OJOsoft DVD to AVI Converter is an application with a title that perfectly describes its functionality - it allows you to encode DVDs to video clips with the AVI format. It can be easily handled by all user levels.
The interface of the tool is plain and simple to navigate through. You can import a DVD folder or IFO file by using either the treeview or file browser (the "drag and drop" method is not supported). Batch processing is not allowed.
In the list you can check out the title and duration of the DVD. Once you establish the output directory and file type, you can proceed with the encoding job.
But you can also configure audio and video settings when it comes to the frame size, aspect ratio, resize method, compression level, bit rate, frame rate, sample frequency rate, channel mode, volume, frames per second and others. Options can be saved to a new profile or restored to their default values.
The DVD encoding software takes up a low-to-moderate amount of system resources, has a good response time, quickly finishes a task and manages to keep a fair image and sound quality (which could had been improved). No errors have occurred during our tests and OJOsoft DVD to AVI Converter did not freeze or crash. There's also an online help file with snapshots that you can look into.
On the other hand, the interface needs some improvements, since it's outdated. Plus, you cannot change the program behavior (e.g. enable OJOsoft DVD to AVI Converter to automatically turn off the computer after encoding). We recommend this software with some reservations.