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Why should we need DVD copy software.

DVDs are an amazing yet costly investment, which over time can become scratched, damaged and even completely unusable. With DVD copy software, you can quickly create backups of your entire collection.

How Does DVD Copy Software Work?

DVD copy software performs a variety of functions, including DVD copying (also known as ripping, cloning or duplicating), DVD converting and DVD burning. The best DVD copy software can work with a wide range of formats including those utilized by online video sharing sites and those compatible with portable devices like iPods, Zunes and PSPs. DVD burning functions are also usually PAL and NTSC compatible and can burn to a variety of disk types including single and dual layer disks, so the burned disk can play on PC DVD players and standard DVD players.

As mentioned, DVD copy software fulfills a wide range of DVD software needs, from DVD ripping to DVD burning. Here is a brief overview of DVD copy programs’ major functions:

1. Decrypt copy protected DVD and Shrink DVD movie to small size

At present, a lot of DVD are protected by all kinds of copy protection to prevent randomly duplication. In order to hack this problem, there appeared abundant DVD software in the market having the function of decoding so as to entitle people to freely copy their favorite DVDs. That's a great feature and win great popularity among average users. But this action sometimes is in violation of copyright law and intellectual property rights. So this behavior is discouraged and should be carried cautiously. Shrinking DVD is another common functionality of DVD copy software to cater people's DVD compression demand. DVD movie often has a large size and people often want to keep them in minimal size so as to save money spent on DVD discs and storage space.

2. DVD Copying

DVD copy software is often also referred to as DVD ripping software. Essentially a DVD ripper copies a DVD to your hard drive for viewing, storing, converting or burning. The best DVD rippers make perfect 1:1 copies without quality loss. Most DVD rippers also support advanced functions like selective copying, compression and DVD decryption.

3. DVD Converting

DVDs can be converted into a number of formats that perform various functions and work with several types of technology. With the growing popularity of portable devices like video iPod, PSP and Zune, DVD converting software is in higher demand. The most common DVD conversion formats include DVD to AVI, DVD to MPEG, DVD to PSP, DVD to WMV and DVD to 3GP. The best DVD converting software can convert DVDs into numerous formats, including DVD to DVD.

4. DVD Burning

DVD copy software contains DVD burning tools. The DVD burning elements of DVD copy software can take multimedia files such as home movies, slide shows, data files, video files and other video entertainment and burn them to a DVD. The best DVD software can burn to a variety of disk types including DVD+/-RW, DVD+/-R DL, DVD+/-R and even CDs.

What to Look for in DVD Copy Software

DVD copy software should perform all major DVD software functions including DVD copying (also known as DVD ripping), DVD format conversion and DVD burning. The best DVD copy software works with popular video formats including those used by popular video cameras, online video sharing sites and portable devices. Advanced DVD copy software can also rip other types of DVDs including data DVDs, DVD games, photo disks and slide shows, home movies and professional films.

Feature Set – The best DVD copy programs offer a wide variety of features, including:

  • Compresses large video files
  • Decodes CSS encryption
  • Retains or omits bonus footage
  • Restores defective or scratched DVDs
  • Creates and/or copies photo slideshows
  • Supports multiple disc formats

Ease of Use – All DVD copy software should be easy to use, even for beginners.

Ease of Installation and Setup – The best DVD copy software is easy to install and set up.

Quality of Copy – Top DVD copy programs create superb 1:1 copies without any quality loss, including full surround sound, menus and languages.

Software Stability – DVD copy software should work without error and ought to complete each copying task without glitches. The program should also work well with other programs, such as DVD players and popular DVD burners.

DVDSmith Movie Backup -- DVD backup Freeware !

DVDSmith Movie Backup, or simply called DVDSmith, is a completely free DVD copy program without any advertisement. It can easily decrypt DVD copy protection like CSS, Sony ARCCOS and DVD Region Code to, copy the DVD movie to your hard disk as a DVD folder in just one click. You can copy full disc or main movie as you like. The DVD folder can be played by Windows Media Player. The 1:1 copy makes the DVD folder keeps playback quality just the same as the original one. DVDSmith also supports DVD backup for NTSC and PAL.


After you copy the DVD movie to hard disk, it is possible to create ISO image, or use a converter which supports DVD folder such as Any DVD Converter Professional, to convert it for your iPod, PSP and other portable media players.

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Any DVD Converter Pro

---- An all-in-one DVD ripper and video converter for your iPod, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos, Sony Walkman or any other portable media players. Rip DVD to AVI, DVD to WMV, DVD to MP4.

Movie DVD Maker

---- An all-in-One video to DVD tool combined with video editing and DVD burning. Make your own DVD from various video formats, DV camcorder and online video.

Photo DVD Maker

---- An all-in-one DVD authoring tool to make DVD slideshow with background music and transition effects from pictures and videos, play on TV and PC. Keep and share precious moments with family and friends.

DVD decrypter

---- A DVD decrypter tool is used to create disc images or DVD folders with the same structures as DVD-Videos. DVD copy protection like Macrovision, CSS, region codes and user operation prohibition can be also removed by a DVD decrypter.

DVD shrink

---- A DVD shrink tool is usually used to shrink a commercially-released dual layer 8.5GB DVD to a single layer 4.7GB DVD. A DVD shrinker usually re-encode the movie in lesser quality, or discard unnecessary content in order to fit on the single layer DVD-5 discs.

DVD ripper

---- A DVD ripper is a software application that copies the content of DVDs to a hard disk drive, through a process called ripping. DVD rippers are used to transfer formats, to edit or back up DVD content for playing on mobile devices or media players.