"Easy DVD Ripper"


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Is it legal to copy DVD movie?

"Easy DVD Rip" may be used to facilitate copying media in which you own the copyright or have obtained permission to copy from the copyright owner. If you are not the copyright owner or you have not obtained permission to copy from the copyright owner, you may be violating copyright laws and you may be subject to claims for damages and/or criminal penalties. This program is not meant for those who intend on breaking copyright laws. In no way will we be held responsible if you do. Any other illegal use of this program is strictly prohibited.

This program is intended for use in countries where DVD Copying is legal. Please take the time to find out if it is legal in your country of residence. We are not liable and can not be hold responsible for your actions. We are not responsible for any direct or indirect loss to the end user by using this program. You agree to waive all liabilities associated with this program to the provider and associates.

The program is not working, I can't rip my DVD successfully.  How to fix this problem?

Your DVD's may be protected/encrypted, Click here for more information.

If you still encountered this error message after installed the Professional full version, your DVD's may be protected by new protection, please email us with the name of your DVD movies.

What do I need to prepare before starting to convert my DVDs?

Before you run Easy DVD Rip, please UNINSTALL any DVD decrypting programs (e.g. DVD43, AnyDVD, DVDIdle, DVD Region+CSS Free) from your computer if you installed them, then reboot your computer. Those programs can affect the operation of Easy DVD Rip.

If you think your DVD's may be protected/encrypted, please Click here for more information.

Ensure the DVD you wish to convert is clean (no finger prints) and not scratched.

Ensure you have sufficient hard-disk space.

If you are using external USB DVD drive, please make sure it is connected to the computer directly without using USB hub.

Read through the Getting Started Guide.

I noticed blockiness and pixerlization in the AVI output video, what's wrong with it?

It is usually solved by highering the bitrate. Regardless of all other settings, the highering the bitrate will result in higher quality output. You can change the selected codec's bitrate by clicking on the 'Configure' button on the 'Video Codec' setting window.

The program can't detect my inserted DVD movie, what's wrong with it?

Please click the "Refresh" button on the Settings and Options page. If it still can't detect your DVD, please try to restart the program after you inserted the DVD disc.

When I was converting DVD's to DivX AVI file, the program crashed. What's wrong with it?

DivX version 5.2.1 is known to have some problems with certain DVD discs when used with Easy DVD Rip. Although not very common, in certain cases, this particulare version is crashing, and as a result crashing Easy DVD Rip with it. DivX version 5.1.1 and version 6.0 do not suffer from this problem and can be used when such a problem is noticed.

Also, this same version, 5.2.1 does not work under Windows 2000. The reason is not known, but the codec does not show in the standard video codecs window.

Version 6.0 for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista: http://www.divx.com/divx/codec.php

Version 5.1.1 for Windows 98/Me: http://www.subsys.ca/fichiers/Codec/DivX511.exe 

I am using Windows 98/Me, I have problems converting my DVDs.

Your DVD-device might need to have DMA (Direct Memory Access) enabled. From the Control Panel, double-click System, then from the Device Manager tab, under CD/DVD ROM double-click the DVD-device where your DVD is inserted. In the Settings tab you should find a check-box name DMA, toggling the state might help (i.e. Enable it if it is disabled, and Disable it if it is enabled.) If this doesn't help or you get problems on other software, then please remember to set these changes back.

What is VCD?

Please click here for details.

What is SVCD?

Please click here for details.

What is AVI and Codec?

Please click here for details.

Note: For AVI output, you must have 3-rd party Video and Audio codecs installed.  XviD (video) and MP3 (audio) codecs are provided with Easy DVD Rip.

Where can I download DivX, XviD, and MP3 codecs?

Download DivX (video) codec here:

http://www.divx.com/divx/codec.php (version 6.0 for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista)

http://www.subsys.ca/fichiers/Codec/DivX511.exe (version 5.1.1 for Windows 98/Me)

http://download.divxmovies.com/DivX521ME98.exe (version 5.2.1 for Windows 98/Me)

Download XviD (video) codec here:


Download MP3 (audio) codec here:


Can other software conflict with the operation of Easy DVD Rip?

- Most of the DVD decrypting programs can affect the operation of Easy DVD Rip, so please UNINSTALL any DVD decrypting programs (e.g. DVD43, AnyDVD, DVDIdle, DVD Region+CSS Free) from your computer if you installed them, then reboot your computer.

- Some packet writing software will constantly talk to your CD writer, and can cause a number of issues while our program try to burn a CD. Please disable these software if you experience problems. Well known packet writing software includes: InCD,Veritas Record Now, DLA, B's Clip, DirectCD, and InstantRead/InstantWrite.

- Some anti-virus software can cause errors while burning. If you experience problems while burning, you can disable the software temporarily by right clicking on the icon in the lower right side of the task bar. When the burn is complete, the software can be reactivated. Well known anti-virus software includes: McAfee virusscan and Norton AntiVirus.

The audio is Out of Sync, what's wrong with it?

In all output formats Audio and Video are synchronized based on data provided in the source DVD. In some rare cases there might be slight difference in the Audio/Video timing. This might be noticed in conversation scenes and scenes with sudden sounds, such as firing a gun or an explosion. Although most DVD's provide the exact information for perfect synchronization, some don't. Even worse is when some DVD's compensate for some delay that some set-top systems suffer from.

Since Easy DVD Rip complies with the DVD specifications, it will produce a 100% synchronized output when the source DVD provides accurate information. Nonetheless, some rare DVD's were found to report inaccurate information at some random point within the main movie. Although unnoticeable, these disks will produce output files that have a slight Audio/Video delay.

Also, if you have selected MP3 audio codec for AVI output, please select attribute with CBR (Constant Bit Rate).

How much disk space do I need to store the output files? How many CD-R's are required to burn one DVD?

The output files may have different sizes, based on the user setting and options. For VCD format, a typical CD-R (650MB) holds 74 minutes of video, where for SVCD format, a CD-R (650MB) typically holds 35 minutes of video, thus, a Hollywood standard movie (135 minutes) will take as much as 2 CD-Rs when encoded in VCD, and 4 CD-Rs when encoded in SVCD. As for AVI, most Audio and Video codecs have options to set the bitrate manually. The output can vary from a few KB/second to a few MB/second based on the Video and Audio (if available) settings.

The user is recommended to have at least 2GB (2000MB) of free space on any hard disk.

How can I make the DVD ripping result fit in a CD-R?

If the size of your CD-R is 650 MB (74 mintues), you should choose "650 MB / 74 Min" as the Split Size on Settings and Options page.

Why can't I play the burned VCD/SVCD in my VCD/SVCD player?

Sometimes this problem is caused by media incompatibility issues. If a CD does not play or work after you have burned the medium, choose another medium brand and repeat the burning process. Eventually, you may have to lower the burning speed. Many writers are not compatible with cheap or old media (blanks). The quality of some blanks is actually so bad, that the specified maximum speed cannot be reached in most cases. Find a combination of writer, disc and player that work together.

Why can't I play my CD-RW in my VCD/SVCD player?

For VCD/SVCD, you'll want to work with CD-R rather than CD-RW because you may not be able to play CD-RW discs in normal VCD/SVCD players.


How long does it take to convert a DVD movie?

Converting Audio and Video is CPU intensive. On the fastest machines, the conversion can take hours (depending on the video length, settings and the hardware). But we recommend Intel P4 or AthlonXP at 1500MHz or more. The program is compatible with AMD-64 and Intel-EMT64.

Note: The process does not require your constant attention, so you can start the process before you go to bed or while you're at work.

Some subtitles are missing, why is that?

In some very rare cases some of the subtitles might get very little on-screen time that it's hard to read them or might be skipped altogether.

After the conversion completed, why can't I rip again?

In certain cases, some DVD drives do not change back to the "Ready" state after it had processed large amounts of data (DVD). If that happens the computer needs to be restarted before you can rip again.

Sometimes I get an autorun installation window after I inserted my DVD movie, should I install it?

These programs are DVD software viewers that often come on DVD movie discs, and will try to install themselves every time you watch a movie on your computer. You are not recommended to install these viewers. They are poor quality viewers and we suggest that you use WinDVD or PowerDVD.


Why can't I use the DVD drives installed in the computer?

You may not have security rights to use the DVD drives. To give access rights to a non-administrative user, do the following:

1) Open 'Control Panel' and click on 'Administrative Tools'.

2) Double click on 'Local Security Policy'.

3) Double click on 'Security Options'.

4) Double click on 'Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on users only'.

5) Click on Enabled.

Note: DVD access is not currently possible for users with Non-Administrative rights for Windows XP Home Edition. This limitation does not apply to the Windows XP Professional Edition.

Windows hanged while burning VCD/SVCD, what's wrong with it?

Make sure that no other program that accesses CD/DVDs uses the AIN (Auto-Insert Notification) function during the burning process. If this function is activated, the burned CD may not be finalized correctly. In the worst case, the operating system will hang. We strongly suggest that you de-activate AIN:


Windows 98/ME Settings:

1) Open 'Control Panel' and click on 'System'.

2) Select 'Device Manager' tab.

3) Click on the CD-Rom icon.

4) For every CD/DVD device in the list, do the following:

Select the Device.

Select 'Settings'.

Enable 'Disconnect'.

Enable 'Sync Data Transfer'.

Disable 'Auto Insert Notification'.

Enable 'DMA' (if available).

Click on 'OK'.

5) Repeat #4 for each device.

6) Reboot the system for settings to take effect.


Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista Settings:

Windows NT4 must have Service Pack 6 installed.

Set the following registry value to disable Auto-Insert Notification using RegEdit.exe: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/Cdrom/Autorun=0

How to upgrade?

Easy DVD Rip registered users are entitled to free upgrades. The latest version of Easy DVD Rip uses the same registration key as your previous version, download the latest trial version from our download page (http://www.homedvdcopy.com) and install it over the old version without erasing your configuration. Finally, use your registration key to register it (it may recognize your registration automatically).

I lost my registration key, how can I get it back?

Please contact us with the software name, your registration name, email address and possibly OrderID or TransactionID at support@homedvdcopy.com.

I'm a registered user and my copy says it is unregistered, what should I do?

You need to enter your registration key into the program to tell the program that you have registered. You should have received a email from us after you ordered with your registration key and instructions on how to enter it into the program. Just follow these instructions and enter your key into the program.

I'm a registered user and I need to download again?

You can download the latest trial version from our download page and then use your registration key to register it. If you don't still have your registration key, please contact us with the software name, your registration name, email address and possibly OrderID or TransactionID at support@homedvdcopy.com.

How can I uninstall Easy DVD Rip?

You can click on the "Programs -> Easy DVD Rip -> Uninstall Easy DVD Rip" shortcut from the Start menu or you can uninstall the program by going to "Add/Remove Programs" in Control Panel and selecting "Easy DVD Rip" from the program list.

If you have any other questions please let us know.

 Thank you,

Technical Support




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