Laptops forum

General discussion

DVD copies on notebooks

by howelwitzer / May 7, 2004 3:50 PM PDT

is it possible to copy dvds on a laptop with only one dvd drive? I can copy dvds on my desktop but I have two drives and I am questioning the usefullness of a dvd-rom drive on a laptop if you unable to copy dvds

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: DVD copies on notebooks
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: DVD copies on notebooks
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re:DVD copies on notebooks
by glb613 / May 7, 2004 10:03 PM PDT

If you have a DVD burner on the notebook, a software program that will make copies of DVDs and enough hard drive space to store the video required, you should be able to do this. I have a two drive setup on my desktop and it still temporarily stores the video on the hard drive during the burning process. And with a single drive, it would have to do this.

Collapse -
Re:DVD copies on notebooks
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2004 12:49 AM PDT

My short answer is that its not an issue since all the software I've seen reads the DVD and stores and intermediate copy on the hard disk.

But since laptop drives are fairly expensive and laptop repair is out of reason, maybe an external DVD writer is a good idea?

Spotted as low as 99 bucks at clearance houses...

That will vanish when they run out and yes, Cendyne is no more, so there's no real support.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?