First off, I don’t use DVDFab Platinum or Gold, so lets get my bias clear. I keep a current copy of DVDFab HD Decrypter around in case of emergencies, but that is about it. I tried the trial of DVDFab Platinum and found I didn’t really need it. But I think the same thing about CloneDVD2. It simply isn’t necessary for me.
I use AnyDVD HD to break encryption and I am completely satisfied with it, and the frequent updates Slysoft releases. They deserve a great deal of praise for their efforts in decryption. I use DVDRebuilder Pro for compression using very high quality encoders (HC or ProCoder)…the Pro version can also encode for mobile devices.
If I need a transcoder for any reason, I can use DVDShrink (free) combined with AnyDVD. And ImgBurn is a great, free burning program. I probably should send LUK another donation for it seeing how much I use it…though I do give him a lot of referrals…hmm
If you look to the future, and wish to decode Blu-ray, then AnyDVD HD is the clear choice.