The First Digital Copy Software for Mac OS X
Including New Rip Only and Rip & Compress Modes!
Make your Superdrive Scream!


Seattle, WA — June 1, 2005 — Velan Software announces today the release
of FAST DVD COPY 4, the first software built for Mac OS X that allows users
to copy their DVD video collections, Audio CD collections, PlayStation 2
games, DVD-ROMs or CDROMs without losing any quality from the original.
FAST DVD COPY 4 is the most powerful digital technology copy software for
Mac available on the market today.

FAST DVD COPY 4 includes two new modes: Rip Only and Rip & Compress.

allow the users, among other things, to test the resulting VIDEO_TS folder
before burning the copy or to store a bunch of DVDs on a hard drive for
later compressing and burning.

“I love this software, it’s so flexible and easy to use! The quality of the
copies is even better in this new version, and the process is faster. FAST
DVD COPY can also handle the latest protections and was the first to
support Tiger. Velan is constantly including new features and keeping the
technology up to date. With FAST DVD COPY 4 I now have the flexibility to
rip my DVDs first and then compress and burn later when I have the time to
do it, or I can even store some of my DVDs on my hard drive.

The new interface
is simpler and clearer to use than ever. By far, FAST DVD COPY 4 is the
best option to back up my DVD library” said Bryce Ferguson, a user of the

FAST DVD COPY 4 features:
General features
One-click copy interface

Allows you to copy:
* almost all DVD videos to blank DVD+/-R(W) discs
* PlayStation 2 games to a DVD+/-R(W) disc
* almost all Audio CDs to a CD-R(W) disc
* a CD-ROM to a CD-R(W) disc
* a DVD-ROM to a DVD+/-R(W) disc

Takes advantage of Macintosh dual processors for faster processing
Free update patches available online
Privacy guaranteed with no digital mark written on the copied discs

DVD-specific features

Copies an entire dual-layer DVD video to one single-layer DVD-R(W) disc

New Rip Only and Rip & Compress modes

Freedom to choose all items or specific items to copy including menus,
audio streams, subtitles, bonus material and special features

Movie only feature, to copy only the main feature without menus or bonuses

Copied DVD videos can be played on any recent DVD player
Removes CSS encryption and Macrovision protection
Support for ARccOS-protected DVDs
RCE protection handling
Duplication quality viewer available
Option to send copy logs to technical support
Fully copies multi-channel audio (Dolby Didital 5.1, DTS, THX)
Apple iDVD compatible
NTSC and PAL formats supported

Widescreen and Full Screen sizes supported
DVD copies are region free


Any Mac running Mac OS X version 10.2.x to 10.4.x (Jaguar, Panther and Tiger)
17 GB free disk space
Apple SuperDrive or any DVD burner compatible with Mac OS X
Blank discs: DVD+/-R(W) or CD-R(W)
Internet connection

Pricing and Availability

FAST DVD COPY 4 is now available for sale online at The
single user license is priced at only $9995, roughly the same price as
buying five blockbusters or two PlayStation 2 games. Upgrades from version
1.x, 2.x or 3.x are FREE for registered users and can be downloaded from:

Free Trial

A free trial version of FAST DVD COPY 4 can be downloaded on the company’s
website. The trial version allows users to make one copy.

About Velan Software

Velan Software develops programs that give Mac users the possibility to
protect their investment in their digital libraries (DVD videos, Audio CDs,
PlayStation 2 games…) by inexpensively creating a duplicate collection to
insure against loss in the event of scratching or other damage. Using the
latest technology, Velan Software puts the Mac user’s desire for effective,
high-performance products at the forefront.

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