Although similar to burning, DVD and CD ripping is a different process, with a different outcome. Unlike simple burning – or copying – a DVD ripper or CD ripper extracts all of the data from the CD, DVD (or Blu-ray). So, because you’re basically saving a file in another format, it allows you to use the data with different media players on other devices such as smartphones, or tablets. Take WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, for example. A popular Windows-based DVD ripper, it offers conversion of a huge range of formats and includes more than 380 pre-set profiles. Try this and many more for free today, here on FileHippo.