Can I Burn DVD's Using CD-RW Drive?

Hi Folks!

I have an LG DVD-ROM DRD8120B DVD drive which I use to play my DVD’s on and a TEAC CD-W54E CD-RW drive which I burn my back-up CD’s on.

Now, my question is: can I use my CD-RW drive to burn playable DVD disks on??

I use InterVideo WinDVD and/or CyberLink PowerDVD to play my DVD’s and also have the following progs installed for burning CD’s: Ahead Nero and CDRWIN 5. I also have DVD Decrypter, DVD Genie, DVD Region+CSS Free (Trial Copy), DVD Shrink 3.2 and DVDx installed.

Can anyone please advise if it is possible to make back-up copies of DVD’s using my drives and installed software??


Much appreciated,


you can burn movies, but you must convert them to VCD SVCD, you can’t burn DVD media on your drive.

Thanks Dee-27,

I use DVD Decrypt to decode and transfer movie to my hard drive - will there be any problems in copying movies to hard drive and then burning them from there, as opposed to doing a straight ‘on-the-fly’ burn/copy of a disk?



An afterthought to Dee-27’s advice about not being able to burn DVD media on my drive… When converting to VCD or SVCD and then burning - Do I use DVD-R disks to burn to??

Thanks again,


no CDR
Nero recode may be your answer to converting, its part of Nero Burning Rom

Does this mean that my 2 hour movie (and extra features) will then be split onto more than one CD-R, Dee-27?

My version of Nero is ahead - will this do the job, or do I need to upgrade?



You need NERO 6.3 to use recode, you will get 80 mins of video on a 80 min CDR. If your DVD player can handle MPG4 streams (divx) then you can fit it all on one disc. NERO 6.3 also includes a player to view MPG4 streams.