ratDVD 0.78.1444 Fileforum Pick

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (127 votes)


Windows XP / Freeware / 341,315 downloads

ratDVD takes a full featured DVD movie and puts it into a highly compressed .ratDVD container format file of about 1.x GB in size - while preserving all the features of the original DVD such as: Full anamorphic picture, seamless branching, multiple video angles, multiple audio channels, subpictures, etc.; Keep movie versions (Directors Cut, Theatrical version, etc.), Alternate story endings, making of, video commentary , cut scenes, etc.; Keep complete menus, navigation and features; Reliable high quality, valid check-summed container.

You can also convert a .ratDVD file back to DVD format, burn it to a DVDR and watch the movie using a regular DVD player. It does not support copy protected media directly but it allows to use decrypted content (e.g. from DVD Decrypter, AnyDVD, etc.).

You can directly play back the .ratDVD file - with all the options the original DVD movie would give you. Just by double clicking without the hassle of having to handle different files or the need to use special programs.

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  • Latest Changes

    - MediaPlayer now supports ratDVD files in the video media library

    - MediaPlayer now supports direct convert and burn of ratDVD files

    - Added convert/burn option in navigation menu of standard direct show players

    - Added "/burn" command line option

    - Added support for ShowCommand in StartupInfo when started from another process

    - Added movie name recognition into ISO import plug-in

Reviews of ratDVD

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.78.1444 (Oct 3, 2009)

    gracias gracias gracias

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.78.1444 (Feb 3, 2009)

    Ok, a lot of you seem to misunderstand the purpose of this program. It is a "Wrapper" with the ability to take an entire 9gig dvd and compress it down to a mere fraction of it's size WITHOUT any loss in quality. This program does this very well. If you merely want to shrink the video for putting video on cd or whatever then yes, please use divx. if you are looking to preserve an entire dvd without audio/video quality loss then I dare you to try to do that with divx and get the same quality for the size. The only reason you can play ratdvd on computer is because the dvd is unwrapped(decompressed) temporarily. Oh, and by the way. not only does it make a neat and tidy archiving utility, it makes entire dvd's ultra portable so that you can fit 3-4 dvd's in their entirety on a 4gig usb jump drive. I dare you to try that with Divx. I am by no means bashing Divx as it has it's uses, but comparing this program to Divx is comparing apples and oranges. This program does what it is supposed to do and does it well.

  3. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.78.1444 (Jun 10, 2006)

    Re:wingo's comment

    You mean like Divx 6, that in one file you can have menus, and a movie, just like a dvd. It more supported than ratdvd as well.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.78.1444 (Jun 6, 2006)

    Good idea!

    Good compression size of container file!

    PLZ optimize the unpacking routine!


  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.78.1444 (Dec 7, 2005)

    re: jose comment.

    it doesn't matter if any other compression is better than ratDVD if they aren't portable 1 file. this is the simple reason they do this program, it IS NOT intended for jose who only wants the movie.

    i still find this usefull for some projects.

    i'm surprised that noone just steal the ratDVD idea 1 file (divx-xvid/whatever) with extras and everything.

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