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Discussion in 'Copy DVD to DVDR' started by maggieont, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. maggieont

    maggieont Guest

    Sorry, call me lazy but after reading 50 entries, I got tired and thought I would start a new one. I am a very frustrated dvd burner. I Have a new laptop, a Compaq HP. It works great for the most part. Can burn dvd's using the software dvd shrink and dvd encrptor. My laptop can use both dvd+r and dvd+rw, so the documentation says. But when I try to use the dvd+r the drive sees a full disc. I am not sure if it is because I am using a generic brand or not. I tried burning it. Came up like nothing wrong..but when I played..there was nothing there. Do you need to end it after recording? Would appreciate the input of the group. Thank you in advance
     
  2. ozy

    ozy Regular member

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    Save yorself the hassle and give clonedvd a try. If you are like me and don't like the added fuss of using different programs run anydvd in the background. This will remove the encryption while you copy. There is a free trial version available for both here.
    http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html
     
  3. maggieont

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    thank you ozy for your response. I will try the software you suggeted. But will this problem help me with using dvd+r? It is much cheaper for these and wouldn't haveto worry about loosing the data bye mistake..
    Look forward to your response on this.

    Maggie
     
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    Go to the manufacturers website of the drive and look for a firmware update for that model. They should show a bug report as to why they released the firmware. Otherwise try using different brand media.

    Note: be very carefull when upgrading firmware. a mistake here can cause the drive to become non functional.
     

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