[QUOTE=snagel;2049818]Is there any advantages of copying a video from files that have already been saved? To the external harddrive (Either way NTFS or FAT32)
I have some put on the harddrive but have never had to go and re copy any one of them.[/QUOTE]
Depends on how you’ve saved it previously. DVDR’s eventually go bad. So far, I haven’t seen any Tayios or Verbatims die from age, but I’ve only been using them for 3 years or so. I’ve seen just about all of the cheaply made brand name discs go bad just sitting on the shelf in cases. The die fades. In my experience CMC. Ricoh & Ritech are the worst. I had several cakes of Maxell’ branded discs become completely unreadable after about 6 months just sitting in cases. The die was visibly discolored on the outside half of the disc.
I do remember when i was new at this (4-5 years ago?) reading that the conventional wisdom at that time was that we should reburn our entire dvdr collection every 4 years or so. I have no idea if that’s still considered the case. Again, so far I haven’t had any Tayios or Verbs go bad from time.
If your video files are already on an internal hard drive, I’d only bother withy multiple backups if they’re super important to you.