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poll was conducted to determine which software program members used most often to copy DVDs.
The winner, DVD Decrypter, is a freeware program with great versatility. Unfortunately, it is no longer being developed. The last version, 18.104.22.168, can be downloaded from various sites online. Due to legal considerations, we cannot link you directly to a source. DVD Decrypter can perform a multitude of tasks, either as a standalone program, or in combination with other readily-available freeware.
Wikipedia, the free Internet Encyclopedia, provides a useful article regarding DVDs.
An explanation of terminology, such as what constitutes a DVD5 or a DVD9 format, is also provided:
•The History and Specifications of DVDs
Here are links to tutorials on the most requested DVD copying options:
•A complete overview of DVD Decrypter
•Copying a DVD in ISO mode
•Copying a DVD with DVD folders using DVD Decrypter & Folder2ISO
•Copying a DVD9 using DVD Decrypter & DVD2One
•Copying a DVD and adding subtitles
Our runner-up program, DVD Shrink, shares the same marketing conditions as DVD Decrypter. It is freeware that is no longer being developed. Again, we cannot link you directly to a source for DVD Shrink, but it remains available for download from various Internet sources. DVD Shrink requires a "helper program" to complete a burn. It has the ability to directly call Ahead Software's Nero to accomplish this task.
A guide to copying DVDs with DVD Shrink may be found here:
•Copying a DVD using DVD Shrink
Other programs in this category are not free, but may come with trial or demo versions. They are typically all-in-one solutions. Copy and burning quality will vary by program. Popular choices, which include trial versions, and/or reputable support, include the following:
•1 Click DVD Copy
•Clone DVD (Elaborate Bytes)
•Clone DVD (Slysoft)
•Copy To DVD•DVD2oneX (Mac)
•DVDxCopy/DVDxPlatinum (current customers only)
•Easy DVD Copy - Roxio
•EZ DVD Copy
•Popcorn - Roxio (Mac)
Neither this website, nor the author or editor(s) of this FAQ, condone or endorse the illegal duplication of copyrighted materials. It is assumed that you will use the information provided herein strictly in accordance with the copyright laws of your country. Failure to do so is at your own risk.
All links provided are current as of 08 September 2005, but are subject to change.