Blu-ray &Software Wes Novack on 29 Mar 2007

Copy HD DVD free

BackupHDDVDCopy HD DVD freeware

If you have been following the HD DVD and Blu-ray copy protection news, then you probably already know about BackupHDDVD and AnyDVD HD. Both tools will allow you to back up HD DVD’s to your computer hard drive. BackupHDDVD is open source and freeware, while AnyDVD HD is commercial software that requires a purchased license for unlimited legal usage. But you can download a free trial here.
Copy HD DVD free vs pay

So why would anyone use commercial software over the free software? It is all about features and usability. BackupHDDVD is fairly complicated to use due to the command line interface and manual encryption key input required from the end user. AnyDVD HD is extremely easy to use and can allow you to easily backup your HD DVD movies with little to no effort, but it does cost money.

HD DVD Decrypter?


There is a new HD DVD rip competitor in town and the name is DVD Fab HD Decrypter. DVD Fab HD Decrypter comes from Fengtao Software Inc, a company that develops DVD backup solutions and other related software. DVD Fab Decrypter (non HD version) has been around for awhile and is well known as one of the best freeware utilities that you can obtain for decrypting and ripping newer DVD’s that have complicated protections such as ARccOS, RipGuard and others. DVD Fab Decrypter mimics the name of one of the most popular freeware DVD ripping utilities of all time, “DVD Decrypter”. This was a smart marketing move on Fengtao Softwares’ part.

On March 16th, Fengtao Software released DVD Fab HD Decrypter Beta, providing a freeware utility that anyone can use to easily backup HD DVD’s. Download this free copy HD DVD utility here. Fengtao also claims that Blu-ray support will be coming soon. Very interesting!

Copy HD DVD UPDATE: DVD Fab HD Decrypter now supports both HD DVD and Blu-ray copying.

Update: CDBurnerXP now supports burning to HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc recordable formats.

Update: DVDFab HD Decrypter no longer supports Blu-ray and HD DVD copying.

Backup HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs Easier!

If you would like an easier method for ripping, copying or backing up HD DVD or Blu-ray Discs, you can use AnyDVD HD. AnyDVD HD allows you to copy HD video files off of your discs using Windows Explorer and has an easy to use interface with no command line complications. You can download a free 30 day trial of AnyDVD HD from here.

9 Responses to “Copy HD DVD free”

  1. on 03 Apr 2007 at 1:51 PM 1.Copy Blu-ray freeware » Blu-ray, HD DVD & more at said …

    […] Copy Blu-ray freeware The day after I posted my article about DVD Fab HD Decrypter supporting HD DVD copy functions for free, Fengtao software announced that a newer version now provides Blu-ray copy functionality. The price for running this easy to use, Blu-ray copy software? Nothing! Now you can copy Blu-ray Disc titles using an easy to use freeware utility. You can download the freeware DVD Fab HD Decrypter with Blu-ray and HD DVD copy support from here. Other Copy Blu-ray software options BackupBluray, an open source, command line utility has been available for awhile now, but it is a fairly complicated process to copy Blu-ray discs with. We have even published a guide here on WesleyTech and you can read the BackupBluray guide here if you are interested. If you thought BackupBluray was too complicated, you could also try out AnyDVD HD, an easy to use commercial product that allows users to easily copy HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. AnyDVD HD comes with a free trial, but it does require a license after 30 days of use. Found via CDFreaks. […]

  2. on 12 Jun 2007 at 10:52 AM 2.Barrie Shandel said …

    Hi, Now that we can copy blu-ray to hd how do we copy the movie to a blank bd-re sow can play it in the standalone blu-ray player?

  3. on 14 Jun 2007 at 1:32 PM 3.Wesley Novack said …

    Check the bottom of the BackupBluray guide for info on burning the files to a BD-R or BD-RE.

    I will probably make a post solely about burning to BD-R/RE in the near future.

  4. on 18 Sep 2007 at 9:59 PM 4.The Law said …

    Thieves! You are being watched!

  5. on 09 Oct 2007 at 10:57 AM 5.CDBurnerXP now supports Blu-ray and HD DVD » Blu-ray, HD DVD, info at said …

    […] CDBurnerXP is back! 3 years after the last release, CDBurnerXP has returned, completely rewritten in This new release fixes many, many issues with the old version, including DVD-video burning issues and a whole lot more. To add to all of this, the program now supports burning to Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD recordable formats! The initial release for this new version (4.0), occurred on September 22nd. I scooped up the first release as soon as it became available and I can confirm that burning ISO images of DVD-Video discs now functions correctly. With any new major release such as this, there are bound to be some bugs and issues. Knowing this, the CDBurnerXP development team has included error reporting within the application, to allow users to notify them of issues. And this error reporting has certainly been utilized by the community. Just one week after the initial release, the CDBurnerXP team has released an update (, which has resolved many of the bugs reported by the user community. Get your free CD/DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray burning software I have always enjoyed the CDBurnerXP software, but it was a shame that many of the features did not function correctly. This new version fixes all those annoying problems and adds a whole lot more. Any individuals or businesses can download and use CDBurnerXP completely free of charge. Get it at and start burning away those recordable discs till your hearts’ content. I have also added CDBurnerXP to my posts about free HD DVD copy software and free Blu-ray copy software. If you are looking for some free software that can handle the next generation optical formats, have a look at these previous posts. Share this article: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

  6. on 21 Oct 2007 at 7:29 PM 6.Sam Hicks said …

    Freeware utility i use is BackupHDDVD which can be downloaded from here…

    The Youtube video tutorial link is also very helpful and i was copying my HDDVD and Blu Ray media to my PC in no time.

    I would recommend BackupHDVD and Blu ray freeware utility until something more better comes out on the market.

  7. on 27 Dec 2007 at 6:15 PM 7.ted said …

    dose any one know if there is any tools which will convert/ compress hd dvd and blue ray to standard dvd format so if you buy films you can then play them on your other dvd players/mp4 players cheeper than buying2 copys of every film ????

  8. on 29 Dec 2007 at 9:07 PM 8.Wesley Novack said …

    I’m sure there are tools out there to convert HD DVD and Blu-ray to standard DVD format, but I’m not familiar with them at the moment. That is a good topic for a future article on this site…

  9. on 21 Aug 2009 at 2:17 PM 9.taner said …

    There is an excellent software doing just that and faultlessly too. It even devides 8GIG movie into two 4.3 Gig so you can burn blue ray into two normal DVD disks. Draw back is that if you strive for top quality… it takes up to 2 hours to convert blue ray mowie for that matater.
    Download on rapidshare AVS video HD CONVERTER version 6.2 and you are done.

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