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Burning a DVD

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  1. Young310

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    hey guys im new here and I read all the stickies but its to hard to understand so im just gonna ask

    I have a movie DVD that I bought and i want to make another back up copy.

    the thing is that the original DVD is like 3-4 Gigs and the cds i have can only handle up to 700 MB and 80 mins.

    My question is what is a good program that is free and lets me burn another copy?
    Also into a file that can be played in Windows Media Player.

    Thanks
     
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    moved from dvd ripping to cd-r (cause you want to burn to a cd :) )
     
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    ah ok
    yeah i was talking to one of my friends and they said i need a DVD-R cd
    I was thinking of just buying a blank cd and copying to it..
    Is it just the same as making any regular cd? or do i also have to do some other special tricks to it?

    Thanks Flip
     
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    no, your going to have to compress and re-encode it.

    just out of curiosity, why dvd to cd? DVD burners are really affordable. You can buy a NEC3540 for like $50. Doing a DVD9 to a DVD5 the quality will be much much better.

    And for you, your original is only 3-4 GB so no need for compression. It's a simple rip and burn to a dvd blank.
     
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    what?
    I have to have a dvd burner to be able to burn them?

    i was just thinking of going to BestBuy tomorrow and buying some DVD-R cds the 4.7 GB/ 120 Minute ones and just popping it in and make a copy.
    but i have to have a dvd burner too?

    i have just a Plextor 16x CD-Recordable, 10x CD-Rewritable, 40x max CD-Readable but i have to have a dvd burner?
     
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    Just to get this out of the way now ... don't account for the 120minutes and 4.7 is more like 4.36GB of burnable area.

    And yes to burn a dvd you need a dvd burner. to burn a cd you need at least a cd burner. Like a DVD Rom will not burn anything.
     
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    today i bought the cds but i guess now i have to buy the dvd burner lol
    but i dont get it why i cant just burn it with a cd burner i mean isnt it the same thing?
     
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    Let me ask you ... Is a cd and a dvd the same?
     
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    i guess not lol
    good point
    what is a good software to burn the dvd?
     
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