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Download straight to DVD or CD

by alan2k12 / August 17, 2012 8:27 PM PDT

Hi

Is there any software out there that allows you to download video's and/or music straight from the internet to a DVD or CD without said file saving on your PC/ laptop ?

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Not recommended
by lacsr / August 17, 2012 9:25 PM PDT

The type of file being discussed does not usually fit the DVD format but if the purpose is just data storage, it may be possible but not desirable. A program called InCD or something similar to InCD might, but there are more problems with those type programs than they are worth. As far as I know, they are no longer supported because of that.
BTW: Assuming the reasoning for this is to hide something, the computer will still make a record of the activity no matter what was done with the file.

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More info into what I need it for if that help's :).
by alan2k12 / August 18, 2012 2:27 AM PDT
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Hi Lacsr, The file's am thinking about are video's and music, Because when you download to a PC/laptop, after a while the hard drive get's clogged up by film's you watch once. So I thought if you could download movies straight a DVD with out it saving to you PC/laptop. It would be cool for an up and coming project that am involved with in the near future :). I use window's 7 that's why I've put it under that :).

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Not a good idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2012 11:43 PM PDT

Because such may employ DVD or CD as a drive and that has it's own bag of worms, no one suggests doing that. You could for a test try it and learn why no one does this.
Bob

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More info into what am doing :).
by alan2k12 / August 18, 2012 2:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Not a good idea.

Hi R. Proffitt, The file's am thinking about are video's and music, Because when you download to a PC/laptop, after a while the hard drive get's clogged up by film's you watch once. So I thought if you could download movies straight a DVD with out it saving to you PC/laptop. It would be cool for an up and coming project that am involved with in the near future :). I use window's 7 that's why I've put it under that :).

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Great way to learn why folk don't do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2012 10:51 AM PDT

Not saying it can't be done but you'll learn why very fast.
Bob

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by Bob__B / August 18, 2012 11:45 PM PDT

Just looking at this from a speed angle.
If I fire up a dvd writer even at 1x speed it wants serious data and it wants it now.
If the web site or the internet can't supply that data fast enough.........that's a problem.
Optical burners get grumpy if their input buffer goes dry.

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