1CLICK DVD Converter

You can use 1CLICK DVD Converter to convert DVD movies to video files compatible with many popular video devices.
If you wish to copy a DVD movie, we recommend either 1CLICK DVD COPY or 1CLICK DVD COPY - PRO.

If the DVD you wish to convert is encrypted, you'll also need to install decrypting software.
If you are having problems registering the software, click here.

1CLICK DVD Converter is very simple to use.  Insert a DVD and click the "START" button. 
You can configure your software by clicking on the "Options" button.  There are hints (popup captions) available for some options, which you will see when you hover the mouse over the check box or title.

You will also find several other options in the popup menu, which you can access by clicking the right mouse button anywhere on the application.  You can open this user guide by clicking "?" (help) button or by clicking the F1 keyboard key (while the application is in focus).

If you need more information about how to transfer movies files to your video device, you can refer to our online FAQ page. If you can't find your device listed, please refer to your video device manual.

Main Window

The default settings will create a movie file with optimal resolution, good video quality (Quality factor of 20) and small size. You can modify these default settings in the Options window.

OPTIONS: Click on this button to open the Options window.
?:  Launches the User Guide.
--:  Minimizes the application.
X: Closes the application.

Popup Menu:
Click the right mouse on the main application window to launch the popup menu.

Shortcut Keys:
F1: Opens the User Guide
F2
: Opens the Registration Window
F8: Opens the log file in Windows Notepad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Options Window

 



Preview Window
(Visible if a DVD is present and the Options window is open)
 

Preview Window: The Preview window is visible when a DVD is present and the Options window is open. The preview window is useful to see exactly how the final encoding will appear. If you change the Zoom ratio (None, Half and Full), you will be able to see the result in the preview window as well.

Zoom: The Zoom feature will crop (remove) some or all of the horizontal (or vertical) black bars that may appear in the movie on playback.  The examples shown below demonstrates each Zoom setting for a widescreen and full screen movie. The default setting for Zoom is "Half", which provides the best compromise between field of view and output display utilization.

Widescreen movie on a full screen device:

Zoom: None Zoom: Half Zoom: Full

Full screen movie on a widescreen device:

Zoom: None Zoom: Half Zoom: Full

Note: Many display devices have zoom capability built into the hardware, so it's not necessary to use the "Zoom" option with these devices. For example, you can zoom with an "iPod Touch" by tapping twice on the device screen during playback. Some devices may not support zoom resolutions ("Zen Vision - Widescreen" for example), but do offer hardware zoom capability in the device.

Resolution: The video resolution is automatically adjusted to fit each zoom ratio. A higher resolution may result in better video quality. If you are only viewing the movie on a hand held display, we recommend you choose the lowest video resolution which will result in good overall viewing and smaller file size.

Source: Select the DVD reader or hard drive folder that contains the movie files. The software will attempt to choose your DVD reader at start up. If you have more than one reader, you may need to select the preferred reader.

Destination Folder: Select the destination where you would like the movie files stored.

Quality: Choose the quality factor (default is 20) which results in the desired file size and video quality.

File Name: Choose the name of the output file. When episodes are detected, a separate file is encoded for each episode. Each episode file will have an episode number appended to the file name. Episodes will appear grouped together in a sub-folder named after the 'File Name'.

The preview video uses two FFMPEG libraries: avcodec and avformat. These libraries are licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. You may download the source code for FFMPEG here.

Additional Options:

If you click the right mouse button anywhere on the application, an options menu will be displayed as shown below:

 

Refresh Source detection: Re-scans the Source DVD. Use this if you change DVDs and the information in the Options window has not refreshed to show the new source material.

Toggle Log Window visibility: Show or hide the log file window for the current copy session. The log file contains information about copy settings and DVD burning. NOTE: You can also open the entire log file (including previous copy sessions) using the F8 keyboard key. This will open the entire log file ("1clickdvdConverter.log") as a temporary file in Windows Notepad. This is helpful if you want to quickly locate and save the log file to send to support in an email attachment. It is important that you include this log file with your email correspondence when requesting support.

Open Registration window: Launches the Registration window where you can enter your Registration ID or offline Activation Code.  You can also determine the software version number in the window title bar. NOTE: You can also use the F2 keyboard key to open the Registration window.

 

Enable popup Hints: Show or hide the pop up hints that appear each time you hover over a control on the "Options" window.

Enable update notification: Launch an internet browser window to the website download page when a new version of the software becomes available for download. We strongly recommend you leave this option enabled to ensure you will be notified of bug fixes and changes to CPRx which are essential to handle new DVD movies.

Turn off computer after encoding: Enable or disable automatic shutdown of the computer after a successful encoding.  This is useful if you wish to leave the computer unattended to convert a DVD and you want the computer to shut down after the encoding is completed.

Enable CPRx error correction: This option is enabled by default. CPRx error correction is essential to deal with DVDs which have bad sectors or bad structure. Many new DVD releases now require CPRx error correction to copy correctly.  We recommend you do NOT disable this feature unless you have a third party utility which is capable of doing it's own error correction in concert with 1CLICK DVD Converter.

Warn before erasing output file: Enable this option if you want the application to warn you before overwriting an output file that already exists with the same name. This option is enabled by default.

 

Preferred Audio Language: Select one language as your preferred audio language. When a DVD is detected, only the audio languages available on the DVD will appear in the drop down list box. To set your preferred audio language to a language which does not appear in the list box, remove the DVD and select from the list of all possible languages. If your preferred audio language is not available on a DVD, the default language of the DVD will be selected automatically.

Preferred Subtitle Language: Select one language as your preferred subtitle language. When a DVD is detected, only the subtitle languages available on the DVD will appear in the drop down list box. To set your preferred subtitle language to a language which does not appear in the list box, remove the DVD and select from the list of all possible languages.

If your preferred subtitle language is not available on a DVD, a warning message box will appear offering you the option to choose a different preferred subtitle language. Subtitles will only be encoded if the preferred subtitle language is available on the DVD.

Note: In some rare cases, an original DVD will list subtitle languages which are in fact not actually available on the DVD (you can confirm this by playing the original DVD).

 

Enable Cinemascope Zoom on this DVD: Some DVD movies are presented in widescreen formats which exceed the standard 16:9 format of a widescreen television. These formats are often referred to as "cinematic widescreen" or "anamorphic widescreen" and their aspect ratios can vary between 1.85:1 up to 2.4:1. Even if you select "Full Zoom" on these movies, you will still see horizontal black bars above and below the image after encoding. If you wish to reduce the size of the horizontal black bars even further, you can enable the "Cinemascope Zoom on this DVD" option which will zoom the movie further. This option returns to it's default (unselected) state each time a new DVD is detected.

Widescreen movie in a Fullscreen format: Some widescreen movies are released on fullscreen DVDs. This is done intentionally to ensure that the whole width of the original film is available for viewing, even if it's viewed on a fullscreen television. Zoom is not available for fullscreen movies (you wouldn't normally want to zoom an already cropped fullscreen movie), but with these types of DVDs, you may wish to zoom the widescreen movie contained in the fullscreen format. Enabling this feature permits you to use the zoom options on this type of DVD.

 

Save Quality Factor: A Quality factor has been introduced to enable you to select the video quality which suites your taste. Increasing the video quality also increases the size of the file. Once you select a Quality factor, any change to video Resolution or Letterbox Zoom results in an automatic adjustment of the video bit-rate (bits per second) to ensure the quality remains constant. If you wish to save your preferred Quality factor, you need to enable this option. The default Quality is 20.

 

Volume Level: The audio volume level for each mobile device is set automatically. If you need to reduce or increase the default volume level, you can do so using this option. Please note, each time you choose a new mobile device, the volume level will be reset to the default volume for that device.

 

Encode Movie for this DVD:  The feature movie is detected automatically. If the program did not detect the movie on your DVD, you can force the detection of the movie with this option.

Select Television Episodes: Television episodes are detected automatically. If the program did not detect episodes on your DVD, you can force the detection of episodes with this option.

Select All Titles: Special case DVDs are detected automatically. Any DVD which does not contain a feature movie or television episodes is considered "Special". A couple of examples are: music video DVDs and home made DVDs. If the program did not detect all the titles on your DVD, you can force the detection of all titles.

 

Choose episode to convert: If you only want to copy a single television episode (instead of all episodes by default), you use this option to select a particular episode from the list of all episodes.

 

Select Portable Video Device: This option permits you to select the portable video player you want to create files for. The default is: Apple - iPod Classic. If your video device has upgradeable firmware (Sony PSP for example), it's important that you select the appropriate device version (if more than one version is listed). You may need to refer to your owners manual to obtain the version number.

Select Application Language: This option permits you to select the language that will be used on all windows of the application.

Save IFO files (for support): This option permits you to save the IFO (navigation) files on the original DVD to a compressed file (in the ZIP format) which can be sent to our support group to assist in troubleshooting authoring issues on some DVDs.

The following are important for success:
  • If you are using a third party decrypting utility (such as "DVD43"), ensure you have the latest version.
     
  • To ensure your DVD writer is able to read at maximum speed, please ensure that DVD writer does not use a read slowdown mechanism often referred to as "Quiet Drive", which is designed to reduce drive noise when playing a DVD movie. This mechanism will often reduce the read speed to as low as 1X speed.  Refer to your DVD reader/write documentation to determine how to disable this feature. Some manufactures have not provided software to disable this feature and in these cases you must download a modified (patched) firmware to disable this feature.
     
  • If you encounter problems encoding a movie, please refer to our online FAQ page.  You may also contact us directly for support using our Support link.
1Click DVD Converter uses mencoder (a subset of mplayer) for encoding, which is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. You may download the source code for mencoder here.