Compress DVD to CD

Hi, I’m a newbie and could use your help. My DVD burner has dropped out (has disappeared from My Computer and Device Manager) and I’m in need of burning capabilities. Since I no longer have the use of a viable DVD burner, I thought I’d compress and burn my DVD movies onto CDs for playback on PC as well as DVD player. I heard a lot about this CD process, but don’t know how to proceed. How is the quality? Is it worth going this route?

If your DVD burner has ‘disappeared’ then probably all you have to do is uninstall your IDE channels via the step-sequence diagram below, and restart the PC. The channels should be reinstalled and hopefully your burner will reappear.