Quickly gather and display information about DVD drives and discs with this helpful freeware. DVDInfo's crowded interface is packed with data about scanned DVD drives. The program's Help file is well-written in an informal, but educational tone. Novice users would greatly benefit by reading the file, but most functions are self-explanatory.
On start, DVDInfo displays extensive hardware feature information about the default DVD drive. If the system has additional drives, it takes a pull-down menu click to access their information. The majority of the information won't concern casual users, but system administrators will appreciate the accurate and easily saved data. The utility offers quick methods to save DVD drive feature data in text or graphic files, although our testers reported occasional problems with the copy text to clipboard function. In addition to hardware feature information, the program performs various tests on drives and media. Each test is quick and implemented with only a click or two. We especially appreciated the quick media CRC read error test. An unexpected feature creates an ISO image from a loaded disc.
DVDInfo is ad-supported freeware that must be upgraded every 90 days. Otherwise, this version has no limitations. System administrators, and advanced users looking for drive tests and tools will find this utility a go-to toolbox application.
DVDInfoPro is a tool that gives you details of the functionalities and speeds of all types of DVD and CD drives. It also provides information on the inserted DVD media. The program recognizes both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW.
There is no time limit on your use of the free version it is funded by some embedded adverts. It does however expire from time to time to force upgrade to the latest version. This program is not adware, it does not download new ads, it does not track or send any information from your computer. It displays some unobtrusive adverts within the application.