If you have a large collection of DVD discs, and you hope to make a digital copy with high quality to store to prevent scratched or lost, in this way, you can also be easily playback anytime. Then, converting DVD to DivX or Xvid is the best choice because these video codec formats are supremely competent for compressing large video and audio files while keeping the original quality. So, how to convert DVD to DivX or Xvid without effort?
With the easy-to-use interface, VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper is an amazing tool for you to convert DVD movie discs into DivX/Xvid video formats or some other popular formats at the fastest speed. Taking its professional functions, you can get the best output video with high quality as you like.
Apart from that, it offers a trial version of the program for new users. You can get it for free by clicking the "Download" icon below so as to follow my steps better.
The Windows version of VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper released a new version which has big changes compared with the old version. But the new version for Mac is still under the development. That means the interface and the operation of Windows and Mac will be different.
After you've launched the program, its main interface would appear below. Click the "Load DVD" button on the top bar to select and load DVD source files to the program. And as you can see, there has a preview window on the right side for you to view the loaded videos.
Move your mouse to the bottom left corner of the interface. Click the "Rip All to" button to pop up the format list, you can select DivX or Xvid under the "Video" tab. In addition, you can also click the "Settings" button to adjust video resolution, frame rate and so on. If you need to set the destination of the converted files, click the "Browse" button to set your desired output path.
Now, return to the main interface and select the DVD videos you want by clicking the checkbox in front of the corresponding files. Subsequently, you have to click the "Rip All" button to start to rip DVD movie files to DivX/Xvid. The ripping speed usually depends on the DVD file size and your network condition.
When the whole ripping process is finished, you can find the converted videos at the target folder you set. Well, you can play them using DivX/Xvid compatible players.
Here I just give a brief introduction of Divx/Xvid, which makes you better know the origin, connection and difference of them.
As mentioned before, DviX and Xvid are the video codecs with excellent video compression technology. The birth of DviX is due to the restriction of MPEG-4 encoder which is developed by Microsoft. It is much to be regretted that MPEG-4 encoder is the closed one. That means people are not free to watch and edit the videos from it. Later some people break MPEG-4 encoder and they develop another brand new encoder, that's the origin of DivX.
Despite the fact the technical origin of Divx is disgraceful, it still has received frequent usage for its merits like keeping the original edition, occupying much smaller space, more flexible and simpler operations and convenient transmission. DivX has gained popularity and spread widely among the internet and pirated compact discs. The advantage of DivX is accepted by people much more.
However, Divx languished for various reasons. Another new encoder - Xvid comes up that greatly increases the function and efficiency. It is one absolutely open-source encoder and written based on open DivX.
Generally speaking, Xvid has better video quality relatively than DivX while the compressing speed is slower. On the contrary, DIVX has faster compression speed than Xvid while it has lower video quality.