I am new to DVD authoring, have a new dual DVD writer but haven't burned once yet.
I have been writing to CDRs for over three years and am consolidated with such technology. When I wished to back-up a music CD I copied from CD (D:) & wrote to CD-RW (E:) on the fly.
What I wish to do is back-up my own DVD collection and my quick questions are:- Do I need a separate DVD player to enable me to write to my DVD writer or can I just use the one drive to copy and write? My PC has a CD player and a DVD writer. Is ripping the only way? Are there better ways of copying a DVD on the fly?
I will view the forum for further info and I am just beginning to understand the ripping of .VOB files to HDD. I do know that people have there preferred methods of ripping, copying and authoring DVDs etc but my knowledge is fragmented at the moment.
Any responses would be greatly appreciated.