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ladie glitter
2007-06-29, 05:53 PM
Hello all and please excuse my ignorance. I have figured out how to download a show and burn to disk with EAC (woohoo, am "expert now" , however I have several DVD shows on my hard drive and cannot for the life of me figure out how to burn them to DVD. I have searched the archives, the net, etc. and can't get the info I need. Can someone please assist me and/or point me in the right direction to get some help so I can burn these shows? I have downloaded free trial of Nero and also have Windows DVD Maker, but cannot make sense out of any of this. I am by no means computer illeterate but on the other hand I am no expert which of course you know or I wouldn't be asking for help.

I assume that I need some kind of file conversion program for the files that I've downloaded, before I can burn to DVD. But I can't figure out what to do, please help!

Any info is appreciated, thanks in advance for your help! :)

LG

Five
2007-06-29, 06:10 PM
please use the search function... I found these for you:
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=38958
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8888
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8152

hope this helps

U2Lynne
2007-06-29, 06:23 PM
Search on "Nero DVD burning" gets several hits including these two:

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=37185&highlight=nero+dvd+burning
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=34547&highlight=nero+dvd+burning

ladie glitter
2007-06-29, 06:27 PM
Thanx Five and U2Lynne, hopefully this will help with my ignorance!

ladie glitter
2007-06-30, 02:44 PM
Hey everyone, another question and need assistance again please. I figured out Nero thanks to your help and was able to burn a perfect DVD copy. But...I just tried to burn a dual layer DVD, first one turned into a coaster, second one seemed to burn ok with no errors, but when I play it there are lots of "pauses" in the recording. What am I doing wrong or how can I fix this?

Any help is appreciated, thank you!

LG

Tubular
2007-06-30, 03:51 PM
I use Nero express to burn video DVDs, mostly single layer, and it works great. When you see the messages at the beginning of the burn process, like "sorting files" and "caching files" it indicates what is going on. If you see the message "(no file modified)" then none of the .ifo or .bup files will be changed. Sometimes Nero will change these .ifo and .bup files (not the actual video data .vob files), so your burned copy won't match the original seed. I think I have noticed that Nero modifies files only when I burn dual layer discs, and not on all dual layer shows. I think I'm going to buy ONES ($25) burning software. It is cheaper than Nero ($80) and NEVER modifies a file. Also burning at a midrange speed (like 4X) results in a lower risk of major errors most of the time. With dual layer discs there will be a slight pause or hesitation at the layer change sometimes. I can't seem to access the site where ONES usually is: http://shop.tx-software.com/boutique/liste_produits.cfm?type=7&code_lg=lg_us

Here is a free trial of ONES:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-DVD-Burning/ONES.shtml

ladie glitter
2007-06-30, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the info. I went to the website to download Ones but I'm getting msg that my trial period has already expired. I used search via this website and see that someone else had the same problem. Just trying to determine if I need another program or if my DVDs are garbage? They are Memorex DVD-R DLs??? If they are in fact garbage, would appreciate some info on what types of blanks to buy.

Thanks all,
LG

Tubular
2007-06-30, 05:14 PM
Yeah, Memorex are most definitely garbage. You might try to return them cause they were defective and produced a coaster. One of the worst discs made. Verbatim DVD+R DL are the best dual layer discs made, and Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 8X discs [model # (YUDEN000T02) ] are the best single layer discs. Taiyo Yuden makes the best CD-Rs as well. DVD+Rs are better than DVD-Rs. You can get Verbatims on www.newegg.com and Taiyo Yuden on www.supermediastore.com You might be able to find the Verbatims on supermediastore as well.

ladie glitter
2007-06-30, 05:32 PM
Thanks very much, will not get the toasters anymore and invest in something worthwhile so I can enjoy all of the great shows here! :D

Tubular
2007-06-30, 05:39 PM
You're welcome, enjoy! :D

Tubular
2007-07-01, 07:52 PM
I found a site where ONES is (got it in schmoe75's signature):

http://www.dvhardware.net/software/3937

ladie glitter
2007-07-11, 09:13 AM
Just saw this new link you posted for me, thank you. I hope this one works properly! :)

ladie glitter
2008-01-14, 11:10 AM
Hi everyone, I have another question re: dual layer DVDs. I bought the Verbatims mentioned earlier in this post and am having major probs when I burn, I tried 4-5 times and all times I receive multiple disk errors and cannot watch the show I recorded without skips, pauses and jumps. I am using Nero to burn.

Can anyone offer any insight? Thanks in advance for your help, LG

KBADC
2008-01-14, 11:24 AM
I made the simple mistake of not realizing that the Dvd burner must be a Dual-Layer Burner. lol Just a thought.

ladie glitter
2008-01-14, 11:32 AM
Hi thanks, I wish it was that simple. My burner definitely is dual layer so thats not the issue. Thanks

direwolf-pgh
2008-01-14, 11:48 AM
Hi thanks, I wish it was that simple. My burner definitely is dual layer so thats not the issue. Thanksa dual layer burn can be a burden to a workstation - it needs 15-25 mins of steady CPU resources.

1. reboot your machine before a burn ( clear out memory )
2. dont try running any other software during the burn / turn off your IM stuff
3. check your hard drive / optimise your hard drive (defrag)
4. memory (RAM) might need upgrade

good luck :)

alg
2008-01-14, 11:51 AM
Assuming you get no error messages with Nero & dvd burning rom is set to dvd video and you drag the video ts file into the red video ts file then I would switch media brands.
Verbatim DVD DL -R x4 x8 are the best blank media. Taiyo Yuden have fianlly released a DVD DL-R x8 but I am waiting for these to arrive.
I had all sorts of problems with a new laptop burning dvd coasters. I switched software & even got a new DVD burner under warranty to find I had no more problems when I switched to Taiyo DVDs.

ladie glitter
2008-01-14, 12:41 PM
thanks for the info, I did have Azureus running while I was burning and maybe some other stuff so I'll try shutting everything down. I had major probs burning DVDs when I got new computer last year but its because I used junk media, I switched to the Taiyo Yuden and have had no probs at all since except with the Dual Layer burning.

Thanks again, LG

rochestra
2008-01-14, 05:05 PM
thanks for the info, I did have Azureus running while I was burning and maybe some other stuff so I'll try shutting everything down. I had major probs burning DVDs when I got new computer last year but its because I used junk media, I switched to the Taiyo Yuden and have had no probs at all since except with the Dual Layer burning.

Thanks again, LG

I made the same mistake when I first started burning DVDs. Now, I turn everything off before I start burning.

You did click the box on the bottom that says DVD-9[8.5 GB]? I'm sure you did but it was another possible problem that ran through my mind.

ladie glitter
2008-01-14, 07:54 PM
Hi, umm not sure if I clicked "that" box .... will double check because I rebooted and did not run anything and am still getting errors galore.

Thanks everyone for your help, LG

alphastone
2008-01-19, 05:42 PM
Yeah, Memorex are most definitely garbage. You might try to return them cause they were defective and produced a coaster. One of the worst discs made. Verbatim DVD+R DL are the best dual layer discs made, and Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 8X discs [model # (YUDEN000T02) ] are the best single layer discs. Taiyo Yuden makes the best CD-Rs as well. DVD+Rs are better than DVD-Rs. You can get Verbatims on www.newegg.com and Taiyo Yuden on www.supermediastore.com You might be able to find the Verbatims on supermediastore as well.

Mitsui (MAM-A) GOLD are the best CDR media (gold never oxidizes). If you buy silver discs, you are just throwing your money away.

Tubular
2008-01-20, 10:43 AM
You're right, but those are pretty expensive: approx. $2.00 per gold DVD-R and $1.00 per gold CD-R.

http://www.mediasupply.com/mamgold.html

mc1958
2008-01-20, 01:46 PM
As well as not having anything else running, you could try imgburn to burn the discs instead of nero:

http://www.imgburn.com/

And check out the forums for the guides on dl discs, etc:

http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showforum=4

bartmanus
2008-01-23, 11:51 AM
Another vote for ImgBurn. It's excellent for all kinds of DVD burning.

For audio CDs I use a different program - Burrrn (http://www.burrrn.net/?page_id=4). I like it because of its simplicity as I don't need any hassle from a chore I do very rarely, like once a month. :)