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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by ginaslove, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. ginaslove

    ginaslove Guest

    i am trying to copy my original dvd i read the guide for dvddecryptor and it seemed quite good and pretty easy to understand
    it read the disk ok but then when i go to write it i cant and it keeps saying disk is not formatted
    this is the 1st ever try i've had at copying dvd's and wondered whether i have missed something or i am just stupid
    i dont have a clue what disk formatting has to do with it .i thought you only format floppy disks
    FIY -- i am using windows xp with a compaq dvd writer and using memorex dvd-rw's
    any help will be really appreciated. thanks
     
  2. ginaslove

    ginaslove Guest

    sorry my mistake using dvd+rw's
     
  3. harvey713

    harvey713 Member

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    When using a new re-writable disc, whether +R or -R, you're supposed to do a full erase (format)of the disc to prepare it to be copied to.
     
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    do not use dvdrw usse dvdr's much better less problems
     
  5. ScubaPete

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    ginaslove,

    I understand your choice using a RW, less to lose when you make a mistake - right click on the disc to format -

    My recommendation for first timers is DVDShrink.
    Once you have your media corrected, you might give Shrink a shot - it does everything in a single program, it rips your DVD, allows you to remove foreign languages, trailers etc with just a check mark in a box. It also handles file compression allowing you to put a standard DVD -(the most common DVD movie) on a single DVD disc.

    Best of all - the guides are really simple and almost foolproof - check out this link -


    A complete DVDShrink program download and step-by-step guide can be downloaded from –
    http://www.chrismccann.co.uk/DVD_Shrink_v3_beta5.htm


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