DVDFab offers a lot of functions and options. Starting from the installation, it is quite quick and prompt. There are no free toolbars and plugins added in the installer. The dashboard offers a lot of options from Blu Ray converter to simple video conversion facility. From DVD Copiers to Video Converter, it processes the tasks swiftly. As compared to other free copiers, DVDFab offers quick and reliable DVD copying.
You don’t need to have a high end or extremely optimized computer in order to perform basic tasks such as DVD copying and DVDFab makes this job ease at hands and system.
The software suite is hugely known for its set of disc/audio/video manipulation tools. We had earlier reviewed the Mac version of DVDFab DVD Copier. You can read it here if you are a Mac user, For windows users continue reading!
Why use a DVD Copy Software like DVDFab?
This is a common question that can arise among dvd collectors, Well to answer that there are a couple of reasons why you should use a dvd copy software to copy your DVDs.
Overtime your collection of DVDs can get smudged and scratched and render them unreadable on some devices, A DVD copy software can help you make a digital copy of this dvd and keep it scratch free forever.
With a dvd copy software you can remove unwanted footages and scenes from your DVD while copying them to your device, Plus these kind of softwares usually accompany a video converter that can help you in converting the movies to your handheld devices. So now moving on to DVDFab DVD copy software and its functions..
The first time user will be presented with the Update popup as you can see from the screenshot below, Its highly recommended to check for the update as dvdfab issues frequent updates to fix bugs and add new features. So complete that part and lets return.
DVDfab automatically detects and starts processing any DVD that you might have in your Disc reader.
After that it presents you with simple options to tweak your copying such as the destination locations, Volume Label and much more.
It also provides you with options to automatically remove PGC’s (Program Chains), PGC’s include the annoying messages like the FBI Warnings, This copy is the retail version etc etc. You can tick the ‘Remove Annoying PGC’s’ option to enable the removal. Also you can remove DTS Audio – removing the DTS audio track saves space if you are compressing to a SL disc.
You only need to click the Start button to start the DVD Copying, Now just go on with other regular stuffs and you can return and watch the copied DVD on your PC.
Just like we explained in the Mac version of the DVDFab DVD Copy .. While in the copying session, The software is a least memory hog and takes even less memory than Firefox.
While using the software for copying one of the DVD Movies, We found that the software’s default settings were just awesome enough that advanced settings were not even required and the quality of the copy was awesome!
The DVD Cloner has 8 different modes, These need not be tinkered with if you just want a simple DVD Copy but for more advanced stuffs you might have to delve deeper into these modes! They are as follows:
- Full Disc
- Main Movie
- Customize Split
- Write Data
Full Disc : Full Disc copies the whole content of DVD to another DVD or to a folder you specify in the Target box. This is what you will use if you just want an exact clone of the DVD.
Main Movie : Main Movie copies the longest movie title in the Source DVD to the folder or another DVD. Useful if you have other media files with Advertisements and stuffs and you want to avoid that in the movie.
Split Movie : A Split Movie copies a DVD-9 sized discs to two DVD-5 discs with 100% quality maintained.
Customize : You can customize the DVD by adding your own stuffs into the DVD.
Customize Split : This option lets you split a DVD 9 Disc to two DVD 5 discs with the options in Customize menu. You can split the titles into two discs and assign the sizes of both the discs using the Customize Split option.
Write Data : You can use this setting to burn an existing DVD folder or (ISO) image file to a blank disc or can also be used to convert a DVD folder to an ISO disc image file.
Clone : Lets you make an exact clone of your source DVD to a folder or another DVD. This option lets you make exact copy of your Source DVD with minimal Fiddling. You can choose the Source as Optical Drive and Destination as an ISO image or Drive but not a folder. Two options are provided:
1. Copy DVD-Video Data only : Used to prevent copying of other assisted contents like Autoplay executable and lets you make a clone of only the Movie file.
2. Copy Original IFO Files : Copy the Source disc as it is without removing any assisted files or Removing protection.
Merge : The Merge section, lets you merge two DVD movies from a folder to a disk easily. If you are planning to create a collection of movies on a single disk. This is made easier by DVDFab even for people with minimal knowledge with Ripping Copying etc, DVDFabs interface makes it easier to navigate and get the job done.
When using DVDFab DVD Copy to copy a DVD to my Hard Disk, the process was fast and easy. But when I split a DVD 9 Disc to two DVD 5 Disc, Even though the software is quite stable in itself and less power hog this process however took quite some memory. But that can’t be used to judge this awesome piece of work. You can try the software for 30 Days for FREE and after that when you use the software it adds a Watermark to the video which can be annoying for some so buy the software to get rid of it and constant updates!
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