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Best DVD Editor – How to Edit a DVD on Windows 10 & Mac

"I want to cut some scenes out of my DVD movies to make them suitable for younger viewers. How can I achieve this?"

Sometimes, we need to edit DVD to cut off unwanted clips such as ads and tidbits, crop to remove black edges, and add specific effects to the DVD video. Sometimes, we need to add subtitles with foreign or local language to the DVD movie. So, which DVD editor to use?

It’s easy to name a couple of video editors, such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Lightworks, etc. But when it comes to DVD editing, you can't simply import the DVDs to the editors and start editing as they don’t support DVDs especially the commercial DVDs. So, is there any DVD editing software that is able to import and edit DVD videos at one go? Yes. The following 4 DVD editors are best choices.

DVD disc can't be edited, besides, DVD VOB files or folders can't be easily edited either. Trying to edit DVD movie video, people always need to rip/extract DVD movie video from disc first to save to hard drive as video files MP4, AVI, MOV, etc., and then they can carry on editing these video files in a traditional video editor. Then, you may ask is there a 2-in-1 DVD ripper editor program that can rip and edit DVD movie video simultaneously resulting desired effects? And here you can find answers.

No.1 WinX DVD Ripper Platinum – Best DVD Editor to Edit Protected DVDs

OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7; Mac 10.14 - macOS Big Sur

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a DVD ripper and editor that can easily edit any DVD by trimming, cropping, merging, adding subtitles, adjusting video audio parameters, etc. and then convert DVD to popular media formats for playback on iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart TV, etc. or for further editing.

  • Trim DVD – If the home-made or commercial DVD contains some unwanted video clip, you can remove it by setting start time/end time or just dragging the bars under the preview window. Remove commercials from DVDs to get clean playback.
  • Crop DVD – Find some black edges around your video image? Just crop them with this powerful DVD editor.
  • Merge DVD titles – Merging a few DVD titles into one is a piece of cake.
  • Add external subtitles to DVD – When the preset subtitle tracks are not useful for you, you can disable them or add external subtitles to DVD movie/video. You can also select the subtitle track in the language you want.
  • Set DVD video audio parameters – It is also available to customize video audio parameters, including video/audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, aspect ratio, channel, and resolution.
  • Extract audio from DVD - Extract the soundtracks, theme songs, music, other audio from DVD to MP3, AAC, AC3 for playback everywhere.

Thanks to the ability to defect all DVD copy-protection schemes, it supports any store-bought DVDs, encrypted DVDs, TV shows, old collections, scratched discs, etc. You can save the edited DVD videos in MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android Samsung, HTC, Google Nexus, Windows Phone, etc. with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum easier than ever.

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No.2 Aimersoft DVD Ripper - Best DVD Editor with H/W Support

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Windows 10; Mac 10.6- macOS 11

The second one we want to introduce to you is named Aimersoft DVD Ripper. It is born to be a DVD ripper for digitizing homemade and commercial DVDs to any formats and for any devices. Being DVD editing software for both Windows 10 and Mac, it can edit and touch up DVDs instantly that trim, crop or add effects is available.

  • Trim DVD by setting start/end time or moving bars under the preview window.
  • Crop unwanted area off the DVD.
  • Specify effect for the DVD video, and adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation.
  • Input image watermark or text watermark to the DVD.
  • It also allows users to adjust video audio parameters.

Users can manage it easily and can edit and convert DVD to various formats and devices. But according to the review on Softonic, it may be a little slow at encoding.

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No.3 Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate SE - Rip, Edit, Convert & Copy All in One

OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP (missing: Windows 10, 8.1, 8)

The name of this top-notch DVD editing software has been presented above. Based on its name, you can recognize its main function immediately – rip DVD of course. But when you read its product description or work with it, you will surprisingly find that it can also work as a DVD editor to help the basic DVD editing. Just launch it, load the DVD you want to edit, and then you can crop the DVD video area size, clip the DVD video, merge multiple DVD titles/chapters into one, add watermark, modify the brightness, contrast, and saturation, etc.

However, compared with the first two DVD editors, it has a few drawbacks, for example,

  • The interface is not intuitive. Some users need to take a while to master the operation.
  • It charges $55.95, much higher than $39.95 of the first two.
  • The SE version cannot rip protected DVDs, so you can't load protected DVDs aka commercial DVDs for editing.
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No.4 SuperDVD Video Editor - Complete Editor from Basic Cut to Final Edit

OS: Windows 10/8/7/Vista

Super DVD Video Editor is a DVD editing freeware for Windows PC or laptop (Windows 32bit or 64bit). The program's DVD editing functions include at least the following:

  • Support importing videos from WebCams, files, and cameras.
  • Create a menu for DVD and the DVD drive.
  • Cut, copy, remove or merge separate part of a video.
  • Capture videos, edit , apply effects, add credits and burn videos onto a disc.
SuperDVD Video Editor

How to Rip and Edit DVD Movie Video on Windows (10)/Mac?

Here we take WinX DVD Ripper Platinum as an example to show you how-to. Before anything, simply free download and install WinX DVD editor on your Windows PC or Mac.

Step 1: Import the DVD movie.

  • First, insert the DVD disc to the DVD-ROM;
  • Then open the DVD ripping program and click "DVD Disc" button on the top-left;
  • This smart DVD editor will auto detect the right DVD movie title for you.

Step 2: Select the output video file.

In the output profile window, different video formats/devices are displayed into different categories. Users can choose to rip DVD movie to H.264 MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, etc. or directly convert DVD to iPhone, iPad, Android and 420+ device profiles.

Rip DVD to MP4
Rip DVD to Mp4

Step 3: Editing the DVD movie video.

Then comes to the main step. In this step you can learn how to edit DVD movie to get desired effects before ripping. This DVD editor has many useful DVD editing features.

1) Best DVD ripper editor - How to edit the DVD movie video.

Click "Edit" icon to step into the editing window. Users can edit DVD video in 4 aspects: General, Subtitle, Crop & Expand and Trim.

Edit and trim DVD
Edit and trim DVD

a. General

If you feel output audio is too low or can't hear it, adjust audio volume may fix this issue. Check "Adjust Audio Volume" option and drag the volume bar to increase it (20dB volume at maximum). You can click "Reset" button to abort operation, "Apply to All" button to apply the change for all the selected titles or "Done" button to finish the task.

b. Subtitle

This DVD ripper editor lets users to select inner subtitle in DVD, or add extra subtitles to DVD. And you can also adjust subtitle position.

  • Inner Option: Choose one of subtitles from original DVD.
  • Extra Option: If the original DVD does not contain subtitle you want, you can add extra subtitle .srt file downloaded from internet.
  • Position Option: Adjust subtitle position, three options are available, Bottom, Center, Top.

c. Crop & Expand

  • Crop: You can just drag the frame to get the area you want, or set details via following options.
  • Crop Original: Free, Crop letterBox, 16:9, 4:3 and 1:1.
  • Position: Set boundary from left and top with pixel.
  • Size: The resolution of crop video/image.
  • Expand: Auto expand to profile video resolution to fulfill the playback screen.

d. Trim

The trim feature of the best DVD editing software allows you to set any time point of the DVD as Start Time and End Time to output your desired movie part and duration.

Tip: You can also just drag bar to set the duration.

Edit and Trim DVD
Edit and Trim DVD

2) Best DVD ripper editor - How to customize the video/audio parameters.

The wheel-like icon in the middle of the DVD ripper editor is for users to adjust output ripped movie video settings, like setting video/audio codec, changing the video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, aspect ratio, channels, etc.

Step 4: Start ripping and editing DVD movie.

With all the editing set up, you can click "Browse" to set an output folder to store the ripped edited DVD movie video, then hit "RUN" to start ripping and editing DVD all at once to get the desired output movie video with the best fastest DVD editor and ripper.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - Fastest DVD Editor & Ripper for Windows (10)/Mac

This powerful 2-in-1 DVD editor and ripper helps users to rip any DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Air 2/3/Pro, Android Samsung Galaxy S8/S6/S7 Edge and other 350+ device profiles at fastest speed. Also it allows you to easily edit DVD movie video before ripping. 4 DVD backup modes are also available, 1:1 copy DVD to ISO image/folder/MPEG-2 file to hard drive with intact quality.

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.

ABOUT THE 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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