Platform: Windows XP
License: Time limited demo
Number of downloads: 3193
InstantCopy 8's abilities are limited but the little it does, it does well. The software will appeal to those who create DVD movies, as a key feature is on-the-fly conversion of DVD video discs to almost any other disc formats, such as Video CD (VCD) and Super VCD.
It's important to note that the software cannot deal with copy-protected DVDs, however.
InstantCopy 8 will make mirror images of CDs, regardless of copy-protection (the DVD movie industry is under tighter control). In addition, a second application called InstantDisc copies the content of a CD or DVD to the hard disk, enabling the user to access it as a 'virtual' drive, so the original disc needn't be present.
One obvious use for such software is for creating backup copies of games for PCs and consoles, thereby protecting the original from damage.