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How to Convert DVD to WMV (Windows Media Video) Files

It is hard to convert DVD to WMV if you didn't find a right DVD Ripper. People may get the DVD ripped with audio out of sync, a slight stutter in the ripped video, a discernable jerking in the output video.

There are lots of ways to rip DVD movies to WMV, be it DVD Decrypter, which is open-source but needs you to be kind of tech geek to get DVD movies to Windows Media Player done, or HandBrake, which you can't limit the maximum bitrate causing some skipping on high action scenes. Those are freeware but not that satisfying, right? That's where we come in.

We need an easy-to-use DVD video to WMV Converter that fits for everyone, not only for advanced users but also for jackaroo. So when you want to play DVD to Windows Media Player, import DVD to Windows Movie Maker, Blackberry, Zune or others multimedia players, or share your DVD with your friends and family by uploading them to YouTube, Facebook or MySpace by converting your DVD files to WMV.

Follow the steps to complete your conversion with DVD Ripper (If you are using Mac OS, you can refer to DVD Ripper for Mac.

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1 Add files

Load DVD, DVD folder, DVD ISO/IFO by clicking "Load DVD" button and it's pull down button.

DVD to WMV Converter

Additional video editing features you could take advantage of when you are ripping your DVD movies:

  • Crop – Set the video zoom to 16:9/4:3/full screen.
  • Effect – Make special effect through brightness, contrast, saturation, built-in effects.
  • Watermark – Add text or pictures on the video.

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And if you want to get Video in HD, you may also can convert DVD video to WMV HD files by choose HD WMV as the output video format.

2 Select "WMV-Windows Media Video (*wmv) as output format

After loading DVD to DVD Ripper, just click the "Profile' drop down list to select "WMV-Windows Media Video (*wmv)" as output format. Default settings are recommended, advanced users can also click the 'Settings' button to customize video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, encoder, etc.

Note: If you wanna extract background music from DVDs and convert to WMA files, Just select Profile "Convert to -> Common audio -> WMA-Windows Media Audio (*wma).

Then click "Browse" button in output setting area, select a destination folder in the dialog box that opens.

WMV Converter Output Format

3 Start to convert DVD movies to WMV

After finishing the above settings, and click "Start" button on the main interface to start the conversion. After conversion, just click the "Find Target", and you will access the output WMV files.

Here is the video tutorial on how to rip DVD movies to WMV:

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