What is a DVD decrypter?
From the professional's perspective, DVD decrypter is a multi-platform based software application that uses a decryption algorithm to undo the encryptions on an original commercial DVD-Video disc and then makes backups in a certain way. In simple term, a DVD decrypter is a DVD backup tool that works on both Windows and Mac OS X and does the job of backing up movie DVDs accordingly.
Why do we need a DVD decrypter?
There are good reasons why it's necessary to back up DVDs or copy them to computer hard drive, but DVD encryptions make this process cumbersome, and this is exactly where a DVD decrypter comes in. As designed, a DVD decrypter allows us make backups of any DVD-video discs targeted at different regions and thus watch them at any part of this splendid world, on any standalone DVD players. So it is a useful DVD backup tool in people's everyday lives, especially to those movie goers, DVD fans and videophiles.
No doubt, there are different DVD decrypters available on market, while when it comes to a specific one, the functionality varies from one software publisher to another. One may have the ability to rip the DVD-Video disc to computer local hard disk drive as DVD movie folders, or ISO image files, others may also support to record them to blank DVD media's. In either case, the resulting DVD-Video is encryption and region free. It means, in other words, if the back-up is a real DVD disc, then it will play on any standalone DVD player in any part of this world.
Among the many, DVDFab HD Decrypter is one such software, which is simple for use and power in action, and most importantly, a freeware. It is a simplified version of DVDFab DVD Copy and DVDFab Blu-ray Copy in combination. It removes all the protections (CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs and Sony ARccOS) and part of Blu-ray protections (AACS, RC, UOPS and BD-Live), and then copy the entire DVD/Blu-ray movie to hard disk, in the form of standard DVD/Blu-ray movie folders. The resulting movie folders are playable on computer with many media player software's, such as DVDFab Media Player. As you can see plainly, it is Blu-ray supported, a real big deal to Blu-ray enthusiasts. To surprise you, it is even hybrid disc supported.
DVDFab HD Decrypter consists of four copy options: DVD Copy-Full Disc and Main Movie, Blu-ray Copy-Full Disc and Main Movie. But, maybe different from other DVD decrypters, it does not support to copy the disc as ISO image file, nor it burns movie folders to blank DVD/BD Discs, and what's more, as a free-for-lifetime application, it does not compress the disc, which means you can only copy a DVD-9 disc to a DVD-9 movie folder on HDD, not DVD-5 size, and it lags behind two months in dealing with the new released movies, comparing with the registered version which is annual subscription based. Anyway, that's what people say free things must be paid, too. There is some truth in it, to some extent. What do benefit people is that you got outstanding output quality in the backup copies as far as audiovisual experience is brought to the table and it does the job quickly.
How to choose a DVD decrypter software?
Given the fact that there are so many choices on market concerning the same issue, AnyDVD, DVDFab HD decrypter, Passkey Lite for example, people have to do some research before stepping on. How to choose the best DVD decrypter software, and which is the most important thing when we put our credit on one specific DVD decrypter. To be realistic, the best one is the one that meet your own demands.
There are several factors worthy of your consideration:
- Functionality: different publishers produce different software's, copying, burning or compressing; movie folders on HDD, ISO image files, or identical copies on blank media's, choose the one best suits your interests.
- Media supported: DVD-Video supported, or Blu-ray video, or both, even hybrid enabled.
- Free or subscription required: always keep in mind that Free always means some kind of restrictions, you may gain from factor one but at the cost of factor two;
- Dead or constantly upgraded: an update unavailable DVD decrypter means it cannot deal with the newly released movies;
- Single or multi platform enabled: this is an increasingly important element, as there are huge followers behind both Windows and Mac products, as well as Linux;