Features of DVDFab HD Decrypter include the ability to copy DVDs and Blu-rays to a disk drive or a blank disc; the option of copying either the disc's full contents or only the main movie; a highly customizable user interface; and the ability to keep detailed track of copy progress. Other settings include designating one audio track and subtitle track as preferred and changing DVD playback order.
DVDFab HD Decrypter is freeware for backing up DVD and Blu-ray discs. The software offers some features of DVDFab DVD Copy and Blu-ray Copy in a simpler package and is included with DVDFab. If a user’s trial period or license for DVDFab expires, HD Decrypter remains usable. Functionality available in DVDFab but not HD Decrypter includes converting DVD9 into DVD5. HD Decrypter supports formats including DVD and Blu-ray discs, DVD and Blu-ray folders, and ISO files.
The advantages of DVDFab include its Blu-ray copy speed, its ease of use and the frequency of its updates, according to a Lifehacker.com review. The review reports that many users prefer other applications for compressing movie files and authoring new movies, but they find DVDFab simple and reliable enough for creating backups. Users consider DVDFab’s support for both Windows and OS X a significant selling point.