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Fast DVD Copy is the first one-click, disk-to-disk DVD video copy software for Mac OS X.

What's New

Version 4.0.6:
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) compatibility
  • Minor bug fixes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

*Previously available here

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Artroom Member IconComment+20
Artroom
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Completely worthless now if they have gone out of business.
As their licence requires activation (unique to the installed computer) I can no longer use it as the serial number I have wont work without activation....

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Version 4.1
Monty Member IconComment+109
Monty
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This program has worked great for me. But now I can no longer access their site. Perhaps they are out of business.

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Version 4.1
NaOH
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A friend of mine who was a customer of theirs has confirmed that they have gone out of business.

Tice Member IconReview+119
Tice
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Remaining time 1 minute(s) ... forever!

Worthless. Just doesn't get the encoding of many encrypted DVDs as nearly all others.

There's better freeware like FairMount out there!

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Version 4.1
easer Member IconComment+400
easer
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I'm trying the 1-time only demo, and I've had a message saying "Analyzing media . . . Remaining time: less than 1 minute" for about 10 minutes now. RipIt gives me a week's worth of trial, and it works. I'm moving on.

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Version 4.1
rstandmartin Member IconComment-1
rstandmartin
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I thought it was a Great program till I got leopard

I copy - I compress but then when this Blank disc goes in I get

Drive Error Sense Key Medium Error\Sense key

ox 73, oxo3

What's that all about

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Version 4.1
Dysan767 Member IconComment+1
Dysan767
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Solid Product
Fast
Works
Read everything on the net - Pros and Con
Almost didn't purchase this
Worth every Penny
I was Skeptical
Customer Service (Mary) was nothing but Helpful and Courtesy
Version4.1
Mary ask me to call her - I don't see the need

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Version 4.1
robbnashville Member IconComment+61
robbnashville
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I thought I would update my previous review. I continue to have excellent results with this application. Since my previous review, I did encounter one DVD that presented problems. For that DVD I finally ripped the content to a folder and burned the DVD with Popcorn; and it worked fine. Keep in mind that this was ONE DVD out of many ... so I would say that this software works almost flawlessly overall.

One comment suggested that Fast DVD Copy burned a DVD with an inferior format (ISO9660), so I wrote to customer support about this. Basically, the comment is not true. This is the response I received from customer service. Again, I was very impressed with their professional response ... such a wonderful difference from the responses received from MTR (that is if you ever receive a response at all). This is the response from Velan:

"Dear customer,

That is not true, Fast DVD Copy burns the copies in UDF format which is the standard format for DVDs.
In any case note that Fast DVD Copy uses the burning engine of the OS. Burning with Toast (or PopCorn) can sometimes produce better results, particularly when you are using an external drive that do not have a proper burning profile installed in the OS. This is because Toast includes its own burning engine that has many many years of development and supports virtually every DVD burner available in the market.

Let us know if you need further help.

Regards,

Velan Technical Support"

This is the company that deserves our support.

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Version 4.1
robbnashville Member IconReview+61
robbnashville
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Honestly, I'm not sure why people have left negative feedback for this product. It amazes me really. Personally, I don't have much use for a product like this since I am single, don't have children to damage my DVDs and certainly want to purchase honestly what I use. However, I have a very good friend who has EIGHT children and was sometimes replacing damaged DVDs at an alarming rate. Since he is not computer savvy, I tried to help him come up with a solution.

I read reviews here and decided to go with a different option, which proved to be quite difficult. First it took two programs to accomplish the task. The first involved sending Swiss francs to some cantankerous individual named GetterButz (I think) for a program called MacTheRipper. Even after receiving my friend's money, GeeterButz made him jump through hoops, addressing email a certain way before responding, etc. to get his serial number. I could go on and on about how difficult it is to deal with GeeterButz; but what's the point. Suffice it to say, all was finally resolved and the program worked OK but not nearly as intuitively or conveniently as Fast DVD Copy. However, there was never any notification of updates. Again it was a hassle to get any upgrades from Mr. Butz.

Secondly, a second program is required to actually burn a copy of a DVD made with MacThe Ripper. Therefore, my friend had to purchase Popcorn, which is fine since it is from Roxio. Altogether though the investment was more than this program and produced no better results. Needless to say we finally gave up on dealing with the mysterious Mr Butz and bought this program.

Fast DVD Copy works as advertised. It both copies the DVD and burns the archive copy from a single program. After having burned 25-30 archives of my friend's legally purchased DVDs, we have yet to make a single failed copy. (Of course, we used high quality Verbatim discs.)

The only reason I can think of that people would give this program a negative rating is that they are cheap. Yes, it's $100; but as I said, it's really no more expensive in the long run than the other solution and so much more convenient. Spend the $100 if you need this; and use quality DVDs for your archives. You won't have a problem.

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Version 4.1
xypher Member IconComment+54
xypher
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The reason why this makes so many coasters is because it authors the disc in the ISO9660 format. You will have to copy the folders from the disc to the hard drive and burn again as UDF. I use LiquidCD which does the job fine.

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Version 4.1
ffass Member IconReview+11
ffass
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I've used and purchased another relatively obscure DVD copy program for OS X (plainly named "DVD Copy") and it worked fine with 95% of the DVD's I copied. Today, though, it would not work on 2 DVD's: one probably had Sony ARccOS and the other had region code protection. Fast DVD Copy 4, thankfuly, quickly and accurately copied both of those DVD's. I'm using version the latest version (4.1) on a Mac Pro with 2 internal superdrives running Leopard. I would give this app 5 stars if weren't for the shamefully high price. 5 stars for the app, 1 star for the insane price, so it only gets 3 stars.

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Version 4.1
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Downloads 147,817
Version Downloads 17,612
License Demo
Date 15 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $99.95