This application is designed to help you rip and convert DVD files to AVI format. The program is a specialized video converter that offers an easy solution to optimize DVD videos for playback on AVI-compatible media players and for uploading them to online video sharing sites.
MacX Free DVD to AVI Converter for Mac has a simple and clear-cut interface that resembles most converters. It lets you load files directly from DVD discs, import entire DVD folders, and add ISO files onto the conversion list. Once the DVD videos are loaded, you can preview them within the application and take snapshots while playing them back. Before enabling the conversion, you have the chance to increase the audio volume or mute it gradually, trim video frames, and crop the displayed image in order to remove the movie's black bars. In addition, the tool allows you to attach external subtitles in case the original files lack them, and adjust the subtitles' position on the screen. Advanced users may customize the output profiles in terms of video and audio encoding settings, but, unfortunately, they can't tailor image-related effects like brightness, saturation, and contrast for a better image quality.
Considering the features mentioned above and the fact that the app is available for free, I recommend this program to home users looking for an easy-to-use DVD to AVI converter. Besides the video conversion abilities, the tool also works as an audio extractor, so you can enjoy the soundtracks of favorite movies as standalone audio files.