DVD Cloner has topped our review of the best DVD copy software for a decade - and it does so for good reason. This application reliably creates perfect 1:1 copies of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs easily and quickly. It successfully removes all known copy protections, enabling you to duplicate any DVD. It also allows users to customize their backup discs by providing the ability to omit or retain bonus material, menus and special features. For these reasons and more, DVD Cloner earns the TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award for DVD copy software for another year.
DVD Cloner has two modes: Express and Expert. The former is the simplest way to copy a DVD. All you have to do is insert the disc you want to copy and select what content you want on the new disc, and DVD Cloner does the rest. After about half an hour, you have an exact copy of your DVD movie. The latter is a little more complex, but it's still easy. It follows a five-step process, and it takes you through all of the options so you can make the DVD you want. Both methods are easy to use; it just depends on how much control you want.
While duplicating DVDs is the main function of DVD Cloner, it also has powerful compression tools that enable you to perform a number of other tasks. The most useful of these is the ability to compress two movies onto a single recordable DVD. You also have the option to rip a movie off a DVD and store it on your computer’s hard drive.
There are times when you make a copy of a movie and you don’t want all the extra stuff such as menus, special features, language tracks and more. DVD Cloner allows you to pick exactly what you want to back up. By excluding some of the special features, you can keep a high-quality copy and take up less space.
DVD Cloner comes bundled with Stream-Cloner Lite. This tool allows you to capture online movies from sources such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and more. It also has the ability to record any video that plays on your computer system. Because disc media is on the decline and streaming services are the way of the future, the inclusion of Stream-Cloner Lite elevates the usefulness and overall value of DVD Cloner by a great deal.
Another feature that we found useful was how well the application recognizes the type of recordable disc you are using. Because it can tell what kind of disc you're using, it can also tell you which copy modes will work the best. For example, if you have a disc that is less than 4.7GB, the size of a DVD-5 disc, the software gives you the option of doing a perfect clone or just copying the movie. If you don't want to do either, you can specify exactly what gets copied.
DVD Cloner 2014 uses Intelligent Analyzing Technology, which means it recognizes the disc you put in and keeps the structure of the original movie. It also comes with the upgraded HST technology. This decrypts the DVD protections so that you can actually make a backup copy. Having an updated HST means that even new movies that come out will be included in the decoders.
This application can burn multiple copies of the disc in a batch. This means you can get the exact settings you want and burn all of the discs in one go without going through the setup multiple times. When you have as many copies as you need, delete or save the files you want to keep. If you are interested in copying movies to play on your iPod, you will want to look at DVD Cloner Platinum.
One of the biggest selling points of DVD Cloner is the fact that it makes exact 1:1 copies of the movies it duplicates. This means that the copy loses no quality and is indistinguishable from the original disc. Lesser DVD copy applications will often advertise “near original” quality as an excuse for subpar duplication methods. We are very happy to see that DVD Cloner is continuing its tradition of excellence.
The last thing you want to happen when you're copying a DVD is for the application to crash during the process. DVD Cloner 2014 is designed with stability in mind. The developers made sure you get optimized reading speeds and won't have to deal with the software freezing up or crashing. In our testing, we never had any problem with this application while burning or ripping.
Even the most novice user will be able to use DVD Cloner 2014. Even with all the customization options that are available through this DVD copy software, the main functionality is as easy as sliding a disc into your optical tray and clicking a button. When you drill down into the granular features of DVD Cloner, it gets slightly more technical, but it's nothing a few minutes of learning won’t cure.
Sometimes the hardest part of using an application is actually installing it on your computer. DVD Cloner 2014 can be downloaded online. The company provides a CD of the application for backup or if you would rather not download a file from the internet. When we installed the application it took a little while, but since the application is so complex we understood the extra time it took. Though it takes time to install, it is really quite easy and the software walks you through the whole process, so you shouldn't have a problem. The application works on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and even Mac computers, though that requires DVD Cloner for Mac.
There are plenty of reasons to look into getting DVD Cloner 2014. Not only is the copy quality excellent, but it only takes roughly half an hour to copy a full-length movie. And whether you want to control every aspect of the copy process or you would rather use the default settings, this software works great either way. It will also make flawless copies of scratched DVDs, so you can bring your damaged movies back to life. This DVD copy software does everything you want, and it does it better than any other software in our lineup, which is why we give it our full recommendation and put it at the top of our reviews.
This application has updated decryption codes, DVD restoration and compression. It can copy DVDs in half an hour.
Its simple interface downplays how many features this application actually has.
Since it comes with its own decryptor, copies DVDs in short order and is easy to use, this application is the best choice.