Ideal DVD Copy

Ideal DVD Copy 4.3.1

Intuitive and simple utility to create exact backup copies of your DVDs
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Ideal DVD Copy combines simplicity of use with efficient one-to-one DVD cloning and DVD9 to DVD5 conversion. Its simple interface allows you to perform backup copies of your DVD collection in just a few steps regardless of the copy restrictions that may come with the original disc.

With Ideal DVD Copy you can also select specific titles or chapters and ignore all those elements in the source DVD that may not be of interest to you. Leaving out documentaries, trailers, soundtracks in other languages, and any other extra features included in the source DVD does make a difference – it may allow you to fit the feature film on a DVD9 to a DVD5 without compression. The program, however, is also capable of shrinking a double-layered DVD as much as required and with the minimum quality loss. One-to-one copies are probably the program’s biggest asset. Ideal DVD Copy can create an exact clone of the source DVD and save it to your hard drive ― either as an ISO file or a VIDEO_TS folder ― or burn it to a blank DVD of the same size in no time. The result is a perfect backup copy of your valuable retail DVD. However, the program offers you another possibility – to split a DVD9 into two DVD5 discs, and preserve all the quality without buying more expensive recordable discs.

Finally, you can also use Ideal DVD Copy to simply burn already existing DVD folders and ISO files stored on your PC. The trial version that you can download for free allows you to copy 10 discs without any restriction – I recommend you to take advantage of this unusual generosity and give it a try. Suitable for all types of users, especially those who are afraid of dealing with complicated settings and incomprehensible jargon.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports all types of recordable and re-writable discs
  • Removes all copy restrictions and makes your DVDs region free
  • Clones your DVDs and saves them as ISO files
  • Allows you to select just the titles and chapters you wish to copy
  • Fast reading and re-encoding processes

Cons

  • Compression processes allow no customization
  • Some decryption algorithms require downloading a file from the developer’s site
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