Help a complete noob

vbimport

#1

just purchased a lg4163 from the reviews and such on this site.
that was the easy part… :slight_smile:
now how to get started?
I have read this site thru and thru and im sure I have missed anything or everything that I need to get started. :confused:
how do I go about burning a dvd? I have several movies on my harddrive that I would love to burn to dvd.
what programs do you guys recomend I need?
what programs do what?
Be easy on me guys. Im not the best at this computer stuff…


#2

I would suggest reading thru the DVD movie backup and copy software forum.
in the commercial apps CloneDVD2 and AnyDVD are excellent. for freeware programs I would suggest DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink.


#3

When you say “movies on my hard drive”, exactly what file type are they? If you aren’t sure what the extensions mean, go here:

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/.

Get the latest version of GSpot, it’ll tell you the file type, what codecs you might need to play a file, and other information.

There are freeware conversion programs that do AVI to DVD fairly well. Here are a couple:

http://www.softpedia.com. Search for VSO DivxToDVD.
http://members.home.nl/thefilmmachine/

For commercial DVDs, see the previous post. Good luck. :slight_smile: