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Posted: 1/3/2004 9:26:43 AM EDT
Now that I have 7 gigs of movies files I know I need a DVD/R cd to put them on but do I need a DVD/RW drive to be able to do it? I currently have a CDRW/DVD drive and I read you don't need a DVD/R drive just to transfer files to a DVD/R cd, and that a CD/RW drive will work. Is this correct?

I will only buy a couple of DVD/R cd's so if it doesn't work I will only be out about $5. Thanks.

The program is free from here http://www.dvddecrypter.com
Link Posted: 1/3/2004 9:41:17 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/3/2004 9:45:31 AM EDT
It depends if your CDRW/DVD player can burn DVD's. On the other hand I have a CDRW player that will play DVD's but not burn them. Plexor makes a combo CDRW/DVD+RW burner. Great unit if you are in market for one.
Link Posted: 1/3/2004 10:17:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Atencio:
It depends if your CDRW/DVD player can burn DVD's. On the other hand I have a CDRW player that will play DVD's but not burn them. Plexor makes a combo CDRW/DVD+RW burner. Great unit if you are in market for one.
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Funny you should mention that, I just bought the Plextor 708A, yesterday. As I type this I'm getting the parts together and should be installing it sometime today.

My previous burner was a Plextor PX-R412C (4x burn 12x read), that I bought about 5-6 years ago. It used tray caddies and at the time I bought it, blank CD-Rs were a few bucks a pop (CD-RWs were just coming out and 1 blank CD-RW disk was something like $12.00).

My old burner used to take 20 minutes to burn a full length disc. It was starting to show it's age and it would only burn at 2x (40 minutes to burn a full disc). I got at least 500 discs out of it and probably fewer than a dozen were coasters. In the long run, my old Plextor was well worth the money. I'm hoping my new one will perform just as well.

Link Posted: 1/3/2004 10:25:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By blueshockey:
Now that I have 7 gigs of movies files I know I need a DVD/R cd to put them on but do I need a DVD/RW drive to be able to do it? I currently have a CDRW/DVD drive and I read you don't need a DVD/R drive just to transfer files to a DVD/R cd, and that a CD/RW drive will work. Is this correct?

I will only buy a couple of DVD/R cd's so if it doesn't work I will only be out about $5. Thanks.

The program is free from here http://www.dvddecrypter.com
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In addition to the information in the link superdav provided: One thing not mentioned is will your stand alone DVD player play the discs?
(they should play on your computer with no problem).

Certain players are fussy about the format and/or media you use. I have an older Panasonic carousel player that I paid a decent chunk of change for, and it won't play any of the discs I burn. Later on, I bought a $50.00 Apex 1200 that plays anything I throw at it.

Check the players section at dvdhelp [url]http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers[/url].

Also check the media section [url]http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdmedia[/url]
Link Posted: 1/3/2004 11:18:22 AM EDT
Thanks for the feedback, looks like I'm SOL without a DVD/R drive, but I did find some free software that coverts VOB files to MPG. I have a Zenith DVD player that supports jpg and Windows® Media files. I'll give that a try next. More or less just experimenting today.
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