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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 12:07 PM
Ok, so I have this new computer now, but I notice that it only has Windows Media Player for CD ripping and burning. Nothing for DVD ripping/burning.

So I go to the internet and "download" not 1, not 2, but 3 free software programs that say you can rip and burn DVD.

I try yo use them, and...of course...NOTHING happens. I put the DVD in to rip it, and nothing happens. Typical. All 3 were a complete waste of my time

Could someone recommend some free dvd ripping/burning software that actually WORKS?

And please, I am not interested in anything that requires that one has a degree in computer technology. I dont want to be concerned with wav things and flac things and all the other things.

I want something that works just like I had on my previous computer...

1) Insert disc to be copied

2) After sticking it in, click "copy"

3) After it copies, "insert blank disc"

Voila! A minute or so later I have the copied disc that I can send to my friend.


Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks


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[Edited on 4/25/2009 by D28guy]

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 12:13 PM
D28guy - I got some very helpful info from the below thread. I was looking for audio advice but there is DVD advise here, also. I would suggest posting something in the Trades section - you'll probably find the largest concentration of folks who are expert on this subject posting there. Good luck!

http://www.allmanbros.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&file=v iewthread&tid=64407

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 12:58 PM
I'm not endorsing anthing, but I've been using Roxio disc copy, it's a high speed copy program, and i know most folks like to copy at low speed.

Heres a link to a posting on the forum.

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=74726

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 01:56 PM
Well, I just wasted my time with another one.

Someone suggested Roxio. So, I go the site and download it. I sit here an wait for all of the sections to download, I hit "continue" when prompted and then hit "finish" when prompted. Then it tells me its been succesfully downloaded.

So, with the thing sitting there ready to go, I put my DVD in to be copied, and...of course...absolutely NOTHING happens. No Copying. No "click here to begin copying" link. No nothing.

Somehow I'm not surprised.

At least I'm not wasting MONEY on programs that dont work.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 03:25 PM
Maybe try a different brand of DVD disk. Could be your burner doesn't recognize the brand your using. Mine doesn't recognize Office Max brand (or whoever manufactures it for Office Max).

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 03:38 PM
Slimzim...

The only DVDs I use are Sony.

I was advised back when I had the old computer that you will never have any problems with Sony. I was told that it was the el-cheapo bargain brands that you have to watch out for.

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 04:16 PM
I assume you've burned CD's successfully? Also, can you read a Sony DVD that you burned on your old computer?

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 05:10 PM
quote:
"I assume you've burned CD's successfully?"


Oh yes. Been doing it for years.

quote:
"Also, can you read a Sony DVD that you burned on your old computer?"


Never had any problem at all.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 05:17 PM
I'm talking about CD's being burned on your new computer. And being able to read burned Sony DVD's on your new computer that were created on your old computer.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 05:39 PM
quote:
Well, I just wasted my time with another one.

Someone suggested Roxio. So, I go the site and download it. I sit here an wait for all of the sections to download, I hit "continue" when prompted and then hit "finish" when prompted. Then it tells me its been succesfully downloaded.

So, with the thing sitting there ready to go, I put my DVD in to be copied, and...of course...absolutely NOTHING happens. No Copying. No "click here to begin copying" link. No nothing.

Somehow I'm not surprised.

At least I'm not wasting MONEY on programs that dont work.


You have to run the installer once the download finished.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 08:15 PM
VICTORY!!!!

Its working now! . I just burned the DVD for my friend, I checked it and it burned fine, and it'll be in the mail on Monday.

Geeez, these computers just drive me crazy sometimes. I'm a very old school "low tech" type of person. I'd rather spend an afternoon playing my guitar than mess with these detestable machines.

Thanks everyone for all the help...and for putting up with me!

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  posted on 4/25/2009 at 08:26 PM
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VICTORY!!!!

Its working now! . I just burned the DVD for my friend, I checked it and it burned fine, and it'll be in the mail on Monday.

Geeez, these computers just drive me crazy sometimes. I'm a very old school "low tech" type of person. I'd rather spend an afternoon playing my guitar than mess with these detestable machines.

Thanks everyone for all the help...and for putting up with me!

"D"




I used to think that way.

I only used my stand alone audio burner for cd's.

Then I got my HP Pavilion PC with DVD burner and a crapload of memory.

I learned all I could about how to do stuff like burning.

Then came torrent downloads.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

It's a sickness I tell you!

Run away.

(By the way, if you don't leave this all behind you, Staples has Sony blanks, CD & DVD, on sale once a month. Great prices, I stock up all the time).

 

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  posted on 4/26/2009 at 01:42 AM
quote:
"Then I got my HP Pavilion PC with DVD burner and a crapload of memory.

I learned all I could about how to do stuff like burning.

Then came torrent downloads.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!"


I tried the "bit torrent" thing once. What a waste of time it was. A complete disaster trying to get that mess to actually send me what I wanted.

(of course, if it had worked the "bits" or "torrents" or whatever they are would have been sucked into my computer somewhere never to be found again)


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  posted on 4/26/2009 at 06:16 AM
Hey D, just to make it easier to answer future questions. What operating system are you using on your new computer? Vista 64 bit? Vista 32 bit? XP?

Does it have Windows Movie maker 2? I've heard good things about it. Might be worth it to check it out.
I tried it on my daughters laptop (Vista). It really makes burning video clips easy.

I haven't tried it with DVD's yet.





[Edited on 4/26/2009 by punknseed]

 

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  posted on 4/26/2009 at 12:59 PM
punknseed...

I have Windows XP

I do have that Windows Movie Maker 2, but havent tried to do anything with it. I dont have the slightest idea what it does or how it works.


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  posted on 4/27/2009 at 05:27 AM
It was really easy to use, but you need some video clips on your hard drive.

My daughter had some video clips on her laptop that she shot with her camcorder.
She is a cheerleading coach, and wanted to put her video clips together to make a video of her cheerleaders and burn it to a DVD, then make copies to give to each girl.

Windows Movie Maker made it really easy for me to assemble the clips, cut out unwanted stuff (nothing fancy) and burn it to DVD. I made copies with DVDdecrypter.

I'm not sure what it can do with DVD's, but I'll dabble with it a little further when I get the chance.

Windows Movie maker has come a long way.

 
 


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