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Old 09-05-02, 05:04 PM
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DVD+RW backups

hey guys, i've just bought a new Sony DVD+RW burner for my computer. I'm trying to backup some of my favorite dvd collections onto DVD+R discs.

The problem is, the disc that I've bought are all 4.7GB max, but some of my dvd's contains 7 to 8GB each! Obviously, they can't be burned onto the 4.7GB.

I couldn't find any 8GB+ disc to resolve this problem. Some 9.4GB discs out there are double-sided, meanings that I would have to flip it over at 4.7GB, which I don't think will work. Is there an option to split it into 2 dvd's? Or how would I overcome this problem?
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Old 09-05-02, 05:54 PM
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Welcome to the site. Unfortunately there's really no good solution to the problem you describe. DVD's come in many formats and a popular one is DVD-9 which is a single-sided, dual layer disc. Unfortunately, none of the current writeable or re-writeable formats support dual layer recording, so writeable discs are all single layered.

Geoff Kleinman, the owner of this site, doesn't allow discussions of backing up DVD-Video discs since what is legal and what is illegal in that regard is a huge gray area and he would like to stay far clear of any such concerns. As such, threads that go into any of the how-tos of actually backing up such discs are immediately closed.

However, you may wish to check out these other sites which may prove helpful to your needs:

http://www.vcdhelp.com/
http://www.doom9.net/
http://www.divx.com/
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Old 09-06-02, 01:59 PM
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Also, wouldn't the copyguard prevent any proper copies to be made anyways?
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