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|Initial release||18 January 2006|
|Stable release||3.0.3 (16 October 2014[±])|
|Type||DVD backup / DVD authoring|
|License||GNU General Public License|
K9Copy is able to fit the contents of a dual layer DVD-9 onto a single layer DVD-5. The interface allows a user to explicitly retain or discard any content from the original disc such as video titles, audio tracks, subtitles and the DVD menu. All content selected for backup is compressed to a configurable target size (4400 MB by default) and stored on the user's hard drive as either an ISO image file or a DVD VIDEO TS folder. K9Copy can either transfer the backup data to blank DVD±R media itself or utilize external DVD authoring software such as K3b for this task. Furthermore, an ISO image file produced by K9Copy can be recorded to DVD by any software on any platform capable of recording ISO images to disc.
Functionality for backing up a DVD to a video file (such as a MPEG-4-encoded MKV-file) rather than a disc also exists in K9Copy. The interface allows the user to select the preferred encoder (either MEncoder or FFmpeg) and codec for video and audio compression as well as a target file size or bit rate for the resulting file.
K9Copy includes basic DVD authoring capabilities.
Development was resumed in 2014, under the project listing of K9copy-reloaded at Sourceforge.net, by a new developer after the initial development of K9Copy was stopped in 2011 with the author citing the fragmentation of Linux as a major issue.
- DVD Decrypter, a freeware tool that allows you to decrypt and copy DVDs to your PC's hard disk.
- DVDFab, World's top-ranking DVD/Blu-ray backup tools, including DVD Copy and Blu-ray Copy, dedicating to providing the leading service to copy and backup any DVD/Blu-ray disc/ISO/folder without losing quality at a flash speed.
- DVD Shrink, a freeware DVD transcoder program for Microsoft Windows that uses a DVD ripper to back up DVD video.
- HandBrake, open source cross-platform DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for BeOS, Mac OS X, Linux and Microsoft Windows, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
- RipIt4Me, a freeware utility that helps you backup your copy protected DVDs.
Notes and references
- "K9copy". k9copy.sourceforge.net. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
- "K9copy-reloaded Browse Files at SourceForge.net". k9copy-reloaded.sourceforge.net. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
- Kereki, Federico (August 22, 2008). "K9Copy helps make DVD backups easy". Linux.com. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- Petit, Jean-Michel (July 24, 2011). "That's it, it's the end !". k9copy. Archived from the original on 2013-05-12. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
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