Ok here goes my first post.
I would like to "SIMPLY" burn DVDs and VCDs. I have done some research and have tried a few free programs. I dont have much luck with share ware, it always messes my computer up or I cant figure the program out and it has no support usually. So I decided to get dvd x copy and Roxio 6 which were both on sale. Have tried trial version of Nero but the learning curve seemed a little steep for me. I could figure it out, just dont have the time to learn programs that aren't user freindly. I have a Toshiba laptop with a sd-r6012 1x dvd-r/rw drive. I watch them back on a Panasonic dvd-s35 which is cheap but plays back all formats. I am using Comp USA DVD-r media now.
Problems: half the time when I burn a DVD movie with xcopy it doesnt copy the whole movie or copies the special fetures.
When I burn a VCD with Roxio 6 it wont play in the Panasonic, but if I burn a SVCD it seems to work OK. I did burn a data DVD that was 7 gig and it put it on 2 disc, then had to load Roxio on my desktop to copy the Data to my hard drive. Roxio wont copy movie DVDs as you all know.
Questions: Is there any good programs out there that are fairly simple to do lite editing and add sound to, or copy DVD movies then be able to burn on any ( DVD, SVCD, or VCD ) media I want, and is reliable?
And has anyone found DVD-r or DVD-rw media that works almost everytime with the toshiba sd-r6012, and where can I purchase it at?