I have a lot of expensive DVDs (mostly seasons of shows), and we have animals and parties at my house. As such I'd like to make duplicates of my DVDs without compressing the data. The DL burner I'm looking at is the Pioneer 109 OEM from newegg.
1) My xbox has a Samsung drive and I have read if it has the DVD+R bit set then it won't read, but if it set as DVD-ROM it will. How would I go about setting that?
2) I have a DVD-ROM drive in my laptop already--if that is hooked up at the same time as the DVD burner, can I just backup the DVDs directly or do I have to copy to the HD first? I ask because my HD only has about 5.5GB free.
3) What software would everyone recommend to make DL backups? I'm running Windows 2000.