CloneCD vs. CloneDVD

Discussion in 'CloneCD' started by Bleu, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Bleu

    Bleu Member

    First of all I apologise if this question is a bit :bang: but I'm not the most computer literate person in the world. I bought AnyDVD HD and CloneDVD last year. They work great however I didn't get the 20% off deal and I wanted to wait until it was running again before I bought CloneDVD mobile and CloneCD.

    However I'm confused about CloneCD. It copies from CDs and DVDs as long as you have AnyDVD HD running yes? Am I right in thinking that CloneDVD only copies from DVDs?

    I'm not sure if it's worth me buying CloneCD but I'd like to just not sure I'd use it all that much. I've never came across a CD i couldn't backup other than SACDs are there other benefits to using CloneCD over cheaper software or freeware that I am missing?

    Your thoughts can you help me make up my mind? :p
  2. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    CloneCD will copy CDs and DVDs. If they're protected discs, AnyDVD needs to be running.
    Personally, I don't used CloneCD that much these days, but I wouldn't be without it.

    I've used it for backing up Audio CD's (although not in a long while as everything is digital download these days).
    I've also used CloneCD for a couple of troublesome DVDs that CloneDVD2 failed with (home recorded DVDs).
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  3. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    Really....not for me I used it for backing up alot of older and current DVD without any problems as long as I have Anydvd HD running. I used CloneDVD to do the compression from DVD9 to DVD5 that is my main use of CloneDVD. CloneCD is still king in copying for my needs but I still have CloneDVD around when I need it as well.
  4. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    Yes, for DVDs recorded on a Philips DVD recorder (stuff off the telly).
  5. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    hmmm...well I guess there are burners that are picky but my liteons that have and currently use has done me good so far from beyond the bad media press.
  6. Nephilim

    Nephilim Member

    Hi Bleu,

    after reading your post, it seems to me that you don't really need CloneCD currently.

    CloneCD is great for creating 1:1 copies or images while CloneDVD does a great job at transcoding DVDs so that you can copy them to a smaller image or a smaller disc. You seem to be working with DVDs most of the time, so CloneDVD is the right tool for you.

    Some years ago CloneCD - combined with certain optical drive models from certain manufacturers - was *THE* tool for creating backups of discs that couldn't be backed up otherwise. That's why I bought it in the first place. Today I don't see a real benefit any more compared to other apps like ImgBurn (freeware) or BlindWrite.

    AnyDVD even supports creating 1:1 images by itself, and although this function is a very basic implementation which might not work with certain discs, it has always worked with the discs I tried it with.

    CloneCD has once been my favorite CD copying tool, and I still like it and use it to create 1:1 copies and images just because I've bought it quite a while ago, but there hasn't been much development for the last few years, and unlike some years ago I don't own a disc that can't be ripped just as well with the AnyDVD rip function, ImgBurn or a similar tool. But in the end you have to decide for yourself. If you plan to buy several SlySoft apps at once and get a bundle discount and wait for a "20% off" bonus you could still go for it.
  7. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    You do know why fix a working program it still works and does it job.
    And slysoft will update when they find a bug or something they can add to the program.

    Oh really Imgburn will work on protected DVD that is quite a stretch to make-don't know where you get your info but you should stop confusing people thinking imgburn will work on protected dvd of which most people are backing now days. So far only two program work at protected dvd and bd. Can't say the other one but most people already know but Anydvd HD is the only other highly recommend program that will do the job ripping or creating iso image.