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DVD Burning

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by USMCsilver, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

    Oct 8, 2001
    Middle of SC
    Okay, got a new PC a few weeks ago and lo and behold, it has a DVD burner in it. So, how do I use it?

    I have CyberLink Power to Go on my PC, and it appears that it'll burn DVDs, but what if I want to, umm, say, copy a movie? Can I do that? Will it work? If not, what software will allow me to do something like that? Also, is there any "freeware" that is worth a darn for those tasks?

    Yesterday I got a el cheapo DVD player that'll pay almost anything in any format, so I assume it'll work when I work my magic on the PC.

    Anyway, any tips, help, pointers, suggestions, etc. are much welcome!

    Thanks fellas!
  2. pyblood


    Dec 22, 2003
    Try DVD shrink for "backing up" DVDs. It's freeware. Do a google search for it.
    For backing up data, I use Nero. Go to their website, and download the trial version. It'll be free for 30 days. Nero will not "backup DVDs"
    Your PC should haev come with some kind of DVD burning software like Nero, Roxio, or Sonic RecordNow.

  3. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

    Oct 14, 1999
    Roswell, GA
    I haven't used DVD shrink, but DVD Decrypter has worked well for me for backups. Just rip to an ISO file and burn that to disc using your favorite recording software. Unless you have a double layer DVD-R, you'll probably only be ripping and burning the movie and not all of the extras on the original DVD disk (unless you want to re-render and encode, another painful topic).

  4. lomfs24


    Apr 19, 2003
    I also got a new puter with a DVD burner. I use DVDshrink to "backup" DVD's. It will also compress movies that it backs up so you can rip... uhh, backup, the entire movie as well as menus and extras and burn it back to one DVD. I would second the opinion of DVDshrink as a free DVD backup utility.

    Not to highjack the thread, but what is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R both seem to work in my home theater as well as my laptop and both seem to hold the same amount of data.
  5. pyblood


    Dec 22, 2003
    Here's a good article for this thread:
  6. Medievaltech

    Medievaltech I need money :)

    Jun 27, 2004
    North Carolina
    I agree DVD Shrink is the best DVD copy Program out there.
    But some movies such as Resident Evil 2 use different encryption.
    Therefore you should get DVD Decrypter(its free also)the author of it updates it alot(he had a work around for re2 within 2 days after release)Plus you should get DVD43(another free program)it makes your dvd rom region free.
    dvd shrink
    dvd decrypter