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2021 Disc to Digital Ways: VUDU vs WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Walmart's famous Vudu dropped In-home Disc-to-Digital support in 2019. In spite of this, you can still convert disc to digital file on phone or tablet. Vudu M2D's continuing popularity gives rise to a heavy dispute among users: Should you choose online service or traditional tool such as WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, a leading DVD ripper with over 14 years' development? Frankly, the former provides a brand new way to do the task, while the latter has been the main way for years that users rely on to digitize new or old discs. Does Vudu convert a disc to digital as good as WinXDVD? What's the difference?

In the following part we will present a comprehensive comparison between VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, involving in prices, disc support, and compatible OS. Thus, you will be clear about VUDU's advantages and disadvantages and know which is more suitable. Please be noted that what we'll compare to WinX DVD Ripper Platinum here is VUDU's Mobile Disc to Digital service.

Vudu vs WinX DVD Ripper

Comparison Chart: VUDU Mobile Disc to Digital vs WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

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VUDU's Mobile Disc to Digital is a feature that allows users to convert Blu-ray and DVD discs to digitals by using Android or iPhone to scan barcodes on the disc cases. It makes disc to digital conversion much easier.
Free download VUDU on Google Play
Visit on iPhone

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is specially designed to convert any DVD discs (incl. new and old discs) to any popular formats or devices on computer. It is well known for superfast digitizing speed (Level-3 GPU hardware acceleration) and solid support for a wide range of discs.

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Compatible platform

Android & iOS
1. It is not supported within the iOS app. Visit on your iPhone browser for details.
2. Rooted/jailbroken devices may not work

Windows 10 (32 bit/64 bit) and lower
macOS Mojave and earlier


DVD: $2 SD; $5 HDX
Blu-ray: $2 HDX
Note: VUDU charges you $2 or $5 per title.

Lifetime license for 1 PC: $67.95
Note: It is one-time fee.


Up to 100 discs per year ($200-$500)

No limitations ($67.95)

Supported disc titles

Nearly 8,000 so far, from a few major film studios

Nearly all DVDs, no matter which studio produces.

Disney disc



Home-made DVD



Workout DVD



Old/damaged DVD

Yes if your barcode is usable


Permission to camera



Permission to GPS



DVD/Blu-ray drive



Disc type

DVD & Blu-ray


Output format/profile


MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, MPEG2, MP3, iPhone, iPad, Android Samsung, PS4, Xbox, Apple TV, Chromecast...

Output quality

SD (480p), HDX (1080p)

It will keep the original quality by default. Certainly, you can adjust it based on your own needs.

Convert ISO/DVD Folder



Edit DVD



Vudu vs WinX DVD Ripper Platinum: Side by Side Comparison

1. Compatible platform: Where can I install VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for disc to digital?

VUDU App is currently available to use on Android and iOS. However, VUDU's Mobile Disc to Digital is not supported within the iOS app. To perform d2d on iPhone, you should visit from your iPhone browser. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a desktop-based program compatible with Windows (10 and lower) and Mac (Big Sur and lower).

Therefore, try VUDU if you prefer to working on mobiles. If you'd like to do this on a computer, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will do you a favor.


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Compatible OS: iOS & Android

Compatible OS: Windows & Mac

2. Price: How much will it cost for disc to digital on VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum? Which is more affordable?

VUDU's disc to digital feature seems much cheaper than WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Don't hurry to a conclusion. Let's inspect the pricing rules carefully. Disc to digital service VUDU charges users based on the quantity of discs and quality they choose, which is quite different from WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and the like. Purchasing a lifetime license code of DVD ripper and you are allowed to convert as many discs as you like and choose favorite output quality without extra fees. Additionally, you will get complimentary upgrade service and tech support.

From this aspect, if you only have a few discs to digitize, try VUDU. If you have dozens or hundreds of discs, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a better choice because $67.95 only allows you to convert up to 34 discs on VUDU.


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

DVD: $2 SD; $5 HDX
Blu-ray: $2 HDX
Note: VUDU charges you $2 or $5 per title.

Lifetime license for 1 PC: $67.95
Note: It is one-time fee.

3. Limit: How many discs can I convert to digitals with VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?

Each VUDU account is restricted to convert up to 100 discs, where there's no such limitation on WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Although the average movie collector possesses nearly 100 DVDs and Blu-rays, there're a fair number of people holding hundreds of discs for digitizing. So this Vudu disc to digital limit possibly brings inconvenience to those guys.


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Up to 100 discs per year

As many as you like

4. Supported discs: Which disc can be converted to digital with VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum respectively?

Disney discs are not supported by VUDU's Mobile Disc to Digital. It only contains about 8,000 movies from Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. So, don't be surprised with 'unable to identify this disc' and failure to digitize some discs, even if when you convert pretty mainstream titles.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum supports DVD discs from all film studios, including Disney. This DVD converter is one of the few similar programs that support to rip Disney DVDs without problem. It will also convert workout and Japan DVDs that apply special encryption technologies which most DVD rippers in the market can't handle, home-made DVDs, old or damaged DVDs, ISO file, and VIDEO_TS folder.

Give WinX DVD Ripper Platinum a shot if you have different kinds of DVD discs, especially when you need to convert Disney disc to digital. If your source disc is eligible and you want to process Blu-ray, download VUDU.


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Disc type: DVD & Blu-ray
The number of supported disc titles: Nearly 8,000 from a few major film studios
Disney disc: No
>> Check VUDU disc to digital list with UPC codes

Disc type: DVD
The number of supported disc titles: Virtually all from all studios
Disney disc: Yes
Others: Workout, old/damaged, home-made DVDs, ISO file, VIDEO_TS folder, etc.

5. Output format & quality: What's the format and quality of the digital file?

After scanning UPC, VUDU gives you two quality options - SD (480p) and HDX (1080p) - for DVD, and HDX for blu-ray. Files downloaded from VUDU are in MP4 format. That's the full options you get with the output video.

Different from VUDU, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum offers a wide range of video and audio formats. Not only can you convert DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI and other video formats for playback on any devices, but also you are able to extract audios from DVDs and save as MP3, AAC, iPhone ringtone, etc. Different output profiles provide different qualities. You can choose to keep original resolution, aspect ratio and other parameters, or change as required. 1080p resolution is selectable, but it isn't suggested to do upscaling.


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Format: MP4
Quality: 480p and 1080p

Format: All mainstream formats - MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3 ...
Quality: As same as your DVD

6. Conversion/download speed: How long will it take to convert disc?

VUDU will finish conversion quickly if there is no error in the process. However, if you want to download converted digitals for offline playback, it may take longer because it mainly relies on your internet connection. Some users online reported that they even takes one or two or even longer to complete a download.

Unlike VUDU, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum will copy DVD digitals to local computer directly. So the speed depends on your computer configuration. Thanks to the support for Intel QSV, NVIDIA NVENC/CUDA GPU acceleration, Multi-core CPU & Hyper-threading, you can finish the disc to digital conversion is within 5 minutes on an advanced computer. Start to digitize DVD now >>


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Conversion is fast, but download speed varies with internet connection.

It may only take 5 minutes to convert and save digital copies to local drives directly.

How to Convert Disc to Digital with VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?

VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum work quite different. Detailed instructions are as follow.

How to convert disc to digital on mobile with VUDU?

Step 1. For Android users, download VUDU app from your app store; for iPhone users, open from the browser of your iPhone.

Step 2. Sign in or sign up your VUDU account.

Step 3. Turn on GPS on your mobile device, which helps VUDU to verify your location which must match the address on file. Otherwise, you will fail to create digital copy from DVDs. What's more, iPhone users may need to allow full-time access instead of "while using the app" to make sure that it properly registers your location.

Step 4. Choose Disc to Digital option, and then tap Scan Barcode to scan the UPC on your physical disc.

Step 5. Select output quality, SD or HDX (Blu-ray is HDX), and then tap Submit List. Before check out and conversion, you may need to wait for a confirmation email.

Step 6. Once your discs are converted to digital copies, you can find them in your VUDU library and watch on any VUDU-enabled devices, including televisions, Blu-ray disc players, gaming consoles, streaming players, and phones and tablets with the Vudu app. Additionally, if you have your VUDU account synced with Movies Anywhere, you are also able to watch them through iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play.

vudu mobile disc to digital guide

VUDU's Mobile Disc to Digital is awesome, but there's one more thing you gotta know. The digital copy can only play on 8 Vudu-linked devices. On the other hand, there're still many complaints about Vudu, e.g."Location must match billing address", "Cart needs to be cleared", "I tried scanning 2 movies but it says movies are already in cart". If disc to digital converting performance matters you most, you can try WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.

How to Convert DVD to Digital Using WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?

Step 1.Download and install WinX DVD ripper on your PC or Mac. Activate this program with your licensed email and code.

Step 2. Launch it, and insert your DVD into DVD drive. Then, click Disc button at the top left corner to load source DVD disc. Keep DVD Disc File System Type as default and hit OK.

Step 3. Choose output profile. WinX DVD ripper offers 350+ output profiles to address various user needs. You can 1:1 convert disc to ISO image or DVD folder, or convert DVD to MP4, MPEG2, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. Just choose one depending on your own needs.

Step 4. Hit RUN button and it will begin converting DVD disc to digital. Probably within 5 minutes, we can convert a feature-length DVD to high-quality MP4 (H.264) with the help of Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU, Multi-core CPU & Hyper-threading.

disc to digital with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

What Are the Strengths and Weaknesses of VUDU and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

1. It supports both DVD and Blu-ray.
2. It can digitize disc using mobiles.
3. No disc drive required.
4. It cooperates with several major studios.
5. HDX is available to choose.
6. Digitals can be saved to the cloud or downloaded for offline watching.

1. Disney and many movies are not eligible.
2. GPS is required. And, it often causes errors.
3. It works only from home.
4. Price is too steep if you have a mass of discs.
5. It converts a maximum of 100 discs each year.
6. Downloading and streaming are limited by internet connection.

1. It works on any authorized computer, wherever you're.
2. One-time payment offers lifetime unlimited conversions.
3. It can digitize virtually all movie and TV show DVDs from all studios, including Disney titles.
4. Also fit for workout DVDs, Japan DVDs, music DVDs, home-made DVDs, etc.
5. It permits you to convert as many discs as you need.
6. It can also convert ISO and VIDEO_TS folder to popular formats.

1. Not available for Blu-ray.
2. DVD drive, inbuilt or external, is indispensible.

So, VUDU or WinX DVD Ripper Platinum? Now it's time for you to make a decision after reading their advantages and disadvantages. If you like the way that VUDU offers, download VUDU from your app store. If you prefer WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, simply click the download buttons below. Trial before purchase is also permitted.


author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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