After testing the latest versions of the most popular Blu-Ray copy apps, I have found that only a few are worth your time looking at. My top 3 include Blue-Cloner, DVDFab, and 123 Copy DVD Platinum. The others are cheap imitations or skinned code from developers that are in it just for the money and not for the functionality.
Rob Boirun Lead Product Reviewer for BurnWorld.com
Ever wondered How To Copy Blu Ray DVD Movies?
With new Blu Ray Copy Software coming to the market, yes it is almost as easy as copying a DVD. However the time it takes is obviously longer because of all the data a Blu Ray holds. My initial tests were around 1:30 to completely backup a blu ray. Disclaimer: For legal reasons I can’t say that the software that I have reviewed will break Blu-Ray copy protection codes. It was put there by big companies so that they can protect their digital content that you purchased. Whether you should make a copy or a backup of something you purchased is debatable. That’s why now these big companies want to offer you a ‘fair’ deal by charging you to utilize a digital streaming service called UltraViolet which is starting to show up on newer Blu Ray movies. So with that said feel free to browse the current Blu Ray copy apps that work.
Three things are needed to successfully copy a Blu Ray disc?
- A Blu-Ray Burner (note: a DVD burner will not work)
- Blank BD-R or BD-RW discs in either the 25GB or 50GB variety.
- A reliable Blu-Ray Copy Software for your PC, which we point out below.
Updated for 2013 – Latest Versions Tested
Quick Summary of our top rated picks:
Blue Cloner 3 – True Blu-Ray Disc to Disc Copy
Blue Cloner is one of the first true Blu-Ray Disc to Disc copy software on the market. With this software you can make complete copies or movie only copies of your Blu-Ray movie collection. Great for your Blu Ray disc investment. Use 25GB or 50GB BD-R, or 25GB BD-RW discs.
Legal Jib-Jab: Please notice the copywrite notice on your discs to be sure you have the right to copy the disc. Full Review
DVDFab BluRay Copy – Full Featured Blu Ray Backup
DVDFab Blu Ray Copy was first to the scene for backing up your Blu Ray movies. The engineers have put together a truly impressive tool of getting Blu Ray content onto your Hard drive or onto a blank BD-R or BD-RW. One of the best features is the BD50 compression to BD25 which basically allows you to copy any size movies onto a lease expensive single later BD-R. This is more practical to do since dual layer Blu Ray blanks can range up to $20-$25.
Overall success rate is 96% of all Blu-Ray Movies tested. DVDFab is the only Blu-Ray Copy app to copy Avatar successfully which has the latest protection. Full Review….
Other Software Reviewed:
Blu Ray Copying is becoming more mainstream now that Blu Ray drives are more affordable and blank Blu Ray media is cost-effective. New software tools allow you to make perfect backup if that is your intention. As noted above our favorites are DVDFab and Blue Cloner. AnyDVD HD is good if you are only looking to remove Blu Ray copy protection from the discs. The others already include this function. Please note that breaking the copy protection on Blu Ray movies is illegal in many countries, that may include fines. Please check your countries laws before removing any copy protection on protected media.
What features the best Blu Ray Software Titles All Have In Common
The main feature you should look for in a copy app is the ability to decrypt Blu Ray copy protection. The best titles on the market have this as part of the main software. Many titles can not include this for obvious reasons since the copy protection is put there for a reason. Due to where these software developers are in the world they can get away with having the decrypting features because there are not laws that forbid this but in the USA, Europe, Australia you are not to include this feature. Since DVDFAB and Blue Cloner are not in these countries they can add this to their offering. For full details on this technology visit a good resource that we found at the Reviewster Blu-Ray Copy reviews page.
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