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Plato DVD Copy Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Plato DVD Copy

Back up your favorite DVD movies to DVD-R(W) and DVD+R(W).
$39.88 EXPIRED
User rating: 286 162 comments

Plato DVD Copy was available as a giveaway on December 8, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$25.95
free today
Wipes all private information, system settings, deleted files and more.

With Plato DVD Copy you can backup your favorite DVD movies to DVD-R (RW) and DVD+R (RW) Disc in 30 minutes.It also enable you to copy almost all DVD movies even they are CSS, REGION, MACROVISION, SONY ARCCOS protected DVD discs.

You can get perfect copies with no loss of playback quality and without the inevitable risk of getting your originals scratched or damaged.

It is simply and easy way to copy a DVD Movies by yourself, just need 3 steps. Insert your source DVD movies and destination blank DVD disc then press start, and everything will happen automatically. And that you could choose subtitle, audio track, and keep video-audio synchronization perfectly.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Publisher:

Plato Software Inc

Homepage:

http://www.dvdtompegx.com/html/dvdcopy.html

File Size:

2 MB

Price:

$39.88

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#162

Glad I didn't have to pay good money for this software. It's unreliable! It randomly fails to recognize my dvd burner. Plato seems to offer zero support. Thanks anyway GOTD for offering the trial. I know now to ignore Plato products in future.

Reply   |   Comment by melanie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#161

This program is great!!! In about 30 minutes I can make copies of DVD's for myself or anyone else. I like the fact that it gives you the option of compressing to either a single OR double layer DVD. Probably the best free DVD coping program I've found and beleive me, I've tried a bunch of them. It's very simple and straight forward to use. Big Thumbs for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#160

Great software. Able to duplicate menu, special figure etc...

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#159

Thanks GAOTD, it is a cool software!
There is a review for DVD Copy software at http://www.topsevenreviews.com/reviews-dvd-copy.html
I think it would help you select a best dvd copy software

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#158

It is illegal to bypass copyright protection technology. Anyone downloading this is a felon


It is not illegal to make backup copies of your own DVD movies !!

Reply   |   Comment by Phantom  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#157

DVD Decrpyter does the same thing too AND IT’S FREE.
Only problem is that the project was stopped/shut down.
But still. DVD Decrypter allows you to rip and back up a DVD even if it’s copy protected.

imj. burn takes over from Decrypter

http://www.imgburn.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Phantom  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#156

Brilliant bit of software. Works 100%. Well done guys for letting the community have such a useful free bit of software.

Reply   |   Comment by cj  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#155

Still getting comments about how it's wrong to make money, and DVD Decrypter is better, and free. Did anyone read my comments? Also, nobody has responded to my point that the "free" FabDecrypter costs $50.

That said, my second experience with Plato DVD Copy was not as good as the first. Trying to copy "Perfume", it goes for 2 1/4 hours with 1/2 hour left, then hangs at 85% with a message that it was unable to complete. I tried twice with the same result.

A FAQ on the Web page hints that I might be able to solve this by selecting ASPI in the "File Settings dialog". I cannot find a "File Settings" dialog, and unlike come companies, this one does not apparently follow our comments--and of course there's no support for Giveaway of the Day downloads.

Does anyone else know where there's a File Settings dialog?

Reply   |   Comment by Magic Speller  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#154

NOW I got a problem with this
After using this successfully the first time, I started it just a few moments ago and it wants reg info again - says I got 2 trials left
WTF is that about???? I already regged it (username was giveawayoftheday (surprise not) and a number which I copied and pasted both in and clicked ok
First was thumbs up - now??? have a guess....

Reply   |   Comment by Ian Watson  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#153

Crackin little program. VERY easy to use AND backed up a dvd that both dvd decrypter AND dvd FAB decrytper could not - all at the press of a button
Also with both other dvd programs you have to decode then backup to dvd, with this - it does it all in one
THANK YOU GAOTD VV MUCH

Reply   |   Comment by Ian Watson  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#152

Too bad I missed this one, I would have really loved to have it. Maybe you can re-run this one again sometime? Thank you all for all the hard work you do!

Reply   |   Comment by Jeannie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#151

Hi
why do I get the giveaway software late.Ijust got PLATO DVD today
Monday 10 De
cheers Mike

Reply   |   Comment by MIKE mccoy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#150

Hi
Really nothing so special about this one. Seems that it is made only to make some money.
And this is true and I recommend it:
"DVD Decrpyter does the same thing too AND IT’S FREE.
Only problem is that the project was stopped/shut down.
But still. DVD Decrypter allows you to rip and back up a DVD even if it’s copy protected.

This company above charges you for that same time of work. For 22 cents off of 40 bucks.

Can be found here.
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/DVD_Decrypter/1011845169/1"

Reply   |   Comment by Bazil  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#149

so if the original becomes accidentally unreadable or destroyed, you LEGALLY MUST destroy the backup copy as you now lack proof of ownership of the original :-)


Just because it doesn't work, doesn't mean you don't own it.
These arguments are all ridiculous.

Just wish the product would have worked.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#148

I installed and of course I get an error different than most, "no dvd burner found". Regardless, Since the end of DVDXCopy Ive been using 1 Click DVD w/ Any DVD in bkgrnd but its so slow, the idea that this one took a half hour was attractive. What is out there that is fast ?

Reply   |   Comment by TNF  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#147

Same as 150.

Are we on the bad boys list? I got notification of red planet Dec9th this from Dec8th on the SAME email! How does that happen?

From all the comments, I've missed out on a program I really could have used :o(

Oh well, I'll have to keep checking for when it comes round again.

Reply   |   Comment by WhereWasItLastTime  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#146

DVD's would not play on DVD player or computer. Does not work!

Reply   |   Comment by Bill E  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#145

we have missed the last few days because like just now received this only to find it was yesterdays can you please tell us why this is i have missed out on some good programmes because i dont get them on time i have just now got this one and something about red planet please see if you can fix this problem

Reply   |   Comment by maureen smith  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#144

I downloaded Plato 4 different times....after unzipping....setup would quickly say fatal error...invalid key. Never got to install any part of even see an install screen. Very fustrating I must confess. Without a doubt wanted this program. As usual, by the time I get to see what the daily challenge is...my time is up before I get done.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#143

It installs pcouffin.sys, a driver that can be very annoying when you start up or restart your PC

Reply   |   Comment by Anant  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#142

you dont need to visit a computer repair shop in order to berid of spyware o_O

Reply   |   Comment by Cait  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#141

There's notyhing illegal about making backups of DVD and Software titles, as long as you don't distribute to others or charge. It's for you and you only. A. Turney stop being ridiculous. No one is a felon for making a backup. Either way IDK about this particular program. I haven't been pleased with GOTD lately. Average programs with WAY better freeware counterparts. DVDFab Decrypter is one example.

Reply   |   Comment by G. Glasso  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#140

Program downloaded and was able to register without any problems. Program is easy to use (especially since I don't really know what I am doing......lol). With grandkids, it is great to be able to back up my movies. Thanks GOTD! This is the first time I have downloaded anything and it is great!

Reply   |   Comment by SKD  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#139

This program did work and was very easy to use. The registration code and user name were provided after installing and prior to launching the program.

I backed up a new release movie and it copied great. When I tried to watch the back up copy, commercials started and when it got to the menu, play did not appear to work. I closed the program and tried again and selected scenes and started it at 1 and it played from here on. I am using windows vista premium.

THUMBS UP for a free program that works!

Reply   |   Comment by Cid  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#138

Wow...this worked great was able to copy some of the disney movies...my kids play to death. Now I can copy them for them, they ruin them and no big deal. Had to replace 3 in the last month, so this was great.
Installed great...and works, what more can I ask for...Thanks for doing this for us.

Ps...little slower working than they said...but what the heck, at the cost of replacing them....worth the wait

Reply   |   Comment by hal  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#137

This would be a great thing but everytime I run it it asks for the registration again no problem i copied it into a word doc and just give it to it each time the second thing tho i try to use it and it has a fatal error everytime I even uninstalled it and redownloaded it and tried it again same thing fatal error!

Reply   |   Comment by Tami  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#136

I hope this works, because my first post doesn't seem to have shown up here.

Thumbs up to #63 & #76. I'm SO tired of people complaining about software being offered to them for FREE! It's ridiculous having to wade through hundreds of posts just to find a few nuggets of useful information.

With respect to all the free software everyone's talking about... Fine--I'm as happy as anyone to learn about free alternatives. But the attitude that this is a big evil company because they're actually trying to make money?! And once a free alternative is mentioned--it isn't necessary for 20 other people to repeat the same thing! If you want to continue to discuss the alternatives, there's a forum thread set up for that very purpose.

Thank you to #94 and a few others who actually posted useful information with data to back it up, rather than just the constant "Yes, it's legal", "No, it's not" back and forth and on and on and on, with no evidence for either side of the argument.

As for the specific alternatives mentioned... I downloaded DVD Decrypter and tried it out. Sure, it might be more flexible and powerful than today's offering, but it sure isn't more convenient! First of all, there's no documentation, and all of the instructions I was able to find on the Web required the use of two or three programs, sometimes including Nero, which, by the way, is a commercial, relatively expensive program.

If DVDFab Decrypter is free, they have it well hidden. The Web page shows an order price of $50, which happens to be $10 more than Plato (and $50 more than today's price!).

This program just works for me. I'm not into DVD formats; I just want an easy, reliable way to back up discs that I own--and it does that, and does it well. In my case, it's a lifesaver, because I have not just one, but two DVD players that consistently refuse to play many of my newer DVDs--I assume because of the copy protection. The first one, at least, that I copied with this software ran without a problem.

I have a single drive on my laptop, my the way, and it works just fine.

I did see one error message during installation, which I posted here earlier. (I apologize if that one shows up, too.) I'm running Vista Ultimate x64. The message said, "Program Compatibility Assistant: Windows requires a digitally signed driver...The driver is unavailable and the program that uses this driver might not work correctly." It refers to pcouffin.sys. Nevertheless, the program seems to work, anyway.

For those who have been suspicious of the company, you can check out their site at http://www.dvdtompegx.com . It was tested clean by SiteAdvisor. Judging from the English on the site, the company does not appear to be in the U.S. My guess is Germany, since that's the first language that's listed as a display option. But so what? It doesn't matter where it is, if the product is good.

Thanks very much, GAOTD and Plato. You are appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Magic Speller  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#135

#135 is #6 in case anybody hasn't figured that out yet. We can call him Mr. Negative 300+ instead.

Reply   |   Comment by ms  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#134

Legal ,Illegal...Who ownes what !?@% Come on-No more Drama Please!
I think the majority just come in here to have something to complain about or get all worried over,or show how "Cool" and knowlegable They are. It's Free software For cyin out loud. Take it or leave it. But, Please do us all a favor and hop off the Drama Train. A Big Thanks to GOTD. This Software looks like it's worth a try. Keep those freebies coming : )

Reply   |   Comment by NoMoreDramaPlease!  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#133

For those with Vista 64-bit, it will not install as it attempts to install an unsigned driver.

Reply   |   Comment by DanK  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#132

If this turns out to be spyware I will be laughing for the next year. Have fun at your computer repair shops.

don' think it's that hard to deal with an infection, but i've never had one (nok on wood)

So,
http://www.softpedia.com/progViewOpinions/3-7-365,.html

And while plato, this problem:
http://secunia.com/advisories/26101/
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22196
is not the same as spyware, and is also not this product

No claims of finding malware for these other plato products. but near 0 info here:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Plato_DVD_Ripper/1077030942/1
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Plato_DVD_to_MP3_Ripper/1109147871/1
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Plato_DVD_Creator/1148620964/1
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Plato_DVD_to_iPod_Converter/1143166352/1

Reply   |   Comment by em  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/plato-dvd-copy/#comment-74490
and where is your review? :-)
btw, i appreciate comments by steve avery, werwölfchen (nym pasted for umlauts, etc) from DE, hempman (tho oft writes a bit harshly), toth, and some other regulars whose nymz i cannot now recall.

Reply   |   Comment by em  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#130

If this turns out to be spyware I will be laughing for the next year. Have fun at your computer repair shops.

Reply   |   Comment by A. Turny  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#129

as long as you have made only one backup and have the origional as proof that you own it

so if the original becomes accidentally unreadable or destroyed, you LEGALLY MUST destroy the backup copy as you now lack proof of ownership of the original :-)

Reply   |   Comment by em  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#128

Is this the same Plato DVD Copy that I downloaded from here before? Or is this an ugraded version? I wasn't impressed with the prior one I downloaded, so if it is the same one, I won't bother. Does anyone know if this is the same version?

Reply   |   Comment by Christina Zacny  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#127

Another great program from GAOTD and still comments on the legalities of backing up your own collection of DVD movies!
It would be better to say "In SOME countries it is illegal not all of them that visit this site"

Comments on the program having no registration, I can only assume some people click straight through on install and missed the final part that tells you the registration name is giveawayoftheday and then followed by a key which is simply copied and pasted.

Finally comments on DVD Shrink or DVD Decrytor being free, Well sure they are but when where these last updated to cope with the newer encryption?
I still use Shrink with AnyDVD (AnyDVD basically makes your PC/DVD ROM *see* past any encrypion on newer discs)
Plato DVD copy shall I say is just as good as the other programs out there but will obviously get past newer movie titles.

Now, Do you download a program being given free or keep buying new DVD's when the children damage them.

Mmm, I know what I'm doing!

Reply   |   Comment by Alf  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#126

To Hempman.
Where did it phone home to. What address.
What program do u use to detect this.
I use Wireshark most times.
Was it at install time or running after install.
Let us all know Hempman please.

Reply   |   Comment by Rod  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#125

#116: Ok, this scares me. Anyone notice suspicious activities from this program? Is this SPYWARE??

Reply   |   Comment by barb  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

I look at this site just about everyday, I don't usually download much but this program looks good. Easy to install and easy to reg.

Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

this burned pirates of the carribean at worlds end. shrink and a few other would not do it. It is a good program and worth a download.

Reply   |   Comment by david  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

You know....this is one of those times where the comment section is almost as exciting as the actual free give away. Thanks to GOTD for another outstanding program. I'm going to come back and read some more comments later on....

Reply   |   Comment by "Steve"  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

I'm a longtime user of this site. I'm running WinWP Pro and have never had a problem with installation until now.

This is now the 4th time i'm trying to install software from this sitein the last few weeks. I used to have no problems, but since they switched to this new system, I ALWAYS have an Error: "FATAL ERROR - KEY is INVALID".

I have also tried to pst this each time.. and have never gotten a respponse, or evn seen my post get out of Moderation. I hope this works today, or I'm giving up on this site.

I hipe I can get soem help before the time runs out on todays download.
Thanks
CS

Reply   |   Comment by CosmicSurfer  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

Good program did a great job coping the DVD, It took about 2 hours instead of 30 minutes advertised

Reply   |   Comment by Grant  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

Rod, comment #118, never saw the box pop up, also have never had an issue registering software from GOTD before.

Although a lot of users are computer literate, however when offering software to the masses, the process should be geared toward the least common denominator, or the user who has the least technical ability.

Because the registration process is different for this software does not mean we are not computer savy.

Thanks for pointing out where the registration is, too late for me as I am at work and will not be home in time to register this before the offer ends.

Reply   |   Comment by Pauliwood  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

registering the program does not work, keeps asking me to "try" 3 times.

Reply   |   Comment by tom  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

Downloaded and registered. Copied a dvd to my hd, then burned it without problems.
Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Ruth  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

@A.Turny

"It is illegal to bypass copyright protection technology. Anyone downloading this is a felon."
This is defiantly not true, first of all downloading it does no mean you are going to use it (highly unlikely)but in this case you are not a felon. Also, in Canada, and I believe the US it is legal to make backup copies of your own DVD's in case one gets damaged. So be quiet and stop accusing everyone of something they have not and are not (necessarily) going to do.

Reply   |   Comment by Nolan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

To Hempman,
What do you mean about unrequested packets.
Was that during install.Does it try outgoing comm when run after install.
What are you using to detect network traffic.On what program was the phone home activity displayed. I would love to watch this happen on my box.Can you post for others to share your insight to these things.
I see that you are a regular and not shy of a long post, but this one above askes more than it answers,
Regards

Reply   |   Comment by Rod  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

I forgot to say.
To those who cant find the registration details.
Slow down. They pop up in a box as the program installs. You copy username first and then paste into the registration box, Then you copy the Key and paste that in.Just follow that....Jeezzz. Slow down.
Some have tried 3 times to get it right. It makes you wonder about some peoples ability to run a computer.Its a powerfull machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Rod  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

Been looking for a quick and easy 'free-ware' for all-in-one dvd to dvd ripping/copying. So this is perfect timing.. thank you GOTD! It copied/burned well, but I haven't confirmed quality of the dvd copy.

If I had to pay $40 for it, I'd opt for DVDFAB Platinum which gives a few more options and seems more flexible. Just my $0.02.

Reply   |   Comment by melanie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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