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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sean8, May 9, 2009.

  1. Sean8

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    I have dvds with stuff I've used with a dvd recorder I have nero i dont know if that will let me copy it to my computer or not.
     
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    what kind of files are they.
     
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    how do i find out?
     
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    ... what kind of DVD are you trying to copy.
     
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    Data DVD or Video DVD?

    First type we cant talk about, second we cant :)
     
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    its not dvds that you buy, i recorded it with a dvd recorder, are we not allowed to talk about recorded dvds from a dvd recorder hooked up to my cable box, if so just delete the topic didnt know we couldnt talk about recorded dvds from a dvd recorder
     
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    recorded TV is a grey area. its legal in some places with some shows, and its illegal in others.

    nero should do what you want, you're looking for DVD conversion tools.
     
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    It should be fine to talk about as there is no copy protection present on the disc.

    I take it you just want to be able to back it up and play it from the PC.
     
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    yea I want to put all my dvds on my computer and hook it up to the tv
     
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    You could always capture the image of the disc as an ISO, and then load it up in a virtual drive.
     
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    If you have Nero you could either use Nero Recode which allows you to import an entire dvd or single files in input and convert them to various formats and save them on the pc.Once you open nero recode there are these options: copy an entire dvd as it is, recode the whole dvd(if you have an 8.5 GB dvd for example you can recode it to to a dvd5, 4.483GB), recode the main title of the dvd (this when you have movies with menus and extras and you just need the main title, usually for dvd format files vob,ifo,bup ac-3 audio).

    The other option is Nero Vision.Open it and choose create dvd from the various menus.On the 2nd window that appears you have the ''add'' buttons to add your files or whole dvd from the discs you want to save on pc.
    After adding the files to convert, in the same window on bottom, there is the ''export'' button.Click this.It opens a menu with all file formats you want to convert your dvds into, divx, mpeg1-2-4 (mpeg4 aka nero digital), and in custom resolutions as well.

    Choose to save your files on the pc before conversion when using nero vision and after conversion in nero recode.

    Though to save space on the hd you could use divx converter to convert all your collections into hd dvd (option available from divx7).

    Cheerz

    Edit:
    Forgot to mention...both nero apps really use the cpu on max... :D
    So don't play games while converting :slap:
     
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    Niarod: you answered his questions nicely, but would you mind editing that back into a single post?
     
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    Sure ..np :)
     

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