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burn DVD's from play drive? Can you

by farmboy104 / January 22, 2006 11:43 PM PST

Can you burn DVD's from a DVD player that is in the computer I was told that you can and that you can't, so I dont know if you can and if you can then can someone please tell me how?


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by Alex Vitale / January 23, 2006 5:51 AM PST

I am not entirely sure about what you are asking here.

I think you are referring to DVD-Video (DVD that play on home entertainment DVD players, the ones hooked up to TV's).

Do you want to know if you can burn DVD-Video's from a computer, which can be viewed on a regular DVD player (as in one that is hooked up to a TV)?


Or do you want to know if you can burn a copy of a DVD-Video with your computer?

Well the answer to both questions is yes, to burn a DVD-Video, u need a burnable DVD (obviously) but also encoding software such a Nero. The reason you can?t burn a regular DVD and have DVD player read it, is because the DVD-Video format is encrypted, therefore to Burn or even view a DVD-video on a computer, special software is needed. Nero Suite 7 is what I use when burning home movies to DVD's but I bet there are some free versions of such encoding software additionally.

Copying Encoded CD's has legality issues as we all know? but I understand that programs such as DVD Shrink, DVD Decrypter, and ShrinkTo5 can be used to copy DVD's.

I hope that answered your question.

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by Alex Vitale / January 23, 2006 7:00 AM PST
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I forgot to mention that u can only burn DVD's with a DVD Burner, the easiest way to tell is to look at the drive in MY Computer or to read the fron tray, it it says anything like DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+/- R or DVD RW or DVD DL.. you can burn DVD's. It it says DVD-ROM, it can only read them.

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thank you
by farmboy104 / January 23, 2006 8:17 AM PST
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thank you for your time and help

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no problem
by Alex Vitale / January 23, 2006 9:36 AM PST
In reply to: thank you

ur welcome

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