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Video converters tested

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Tested 3 Video converters

I tested these converters using different types of disks.
We tested bot DVD and Blu-Ray.
We tested single movie disks and multi movie disks.
Another tested disk type was that of TV series.

Using for this testing was a i7 4 core 3.5 Ghz computer running windows 10 and Asus DVD and Blu Ray drives.

First tested was WonderFox DVD Video Converter version 15.0.
This is a low cost converter that only does DVDs. It has the ability to output to many formats and the ability to save the entire disk to an iso file.
With this converter you can load a dvd or load files from your hard drive.
You can also edit the video by setting a start time and end time should you wish only to export a section of it.
And you can crop it as to force it to be widescreen by removing the black on top and bottom.
Or you can use the crop feature to remove a smaller section of the film should you wish to do so.
It has a check box that will allow you to merge all loaded files into one video file.
This is useful if you have several vob files which are all from the same video.
The number of output files you can choose is impressive.
Another nice feature is it comes with Ringtone Studio should you want to create a ringtone for your cell phone.
It's quick and easy to use but as of the version I tested it has flaws.
Most noticeable on TV series I experienced the output file excluded about 1 minute of the beginning on a few episodes.
Also I have experienced sections of movies or TV series episodes repeating an earlier scene or scenes that were completely missing.
In addition another problem is it crashes when you click on run in the .
Due to the inability of this converter to produce a reliable export of the DVD I cannot recommend this version.
The cost is very low at $39.95 for a lifetime license and if they were to correct the problems it would be well worth to have.

The next one tested was Acrok Video Converter Ultimate version 6.0.96.1129
This converter can do DVD and Blue ray disks.
It has many of the same features as the Wonderfox Converter.
An added feature is the ability to preview a video in a player on the right side.
Another added feature is a much more powerful editor with abilities to Trim, Crop, add 3D, add an effect, add a watermark, add a subtitle and ability to fade, replace or remove the Audio.
I have run into disks that it wouldn't load proper but you can get around this by loading the vob files from the disk and check the merge check box under settings.
It too is buggie in that it crashes when first launched but after relaunching it tends to be more stable.
For the price of $59.00 it's not bad and the results are pretty good.

DVDFab 10.0.9.0 was the last one tested.
Without a doubt this one is the best one I tested.
It's ability to auto crop the video so that the output is widescreen makes it much easier to use.
It has the ability to Trim, Crop, add a watermark, add Subtitles and adjust the Brightness, Contrast or Saturation of the video.
It's a top shelf product which comes with a top shelf price.
If you are serious on Copying, Ripping or Converting Blu Ray, DVD or Video files then this is the product to get.
The cost for the full package is $369 but you can just buy it in separate parts.
For instance if you only wish to rip DVDs then that part will cost $79 for a lifetime license.
Or you can also get the Blu-ray ripper lifetime license for $119

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