|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2008)|
|Initial release||18 January 2006|
|Stable release||2.3.8 (December 18, 2011) [±]|
|Type||DVD backup / DVD authoring|
|License||GNU General Public License|
K9Copy is able to fit the contents of a dual layer DVD-9 onto a single layer DVD-5. The interface allows a user to explicitly retain or discard any content from the original disc such as video titles, audio tracks, subtitles and the DVD menu. All content selected for backup is compressed to a configurable target size (4400 MB by default) and stored on the user's hard drive as either an ISO image file or a DVD VIDEO TS folder. K9Copy can either transfer the backup data to blank DVD±R media itself or utilize external DVD authoring software such as K3b for this task. Furthermore, an ISO image file produced by K9Copy can be recorded to DVD by any software on any platform capable of recording ISO images to disc.
Functionality for backing up a DVD to a video file (such as a MPEG-4-encoded MKV-file) rather than a disc also exists in K9Copy. The interface allows the user to select the preferred encoder (either MEncoder or FFmpeg) and codec for video and audio compression as well as a target file size or bit rate for the resulting file.
K9Copy includes basic DVD authoring capabilities.
Development of K9Copy was stopped in 2011 with the author citing the fragmentation of Linux as a major issue.
See also 
- HandBrake, open source cross-platform DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for BeOS, Mac OS X, Linux and Microsoft Windows, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Notes and references 
- "K9copy". K9Copy.SourceForge.net. 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
- "Browse K9copy Files on SourceForge.net". K9Copy.SourceForge.net. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
- Kereki, Federico (August 22, 2008). "K9Copy helps make DVD backups easy". Linux.com. Retrieved March 11, 2009.
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