Review of Top Six Free DVD Copy Software for Windows 10/7

Review of Top Six Free DVD Copy Software for Windows 10/7

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  • Author Donna Peng
  • Published April 17, 2020
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Are you a movie fanatic who has a big collection of DVD movies and TV shows? Are you called a DVD terminator because you’re always making DVDs damaged or scratched soon after purchase? It’s challenging to sort so many DVDs into a narrow space, and your discs could finally be ruined and unwatchable in a certain day. That’s where DVD copy comes in.

Bad News, It’s Hard to Acquire DVD Copies

Most of the DVDs you rent and buy in the store are copy protected. There are a few commercial DVD protection schemes, including CSS, Sony ARccOS Protection, Region Code, Disney’s x-project DRM Burst Cutting Area, and others. The first and foremost step is to get around restrictions on DVDs before duplicating the data. However, many free DVD copy software fails in this step. Annoying DVD read errors occur, such as no disc found, DVD playlist obfuscation error, I/O error, incomplete output, and so on.

The key is to use the right DVD copier software that is able to copy protected DVDs.

Top 6 Free DVD Copy Software for Windows 10 and Below

Best Software to Clone DVDs to DVD, ISO Image, etc.

No.1 – WinX DVD Copy Pro (based on 462 votes)

Platform: Windows 10 and lower (32 bit & 64 bit)

Supported input: New or old home-made and copy-protected DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder and ISO file

Supported output:

• Blank Writable DVD Disc: DVD-/+R (DL), DVD-/+RW (DL), DVD RAM

• ISO image, DVD folder, MPEG-2 file, ISO virtual drive

• DVD Video/Audio tracks only

Review: WinX DVD Copy Pro is all-in-one DVD copier which is specially designed to offer users virtually all DVD backup needs. It is able to clone DVD to DVD/folder/ISO, copy DVD main title as a single MPEG2 file, rip certain chapter(s) off DVD, and extract video or audio only.

Even if your DVD is copy protected by region code, RCE, UOPs, APS, CSS, Sony ARccOS and Disney X-project DRM, WinX DVD Copy Pro can quickly read DVD information and copy DVDs to ISO Image, Video_TS folder, etc. as you like at lightning speed. Bad sectors recovery engine helps to restore corrupted sectors at the greatest degree. This makes it possible to fix old scratched DVDs. In addition, it allows users to mount ISO image to a virtual drive and burn ISO image or VIDEO_TS folder to a blank DVD with the assistance of ISO Mounter and DVD Burner.

No.2 – DVD Cloner Free Edition (based on 394 votes)

Platform: Windows 10 and lower

Supported input: Home-made and encrypted DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder & ISO file

Supported output: DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO file, a .dvdmedia file, DVD±R/RW.

Review: DVD Cloner has provided DVD copy service for a long time. It as the newest generation allows users to copy the latest DVD movies including 1:1 DVD copy, movie-only copy and customized copy. The most eye-catching feature is the ability to combine multiple DVDs to one DVD±R DL or BD-R/RE. Just like WinX DVD Copy Pro, it can finish a DVD movie copy over a cup of coffee.

Cons: Although DVD Cloner paid version has owned a big reputation, its free edition cannot rival that of WinX DVD Copy Pro. That is because you’re only allowed to have one full copy for free. Additionally, the user interface isn’t straightforward, so that you have to dig it out for yourself or resort to help document or customer service.

No.3 – DVDFab 10 Free Edition (based on 355 votes)

Platform: Windows 10 and lower

Supported input: Home-made and copy-protected DVD-Video disc, DVD folder, DVD ISO image file

Supported output: DVD folder, DVD ISO image file, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL

Review: DVDFab is a multifunctional program bundled with DVD copy, DVD ripper, DVD converter & DVD creator. You can copy DVD main title or full disc to a blank DVD or hard drive. Also, DVDFab enables you to split DVD 9 to DVD 5, customize DVD copy, and merge multiple DVDs into one DVD. This is also a very powerful DVD copy software application for homemade or copyrighted DVDs.

Cons: DVDFab 10 free edition disables users’ access to copy DVD to DVD function.

Top Programs to Copy DVDs to Hard Drive, HDD, USB, NAS, MP4, and Others

No.1 WinX DVD Ripper Platinum (based on 754 votes)

Platform: Windows 10 and lower

Supported input: Homemade and copy-protected DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder and ISO Image

Supported output: ISO image, DVD folder, MPEG-2 file, MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, H.265, H.264, VP9, and more

Review: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the best DVD copy software with unique support for Level-3 hardware acceleration and High-Quality engine, committed to ensuring lightning fast speed and original image and audio quality in DVD backup and ripping. It can handle any type of DVDs, for example, new releases, classic movies on DVDs, Disney 99-title DVDs, scratched DVDs, TV shows on DVDs.

With 350+ built-in profiles, the DVD copier enables you to decrypt and convert DVDs to MP4, AVI, HEVC, MOV, M2TS for playing on laptops, HDTVs, phones, tablets, etc. On top of that, four copy modes are provided, you can 1:1 clone DVDs to ISO image, a folder, copy the main title, and backup full title for storing on HDD, hard drive, NAS, Cloud, flash drive, etc.

No.2 – HandBrake (based on 628 votes)

Platform: Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (64bit)

Supported input: DVD sources without copy protection

Supported output: MP4, MKV, H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, VP9, VP8, etc.

Review: HandBrake is a popular free DVD copying software (Windows 10). It processes DVDs fast with some basic and advanced options to enhance the output. Users are allowed to free digitize DVD collections to MP4 and MKV for playback on a laptop, iPhone, iPad, TV, Android phones and tablets, etc.

Cons: It cannot copy-protected commercial DVDs. There’s no access to copy DVDs to ISO image and video folder at 1:1 ratio.

No.3 – MakeMKV (based on 217 votes)

Platform: Windows 10, 7, 8/8.1 (32/64 bit)

Supported input: homemade and some encrypted DVDs.

Supported output: MKV container format.

Review: MakeMKV is another well-know free DVD copier. It offers easy access to copy DVDs to your hard drive in MKV files that contain multiple audio tracks and subtitles. If you want other formats, you need to download a video converter to change the MKV format.

Cons: It only outputs the MKV format. Many DVDs are not supported.

Donna Peng

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