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DVD Burning

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Mick50, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Mick50

    Mick50 Guest

    I seem to be able to burn movies with my CDR
    why do i need a dvd burner? (i'm a rooky, be gentle with me)
  2. Rotary

    Rotary Senior member

    Apr 10, 2003
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    hi all

    your movies must be avi, vcd, svcd or others?

    but they are not dvd!!!

  3. #afonic

    #afonic Regular member

    Aug 27, 2003
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    With a CDR you can burn a movie, but...

    -the quality is not going to be the same, especially VCD is very bad quality, SVCD is better but uses many discs and DivX is good but not plays at standalone DVD players.

    -the time you need to encode your movie from DVD to (S)VCD or DivX is about 5-8 hours, while with a DVD burner you can back-up a disc into an hour.

    -with the DVD burner you can keep DVD menus and other extras.

    As you understand the biggest differences are the time you need to backup a movie and the quality. The difference is also in the price of the DVD-R drive and blank discs, but if you can afford it, I believe DVD is the better choices.
  4. Mick50

    Mick50 Guest

    Many thanks to "Rotary" & "#afonic". Your comments & advice have persuaded me to buy
    the Pioneer 106.

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