BlindWrite 7.0.0.0 for Windows

by Vso-Software

Avg. Rating 3.9 (149 votes)

File Details

File Size 13.5 MB
License Shareware, $19.99
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 318,923
Publisher Vso-Software
Homepage BlindWrite

Publisher's Description

BlindWrite extracts all the characteristics of your disc to your harddrive to reproduce a working copy. It allows you to protect your investments against damages caused by children, scratches or problems caused by frequent usage. As a side effect of the used technology, this product can also backup some protected media. It is illegal to copy media you don't own! Consult your legal advisor first. This Product creates 1:1 copies, it is maybe not the most appropriate for DVD movie copies as the source is often near to 9 GB, when the destination and most blank DVD media only hold 5 GB. For DVD movie projects please choose CopyToDVD. For double layer (DL) media this will do the job. Now the software works for Blu-ray disc too BD25 and BD50 copy possible.

Latest Reviews

MickyFoley

MickyFoley reviewed v6.0.6 on Mar 30, 2008

Did all Jobs well :)

BlindWrite - 6.0.6 - 28th of March 2008
- fix an exception "système singulier"

BlindWrite - 6.0.5
- introduce a new reading method ( new profil : nibbles ) this method is for damaged disc with a lot of bad sectors, or protection using large number of bad sectors.
- updated with latest burning part
- updated translations.

rkennedy01

rkennedy01 reviewed v6.0.4.33 on May 9, 2007

After pulling my hair out trying to identify the source of repeated hard lock-ups (i.e. frozen mouse pointer) under Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit) I took a guess and uninstalled the only recent addition to my otherwise rock-stable Dell XPS M1710 configuration: BlindWrite 6.4.

Problem solved! :-)

Note to the Author: A little more testing before releasing something that can hose the Windows kernel!

RCK

Verdauga Greeneyes

Verdauga Greeneyes reviewed v6.0.4 on May 2, 2007

Changelog since 6.0.1 (from the whatsnew.txt):

BlindWrite - 6.0.4
==================
Solves issues with rewritable media, improves detection of free space of the media to write

- 0000467: [Bug] impossible to burn with verbatim, memorex, and intenso dvd+rws Code 00 00 00
- 0000531: [Bug] v6.0.1 plextor cannot correctly determine size of media . . . . ?
- 0000600: [Bug] v6.0.2 write onto a RW no warning on erasing media
- 0000601: [Bug] error occrus when erasing RW media
- 0000816: [Bug] incorrect bin/cue not detected
- 0000815: [Bug] v6.0.3.21: Cannot use the COPY option with DVD Media

EZ-Play Driver - 8.0.1.2
========================
Added support of some drives, improves compatibility with online decryption drivers and burning applications

- 0000300: [Bug] EZ-Play backup doesn't work on Toshiba drive
- 0000371: [Bug] Not possible to erase RW with EZ Play enabled

6.0.3
- include new audio library

Patin-Couffin Driver - 37B
==========================
Better VISTA installation and DMA reset support

- 0000669: [Bug] VISTA installation: The progress bar overlap the confirmation dialog
- 0000670: [Feature Request] Reset DMA speed to max. speed

comeoffit

comeoffit reviewed v6.0.1.19 on Apr 14, 2007

1. It's interesting how each of the relatively negative reviews I've written about BlindWrite over the past couple years have been removed. Gotta love this site.

2. "vcorvinus", you are obviously associated with dieselsoft.com, since they charge $31.49 for what may or may not be a legitimate license for BlindWrite, yet if it is purchased directly, it can be had for only $30.00, by default. And if you enter the coupon code "discount", as they plainly display on their web site, you get a direct 10% discount! Let's see... $31.49 from a third-party, or $27.00 direct... Hmmm, tough choice! So much for your "10% discount"!

4wd

4wd reviewed v6.0.0.18 on Sep 15, 2006

dougau: You are wrong - keys are valid for ANY release of the product you bought within one year of purchase. The keys do NOT expire after one year - you can reinstall your original purchase, (and any upgrades that happened within a year), using your original key. That's why my 2 year-old key still works on any version of BlindWrite 5 because I purchased v4 just before v5 came out.

On to the program: it does it's best at making a bit -for-bit replica of the media while trying to take away much of the fiddly options associated with doing the job - i.e. copy with SD4, SecureROM , etc, parameters.

However, I'd like to see some way of being able to tweak it's engine, (for those that want to), to get the best out of it.

dougau

dougau reviewed v6.0.0.17 on Jul 28, 2006

After one year the license keys for ANY VSO Software are invalid and you must purchase a new key in order to even reinstall the version you already have. For this reason I recommend all steer clear of this company.

In contrast I am still able to download and install the latest version of Alcohol 120%!!

xdeimox

xdeimox reviewed v5.2.23 on Dec 21, 2005

Wow, you wont use an application because it was developed by a guy that happened to pop out of a vagina in France?

ibod

ibod reviewed v5.2.19 on Oct 15, 2005

Blindwrite doesn't really stand out in the competitive arena that this type of program resides in. It's a good alternative and not overly bloated. The gui is idiosyncratic, skinnable and hides a very powerful engine.
RE: registration. You should have a reg key (might be given a .b5l extension which you can rename to .reg). You should be able to double click on this and import it into the registry. From then on, blindwrite should be registered. But, I've refrained from updating, fearing the consequences and it might be that registration key times out 1 year after the key is first entered and blindwrite run for the first time.
I've found the registration policy unfair and being annual, too exp****ve to renew. Point releases should remain free with a modest upgrade fee for new versions.

bohned

bohned reviewed v5.2.16 on May 5, 2005

Product is great just dont expect to be able to upgrade without paying for the product again.

Their website states:
"To update a registered version, overwrite your version with the latest trial and your license will be retained."

This simply isn't true. I downloaded and installed the latest version and my choices are to buy or run the trial version for the next 20 days.

NO I am not going to repurchase the product.

nofun

nofun reviewed v5.2.16 on May 4, 2005

It's a great program. I paid for a copy here at betanews and was sent a registration number to type in to activate the program. (BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART!) THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ACTIVATED THIS WAY!) I should have went to the Blindwrite homepage and paid for it there; so I have learned the hard way. Blindwrite sends you a zip file that you have to run and then it automatically activates Blindwrite for you. I have never heard of this type of registration before, but Blindwrite does it that way. Now I have to go to Blindwrite and buy the program all over again!

Avg. Rating 3.9 (149 votes)
Your Rating
MickyFoley

MickyFoley reviewed v6.0.6 on Mar 30, 2008

Did all Jobs well :)

BlindWrite - 6.0.6 - 28th of March 2008
- fix an exception "système singulier"

BlindWrite - 6.0.5
- introduce a new reading method ( new profil : nibbles ) this method is for damaged disc with a lot of bad sectors, or protection using large number of bad sectors.
- updated with latest burning part
- updated translations.

rkennedy01

rkennedy01 reviewed v6.0.4.33 on May 9, 2007

After pulling my hair out trying to identify the source of repeated hard lock-ups (i.e. frozen mouse pointer) under Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit) I took a guess and uninstalled the only recent addition to my otherwise rock-stable Dell XPS M1710 configuration: BlindWrite 6.4.

Problem solved! :-)

Note to the Author: A little more testing before releasing something that can hose the Windows kernel!

RCK

Verdauga Greeneyes

Verdauga Greeneyes reviewed v6.0.4 on May 2, 2007

Changelog since 6.0.1 (from the whatsnew.txt):

BlindWrite - 6.0.4
==================
Solves issues with rewritable media, improves detection of free space of the media to write

- 0000467: [Bug] impossible to burn with verbatim, memorex, and intenso dvd+rws Code 00 00 00
- 0000531: [Bug] v6.0.1 plextor cannot correctly determine size of media . . . . ?
- 0000600: [Bug] v6.0.2 write onto a RW no warning on erasing media
- 0000601: [Bug] error occrus when erasing RW media
- 0000816: [Bug] incorrect bin/cue not detected
- 0000815: [Bug] v6.0.3.21: Cannot use the COPY option with DVD Media

EZ-Play Driver - 8.0.1.2
========================
Added support of some drives, improves compatibility with online decryption drivers and burning applications

- 0000300: [Bug] EZ-Play backup doesn't work on Toshiba drive
- 0000371: [Bug] Not possible to erase RW with EZ Play enabled

6.0.3
- include new audio library

Patin-Couffin Driver - 37B
==========================
Better VISTA installation and DMA reset support

- 0000669: [Bug] VISTA installation: The progress bar overlap the confirmation dialog
- 0000670: [Feature Request] Reset DMA speed to max. speed

comeoffit

comeoffit reviewed v6.0.1.19 on Apr 14, 2007

1. It's interesting how each of the relatively negative reviews I've written about BlindWrite over the past couple years have been removed. Gotta love this site.

2. "vcorvinus", you are obviously associated with dieselsoft.com, since they charge $31.49 for what may or may not be a legitimate license for BlindWrite, yet if it is purchased directly, it can be had for only $30.00, by default. And if you enter the coupon code "discount", as they plainly display on their web site, you get a direct 10% discount! Let's see... $31.49 from a third-party, or $27.00 direct... Hmmm, tough choice! So much for your "10% discount"!

4wd

4wd reviewed v6.0.0.18 on Sep 15, 2006

dougau: You are wrong - keys are valid for ANY release of the product you bought within one year of purchase. The keys do NOT expire after one year - you can reinstall your original purchase, (and any upgrades that happened within a year), using your original key. That's why my 2 year-old key still works on any version of BlindWrite 5 because I purchased v4 just before v5 came out.

On to the program: it does it's best at making a bit -for-bit replica of the media while trying to take away much of the fiddly options associated with doing the job - i.e. copy with SD4, SecureROM , etc, parameters.

However, I'd like to see some way of being able to tweak it's engine, (for those that want to), to get the best out of it.

dougau

dougau reviewed v6.0.0.17 on Jul 28, 2006

After one year the license keys for ANY VSO Software are invalid and you must purchase a new key in order to even reinstall the version you already have. For this reason I recommend all steer clear of this company.

In contrast I am still able to download and install the latest version of Alcohol 120%!!

xdeimox

xdeimox reviewed v5.2.23 on Dec 21, 2005

Wow, you wont use an application because it was developed by a guy that happened to pop out of a vagina in France?

ibod

ibod reviewed v5.2.19 on Oct 15, 2005

Blindwrite doesn't really stand out in the competitive arena that this type of program resides in. It's a good alternative and not overly bloated. The gui is idiosyncratic, skinnable and hides a very powerful engine.
RE: registration. You should have a reg key (might be given a .b5l extension which you can rename to .reg). You should be able to double click on this and import it into the registry. From then on, blindwrite should be registered. But, I've refrained from updating, fearing the consequences and it might be that registration key times out 1 year after the key is first entered and blindwrite run for the first time.
I've found the registration policy unfair and being annual, too exp****ve to renew. Point releases should remain free with a modest upgrade fee for new versions.

bohned

bohned reviewed v5.2.16 on May 5, 2005

Product is great just dont expect to be able to upgrade without paying for the product again.

Their website states:
"To update a registered version, overwrite your version with the latest trial and your license will be retained."

This simply isn't true. I downloaded and installed the latest version and my choices are to buy or run the trial version for the next 20 days.

NO I am not going to repurchase the product.

nofun

nofun reviewed v5.2.16 on May 4, 2005

It's a great program. I paid for a copy here at betanews and was sent a registration number to type in to activate the program. (BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART!) THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ACTIVATED THIS WAY!) I should have went to the Blindwrite homepage and paid for it there; so I have learned the hard way. Blindwrite sends you a zip file that you have to run and then it automatically activates Blindwrite for you. I have never heard of this type of registration before, but Blindwrite does it that way. Now I have to go to Blindwrite and buy the program all over again!

netean

netean reviewed v5.2.15 on Apr 28, 2005

can't get it to work for me- keeps failing:
"extraction is impossible, can't find an appropriate read method" - tried with a (DVD)

mmebane

mmebane reviewed v5.2.6 on Oct 29, 2004

One click made perfect dumps of Far Cry and Doom 3 - they work fine with Daemon Tools. Excellent.

brainfight

brainfight reviewed v5.2.5 on Oct 22, 2004

emulation can be done with daemon tools, it is a very easy product to use, and did work well everytime I used it.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v5.2.4 on Sep 5, 2004

OK, so why does it need another program to mount images? WHy haven't they included that feature WITHIN the program itself?

spacetoast

spacetoast reviewed v5.2.2 on Jul 24, 2004

almost as good as alcohol 120%

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