burn dvds?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bluzeboy, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    Do I need a special kind of disc to burn a copy of DVD to a blank CD-R ?
    Or will the ones I burn music cds with work?
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    you can't make a 1:1 copy of a DVD to a CD-R, or with just a CD burner.

    to make one of those you would need a DVD burner, and some DVD-R or DVD+R

    but if you're trying to get a DVD movie converted into a VCD or SVCD, then yes...it's the same kind of disk.
     
  3. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    thanks cpugeniusmv
     
  4. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    No you dont need a DVD burner to compress copies of dvds to cd...as there are several shareware programs that do that , and to about 10% of the original. ie 6Gb to 600 Mb.
    The copy is usually written to a temp file and then automatically to cd.

    Ordinary , good quality cds such as Verbatim are better .
     
  5. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest


    The authors of winboost claims they have software which will allow you to burn dvd to cd-r disks, never tried it as I have a ricoh dvd burner and an ample supply of dvd disks.
     
  6. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    what kind of progrma do i need to compress a dvd to a cd?
     
  7. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    a data dvd or a movie dvd?

    you can't do it with a data dvd, but for movies...some of my friends are liking DVDXcopy...
    i haven't tried it myself though.

    EDIT: dvdxcopy is for DVD movie -> dvd+/- R

    i don't know of any other software off the top of my head.
     
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    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    DVDXCopy has a new version out that allows for compressing and burning to CD-R
     
  10. Reg

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    Check out http://www.dvdrhelp.com. They have tons of software and loads of instructions as to how to go about doing this.