Converting DVDs to common video formats is generally a job for more complex software applications. DVDx, however, attempts to make the whole thing a lot more appropriate for beginners and less experienced users.
The DVDx utility is designed to serve as an easy to use tool for those who want to create VCD, SVCD or DivX files from DVDs, and the interface it comes with really makes it very user friendly. In fact, the GUI is nothing more than a single window that holds all the options you need when working on a new project.
DVDx enables you to choose the output format, the DVD title and tinker with the video, audio or subtitle settings or pick the codecs, all from the same main window. There is also a basic settings menu that hosts only a few general and timing options, so you won't get lost in details.
Since the application is supposed to work very fast, we put it to the test. Apart from loading the files from the DVD, which took a few minutes, everything worked out well and the conversion was done smoothly. This is mainly thanks to the fact that DVDx does the reading and the decrypting in the same time with the encoding and this really helps the application get teh job done faster than similar utilities.
All in all, DVDx is a very user friendly application that works fast, so it's able to complete the task in about a half an hour, which is a pretty good performance for this kind of software solution. The customization features are adequate and will accommodate the needs of beginners and more experienced users alike.