DVD Catalyst 3 rips movies so they can play on your MP3 player, Smartphone or just about anything else with a color screen.
iPhones, Zunes, Smartphones lack a DVD drive, so to be able to put a movie on these devices, a DVD needs to be changed into something that will work with them. You can buy/rent movie files from Apple''s iTunes store, but these only work with iPod and iPhone devices. If you own a Zune, a PSP or anything else, you can not use iTunes to get your movies. While some companies do offer video downloads one way or another, they usually require you to pay for movies you probably already own or DVD anyway. This is where DVD Catalyst comes in.
DVD Catalyst transforms your DVD movies and TV shows into video files that you can use with your device. By installing DVD Catalyst on your computer, you can convert your own DVD collection (as well as video files you might already have) into something that will play on your Blackberry, PocketPC etc. No need to pay for the movies again, or worry about watching them within a day before they expire. With DVD Catalyst you can watch your own movies and TV shows in a waiting room, entertain the kids on a long ride, or show off your home recordings to your colleagues, regardless of what device you use.
How does it work?DVD Catalyst is super-easy to use. Once you install DVD Catalyst 3 on your (Windows-) computer, it provides you with a few basic options to begin with. Just use the drop-downs on the left to select your device. All the popular brands are represented, as well as a few generic options for certain device groups (Pocket PC''s, Netbooks etc) If you already have a DVD in your computer, DVD Catalyst will automatically find it, otherwise, put a DVD in your computer (and it will be found automatically as well) Then just click Go, and DVD Catalyst will do it''s thing to make the DVD into a video file for your selected device/player. Once complete, DVD Catalyst will eject the DVD, and all you need to do is transfer the video file to your smartphone, blackberry, zune, zen or iPhone. Thats all there is to it.
The DVD Catalyst 3 Advantage
Affordable. DVD Catalyst 3 is the cheapest in it''s class. Besides its economic pricing, it supports more devices than all similar applications combined, and converts (commercial as well as home) DVDs AND video files (usually referred to as a Suite). No need to buy a different program because you replaced your device.
One Click. DVD Catalyst 3 works with a single click. Once you have selected your device, and put a DVD in your computer, one click will get the process started. You dont have to click through numerous steps of a Wizard/Step by step application, just one click. Any changes you make will be remembered the next time you do a conversion, staying true to just the one single click. Wizards are easy, but, if you have a collection of 100+ DVDs, thats 100+ times clicking through each step.
Batch. DVD Catalyst 3 works with multiple DVD drives, You can add multiple video files, and/or convert all episodes on a TV show DVD with just the one click. DVDs are automatically detected, and video files/folders can just be dragged onto DVD Catalyst for fast processing.
Multi-device. DVD Catalyst 3 is the ONLY conversion application that can convert to multiple devices at a time. You can queue up as many different devices (Blackberry, PSP, Zune etc) as you might have in your household, and DVD Catalyst will convert each item (DVD/video file) for each device.
Support. The one thing All users of DVD Catalyst agree on. We provide the best support. Period. We respond to emails ALWAYS within 24 hours, but more common than not, it''s instant. We actually listen, and go the extra miles to ensure you are getting the most out of DVD Catalyst. We provide support the way we would like to receive it.
Newbies. We understand that you might be new to the whole Video on the Go ordeal. DVD Catalyst 3 is designed to make things as easy as possible, however, it does come with an 80+ page manual that explains everything in detail. In addition, we provide plenty of information and guides on our website, tutorials and tips and tricks. If you still can''t figure it out, just send us an email.
Guru''s. DVD Catalyst 3 is the most powerful conversion tool available. For newbies, it works with a single click, however, for Guru''s and more demanding users, it provides more features and options to tinker with than anything else. Batch, black bar removal, language/subtitle options, start/stop position trimming, framerate adjustment, all the basic ones, as well as more advanced ones like folder monitoring (downloads/recordings) run before and after conversions (scripts for example) and much much more.
Performance. DVD Catalyst 3 is the only conversion tool in its class that actually works faster on faster computers. While similar products boost "up to 4x faster", on recent dual-core computers, DVD Catalyst can run more than 10x faster. If you have a quad-core computer, it converts even faster than that.
Not convinced?Download the free trial version of DVD Catalyst. It works identical to the pay-version with one limitation. It converts 20% of each item (DVD/video file). Similar products offer only 5-minute clips, which does not give you a good idea of the quality, speed or resulting file size, but at 20%, this makes things a lot more clear.