Over the past year I have built up a good collection of DVD movies and wish to take back ups (as is my right). Recently bought a Pioneer DVR 106 dual format writer for this purpose but as it was OEM no software was included. Have thought about Nero v6, Roxio Easy DVD, Pinnacle easy dvd and Movie-jack. Seems to be conflicting information as to which will do what as regards over-the-counter DVD films (encryption?). Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated (best media for this burner? : is DVD+R or DVD-R better and which brands?).
yep, it's always advisable to take, err, 'backups' of your DVD movies. Mine are always failing or developing mysterious errors, or else they just disintegrate after a few runs in my DVD player. Only last week my mates house burnt down and he was mighty relieved he'd taken my advice and made backups of all his DVD films and buried them in the garden. Wish I had a DVD burner.
Coping or Backing up DVDs is a bit of a hit and miss affair. Many of the software titles available are not 100% effective. If your gonna try backing up your whole collection then prepare for currupt DVDs, hours and hours of wasted Reading/recording times.
There was a trial of DVD burning software in a magazine a few months ago and even the best commercial software failed at least once.