Sponsored: Follow these steps to rip DVD discs to digital files using hardware accelerated WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.
According to the latest report from Netflix tracker Flixable, the popular streaming service has delisted around 2700 movies since 2000. Older movies are increasingly rare on there, and your favourite titles can disappear with little warning. When an old favourite disappears, you’re likely to find yourself revisiting DVD titles that have sat untouched on your shelf for years. But while good handling and maintenance can help protect and prolong the lifespan of DVDs, physical media degrades over time. Getting into the habit of ripping your DVDs to digital video and storing them on hard drives or media servers is the absolute best way to safeguard your favourite movies and TV shows so that they’ll be accessible forever.
In the early 2000s commercial DVDs became read-only, making the DVD ripping process more complicated than common video transcoding. Even HandBrake, the popular open-source transcoder, can only access older DVD discs by using the third-party playback software libdvdcss. That's why more advanced DVD ripping software, such as WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, is extremely important for people who want to preserve their libraries.
Ripping DVDs with software can be extremely time-intensive and can really push your CPU hard, especially if you have a large collection to digitalise. But the right hardware can make the process go smoother. A hardware-accelerated DVD ripper can take advantage of GPU acceleration, and make the process much faster and easier. Read on to see why you need a hardware accelerated DVD ripper or watch this quick video guide below to learn how to rip DVDs fast with GPU / CPU acceleration.
Level-3 Hardware Acceleration Boosts DVD Ripping Speed to the Fastest EVER
Hardware can enhance software performance by taking the maximum benefit from the most effective computing mode. Software rips DVDs in a serial processing environment, lining up all operations into a single thread to finish one by one, but the GPU transcodes DVD video in a parallel processing environment, breaking up and allocating all works for multiple processor cores to accomplish simultaneously. As a result, GPU hardware accelerator not only significantly speeds up the DVD ripping process, but it also frees up the CPU for other tasks.
Many rippers offload the most time-consuming video encoding mission to the GPU, shortening the DVD ripping process. This makes things go faster, but you need to go further for the absolute best DVD ripping experience. The fastest speeds possible can be achieved when the entire DVD ripping process (video decoding -> video processing -> video encoding) is passed to GPU. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the first – and so far, only – software that reaches level-3 hardware acceleration tech, thus allows you to run the entire DVD ripping process through your GPU and offers the fastest performance on the market.
Hardware Accelerated DVD Ripper Lowers CPU temperature to the Best Range
While playing a DVD, the average temperature of your CPU is 38 degrees centigrade. Tests show that while using Handbrake on a common Dell laptop, the CPU temperature gets up to as much as 75 degrees centigrade. This also happens with many DVD ripping software, which usually raises it to 70 and even 85 degrees centigrade.
A hot-running CPU can cause problems ranging from unwanted system crashes to physical damage to the processor itself. But hardware-accelerated WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will let the temperature stay between 45 to 50 degrees centigrade on average during conversion, thanks to simultaneous CPU and GPU acceleration for decoding DVD. It noticeably protects your PC.
How to Rip DVD by Using NVIDIA GPU Acceleration and Intel QSV on PC
Nvidia GPUs, like the Geforce GTX series, hold strong media processing capabilities. The same is true of Intel Quick Synch Video (QSV), which is embedded in the Intel i5 and i7 processors. A PC equipped with this hardware will have MPEG2 (standard of DVD-video) hardware-accelerated decoders and various hardware-accelerated encoders, such as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, VC-1, VP8 and VP9. Here are the steps involved in ripping your DVDs with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, using a computer equipped with Nvidia GPU hardware acceleration and Intel QSV.
Step 1. Insert a disc into the DVD-ROM tray. If your PC doesn't have one, you’ll need an external DVD drive.
Step 2. Fire up WinX DVD Ripper, click the ‘DVD Disc’ icon on the top left, then select and load DVD content. This tool offers three DVD disc file system types to rip all different types of DVD, including discs that have been scratched. Keep ‘Auto Detect’ checked, and click OK to move on.
Step 3. Choose what file format you want to digitize your DVD to on the output profile window. Hundreds of options are listed clearly by categories like General MP4/AVI/WMV/MPEG4, 1:1 DVD backup, Apple/Android device, YouTube/Facebook Web video, and TS video.
Step 4. Press ‘RUN’ to rip your DVD right away. It turns your DVD to MP4 or whatever digital file with highest possible quality.
WinX will detect and tick (GPU) hardware accelerator (Intel & nVIDIA) on your PC automatically, then order the hardware accelerator engine to deliver all DVD ripping operations to the related decoder and encoder through video codec SDK and API. This means that you’ll get the best performance possible, and the process will go faster and easier.
You can leave it alone now (continuing to use your computer if you want, without any strain on the CPU), and check the ripped film some time later. Thanks to hardware processing, the program produces a video with the best balance of quality and size possible.
According to the official data, a 7.16 GB/92-minute DVD movie can be ripped into MP4 (H.264) in just five minutes on a 64-bit Windows 10 PC equipped with Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 750. Results may vary depending on your setup.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is also packed with practical features, including subtitle options, video content editing, options to reset parameters, and more.
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