DVD backup & recovery

RipIt4Me – added 7/28/2006

RipIt4Me is a DVD backup utility to help you rip and backup your DVDs. It supports DVDs that software like DVD Shrink or DVD Decrypter cannot handle (new ARccOS or RipGuard DVD from Sony or Disney.

MkvMagic – added 4/13/2006

MkvMagic is a backup utility program that allows you to be able to backup your DVD and digital/analog capture in various formats. MkvMagic is able to encode both mpeg2 and mpeg4 to mpeg2 or mpeg4.

DVD Shrink – added 10/15/2005

DVD Shrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc. DVD Shrink will also burn your backup DVD, if you have installed the latest version of Nero. If you already possess alternative burning software and prefer to stick with it, then you can still use DVD Shrink. The output from DVD Shrink can be saved as files on your hard drive, which you can then burn with software of your choice.

DVDisaster – added 8/18/2005

DVDisaster provides a margin of safety against data loss on CD and DVD media caused by aging or scratches. dvdisaster creates error correction codes to compensate read errors which are not correctable in the CD/DVD drive and tries to read as much data as possible from defective media. Afterwards unreadable sectors are recovered using the previously created error correction code. The maximum error correction capacity is user-selectable. If you create the error correction code file in time and keep it at a safe place, you have a good chance of recovering the medium contents from typical read errors and to transfer your complete data onto a new medium.

Auto Gordian Knot – added 4/2/2005

A top-notch DivX and XviD backup utility which uses DVD and MPEG2 sources (such as DVB captures and transport streams) to encode into your favourite MPEG4 format. Supports the following formats: AC3, DTS, PCM, MPA input audio tracks, and AC3, DTS, CBR MP3 or VBR MP3 output audio tracks.