd generation Intel core processors. The Intel Quick Sync uses dedicated video processing for converting them at a faster rate. So, this is an added advantage which will unlock the full video converting potential of your Intel CPU. To enable GPU acceleration go to Leawo “Settings>Performance”. Here set the CPU cores to maximum and put a check on “Enable GPU Acceleration”.

➔ How to Edit a Video In Leawo Prof. Media

  • Firstly add a video to this software. Then click the language button if your video/movie have a dual audio like “English” or any other language. Choose the desired language.
  • Then click the “Edit” button.
  • A video editor will open giving options like “Trim”, “Crop”, “Watermark”, “Effect” and “3D”.

➔ Trim a Video/Movie In Leawo Prof. Media

  • Load a video then click the “Edit” Button. Either enter the “Start” and “End” time or drag the trim slider as shown in this image below. After selecting the trim portion click “OK”.

  • Now the converter page will open. Click “MP4 Video” and choose the desired format and make configurations for resolution, frame rate, quality and bit-rate as we have taught you above in DVD-ripping section.

➔ Add a Watermark to Your Copyrighted Videos

You can add a watermark to your copyrighted videos. It is necessary if you want to prevent someone from copying your video on the internet. To watermark, a video follows the steps below.
  • Load the video then open the video editor. Click “Watermark”.
  • Click “Text” to enable it and enter your watermark text. You can also change the “Font” and “Color” and use an image as a watermark. See the image below.

  • After creating the watermark click “OK” then make video configuration like changing resolution, frame rate, quality etc.
  • Finally, click convert.

➔ Converting Videos to 3D and for VR Headsets

This feature is extremely useful for converting videos to 3D format and making them ready for VR headsets.
  • Load the video then click the “Edit” button.
  • Click “3D”. Then click “3D Mode” to enable it.
  • Click “Red/Cyan” and set the “3D Depth” to “2”.
  • Finally, click “OK” and then convert it. You can watch this 3D movie with help of “Red/Cyan” glasses on any HDTV.

➔ For VR Headsets

  • In the “3D” option click “Side by Side”. The video will split into two frames. See image above.
  • This side by side video works great on a VR headset.
  • Click “OK” then make changes to video resolution, frame rate, audio and video quality. If your phone is listed in the “Device” section then select it for optimal performance.
  • After converting transfer the video to your smartphone then views that video on VR headset. You don’t need any other app on your phone. Just enjoy the movie with VR experience.

➔ How to Convert a Video to Another Format

The process is exactly the same as we did above in the DVD ripping section. You just add a video then select the conversion format. If your device is listed then you select to automate the conversion process. However, if your device isn’t listed then head to “MP4” video format. Make changes to resolution, frame rate. Set the video and audio quality to “Best”. Finally, click “OK” then start converting. It is this simple.

➔ How To Download Videos in Leawo Prof. Media

Leawo Prof. Media can let you download streamable videos. By default YouTube will open when you click the "Download" tab. To download videos just follow the steps below.
  • Click the "Download" tab. YouTube.com will open.
  • Search for your favorite video and play it.
  • Click the green button on right side.
  • Click any video with highest resolution to download. Before downloading make sure you play YouTube video in its full resolution. See the image below.

Leawo DVD Ripper And Converter Pros

  • Currently the best and affordable DVD ripper and video converter for Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10.
  • Fully supports Intel Quick Sync Video which can utilize all the CPU cores for faster video conversion.
  • Have a built-in video conversion profiles for iPhone 6S, Xbox One, PS4 and smartphones from manufacturers like Sony, HTC, Samsung, LG, Nexus etc.
  • Video conversion doesn’t put much load on the CPU. The CPU usage only remains at 50-70 percent.
  • Extremely useful video converter for converting videos to side by side format for watching on VR headsets.
  • Can convert any video to 3D and 4K video.
  • Allows you to download videos directly from YouTube or any other video hosting site in various resolutions.
  • No application crashes during conversion.
  • Supports dual audio movies. Audio language can be changed before conversion.
  • No need to purchase the the entire suite. Just purchase the required component at just $29.95.

I think I have covered the Leawo DVD Ripper review in depth. Now it is your time to test this software. Just download it from the link given above.

Note: Please note that the trial version only allows 5 minutes of video conversion and most its premium features are not available in trial version.

Buy Leawo Prof. Media With DVD Ripper and Converter

You can purchase Leawo DVD Ripper for only $29.95 for just one year. However, if you want all tools like video converter, DVD creator, Blue-ray ripper etc. then you can purchase the entire Leawo Prof. Media bundle at just $119.95 for one year. Leawo gives you a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you are not satisfied with the software then get your money back.

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  1.  Sometimes i would like to pick up on the subtitles that are intermittently in a dvd movie, not subtitles all the way through just when a foreign language comes on.Can Leawo dvd ripper solve the problem?

    1. If you are working on a DVD to copy or rip it then there should be no problem with subtitles.