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Discussion in 'DVD players' started by Wood, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. Wood

    Wood Guest

    I am a newbie to dvd ripping. I just got a dvd-ram from hitachi. I downloaded smartripper and spruceup. I have two question, one is there a step-by-step instruction somewhwere. Two does anyone know where I can buy dvd blank disc to record for a reasonable price.
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Are you sure your drive is DVD-RAM, not DVD-R or DVD+RW?
     
  3. Wood

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    Yes, it is a DVD-RAM.
     
  4. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Have fun. DVD-RAM doesn't work on any other drive than DVD-RAM -- stand-alone DVD drives don't support it, DVD-ROM drives don't support it, etc.
     
  5. Wood

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    maybe you can help me. I would like to get something that will enable me to ripp dvd and ps2 games in one unit
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    I don't know anything about PS2 games, but DVDs I do know. Read through our DVD-R forum and you get the idea how the backup should be done (three different methods for three different cases). And really, DVD+RW or DVD-R recorder is what you need in order to backup your discs so that they can be used in DVD players.
     
  7. Wood

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    dRD,in reading through the forums i found a thread under dvd burners. The item he was deciding to purchase is the same item I bought. Except the model I bought is for IDE.
    I was wondering if that person had any success. If so, is it possible to search for his threads.
    I think he mixed terms and called the machine a dvd-r, instead of dvd ram.
    The thread was started by mario10c, the machine is a Hitachi GF-2050. Or take a peek at the machine at Hitachi.com models GF-2050 or GF-2000
    Thanks, for the ps2 site its great
     
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  8. Ketola

    Ketola Fighting ninjas Staff Member

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    Sadly dRD is right.. It's always sad when he is.. ;-)

    There's no way of backing up DVD-Video or PS2 discs with a DVD-RAM -drive. You can only read DVD-RAM discs on a DVD-RAM -drive.
     

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