DVD-Cloner 8

  • Rip different kinds of commercial DVDs via decrypting CSS, ARccOS and some new encryptions from Sony and Disney movies.
  • Copy DVD/Blu-ray Movies to computer, DVD-5 to DVD-5, DVD-9 to DVD-9 even DVD-9 to DVD-5 without loss in quality.
  • Convert DVD movies to AVI, MPEG and SVCD formats for iPad, iPod or other popular PMPs.
  • With the innovative IAT™ technology, you can rip and copy the latest DVD movies freely.
  • Automatically detecte the disc format, screen scens, ratio, episodes and chapters when you run this program.

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Price: $59.99

Quick Specs:

Version:8.40

Size: 12.2MB

Platform: Windows XP/ Vista 32-bit, 64-bit/ 7

Editor Review

Posted by Edwin Smith to DVD & Blu-ray Software Reviews
on April 23, 2012

 

The good: DVD-Cloner 8 is a versatile and easy-to-use DVD decrypting/copying/burning software with powerful features Set.

The bad: You need to install an extra DVD ripper Lite(free) to convert DVD movies to AVI, MPEG format.

 

The fourthly-placed product in my review of 5 DVD Ripper software is the DVD Cloner 8, which is a worthwhile application in every aspect. The application provides 1:1 DVD Copy mode which preserves the original picture quality perfectly when you Copy DVDs/Blu-rays to computer, DVD-5 to DVD-5 or DVD-9 to DVD-9. With advanced DVD decrypting technique, it can automatically detect and decrypt CSS, ARccOS and some new encryptions from Sony and Disney movies, this ensures you can copy or convert movie DVDs/BDs favourably. In addtion, fast ripping speed, insuitive interface and simple one-click operation make me give it 3 stars .

Features Set

  • It is an identical clone to copy DVD/Blu-ray Discs to Computer, DVD-5 to DVD-5 or DVD-9 to DVD-9.
  • Decode CSS, ARccOS and some new encryptions from Sony and Disney movies.
  • Provides two interfaces for different users to rip/copy DVDs. For the novice, you can use express interface to rip/copy DVDs with one click. For the advanced users, expert interface can help you customize the final DVD copy.
  • Combines multiple DVDs to one BD-R/RE.
  • Fit two movies to one DVD±R DL.
  • The inventive IAT™ technology supports for the copy of latest DVD movies.
  • Automatically remove the advertising or legal clips from the source DVD movie.
  • Keep the movie titles and menus when you copy DVDs with “Split DVD-9 to two DVD-5s” copy mode.
  • Cover the preceding rewritable DVD disc data automatically when you rewrite new DVD movies on a DVD disc.
  • Copies DVD to DVD folder or ISO file.
  • Support compressing a DVD-9 to a DVD-5.
  • Compress DVD-5 to suitable size.
  • Backup a copy of a Blu-ray and HD-DVD movies to hard disk with a third party plug-in, such as Blu-ray/HD DVD Copy Helper.
  • Set 'Audio Track' and 'Subtitle' if you need.
  • Free technical support.

Quality of Copy

Throughout using the DVD-cloner 8 i was very impressed with the application’s excellent copy quality. There is no lag in the video and no muffled audio when i ripped the movies off DVD/Blu-ray Discs. However, when i used the built-in DVD ripper Lite to convert DVD to AVI format, the finished quality remained clear and very acceptable although the AVI movie was not as crisp as the original. This is inevitable as the videos converted from one type of compression into another type of compression, there will be a certain degree of mass loss.

Speed and stability

Compared with other DVD Ripper software i tested, the DVD-cloner 8 is the most exceptional one when it comes to ripping/converting speed. While it always takes a fair amount of time to convert large files, i was pleased at that it took just 30 minutes to copy a whole DVD to hard disk. But other similar product requaired at least 45 minutes under the same test environment configure. The stability of DVD-cloner 8 was also excellent. i didn’t ever have any problems with the application crashing or shutting down for random unknown reasons.

Conclusion

The DVD-cloner 8 is a great product choice when you want to decrpt/copy/convert/burn Movie DVDs or Blu-rays. The user-oriented interface takes a lot of the guesswork out of DVD/BD ripping and burning, and the program does a lot of the work automatically (like detecting the disc format, screen scens, ratio, episodes and chapters.). I highly recommed DVD-cloner 8 to anyone who want to redistribute their DVDs/BDs with a simple and feature-packed way.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENT

  • Supported OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: Pentium-II 450 MHz or faster processor
  • Free hard disk space: 5GB free hard disk space for DVD-5 (10GB free hard disk space for DVD-9)
  • RAM: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)

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