DVDFab

DVDFab 12.0

Backup, copy, and write DVDs of the most usable formats

Copy important data from a DVD to an empty disc of the following formats: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL, and DVD-R DL. Duplicate it to an ISO file that is stored on your hard drive or remote server, quickly and without compromising the recording quality.

Though advertised as a suite of 26 video-related standalone tools all bundled up in one single package, DVDFab is actually one big tool with a good range of features distributed into various modules. Thus, it can help you create, rip, copy, and clone DVDs and Blu-ray discs; convert video files, and move video and audio content between discs. Thus, regardless of which tool you choose from its extensive catalog (be it DVD Ripper, Blu-ray Creator, or DVD to Blu-ray Converter, to name but three), chances are that you will end up downloading and installing the good and old DVDFab GUI.

It is true that some of these tools can be purchased separately as a standalone application, but it is also true that users tend to avoid purchasing not-so-cheap licenses for one-task products, i.e., just to, say, remove the Cinavia protection of certain video discs. This marketing strategy allows them to compare the cost of buying all of these tools separately (which would amount to more than 2,500 USD) with the ten-times-lower tag price of DVDFab 12.

Be it as it may, DVDFab has been around and successful for years now, and there is a good reason for that – the program delivers what it promises. On top of that, unlike other similar tools, DVDFab comes with all the internal keys required to remove certain protections that usually prevent you from making backup copies of your lawfully-acquired movies or converting them into formats that you can enjoy in various platforms and devices. This comprehensive tool offers a high level of customization to most of the tasks it can perform, as well as an extensive support for both formats and devices, as well as different options to perform the same task so that every user finds the solution they were looking for.

Within its various modules (Copy, Ripper, Converter, and Creator) DVDs and Blu-ray discs can be copied or cloned in full or certain video and audio streams can be ripped and converted to fit into smaller storage devices. You can create your own pro-looking discs out of your collection of home videos or downloaded video files. Disc content can be moved from one disc to another in all possible combinations – from a DVD9 to a DVD5, from Blu-ray to DVD and vice versa, and even from a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (known as UHD) disc to a standard recordable BD. Many of these tasks can be queued up to be launched later, or scheduled to be executed whenever is best for you. Besides, for simple copy tasks and the like, the program includes DVDFab Mini.

It is this versatility, together with the high quality of the output and the fact that very few original discs resist to DVDFab unlocking powers that have made this tool so popular among the extensive choice of DVD and BD ripping and copying tools out there. It has proven to be a reliable and comprehensive set of video disc tools, which you can check personally and freely by downloading and installing any of its various trials.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Removes the Cinavia watermark and other disc protections
  • Includes DVDFab Mini for simpler tasks
  • Tasks can be scheduled to be executed later in batch mode
  • Rip and copy tasks can be customized to fit your needs

Cons

  • Mentions certain "products" that are actually features of a bigger application
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