An Overview of Media Ripping Software
If you're looking to digitize, create, or make copies of DVDs, CDs, and other digital media, it's much easier when you use media ripping software. There are quite a few options available, but a little knowledge about the technology and features available will help you make an informed decision.
What's Media Ripping and Burning Software?
"Ripping" means to extract the data from of your physical media and then store it on your hard drive or elsewhere, such as converting a DVD or Blu-ray disc to a digital file using DVD ripping software. "Burning" means to transfer digital files to a physical media, whether you're making a copy of media or producing your own. While many computers come with built-in ripping and burning software, using DVD burning software gives you more control over the process. You can select formats, quality, and write speeds, as well as minimize errors and generally ensure that your ripped and burned media are of the highest quality.
Selecting Media Ripping Software
Besides choosing software that works with your operating system, you'll need to make sure that all formats you wish to work with have the proper support. Some software focuses more on ripping or burning, while others provide support for both. Additionally, some DVD burning software supports extra features such as virtual reality support, editing your video and audio, creating DVD menus, and more.
What Else Do You Need to Rip and Burn Media?
External and internal optical drives and burners are available if your computer doesn't have one, or you want to upgrade your built-in drive. When you're looking for a stand-alone media duplication system, optical media duplicators and printers are available. You can print individual copies or write to multiple drives to make more than one copy at a time. There are also a wide variety of media and duplicator accessories to choose from. Find lens cleaners to keep your drives working smoothly, labels to help you easily identify your media, and much more.
Whether you're looking to digitize your physical media collection or produce your own, find what you need at B&H Photo and Video. With a large variety of media ripping software and accessories, you're sure to find the perfect solution.