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Above Average 1

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I just got a dvd burner and I'm looking for a free program so I can burn copyrighted DVD's. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.99
    Originally posted by Above Average 1
    I just got a dvd burner and I'm looking for a free program so I can burn copyrighted DVD's. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I believe you have poorly worded your request. I'm assuming you're interested in making archival backups of legally purchased media, since it's just as illegal to steal DVDs in Canada as it is in America. Anyway, while you're investing in DVDs you might also want to plunk down for a decent burning application. You get what you pay for.

Unfortunately, I don't have any decent answers for you because we're a Mac house, but I CAN tell you that we've never had trouble burning anything we've ever wanted to burn. Of course...whether that's because our needs are simple and not so quasi-legal, or we know how to use search engines to find the information we need, I cannot say here. ;-) It also helps that we have a DVD player that can handle some of the quirky things we end up with...which means we have a lot more NTSC/PAL issues than I'd like to admit.

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If you are looking for a way to perform backups of DVDs that you have purchased, there is a program for Windows called DVD Shrink. You can Google for the site. The software is free, and will hook in with Nero Burning ROM for one-click backup-and-burn, or it will give you an ISO to burn with other software if you so choose.

The software is ONLY legally used if you are using it to make backups of DVDs you own, like we do. Better that Anna tear up a $1 copy of Finding Nemo rather than the $20 DVD itself :)


Since: 16.2.04
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I WAS going to start a new thread but thought mine fits nicely in here.
Now I must start first by saying that I know next to nothing about burning so any help would be appreciated.
Now, my DVD burner has just refused to work for some reason but this ones a bit wierd.
I can play DVD's in it no problem, its when I get to the stage of burning onto a new disc that I encounter a problem. On every software I try (yes I bought more than one to see if it worked, blame my computer repair guy), I get an error saying that the program cannot connect to my drive. I have checked the connections, bought a new drive (yeah, they saw me coming) and tried again. I took it to a repair shop and they changed a few cables but it still didn't work. Their professional opinion is: "We're not to sure, it could be something but then it might not be"

So I thought I'd throw it out to the Dub and see if anyone can recommend something.
Btw, my specs are:
Asus A7N8X-X Motherboard
Plextor PX-504A DVD Burner
Win XP SP2 (insert flame here)
GeForce FX5600 Graphics
Maxtor 180GB Hard Drive (sorry don't know the model)
Err...thats all I can think of right now.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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It sounds like a hardware problem. I have a drive that showed the exact same symptoms. I cracked the case and have confirmed that there are some solder joints that are shot where the USB connector meets the PCB.
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