copy a dvd onto a blank dvd

  rins36 21:36 23 Nov 2003

for the kids to use in the bedroom to keep the original in tact

My Hp comp has a dvd-writer, can I copy the disc the same way as a music cd i.e copy exact?

thanks in advance for any advice on this

  keenan 21:59 23 Nov 2003
  rins36 22:49 24 Nov 2003

keenan thanks for the 'click here' but could you please explain in simple terms an answer to my question


  dazzling (work) 23:07 24 Nov 2003

in short no.most dvd's now available are called dual layered or dvd9.this means they are two 4.7gb discs sandwhiched together to give a capacity of 9.4 gb hence film trailers interviews all on one will be able to burn 4.7 gb of info onto your you need a program to compress 9.4 gb onto 4.7 or take some bits out.programs are pinnacle instant copy 8,dvd 2 one,clone dvd etc.problem with compression lowers picture quality some standalone dvd players struggle to read bet remove the rubbish trailers interviews subtitles to increase the quality of video.good tutorials on and finally you will need to remove the macrovision before you do any of the above.this is very time consuming i have atlon xp 2200 1024mb ddr333 ram approx times for one dual layered dvd decrypt 10 - 15 mins, encode video to 4.7gb 1-2 hours burn to disc 30 mins.darren

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