PROS / This program can burn exact copies of DVD movie discs. It can also compress them to fit onto smaller-capacity discs.
CONS / This is a bare-bones application that’s missing many of the backup and customization tools we look for in DVD burning software.
VERDICT / The high-quality discs this program produces are its primary selling point. It doesn’t have much beyond that.
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1Click DVD Copy is an application that makes excellent quality copies of your movies. It is very easy to use, and you can begin the burning process with a single click of your mouse. But it ranks last in our review of the best DVD burning software because it’s missing almost all the customization features found in the other products on our lineup.
The best thing about this DVD burner software is the quality of the content on the burned discs. This program creates exact 1:1 copies of commercial DVDs. In order to get that identical copy, you must burn it to larger-capacity blank DVD-9s. If you’re burning onto smaller-capacity blank DVD-5s, the program compresses the content to fit onto that disc, which means, if you choose this option, you will notice some quality loss. But the compression is as good as or better than the best DVD burners on our lineup.
This program's second-best feature is how easy it is to use: The main screen of the interface allows you to begin the burning process with one click. By default, the program is set to compress a commercial disc onto a DVD-5. You can change this setting by accessing the Options menu and checking the Dual Layer box. This screen also allows you to configure the program to copy a disc of an episodic TV show and retain the menus on the original disc.
These features and tools work well and produce a high-quality product. But the program lacks nearly all of the additional features we look for in the best DVD burning software: It doesn’t allow you to make a “Movie Only” copy nor does it split larger commercial DVDS onto two DVD-5s. The best DVD burner software allows you to pick and choose what content you want to burn.
1Click DVD Copy performs its primary function exceptionally well. It is a straightforward program that anyone can use and burns a high-quality disc, however, it’s lacking many of the critical customization and backup tools we look for in this category.