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Old 08-30-02, 11:07 PM
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How to easily copy DVDs? (NOT commercial DVDs!)

I have some DVDs that I made myself (they are NOT commercial DVDs). Now, I need to make some copies for friends.

I was not anticipating this, so I of course deleted all of the files off my drive. So, how do I go about easily making copies? I do not know exactly how any of this works, so I want to know what my best option is.

1) Can I simply do a copy like with "CD Copier" from Easy CD Creator? My guess is no, but I can hope.

2) Can I just copy all of the files on the disc using Explorer onto by hard drive and then burn again? If so, what do I use?

3) Am I going to have to rip all of the files and then burn again? If this is the case, can someone recommend a good program for this?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-01-02, 12:57 AM
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What do you mean by DVD's you made yourself? Are they DVD-R's with data on them? Folders on them? VCD's? SVCD's? Do they play in a DVD player? You could try www.vcdhelp.com too.
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Old 09-01-02, 01:04 AM
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How did you make DVD's yourself if you don't have a DVD writer?

If you mean VCD's then you can just copy it as said in number 1.
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How did you make DVD's yourself if you don't have a DVD writer?

If you mean VCD's then you can just copy it as said in number 1.
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Old 09-01-02, 01:04 AM
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How did you make DVD's yourself if you don't have a DVD writer?

If you mean VCD's then you can just copy it as said in number 1.
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Old 09-01-02, 09:50 AM
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Who says I don't have a DVD writer? I do.

They're DVD-Rs burned in ULead DVD Workshop with video data on them.
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Old 09-01-02, 10:15 AM
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The latest version of Easy CD Creator should have a disc copy function under the DVD tools. Toast, the mac version of easy CD creator, does.

I don't think you can just drag the video.ts files onto the hard drive and burn them onto another DVD-R, though. If you have an RW disc, you might want to try it.

How's DVD Workshop? It looks like fairly good program. I've heard it's a lot better than DVDit. My apple stuff is working out pretty well, but the real-time MPEG2 capture option in DVD Workshop has me pretty curious.
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Old 09-01-02, 02:03 PM
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I already have Easy CD Creator and even looking through Roxio's website, I can't find any support for DVD burning.

So far, DVD Workshop is great. I haven't used the capture option as I capture and edit in Premiere.

It now seems easy enough to do with Nero. It seems to be copying right now.
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I use Nero. I also have Primo DVD.
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Originally posted by Goat3001
How did you make DVD's yourself if you don't have a DVD writer?

If you mean VCD's then you can just copy it as said in number 1.
Could you repeat that?
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