VIDEODUKE review

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Version 1.0
Developer Eltima
Website https://mac.eltima.com/video-downloader.html

 

ABOUT ELTIMA

 

Eltima is a software developer for Windows and Mac related applications. They are in business for 15 years and provide smaller but useful utilities. SyncMate and Folx are some fine examples of their applications. Their latest video downloader VideoDuke application  ( version1.0 ) is a neat and practical application which we will discuss in this review.

 

VIDEODUKE 


VideoDuke being a simple and straightforward media downloader has a truly easy Safari like interface taking you directly to; Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion. VideoDuke faces some stiff competition as there are loads of media-downloaders available. So Eltima takes a gamble in introducing yet another downloader which needs to be different and better than others. This small review will discover if Eltima launched a winner or just another downloader to choose from.

INTERFACE


VideoDuke’s interface changes from Simple to Advanced depending on the initial start for a download. The basic ( Safari like ) interface is more then absolutely minimalistic, as it only shows the 3 basic media sources available from start.
When you ‘ paste’ a for instance YouTube link in the search bar, the application connects (finds) the location and displays the source. The interface now presents the source and the option for choice of download quality, then press download and you’re done!

The quality options are:  which are a good variety to choose from!

 

ADVANCED INTERFACE

The ‘advanced’ interface provides some extra download fields as it shows all available downloadable media on the given location. This makes it easier when you wish to choose your downloads instead of having just the one link ready for download. The images below show the same single link but visible as the main source ( mp4 in this case ) and in the advanced mode showing all separate items available for download like the scripts, images, music etc.

So it just depends on what and how you wish to download from the location. It works really well and I found no strange behaviour in any way downloading any source. So well done Eltima.

 

DOWNLOAD CAPABILITIES

 

Full YouTube Playlists and Channels
With VideoDuke you’ll be able to save complete channels and playlists off YouTube. Just as with separate videos, you can select quality for each video: 1440p, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p, or 180p.

MP3 Downloader
VideoDuke will also download YouTube videos as audio files. No conversion needed – you will simply get a soundtrack instead of the original YouTube clip. The app keeps the audio track title and album art and can save files as WebM, MP3 or other available formats.

 

Main characteristics of VideoDuke are:
  • VideoDuke  – version 1.0 offers the fastest and the highest quality online video/audio downloads. It’s an easy tool for those who want to save the YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and other online media.
  • VideoDuke has a minimalistic and friendly interface. It’s main window gives you fast access to the most popular video hosting services – YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. Choose any and search for videos hosted there directly from VideoDuke interface.
  • Doesn’t matter if your video is a live stream, a YouTube playlist or channel, a soundtrack from your favorite online movie or Flash animation or subtitles related to the video, you can download it. With VideoDuke you can save your downloads in various formats (WebM, MP4, 3GP, MP3, M4A) and resolutions (1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p, 180p).
  • VideoDuke operates in two modes: simple and advanced. When you paste a direct link to your video, you can choose file format and resolution and click Download. Advanced mode will offer you extended info on whatever is locate at the link you pasted with the possibility to download various external resources used by the video and filter content by the type – video, audio, or Flash.

 

PREFERENCES

Setting ‘preferences’ is limited to some basic choices, like where to store your downloads but leaves nothing to be desired yet I think.

WHAT COULD BE ADDED !

VideoDuke performs great and is so easy in use, and supports an extension located in your browsers bookmarks!  To get this extra bookmark, you need to drag the extension to your bookmarks bar and you’re set. Browsing any media-site and wish to download, just hit this extension and VideoDuke will open and set the location automatically for you.
A small improvement would be:  ‘ when hovering on any media and using the right-mouseclick a popup appearing like; Send link to VideoDuke (MP4, Audio or Permute )’.

The bookmark is  basically doing a similar job as the popup, but being a nerd this extra integration would be nice.

 

VERDICT

VideoDuke is a truly minimalistic media download application performing really well and supporting most formats. It’s nearly perfect being a downloader, but could benefit from an even deeper integration with your personal browser. As a standalone application it’s all honours to the developers, but with an even better system integration it would be perfect. Well that’s my opinion anyway.
VideoDuke impressed with solid performance and immaculate interface. No thrills but just doing a great job. If you are looking for a media-downloader I suggest you try VideoDuke and see if it suits your needs. I for one am delighted with a
great working application for a small price.

 

 

DIGIARTY VIDEOPROC 3.0 review

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Version 3.0
Developer  Digiarty Software Inc.
Website https://www.videoproc.com/

 

ABOUT DIGIARTY

Established in 2006, Digiarty is a software company specialized in multimedia software solutions.

 

ABOUT VIDEOPROC 3.0

VideoProc preserves the main feature of MacX Video Converter Pro for Mac, namely, video conversion. It uniquely adopts Intel QSV, NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC, and AMD powered level-3 hardware acceleration tech, thus converting, compressing and processing Blu-ray videos, HDTV/HD-camcorders videos, 4K UHD HEVC/H.264 videos, 1080p multi-track HD videos, standard MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG and other videos 64x faster than real time.

Apart from fast video converter, VideoProc is also integrated with other useful and powerful tools, including video editor to cut, crop, merge, split and do other edit tasks, music converter to change audio formats, DVD converter to digitize discs, downloader to save online videos and music, and screen/webcam recorder. It is a piece of fully featured video processing software perfectly compatible with the newest macOS Mojave (32bit & 64bit) and lower systems.

It enables you to download videos and music and convert YouTube to MP4, MP3for offline playback. Over 320+ video and 50+ audio codecs help you to convert 4K UHD, MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, VOB, etcto any video or audio format. It offers the world’s first video converter supporting Intel QSV hardware acceleration, 16X faster than before and no quality loss. It also empowers you to record & capture screen video, make photo slideshow, and more.

 

INSTALLATION & PREFERENCES

Installing VideoProc 3.0 is done by dragging and dropping the application in your Mac Applications folder. Thats it, no more stuff to do. Now register your application and you’re all set for a discovery of all its settings and features. VideoProc 3.0 is LOADED with everything you could possibly want from a Video processing application and even ‘more’ !

VideoProc 3.0 is the absolute top application for anyone interested in editing video ! The updated interface is modern and well played out. Some screenshots of available codecs, formats and the toolbox are shown :

 

 

So you must be impressed with this extremely well sorted and provided tools. We are anyway ! Its absolutely loaded with features.

CODECS & SPEED

So we’re about testing the speed and provided features/tools of VideoProc 3.0. The new interface is great and more up to date really.

 

SUPPORTED VIDEO & CODECS 

This VideoProc 3.0 processing software supports 320+ video formats and 50+ audio formats, so that it can handle nearly any video or audio that you throw into it. It easily converts and compresses 4K/1080p HD videos between MKV, MP4, MOV, M2TS, AVCHD, AVI, MOD, TOD, HEVC/H.265, H.264, MPEG4, MPEG2, etc., and converts audios among MP3, AAC, M4A, M4R, FLAC, AIFF, OGG, etc.

PROCESSING SPEED

Equipped with Intel QSV, NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC, and AMD level-3 hardware acceleration tech, Hyper-threading technology, multi-core CPU utility, and AMD 3DNow! Tech, VideoProc can process videos at a speed of up to 5X faster than similar programs in the market while preserving 98% video audio quality of the original media file.

File used: .mov codec ; 500 Mb ; conversion to 4k best quality .mp4

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VideoProc 3.0 tells you which codec supports Hardware Accelleration (HWAccel) or not. Change the quality setting to LQ(low Quality) or HQ(High Quality) and the conversion will take shorter or longer. Still VideoProc 3.0 is the fastest converter on this planet so you might as well choose HQ.

*remark:   Conversion speed depends on your Mac’s hardware configuration ! Our Mac’s are not the latest high tech versions but late 2013.

Check this link for more info about HW Acellhttps://www.videoproc.com/video-process/full-gpu-acceleration-benefits-4k-video.htm

 

All Profiles are nicely shown in the scroll list.

 

BUILD IN YOU-TUBE DOWNLOADER , CAMERA and RECORDER

VideoProc 3.0 does not only provide converting tools but also contains a great screen recorder and recorder for iMacs iSight camera. Both record in good quality ( settings ( low, medium,high ), after finishing auto open your default media player.
This is just a feature-rich, high quality and really fast video converter having all the tools to make your life easier. Its just that simple in use that there’s really not much to discuss left. It does the job brilliant and even more, so are you looking for the best converter VideoProc 3.0 will not disappoint you.

DISCOUNT 50% LINK: LINK

 

VERDICT

So we have finished testing VideoProc 3.0 and we are impressed with its performance, number of available codecs and additional tools like the screen recorder, camera recorder and ability to download straight from you-tube. It works really easy and fast with a quality finish of your precious video. I cannot find any real flaws in this product ! It absolutely is the best video converter/editing software combination application on the market, offering more then just a basic converter. It looks great, is loaded with features and tops it all with the fastest conversion time found ! The fantastic ‘Toolbox’ offers great options for editing your precious video. We have not found any competitor offering as many editing tools as VideoProc. So looking for the very best video converter/editing application around ? Look no further, this is a hard to beat application. Top scores all around 10 to of 10 !! Well done Digiarty.

 

 

VIDEOSOLO VIDEO CONVERTER ULTIMATE review

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Version 1.0.18
Developer VideoSolo
Website https://www.videosolo.com

 

ABOUT VIDEOSOLO

VideoSolo is an international IT software company creating and sharing unique and highly-rated multimedia products for people who want to convert, download, edit, transfer or burn video/audio files with ease. They offer enterprise software solution for satisfying all your needs on video enjoyment including, video conversion, video editing, video sharing, DVD burning, etc.

INSTALLATION & PREFS

Installation is easy and has no additional helpers. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is able to convert Videos/Audios Between 300+ Formats including;  AVI, FLV, MP4, M4V, MKV, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, SWF, WMV, ASF, AAC, AC3, AIFF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA and more.

As this is the Ultimate version, there’s loads of additional settings to satisfy your needs! Apart from the huge formats list, it offers a not commonly found extra; ” Improve Video Quality with Video Enhancer
When you are reviewing captured video, and feel the video is not meeting your expectations like; Too dark? Overexposed? Shaking video? Don’t worry, the built-in video enhancer can improve your video quality easily. This feature is definitely something not easily found on most conversion tools. ( It does have its drawbacks, read on )

Edit Videos – Clip, Rotate, Crop, Watermark
Complete Preset Profiles for Multiple Devices
Support HD/4K UHD and 3D converting. HD/4K UHD and 3D conversion; 4K (UHD), 1080P (FHD), 720P (HD) and 480P(SD). Rip your homemade DVD to MP4.

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6X Faster Video Conversion Speed. Thanks to the Support of NVIDIA CUDA, NVENC, AMD and Intel HD Graphics hardware acceleration technology, the conversion speed is 6 times faster than normal.
No re-compression or loss of quality! ( But there are faster competitors, read on )

INTERFACE and PRACTICE USE

As do all developers they praise there software being the best there is on todays market. If that was true, there would only be one software company and no competition. Luckily for us there is competition, making the software affordable for us users and providing the novelties which others fail. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is no exception to the rule. The interface is pleasant and easy to work with. The list of formats to choose from huge, and some extra converting tools.

Load your video file and choose your desired format is basically all one needs to do. VideoSolo runs and converts without any problems. So well done VideoSolo, however of all video converters we have tested so far, there is still only one company having the fastest converter in store which is MacX Video Converter Pro. So far nothing beats its fast conversion. Then again, we may ask ourselves is that all that matters? Speed, speed and just speed?

This is not easy to answer, as in the end its all about quality really. We compared VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate to the Free version of MacXvideo ( http://www.macxdvd.com/macxvideo/ ), not for the available tools and settings, but just to see how fast a conversion can be made paid vs free converter.

Our used video file is 498 mb and in .mov format used for converting.

CONVERT .MOV to 4K 4096*2160 and use H264/4K engine.

Developeroutput in gb (higher=better)time min (lower=better)
VideoSolo Ultimate1.4111″ 07
MacXvideo free2.487″

 

Wow, check the differences in conversion time and created output file!!  So, if you just want to do simple conversion and the desired format is available in the free MacXvideo application, I say get it.
However if you want more codecs and much more editing or conversion tools ( 3D, cropping, Image enhancer etc ) VideoSolo is a great application. One of the things I really liked is the possibility to create and save your personal settings for conversion.

Well done VideoSolo ! The clean interface is a joy to work with, and sound conversion is loaded with all codecs and high settings. Is there anything to complain about using VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate ? Not really, looks nice works nice and provides all settings one could possibly need.

The ” Improve Video Quality with Video Enhancer ” section absolutely sets this application apart from all the rest. Mind you, using these extra tools make you wait a long time to finish your conversion! The 498mb .mov video file took 3 hrs 51 min to finish in highest quality. A file of only 6 minutes video! Guess what it takes to do a full video.

VERDICT

Our verdict is a bit mixed as it depends on what is important to you. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, defenitly deserves considering as it provides some extra not easily found tools ( 3D, Video Image Enhancer etc ). It is easy to work with and has some extra sound tricks in store. All conversion formats, tools are available with just a few clicks. The conversion speed however still has only one winner which is MacX Video Converter Pro.
VideoSolo developers created a truly allrounder, boasting not often found features and solid performance. Its fair price for a lifetime valid serial is doing just to this application. Finally, it looks good, works great and doesn’t cost you a lot. So try it out and convince yourself of its performance and conversion tools.

 

MAC DVDRIPPER PRO review

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ABOUT DVDSuki Software Inc.

Company information of DVDSuki Software Inc. is limited on the internet. We did find it was established in 2009, and its founder is called Alex.  Well Alex certainly did a good job creating Mac DVDRipper Pro. The name is nearly the same as MacX DVDRipper Pro, but they are two different companies.

Back in 2009, Alex, founder of DVDSuki Software, was travelling through Europe. An experienced Mac developer, he started thinking about video processing software. During his trip he grew convinced that he could build a much simpler way to save a DVD on a Mac than existed at the time, and he got to work. By the end of his European holiday, Mac DVDRipper Pro 1 had been released.

MAC DVDRIPPER PRO

MAC DVDRipper Pro has been around for many years and is a real DVD Ripper tool intended for ripping a whole DVD or just main movies etcetera. The interface is I think the easiest of all DVD rippers. This is also because it doesn’t provide many or any further ripping or output choices.
This is your real WYSIWYG ( What You See Is What You Get ) ripper. No frills just rip a DVD in 64-bit M4V format using H.264 video codec.

WHAT IS H.264

H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) is a block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard. As of 2014 it is one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of video content.[1]It supports resolutions up to 4096×2304, including 4K UHD.[2]

The intent of the H.264/AVC project was to create a standard capable of providing good video quality at substantially lower bit rates than previous standards (i.e., half or less the bit rate of MPEG-2, H.263, or MPEG-4 Part 2), without increasing the complexity of design so much that it would be impractical or excessively expensive to implement. An additional goal was to provide enough flexibility to allow the standard to be applied to a wide variety of applications on a wide variety of networks and systems, including low and high bit rates, low and high resolution video, broadcast, DVD storage, RTP/IP packet networks, and ITU-T multimedia telephony systems. The H.264 standard can be viewed as a “family of standards” composed of a number of different profiles. A specific decoder decodes at least one, but not necessarily all profiles. The decoder specification describes which profiles can be decoded. H.264 is typically used for lossy compression, although it is also possible to create truly lossless-coded regions within lossy-coded pictures or to support rare use cases for which the entire encoding is lossless.

 

FEATURES

Backup your DVDs
– DVDs can get scratched, broken, or lost. Create a DVD archive with MDRP.

Cut the Crud
– Rip just the movie. Ignore the trailers and ads.

Export to iTunes
– Our high quality M4V files can be dropped right into iTunes.

Soft Subtitles
– Subtitles can now be turned on and off using our next generation OCR engine!

Burn main-movie-only rips
– Make a backup of the main movie on a blank DVD, skipping the commercials

No BlueRay DVD’s
– BluRay’s and I guess the latest Disney DVD’s format are not supported !!

 

PREFERENCES

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HOW DOES IT PERFORM

As mentioned earlier Mac DVDRipper Pro is a basic ripping application. You will not find any different output formats as the integrated M4V format. This application is most suitable for those only interested in a plain ripping tool. No movie Trim or Crop settings. Chapter choices is present, and presented by numbers but it doesn’t show the chapter name or content, so making choices needs to be done with the integrated Player which works well.
Choosing chapters is made into a visual concept that works really well.

Somehow I am unable to capture the movie screen playing, either with Capto or Camtasia or Mac’s Screendump. So the example below is (in realtime ) showing exactly the movie chapter playing. If you want to proceed just hit the next-button as shown in this example.

 

 

 

 

MDRP is not supporting Blu-Rays according to their website. It is wise to contact the developer if you need MDRP for ripping the latest DVD formats like Disney DVD. So MDRP is defenitly not as versatile as MacX DVDRipper Pro.
Mac DVDRipper Pro does have the best subtitles ripping of all. Font is clear nicely merged into the movie.
However it needs another third party application to change the M4V output file, for use on more systems ( Windows ) or hardware needing different movie-format !! The M4V format is mainly a strictly Apple / Mac format.

 

RIP-TIME MDRP vs MACX DVDRIPPER PRO

 

 

M4V FORMAT

The M4V file format is a video container format developed by Apple and is very similar to the MP4 format. The primary difference is that M4V files may optionally be protected by DRM copy protection.

Apple uses M4V to encode video files in its iTunes Store. Unauthorized reproduction of M4V files may be prevented using Apple’s FairPlay copy protection. A FairPlay-protected M4V file can only be played on a computer authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. [1] In QuickTime, M4V videos using FairPlay DRM are identified as “AVC0 Media”.

 

VERDICT

So I have come up with some minor points for MDRP ( Mac DVDRipper Pro), but is it not good? If I would just want to use Mac’s and its M4V for a full ( or chapter ) DVD Rip, I would choose Mac DVDRipper Pro. Why you may ask? Because its the easiest ripper in this format and produces great output files with merged subtitles. Ripping speed is 100% slower then MacX DVDRipper Pro however, and its use is limited to just DVD format. Blu-Rays etc are not supported and this is where I feel MDRP is missing out compared to the competition. Blu-Ray is standard DVD format nowadays, so we need an application doing it all. Shame really as I feel MDRP is outstanding in use, video and subtitles quality.

MACX DVD RIPPER PRO review

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Version 5.7.0
Developer Digiarty Software Inc.
Website https://www.macxdvd.com

 

ABOUT DIGIARTY

Established in 2006, Digiarty is a software company specialized in multimedia software solutions. There product range is extensive and available for Mac as well as Windows users. MacXDVD Software offers a wide range of award-winning DVD backup, video converter, video downloader, iPhone manager tool etc for Mac users, including MacX DVD Ripper Pro, MacX Video Converter Pro, MacX MediaTrans, MacX YouTube Downloader

 

MACX DVD RIPPER PRO

DVD ripper for Mac users to rip any format at fast speed (5 min only to rip a full DVD) and original quality. It supports all known DVDs (new DVD, 99-title DVD, damaged & unplayable DVD) and rip DVD’s / ISO images in all sorts of formats, including DVD to MP4, HEVC/H.265, H.264, MOV, FLV, MPEG4, AVI, QT, MP3, etc. With 350+ preset profiles, the DVD ripper makes it easy to convert DVDs for playback on iTunes, QuickTime, Apple iPhone iPad, Android, PS4, TV, etc.

You can also clone DVD to ISO image at 1:1 ratio and copy DVD title to MPEG2 and MKV with all videos, audios and subtitles.

INTERFACE

The interface of MacX DVD Ripper Pro is easy and well layed out.  But personally I feel it needs a more 2D look to match the Apple looks. Its just a personal vision, and has nothing to do with it being good or bad. One thing I would like to see different is that when ‘ripping’ is active, the ripping-overlay can not be moved to show the information beneath. You can’t check anymore wether you opted for the ‘ merge titles ‘  yes or no. Now you just have to wait for the end result instead of aborting the ripping and correct your choice made. Thats the only real thing I can think of design wise. It all covers every aspect of DVD Ripping and offers I think all possible options one might need. So happy with the interface layout, we checked the options in the menu.

Options only specify output Folders and language, so pretty basic one time settings.

 

 

WHAT CAN MACX DVD RIPPER PRO DO !     ALL OPTIONS !

 

This is just a full capture of the developers website statements about their MacX DVD Ripper Pro. So it seems to loaded with options available for a clean and fast job.

 

  • Convert DVD to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV
    MacX DVD Ripper Pro lets you rip any DVD on Mac.
    Rip DVD to iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus/6/5s/5, iPad Air/Air 2, iPad Mini 4/3/Mini with Retina display, iPad 4/3/2, iPad Pro, iPod touch 5/4, iPod classic, The new Apple TV, etc.
  • DVD to Android Mobile/Pad, Microsoft, Sony Devices
    Built in 350+ profiles and brand new core technology, this Mac DVD Ripper not only provides a perfect solution for Apple devices, but also covers almost all popular multimedia devices, like:
    Android Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S7 edge/S6 Edge/Edge +/S6/S5, Note 8/7/5/4/Note Edge, Galaxy Tab S,
    Nokia Lumia 2520,
    Google New Nexus 7,
    Asus MeMo Pad 7,
    Huawei Mate 10/Ascend P7,
    HTC One M9,
    Microsoft Surface Pro 4/3/2,
    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX8.9, Xperia XZ/Z5/C4/M4/X Compact, WP8, Xbox, Zune, PSP, PS3, PS4, PDA, MP3 player, etc.
  • Trim, Crop, Merge, Add External Subtitle
    Trim — Extract video clips/segments from DVD to cut off the trailers and ads.
    Crop — Crop frame size to edit out any unwanted borders, backdrops.
    Merge — Join and combine separate movie titles into a single video file.
    Add External Subtitle — Attach your preferred language subtitle to movie.
  • 1:1 Copy DVD to ISO Image, MKV, MPEG2
    The “Copy” feature lets you backup DVD with original video/audio quality in a few minutes. You can copy DVD on Mac based MacBook Pro/Air, Mac Mini and iMac 5K with lossless output quality and original 5.1 channels Dolby AC3/DTS audio.
    It will produce a single MPEG2 file so you can store it on your Mac or USB hard drive, play it with VLC or QuickTime Player. It also features cloning DVD to ISO image, backing up DVD to MKV on Mac OS X.
  • Upload DVD Videos to YouTube, Metacafe, Break
    MacX DVD ripping software, provides easy upload to popular video sharing site, like YouTube, Google, Facebook, Vimeo etc.
  • Adjustable Parameter Settings for Advanced Users
    For  ” Advanced ” users, MacX DVD Ripper gives you the choice to adjust the decoder/encoder parameters to suit a particular use.
    The output settings can be adjusted in terms of video codec, video bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, resolution, audio codec, audio channel, audio sample rate, bitrates, etc.
  • Extract Audio and Snapshot Images from DVD
    MacX DVD Ripper is capable of extracting picture from DVD movie. It also helps you rip MP3 music from the DVD.
  • Advanced Tech to Optimize the Ripping Process
    Supporting Hyper-Threading, batch conversion, and Multi-Core CPU processing on Mac, the advanced function “Run as Safe Mode” and “Advanced Deinterlacing Accelerator” will also smooth the conversion and improve the video effect.
  • World’s No.1 Fast Speed and High Quality
    With batch conversion, hyper-threading, multi-core CPU and the unique Intel QSV tech, you can make maximum use of CPU and GPU and get the utmost out of hardware acceleration to speed up DVD ripping.
    The “High Quality Engine” helps to make sure the output quality keeping the same as the original. This DVD ripper for Mac can rip a full DVD in 5 minutes only without any output quality loss.

 

DVD RIP TESTING

According to their website this is to be the worlds fastest DVD Ripper. Well we’re going to find out if that statement is true. The interface is easy to work with and shows all available configurations. The choices made for ripping may vary from person to person. Its a true ‘ all benefit ‘ application. It handles all DVD’s ( also the latest types ), and rips any encryption or protected DVD.

Rip encrypted or protected DVD
(Support DVDs with CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS encryption, RCE Region protection, etc.)

 

 

 

In order to test we use an original DVD:
The Trade video length 1:54:25 , full DVD , High Quality H264, Merging titles, slightly better sound output and use the High Quality Engine. So we set it up to some better quality instead of the basic settings.

MacX Full DVD Rip optimised settings:  Rip Time 58 min.    Aimersoft DVD Ripper : Rip Time  86 min.
Basic settings H264 / High Quality Engine off:    Rip Time 58 min.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro              Aimersoft DVD Ripper      Cisdem Video Converter

58 min.                                       86 min.                                75 min.

 

The ripping of the movie EDISON is even more surprising !   Check out the ripping time differences.

 

An astonishing difference in ripping performance ! It beats competition by approx. 29% and  50 % and  >100%  more speed!  Checking other reviews, they all show the same results as we’ve just produced.
So we can be confident this will reproduce in other tests. Now ripping time is one mayor aspect but the other is as important, which is the output quality produced. Besides great speed the output quality is exelent.

Okay, your ripping is done now its time for exporting. MacX DVD Ripper Pro supports upload to websites such as YouTube, Google, Metacafe, Facebook, etc.

Digiarty Inc. website claims a 5 min DVD Rip. Well though this application is fast and works great, the 5 minutes ripping is a bit of marketing talk. Contacting Digiarty Inc. about the findings and results, lead to the following explanation:
The 5 min for a full DVD rip, is performed with Sandbridge Intel CPU and bla bla… in the end I am unable to reproduce this ripping time or come even close !!
Great thats solved for me, but I don’t want buyers to think they can actually rip a full DVD in 5 minutes. There’s also one other aspect I noticed. The subtitles look somewhat better with for example MDRP.app ( Mac DVDRipper Pro) which produces better looking subtitels. Option wise, MacX has best solutions for any DVD.

 

TRIM , CROP , MERGE & ADD

A nice feature is the Trim & Crop option which is easily performed and has a well designed interface.

 

Coupon CodeSoftwareLicense TypeProduct IDDiscounts
18SUMOFFMacX Video Converter ProLifetime4712746$26.95/55% OFF
1 Year4712743$19.95/56% OFF
MacX DVD Ripper ProLifetime4712185$35.95/47% OFF
1 Year4712171$29.95/50% OFF
MacX MediaTransLifetime4693707$26.95/55% OFF
1 Year4693697$19.95/50% OFF
MacX DVD Video Converter Pro PackLifetime4526664$39.95/64% OFF
MacX Media Management SuiteLifetime4705062$45.95/73% OFF

 

VERDICT

MacX DVD Ripper Pro is one of the best DVD Rippers available now. It has all the options one needs for a clean and fast dvd-rip. In fact MacX DVD Ripper seems to be really fast, it beats competitors with 29% – 100% faster ripping. Great speed, and great output quality makes this application the one to buy. Its a fair price for an application thats this good. It rips any encryption or protected disc and also does 1:1 copies. The acclaimed 5 minutes DVD rip is marketing and not realistic. The Trim and Crop options work really well, as some competition lacks the ease of operation. MacX takes every DVD as others fail to load the main movie. Nothing is perfect in life, but MacX is best of its class if you want to have extensive control.
MacX DVD Ripper Pro is iPhoneX and 8 ready, so get your wallet out if you’re looking for a great DVD ripper.

 

 

ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO review

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Version: 6.5.2
Developer: Eltima Software
Website: http://mac.eltima.com/media-player.html

 

ELTIMA

Eltima is a software developer for Windows and Mac related applications. They are in business for 15 years and provide smaller but useful utilities. SyncMate and Folx are some fine examples of their applications. Their media player application called Elmedia Player Pro ( version 6.5 ) is a neat and practical application which we will discuss in this review.

 

ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO

Eltima’s Elmedia Player is available in a free and paid PRO version. The differences are stated below. Your OS X system has its Quick Time player which is a fairly basic media player and supports not enough features for the media enthusiast.

Elmedia Player listing of what the free version can do and QuickTime Player is unable to: Open DVD VIDEO_TS folders, natively play FLV, SWF, XAP, DIVX, DAT, and other formats, internet browsing without leaving the application, compile media playlists, and open browser videos via optional bookmarklet.

This is where free applications like VLC ( which is good ) and the free Elmedia Player present a much better media player all round. So why? should you opt for a paid media player like Eltima’s
‘Elmedia Player Pro’ which will set you back $ 19.95.

Its the extra features in the Pro version that make you want the Pro version in order to use its full potential. Downloading from You Tube, streaming, converting and grabbing screens are options
making the media enthusiast choose for this Pro version.


PRO’s EXTRA FEATURES

Additional features include downloading from the Internet – videos, their soundtracks, RTMP streams, animations, converting Flash EXE files into SWF format, taking still screenshots from the video, and much more.

#OptionsFreePRO
1Save videos, including RTMP streams, and external resources required by SWF animations✔️
2Download videos and soundtracks from YouTube✔️
3Adjust playback settings✔️
4Grab a still from a video or make a set of images✔️
5Convert Projector EXE files into SWF format✔️
6Stream music and videos from Elmedia Player to other devices with AirPlay support and vice versa.✔️
7Playback FLV, SWF, AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, DIVX, DAT and many more videos on your Mac✔️✔️
8Browse Internet from the app window using built-on web browser✔️✔️
9Use Open Online Video and watch YouTube videos in player without ads✔️✔️
10Enjoy watching Flash files in full-screen mode✔️✔️
11Pin the player window on top of other running apps✔️✔️
12Compile and edit media playlists✔️✔️
13Edit subtitles✔️✔️
14Choose an audio track for playback – multiple tracks are supported✔️✔️
15Integrate the app with Growl and browsers✔️✔️
16Utilize app’s own volume control✔️✔️
1710 band audio equalizer with presets (Large Hall, Party, etc).✔️✔️
18Make your videos better by adjusting video brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness, reduce noise, etc.✔️✔️
19Fit image into screen by changing aspect ratio✔️✔️
20Change playback speed to optimize video viewing✔️✔️
21Experiment with image layout – rotate, flip, mirror✔️✔️
22Apple Remote Control makes things easier – use it to the maximum✔️✔️
23A-B loop for continuous playback of a certain part of the video✔️✔️
24Match audio to video in case they are not in sync✔️✔️
25Match subtitles to video in case they are not in sync✔️✔️
26Use any subtitles file with the video you downloaded✔️✔️
27Double-click for Play/Pause, Enter/Exit full screen✔️✔️
28On-screen display of actions, like pausing, flipping, rotating videos, etc.✔️✔️
29Hardware acceleration for ultimate HD experience✔️✔️
30External audio tracks support✔️✔️
ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO performance & PREFS
HD performance is great due to hardware accelerated decoding, Playing YouTube video via Open Online Video option of Elmedia Player you’ll see subtitles right where they belong.
The free and paid Pro version include an in-app web browser, and can be used to parse video, audio, or Flash content from any URL.
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VERDICT
Elmedia Player Pro is a far more powerful alternative to QuickTime Player. The ability to download web material is a real bonus to the paid version. Its got a good interface and solid performance
enabling you to deal with any video or media format and includes an in-app web browser. If you’re in for an upgrade to QuickTime this is a great application.
 5 STARs