[QUOTE=Bchord3313;2014661]I have a dvd burner in my laptop and use dvdfab… is that the information you were asking for?
If you could post a few burn logs as Troy suggested above ^, this’ll be a big help to us.
the default location is:
[B]C:\Documents and Settings[I]Administrator Name[/I]\My Documents\DVDFab\Log[/B]
Does anyone know step by step how I would take shows from my DVR and put them on a dvd? My DVR has a usb port in the back. This was something the x was suppose to do… but well lets just say he didnt have time when I packed his stuff up =)[/QUOTE]
First off, I don’t have DVR, but from what I know about what you’re trying to accomplish, the quick and easy way is to record directly from your DVR with a standalone DVD recorder. The original recording (DVR) is digital, so this way should be easy, that is, if you don’t have to buy a standalone recorder.
You said you’re cheap…errh…I mean frugal right?..
I looked into this a bit and I believe herein lies the problem…
The usb port on your DVR may not be active (probably is not active). It seems that over the past 5 years or so, many usb ports were installed, but never “activated”.
Anyway, the purpose of the usb ports is to allow connectivity to an ethernet adapter, thereby allowing access to any of the networked pcs so you could watch the movies, etc., on these other pcs.
I seriously doubt that you can connect the DVR to your pc and expect your pc simply to “see” the DVR hdd as it would an external hdd, but I’d try it anyway… nothing to lose.
If this works, it’s easy, simple and free. However, I’d keep my expectations to a minimum.
I think what you’d have to do is use a video capture device (PCI card, etc.,) in your PC and connect the DVR. I have no doubt that there are "freaks here that could walk you through this (I’m sure not one of 'em…), but this can get very technical and likely will require additional hardware, software and installation.