I bought a laptop with a DVD/CD burner wanting to experiment with burning DVD's (have done the CD thing with no problems). It is a Compaq Presario R-3000. It has the intervideo software on it. The only time I've played with it NOTHING happened. I've done a little reading up on this site and realize that I was trying to copy an encrypted DVD and that was probably my problem. I understand the problem about DVD media (+ or - etc) and at this time (I'm at work) don't know which my machine takes but what am I doing wrong? Does intervideo need these encryption and shrink programs? Is my burner even a DVD burner???? I'm completely confused!