DVD rewriter query

  zola25 13:40 18 Mar 2005

Hi all,
If i purchase a dvd writer to copy DVD`s would i need 2 writers as i dont want to write to the hard drive and then back to the DVD writer. I just want to copy drive to drive. Thanks

  Stuartli 13:50 18 Mar 2005

Using an image file is the best and most error free method (in the majority of cases) - Nero, for instance, will delete the image file once you have completed the burn(s).

  jack 13:51 18 Mar 2005

Copying drive to drive is fraught with all sorts of hang ups.
Commercial DVD's for example [films] have a 'copy' block will will prevent disk to disk or disc to projector.

So you will have to suffer Disk to Hdd to Disk route.
DVD writers also have drive/ burn software issues
You IMHO heading into a can of worms.

  Rigga 13:52 18 Mar 2005

You will not need two writers, but one writer and one reader DVD ROM, although two writers will work.

As a side issue you will not be able to copy commercial DVD's straight between the two drives. All commercial DVD's carry copy protection to stop this.

I'm not saying you are going to do that, but I thought I would make it clear that it will not work.


  jbp1982 14:54 18 Mar 2005

Also having two drives one as a reader one as a writer you'll prolong the life of both of the drives. A dvd rom drive 16x is £20 or less. The writer will be anything around £50 or more.

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