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too many questions about nero

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by thatsme1, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. thatsme1

    thatsme1 Member

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    Hi guys,
    I am not a techy kind of guy, so please bear with me.
    I have been using nero for a while, I don't even know which version.
    Unfortunately my pc just crashed, and bought a new one, no complain so far.
    I used nero only for burning Divx, I was tought how to do it by a friend.
    So basically I downloaded movie and burned them into DVD RW and subsequently delete the file, so no back up, I hate to live stuff in my pc.
    I also remember how to delete the contents of a burned DVDrw.
    Here are the questions.
    Which version do you reccomed for me to download?
    only using nero as i explained above, is it worth to actually buy it, or is there any similar software which can be installed for free?
    Also since I am not good with complicated terms, I need to understand how to make copies.
    For example I have already few DVD rw Burned in divx format (if that is the right way to say it), if I wanted to copy them to a blanck dvdrw what are the steps?
    Be kind with me, what ever you think is a simple term to you probably is not, so if I don't understand your term I will ask again.
    If my English expression are somehow uncomprehensible, I apologize.
    If you don't understand please ask me, I will try my best to clarify it
    Cheers
     
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    attar Senior member

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    If you want to burn a DVD data disk, try 'ImgBurn'
    Click 'Mode' > 'Build', then choose either the file or folder icon.

    http://www.imgburn.com/


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    thanks for the reply
     
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    attar Senior member

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    thatsme1 wrote:
    ImgBurn when set for 'Mode' = 'Build' will burn a DivX or any other file.
    The disk, in this case, will be a 'Data' disk, as opposed to a 'DVD disk'.
    If the disk to be used for burning the file is a RW disk, it will be erased by ImgBurn before the file(s) are burned - thus if you have files on the disk that you do not wish to lose, do not use it.

     
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    so let me put this straight.
    unless i don't wont to lose the data i should not copy it?
    so before using imgburn, when i inserted the disk into the pc, i should transfer/copy the movies into a folder/file and copy to a blanck disk using imgburn?
    did i get it right?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Storing data on a RW disk is risky business, because sooner or later it will get overwritten or the disk becomes unreadable.
    Out of my last ten pack of DVD-RW, I have four left that are good.The rest failed over a two year period.
    Best to save important files on a regular CD or DVD or the hard drive and use RW's for temporary storage.
     
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    i can see your point.
    the only reason i burn divx movies into dvdrw is because i know i delete as soon as i watch them, i hate to accumulate dvds knowing that i wont watch them again.
    i only burn dvd only for my partner, she likes to watch movies billions of time.
    so basically like you said earlier on if i use IMGBURN, i should store the movies into one folder first and later tranfer it to a blank dvd.
    i hope i got it this time.
    Since i am so used to nero 6 i am worry that i would make a mess to get used to a new burning software.
    i will give a try, if i feel it does not work for me, i just buy the nero 6, and that reminds me to ask another question.
    when i checked nero website it does'nt have the function to download the version 6, so i should assume that i will have to purchase it through a third party, like amazon etc.. in case of a technical problem would i still be able to get the technical support from nero?
    cheers

     
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    attar Senior member

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    Store them on the hard drive and burn a RW disk as required.
    Nero 6 is no longer updated and won't run under Vista, so support may be a problem.

     
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    mine is xp professional.
    and the reason i don't want the nero 6 to be updated, is because i am fine with it as it is, never had any problem in the past.

    does this mean that having xp professional i wont have any problem with the support?
    also not updating nero software would that create any problem?
    sorry for keep asking probably stupid questions.
    as for the img burn, i am satisfied with your explanation, i will only need to download, and see how it goes.
    cheers
     
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    I don't know if Nero still offers technical support for version 6 - but it is no longer updated to fix bugs or reported problems.
    Contacting Nero through their website would seem prudent if you have concerns.
     
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    Having an antivirus software should help should'nt it
    i have already sent an e mail to nero, but like many of those company, they reply once in a bloom moon, if you are lucky.

    thanks
     

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