DVDFab Platinum Review

Way easier than the competition!

Submitted by balance on Mon, 2007-07-02 20:11.
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The lowest price: 53.95$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
Really, really easy to use + a lot of neat features
While it does a great job at converting most DVDs, offers a lot of features and is easy to use, more help (maybe a step-by-step guide) would have been welcome.

I've tried a couple of products before I tested DVDFab, and well... let's just say DVDFab beats them all with its simplicity. I tried using DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink but couldn't make heads or tails out of them.
DVDFab is straightforward, it lists all of the options available - so no confusion as to what it can do. It supports a lot of conversion options such as AVI, Mpeg, DivX, ipod, PDA, so it's more than a nice all-in-one solution.
I really appreciate the fact that you get to open DVDs that you've copied to your desktop, because some freeware alternatives don't have that option - and that's exactly what I was looking for.
As for it's decryption capabilities, it can decrypt most DVDs - in fact, it did a splendid job for all but one DVD. Oh well, maybe it was the DVD, or some fancy new encryption.
One thing that I would have liked to find, but didn't is the online tutorial. Actually, I would have found it much more comfortable if the tutorial were installed together with the program... But furthermore, it's unavailable on their site... temporarily, I guess.
But the lack of the tutorial is not exactly a great disappointment as the software is easy to use as is, and doesn't really require a lot of explaining. I still don't know if I have seen all it has to offer though...
Oh, and one more thing - I was converitng a DVD that had loads of titles, I noticed that it kept auto-selecting the language I didn't want, and it quickly became a drag to reselect all of the options + i had to remove the subtitles for every title... a remove/include subtitles for the whole movie is what it lacked. But reselecting aside - it did a great job (I know, I'm picky).


There's no question to it - it's a great tool to have - useful in most situations, easy to use, full of features, reliable (haven't experienced any crashes). However, more help (tutorials, guide) would make it even better.