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How do I copy a DVD in 2015?

How do I go about making a playable copy of a DVD (not ripping it to my hard drive) with software that's freely available and still supported? [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Oct 23, 2015 - 7 answers

I can SEE that this is a burned disk.

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 - 18 answers

Where to find a good online vendor for hard-to-find DVDs?

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 - 1 answer

I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How?

I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Mar 14, 2011 - 3 answers

DVD-Rs won't play on my Sony Blu Ray player.

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 - 9 answers

DVD Burning 101 for Macintosh

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 - 8 answers

DVD Burning 101 MetaQuestion

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 - 6 answers

How do I turn a dozen DVD-Rs' worth of home movies into files I can edit on a Mac?

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 - 7 answers

Whither the data on my DVDs?

["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 - 5 answers

I don't want to start from scratch!

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 - 5 answers

Help my Toshiba laptop recognize DVD-Rs.

Help my Toshiba laptop recognize DVD-Rs. [more inside]
posted by ootsocsid on May 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Difference between DVD+R and DVD-r

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 - 14 answers

Choosing my own "file sequence" when burning DVD-R

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 - 10 answers

How to Backup my Powerbook to DVDs

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 - 4 answers

Burner will not recognize 16x dvd-rs

Why will my burner not recognize my DVD-Rs as 16x? [more inside]
posted by weretable and the undead chairs on Jun 8, 2006 - 3 answers

How to burn a MPEG-2 file.

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 - 16 answers

Is recorded media such as CD-R completely permanent?

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 - 20 answers

Need a very reliable cd burner for audio cd burning

Need a reliable cd burner to burn audio cds for radio show. [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Sep 29, 2005 - 7 answers

dvd problem

DVD-R plays on standalone machine, but not on PC. [more inside]
posted by the cuban on Jun 4, 2005 - 5 answers

DVD Burner

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 - 8 answers

Buying a DVD Player

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 - 7 answers

Will iDVD Convert MPEG2? Will It Output VIDEO_TS?

iDVD presales questions [mi] [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Sep 29, 2004 - 3 answers

Archival quality DVD-R recommendations

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 - 6 answers

Does anyone know of a program available for Mac OS X that can read the Media ID of a DVD-R?

Does anyone know of a program available for Mac OS X that can read the Media ID of a DVD-R? I have tried MissingMediaBurner and even DVDINFOPro under Virtual PC, but neither one gives any info.
posted by the biscuit man on Jun 3, 2004 - 2 answers

Which recordable DVD should I use, DVD-R or DVD+R?

DVD-R or DVD+R? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by riffola on May 11, 2004 - 8 answers

What type of DVD burner should I get?

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 - 10 answers

How do you get DVDs of a just-released movie?

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.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 4, 2004 - 14 answers

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