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DVD burner - what do you burn?

by springchild74 / November 8, 2004 12:00 PM PST

Hi, sorry for the bound-to-be dumb question but what do you guys burn on a "DVD burner"? I mean, you can write the data on CD-ROMs right? Do you burn movies? But, how do you burn it? I mean, do you make a temporal copy of the movie on your hard drive first and then copy it on DVD? Is it legal? Can you really do such a thing? I mean, most ROMs give you restrictions as to what you can do with it, right? So, I'm guessing if you rent a DVD from a store, you probably can't make a copy on DVD. Now, if that's the case, what do you use the DVD burner for?


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Re: DVD burner - what do you burn?
by Coryphaeus / November 8, 2004 10:05 PM PST

Copying DVD movies is illegal. Today. There used to be software available but it's pretty much gone.

Use the DVD like any CD. With the benefit of much more storage. A CD can hold up to around 700 MB of data. A DVD can hold up to 4 GB of data. Use it for anything you want.

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if you rent a DVD from a store, you probably can't copy
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 10:49 PM PST

" if you rent a DVD from a store, you probably can't make a copy on DVD. Now, if that's the case, what do you use the DVD burner for? "

That would be an illegal copy. If you bought your DVD then free and simple to use software is out there to make your backup copy. But I never tell what if someone leads off with trying to copy a rental.

That's just not right.


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