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Backing Up MP3 Music To DVD-R

Discussion in 'Audio' started by dravidham, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. dravidham

    dravidham Member

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    Hi All,

    For various reasons, I need to undertake a complete hard drive format on my machine and in advance of this I will be backing up a large volume of data onto DVD-r's.

    Along with various configured applications, I will be needing to back up around 26 GB of MP3 music presently stored as individual tracks. In addition there are also movies presently in Bin/Cue format, VCD & SVCD, which amount to a further 12GB.

    I have a massive supply of Blank -R's, so storage really isn't a problem and I would rather use blank DVDs than purchase a seperate second hard drive at this moment in time.

    My question is, can all the MP3s,SVCDs & VCDs be burned onto DVD-Rs purely for storge without altering or converting their present format in any way. I'm thinking that maybe if I burn them in data only mode?........

    The aim here is that once I have compleated the hard drive format, I can then put all of music & films right back on the drive so that it will be just the same as it was before.

    I've got the latest version of Nero which I hope will be upto the task.

    Any ideas you guys?

    Thanks,

    Dave.
     
  2. djscoop

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    as long as you burn the mp3s and video files in data-DVD format, there will be no loss of quality. Thats the beauty of digital to digital copy. You can copy a digital file hundreds of times, and have no loss of quality.
     
  3. dravidham

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    djscoop,

    Sounds like it's data mode all the way then! - thanks for taking the time to reply & have a good xmas.

    Cheers,

    Dave.
     

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