How to Make a Duplicate DVD Using PowerDVD Copy?

Diana Joan

Jun 08, 2017 08:00 am / Posted by Diana Joan

It is common to backup DVDs under some situations. For example, if your business stores videos on DVD, making a duplicate of the DVDs can come in handy if you lose or damage the original discs. When it comes to copy DVD, PowerDVD Copy is popular, which is a specialized tool for making backup copies of DVDs that you own.

PowerDVD Copy features a user-friendly interface and intelligently resizes DVD movies from 8.5GB DVDs to fit onto a 4.7GB recordable DVD with minimal noticeable quality loss. So you can copy your DVDs with small size but nearly lossless quality. If you don't have a PowerDVD Copy, you can download it from this link and then you can follow the below steps to make bakcups of your DVDs.

Making a Duplicate DVD Using PowerDVD Copy

Step 1: Insert your DVD into the optical drive on your computer. Open CyberLink and go to Preview Movie to a quick preview of your DVD to make sure all the content looks right.

Step 2: Select the contents of your DVD in the contents box, which will be above the DVD preview. Make sure all the parts of the DVD you want copied have their boxes checked.

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Step 3: Choose the directory in your hard drive to which you want to save your copied DVD (e.g. C:\Windows\MyFavoriteMovie) in the Destination box to the right of the Video Preview.

Step 4: Hit the Copy button on the bottom right corner in CyberLink, which looks like a golden DVD with a flame through it. When your DVD is finished copying, remove the DVD and preview the copied file to make sure everything is fine.

PowerDVD Copy Can't Copy All DVD Discs

When you make duplicate of DVDs using PowerDVD Copy, you maybe meet some DVD copy issues cause the PowerDVD Copy limiation. One of the biggest trouble is that PowerDVD Copy can't backup copy-protected DVD discs. You can see this information on its user manual clearly. We have extracted it below.

CSS Copy Protection

Content Scrambling System (CSS) is an encryption and authentication mechanism designed to prevent copying video files directly from DVD-Video discs. As a official licensee of CSS technology, CyberLink does not provide the CSS decryption algorithm in PowerDVD Copy, meaning that copying DVD with CSS codes is not supported by PowerDVD Copy.

In addition, we have tested that we couldn't load DVD IFO/ISO or DVD Video-TS folder using PowerDVD Copy. So if you need to copy protected commercial DVD discs and backup DVD ISO/IFO and video-ts folder to hard drive, you need a PowerDVD Copy alternative.

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Best PowerDVD Copy Alternative to Copy Protected/Unprotected DVDs

You just need to google "DVD Copy tool" online, any software that can make copies of DVDs protected can replace PowerDVD Copy. Through reseaching, you can see that too many DVD Copier software programs floating there. After read many online reviews, we think Pavtube ByteCopy (Mac version) will be the best PowerDVD Copy alternative. Firstly, ByteCopy can remove DVD copy protection like Disney X Project DRM, CSS, Region Codes (1-6), Sony ARccOS, UOPs, RCE, and more. Then it not only can make a backup copy of protected DVDs but also can copy DVD Video-TS folder and DVD ISO/IFO files. Furthermore, you can 1:1 backup the entire DVD disc to the folder with intact information of the original DVD disc and also can directly extract the main title from DVD discs to remove the extras. If needed, you can convert DVD to digital format like lossless/uncompressed MKV file, MP4, AVI, WMV, ProRes and more for convenient playback, editing and sharing. You also can extract audio from DVD to FLAC, MP3, AAC, etc so that you can listen to the sound only.

In short, Pavtube ByteCopy is more power than PowerDVD Copy. For DVD collectors who have plans to make duplicate of DVDs, it is a better choice to choose Pavtube ByteCopy and the it is easy to make digital copies of DVDs using this PowerDVD Copy alternative. You can get this PowerDVD Copy replacement below and follow the steps to backup DVDs.

Make Copies of DVDs using PowerDVD Copy Alternative

Step 1: Launch ByteCopy, click "Load from Disc" button to browse to disc drive for loading DVD disc. ByteCopy also can lossless backup Blu-rays. So you can load Blu-ray disc, as well.


Step 2: Hit the full disc copy icon on the top tool bar, you will enter the full DVD disc copy windows with a progress bar immediately. This way will generate a large file with lossless DVD information. If you don't need the extras, you can choose to directly copy DVDs. When the process of DVD copying is done, you can locate the DVD files in output folder.

Compare PowerDVD Copy and Pavtube ByteCopy

  PowerDVD Copy Pavtube ByteCopy
OS Windows 7 Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
Remove DVD CSS Unsupport Support
Remove DVD Disney X Project DRM Unsupport Support
Remove DVD Region Codes (1-6) Unsupport Support
Free-to-Trial Limit 30 Days Always
Load DVD Disc CSS-protected can't loaded Support
Load DVD ISO/IFO Unsupport Support
Load DVD Folder Unsupport Support
Load Blu-ray Unsupport Support
Copy DVD Only copy unprotected DVD Support
Rip DVD to Audio Unsupport Support
Extract DVD Subtitle Unsupport Support
Convert DVD to Digital Unsupport Support
Backup Blu-ray Unsupport Support
Choose Audio Support Support
Choose Subtitle Support Support
Trim&Crop DVD Unsupport Support
Split&Merge DVD Unsupport Support
Replace DVD Audio Unsupport Support

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