The new 123 Copy DVD 2013 product line-up offers the ultimate tools for easy and effective media backup and conversion. 123 Copy DVD continues to build on their product’s success with their latest release. It offers everything a PC user could need in one complete product and it is as easy as 1-2-3. From copying, burning, and, converting to having the ability to edit, and download online video, the new 123 Copy DVD suite provide you with the complete, easy-to-use DVD & Blu-Ray burning solution to all of your media conversion and transfer needs.
Some key features:
- Copy any movie – Blu-ray or DVD
- Convert Movies & Video Files
- Burn Movies
- Easy Media Sharing
- Photo & Video Editor
- Create & Copy date and music discs
- Windows 8 Supported!
- Download online video
The skinny on 123 Copy DVD 2013
In late 2011, Bling Software released an update to their product line that dramatically improved the interface and performance of their products. So when the folks at Bling sent me their new 2013 version, I was curious to see if they could do it again.
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only) and higher supported
Price when reviewed: From $69.99 to $29.99
File Size: 70.5 MB
Having used multiple versions of 123 Copy DVD over the years, I can say that their 2013 product offering is one of the best I have seen on the market. The company has clearly addressed all of the customer feedback and reviews they had received on last year’s version and they have ensured that 2013 is chalked full of new features that help to amp up the digital media studio’s functionality and performance.
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123 Copy DVD 2013 is really a complete media solution that offers all the essential tools any PC user may want or need to complete various media projects at home. For me, this product stood out because of how fast, easy and reliable they have made their 2013 product line-up.
It’s fast: They have nearly doubled the speed of copying and ripping and added support for Intel’s latest processors.
It’s easy: They combined the most popular features into a quick launch bar to make it easy to get things done.
It’s reliable: It was able to copy all of the latest titles on both DVD and Blu-ray.
123 Copy DVD Platinum
The 2013 line-up offers its user four different product options to choose from. Of these four, I chose to concentrate on 123 Copy DVD Platinum looking at these key features:
• Copying DVDs and Blu-rays
• DVD and Blu-ray conversions
• Making your Movies Mobile
• Internet Movie Downloader
The first thing I noticed when I installed 123 Copy DVD Platinum was the slick new interface. They have taken all of the most common tasks and placed them in a quick launch bar to make it easy for even the most inexperienced users. The rest of the features are pided between a number of tabs for the Video, Audio, Photo, and Data related tasks. I started with the products name-sake feature – Copy DVD.
Copying DVDs and Blu-rays
They advertise that with 123 Copy DVD Platinum 2013 you can make a copy of any DVD or Blu-ray. I decided to put this to the test with some of the more difficult to copy DVDs and Blu-rays and a few new releases. 123 Copy DVD Platinum 2013 did not disappoint. I was able to copy all of the DVDs and Blu-rays that I tried with great results. I was able to make perfect 1:1 copies of my movies. I was able to compress long DVD and Blu-rays to fit on smaller discs and I was able to choose to copy only the movie – eliminating all of the previews and commercials.
HINT: 123 Copy DVD works with a number of plug-ins that will let you make copies of your copy-protected discs – and some of the plug-ins are free!
DVD and Blu-ray conversions
The next feature I looked at was DVD and Blu-ray conversions. These days many people want to put their movies onto their iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphone or Tablet, or Blackberry. 123CopyDVD has the solution. With 123CopyDVD Platinum’s convert feature you can copy movies from DVD or Blu-ray to ANY mobile device. They have output options for every device imaginable, from the common iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Samsung, and Motorola, to the lesser known Apple TV, Zune, or Blackberry Playbook. They even had an option to copy movies to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. I tested by copying movies to an iPad 2 and to a Samsung Galaxy S3. 123 Copy DVD Platinum 2013 passed with flying colors. The video and sound quality of the copies was fantastic – they played perfectly on my smart phone and tablet – and they converted fast, almost twice as fast as in their older versions.
Making your Movies Mobile
Truly, this is probably one of the most underappreciated features of the software – “Now you can take your movies anywhere”.
123 Copy DVD Platinum is a parent’s dream. Copy a few kids movies or tv shows to your phone or tablet and you have an instant solution to long car rides or long waits with kids. You can also copy Blu-ray discs to DVD format so they will play in your portable DVD players. I was able to copy an entire season of a kid’s TV show to my phone with room to spare – a great emergency distraction for any occasion with kids!
Internet Movie Downloader
Next I looked at their Internet Movie Downloader.
You can download movies in a couple of ways. You can choose to copy movies directly from popular movie sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Google Video, save them to your computer, or put them on your smart phone or tablet. Or you can take those movies, or any movie that you have previously downloaded from the Internet, and burn them onto standard DVDs to watch in any DVD player. Now you can take the best of the Internet and watch it on your home theatre system with perfect sound and picture quality.
In addition to these features you can make your own videos from home movies, edit photos, make photo sideshows with music, create ringtones from music and movies, make MP3 and audio CDs, and so much more – there are more than 40 features in all.
123 Copy DVD Platinum 2013 is faster, easier, and better than their 2012 offering and is one of my top picks for 2013.
Giving the Once Over on 123 Copy DVD 2013 Product Line-Up
Overall, 123 Copy DVD includes great subtitle support, new features like direct copy from Blu-ray to DVD, and they have also included a much improved video editor and clip extractor – so you can share your favorite movie moments online. This software offers features for every kind of user. Both the technical and the non-technical user can easily navigate their way through the product to produce consistent and reliable results, no matter what the project is.
Beyond media conversion tools, 123 Copy DVD also offers its user continuous software updates to ensure superior performance and excellent live technical support. I must say, it is really nice to see a company like this offer helpful and fast technical support that is actually based in North America! Both of these added “perks” put this ahead of most other products on the market in my opinion.
In my opinion Bling Software has raised the bar with the 2013 product line-up. Packed with new features, customizable options for ease of use, and of course the ability to copy any Hollywood Blu-ray and DVD with very few glitches, this software is going in my good books for media conversion software. So if you are looking for a new digital media studio or media conversion software that will literally do pretty much anything you could want, I highly suggest that you add 123 Copy DVD to your software collection.