I am trying to decide whether or not to make back-up dvd's of the dvd's I have just made from my old vhs tapes-These tapes contain my holidays from the past 20 years-My wife wants me to throw out the old vhs tapes,but I am hesitant-What if the disc's get damaged beyond repair, etc.I am also confused about labels-In the earlier post by HALEN5150,it said to read this article for excellent advice about this topic-A quote from it caught my eye-"4)" Mark with a soft marker or a label (on the nonread side). Avoid using pens, pencils, or any sharp objects on the disc. - Here it says to "mark with a label"-yet on most other forums it says to stay away from labels-I have put labels(photo quality) on every cd-dvd I've burnt and have had no problems with them in any player at all(Yet!)-So, really I have 2 questions:1. Labels good or bad? and 2. Back-up cd-dvd's, and if yes, which method is recomended(I was thinking Winzip for size, although I don't know if it can be used for this purpose)-or maybe burning it as a data file?...Any help much appreciated. Thank You.