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Newbie DVD Burning Help!!!!

by mydoom.exe / February 24, 2006 3:08 PM PST

Hi all! I am fairly new to the world of WINDOWS XP but it is a small step away from the Mac Os Tiger in Simlplicity. I bought a barely HP DV1315cl (google the name for full specs) which by the way I am VERY happy with to replace my "vintage" Ibook 800mhz. You know how you can drag and drop data files in Windows Explorer for Writable and Re-Writable CD's? I was wondering if you can do the same thing with DVD's. Also when I pop-in a DVD +/- either or they are reconized as a CD with 0 bytes. Is there like a plugin or something included with software E.g. Nero to enable this? Please Help.

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XP doesn't do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2006 3:15 PM PST

While CDBURNERXP is free and works with DVD media, you can also brush up on what the native XP offers at

I'm unsure what the other content in your post is about. Why not use what you like?


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Burning XP
by mgi192 / February 24, 2006 10:15 PM PST

XP has Roxio built in. Basically just right click on what you want to burn and select Send To, and send it to the burner, does not matter if it is CDR or DVD, it burns it all as long as you have the proper recorder.


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Geeks? DVD recording in the native XP CD recording?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2006 12:05 AM PST
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That's the first I've heard that it can do that.

When was this feature added?

Or was that a typo?


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When this feature was added.
by mydoom.exe / February 25, 2006 1:44 AM PST

I noticed this feature on my old Dell Insperion 11-- Something I just dragged and dropped Video Clips on to the DVD like a CD in native Windows Explorer.

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once and for all
by linkit / February 25, 2006 4:16 AM PST

Either you had some add-in software (added by Dell and not part of Windows XP) working in the background...or you had a time machine and somehow got a copy of Windows Vista years in advance.

It happens to all of us--sometimes we complete some task on our computers and are not sure what program/utility we used.

''Windows XP doesn't contain built-in support for burning DVDs. However, Microsoft plans on including built-in support for DVD write capability in the next version of Windows.''

''Windows XP can read and play back DVDs, but it can't record them.''

''There is no support at all in the inbuilt burning for burning DVD media.''

BTW, check out R. Proffitt's bio and number of postings. He's the McDonald's of CNET--over 50,000 served. Thanks, Bob!

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Thanks Linkit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2006 4:47 AM PST
In reply to: once and for all

I welcome new input such as a feature that Microsoft added and I missed.


PS. I hope my quality is better than McD's.

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