I’m a newbie when it comes to copying DVD’s. So, my problems may seem really stupid to you guys but I’m getting really frustrated and hope someone can help me. I just downloaded CloneDVD version 3.0 and I have windows XP. I’ve used it successfully twice when I made copies of 2 different DVD’s which both were 99 minutes. I had to do “movie only” in order for it to fit onto one disc. The others 109 minutes or larger, I’ve had problems with.
I’ve tried over and over but just can’t get the movie to “compress into one blank disc”. In the “copy mode” I have a checkmark next to “compress into one blank disc”. I’ve tried deleting all the extra chapters (everything except for the main movie) and with some movies the space needed still exceeds the 4.7GB allowed. How do I get the “whole disc” or even just the “main movie only” onto just one disc? Doesn’t this program have someway of “compressing” the file so it can fit onto just one disc? After reading the “read me” file and all of the “help” section, it says that I should be able to do this, but I can’t figure it out. What am I doing wrong?
What exactly does the “output disc information” mean? It lists the “input” and “output” sizes in the third screen on CloneDVD. What is the difference between the two? When “compress into one blank disc” is checked, the “input” size is larger than the “output” size. When “compress into one blank disc” is NOT checked the input and output sizes always seem to be the same on both disc, however, both discs maybe different sizes. Does the “input” size have to be smaller than the “output” in order for it too fit onto one DVD? Does it have to be less the 4.7GB… even if the program is supposed to be able to “compress” it? I’ve trying to copy/burn a DVD that is 109 minutes long but it won’t fit onto a 120 minute blank DVD+R disc.
Since I’m new, I’ve wasted several DVD+R blank disc. So, I bought some DVD+RW blank disc. For some reason I can’t burn them using CloneDVD. After the DVD completes the “copy” process my DVD drive pops open and says to insert a disc. But there is a brand new blank DVD+RW in there already!?! Its not my drive, +R works fine and its not the discs… I’ve tried a few and they were all new. Does this program work with RW? If so, what am I doing wrong?
Can anyone tell me how to erase DVD+RW discs? I’m testing things out here and when using another program - DVD-Cloner II - it stated that the DVD+RW must be erased first. I can’t seem to find a way to erase it that works.
Thanks in advance for any help…