Last year I decided to put together a website about consumer product reviews. The idea was simple…get an idea of what people are looking for and provide to them an honest review of what to expect with the purchase. I wanted to start out small, so I figured I would review DVD copying software.
It is amazing how many shareware, malware, spyware and real DVD software programs are out there. I thought my time would be best spend reviewing products from companies that also have an affiliate program (hey, I do this kind of stuff for fun so I’ve got to pay the bills somehow).
Many of the sites that I came across displayed claims of not even needing a DVD burner, free video players, subscription services and all sorts of other incentives. Soon after purchasing a few DVD software copying “programs” I started to run into something peculiar.
DVD Copying Software – What exactly is it?
Most of the sites were not actually giving me a program to copy DVDs at all! It became apparent that around 80% of the DVD Copy sites I had reviewed only provided e-books explaining HOW to burn and copy DVDs. While not completely useless, I felt really scammed that I could not make a backup of my director’s cut of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure DVD with the “program.” I only knew where to find the programs to do so. I guess if you are looking for an e-book to copy DVD programs, then go right ahead, but seriously…who really is looking for a stupid e-book when you only want to copy a DVD?
With price tags ranging from 19 to 49 dollars be sure to check the fine print which always seemed to be listed in the FAQ.
Tip: E-book DVD Copying Sites usually have really crazy flash animated headers.
If you want my opinion, stick to the department stores that actually sell DVD copying software in a box. There is a good chance that the product is not an e-book.
Related Product Links:
- 123 Copy DVD – Really great tool to copy streams, blue rays and other things to DVD
- NERO Burning ROM 2014 – Just a great pro tool to copy DVDs.