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DVD-R with a CD-Writer?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by 5soul, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. 5soul

    5soul Guest

    Let's say I have a DVD-R...and I already converted and stuff...would I be able to burn it with my CD-Writer with Nero 5.5 or something? And would my CD-Writer even read DVD-r's?
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    No. And no.
     
  3. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    5soul,
    You're not totally screwed, all you need is a DVD ROM to read your DVD's. There are many choices available to convert your DVD to a VCD or a SVCD. That means that you could backup your movies on 2 CD's that would play in a majority of the standalone DVD players-
    Check Ebay for DVD- ROM's, they are pretty cheap -
    "P"
     
  4. koola

    koola Guest

    It would be cool if you could that but the quality would be shit and the DVD would be on about 15 CDs lol.

    You can convert your DVDs to DivX which if you have the correct DVD player, you could play them on. DivX ues Mpeg4 compression tecniques which make the file size small while still retaining DVD like quality.

    Or you could convert to VCD/SVCD like ScubaPete said.

    Good luck :D
     
  5. malum

    malum Regular member

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    My tumble drier plays DVD-Rs



















    Oh no wait a minute, no it doesn't it's a completely different piece of kit made for doing something else.
     
  6. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    My barbecuee burns DVDs -- well. Seriously though, you can make dvd type discs with a cdburner (i.e., miniDVDs with Nero6). :)
     
  7. koola

    koola Guest

    Thats true Praetor, but do mini DVDs have the DVD file structure. For instance, do the are there still vob files and if so, are they in a VIDEO_TS folder?

    I don't make mini DVDs as I think it is pointless. A CD-R would be better used to burn a DivX movie on.
     
  8. #afonic

    #afonic Regular member

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    Well DivX does not play in most players, miniDVD does.

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    Hehe!
     
  9. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    koola,
    What is so kool (pardon the pun) about the mini-DVD setup in Nero 6 is the fact that you've a pretty fair picture there because we’re still working with our VIDEO_TS folder your VIDEO_TS BUP, VIDEO_TS IFO, and VIDEO_TS VOB files. ;-)

    The mix of DVDShrink 3.0 Beta 5 and Nero 6.0 is truly awesome now - especially for the new guys on the block – and for those with just a CD burner –

    “P”
     
  10. koola

    koola Guest

    Hi ScubaPete, its is so Kool because you can fit DVD quality movies etc on a CD-R which will play as a DVD in your Standalone.

    I don't use mini-dvds as I prefer to put movies and clips etc on a proper DVD and not on a mini DVD. They are probs usefull if you want to store small clips, like the ones frpom your mini dv cam etc.

    Thats about all they are good for!
     
  11. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    koola,
    As you can see by my "Puter" setup, I'm a DVD man myself - the reason I added the note about CD's and the Mini-DVD's is that it seem that many of the new guys on the block don't have a DVD burner,
    they're without DVD burners,
    having no DVD burners they are DVD burnerless -

    I'm a bit in love with De DVDShrink and De new Nero 6.0 - especially now wid De Mini-DVD ting, as they are so fond of saying in De Bahamas, mon -

    I used to say, "Get yourself a DVD burner, refurbished from ebay",
    Now -
    Well goodie, goodness -
    Them little kiddies aren't as lost, it's a snap to do their back ups on their CD burners -

    What do ya say ???

    Life just keeps gettin' better and better -
    "P"
     

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