Pros / Among the 10 applications we used, Xilisoft is among the easiest Mac DVD copy program to use.
Cons / It took us over an hour to burn an exact copy of a DVD.
Verdict / Though it takes a long time to burn a DVD, this DVD copier should meet the needs of most users who want to back up their movie collection.
Editor’s Note: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) forbids circumventing copy encryptions contained on commercial discs. The DMCA makes no exceptions for circumventing these encryptions for personal use. Top Ten Reviews does not endorse piracy or any other illegal activity.
Xilisoft DVD Copy for Mac has a clean, easy-to-use design with plenty of customization and burning options. These features combined make it a suitable DVD burning software application for users of all skill levels. But of all the Mac DVD copiers we reviewed, this one, along with ImTOO DVD Copy 2, took the longest to copy a DVD.
When it comes to burning, you can select Full Disc Mode and Movie-Only Mode. Full Disc Mode burns all the content on the original DVD, including the menu and features. If you're simply after the movie and don't need the menus and extra material, use Movie-Only Mode. This option tells the program to find the file on the DVD with the longest runtime and copy only that file.
If you want to make an exact copy of a commercial DVD, use a DVD-9 since they have enough space. Xilisoft can burn DVDs to blank DVD-9 and DVD-5 discs. If you use a DVD-5, the program compresses the video to fit onto these smaller discs. However, be aware that when you choose the latter option, you'll notice some quality loss in the video.
If you don't have a blank DVD, you can choose to have the program rip the movie and its contents onto your Mac's hard drive as an ISO image file. Then it will store that file until you want to burn it to a DVD. You can also use this file as a virtual DVD that you can watch with compatible software – which is easy to find on the internet.
You can find help though the in-program help menu or the support email address, which is provided on the Xilisoft website. If the help menu and online tutorials don't answer your question, then the email form will surely get you the answers you need.
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Xilisoft DVD Copy for Mac is an intuitive way to make personal copies of your DVD collection. It allows you to burn new discs or even archive a DVD's ISO file. This application is slower that most of the DVD copiers in our lineup; however, if you don’t mind waiting, Xilisoft can suit your DVD copying needs.