Thanks to those who helped this total noob find a good freeware solution to movie backup. Now i need something for burning data for storage purposes. I've seen CDBurnerXP mentioned, but instead of having to install a bunch of them and waste time and fragment my drive with a ton of lousy apps to find one good one, i was hoping i could get some suggestions as to whats considered the standard among freeware DVD burning apps that will do data.
Also while i'm at it, anyone know of a freeware program that will allow me to passwoord protect files on either hard disc or removable like DVD? (either will do) I'm talking specifically about a prog that will leave you with a protected file or folder that is not dependant on the program that created it to be used. In oither words, a program that i could protect a folder with via password, then be able to uninstall the program and be left with a still working password protected folder. Using XP's compressed zips aren't an option by the way. (too longwinded to go into)