DVD Ripper > User Guide

Get Started 1. Get Started

DumboFab DVD Ripper is a great and fast DVD ripping software that will convert DVD/ISO/DVD Folder/IFO to over 200 popular SD and HD video formats and many devices playable formats. (Note: Please make sure that all the DVD ripping are just for personal use.)

1-1. Download and Install

Click the button below to download a setup file of DumboFab DVD Ripper.

1. Double-click the setup file.

2. From the pop-up window, click Next to go ahead.

3. In the coming window, read the end user license agreement carefully and click I Agree to go ahead.

4. Then, browse the destination folder to save your installation files.

5. After that, click Install to finish the installation.

6. It will take seconds to install DumboFab DVD Ripper successfully. A window like below will prompt you that you can click Finish button to open DumboFab DVD Ripper at once and you will enter the main window of DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper shown as below.

DumboFab DVD Ripper Screenshot

1-2. Trial Limits

Trial version is limited to convert 3-min video for evaluating purpose. .

PS: The trial version and registered version are the same product, except for the 3-minutes time length output limitation. After purchasing, you will get a registration code. Once you register the product, the free trial limitations will be removed.

1-3. Register

※ You will receive product information with license code via email after placing your order..

To register DumboFab DVD RIpper, please go to the menu icon of the interface at the top of the software and move mouse cursor to Help > Register icon to enter the Register window.

Register DumboFab DVD Ripper

Then, copy and paste the licensed E-mail address and the registration code to avoid any typos, then click the Register button to go ahead. Meanwhile, please make sure that the Internet connection is fine while you register DumboFab DVD Ripper. Once DumboFab DVD Ripper is registered successfully, you'll see a pop-up registration successful page.

1-4. Update

DumboFab DVD Ripper keeps updating with its software on a regular basis to improve the functions and remove the bugs if any. For checking the latest available software version and also to update it, follow the steps below.

Go to the Menu icon > Help and then click About to check the current version of DumboFab DVD Ripper.

About DumboFab DVD Ripper

Then go to DumboFab DVD Ripper's index page to check if you're using the latest version. You can find what the latest version is under the Download and Buy Now button

software version

If you're not using the latest version and want to update your DumboFab DVD Ripper to the latest version, you can first uninstall the current version from your PC and then download and install the latest version from the following link:


rip DVD 2. Rip & Copy DVD

DumboFab DVD Ripper can effortlessly and fast convert DVD files to any prevailed video and audio formats with excellent output video quality. Besides that, this application offers a library of preprogrammed optimization profiles for specific devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, smart TVs, VR and more. Read on to learn details.

Launch DumboFab DVD Ripper and load the source

Insert your DVD disc into your computer's DVD-Rom, start up DVD Ripper and click the Load DVD button to begin uploading files. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or DVD folder for conversion.

Load DVD Files

Tips: A DVD may contain many titles more than the main movie, such as the trailers or commercials. By default, DumboFab DVD Ripper choose the longest title which is usually contains the main movie. And this helps ripping without converting unnecessary titles.

2-1. Rip & Convert DVD to Digital or Device

Choose one profile, and customize the output video

Clicking the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or customize which formats to be shown on the list. As you see, all regular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, etc. are provided.

Choose Output Format

If you want to convert your DVD movies for play on portable devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy S5, S4, Nokia, SSony, PSP, Xbox 360 and more, you can simply browse to find device and select it as the output format to get videos with optimized settings. All idevice output files can be synced to iTunes automatically.

Choose Output Device

Tips: If you want to customize output video quality, click Settings button from the pop up window to customize video quality like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio quality etc.. You can also see the inner values of the source DVD file and the target output video under the Settings window.

Advanced Settings

Select One Audio and Subtitle Track (Optional)

Once the files are loaded, you can select one of audio or subtitle tracks you prefer from the corresponding drop-down Audio or Subtitle lists. As you see, you can also select Forced Subtitles if the movie contain forced subtitles.

Note: If you skip this step, by default, the program will select the first audio track and select no subtitle.

Selected Desired Audio or Subtitle

2-2. Copy Main Movie from DVD

Besides digitizing DVD, DumboFab DVD Ripper also offers enough freedom for all DVD movie lovers like you to back up your favorite DVD movies in a personalized way. You can directly copy the main movie as a single VOB file or preserve DVD’s original file structure without changing anything.

Directly Copy

By choosing Copy > Directly Copy, you are ale to copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a DVD movie, you will get .vob as output. Finally, click Convert button to start the copy process.

directly copy

2-3. Copy the Entire DVD Disc

Copy the entire disc

If you want to preserve DVD’s original file structure without changing anything, you needn’t set here, just use Copy the entire disc feature. Once click the Copy the entire disc button, the program will directly copy the disc immediately.

copy entire disc

edit 3. Edit

DumboFab DVD Ripper also comes with a built-in video editor for you to customize DVD movies as per your needs. You can rotate the videos, apply special visual effects, change the video parameters, trim video, crop video, add subtitles, add watermarks and more.

Note: By default the icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video file is selected, you can click the icon on the tool bar of main interface to edit selected file.

3-1. Trim Video

The "Trim" feature allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.

To trim a video, please switch to "Trim" tab in "Video Editor" Interface and follow any of the methods below:

1. Drag the control sliders to include the segment you want to remain.
2. Click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video.
3. Input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.


Tips: DumboFab DVD Ripper also offers "Previous Frame" and "Next Frame" options for users to select frames and trim accurately.

3-2. Crop Video

The "Crop" facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image.

Switch to "Crop" tab, and follow the below methods to crop selected video:

A: Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame

Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.

Crop Video

B: Crop video by setting values

There are "Simple Mode" and "Advanced Mode" under Crop feature. In "Simple Mode", you can customize values in the box of "Left","Top" and "Crop Size" to make your crop decision.

Crop Video

Under Advanced Mode, there are four value fields: Left, Top, Width and Height. You can either type in specific values to the fields or adjust sliders to crop the source file.

Crop Video

Keep original aspect ratio and cropped aspect ratio

To keep original aspect ratio, users need make sure the "Display aspect ratio” and the 'Size (pix)" in "Settings" option are all set as "Original". If you want to keep the cropped aspect ratio, DumboFab software offers several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1.

Crop Video

Once you selected a "Display aspect ratio", the "green crop frame" will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video "Size (pix)" in "Settings" section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio. For example, if you want to export a file with "3:2" aspect ratio, firstly, you choose "3:2" in "Display aspect ratio", and then go to "Settings" section to adjust the Video "Size(pix)" as 720x480 or 1440x960. After finished, click "OK" to confirm.

Crop Video

3-3. Add Subtitles

Under Subtitle tab, check Enable, and then you can add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.

text watermark

3-4. Add Watermark

DumboFab DVD Ripper allow users to add text, image and video watermark to stamp your videos with your name or other indentifying marks.

Under Text Watermark tab, check Enable, and then you can create a text watermark to personalize your video. Type whatever text you want in the blank input field next to it. You can also adjust the font, transparency, vertical and horizontal position of your watermark.

text watermark

Under Image/Video Watermark tab, check Enable, and then add images or videos as watermark onto selected video file. The location can also be set by dragging on the preview screen.

image or video watermark

3-5. Apply Effects and Adjust Volume

Under Effect tab, you can add special effects like Simple Gauss Blur, Flip Color, Invert, Aged Film to your source video. In Color Control section, you can correct color by adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation. You can also tick off "Deinterlacing" to keep good image quality.

apply effect

You can adjust the file volume by moving the slider.

adjust volume

3-6. Audio Editor

Under Audio Editor tab, check Enable, and then you can either replace/remove original audio, or set audio fade in/out effects.

audio editor

3-7. Rotate Video

There're flip horizontal and flip vertical, anticlockwise and clockwise 4 options for you to rotate the video.

Flip Horizontally: Click to flip the image horizontally.

Flip Horizontally

Flip Vertical: Click to flip the image vertically.

Flip Vertical

Rotate conunter-clockwise: Click to rotate the image 90°towards left.

Rotate conunter-clockwise

Rotate clockwise: Click to rotate the image 90°towards right.

Rotate clockwise

3-8. Split DVD movie into several small pieces:

By clicking the Split button on file list, or choose Split from "Edit" menu, you can launch the "Video Split" window. Checking "Enable" to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.


SETTINGS 4. Settings

Here you can learn how to take advantage of other icons and settings.

4-1. Clear

This icon will remove all the titles in file list window and go back to the initial interface directly.


4-2. Options

To make good use of DumboFab DVD Ripper, You'd better set up DumboFab DVD Ripper prior to the use. You can set all the preferences when you firstly launch DumboFab DVD Ripper and change them from Menu > Tools > Options.

In General tab, you can choose what to do if the output file name already exists and set update frequency.


In Snapshot tab, you can set the output folder to save the pictures and the format of the pictures. You can choose from JPG, PNG, TIFF, and BMP. And you can deinterlace the snapshot.


Under Acceleration tab, you can choose to enable GPU Decode or Encode Acceleration if your computer supports.


Note that CUDA/AMD is accessible only when there is an NVIDIA/AMD graphics card that supports GPU en-decoding acceleration. The CUDA/AMD button will be grayed out/ denied when the software fails to detect a satisfactory NVIDIA/AMD graphics card. The CUDA and AMD APP acceleration only work when creating H.264 encoded video files.

In Convert tab, you can set how many cores to use and how many tasks to process while converting.


4-3. Output Settings

4-3-1. Choose Output Directory and Find the Output Folder
By clicking Browse button on main interface, you can choose the directory where you'd like to put the output files. By clicking Open button, you can popup the output folder.

set output folder

4-3-2. Advanced Settings:
All the output formats are set optimized video/audio codecs, bitrates, frame rates, etc. But you can still specify as you like by clicking Settings button. In the Profile Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare the detailed information of the source video and the target video.

advanced settings

4-4. Preview Window

After importing, all movies will be listed in the program. You can preview the imported movie file by double clicking or checking one of them and click the play button under preview window.

By clicking the camera button under the preview window, you can take snapshot from the playing window as Thumbnail or for other use. By clicking the folder button, you can find the snapshots you took.


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