Over the years I've written about numerous free DVD rippers, and even the occasional free Blu-ray ripper. But almost without exception, those programs were for Windows. Today, I've got something for the Mac crowd.
From now until November 29, Digiarty Software is offering MacX DVD Ripper Pro absolutely free. Regular price: $34.95.
(Fear not, Windows users, you can get in on the freebie action as well: Digiarty's MacX HD Video Converter Pro for Windows is also free, but only after you "like" Digiarty on Facebook. Don't like or use Facebook? Head over to Giveaway of the Day, where you can score Wondershare Video Converter Platinum (Win) for free. But today only!)
Getting back to MacX DVD Ripper Pro, it's your basic ripping utility, designed to turn your movie and TV show discs into digital files you can play on your phone, tablet, game console, and so on.
It can break all the "popular" forms of DVD encryption, and it comes with conversion profiles for all kinds of devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. It can also rip to generic video formats like AVI and MP4.
To get the software, just click Get License Code, then use the download link that appears. At the same time, make a note of the license key (MACX-DVD-RIPPER-THANK-YOU-YBU1), which you'll need upon installing the program.
As with most freebies of this nature, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is provided without technical support, and you're not entitled to future upgrades. Before you complain, allow me to remind you that this is free.
While you're on Digiarty's giveaway page, scroll down a bit and play the very easy find-the-differences game. Winning unlocks a download link and code for MacX iPhone Video Converter, which converts all manner of video files to iPhone-friendly formats. It normally sells for $29.95.
There you go, Mac users! Who says you never get any good freebies?