Want to rip a DVD to your hard drive, but don’t have a software package to do it? How-To Geek readers can get the normally non-free MacX DVD Ripper Pro for free, but only if you download your copy and install it before Saturday. Here’s how to get it.
This time-limited offer is available to anybody for the next couple of days—just head to the download site, install the software package, and use the key provided. It’s as simple as that.
Note: despite the confusion of the name, it’s available for both Mac and Windows.
First Things First: How Well Does It Work?
The software rips a DVD or a Video-TS folder directly to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV with nothing more than a few mouse clicks—or if you want to rip a DVD to MOV, MP4, or AVI, you can do that easily too, which should be sufficient for most devices.
We tested out this DVD ripper on a number of DVDs, and while it worked great on some of them, it didn’t work quite as well on one of our test discs. Overall, it’s a simple piece of software that generally works the way you’d want it to—if you’ve already got a ripping solution that works for you, that’s great. If not, head to the download page.
Getting the Software
First, head to the download page, install the software package—which is available for both Windows and Mac, and then when it starts up, drop in the license code.
That’s all there is to it.
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- Published 03/9/11