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Which recording device?

by iHateUserNames1111 / August 18, 2012 1:33 PM PDT

I'm wondering what way to go for a device to burn movies and whatnot. Blu-ray? DVD? CD? Something else? At the moment the largest group of files (1 folder) I have is 35GB which would be nice if I could get it all on one disk, but I anticipate the size going higher.. 50GB, perhaps more. Hard to say. I have a total of about 1TB so far so you're aware of where I'm headed. Money IS tight, so that's a big concern.

I'm running XP Pro SP3 (32 bit) with an ASUS motherboard (A8N-VM). I'm trying to avoid upgrading as long as I can but it sure would be nice if whatever device I buy is compatible with whatever OS I end up with in a couple of years or so; I expect to be using 64 bit at that time.

Thank you in advance.

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by Bob__B / August 19, 2012 1:07 AM PDT

Break it into 4GB chunks.
Create folder#1.......move 4GB into the folder......burn to dvd.
Create folder#2.......move 4GB into the folder......burn to dvd.


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Burning etc.
by pgc3 / August 19, 2012 1:45 AM PDT

You said money is an issue, well Blue Ray gets expensive both from hardware and software standpoints. The next best thing for hard storage would be to use DVD/DL, dual layer DVD'S approximately 8.5 GB about double of standard DVD. First, is your burner DL capable? If not you are stuck using standard DVD'S or you could retrofit with DL unit. Another thing, what is the software you are using for burning, since basic Windows lacks capability of creating such as you mention.

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