Let’s run through a quick list of the top 5 DVD to Zune converters for Windows.
1. Cucusoft DVD to Zune Converter
This is a fast DVD to Zune converter which allows you to rip DVDs in 2 modes. In direct mode, you can select the movie you want to rip from the DVD menu. This mode is ideal if you’re ripping feature films.
If your preference is ripping music DVDs or television serials, then you can use the batch mode which allows you to choose specific titles or chapters.
Cucusoft DVD to Zune Converter supports various Zune video formats, including Windows Media Video, up to a video bitrate of 1.5 Mbps at 320x240 (30 frames per second). You can also crop your output video to 16:9/ 4:3, resize your video and adjust file size and output quality.
Cucusoft DVD to Zune Converter is priced at $29.95 USD.
2. ImTOO Zune Video Converter
This DVD to Zune converter will convert any video file format including VOB from your DVD to Zune video. In short, it’s a Zune MP4 and MP3 converter. If you have a video file you want to extract audio from, ImToo Zune Video Converter would extract the audio to Zune MP3 and WMA.
If you have a collection of images, this Zune converter would turn them to video to allow you to watch them as a slideshow over your Zune player.
You can also select the portion of a movie to be converted by marking the time in and time out. Another feature you would be impressed with is the video splitting feature which allows you to specify file size or time length for playback over your Zune player.
ImToo Zune Video Converter retails for $29.95
3. PQ DVD to Zune Video Converter
If quick DVD to Zune video conversion is what you’re after, you should give this program a try. It’s optimized for dual core and hyper-thread processors.
Its main feature is the 1-click DVD to Zune video conversion supporting output resolutions of 320x240 and 640x480 in WMV, H.264 and MP4 formats.
There’s also the video crop and aspect ratio adjustment thrown in. You could also split video to a desired file size and length and set video quality before conversion.
PQ DVD to Zune Video Converter retails for $39.95.
4. Leawo DVD to MP4 converter
Leawo’s DVD to MP4 converter not only converts DVD to popular file formats like iPod, iPhone and Apple TV but it also supports Zune video. Apart from that, it also supports the conversion of DVD to audio formats such as MP3 should you want to extract audio tracks from your music videos.
On the Zune front, conversion is available for Zune MPEG-4 AVC at 320x240 Zune MP4 320x240 and Zune WMV 320x240. Editing functions like video cropping, setting audio and video effects and controlling brightness, contrast and volume are available. The multithreading batch conversion feature allows for a much faster conversion process.
Leawo DVD to MP4 Converter retails for $25.95.
5. Pavtube DVD to Zune Converter
Apart from converting DVD to Zune video, this converter comes with features such as watermark addition, clip trimming, clip cropping and audio replacement.
The watermark feature allows you to add text, image or video watermarks. Video watermark comes in the form of a picture-in-picture (PIP) effect to your converted video. As for video cropping, you’re allowed to remove black edges and unwanted portions like the watermark of television stations from your video.
In the Editor mode, you can replace the audio track of a video clip with your preferred audio track.
Pavtube DVD to Zune Converter retails for $29.