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DVD-Cloner 9

DVD-Cloner 9
Developed by: OpenCloner Inc
Ranked: 5th
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Best price: $59.99
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Stephen
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Review summary

Good points DVD-Cloner 9 review good points

• Excellent compression capability

• Speedy copying time

• Good customer support

Bad points DVD-Cloner 9 review bad points

• Requires an add-on to copy Blu-ray discs

Our verdict

If you are after quick, easy-to-use and high quality DVD copying software then DVD cloner is worth your consideration. It produces excellent quality copies and provides users with a range of features to automate the process of copying DVD movies.


Full review

Setup

DVD Cloner is compatible with Windows operating systems and requires 5GB disk space to install. The installation process is straight forward and requires minimal user input. Once installation is complete the software automatically launches the main window in which the user can configure the settings and insert a disc to begin the copying process.

Copy features

The software provides numerous copy modes, including:

Perfect 1:1 DVD Copy : Simply burns the entire content of a movie to a blank DVD disc. All DVD protection methods are removed which allows the software to copy DVD movies, it supports DVD-5 to DVD-5, DVD-9 to DVD-9 in 1:1 ratio. This mode is the easiest to configure as it has an easy-to-use wizard that guides the user throughout the process.

Movie-only copy : Removes menus and additional content from a DVD movie and copies the main movie to a DVD-5. It allows the user to select which audio tracks and subtitles they would like the software to copy.

Customized copy : This mode gives the user full control over the copying process. It allows users to select specific content areas to copy, such as: chapters of a DVD movie, menus, compression rate and languages. For instance, if you want to save space on the disc you can simply remove additional languages or movie trailers. Parents will also appreciate the customization options as it allows them to remove inappropriate and violent scenes.

DVD Cloner enables users to preview any customized filters they assign before burning the final copy to a disc. The preview section is fairly advanced as it allows for adjusting compression levels, but more importantly it provides users the chance to experience the quality of the final copy before they burn it to a disc. The intelligent Analyzing Technology provides convenience for users as it automatically identifies the disc type when you insert it. This allows DVD Cloner9 9 to optimize burn settings to suit the disc type. The only downside is the requirement of a free add-on to copy Blu-ray discs, this add-on is available on the DVD cloner website.

Speed & quality

The quality of the final product is somewhat dependent on the compression settings selected by the user. Copy quality is generally impressive without any compression; it does drop a bit when compression filters are applied. Most standard DVD movies can be copied within 40 minutes but the burn time also depends on your hardware.

Ease of Use

DVD Cloner is straight forward to use. Although it has a variety of advanced features it is still very easy-to-use software as it provides users with an adequate amount of support and the automatic wizards within the software provide additional convenience. The range of copy modes provided allow users of all levels to use the software with ease, for instance: novice users can simply insert a disc and select the perfect 1:1 DVD copy mode or Movie-only copy mode to initiate the copying process. Advanced users can select the customized copy mode and configure the output settings to their liking.

Help & support

Numerous support options are available through the DVD Cloner website. Customers can access a knowledgebase containing an abundance of useful information in regards to the software. There is also a database of frequently asked questions which contains solutions to commonly encountered problems. Additionally, customer support can be contacted directly via email, live chat support or by telephone for non-technical enquires. Support staff is usually prompt in replying to enquiries so customers should have no difficulty in receiving support.

Overall

DVD Cloner is well-rounded software that has a mixture of basic and advanced features to cater for users of all experience levels. The software provides users with full control over their DVDs and produces high quality copies. It is easy-to-use and provides excellent customer support so it is definitely recommended for all users.

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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 4 for Overall
Setup
 received a rating of 4 for Setup
Copy features
 received a rating of 5 for Copy features
Speed & quality
 received a rating of 4 for Speed & quality
Ease of use
 received a rating of 4 for Ease of use
Help & support
 received a rating of 4 for Help & support