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I want step by step instructions for copying DVD'S

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by Derr_lol, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Derr_lol

    Derr_lol Member

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    I have Nero, DVD decrypter, DVD shrink dvd2one and Alchol20 and cdrwin.
    I can easily burn psx games no problem but I want to burn my dvd's to cdrw and I want to know step by step which programs to use in what order and when and how to split it if need be and how to make it work on my dvd player. I usually figure these things out but I just started on this one and I need a guide to get started.

    Help Me Out You PC Wonders
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you check out our "Guides" section perchance?
     
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    and I thought I asked dumb questions
     
  4. Derr_lol

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    Well its nice to see people willing to be so nice and helpful but yes I did check out the guide section that is where I got some of the programs from, I have a movie on file I used the decrypter and the shrinker and when I try to use Nero to burn it, it tells me that it can only be burned on a DVD writer disc and I only have cdrom/cdrw and I want to know what I need to do to get it to copy to a cdrw and that I have not figured out yet as I just started doing this considering I make perfect copies of cd's and psx games and I done it all on my own without any help
    I do not suppose I am so dumb as up until now I have not had to ask a question about making copies or even overwriting copyrights so if someone would be kind enough to help me get over this little hurdle I have encountered and tell me how to get my movie on to a cdrw disc I would appreciate it.
     
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    Derr_lol Member

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    One more thing its only dumb if your too proud to ask questions or admit that your stuck.
     
  6. vurbal

    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    Just for the record, I don't think you asked a dumb question, but you should have given more information because judging from your post title and the little information you gave it was easy for people to mistake you for the kind of people we get here all the time who don't take the time to read anything (including the rules). Since you're apparently not one of those people, welcome to our little forum!

    Back to your question. Before anyone can answer it you need to let us know what you're going to play it on. If you're playing it on a standalone you need to figure out what's compatible with your player. There are 4 basic formats to check for. VCD and SVCD are the most common. Of the 2, SVCD is higher quality, but VCD is probably supported by more players. Fortunately many players that support VCD but not SVCD can still play SVCDs with something called the VCD Header Trick.

    Besides those formats there's also miniDVD (just DVD files on a CD-R) and MPEG-4 (Divx, Xvid, etc,...). Very few players support MPEG-4 playback because unlike the other formats I've mentioned it requires different hardware for playback. A lot more players support miniDVD, but it's not very useful for movies due to length and bitrate limitations.

    You should start by looking up your DVD player at http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers

    All the entries are user submitted, so you should take all the information there with a grain of salt, but it's an excellent place to see other people's experiences with a particular player. After you look there, come back if you have any questions about what you can/should convert your movies into and we can point you in the right direction.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a night. Set him on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life
    Backup A DVD With DVD Rebuilder & CCE Basic: http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/dvd_rebuilder_tutorial.cfm[/small]
     
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  7. pcshateme

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    if you have a dvd burner your best bet is dvdr, but if you only have a cd burner get DVDx, its a freeware program that easily converts dvds to vcds.
     
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    but dvd2svcd takes like 12 hours to convert- dvdx takes like 3
     
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    Thanks for the help and I am sorry I was not more direct. I have not any got to the point of seeing what my DVD players supports because I dont what format or file ext. my movie needs to be in to burn to a cdr disc. I have copied my movie to the hard drive, decrypted it and shrinked it. It will play back on my pc but when I try to burn it to a disc using any of the burning software it either says these are dvd files and are not compatible or there is not enough space on the disc or this is for dvdr only or the program I am trying to use cant read that particular file format. I guess what I am looking for is how to get it onto a cdrw and how to split it if it requires more than one disc and what file ext does it need to be in. If I had a dvdr I could do this no problem but its getting it onto the cdrw that is givng me the trouble. I am going to get a dvd burner but I would still like to know how to do this.
    Once again I appreciate your feedback and I will check out the sights you suggested.
    Thank You
     
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    Derr_lol Member

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    Pardon my spelling lol I get excited when I am typing and get carried away. I will start checking it before I post from now on.
     
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    Don't worry too much about the spelling. You haven't posted anything I couldn't read. Check out your player in the database I mentioned and then let us know what formats it can handle and hopefully we can point you in the right direction.
     
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    I did not find my player on the sight you listed but I can tell you it is a LG DVD Rom CDRW
    HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC 4120B
    This is the only information I have on my player at the present.
     
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    I'll do some looking and get back to you - probably tomorrow because it's almost my bed time. I'm guessing it will support VCD, maybe SVCD, and probably the VCD header trick if not. I'll let you know what I find.
     
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    Thank You very much
     
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    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    Okay, I think you misunderstood what information I needed (which I would have known if I'd paid more attention). The model you listed is your burner. You don't need to worry about formats for your burner because it will burn whatever you need. What you need to check on is the DVD player you want to play them on. That's what determines which format you need to use. Look that up in the DVD player database I linked to and see what it plays. We'll get you sorted out yet.
     
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    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Here is what I did find about my rw/dvd hardware
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    LG -> RW/DVD GCC-4120B
    Manufacturer : LG
    Model : RW/DVD GCC-4120B
    Support Writing Method: [DAO/SAO] [RAW SAO] [RAW SAO+SUB] [RAW DAO + 96]
    BURN-Free supported: [ExacLink]
    Best Writing Speed:
    Support Media: [CD-R] [CD-RW]

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  18. Derr_lol

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    Oh ok we only have one and its a Nutec NDV2100
    so far I know its Dolby Digital and it has Kodac Picture cd capabilities and MP3 playback, I will look into it further and get back to you
     
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    I went ahead and did some searching myself, and there aren't any Nutec players listed in the database. Since I also couldn't find any pages in English and didn't want to go through the hassle of translating pages one after another until I found one with useful information, I was going to suggest downloading CD images that they have links to on the same site as the database, but I just tried the links and the site they refer to doesn't seem to be responding. Hopefully you can find some information because otherwise we're at the point where it's trial and error - meaning you'd have to make a VCD or SVCD and try it out in your player.
     
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    DVD PLAYER
    NU TEC 2020

    DVD-Video *SVCD *VCD *Audio-CD *CD
    *CD-R *CD-RW *JPEG
    MP3 Disc Playback
    Parental Lock
    10 bit Video Digital to
    Analogue Converter
    NTSC/PAL (TV System)
    This is the closest I could find but mine is a 2100 and is a DVD/Kareoke and this one listed is just a DVD so I dont know if they have the same exact capabilities but it is the same brand name
     

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