Quite a lot of movie lovers are plagued by the fragility of the DVD movie discs, for the DVDs you bought a long time ago even cannot be played anymore. Therefore, it’s necessary to make backup copies for your precious collections periodically. Now, I’ll share with you instructions on how to use DVD-Cloner to make backup DVDs, which is pretty easy.
1. Preparatory Work
2. How to Copy a Movie Using DVD-Cloner?
It should be noted that compressing the DVD movie to DVD-R (4.7GB) will degrade the picture quality, because you must shrink the size of the DVD to fit a DVD-R.
For your reference, DVD-Cloner utilizes the most advanced compression method to optimize the function tremendously. When DVD-Cloner is compressing the main movie and special features, different compression methods are utilized respectively. A high compression rate is used to compress the special features in order to save space as much as possible, so that all the remaining space can be allocated to the main movie. In the process of compressing the main movie, DVD-Cloner will dynamically adjust the compression parameters according to the remaining space, which will take full advantage of the remaining space and improve the main movie’s picture quality drastically. Indeed, there is no obvious difference between the original DVD and the copied DVD.
What’s more, M2V’s fast transcoding technology is used for compression, and compression can be completed within 20 minutes. It is recommended to use the “COPY TO D5” method to back up DVDs to DVD-R (4.7GB). After all, a DVD-R is the more economical choice.
After starting the copy, you’ll see DVD-Cloner starts to analyze and read DVD data.
Indeed, this is a DVD. The size of the DVD movie is larger than 8.5GB. There is no DVD recordable disc accommodating the movie. DVD-Cloner’s Smart Analyzer can analyze and delete unnecessary titles, skip bad sectors, and repair IFO files. You can burn such DVDs to DVD-R or DVD-R DL.
After the analysis, DVD-Cloner begins to read the data, and the DVD will be first copied to a temporary directory on the hard disk.
It is advised not to use other programs during the burning process, especially high capacity software such as Photoshop and other resource-intensive software. Because the data transmission must be guaranteed that it will not be interrupted at any time during the burning process. Once it is interrupted, it will fail to burn. This is due to the characteristics of DVD-R.
Although DVD-Cloner has used 100M of memory for data cache, DVD-R copy speed is generally pretty high. In order to ensure the copying successful, it is highly recommended not to run other programs.
Congratulations! Now a DVD copy has been made. You may play it on your DVD player/PC to check the quality. If there are other DVDs that need to be copied, click on the home button to return, and then repeat the above operation.
3. Possible Problems
If you encounter the burn failed prompt, don’t worry, you can try to change the burn engine under the “Burn” tab in “Setup” and select the other burn engine to solve the problem.
In rare cases, “Reading DVD data failed” prompt will pop up. DVD-Cloner could skip most of bad sectors automatically, but if there are too many unreadable sectors, this prompt may appear. Don’t worry, just try to clean the disc. After inserting the DVD into the DVD drive, use DVD playback software such as PowerDVD to play it first. Then start DVD-Cloner and try again.
4. Useful Tips
5. Why Do So Many Customers Choose DVD-Cloner?
DVD-Cloner has been selling on the market for 16 years and won a good reputation. It ranks No.1 on many review websites.
We also have a professional support team which provides high quality customer service to help you enjoy the software and improve your using experience tremendously.
In order to allow new customers to know and test DVD-Cloner thoroughly, we provide 7-day evaluation period for you. During this free evaluation period, the software is fully functional. To continue using the software after the 7-day evaluation period, you should pay a registration fee. You may download DVD-Cloner now.
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For DVD Copy on Mac
For Mac users, please go to DVD-Cloner for Mac, which is designed specially for Mac users.
For PC-Free Recording of TV Shows
In the heyday of VCRs and DVD recorders, we had a tendency to record a lot of TV programs and movies from your HDMI devices, you may need some hardware to realize the functions. ClonerAlliance Inc. is one of our corporate partners, who provide such kind of devices. If you have similar demand, please visit video-capture-recording.