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RatDVD 0.78 Released - Download Now

MediaPlayer now supports ratDVD files in the video media library MediaPlayer now supports direct convert and burn of ratDVD files Added convert/burn option into local navigation menu of standard direct show players Added "/burn" command line option Fix for Media Player seeking issue Several other fixes and enhancements
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About RatDVD

Downloading movies, even DVD rips never really works out as planned. RatDVD helps.

RatDVD allows you to keep the full DVD feature set and watch it on any DVD player - without loosing any features of the original DVD. That is what RatDVD can do for you.


RatDVD takes a full featured DVD-9 movie and puts it into a highly compressed .RatDVD container format file of about 1.x GB in size while preserving all the features of the original DVD such as:

* Full anamorphic picture, 16:9, 4:3, Pan/Scan, WideScreen, Lettorbox based on original DVD video content.
* Support for full seamless branching, 9 multiple video angles, 32 subpictures, 8 audio channels, etc.
* Keep movie versions (Directors Cut, Theatrical version, etc.), Alternate story endings, making of, visual commentary , cut scenes, animated anecdotes, etc.
* Keep or transcode multiple audio channels without detoriation loss by staying AC-3.
* Fully working original DVD menus, title navigation, quick seeking and bonus features.
* IMDB connected XML tagging scheme with automatic search for title, actors, directors, plot and DVD cover.
* RatDVD naming scheme automatically appends content based naming extensions to RatDVD files to allow for easy finding the content you want.
* Directly burn or create ISOs from the application.
* Reliable high quality, valid check-summed container.
* Display of tagging information in windows explorer
* Playback in the media centers, player of your choice
* High speed analyze mode with detailed information about DVD content for size prediction
* Optional, anonymous sharing of DVD analyze results
* Playback in wide variety of media centers and players

dvd movie content selection

You can directly play back the .RatDVD file in Windows Media Player or any other compatible player - with all the options the original DVD movie would give you. Just by double clicking without the hassle of having to handle different files or the need to use special programs.

ratDVD movie playback

Tagged RatDVDs are displayed with the original DVD cover inside Windows explorer - makes it easy to find the right one. The RatDVD naming scheme makes sure that you can easily find the content you want also online ;-)

You like the DVD? Well, you can simply convert it back to the original DVD format, burn it and watch it on any DVD player - again without loosing any features!

reconverted DVD movie playback

Interested? Just download it and try it yourself...


RatDVD is provided as is. Use it for anything you want but we are not reponsible if something does not work for you. Remember - it is provided for free!