…I have a question that is not addressed in the FAQ and it’s certainly not indicated in the product “sales brochure”. Why is CloneDVD 2 called “CloneDVD 2”, when according to your own FAQ CloneDVD does not actually “clone” a DVD?
I’ve been a CloneCD user for years and it “cloned” audio, application, and game CDs just fine (except for copy-protected ones). It allowed me to make virtually identical backups to use so that I could protect my software investments (aka the retail CDs). Why not DVDs? Don’t try to repeat the “line” listed in the FAQ because that’s manure! It has nothing to do with the capacity between DVD-5 (aka 4.7GB DVD+/-R) disks and DVD-9/DVD-10 Double Layer DVDs. Especially since there are at least 2 other DVD Mastering products that I know of that have no problems “cloning” a DVD-9 disk to two DVD-5 disks with full menus/extras intact. But it’s a option, just like coping the main movie is just an option.
Naturally there are people that do not want all the extra “frills” (or garbage, as some might call it), but why handicap your product for those of us who want exact duplicates and expect such from a product name CLONEDVD? You did it for CDs and you should at least include it as a software option for DVDs. Especially since PC application and game software is now being released on DVD. Otherwise the DVD is not a “clone” or even a complete copy. It’s the DVD equivalent of a SVCD!
By the way, neither of the two DVD Mastering products I mentioned require AnyDVD or any other CSS/anti-protection measures to clone copy-protected DVDs. And I’ll bet you know the name of at least one of them, since it borders on trademark infringement with you.
Look, I’m not trying to be a punk. I’ve used and loved CloneCD for years and still use it today. I’m just very disappointed that CloneDVD is less than it claims to be. I recommend adding the stipulation that it does not copy “copy protected” DVDs to the list of features/limitations, since it doesn’t without “other intervention”. You should also revise it’s description since by your own admittion, it does not actually “clone” a DVD disk. Perhaps rename it to “DVD Movie Copy” or such, because apparently that’s about all it really does and ONLY if the movie is not “copy-protected”. Can you tell me of any movie DVDs outside of “porno” that ISN’T copy-protected?
I hated having to register here just for this single post, considering that I will not be purchasing CloneDVD 2. If it truly becomes a DVD “cloning” product, I’ll consider it again…but as it stands, there are better tools on the market that doesn’t require additional software tools to do the job! And I already have those!