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ratDVD v0.78.1444

Freeware
Vista / Win2k / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP
ratDVD takes a full featured DVD movie and puts it into a highly compressed .ratDVD container format file - 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.

ratDVD supports metatags similar to ID3 tags in MP3 files. The metatags can contain information about the movie, such as title, actors, year of release, plot outline etc. It can even include a thumbnail of the DVD cover. The information for the tags is automatically retrieved from IMDB.

ratDVD does not support encrypted DVDs. They need to be decrypted before they can be used with ratDVD. For more detailed instructions, please read our ratDVD guide.

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Keywords:
ratdvd dvd compression utility convert entire movie

License type Freeware1
Author's homepage Visit the author's site
Date added 06 Dec 2005
Downloads 1,811,407
File size 4.51 MB (<1min @ 1Mbps)
Operating systems Vista / Win2k / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP1

1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

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ratDVD v0.78.1444

PanzerSS, <br/> <br/>The software hasn't been updated since 2005, and looks like it's been abandoned, there's no way to contact the original developer to get him to release the source code as there's no contact info on the official ratDVD web site.

ratDVD v0.78.1444

I have heard nothing about this program until today..I accidentally downloaded a ratDVD format and was bascially forced into downloading the ratDVD software. I am running Win7 x64 on core 2 duo 2.5 ghz 4 gb ram 1 gb vid memory. Upon installation, had to use Compatibility settings for Windows XP SP2. (Recommended by system), otherwise it couldn't access or open/install some .DLL files. After install I launched it, launched fine. Tried to open ratDVD file and waited for 10 mins. RatDVD locked up. Repeated this process with various settings and always the same outcome. I would stay away from this, seems very buggy and I wonder what was done to my system upon installation (spyware, etc.). Seems like an "iffy" program at best. Stick to ISO or CUE or IMG. Dont need a RAT to be added to the pack!!! lol

ratDVD v0.78.1444

SUPER slow and annoying to deal with. <br/> <br/>I've only used this software to convert some files online that some ignoramuses decided to use ratDVD to create. <br/> <br/>No, it doesn't just compress a standard DVD .iso smaller...it uses lossy compression to reduce the file size, just like DVD Shrink and the like. It's SO slow compared to other DVD utils, though.

ratDVD v0.78.1444

Ever think about the name of this software "RAT" DVD? <br/> <br/>How about if I provide a litte background. This software was created as a pre-release version of software that later became DVD anti-piracy software. The point of releasing RAT DVD was to get internet users to test and report bugs. Free testing. After the testing was complete, they stopped updating RAT DVD and roled it into their comercial product that had ant-copy features that were not in RAT DVD. <br/> <br/>They the term RAT was selected as inside joke. RATS are the people who helped test the product. RATS being people who pirate movies.

ratDVD v0.78.1444

im not exactly sure wat this software is used for. does it just make an iso file a smaller iso file? or does it convert it to avi or something? if it doesnt do the latter, it doesnt seem to be all that practical.