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Bigasoft DVD to PSP Converter specializes in ripping DVD contents to make them playable on PSP devices. However, it can also be used to extract audio from DVD and perform basic editing actions. Its straightforward graphic interface lets you use it without any difficulty.
Various DVD source types are allowed. Thus, besides standard discs, this ripper also supports DVD folders and IFO files as sources; yet, unfortunately, it does not allow you to rip ISO image files. Conveniently, you do not need to convert the whole disc as you can pick only specific contents.
Probably, the most valuable asset of this application is the extensive range of authoring functions supported. Thus, you can use it to crop the visible region of a frame, add watermarks, tweak picture parameters and apply effects. The advantage over similar software is that even when the source DVD contains various subtitle streams, you can choose to import other subtitles from an external file. Similarly, you can substitute the original soundtrack by audio imported from an external source. Finally, you can also merge various titles or chapters. Luckily, the tool lets you preview what the results will look like before actually performing the conversion, and while you do that, you can take snapshots of selected frames.
It is a blessing for the user that the range of output formats is not restricted to PSP-compatible profiles, as it also supports other target profile types, such as general audio, general video, mobile phones, picture and animation. All these built-in profiles can be easily customized and saved for later use. It is also good that you can use individual conversion parameters, though the same source file cannot be converted to various formats in a single work session.
All in all, Bigasoft DVD to PSP Converter is an excellent ripper. Of course it has some flaws, but they do not make it less valuable.
- It is easy to use
- It includes multiple editing functions
- It allows you to embed subtitles from external files
- It lets you substitute the original soundtrack
- It does not support ISO files as source
- It does not allow adding various conversion profiles to the same source clip