Life is turning Digital. In the last few years, the world of portable devices has changed to a great degree. Walkman used to be the most popular portable music player, but now it has been replaced by iPod, Zune, PSP, iPhone and other similar portable devices On the other hand, CDs are now being replaced by DVDs and so many people are looking to convert their DVDs in a format which suites their portable devices. Regardless to whether you want to convert DVD to iPod or DVD to AVI or any other format, the conversion is very easy provided you have the correct software. Different Portable Devices support different formats and there are so many converting tools in the market that make you be lost. Purchasing different software for a different device is just waste of time as well as money. Now you need to make the choice and search for reviews to find the suitable product and still you don't find what you are looking for. 6 tips you should keep in your mind while selecting the converting software: 1. First of all, the software should be easy to use. All the formats it supports should be clearly written in an understandable manner. For Example, The software gives an option "Convert To Mp4" and you don't know what is MP4 then it is useless. However, if the software give the same option in this manner "Convert to MP4 (Default Format For iPod)", then this is very easy to understand. 2. Always try the software before buying. Even the easiest software is of no use if it doesn't seem easy particularly to you. 3. Make sure that the software supports various formats so that you can convert DVD to iPod, DVD to AVI and other formats using a single utility. 4. Don't always try to find freeware as there is no support provided for them and they may not work correctly. You get what you pay for! 5. Make sure that after purchasing the product, technical support is free for lifetime as you may not want to pay every year to get technical support. 6. Don't ever compromise with Video/Audio Quality. Also, Make sure that you don't use the advanced options to change the aspect ratio and other things until you know what you are doing. Of course, there are many others tips about the standards of a good DVD converter, such as the sync of video and audio, various customizing functions and so on. I suggest you try the Pavtube DVD Ripper which can fully meet these standards.