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[Windows] Rip DVDs to DVD folder, ISO, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, etc. with BlazeVideo DVD Copy
Posted By dotTech Staff On April 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM In Windows | 5 Comments
dotTech has reviewed so many DVD copies and/or rippers in the recent past, I’d be surprised if every dotTechie has not yet found their favorite one. If, however, you are one of those people that are still looking, BlazeVideo DVD Copy wants your business. Let’s see if it is worth your time.
BlazeVideo DVD Copy is a DVD copier and a DVD ripper — it copies DVDs to DVD folder or ISO and has the ability to rip DVDs to other video formats such as MP4, AVI, WMV, etc.
Although it abuses common program design principals for Windows (e.g. outdated interface with a window that is not resizable), when it comes down to it BlazeVideo DVD Copy is your stereotypical DVD copier/ripper; throw in your DVD, select how you want to copy or rip/convert the DVD, and go. The only issue? It doesn’t work.
I tested BlazeVideo DVD Copy with one of my CSS-protected DVDs, a DVD that most other DVD ripper/copies I have used have been able to easily copy/rip/convert. When trying DVD copy, both to DVD folder and ISO and to DVD-5 and DVD-9, BlazeVideo DVD Copy finished copying in less than one minute and produced useless output. When trying to copy just the main movie, the output was less than 5 MB and consisted of a movie of a black screen; trying it with the whole DVD produced an output roughly 75 MB that displayed the FBI warning followed by a black screen. When trying to rip/convert DVD to other video formats, BlazeVideo DVD Copy simply displayed a “failed” message and bugged out — I had to close it and re-open.
Why is BlazeVideo DVD Copy unable to copy/rip/convert my DVD? I don’t know. I tried my level best to understand why it wasn’t working but finally gave up, deciding no longer to waste my time on this program. Maybe this is an issue unique to my computer only. Or maybe BlazeVideo DVD Copy is genuine junk. I’ll let you decide.
Based on my testing, I’d recommend stay away from BlazeVideo DVD Copy. The program simply doesn’t work.
Instead of BlazeVideo DVD Copy, my suggestion to fulfill your DVD ripping/copying needs is the following. If you are willing and able to spend money, grab WinX DVD Ripper Platinu. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a shareware ($39.95) DVD ripper that can do DVD disc -> ISO and other video formats. It works well, can bypass lots of DRM protections, and supports many output formats. If you don’t want to spend any money, check out DVDFab HD Decrypter  or DVDSmith  (which is a bit old but still useable for older DVDs); both do DVD disc -> DVD folder (but not DVD disc -> ISO or other video formats), bypass DRM protection, and are free. Combine DVDFab HD Decrypter or DVDSmith with a freeware video converter  and you pretty much have the functionality that BlazeVideo DVD Copy claims to provide.
Note: At the time of this writing, BlazeVideo DVD Copy is on sale for $49.95
Version reviewed: v6.0.0
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8
Download size: 36.9MB
VirusTotal malware scan results: Too large for VirusTotal
Is it portable? No
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 DVDFab HD Decrypter: http://dottech.org/91198/windows-review-dvdfav-hd-decrypter/
 DVDSmith: http://dottech.org/8702/dvdsmith-will-bypass-drm-protection-and-region-locks-to-allow-you-to-backup-your-dvds/
 freeware video converter: http://dottech.org/97790/windows-best-free-video-and-audio-converter-program-review/
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