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Converting/downloading/burning Cds And Dvds

Q: Converting/downloading/burning Cds And Dvds

can anyone help,im new to the pc world and need help .i need an idiots guide on how to create cds and dvds,i have started downloading from bitcomet and when i try to burn to disc i have problems,i need to know the full process into burning /converting and what software i need to use,please help !!!!!

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A: Converting/downloading/burning Cds And Dvds

If you would explain in more detail, we would be better able to help you.What burning software are you using?What conversion software are you usingWere there any error messages?If so, what was the exact error message?What is your Operating System (XP Home, XP Pro, etc., ....)?How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have)?How much free space do you have on your harddrive (double click My Computer / right click C: drive / select Properties / under the General tab, Free Space)?Give all of the details you can think of.
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A:When burning DVDs the windows close and the burning fails but the drive keeps spinnin

My guess would be theres something wrong with the dvd drive.I also have the same computer.Either the laser in it is shot or needs cleaned or the whole drive has failed.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 78159 MB, Free - 10397 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, MS-6712
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled How do i convert my recorded dvds so they can be read by my pc dvd burner -player so i can make a copy?

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Any recommendations regarding conversion would be appreciated.

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any suggestions as far as freeware goes for that?
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Hi people, I would like to copy my dvds onto my hd in either avi or mp4 format while at the same time shrinking them down to a more manageable size (1gb or less) so I am able to watch them on my TV.
I was able to do this successfully on my previous windows machine but could do with some help on my Linux Ubuntu install as I have now ditched Microsoft products.

So to recap.

I need means to rip, resize, and convert my dvds onto my hd into avi/mp4 format please.

P.S. I am not looking for instruction to do anything illegal. I will only use it to copy dvds that allow such use.


A:Shrinking and converting my copyright free dvds to avi/mp4 using Linux

Handbrake is free and should do the job.
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Most of that software needs XP Pro SP2 to run properly. I would recommend installing XP Pro and Vista in dual boot.
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I'm a novice at all this dvd lark, so please forgive the (possible) obvious questions. My DVD player recognises DivX files. I have DivX files on the PC I want to burn onto disc so I can watch them on the stand alone DVD player.All the programmes I have tried to use to do this either wont recognise the file, or wants to convert it first.

Question: do I need to convert it as the DVD player recognises them? Wouldn't converting them take ages to do and degrade the quality? What can I use to burn in DivX format on the DVD?

I have tried Nero, Nerovision, DVD Santa and Copy to DVD. If any of these do the job, could you tell me were I am going wrong.
Many thanks

A:burning avi's without converting first

Use Nero, but don't make it a dvd video, just make it a regular data dvd. Then drag and drop the avi files over. Burn.

I do this all the time on DVD-RW disks so I can watch divx on my tv.
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The first one I did went well but it was small and fit on a 4.7 gb dvd.

This next one is a bit bigger.

This is what I have done.

I have captured the movie using Windows Movie Maker.
These have created files that are in the "windows media audio/video files".

I now want to shrink these.

DVD Shrink and DVD2one both want my file to be in a valid DVD-video file set.

So I guess I need to convert these files to something not sure what

Anybody have any idea how I can shrink these files (they are 6.2 gb by the way).

(I know I can always buy double layer DVD's but pretty expensive still).



A:converting VHS and burning to DVD

So they're WMV files? Those would have to be converted first to work on a DVD. should have some guides or tools to do the conversion. It would probably be better to just capture them as MPEG2 so they can be put directly on DVD. You can use an authoring program to edit the footage and create a DVD.
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A:Burning DVDs

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A:Burning DVDs

I believe that many more older DVD players used the DVD -R format.
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A:Burning DVDs

Windows XP doesn't contain built-in support for burning DVDs, IIRC.
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A:Burning Dvds

I use convertX to DVD and never had a problem
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A:Help Burning DVDs

I use Sonic MyDVD version 5.
MyDVD does not have all the bells but its the most stable program I have used by far!
I have used it to capture at least 350GB of video from Mini DVD tape and have burned several hundred DVDs.
DVD buring, you will soon find, is not an exact science.
Others in this forum can help you better if this proves to be a hardware issue.
If you want to try a MyDVD trial hit
You also might want to check out your DVD burner vs. blank media options, etc. @
Best of luck.

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A:Burning DVDs

Firstly, what you are describing IS piracy, IS copyright infringement, and IS illegal.

And even if your friend gets a DVD writer, there is still CSS encryption on the DVD. This means that, for example, if he was to copy the files from the DVD onto his hard drive and then try to play it, it would not work very well at all, because 1/4 of the content he had copied to his HDD would be gibberish.

If he wanted to copy DVDs, he would need a piece of software which strips the CSS encryption from the files as they are written to the hard drive before he burned them to a DVD. I believe that such software, although available here and there perhaps, is also illegal now.

There is software around to rip DVDs to Divx files to burn to CDs.

Lastly, I don't believe that this "friend" of yours exists, and that in fact you are talking about yourself. So why not come clean about that??

But if your question is, is this possible? Yes. It is. If you strip the CSS encryption away whilst writing the files from the DVD to your hard drive, and then burn those to a DVD disk, yes. I have seen it done.
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A:Burning DVDs

Are the dvds that are burning in 6 mins, burning at higher speeds than normal? (above 20x) Sometimes faster burning speed can reduce the quality of dvds you burn from your computer, try burning at a slower speed to see if there is any improvement maybe?
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A:Burning Avi's To Dvds

Here's a list of 53 guides, with most using freeware.Take your pick. AVI to DVD
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A:burning cds/dvds

Not sure it helps you, I guess it's more of a vote-like thing, but personally I still use Nero. I don't see any advantage in using the built-in burning capabilities, given that I do have Nero already. Maybe if i had to decide whether to buy it or not, I would think more on the issue, but since I did that already, there seems to be no issue at all.
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A:Dvds not burning

you need to encode them right,
try using windows dvd maker.

Sounds like your trying to make SVCD's .. and that's not what you want these days.
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thank you

A:I Need Help With Burning Dvds

I would really appreciate some help, to be honest I am new at all this and i am having trouble playing the films i have burned using Nero...they play back fine in my PC but they wont play in a normal DVD player....I am sorry if this is the wrong forum...if so could you please point me in the right direction. thank you Hi Its not quite as simple as that. You have to find out in which form the film is posted in. Most films are uploaded in a form of compression to enable people to download them quicker. You need to post here the type of compression used in the films that you cant play. For instance, if its an AVI file, the film will only play in a DVD Player that supports AVI. You can convert the files into another type of compression, or you can convert it to Vob files, which all DVDs are produced in. But if you post the details, I will try and help you more . Delgado
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A:Burning DVDs

try defraging, restarting, doing a disk-cleanup, all that fun stuff.
then (if you can) re-install the burner and your dvd burning software.
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are you trying to use the dvd on a dvd player or just use the dvd as storage
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A:Need help burning dvds

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A:Burning DVDs

Google for DVD Shrink
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A:Burning CDs and DVDs

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A:DVD converting/burning question

I've not used the Windows tools, they may work. You could simply continue to use the same tool(s) that you used before, you just may need a newer version that supports the new OS. It's sometimes a matter of trial and error to find a tool that you like, and one that works with the files you are using.

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A:Burning universal DVDs

If you dragged and dropped, you made a UDF format DVD. If you see the option in DVDFlick to burn, go directly to that instead of burning the files separately by another method and that will work fine. You can use another burner, but make it the standard ISO format if you do.
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Hi Gbizkit and welcome to TSF !

At what speed does your burner read regular DVD's (DVD you bought) ? Are you still using the same media brand as before ? Can you read the DVD's you burned at the normal speed on another computer ?

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Use kprobe to test the quality of the burning. Ideally PIF should be under 5 and PI under 50. If it's more than ten times that then you should seriously consider writing at a slower speed to ensure that you'll still be able to read those DVD's in 3 or 4 years.

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A:Problems burning DVDs

if you're trying to make backups of movies then use ripit4me with dvd shrink and dvddcrypter

bear in mind not all dvds can be hacked, but I have not found one yet that ripit4me cannot break. Of course this is only for legitimate back up purposes. Anything else would be illegal.
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A:burning Data DVDs - please help

Make sure that in the drop down box for recorders your DVD Burner is showing and not "image recorder."
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I have an internal CD-RW, and wanted a DVD burner. I bought an external LG GSA-E40N/L. Works great.
When I get a new PC, a DVD burner will be included. Thus, I will have 2 DVD burners. Or should I ask for no DVD burner on a new PC? A DVD-ROM or a CD-RW instead?
My question is this: I want to have 2 DVDs of copies of photos, work, etc. Is it ok to burn to an internal CD-R/DVD and an external DVD simultaneously? I want to save time, and burning at a slow speed such as 16x would take too long if burning one at a time. Besides, what's the point of having 2 DVD burners then?

A:burning 2 DVDs at same time

With the full version of Nero there is an option to burn to multiple burners, but I am not certain it will work with an external, I don't know why it wouldn't, I am just not sure if it will.
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This might turn out to be fairly long winded, please bear with me!

System Info:
Advent MC3030
Win XP Media Centre (SP1)
Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz

A little bit of history:
My DVD-RW drive conked out a couple of months ago, and I had an engineer come and replace it (under extended warranty). I used the drive at least once after that to burn a DVD. I tried burning a DVD a couple of weeks ago (Nero 7) and got an error message, but didn't have time to investigate. Tried burning an audio CD last week (Instant CD+DVD) and got an error message, but was again pushed for time so didn't investigate. I've been working six days a week for the past couple of months and I finally have a weekend off so here I am!

Ah, apparently this message is too long, so I'll post the other half in a reply.

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A:ISO help with burning dvds with windows 7

OK, first has the DVD-R already have files burned on it? You can only use a DVD-R once, unless you chose to not close the session after burning. Next, what software are you using to burn the DVD? This may seem obvious, but do you have a DVD/RW drive?
Be sure you are using a blank DVD-R that is a name brand not a generic (Phillips, Sony, TDK etc) Try using the free program CDBurner XP and choose to make a Data Disc, and drop your photos into that.
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A:BSOD when Burning DVDs


What type of usb 2.0 controller?
This may be a suspect. I had one so I could run
external cd burner (Iomega). Things where fine until
Seems to me it was an Adaptec aspi package that caused my errors.
d/load and install the latest aspi from Here
It may not matter if you have any adaptec products or not.
G'Luck :giddy:
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A:Converting files when downloading them

Hello @SofiaMaria, Thanks for joining HP Support Forums! I see that you are experiencing issues while trying to open powerpoint files on your new laptop. I will do my best to assist you with this issue. Let?s try to download a power point file first. Now I understand it will change to a different format as soon as you click it. Still I would like you to give a right-click on the file and then choose ?Open with?. You will get a list of programs, choose power point if you have an option. If you cannot see the power point program, then click on ?Choose Default Programs?. In the new pop-up window, select ?Other Programs? and select ?Microsoft PowerPoint? and select ok. I hope that should work. But if you still have issues, please reply with some images of the document format and the error so that I should be able to get a better handle on the issue. Cheers  Please click "Accepted Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution. To show appreciation for my help, please click the "Thumbs Up Icon" below!
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A:Burning WMP files or converting them to burn

See for my new question
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A:Burning DVDs with Media Center

Use an encoding software like Virtual Dub or TMPGENC to get the file size down.Then you can burn them on DVDs.
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Doesn't automatically ask to burn when new DVD or Cd is 'injected'.
This just started happening for no reason whatsoever.

Why everything online has to be so complicated?
I bet you think that^^ all the time, huh?

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A:Burning DVDs, does not close out files when done.

What program are you using to burn the DVD?
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A:Solved: Burning Data DVDs

CDBurnerXP and InfraRecorder are two good freeware burning programs.
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A:Burning DVDs from XP Media Center

Well, maybe.

However, maybe the file type isn't actually supported. You may need extra software to convert it to a DVD format, depending on which burning program you use.
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A:Burning DVDs in Media Center

I had a problem when i tried to use Sonic MyDVD when i had it, i could not burn big files.

Try and use DVD santa, it is a great program to burn video files to DVD

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I Have numerous Korean , Chinese, and Japanese Avi movies with .Sub and .str file extentions that run along side movies when i play in BSplayer. I would like to eventually burn these movies onto DVD with the subtitle file so it runs in sync with the film.

Has anyone burned movies like these sucessfully onto DVD that worked Perfectly?? If so what software did you use, What settings did you use and what Blank DVDs work best?? I currently use ARITA DVD- .


to burn dvds with subtitles i use dvd shrink it is a free software just type it into google and look for a website to download it.hope this helps
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A:Alternate method of burning DVDs?

The simple answer is no.
One of the options would be to buy standalone DVD player, like I have, which has USB port. I can plug USB stick into it and play straight avi files.
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A:strange problem burning DVDs

It sounds like you're having driver issues. You should check the dvd burner manufacturer's website for the latest Windows 7 drivers. That may fix your problem.
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I recently formatted my HD and re-installed Win XP, and I installed all my programs, etc., including the XP Codec Pack. Now, whenever I try to transcode/burn downloaded .avi videos to DVD, it won't work.

For example, when I try to use "TMPGEnc DVD Author," it wouldn't even open the video, stating that it could only access the audio portion of the video, but not the video portion. And, when I try to use "Nero Vision 4," (part of Nero 7 Ultra), it would open the video (I could even play the video in the program usind the DVD preview feature); however, when it begins to transcode the video, the program immediately shuts down.

Keep in mind, before I formatted my HDD, everything worked fine with both programs when it came to transcoding video. Now I'm left just scratching my head!

Thanx, I look forward to some valueable input on this!

A:Problems transcoding and burning DVDs.

Have you tried more than one .AVI file? are all of your device drivers properly installed after the new installation of XP? If so try updating your video card driver from the manufacturers website and reboot computer.