CD-DVD Tools

Anchor Link 1Click DVD Copy
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-04
Version: – Released: 2013-04-03 Windows: All
File Size: 4.9 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“The easiest way to make a perfect copy of a DVD movie.
¤ Supports dual layer media.
¤ Copy ‘movie only’ or include the extras.
¤ Copy episode DVDs (television programs on DVD).
¤ Copy a DVD movie on one disc – no need to split.
¤ Copy a movie to your hard drive – great for laptops.
¤ LG1X encoding technology ensures perfect video quality.
¤ Supports both NTSC and PAL DVD movies.
¤ Free upgrades and technical support for a year.
“It is easy to use, offers a simple interface and one-click operation. Just insert the DVD and click the Button to start the copy process. The program will save the DVD to a folder on your hard drive from where you can burn it to DVD. The program comes with a free copy of CopyToDVD, a CD/DVD burning software that you can use to burn your copy.
“You can use the software on a free trial basis to copy three movies before you need to register the software. When you purchase the software, you will receive a license key to unlock the software. Unlocking the 1CLICK software will also unlock the bonus CopyToDVD SE software.”
Anchor Link AnyDVD and AnyDVD HD
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-08
Version: – Released: 2013-05-08 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 9.45 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“AnyDVD works in the background to automatically remove the copy protection of a DVD movie as soon as it’s inserted into the drive, allowing you then to backup the movie using a DVD backup tool such as CloneDVD and CloneDVD mobile. You can also remove the RPC region code, thereby making the movie region free and viewable on any DVD player and with any DVD player software.
“AnyDVD HD comes with same functionality as AnyDVD, but with additional features for full Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD support, including decryption of Blu-ray (BD+ and AACS) and HD DVD (AACS) movies. Allows you to watch movies over a digital display connection, without HDCP-compliant graphics card and without HDCP-compilant display. No need to buy an expensive monitor.”
Anchor Link CD Autorun Creator
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-02
Version: 7.9.2 – Released: 2013-05-02 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 7.95 MB
“CD Autorun Creator offers fast and efficient way of building autorun programs. You can build your own autoruns within few minutes. All you have to do is import your favorite media files such as MP3s and photos in CD Autorun Creator, set command buttons, splash and exit screens, set effects etc… Whether you are creating an autorun CD ROM or DVD ROM, CD Autorun Creator will generate all the necessary files for you. Burn them straight to CD ROM or DVD ROM and they will start automatically when inserted.”
Anchor Link CD-Recordable FAQ
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2010-12-18
Version: 2.73 – Released: 2010-01-09
File Size: 276 KB
“If you have a question you’d like to see answered in here, either post it to one of the comp.publish.cdrom newsgroups (if you don’t have the answer), or send it to [email protected] (if you do). This FAQ is usually updated about once a month. If you are looking at a version that is more than two or three months old, it may be an out-of-date copy.”
Anchor Link CdCoverCreator
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-12-18
Version: 2.5.3 – Released: 2010-02-17 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.7 MB
“CdCoverCreator enables you to create and print your own CD covers for Audio and Data CDs. You can create your covers, inlays, labels, and even booklets. The program can download the original cover art from the Internet for many CDs, or you can design your own covers from scratch. CdCoverCreator can gather track names and artist information via CDDB and automatically populate the cover details with song titles, track length etc. CdCoverCreator can create covers for Jewel Cases, Slim Cases, or (cut-out) paper sleeves. Easy to use and produces great results.”
Anchor Link CDRLabs
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-04-15
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Anchor Link CDRoller
License: Shareware – $39.00 Last Reviewed: 2013-05-07
Version: – Released: 2013-05-06 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 7.47 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“CDRoller is an easy-to-use, well featured and low cost tool for CD and DVD data recovery. It acts as a fault-tolerant data CD contents reader with capabilities to search for lost data tracks, as well as a Session Selector to retrieve the data from all sessions on a multi-session CD. CDRoller also offers extended UDF reading features with capability to search and recover lost files. The built-in CD Data Rescue tool, allows you to recover the files and folders from the damaged discs. In addition, the program can also be used as a Audio CD digital extractor (CD ripper) and media analysis and testing tool and to catalog your media.
“The usual problem with scratched CDs or DVDs is that they can no longer be readable by Windows. If this is the case, most recovery programs cannot access them either — since CDRoller uses a fault tolerant driver however, it is able to overcome this problem.”
Anchor Link DVD Copy Software Review
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-04-15
“Protect Your DVD Collection with a Back Up. DVDs are an amazing, but expensive investment. And over time, DVD originals can become scratched, damaged and often, completely unusable. So how do you preserve your library? The answer lies within the latest generation of easy-to-use DVD Copy Software. We do the research so you don’t have to.”
“The goal of Best DVD Burning Software Reviews is to give you professional, accurate, up to date, concise, unbiased information about DVD Burning software. We want to provide you with the best place to learn about DVD Copy Software and buy it at the lowest price. This site is owned and operated by the parent company A1Tech, Inc. has specialized in software to help the Internet consumer. None of our review sites promote A1Tech Software in any way (to remain unbiased).”
Anchor Link DVD FAQ
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-04-15
Revised: 2011-11-06
“DVD Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)”
Anchor Link DVDFab DVD Copy
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-26
Version: – Released: 2013-02-26 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 20 MB Both 32-bit and 64-bit supported
“DVDFab DVD Copy, formerly known as DVD to DVD or Platinum, is an up-to-date DVD copy, DVD cloner, DVD burner, and DVD decrypter that can read, rearrange, and manipulate the content of a DVD to suit your needs. DVDFab DVD Copy can remove all known DVD copy protections, thus to copy any DVD to hard drive, or to any blank DVD disc, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL, and DVD-R DL, with very fast speed about 10-20 minutes. Plus DVDFab DVD Copy will be constantly updated to remove latest DVD copy protections to support all DVD movies.
» Clone/Burn/Decrypt/Copy any DVD
» Copy DVD-9 to DVD-9, Copy DVD-5 to DVD-5, Copy DVD-9 to DVD-5, Copy DVD-5 to DVD-9
» 8 copy modes are available: Full Disc, Main Movie, Split, Merge, Customize, Customize Split, Clone and Write Data .”
Anchor Link DVDFab DVD Creator
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-06
Version: – Released: 2013-02-06 Windows:
File Size: 20.5 MB
“DVDFab DVD Creator can easily burn all sorts of videos into DVD discs. Just create your own DVDs freely with what you want! Downloaded videos, camcorder videos, and other common videos of nearly all popular formats are supported. And it’s particular that it can create DVD menu and customize DVD menu with various built-in templates.
“Works like a DVD Burner software which can burn videos to DVD discs, DVD Creator can convert videos to DVD disc for playback with DVD player, or to DVD folder for backup or for later burning. And the output quality is definitely outstanding.
“Multi-threading, multi-core processing, and acceleration high-techs like Intel Quick Sync and CUDA are supported, so the speed of DVD Creator is super fast.
• Create DVD disc or DVD folder from HD or SD videos
• Create DVD menu and customize DVD menu
• DVD9, DVD5, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL supported
Anchor Link DVDFab HD Decrypter
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Version: – Released: 2013-04-18 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 25.8 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“DVDFab HD Decrypter is a simple version of DVDFab DVD Copy and DVDFab Blu-ray Copy which can remove all the DVD protections, part of Blu-ray protections, and copy the DVD/Blu-ray to your hard drive. It is one of the always free portions of DVDFab application. With its various settings and options to edit, you will definitely get a fantastic output. In addition, the copying speed is very fast and the quality is wonderful.
• Remove DVD/Blu-ray protections
• Copy DVD/Blu-ray to hard drive
• A free portion of DVDFab”
Anchor Link DVDFab Passkey Lite
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-07
Version: – Released: 2013-05-07 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 2.8 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Passkey Lite is a free and a simple two-in-one version of Passkey for DVD and Passkey for Blu-ray, and supports part of the functions they have. It can still decrypt protected DVD and Blu-ray, but not for all of them. For example, it can’t remove AACS V12+, BD+, BDAV, and AVCREC for Blu-ray, so you are not allowed to watch movies with those protections. It doesn’t support CPRM for DVD, and PathPlayer is not enabled, so ARccOS, RipGuard, FluxDVD, and CORE X2 can’t be removed. As a result, you can’t copy those still protected DVDs , but you are able to freely watch them.
“What adds punch to Passkey Lite is it can work with all the software that Passkey for DVD and Passkey for Blu-ray works with. You are enabled to use these apps to play/copy/rip the unprotected DVD/Blu-ray discs.
• Remove part of DVD/Blu-ray protections
• Work with other compatible software to access unprotected DVD/Blu-ray content
• Freely watch any DVD with no region limit.”
Anchor Link DVDFab Region Reset
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-12-18
Version: – Released: 2010-08-02 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.7 Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“DVDFab Region Reset allows you to change region setting of popular Blu-ray players (PowerDVD, WinDVD, TotalMedia Theatre) with a single click. It uses the widely-known so-called region ‘hacks’ for these players, applying them with the bare minimum of user effort. This makes your playback software essentially ‘region free’ or more accurately ‘multi-region’.
“Whenever the tool sets a region, it also resets your ‘changes remaining’ counter in PowerDVD (5 changes for Ver.8 and newer; 65535 changes for ver.7.3). For PowerDVD and TotalMedia Theatre (TMT), you can set the region with just a simple click on the ‘Reset’ button. For WinDVD, you have to restart the PC in Safe Mode and start DVDFab Region Reset to change the region.”
Anchor Link DVDFab Virtual Drive
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-11-12
Version: – Released: 2012-11-11 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 688 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“DVDFab Virtual Drive is a virtual emulator for both DVD and Blu-ray. It can emulate 18 drives and mount DVD/Blu-ray ISO image files created by DVDFab and other programs. For example, if you want to play a Blu-ray ISO image file backup on your computer, you need to mount it with DVDFab Virtual Drive, then, play it with PowerDVD. It has some settings for your using habit and convenience, and enables you to go to its forum for more information just by one click.”
Anchor Link DVDIdle
License: Shareware – $19.95 Last Reviewed: 2010-12-18
Version: – Released: 2006-10-26 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 849 KB
“DVDIdle helps you to extend the lifetime of your DVD drive. By using Smart Read-ahead Cache, it saves DVD titles to a local hard drive cache and allows your DVD drive to run cooler and quiet while providing smooth (macrovision-free) DVD playback. In addition, DVDIdle includes several extra features that enable you to change the video mode for TV output, skip FBI warnings and more. DVDIdle works in conjunction with your DVD player software.
“DVDIdle Pro combines both functionality of DVD Region+CSS Free and DVDIdle into one efficient software! Shareware – $49.95.”
Anchor Link FixVTS
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-12-18
Version: 1.6.03 – Released: 2007-01-05 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 33 KB
“FixVTS is a very tiny tool that allows you to adjust your DVD files into better DVD compliance, so they can be opened in DVDShrink or vobblanker. FixVTS does a similar job as what’s called an ‘IFOEdit Mock Strip’, but only adjust as little information as possible in the VOB and IFO files to allow opening in other apps while keeping the DVD as similar as the original as possible.
“You would use FixVTS if you messed up your DVD, for example by applying the wrong tool, or aborting in the middle of some processing, and the result can no longer be used. Another good use is for DVDs that have been authored with errors in the IFO or VOB files, such that they still play on your player, but won’t open in DVD editing tools such as DVDShrink, vobblanker and others. Yet another use is fixing DVDs created by DVD-VR… Here’s a discussion on that topic…”
Anchor Link LightScribe System Software
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-17
Version: – Released: 2013-03-14 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 11.7 MB
“LightScribe is an optical disc recording technology that utilizes specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels. Keep burning beautiful LightScribe discs by regularly updating your LightScribe System Software. It ties your labeling application software to your optical drive hardware. New LightScribe System Software updates are needed to support new hardware or recently introduced LightScribe CDs and DVDs, and will ensure optimal and reliable operation of your LightScribe Labeling system.”
[ Lightscribe Template Labeler — a free Labeling application that uses predesigned templates to quickly and easily create full disc labels, and free predefined templates and labels are also available on this site; Ed. ]
Anchor Link Long Filename Finder
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-12-18
Version: – Released: 2002-04-25 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 297 KB
“Long Filename Finder is the easiest way to find and shorten filenames that are too long to be backed up to CD-R (or CD-RW).
“Many CD-R mastering programs limit the length of the filenames that can be stored on the CD-R. In some cases, this length is as short as 62 characters. Your files can easily have names that exceed the limit, especially for multimedia files such as MP3 that contain artist, album, title, track number information. Before backing up to CD-R, you must rename all your files so that none of the filenames exceed the limit.”
Anchor Link MagicDisc
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-12-18
Version: 2.7.106 – Released: 2009-02-24 Windows: All
File Size: 1.3 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“MagicDisc is a very helpful utility designed for creating and managing virtual CD drives and CD/DVD discs. For anyone who deals with CD-based programs — it is a MUST. MagicDisc allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto CD or DVD in order to easily access your favorite games, music, or software programs. It works like a real CD/DVD-ROM: You can run programs, play games, or listen to music from your virtual CD-ROM. Allowing you to run your game images at over 200x faster than from a conventional CD/DVD-ROM.”
Anchor Link Nero Info Tool
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-07
Version: 11.02.0 – Released: 2012-05-18 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 28.9 MB
“Information about features of installed drives, inserted discs, installed software and much more. Detailed data on drive properties such as firmware, buffer size, serial number, production date, and current DVD region code. Information on the name and version number of the operating system, the ASPI manager, installed burning applications, and hardware configuration of the computer.”
Anchor Link SizeMe
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-08-03
Version: – Released: 2006-04-25 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.3 MB
“SizeMe makes it possible to scan a directory and compare it to how many floppy/zip/CD-R/DVD-discs you need. It tries to fill each disc up as much as possible, and gives you the result on each disc. Also featuring:
Θ Customizes as you select
Θ Context menu handling by right clicking on a drive anywhere in Explorer
Θ Drag’n’Drop support so you can simply drag the Disc into Nero (or any other preferred burning software) and it will add the maximized disc”
Anchor Link Virtual CloneDrive
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-03
Version: – Released: 2011-03-07 Windows: All
File Size: 1.5 MB
“Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive. Features:
♦ Supports all common image formats such as ISO, BIN, CCD
♦ Supports upto 8 virtual drives at the same time
♦ Easy to use – just double-click an image file to mount as a drive
♦ Virtual CloneDrive is freeware, you may use it at no cost.”
Anchor Link VSO Inspector
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-26
Version: – Released: 2010-11-22 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2 MB
“VSO Inspector is a free add-on to report various information about your hardware configuration. Using this freeware, you can check the listed cd and dvd readers and writers connected to your computer, check the firmware used. The details about the media used and the speed supported by a given writer with this media. Also you can scan a burnt media for read errors and be confident about the readibility of your fresh backup.”
Anchor Link WinBin2Iso
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-07
Version: 2.13 – Released: 2013-05-05 Windows: 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 29 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“This small program converts BIN CD images to ISO images. Files over 2GB are also no problem. When it comes to a quick convert, it is exactly the WinBin2Iso conversion tool that you need.
“WinBin2Iso does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device.”