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Tired of Streaming? Try Watching a DVD During the COVID-19 Quarantine

By: Kaley Torres


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COVID-19 has isolated us from our larger communities. This deadly virus has made us so helpless that we cannot do anything other than work and stay in our homes. We miss the many activities that we used to do before this pandemic, like hanging out with friends, going on dinner dates, or strolling in the park.

We’re desperate for something that entertains us so we don’t get bored. Since we’re working from home, we’re even more desperate to keep other family members busy and out of our hair. Sure, there’s always YouTube and all the different streaming channels, but no one wants to give kids all that access to the Internet—you want some non-Internet control over what they watch.

Luckily, there is a solution that lets you watch an “old-school” DVD movie every day!

Why watch DVDs during the quarantine?

Did you know that quarantine has a serious impact on mental health by watching all that depressing news on the TV? This is where DVD movies come to the rescue. Watching movies do prevent people from getting depressed, as it is a wonderful distraction from emotional anxiety. Not only that, but it is also a great way to spend some precious time with your kids.

There are some evenings during quarantine when you want to go out to watch a movie but you can’t. Then you’ll want a DVD player, a big screen, and a stereo surround sound system for having a theatre-like experience at your home!

The best part, since Netflix is reducing its network traffic by 25% to manage surge, you don’t need to worry about the quality of your Internet connection or the bandwidth limitation. Wonderful news, isn’t it?

The possible problem of watching a DVD at home

Ready to watch your favorite DVD movies at home? Before you begin, here’s what can go wrong:

  • You don’t have a DVD player.
  • You do have a DVD player, congratulations! Ah, but it’s
  • All the members of your family suddenly want to watch different DVDs, at the same time.
  • You are not able to watch your DVDs on portable devices, such as Android, iPhone, iPad.

For all these problems, there is one effective solution: WinX DVD Ripper.

WinX DVD Ripper is the 2020’s best free DVD ripping software for digitizing DVD for faster backups, archiving, sharing, and editing. With over 350 profiles, it can transform ISO image or DVDs to MP4 (H.264/HEVC), AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MPEG, MP3, etc, and backup DVD to USB / NAS / Plex hard disk. The DVD movies can be converted and played on any of your devices, such as HDTV, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox One S, PS4, etc.

Thanks to the special title-check feature, it has incredible potential to accept all forms of old and modern DVDs, including 99-title and broken DVDs. It brings an end to typical errors such as non-reading DVDs, halfway crashes, unfinished rips, etc.

Why WinX DVD Ripper is the top choice

WinX DVD Ripper launched in 2009, and it is GPU-accelerated that rips DVD to MP4 (H.264/HEVC) in just 5 minutes. As one of the best free DVD Rippers for Windows 10, the total downloads of WinX to date are about 70 million, and it supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese languages.

There are many reasons why WinX DVD Ripper is the best choice.

Rips a complete DVD in 5 minutes: WinX Free DVD Ripper is a unique Level-3 hardware acceleration tech-supported software that conveniently converts DVD to MP4 with the main title or other general format added to hard disk, USB, NAS, video players, YouTube, or editing software.

So it makes a 5-minute complete DVD ripping a possibility as long as the hardware setups are superb. 210 + video audio codecs: to better map your bent, the ample profile library is built for NAS streaming, SNS uploading, file compression, and All. Further, it removes DVDs with encryption like region-code, 99-title, CSS encryption, and new UOP, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-project, etc.

ISO DVD: WinXDVD helps you to make an uncompressed and authentic copy of the original disk with intact consistency. It has a high-quality engine that delivers the highest possible image quality and retains the original structure, video/audio loops, menus, chapters, and subtitles, without reducing the quality. You can also build and burn a ripped file to another optical disk or function as a virtual CD / DVD drive.

DVD to MPEG2: WinXDVD also provides full/main title original DVD copy to ISO image and DVD folder without losing the quality. The 5.1 channel AC3/DTS Dolby audio can be reserved.

How to Rip DVD to MP4 with WinX DVD Ripper on Windows 10

Step 1. Put your DVD in the drive and launch WinX DVD Ripper

Insert the DVD in the drive of your computer. Now launch WinX DVD Ripper on your PC. Press the DVD icon situated in the top left corner of the WinX DVD Ripper Window. Now when a new dialogue box appears, press the source disc, and then press “OK.”

Step 2. Choose MP4 from the output file.

It will pick up the right key title for you and open up the Performance Profile window when you upload the DVD. There are a total of 350+ profiles, most of which are encoded with H.264/MPEG4 (video codec) + AAC / MP3 (audio codec) and bundled as MP4. Here, we will select “MP4 Video” under “General Profiles.” Then, press the “OK” button. By contrast, it retains the original size, frame rate, and aspect ratio, and provides the best settings for bit rate and other parameters.

Step 3. Hit the “RUN” button to start DVD video conversion.

There is a blue “Run” button in the bottom right corner of the main screen. Over this button, you can see some options: Intel and NVIDIA hardware accelerator, High-Quality Processor, Deinterlacing, Safe Mode, and CPU Core Use. Set them up on the basis of your requirements. Once completed, press the “run” button and the conversion from DVD to MP4 will begin within a few seconds. That’s it!

Watching movies during the COVID-19 crisis will help relax and distract you, and WinX DVD Ripper will surely help you achieve that.

Published: April 14, 2020

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Kaley Torres is a self-motivated, creative editor with eight years of marketing and SEO experience, specializing in creating and sharing valuable information about video conversion, DVD digitization, video playback and related tips. She also has an interest in video editing and is striving for this skill. Follow her @KaleyTorres8.

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