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DVD Copy Pal is a very good solution for copying your DVD movies or games (PS2, XBOX, PSX) to a single DVD disc (if the originals are under 4.5GB). It will also convert DVD movies to CDs so you can play them in a DVD player that supports VCDs. All of the features and options that DVD Copy Pal offers make it one of the most versatile versions of DVD copying software available.
DVD Copy Pal offers a very versatile feature set. You can copy DVD movies to DVDR or CDR to be played in VCD capable DVD players. You can also copy your DVD games (PS2, XBOX, PSX) if you have a modchip installed in your game console.
DVD Copy Pal is not as easy to use as other products we reviewed because there are several steps to follow and many different tools you will need to use. The instruction is great however, and includes step-by-step help and pictures.
There are several steps involved because you need to download several other tools to accomplish your task. One of the tools you need to download to burn your DVD is a free version of Nero. This free trail version lasts for 30 days, after which you will need to purchase the Nero product.
The copy quality is perfect, and the special features and menus options of the DVDs we copied are all intact and functioning. There are also no watermarks or hidden identifiable markers within each copied movie.
Overall, DVD Copy Pal is a great versatile product and was one of the original DVD copying solutions. It's also one of the only solutions that help you backup your DVD games. However, it's not as easy to use as many other products available.