DVD to AVI AC3 Ripper is a lightweight tool which lets you convert DVDs to video files with the AVI extension. It can be easily used by individuals of any experience level.
The interface of the program is plain and simple. You cannot use the file browser or "drag and drop" method to open a DVD, since it is automatically loaded (from disc or mounted image only).
So, you can specify the destination folder, along with the subtitle and language stream, in order to initiate the conversion process.
In addition, you can set the split size (predefined or custom value), select the resolution and codec, as well as modify codec preferences.
Furthermore, you can check out the start and end time, but you cannot navigate back and forth within the clip or play it.
The video conversion tool runs on a low-to-moderate amount of system resources, includes a well-drawn help with tutorials and snapshots for beginners, and quickly finishes an encoding job.
Unfortunately, it doesn't manage to keep a good image quality (it's actually quite poor), but the sound is very good. Plus, you cannot view elapsed or remaining time, and no message pops up at the end to tell you if the task has been a success or not. We recommend DVD to AVI AC3 Ripper with reservations.