Despite launching almost a year ago at this point, PS5 consoles are still pretty difficult to come by. Not to mention prohibitively expensive for a lot of gamers. If you want to get your hands on the sought-after console but aren’t able to, either due to a lack of funds or availability, there’s a third option that requires neither, but does involve a fair amount of luck. We’re talking of course about a giveaway. Not just any giveaway, though. More specifically, we’re talking about the imaginatively titled WinXDVD video game movie carnival where you can vote to win a PS5 and get a DVD converter for free.
There’s obviously a lot to unpack here so let’s take break things down a bit. The giveaway itself has three steps, the first of which involves voting for the best video game movie adaptation. Among the possible choices, you have Sonic the Hedgehog, Detective Pikachu, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and Mortal Kombat (the 2021 version, not the original). My vote went to Sonic but Detective Pikachu was a close second.
Once your vote has been cast, simply enter your email address for a chance to win some great prizes, including a PS5. You can earn additional entries by sharing the giveaway on social media, joining a Facebook group, and doing a couple of other activities. If you’re familiar with our own giveaways, you should have a pretty good idea of how this works.
As far as the prizes are concerned, you’re looking at not one but two PS5 consoles, as well as 200 copies of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum in bonus prizes, per day. With those sorts of odds, your chances of grabbing a free copy of the software are very high so we encourage you to check out the giveaway. Naturally, the chance to win a free PS5 is the main highlight here but the software is a nice prize as well.
The competition lasts between August 25th and September 20th. The first prize winners will be announced on the giveaway page on September 21st. You can find all the terms and conditions of the giveaway right here.
What is WinX DVD Ripper?
Just as its name indicates, the software’s main purpose is to rip DVDs in order to convert them from physical format to digital format. That said, you can also create physical backup copies of your DVDs with this software. Like any piece of physical media, DVDs get scratched or damaged over time, so having an extra copy of your favorite video game movie or TV show can definitely come in handy.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum supports over 350 formats, allowing you to convert DVDs to MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, and many other popular formats. The neat thing about the digitized content is that you can play it on pretty much any device you can think of. This includes PC/MAC, mobile devices, smart TVs, and even game consoles like the PS5 and the Xbox Series X.
This is a very useful feature to have given that certain versions of current-gen consoles don’t come with a disc drive. That would normally make some of your physical games useless but with WinX DVD Ripper you can simply convert them to digital format and transfer them over to the console wirelessly. No discs required. WinX DVD Ripper also doubles as a basic video editor. You can easily crop, cut and merge clips with just a few clicks and there are also options for adding subtitles and adjusting various other things.
At the moment, you can buy WinX DVD Ripper Platinum with an exclusive 50% discount that brings the price down to just $29.95 for a 3-month license. Meanwhile, a 1-year license will set you back $44.95 and can be used on up to three different devices.
How to Convert DVD to MP4 Format
Frankly speaking, it’s so easy to convert a DVD to MP4 with this software that you don’t actually need a guide. But we figured we should still give you the basic steps anyway, just in case.
1. Your first order of business is to load the DVD you want to convert. You can do this by clicking the button labeled ‘DVD’ in the upper left corner of the UI. The DVD will load and you will see a list of titles that you can either convert separately or merge to create a single MP4 file.
2. Next, a pop-up window labeled ‘Output Profile’ will appear where you can choose the format. Go to General Profiles and click the MP4 Video option. Of course, you can choose any of the other formats you want, we’re just going with MP4 as an example. Click OK when ready.
3. Finally, click the ‘Browse’ button found in the lower part of the UI to select the destination folder. Once everything is ready to go, hit ‘Run’ and wait until the software finishes processing your file. WinX DVD Ripper uses powerful hardware acceleration technology, so it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes on average.
If you’re looking for a chance to win a PS5 (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), this is a good competition to try your hand at. There are two consoles on offer and you get to support your favorite video game movie in the process. Plus, your chances of grabbing a free copy of WinX DVD Ripper are pretty high. If you’re reading this after the end of the competition, you’ll probably still be able to buy WinX DVD Ripper Platinum at 50%, so don’t hesitate to check it out if you want to digitize or back up your DVD collection.