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iFunia DVD Ripper 4.1.1 Review

Editor’s Note: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) forbids circumventing copy encryptions contained on commercial discs.

Our Verdict

If you’re not in a big hurry to get your DVDs ripped, this application yields high-quality results.

For

  • This software rips DVD movies for a long list of devices, including computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming systems.

Against

  • It is among the slowest DVD rippers we reviewed.
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iFunia DVD Ripper image: This shows the main interface with a movie loaded, ready to be ripped and converted.

iFunia DVD Ripper image: This shows the main interface with a movie loaded, ready to be ripped and converted.
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iFunia DVD Ripper image: This shows where you can manipulate technical aspects of your rip, like frame rate and bitrate.

iFunia DVD Ripper image: This shows where you can manipulate technical aspects of your rip, like frame rate and bitrate.
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iFunia DVD Ripper image: This is the profile library that lets you optimize your rip for things like smartphones, tablets, gaming systems and software.

iFunia DVD Ripper image: This is the profile library that lets you optimize your rip for things like smartphones, tablets, gaming systems and software.
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iFunia DVD Ripper image: The trimming tool lets you cut away unwanted footage.

iFunia DVD Ripper image: The trimming tool lets you cut away unwanted footage.
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iFunia DVD Ripper image: You can alter video values such as brightness and contrast and even add basic picture filters.

iFunia DVD Ripper image: You can alter video values such as brightness and contrast and even add basic picture filters.
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iFunia DVD Ripper image: You can add a watermark to your video. This application supports both text and graphic watermarks.

iFunia DVD Ripper image: You can add a watermark to your video. This application supports both text and graphic watermarks.

Editor’s Note: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) forbids circumventing copy encryptions contained on commercial discs. The DMCA makes no exceptions for circumventing these encryptions for personal use. Top Ten Reviews does not endorse piracy or any other illegal activity.

iFunia DVD Ripper is an application that does exactly what the name indicates. It rips movies off a DVD and converts them into a format that’s playable on your computer, smartphone or other device. It works well enough to be worth considering. It’s easy to use and has a collection of preset profiles that will optimize your rip for a number of devices. However, it is one of the slowest applications on our side-by-side comparison chart, taking nearly five times as long to rip and convert a movie than the best DVD rippers we reviewed.

The interface is simple enough to figure out quickly. In order to start a DVD rip, you just put the disc in your tray, click on Add-DVD, pick your conversion parameters and click Start. This is as easy as any of the other DVD rippers in our review.

If you want to optimize your rip for a smartphone, tablet or gaming system, you can choose from a number of preprogrammed output profiles provided by the application. Simply find the profile of the device you want to watch your movie on and iFunia will automatically customize your rip for that device. The profile library is pretty good as far as such things go, and if you have a mainstream device, it's likely that you can find it or a suitable equivalent in this application.

You also have the option to edit the video on the DVD before you rip it. The integrated video editor is basic but useful. It allows you to trim away any unwanted footage, crop the video and add watermarks. This is useful, but it's limited to the very basic kinds of edits.

Where this application really falls down is in how long it takes to compete a rip. No matter what quality setting you have the output settings dialed to, iFunia takes what feels like an eternity to rip a movie. In fact, in our tests it took exactly how long it would have taken to watch the movie to rip it. This is a stark contrast to our top pick, which take less than a quarter of that time.

To make things worse, if your computer goes to sleep during a rip, the application will halt progress on your conversion. This is extraordinarily inconvenient because it requires you to either manually change your computer's settings to avoid its sleep cycle or babysit your computer throughout the lengthy conversion process.

iFunia DVD Ripper is a middling application that has enough features to make it a tempting buy. It has adequate editing tools and a decent library of preprogrammed optimization profiles and is easy enough to use. However, its painfully slow conversion time precludes it from reaching the top tier of our review of the best DVD software available.