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DVD Burning

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by torgsnorg, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. torgsnorg

    torgsnorg Member

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    Hi Have read the guides etc, so just need to ask a couple of questions.

    I already have a DVD Rom in my computer when i bought it, do i need to do anything to this or can i just crack on ?

    I already have my dvd film on my computer that i want to burn to dvd, so i dont need a dvdripper, im correct?

    i just need to get a program to burn my dvd file to a DVD-R?

    Any help would be greatly apreciated as im a bit computer illitarate!
     
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    rdmercer1 Active member

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    do you know if you have a dvd burner on your system? and if you have a film on your system right now you don't need a ripper to do that film that is on your system, yes you need a burning program, also do you know what type of dvd's blanks your burner will burn + - ?
     
  3. torgsnorg

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    I do not have a dvd burner on my system.
    how do i find out which blank dvds the burner will burn?

    thanx
     
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    rdmercer1 Active member

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    you look on the box that the burner came in. or go to the web site of the maker of the burner.
     
  5. torgsnorg

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    As it came with the computer it didnt have a box.

    is the make of it the same make as the computer as i looked this up an it says DVD ROM IDE ? dont know if this is any help?

    thanx
     
  6. torgsnorg

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    DVD+RW - IDE

    Thats What the drive is

    My DVDS are DVD-R 4.7GB 1-8x
     
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    Well it looks like you have a DVD Burner on your system, but lets be sure about what you have in the way of drive and blank DVD media.

    Download and install this program DVDidentifier this will tell us what drive and type of discs you are using.

    Also what is the format of the file you currently have on your computer that you want to make a DVD? In other words what is the extension at the end of the file. Example Video.AVI the extension falls right after the "." the last three letters.
     
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    Just go to the SOFTWARE section of AFTERDAWN, then Where it says

    Video software
    Goto DVD tools
    Look for DVDIDENTIFIER ( it's on the 1st pg) and download that. (it's Free)
     
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    I provided the link in my post. I don't think it could be easier than that?
     
  10. torgsnorg

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    Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD+RW!

    didnt i already know this


    am i on the right track here!
     
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    Can you post a picture (screen capture) of what you get with DVD Identifier?

    OK you beat me to the question LOL
    Here it is for all to see
    [​IMG]

     
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    First off your drives firmware is out of date 1.70 there is a newer version available here v1.90
    Also this is an older drive and only supports +R media are you trying to burn to -R DVD's
    It seems that you are?

    I'm sorry I may have mis spoke, but I am having a hard time finding any info on that drive to be sure what formats it supports. It however dosen't get very good reviews do a google ;-(
     
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    Well ive updated now, thanx.

    Its not a dell...

    If i get myself some DVD+RW instead of the -, my drive will support this?

     
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    To be perfectly honest you would be better off to just purchase a newer drive. You will save more money over time instead of buying RW media also with RW media you will have more issues as to what those disc's will actually play on. You can get a decent DVDRW drive that will support all formats for under $30 all over the Internet. In short the regular single layer R + or - DVDs will be much more compatible and cost a fraction of what you would pay for RW media.
     

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