on 05 April 2011, reviewed by: Deadshot
I had a bad experience with it. After ripping a DVD and burned using Nero. The DVD plays well until an hour of movie, after an hour it jumps itself until the end. Any idea what is causing the jumping?
I have a Panasonic DVD player.
on 15 February 2011, reviewed by: Fart
The interface is so ugly that I didn't even bother to use it.
on 14 January 2011, reviewed by: Brian Roland
Been using it for years to get movies on my hand-held devices.
It gets the job done.
Be aware that the DVDs it burns will be 'any region' DVDs. Most drives/players have no problem with this, but there are a few out there that just will not play them. If that's the case, you can still use DVD Cloner to rip the DVD to hard drive, and then use some other utility such as Nero to recode/burn the DVD. Or better yet...get a new DVD Drive that can play them...they're cheap these days :)
For those having problems with dvdcloner...
1. Very Important! Check that your dvd writer has the latest drivers and firmware!
2. In advanced options: Try dropping the write speed down to 4x. If it works better after that...look up your DVD drive and find out its max write speed.
3. In Advanced options: Try disc at once single session mode. Typically the Minus type DVDs MUST be burned in this mode or they don't work right on many players.
I've used the product for many years...in upgrading from VII to VIII it did burn a couple of coasters. After upgrading the firmware on my LITE-ON DVD burner it all works great again.
on 11 January 2011, reviewed by: Richard
CLoner 8 worked for ripping and burning 4 dvds. After that, it did all the work right up to something called a thread and then closed itself. The temp file stored on my hard drive can be played file by file but cannot be copied to a dvd because it is a apparently missing something.
I'm not a heavy computer user but I've done everything I know to do. I need a good ripper and burner. Anybody have any suggestions?
on 25 December 2010, reviewed by: Robin
I have used a lot of DVD rip and burn software over the years, and this new installation of DVD Cloner 8 is hands down the worst piece of junk-ware I've ever bought.
It has difficulty copying discs, and if you can finally get it to copy, the resulting disc won't play on most of the common DVD programs or players. If it were possible, I would give DVD Cloner 8 a ZERO rather than a 1 because that's how bad it is.
Save yourself a lot of work and money by choosing almost any other program...
on 10 December 2010, reviewed by: nvr2amzd
I've TRIED to use this stupid program for three years...yes, I am persistent! For every 3 decent copies I get, I get 2 bad ones. Mainly, this program is not able to break through the encryption of commercial DVD's. It gets expensive when you are constantly throwing out DL DVD blanks that are messed up.
I've contacted DVD-Cloner's tech support and get a foreign (not English speaking = fractured English) response that solves NOTHING. The best thing to do is to keep up on DVD-Cloner's updates...but that doesn't even work when DVD-Cloner cannot break through the encryption of a fairly new DVD. [For the record, I like to make copies of all the commerical DVD's I buy in order to preserve my original and have copies for traveling (vehicle DVD player).]
on 29 November 2010, reviewed by: todd101
Trying Cloner 7.7
Love how easy it works.
I have two DVD players in my computer.
Copied the movie I had on a DVD to the other DVD all in one step, I had to do nothing.
Took the new DVD out and put it into the xbox 360 and will not play.
Back to looking for a copier again. May try AnyDVD.
on 28 November 2010, reviewed by: Ken
Using an older version 7.00 with Vista and have yet to get a watchable copy of anything! This goes back to when I first got it and it was the latest version...should have demanded a refund then!
Every copy is full of skips,lines,pixilation and some entire scenes are missing or out of order! I'm quite computer literate and this product just doesn't work. I normally use the free dvdshrink on the same computer and it makes copies so perfect you can't tell them from the original.
Only problem is it can't crack certain RCE protections. Maybe if you want to spend 30-40 bucks every 6 months for an upgrade it may work but mine never did. Been using the same version of dvdshrink about 6 years now if they could update it to overcome the few protections it struggles with it would be far superior to this worthless product.
on 14 November 2010, reviewed by: horst
i have no problem with the program itself,
but it will not copy,found the dvd/cd recorder
refuses to copy.after checking with other computers,found the drive is the problem,
got a new one,no more problem.
but remember,the to days $50 replacements,are not
of the same equal quality !
4 weeks later,replaced the dvd recoder again !
problem solved ,all working perfect
horst in australia
on 30 September 2010, reviewed by: keith
It works when it wants to but i'm not happy with it. I have to remove the software and reinstall it so i hope you paid the extra money to get the disk. Its a lot of Bullsh!$ it if you ask me. Now im having registration problems, so yes this software $uck$. Some dvds wont copy and i cant get the updates because it gives me errors. how awesome. i feel like i have pissed my money away.
on 05 September 2010, reviewed by: wayne
This is my 4th year and it is easiest and best program I have ever used. Very seldom have any probs and I do a lot.
on 03 August 2010, reviewed by: joey kalasardo
I bought this program thinking it might actually work. And it doesn't this program was the worst thing i have ever bought. It wont do sh*t. If i were you i would not go near this program. Even when i try to get my money back they seem fine with it but never come through and always ask the same d**n question. Emailed them 4 times and its the same email i get back.
on 03 August 2010, reviewed by: joe
I usually use one click dvd5 and decrypter 43 4.5 version to back up dvd movies. Normally it works well, but I decided to try a TV series with episodes included and it froze at a bad sector copy protected area. I then took that disc and tried Slysoft Any Dvd to copy it with dvd one click 5 and it froze up also trying to overcome the bad sector whlle copying to the hard drive. The I downloaded the Cloner 7 trial version and took the corrupted disk and it read and copied the disk and overcame the bad sector and recorded it to the hard drive. The only problem I had with the trial version is that it would keep rejecting blank media to record and ejecting my blank disc. I hit ignore force to burn and it copied the whole disk perfectly and skipped over the bad sector when Any Dvd and Decrypter 43 failed to overcome the bad sector. I am waiting for Cloner 7 support to see if this media problem is just a trial problem since it will let you only try one disc. Other than that when I did the ignore force burn and copied it, the quality was excellent.
on 22 June 2010, reviewed by: Bill
Finally I got time to copy my favourite "2012" movie last night, I have dvd cloner on my pc for several months but not use it very often. I see there is a new 7.30 version available when I open it last night, so I did uninstall, downloading and installing the new version in order to burn my 2012 movie. To my surprise, the copy process runs quite smoothly, that's so good I think. Now I will try to burn my movie "shutter island" movie in the following days.
on 12 June 2010, reviewed by: Bob
I've been using this product for about 4 years and have had very few problems. The few problems I've encountered has been when new movies are encoded with new security features. I just upgraded to version 7.30 (from 7.20) and I am now having a problem with not being able to back up certain movies (which I own) in the "movie only" mode. Hopefully this product will be updated, again, to catch up with the industry security features.
on 15 April 2010, reviewed by: Terry Dickinson
I wish I had looked at the reviews for this piece of &(&(*& .. I bought the latest version of DVD Cloner 7 and it doesn't work, on just to copy a simple DVD without any protection at all.. It copies the image and when it tries to burn it, it just says can't burn imagage, try another DVD and after using like 20 blank DVD's I give up.. What a waste of money and I will never buy from these people again and hopefully you won't eithe.. THeir support is basically the same, just try again and again so another three hours wasted..
on 02 March 2010, reviewed by: TJR
So far 2 wasted discs. Bought this from a website's review. Piece of crap. Why don't the guys from dvdShrink make a product for sale.
dvdShrink is still the best for me so far.
Have most of the same problems above with dvd cloner 7.
on 23 February 2010, reviewed by: Unhappy Customer
I get synchronization errors between the audio track and the video playback. Overseas support is horrible. In U.S., you can only contact them between 8PM and 4AM. Via email, you get 24 hour turnaround. When you get a response, it is just a guess. I went through about 6 cycles of wasting DVD-R on their guesses before I gave up and asked for a refund.
on 16 February 2010, reviewed by: JohnSleen
This program doesn't work. It will copy and burn to 100%, but never complete the DVD - just hangs there. A waste of money.
on 17 December 2009, reviewed by: Danny Manzi
This program is a piece of s__t. The audio sync is screwy, it is a pain in the neck to navigate, and it is clearly manufactured by some Taiwanese geeks who haven't a clue about customer support. I would avoid this product like the plague if I were you. I have more coasters as a result of Cloner than I can deal with. Waste of money and time.
on 24 October 2009, reviewed by: michael
dvd-cloner ver6.70 currently. had earlier versions worked great. ver 6.70 is bad doesn't copy dvd entirely, starts skipping in playback, cannot read read some discs, cannot use movie only copy because cuts off right after last scence and you don't know if the movie was over. will not purchase dvd cloner again. would recommend dvd magic worked everytime cloner wouldn't. flawless
on 24 October 2009, reviewed by: Credo
It definately works well. In an effort to make it 'simple' the latest VI versions have become slightly confusing.
Sometimes I have to recode rather than 1:1 copy for the disks to work if I want to preserve all the menus and extras. Oddly enough the 1:1 copy seems to get rid of the default region of the DVD. It also strips CSS, but not RAC stuff. Some players do not like this at all and crash.
There is an easy work around, but the docs don't point it out.
The easy way if you get this kind of problem.
1. Turn off the smart analyze option in settings.
2. Use Advanced menu: DVD9 to DVD5 (even if the original is a DVD5). If I don't want the recode of a DVD9 to shrink, I can change this by going into the settings and telling Cloner that a DVD5 is the size of DVD9.
on 24 September 2009, reviewed by: TERRY
Thanks so much for your help with my issue. Now I can burn the cartoon movie for my sons and some quite old movie for my grandma. DVD-Cloner is the best copying sw I have never met before, really enjoy it and I really like your products and your support has been tremendous.
on 13 August 2009, reviewed by: Sandy
You guys and the software are the best! With it, I successfully burn the cartoon movies for my son. Well, through all the time, your program runs and updates flawlessly. Thanks again, Sandy
on 24 June 2009, reviewed by: Bony
I have had DVD CLONER for many years and ordered the latest upgrade version 6.30, i think DVD CLONER is a quite good product as it has so many copy modes for me to select. Sometimes, i hate the warnings and extra features, i use the moive-only mode to delect the extras, and it did good.
I also recommand this software to my friends and workmates, they all feel good about it.
on 17 June 2009, reviewed by: Hal
Initially downloaded ver 6.0. Had fairly good copies that played on dvd players, but not on pc.
downloaded 6.3, now can copy nothing. Did everything suggested by support. No go. Will try to get back my 6.0.
on 16 June 2009, reviewed by: GKB
I'm using Vista 64 bit and was able to copy DVDs to iso, avi and mpeg. Unfortunately the copies were extremely poor quality.
They've agreed to refund me though I've yet to receive it.
The refund process is a joke.
1. why don't you try to do this ... this .... and this ...
2. why don't you reinstall?
3. OK you can apply for a refund
4. 5 days later, refund confirmed but don't cancel your credit card transaction and wait another 10 days (yeah, right)
5. download our refund form and return it by post or fax.
FAX??? wtf! I paid by electronic payment but can't be reimbursed the same way? It's an excuse to make it more difficult to claim refund. It cost me £4.50 at my local library to fax them from UK to US.
The only email contact is a "no reply" address.
I tried MagicDVD and it worked flawlessly.
Lesson learnt the hard way.
on 25 March 2009, reviewed by: llewellyn
This software and it's reviews is complete moneymaking scam.Cloner v was a complete flop. i could never get one full copy.Cloner 6 copies the disc until the complete siren goes, but on playback you can only go as far as half the movie. Other times you get the full movie but then it skips as if the original had bad sectors. DVDFAB is a much better way to go even though you can copy only about 95% of discs you want to copy.
on 24 March 2009, reviewed by: matt
I've had DVD Cloner for about a year now and it has worked pretty much flawless during that time... Great software.I have never has playback error ,it plays smoothly on my PC .
on 02 March 2009, reviewed by: paul
After downloading, I thought this little 4X6 inconspicuous graphic was a joke.. 10 DVD's later I find this to be a no nonsense ell thought out utility. I am sorry for those who had the error messages, in my case, the copy is so fast with no glitches, its a pleasure, most importantly the playback is a mirror image, at least to my eyes, I have to admit I still get a chuckle when i see this little rectangle graphic but its now more a smug grin because its pop in the sourse, and then pop in the copy disc. GREAT PIECE OF WORK THAT TAKES NO WORK TO USE.
on 23 February 2009, reviewed by: dcgoldman
I have had problems with DVD Cloner VI (as well as V) from the start. I get synchronization errors between the audio track and the video playback. It usually begins during the last half hour of the movie that has been dubbed. A friend of mine experiences the same problems on his computer, as well.
I recommend two programs running simultaneously as an alternative: AnyDVD with a companion product CloneDVD2, both from Slysoft products. I have had absolutely no problems of any sort using these two programs together.
on 22 February 2009, reviewed by: Richard Bozek
I have attempted more than 30 times to copy a variety of children's DVD movies with extras. I have used Verbatim, Sony, and Memorex DVD+R DL media on both a Sony and Memorex drive. In every case DVD Cloner VI says that I have been succesful but not a single one of the copies plays in a normal DVD player (Sylvania, Zenith, Mintek, or on the computer where it was burned). Tech support could only tell me to use 2.4x which is what I did use on the DVD9 to DVD9 selection. I think this is a waste of money if you need to make DL copies of a DVD.
on 12 February 2009, reviewed by: Raymond
i have recently purchased and installed DVD cloner 6 on my computer and cannot speak higher of it. easy to use and has successfully burnt every DVD. thanks for a great product.
on 18 December 2008, reviewed by: Craig
I have been comparing several dvd copying software products. ,and I like DVD-Cloner best . Also I am glad that in the new version ,DVD-Cloner VI can burn two DVD movies onto one DVD-R/RW DL with customized menu.
on 20 October 2008, reviewed by: Bill
I've tried several and wasted alot of money. This program works for me-- it handles 97% of the DVD's I throw at it perfectly. The others I attribute to random software issues with the copy encryption. It has copied all my blu-ray movies perfectly.
I guess this type of software depends on your hardware configuration-- some programs work better with certain drives and motherboards and disks... you have to do trial-and-error to see if it works for you. I'd recommend doing the trail version of any copying software if you can so you'll know :)
on 05 October 2008, reviewed by: jay
Used this software to copy a number of DVD's only to find out after investing lots of time and money that none of the DVD's were burned properly. The smart anyalyser is supposed to figure out compression ratio, but as far I can see, no compression. Only copied half of the DVD. No error messages. All settings are correct. Get the wonderful burned successful sound effect. Please double check your DVD's, they appear to be fine, but check that the whole DVD is there. Do not waste your time or money on this software. STAY AWAY
on 04 September 2008, reviewed by: jose rodriguez
just got dvd cloner v and it does not work at all, completes the burning process but the media does not work at all, it makes coasters only. had to get dvd next copy pro and no problems at all.
on 28 July 2008, reviewed by: Thomas Paganelli
Haven't had any problem and like the cloner V have cloned all my dvds for backup and travel
on 12 May 2008, reviewed by: eric57
I am having burning issues as also... I was wondering if it had to do with the type of media i was using. I heard memorex is bad thats what i am trying to use but it keeps on failing, is that the problem or is it something else.
on 16 April 2008, reviewed by: Torpedo
Burning stops and FAILS at 99% tells me to lower burning speed allthough I've lowered it to 1x....This program SUX A$$!!
Thank god for DVDFab!