DVD-R data archives from an old computer are showing up as blank disks on all the new computers I've tried them with. What can I do to get my data? [more inside]
posted by gauche
on Feb 13, 2013 -
Any recommendations for an online vendor for out-of-print/never-released films on DVD, specifically classic musicals. I'm looking for copies of The Big Broadcast
, The Big Broadcast of 1936
and The Big Broadcast of 1937
. I've seen a few vendors online, but have no idea of their reliability or the quality of their product.
posted by the sobsister
on Oct 20, 2012 -
Is there a way to get movies that I have on DVD-R to play on my Sony Blu Ray player (Model number: BDP-N460)? For some reason, the player is not recognizing that I have a movie on the disc. My old DVD player would play them with no problems.
posted by NoMich
on Jan 13, 2010 -
I was hoping someone could recommend a one-stop DVD burning software for my Mac. I am wanting to make dvds that will work on my regular home player...I am running the latest operating system. My hopes are to have it be able to put a movie on a DVD-R and not invest in more expensive DVD-dual layer discs. Unfortunately, I am not good at using three different types of software to rip, edit, and burn, and hence the request for one all in one package. I know Wondershare does only dvd burning to dual layer. I have seen Fast DVD Copy but not sure how good it works, though it looks nice. Any suggestions? I appreciate all advice and wish all respondents and awesome week. Thanks.
posted by snap_dragon
on Aug 4, 2008 -
How do I back up my movies to DVD-R so I can take the backups to the gym on my portable and prevent my good ones from getting scratched? I just bought a new IMac running Leopard. It has the burner. From research, it looks like I need 1. Mac the Ripper---2.DVD 2toOneX (for compression)---and 3.Roxio Toast to burn (even though there is burning software on my computer).....I have no really good clue and am open to any support and advice you might have to offer. I don't want to buy things that are not so easy to work. I am a very basic computer user.
thanks for your time!
posted by snap_dragon
on Mar 24, 2008 -
Help me make my daughter's grandparents' year. I've got a pile of home movies shot with an obscure Panasonic DVD video camera and no Mac-friendly software. Help! [more inside] [more inside]
posted by gompa
on Sep 21, 2007 -
["Halp!!eleventyone! Diagnose my computer troubles from far far away" filter]: Why does my DVD-+R drive show up on the computer, let me apparently record, burn and/or write data to the disc, and close the session, but not actually do any of those things? [more inside]
posted by yggdrasil
on Jul 6, 2007 -
After I installed a new hard drive on my laptop my DVD burner/player no longer works, but plays and burns CDs just fine. [more inside]
posted by kosher_jenny
on Jun 30, 2007 -
What is the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R, from the standpoint of a casual computer user? [more inside]
posted by calhound
on Nov 7, 2006 -
I'm archiving important data to a DVD-R. In addition to the important data, I'm burning recovery files (QuickPAR PARity files) to the DVD-R so that I can recover the data in case sections of the DVD-R surface are damaged.
It would be smart to have my burning software (Nero) "interlace" the recovery files and the archival data across the surface of the DVD-R: (data file, PAR file, data, PAR, data, PAR, ...).
How can I make Nero (or any other burning software) do this?
posted by Moistener
on Oct 4, 2006 -
I have a Powerbook with a CD burner and I have access to an iMac with a Superdrive. I'd like to backup my disk (or at least my user folder) to DVD-Rs. One catch: I can't install any software on the iMac. [more inside]
posted by terceiro
on Jun 12, 2006 -
How do a I burn a MPEG-2 file to a DVD-R with my Windows XP Pro (SP2) and Lite-On DVD R/RW drive? When I burn files to a CD-R in the same Lite-On drive, all I need to do is drag the files to the DVD R/RW drive and Windows XP does is wizardly magic. However, with a MPEG-2 file onto a DVD-R, I get some generic error that this action won't happen. Winamp can't burn video files, so that's right out the window.
posted by NoMich
on Mar 3, 2006 -
Does recordable media "go bad" after a while? and if it does, are there any media that is less susceptible?
I am going to buy some DVD+Rs for mastering my movies to, how do I ensure that they still will work in 10 years time? [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone
on Oct 14, 2005 -
I'm replacing the zip drive in my 450MHz AGP "Sawtooth" G4 with a DVD burner. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by mds35
on Jan 24, 2005 -
A little over a month ago, my home was broken into and you were all very helpful. I am slowly replacing items, and now I need to find a DVD player. It must allow playback of many different regions - we have (well, we had, and they were stolen too, but we will replace) a lot of non-US region DVDs. On Amazon, many of the items listed don't seem to support DVD-R - and since my powerbook superdrive can only burn DVD-R, I guess I need something that will support this format. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Oct 13, 2004 -
DVD-R media.. archival quality that will last as long as possible.. what is the best brand or type? Or should I stick with acid-free paper.
posted by stbalbach
on Jun 15, 2004 -
DVD+R? -R? *R? /R? I'm confused on what type of burner to pick up. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by DaShiv
on Feb 4, 2004 -
One of my nephews (the lucky one everyone in our family loves, featured in this thread
) presents us every week with a faultless DVD of a just-released-in-the-U.S. movie. How does he do it? [More inside.
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posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jan 4, 2004 -