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MSM126 commented on 12 Sep 2009
It's been over a month. Multiple attempts at getting an email response from the developer on the numerous issues with this app. No reply.

The claimed successful rip rate for this app is bogus. Do NOT buy it with out first trying to rip movies AND watching the rips. The app reports success, yet when you watch the ripped movies you'll find that I high percentage are messed up with chapters out of order, repeated and in some cases missing.

Try ripping Bolt. Try ripping many others. Just make sure you watch them, rather than relying on RIpIt to tell you whether the rip is successful.
[Version 1.2.12]


MSM126 reviewed on 31 Aug 2009
RipIt has a very simple UI, which is great if the product worked as reliably as claimed.

I bought RipIt as we have a 600+ DVD library that I'm converting for use on a Mac mini based home theater PC running PLEX. (PLEX is simply awesome!) In my experience the developer claims about successful rip rates are grossly overstated. Worse yet, not a single reply to any of my emails for support.

Summary of my results with RipIt:
- 32% failure rate in successfully ripping DVDs

That's outrageous and I guess a contributing factor to the disappearance of the user forums that were previously hosted by the developer. What makes RipIt especially troublesome is that it reports DVDs as successfully ripped almost 100% of the time. I had 3 movies out of 157 that RipIt reported at the end of the process were not ripped and 2 DVDs that just crashed the software. That's 5 out of 157, not bad at all. Until my family starts watching the ripped DVDs and starts to discover how jumbled, messed up and in some cases just in complete the rips are. Chapters out of order, repeated chapters and in some cases movies that were clearly missing large chunks of the movie.

This is hands down the worst software I've ever purchased. The UI is great, but the actual software just doesn't work reliably.

I've switched back to using Handbrake. UI is not as slick. It takes longer, but the plus being you end up with a file less than 1/2 the size. Oh, and the BIG plus? It works.
[Version 1.2.12]


MSM126 reviewed on 04 Aug 2009
The successful rip claims made by RipIt are way overstated.

The very first DVD I tried to rip failed. The second DVD I tried to rip, “successfully” ripped according to RipIt but when playing the movie it was a jumble with chapters out of order and in some cases duplicated chapters.

I evaluated RipIt as I am looking for something that will help improve the conversion of the 700+ DVD library for easy access through Plex. RipIt is definitely not it.
If you're thinking about buying it, make SURE you take full advantage of the trial period to test it on DVDs. You're likely to find, as I did, that about 40% of DVDs don't work. Many of those will rip, but when you go to watch them … well … you'll find the rips are a mess.

The UI is great. I like the focus on simplicity. Alas at the end of the process, the rips are far too often useless, which makes RipIt a huge waste of money.
[Version 1.2.11]

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