Fast DVD Copy
Fast DVD Copy
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Fast DVD Copy free download for Mac

Fast DVD Copy4.1

15 November 2007

One-click DVD copying app.

Overview

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

What's new in Fast DVD Copy

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

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173 Reviews of Fast DVD Copy

Easer
25 September 2008
Version: 4.1

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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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Artroom
14 December 2009
Version: 4.1
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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monty-3
25 July 2009
Version: 4.1
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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Tice
06 March 2009
Version: 4.1
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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Easer
25 September 2008
Version: 4.1
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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Rstandmartin
09 September 2008
Version: 4.1
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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Dysan767
22 March 2008
Version: 4.1
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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RobbNashville
26 February 2008
Version: 4.1
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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RobbNashville
09 February 2008
Version: 4.1
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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Xypher
17 November 2007
Version: 4.1
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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Ffass
16 November 2007
Version: 4.1
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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Robthecomputerguy
08 August 2007
Version: 4.0.6
Well all I had to do was read a few postings to know that this program is no better than when I paid $40 for it last year. If you want customer service, they're nasty and defiant. They told me to screw myself and that if I wanted a refund that I would have to dispute it with my credit card company. Stay far away from this vendor and this software!
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Skinjob
27 June 2007
Version: 4.0.6
I am not a fan of FastDVD"Coaster". That's all I've made with it: coasters. But, it's fast. So, it rips the DVDs fine and I can use the non-encrypted VIDEO_TS folders and such. But, it hasn't burned one single usable DVD. Does anyone have any tips? I'm using a brand new Macbook 2.16GHz Core Duo 2 with 2GB RAM. I broke down and bought another program but for $100 I want this to WORK!
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Mickey4291
12 June 2007
Version: 4.0.6
Thank God For my PC and Mac OS X....I hate fast DVD....especially for 100 smacks! I run both machines side by side and use fast DVD and cloneDVD on my PC to back up my purchased collection and am coaster free swear to my maker..thank GOD that I have choices.
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ochyming
23 April 2007
Version: 4.0.6
People do not like it for ¨political¨ reaons. It is not that bad. Actually very good.
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Myboys
24 February 2007
Version: 4.0.5
I have had Fast DVD Copy for a couple of years and have had many problems. I don't understand why it takes so long to copy a movie and then half of the time the movie will have an error message when it is time to put in the blank media. I have not been able to copy any movies on the newer version 4.0.5 I had to download the pervious version 4.0.4 to copy anything. It is very frustrating that they don't have a phone number to call for tech support. I have emailed for support but it took forever to get a response back. I would not reccomend this software to anyone for the price that it cost.
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Bostonsteve
30 January 2007
Version: 4.0.5
For the price you pay, steer clear of this product. I tried the free trial burn, and the disk came out great. Then I bought the software when it was version 4.0.4. Only about %10 of the burns seemed to work, so in most cases you're better off buying another copy of the DVD you are trying to burn. When I asked tech support about this, they told me to try different media, which I did, and it made no difference in the successful burn percentage When it did work, the quality was very low since most DVDs are larger than will fit on a blank media, so instead of dividing the DVD up on multiple disks, the software will compress the movie. You can choose to increase the quality a slight amount by getting rid of the bonus features and menu, but isn't that what makes DVDs better than VHS to begin with? After upgrading to version 4.0.5, I couldn't even burn anything as all the blank media was rejected. I notice that others are having the same problem, so I'm going to try to revert to 4.0.4 to see if that works, but overall if I have to downgrade to get the software working again, this is one horrible product.
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Anaf
27 January 2007
Version: 4.0.5
GO BACK TO 4.0.4 I was having problems burning after I upgraded to 4.0.5. However, the company sent a link to the previous version and it's working OK now. Here's the link for those who would like to try Version 4.0.4: http://www.fastdvdcopy.com/download/fastdvdcopy4.0.4.dmg.hqx
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Timbit
19 January 2007
Version: 4.0.5
Computer - G4 933 mhz tower, 1 gig ram, 60 gig HD, OS 10.3.9 I do not work for Velan. I am using version 4.0.5 After a little tweaking...this app works perfectly as advertised. I must admit that it was hit and miss until I isolated what my main problems were. Thankfully DVD-R are much cheaper than they were a couple of years ago. Anyway. I will outine a few issues that I have come across. 1) Always be sure to repair permissions periodically. applications/utilities/disk utility 2) Only DVD players that specifically say that they can read DVD-R and DVD-RW will play the copied disks properly. I guess it was just dumb luck that some of my copied DVDs played on my 5 year old Toshiba player. I bought a cheap player that specifically stated that it plays DVD-R and DVD-RW media and now ALL copied disks play. Remember...DVD-R DL (dual layer) recording may be offered in the main window of the app but few players, if any, specifically state DL (dual layer) support. They may still work...but I haven't tested that. 3) DVD media (disks) are not all created equal. I use 'Vebatim' media as suggested by the technical support at Velan. Yes, it did take a few days for them to respond. They also sugested I try 'Apple' branded media and one other that escapes me now. 4) I have found that if one ALWAYS 'checks' the 'copy movie only' box under the main window, you will have the greatest success. If your DVD is under 4.5 gigs ALL menus, bonus material will be copied. If your DVD is over 4.5 gigs...the app will only copy and compress the main feature. 5) Some movies will not copy at all. I have no clue why. Error messages are too cryptic for my limited understanding of code so with those specific (but rare) instances, I use 'Handbrake' to make .avi's. With these few easy steps you should be able to make better use of this 'expensive' but highly capable software.
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Montsemark
04 January 2007
Version: 4.0.5
I used this software to copy a DVD on the trial version, and it worked great. Unfortunately, after I paid the money for the license, I have not been able to make a single copy. Everything runs great up until it is ready to write a new DVD, and then it rejects the blank, saying unable to write to media. I've been able to take the same media and write to it with other applications, so there is nothing wrong with the media this application is rejecting. Customer support has not been very helpful so far, and I'm now trying to find out how to get a refund.
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Azawi
12 December 2006
Version: 4.0.5
This software getting worse with each up date (v 4.0.5). Anyone know how to go back to version 4.0.4, or how to contact the company. they do not reply to emails?? thanks
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Ronniethefish-
10 December 2006
Version: 4.0.5
I am afraid to say that the newest version, 4.0.5 is no improvement whatsoever - even my well played series one grandchildrens Peppa Pig DVD desparatley needing a backup refuses to be copied but hangs forever "Analyzing media" just as earlier versions, so much for their claim that "ARccOS protections are handled differently to read new titles." No hope then with the second series DVD haha! A previously good app has been overtaken by the producers, save your money - you are wasting it buying this substandard product.
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Ronniethefish-
10 December 2006
Version: 4.0.5
I am afraid to say that the newest version, 4.0.5 is no improvement whatsoever - even my well played series one grandchildrens Peppa Pig DVD desparatley needing a backup refuses to be copied but hangs forever "Analyzing media" just as earlier versions, so much for their claim that "ARccOS protections are handled differently to read new titles." No hope then with the second series DVD haha! A previously good app has been overtaken by the producers, save your money - you are wasting it buying this substandard product.
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Cobrabyte
16 June 2006
Version: 4.0.4
Ok, I thought it would be the 'right thing to do,' now that I've upgraded to v4.0.4, to give an update on the status of this pricey program. I've burned 5 flawless copies since I've updated to the newest version. Whatever they did to remedy these problems, I'm grateful. Most of the issues resolved in this version center around the compression stage ... which is where the program kept crashing. In short, I'm finally feeling as though I didn't get completely ripped off, although customer support could be a great deal better than it is now. I'll give an update if I receive any more crashes or errors. -Chris
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4.75
69number69
31 May 2006
Version: 4.0.4
Fast DVD Copy works very fast on intel macs!It is the best program on macs to make back up copies of your own dvds and ps2 games.I bought this program before 2-2.5 years and I changed from then 3 macs(2 powermac G5 and now macbook pro 2.0 Ghz core duo) and never had problem with my copies.It works like a charm!
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Cobrabyte
03 May 2006
Version: 4.0.3
First off, I paid the $99.00 for this software because I wanted a tried-and-true solution to backing up my DVD collection. Yes, $99.00 is a LOT for single-purpose software but I figured it looked professional and actually burned the 'trial dvd' without error. So, how has it faired? This software has created a total of 3 DVDs out of the 30 or so that I've tried to run through it. Yes, yes ... that brings the cost of each of those copies to $33 and some change. The program crashes. Plain and simple, I got duped on this purchase. I contacted their so-called 'tech support' and have received no reply. Nothing ... nada ... zilch. Perhaps their tech support is running the same way their software does? In any case, if anyone from Velan actually reads this (which I doubt, as they're probably laughing while counting our hard-earned money), FIX YOUR PRODUCT and HIRE/FIRE YOUR TECH SUPPORT DEPARTMENT. The program just quits, as others have mentioned, after it has read a disc. Sometimes it makes it through the compression stage before -- you guessed it -- crashing. More times than not, it's not even supposed to be compressing the DVD so perhaps this 'compression' stage is just some more wasted time. I would request my money back but it's probably already been shuttled off into the brownie fund or something. All joking aside, this program does not work. Plain and simple. Two thumbs way, way down.
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ochyming
19 April 2006
Version: 4.0.3
For the developer. I tried this version, and its working despite any registration. just check it up. I doesn´t burn just copy the content to the movie folder then will quit.
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3.75
Ccancelmi
05 April 2006
Version: 4.0.3
I have been running this app for over a year on both a G4 iMac and my work G5. I have NEVER experienced any of the problems any of these people have encountered. The only complaint I have is that it is slow, but as far as quality, and clarity of copy version there is no comparison. I would suggest those users experiencing problems read the system requirements prior to installing/using the app.
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69number69
29 March 2006
Version: 4.0.2
I use fast DVD copy from version 2.0 and never had a problem with this.Now in my G5 2.0 dual and 10.4.5 always i have excellent rips or copies from dvds.I use this programm almost 3 times a day to rip or copy,always with success.I can't understand that so many people have problem with this great application.Maybe they don't have a license and use a crack version?
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2.5
Ecrabb
26 March 2006
Version: 4.0.2
There's only one way to describe this software: it sucks. I can say one good thing about it: It has a nice GUI that seems to work and look really nice. Beyond that though, it's pure crap. Both versions I've had - version 3 and version 4 (4.0.2) have sucked. It's really slow, which wouldn't be so bad... if it didn't crash consistently before during compression. If it doesn't crash, it makes the occasionally unusable disk. Most rarely, it actually works and makes a copy of a DVD. When it does work, the picture quality (compression) is really decent. Unfortunately, it's WAY too far and few inbetween successful rip/burns. $100 for a buggy, unreliable piece of software that can only be installed on one machine because of their POS activation scheme and crap non-transferrable license. In short, you might as well throw $100 in the trash. I don't like the freeware/shareware solutions that are more difficult to use, but at least they work. If only I could get a refund. SC
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5
Red-Ensign
29 January 2006
Version: 4.0.2
I've been using version 4.0.2 and it hasn't given me any problems. The program is fast, reliable and the DVDs work great on my DVD player. I'm very satisfied and I think the program is good value for money.
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Cgolance
25 January 2006
Version: 4.0.2
Hi, I purchased a copy of Fast DVD Copy when it was 4.0.1 and could not get it to burn a single DVD that would play on my DVD player. I checked, and my player is compatible with DVD-R and DVD+R media but I could not get any DVD to play when burned with this software. I tried different types and brands of media. I have a new G5 tower with a 16X SuperDrive running the latest OS. I talked to tech support at Fast DVD Copy and they said they would fix the problem with the next version (4.0.2). I tried it and had the same results. I can use Mac the Ripper and Toast 7 and it works fine every time. I would recommend people go this route rather than waste your money on Fast DVD Copy like I did. Chris
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3.75
Christophermscott
13 January 2006
Version: 4.0.2
I really don't understand why this software has received so many bad reviews. I have been using it for over a year now and have made over 500 backups of my commercial DVDs. There have been a few cases (probably between 10 and 20) where the discs were unable to be copied. However, there have been very few 'coasters' since the software recognized the disc could not be burned before an attempt to burn the disc was made. With that being said, I wholeheartedly agree with criticisms of their customer service, or complete lach thereof. I had a problem with one of the updates and no one ever got back to me. Thankfully, I was able to figure it out myself. If you are attempting to make copies of unprotected, non-commercial DVDs, then this software is not necessary but if you are trying to make 'legal' backups of your own commercial DVDs then your only alternative is going through the 'production' of using MactheRipper and Toast.....
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Ctf
06 January 2006
Version: 4.0.1
DVDFastCopy - Do not buy this!! This is a general notice for all those thinking of purchasing DVD Fast Copy - DON'T! We purchased this to back up DVD's of our educational programmes for our Children's Centre. We have 4 Mac OS X computers in the Centre and two Mac experts working with us part time. Both technicians failed to get the DVDFastCopy to work and several blank DVD's later, we wrote to the manufacturers at Velan, who categorically stated that, as in their FAQ's page, they do not give refunds to anyone, and "they will stick to it". We sent them information on our company, telling them we are a non-profit organisation and work on a voluntary basis for handicapped children - for this reason finances are extremely limited but they still would not allow us a refund. We sent several requests for assistance and the replies that (eventually) came back simply told us to read the Troubleshooting page. Our technicians have since used DVD compression software and burner, both of which work perfectly with our Macs. Our advice is not to buy this programme at the rather inflated price of $100 and to be prepared to receive no sympathy whatsoever from them at all when it does not work. If you wish you can try this software yourself but we are sure you will find the same. Please see the other reviews in Macrumors etc. and you will see others have had the same results. One wonders, looking at their site, why it is that they provide no contact information, no company registered address. It is impossible to contact them. I am afraid that we were rather duped into purchasing this from their glossy advertising pages. The most disheartening thing is we explained to them from the beginning that we had limited resources. It seems Velan not only produce products of low quality, they also care little for those struggling to help others less fortunate than themselves but for making a quick profit from an absolutely useless piece of software. A shame indeed.
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Wollybully
02 January 2006
Version: 4.0.1
I have tried the last three free trial versions of this program and none of them ever resulted in a successful copy of my DVDs. I pity those who trusted the nice advertising and paid the high cost requested. It is certainly a deceptive if not fraudulous piece of software.
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2.5
Phillydan
28 December 2005
Version: 4.0.1
Fast DVD Copy would be a GREAT program... if it just worked. The interface is perfectly Apple. It's simple, it is straight forward - it LOOKS like it can't do anything, while under the hood it does what you used to have to use many programs for. But.. after using the program, you begin to wonder if maybe the simplicity of it is causing it to not be the best program it can be. The biggest problem that I found was that it only burns DVD's which are readble on my computer (both dekstop and laptop). I have yet to burn a DVD that plays correctly on my set-top Panasonic DVD player, hooked up to my TV. Some DVDs will begin the menu, but that is as far as any get. The DVD LITERALLY freezes my set-top DVD player! I have to hold the power button to shut it off! I've never had that happen in my life. I've tried using two different brands of DVDs (Fuji and Memorex) and both end in the same result. I have yet to try the DVDs on another set-top player. But knowing that my player works find with ALL OTHER DVDs, there really should not be an acception for Fast DVD Copy's DVDs. And this is where I wish it wasn't such a simply designed program. I'd like to go in and see if I can tweek the burning set up. Or just look to see ANYTHING that may give me a clue into the problem. Documentation on compatible DVDs would be nice too. But no... nothing yet. So for $100 this program really is a toss up. If you only want to watch the DVDs on the computer, that this program is fine. But don't you want DVDs that can play on set-tops too?!
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2.25
Anonymous
18 November 2005
Version: 4.0.1
If you wish to copy DVDs that are under 4.4Gb in size, then FastDVDCopy will do the job well . I have not encountered many problems with DVDs of this size. It does a direct copy with no compression needed to fit on a single layered writable disc. So far, so good. However, when you want to copy a disc that is over 4.4Gb in size then this software will NOT work. You can keep trying as many times as you like but you will have no success, just coasters. I believe that the compression is specifically designed not to work, so this software is a con. How many DVDs these days come in at under 4.4Gb in size? Not many, especially with all the extras and bonus material included. I agree with the many people who have slated this software and I also agree that the only way to go is DVDBackup/DVD2OneX/Toast Titanium. Although you get a slight loss in quality due to the compression, and it takes ages to produce, it works every single time with no glitches.
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Anonymous
24 October 2005
Version: 4.0.1
Tried to copy some DVDs with Mac the ripper and 0SEx 0.1.0101b .. but just could not copy. I tried the trial copy of Fast DVD Copy 4.01 and had no problem at all. So I bought it immediately and tried all the other DVDs that previously failed to copy under MTR and OSEx .. all worked perfectly. So although expensive, it was the only one that could do the job.
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Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 4.0.1
Version 3.0 used to worked for me, but not anymore. Don't know why, I had not used it in a long time, so maybe it is because of some MacOS update or whatever, but now all versions I have tried in demo mode yield the same results: VOB files with audio but no video. Has anybody else experienced something like that?
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Anonymous
17 October 2005
Version: 4.0.1
I tried the free 1 time demo, copied and burned a test dvd and guess what - it did not work on any of my 4 dvd players including the Mac I used to make it, sure glad I have MacTheRipper and DVD2oneX which have never failed me once. Don't waste time or money with this software.
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Anonymous
16 October 2005
Version: 4.0.1
Fast dvd copy seems or does take longer. This is cause maybe in other apps. like toast the dvd burn is verified where as in FDC it seems to be all in one.
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Anonymous
18 September 2005
Version: 4.0.1
I was thinking about Fast DVD Copy 4, i currently use MTR to DVD2One and Toast 7 (as UDF). Works really well.
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Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 4.0.1
I'm not sure what exact changes they made since the last version, but ALL my problems with this app have gone away. This is how Fast DVD Copy 1.0 should have worked. Finally it works.
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3.5
Anonymous
12 August 2005
Version: 4.0.1
The new version of this program works great; finally Mac's got an app like DVD Shrink for Windoze. Cost is an issue though...doesn't seem like $100 is worth the simplicity of the interface when you can get other free/inexpensive programs (MacTheRipper, DVD2OneX, etc.) that do the same thing. But, if you're looking for a simple one-program-does-it-all solution, this one definitely would be it. The interface even lets you pick and choose which parts of the DVD to keep or toss out, and has a graph of the effective quality of the copy as compared to the original (the more you keep, the more it has to compress off a Dual Layer DVD, so the lower the quality, obviously), which helps me gauge what "bonus features" and extra audio tracks are actually worth keeping. I should mention that I backed up one of my own ARccOS protected disks today perfectly. Takes quite a bit longer than a standard DVD, as my SuperDrive had to work past all the bogus bad tracks that are included as part of the copy protection scheme, but it worked great. Thanks for finally producing something for the Mac that we can use...that Windows users have had for ages. Now, its time to get the price down--if DVD Shrink can do it, why can't Fast DVD?
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Anonymous
10 July 2005
Version: 4.0.1
Go Go Go Go go get MTR + Popcorn instead. SAve $50 and lots of grief.
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2.25
Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 4.0.1
With many free or very inexpensive apps available to do this and more, with far more flexibility, i think someone's a wee bit delusional charging $100 for this marginal app. Good coaster maker, though.
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Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 4.0
I demand my and every other users rights under the Fair Use Act to be able to backup all Music, Movie and Games on to recordable Media. This means all copies of all media can be playable without the need of "mod chips". If the Music, Movie and Gaming Industries have a problem with the line starts with me and wraps around the world several time.
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2.25
Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 4.0
Crashes my Dock every time I launch it. Unlreliable results. Installs hidden files in places where they shouldn't be (stop that, developer!).
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2.5
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 3.7
You cannot copy PS2 games to work in unmodded PS2s. Many have tried and if you search any of the hacker sites on the subject you will see it is impossible for the moment. And I noticed that about the quality to, if the quality bar isn't at least halfway through "high" the DVD copy turns out poor. If it is in "good" it is a bad copy.
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3.25
Anonymous
28 April 2005
Version: 3.7
This app has a major problem with audio. It has some kind of clitch about 4 to 6 time during mouvie play, depending the mouvie you burn(it makes some good and bad dvd's).really suck. Does anyone know how to rip the mouvie and menu only?? for backup dvd with mac without this unreliable(piece of shi....)software,sorry. They have this problem since the beginning. I tried version 3.0 up to 3.6.
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Mactraderboy
28 April 2005
Version: 3.7
No current application can make copies of a PS2 game that can be used without a modchip or software on the PS2 hard drive accesory. The developers aren't lying about there being some kind of hardware security so Google and learn something before you act like a dumb@ss. That said this app works fairly well with smaller DVDs but certainly not $100 worth. And the copies burnt from large DVDs are worthless. Basically if the Fast DVD Copy says that the quality is good or less, that means about halfway through it will start freezing and skipping.
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Anonymous
23 March 2005
Version: 3.6
If the Sony PS2 has a chip that tells if a inserted Disc is a backup or the real thing then why does it not react to my DVD Backups of Movies or backup CD's. Come on if that chip is designed to not play Backups then why does my un-modifided PS2 have no problems execpt with PS2 backups. Come on, the same encoding that is on the original dics can an will be replicated on backups it is a matter of time. It is that these programmer have never thought of adding it to their burning programs.
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Anonymous
18 March 2005
Version: 3.6
Even if it worked this software wouldn't be worth $100. And it doesn't work, they are using the people who pay for it as beta testers.
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Anonymous
17 March 2005
Version: 3.5.1
I will limit this to a "comment" and not a "review" of version 3...I have version 2. Version 2 was SUCH a terrible piece of software that I wouldn't even think of giving these hacks anymore money! It takes FOREVER to make a copy (almost 80 minutes, and I have a fast Mac), 4 out of 5 burns/copies wouldn't play on a VERY common JVC player (the methods that I've used before and after have ALWAYS played...I've only had the problem with FastDVDSloppy) the quality, when the DVD WAS recognized by the player was AWFUL! I paid for version 2 and have regretted it by the second day! Aviod at ALL costs!!! What works: 1. DVDBackup 2. DVD2One 3. DVD Imager 4. burn in Diskutility Takes about 20 minutes total DVD2One is $40.00
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Anonymous
12 March 2005
Version: 3.5.1
I am surprised by the critics on this software... I have used it to burn something like 20 DVD so far... and all except one were ok (even the one which was not would play on my PB, but not on my home dvd player). Anyway, it does what it claims, with just one click... yes, you need to fiddle a little but to remove bonus and select audio... but even my 9 years kid can do that. Still, I think it is "pricy", although there are some discount available sometimes...
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Anonymous
11 March 2005
Version: 3.5.1
Hum… Maybe DVD2oneX is free on P2P, but here it cost 39.99€ ;)
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Anonymous
11 March 2005
Version: 3.5.1
I use DVDBackup (FREE) to duplicate the DVD to my HD. Then DVD2One (FREE) to shrink it to fit on a 4.4gig disc, with the 'make image' box ticked. Then burn the image in Toast. Im not sure but Toast Lite (FREE) should burn images.
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Anonymous
09 March 2005
Version: 3.5
Can anyone who's managed to do a successful burn tell everyone here what speed they've been burning at? DVD Fast Copy produces copies on my G4 (with Superdrive) but whenever I play the resulting disc on any DVD, the sound is never in sync with the pic. I've got a hunch that I should be burning at 1x or 2x, not 4x, although the latter is meant to be fine. I'm fed up wasting blank disks!
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Anonymous
07 March 2005
Version: 3.5
So bad... it hurts. I'm kicking myself for having spent the money on this PoS. I should have read the reviews first and save myself $50 by going with MTR + Popcorn. Crashes... doesn't work with all movies I've tried... and what's up with that registration scheme... product activation is so PeeCee.
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Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 3.5
I tried DVD Fast Copy v3.2 a while back; then realized that I could use MacTheRipper and rip my DVDs to my hard drive then use DVD Shrink in VPC to do whatever I wanted with them. Even under VPC an 80% compression only takes 1.5 hours. Then all you have to do is burn it with Popcorn or Roxio. So total time for a perfect trully custom DVD backup is less sthan 2 hours using VPC. Not to mention that VPC runs just as fast as my old pc.
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Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 3.5
I agree with rob, but it is not just the speed, it is also the features. DVDshrink a free pc dvd ripping program has all the features of "Fast DVD Copy" plus a few extra. "Fast DVD Copy" is over priced and lacking many features pc users take for granted. A cheaper mac DVD ripping solution would be MacTheRipper(free)in combination with DVDRemaster($39.99) or DVD2OneX($49.00)euro. Also roxio popcorn does about the same thing as Fast DVD Copy for 50.00.
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Anonymous
14 February 2005
Version: 3.5
Correction ... my Dell Latitude, not Inspiron. *sigh*.
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Anonymous
14 February 2005
Version: 3.5
All due respect to ALL of the Mac-based DVD ripping software, but the FREE Windows software clearly and unequivocally kicks Mac's patookie. And this is coming from a die-hard Mac user. What I simply don't understand is why the Mac software (including Fast DVD Copy 3.3 - haven't tried 3.5 yet) is flat-out slow. They should take "FAST" out of the title. I'm ripping one of my DVDs for backup (honestly) right now and I'm at 96 minutes. DVD Shrink on my pitiful Dell Inspiron 750MHz PIII rips the same DVD almost 4x faster. So you know what machine I'm comparing to the Dell - I'm ripping the DVD on a PB 17" 1.33GHz 1GB RAM model. Was top of the line last year. Light years beyond my Y2K Dell laptop, but every piece of Mac DVD ripping software runs S.L.O.W. And yes, I religiously run maintenance routines, properly update the software (up to 10.3.8 now), etc. I'm not a spring chicken when it comes to OS X. Anyone else compared Mac to PC from this perspective? I'm sorry to rip (no pun intended) on our platform like this, but man, things should be better and faster at this stage of the game.
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Anonymous
14 February 2005
Version: 3.5
Look's like velan team is READING... just like i said in the previous message..the only complain i had was; you could not burn the mouvie only...... look's like they have read the review here(lol) .....anyway.......now that they put the mouvie extraction only, i think this is the software to be beat.. the price is still high, but i think you can get some rebate on the net...........just look for it
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Anonymous
14 February 2005
Version: 3.5
What's New: - new antipiracy system - improve performance of serialize system - new serial numbers! and NO new features in GUI
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Anonymous
09 February 2005
Version: 3.3
hey! all I tried version 3-3.1-3.2-3.2.1-3.3 It began to work good for me at version 3.2, cause they had a bug with some dvd player(mine's in there)from version 3 to 3.1 The software is great...it does wat it says on the home page.The only thing i got to say negative, is!you can not rip just the main feature( a big miss).. for 99$USD its a big miss.....but there's free soft out there for the job.......mactheripper(free) TO RIP DVD dvd2onex(p2p) or popcorn(p2p). TO SHRINK -dvdremaster(got 2 pay this one+need a ripper). But my choise is fast dvd copy 3.3, cause it burn high qualIty backups with my menu, that i so want to keep, and get all those extra a good kiss goodby.
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Ned-C
24 January 2005
Version: 3.3
Simply works as advertised. and without any hang-ups.!!
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Anonymous
24 January 2005
Version: 3.3
A real good programmer would find a way around the PS2 security by encoding a app into each copy that would trick the PS2 into thinking the backup was the real thing.
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Anonymous
22 January 2005
Version: 3.2.1
Upon launch, this app states that it only works with supedrives. :(
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Anonymous
22 January 2005
Version: 3.2.1
I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews. I love this program. While it's a bit slow using my SuperDrive (PowerBook G4 1.25) all the copies worked fine. Using it with an external firewire dual-layer drive takes it to another level - it ripped and burned an 8GB movie in 30 minutes.
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Anonymous
13 January 2005
Version: 3.2.1
Fast on my iMac G4. 45 min to copy a 1 h, 72 min movie. Strange it does not work with other people
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Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 3.2.1
Wait, has anyone copied PS2 disks that are compatible with non-modified PS2s ??? If so, this may be worth looking into... however, on the developer's site it is noted that PS2 output is compatible with modified PS2s. Please let me know if games backedup with Fast DVD Copy play on non-modded playstations.
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Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 3.2.1
popcorn+dvd backup is easier, cheaper and more compatible with home dvd folder. the dvd I made with popcorn I can read in all my players, with this soft only in my macs and PCs
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Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 3.2.1
Come on if the programs can copy the encyption on the PS2 disc so that backups will work without the need of a mod chip or any other method then it is worth the price, otherwise it is a big rip off
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Anonymous
09 January 2005
Version: 3.2
sounds like the previous guy works for Velan... especially since nearly 99% of the previous posts about this product have been negative.
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Per
07 January 2005
Version: 3.2
Those lamers whining about the high price can really just shut up. No one is making them buy the app so they are no position to whine about the price tag unless the bought it and somehow didnt work like is was supposed to do. Just be happy mac developers are showing creativity and churning out great apps like this. Anywhoo, the app does what it does. A little expensive, but Its well worth the money.
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Anonymous
07 January 2005
Version: 3.2
Do you still need a mod chip or the Swap Disc method to play the PS2 disc backups made with this program.
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Anonymous
07 January 2005
Version: 3.2
Im not a computer geek and I dont know about all kinds of optimal settings and such for DVD copying. This program lets me copy DVDs with one click and does a good job, let others try to do this
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Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 3.2
From the reviews I'm reading, it looks like the app should be renamed to "Slow DVD Coaster".
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Anonymous
04 January 2005
Version: 3.2
$99.95? Good joke.
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Anonymous
18 December 2004
Version: 3.2
Awful and expensive. Save money and your sanity. I use MTR + Popcorn.
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Anonymous
18 December 2004
Version: 3.2
Mactheripper Rocks!
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Anonymous
17 December 2004
Version: 3.2
It does the job, although not very well. Quality of the final file is not what you would expect using MTR and DVD2OneX. I think the software is overpriced - why pay more for the software than for the hardware?. No thanks I will stick with cheaper methods that yeild better results ( one click or not )
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Anonymous
16 December 2004
Version: 3.2
The same goes for data to.
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Anonymous
16 December 2004
Version: 3.2
To copy any DVD movie on the Mac use DVD Backup to store the movie on Hard Drive. Then use DVD2One X to shrink it and finally take the file that it makes and use Toast 6 Titanium to burn the disc under data DVD-ROM (UDF) formate. Make sure you keep the same name of the orinal for the copy or it will not work.
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Anonymous
16 December 2004
Version: 3.2
I attempted to 'backup' Office Space with this piece of software. The resulting DVD was unplayable in my DVD player (it reported a disc error), though played fine on my Macs. This was the first time I ever tried to copy a DVD on my Mac, though I've burnt many with iDVD and Toast with no problem. I switched to DVD Backup coupled with Popcorn instead, which worked flawlessly. Popcorn is only $50 anyway, which is still cheaper than the $99 you'd waste on this piece of software, which is incredibly limited, and in all likelihood just a hodgepodge of freely available open source apps. It might work fine for others, but I'm not very impressed. It's definitely not a $99 piece of software.
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Anonymous
16 December 2004
Version: 3.2
Pricy, but it works flawlessly for me. I have a feeling that ONE person has posted a LOT of negative negative comments. Probably someone from the MPAA. LOL.
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Anonymous
16 December 2004
Version: 3.2
Please, please, please do not release software in binhex (hqx) format. It is an outdated file format that should be taken out back and shot. Twice. In the head. Binhexing creates bloated file sizes and is completely unnecessary in the world of OS X. The best distribution method for small files is to simply package as a DMG file (using the format's built-in compression). If the file size is larger than a few megabytes, package as an uncompressed DMG file, and then compress it via the bzip2 Terminal command. Or, if that's a hassle and you're targeting Panther users, simply right-click on the folder and choose "Create Archive of..." to package as a ZIP file. Really, anything but binhex. ;) Thank you for listening.
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Chris
16 December 2004
Version: 3.2
I have been using this application since it first came out and I can honestly say I have never had an issue with anything. The copies I have made are crisp and clean, no audio problems, never wasted a DVD-R. The interfaces and features get better with each release and tech support is quick to get back to you when you have a problem. And how many apps give you free updates? Not many. My only negative comment is in the length of time it takes to make a copy. Other than that, it's all good!
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Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira
16 December 2004
Version: 3.2
I think this is good. And people should help instead of bashing.
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Anonymous
13 December 2004
Version: 3.1
Hope you all keep your systems tidy...3 is very good and quite quick too...just keep in mind that we no longer need to extract and all that...just click and grin! Yes...it works just fine for me.
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Anonymous
09 December 2004
Version: 3.1
I think the last 2 comments are the exception and not the rule. The vast majority of people, including myself, have had nothing but problems with this. Instead of spending $100 I wish I had spent $50 on Popcorn and spent the other $50 on DVD-Rs, considering I need a whole new spindle after using this product.
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Matt Dair
08 December 2004
Version: 3.1
Great procduct. I have had no issues using it. Interface is straight foward and product delivers on it's promises... Highly recommend this product
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Brockgs
08 December 2004
Version: 3.1
I've been using a variety of tools, and still tend to rely on MacTheRipper and DVD2ONE, but I'll be honest, version 3 of Fast DVD Copy is pretty compelling. I found it earie that the interface was so simplistic and felt somewhat out of control, but after copying several DVDs successfully I was impressed. It does a great job, is a touch slower that my other solution, but is much easier in that it's a single application. Quality is great, speed is good, interface is almost too simple...overall, and idiot proof solution that works great every time.
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Anonymous
08 December 2004
Version: 3.1
How many iterations now? Five? Six? And it STILL DOESN'T WORK. How can people get away with this? I'll tell you how: when fools like me think there are still some honest people left in the world. Velan, schmelan, you couldn't pour piss out of a boot.
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Anonymous
08 December 2004
Version: 3.1
So why did you mention Popcorn?
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Anonymous
29 November 2004
Version: 3.0
LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT SO FAST AND EASY AS 123 YOUR DONE MR. E
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Anonymous
25 November 2004
Version: 3.0
Run away from this. Run away fast. Roxio Popcorn + other free software does the job perfectly for much less with better results.
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Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 3.0
Andrew below is one of the very few lucky ones. Check out all the other posts and you'll see what I mean. There's nothing wrong with the sw which cannot be fixed. It the developers that need trashing.
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Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 3.0
I don't really know what anyone is talking about. Demo worked great, bought the software, works PERFECTLY every single time. I have never had an issue with the software and highly recommend it. My only slight concern is that it contacts some outside source during it's decryption, but just turn off your internet connect or d/l LittleSnitch.
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Anonymous
03 November 2004
Version: 3.0
Except for the first trial burn, this software has not produced one single DVD playable on a regular DVD player with my setup (PowerMac G5, dual 2 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, OS X 10.3.5). Moreover, for each inserted DVD, Little Snitch reports that Fast DVD Copy tries to "phone home" to a web server located in the USA... -Is this a fake scam product from the recording industry to collect data on people duplicating DVD's?
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