DVD to DVD copying - non-protecting

vbimport

#1

I am struggling greatly burning DVD’s (they are not retail movies or anything cpoy protecting) on my LG 4163B. I’ve mainly been using Fuji+R (made in Japan) and Ritek + and - R. I’ve had at least 10 coasters today and it’s getting fairly frustrating. I’ve beening using Nero and the “Copy DVD” option to do it. Out of maybe 12 tries, I’ve had 2 successes today. Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appriciated.


#2

quick question… I’ve ripped the ISO to my harddrive with DVD Decrypter then burned it, also with Decrypter, and it seems to be working. My question is do I lose any quality in doing that as opposed to the direct copy feature in Nero?


#3

Are you going straight from DVD to DVD, without writing it to your hard drive first? That’s certainly not a good idea. Ripping with DVD Decrypter to an ISO first is certainly the right idea, and no, there is no loss in quality. You’re likely to lose more from doing a drive-to-drive copy.


#4

yes, that’s what I was doing:-(


#5

The other thing to bear in mind is that copying on the fly is risky is a read error occurs. The result is a wasted DVD.
I tend to do DVD to ISO & ISO to DVD, it’s the safest approach.


#6

Yo-

Have got to totally agree - this IS the best way to do copy to copy-

Also you may want to burn at the disc rated speed rather than trying to burn at a higher speed IMO-

Mike


#7

I haven’t had any problems copying cd’s or dvd’s. I copy from primary ide drive to secondary ide drive or visaversa, never more than 24x on cd’s, and at 8x on dvd’s. No coasters yet. But I agree that the ideal method is to transfer to hd, then back to dvd/cd.


#8

Exactly what I was getting at. When you need two drives to keep up with each other in order for everything to be successful, what happens when there’s a read or write error? Does it skip that part of the disc, slow down and cause the burn to fail, stop altogether, etc etc…


#9

Now you have 4 of us saying it. Do it this way. DVD to ISO & ISO to DVD