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If you’re looking for a simple DVD copy application that does what it says it’s going to do, you should definitely try 1Click DVD Copy by LG Software innovations. This is an excellent DVD-copying product that has a simple interface, fast duplication times and outstanding copy quality.
The 1Click DVD Copy manufacturer also has a DVD-to-iPod program that is available separately. It uses the same simple interface as 1Click DVD Copy and allows you to put all your favorite movies on all generations of iPod and iPhone.
This application's overall simplicity makes it a perfect fit for everyone, regardless of his or her technical skill level, and earns it the Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award for DVD copy software.
This application boasts a comprehensive feature set. First and foremost, we were pleased with how little time it took to actually copy our test DVD. From start to finish it only took 20 minutes to copy a 90-minute movie. This is one of the quickest applications we tested. One of the software's features is the ability to retain bonus material. Another feature automatically attempts to restore scratched or otherwise damaged DVDs. You can also include subtitles and choose to keep or omit movie menus.
Something we were really impressed with is the software's ability to copy episodic DVD movies. If you don't want to worry about burning a disc, you can back up the DVD to your hard drive. This is useful for laptop owners because playing a movie from the hard drive requires rather less battery power than if you were to use a DVD.
A DVD copy application is only as good as its compression engine, and 1Click DVD Copy has one of the best in the business. This means that you can copy and compress a professional Hollywood movie recorded on a dual-layer DVD-9 to a standard, easy-to-find, cheaper DVD-5. This method will save you space while retaining a high-quality copy of both the audio and video. If you don't want to bother with compression, 1Click DVD Copy can also copy and burn to a dual-layer DVD-9, making a clone of the original disc. Other features in this DVD copy software include the ability to set the burn speed and DVD-R write mode.
There is a limitation with this product, however: Unlike other DVD copy software applications we reviewed, 1Click DVD Copy requires you to download a third-party decryptor online. Not to worry, though; we found a free online CSS decryptor called DVD43 that works fantastically. It is a simple decryptor application that runs in the background. Once you do have the decryption tool, copying movies is a one-click process. This allows you to legally clone commercial DVDs and create backup copies of all your favorite movies.
The DVD we made using 1Click DVD Copy was indistinguishable from the original. It played flawlessly on our computer and in a standard DVD player. We didn't notice any quality degradation, even when the files were compressed. Compared to other products, it was one of the best DVD copies we made during our testing process. The software also gives you the option to change the settings manually so that you are sure to get a quality copy every time.
We did not have any stability problems while using 1Click DVD Copy. Some software will stop responding and freeze if you insert an encrypted DVD into the drive. 1Click DVD Copy simply stated that it could not copy the disc while the encryption was active, which is in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This was no longer a problem once we'd loaded the decryption add-on.
1Click DVD Copy's interface employs common Windows functions such as an options button for further configuration tools. It utilizes the right-click function for advanced options. Another way this application keeps everything simple is that it doesn't require an understanding of complex compression options in order for you to get the file size you need to fit into the space you have. All you need to do is select your preferred language and 1Click DVD Copy does the rest. This is a great feature for inexperienced users.
We did not encounter any problems while installing or uninstalling this DVD copy software. When installing the product, all we needed to do was download the software from the provider, and it walks you through the setup instructions. We were impressed that there is also an option to receive a backup CD in case something happens to the software or if you don't have a continuous internet connection.
Overall, 1Click DVD Copy is an excellent option for DVD copy software. Its list of features is lengthy, and the possible upgrade to convert movies to play on your Apple products is also attractive. If you are able to focus on all of these options and overlook the extra step of downloading the CSS decryptor – a step most DVD copy applications now require anyway – then this is the product for you.
This application is user-friendly and fast, and has good customer support.
1Click DVD requires a third-party online download for a CSS decryptor.
This DVD cloner is an excellent option if you don't mind downloading a decryptor.