DVD copier

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by verytalldave, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. verytalldave

    verytalldave MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,595
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Car:
    W203 C200K Cubanite
    My eldest daughter got married a while back and she had a DVD made of the occasion.
    I have a copy of this on DVD and it would be nice to make a couple of copies to give to family abroad.
    Is there a either a freebie download - or a cheapie program that I could use to copy the disc.
    It must be EASY to use please.
    Thanks in advance...............:thumb:
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2012
  2. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    16,067
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Car:
    That one
    Can you not burn it to your computer and take copies that way?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    verytalldave

    verytalldave MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,595
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Car:
    W203 C200K Cubanite
    Tried that and it doesnt seem to work. Perhaps I am doing something wrong but the files wont copy to a DVD-R disk for some reason.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    16,067
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Car:
    That one
    That's my level of computer expertise used up then!
     
  5. OP
    OP
    verytalldave

    verytalldave MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,595
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Car:
    W203 C200K Cubanite
    The files WILL copy to both hard disk - and memory stick - but not DVD disk.
     
  6. Harrythedog

    Harrythedog MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,131
    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Location:
    Tynemouth
    Car:
    GLC 250 Sport Premium+
    Why don't you zip the file and email it
     
  7. grumpyoldgit

    grumpyoldgit MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,604
    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Location:
    Stourbridge
    Car:
    C270CDI Avantgarde SE
    Hi Dave,

    I use RealPlayer software, which is basically the same type of media player as the Windows Media Player which is usually pre-installed on all Windows Operating System PC's. The basic Real Media Player is free to download and use to burn music or data discs, 'BUT' in order to Burn DVD's you will need an Upgarde to the PLUS version, which costs in the region of £30 (one off subscription). However, there are certain copyright DVD's that cannot be copied so don't think you could make copies of commercial films etc. Is the wedding DVD copyrighted? If so you may or may not be able to copy it.
    Remember that you still have the cost of the blank DVD discs on top of this.

    From what you say about doing just a couple it may be cheaper to ask the guy who made the original how much additional copies would cost, or pop into a local outlet who advertise such services and inquire about their costs for copying. Remember they must be region free if they are for use in other countries.

    Another alternative would be to open a YouTube account (free) and to upload it to there and let family have the details, i.e. account/user name and password if you decide to keep it private. Obviously going that route anyone would need a PC and internet connection to watch it.

    Final option I can think of at the moment. Do you have, or know anyone with a DVD Recorder with both Hard Drive and DVD Disc recording facilities to record TV programmes? If so insert the disc into the player and copy it onto the hard drive and then from the hard drive onto a blank DVD disc. Repeat the last part for however many copies you want. (I think I paid £400 - £450 for mine but they have probably come down in price now).

    Pity you are miles away or I would try it for you. Obviously subject to any copyright not blocking the re-recording.

    Hope that helps you a bit and isn't too confusing.


    P.S. I use Verbatim DVD-R blank media for PC & DVD Player/Recorder
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2012
  8. moonloops

    moonloops MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    5,309
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    :Location : Location
    Car:
    W204 C350 CDI AMG Sport
    I would download dvdshrink (free) as it is easy to use. You can copy an image of the dvd to your pc or do a straight copy.

    One thing you need to check for (if not done already) is that the dvd burners are compatible with the discs as there is dvd-r and dvd+r formats out there.
     
    2 people like this.
  9. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,011
    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Location:
    Cambridge
    Car:
    CLS63 AMG
    Your joking right? even a zipped DVD is going to be a couple of Gigabytes.
     
  10. Simon_M

    Simon_M MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,597
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Garden of England
    Car:
    Mini & Porsche
    DVDFab or DVD Shrink.
     
  11. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    13,477
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Location:
    Central Scotland
    Car:
    '99 S320 W140 ; '93 300SL-24 R129
    I use Roxio Toast ; it will also compress data so that content from a DVD DL disc will fit onto a single layer one .
     
  12. PXW

    PXW MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,245
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Location:
    Camberley
    Car:
    Tesla Model 3 AWD Performance
    or pop it on a file sharing server - dropbox or mediafire or similar - and just let your family/friends have the link.
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. grober

    grober MB Master

    Messages:
    27,897
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Car:
    W204 C200CDI Estate
  14. High-Lo

    High-Lo MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,798
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Location:
    Kent
    Car:
    2013 X166 Mercedes GL350, Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, Porsche 968 Cabriolet
    I can do it for you if you get stuck :)
     
  15. Stan the Man

    Stan the Man Active Member

    Messages:
    203
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Car:
    W205 C250d Sport Premium + Auto
    I will be more than happy to make as many copies as you require, just pm me.
     
  16. The G.F.P

    The G.F.P MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,292
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
  17. Piff

    Piff MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,136
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Car:
    Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, A207 E250CDi Cabriolet Sport, R171 SLK280
    Nero should do that.
    Got a free copy bundled withn a dvd re-writer drive.
    Would guess that free copies are available to download.
    Also used Roxio in the past - again free with a dvd drive
     
  18. bolide

    bolide MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,726
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Location:
    Brighton
    Car:
    BMW E39 525 Diesel Touring
    The DVD will contain copyright material and no, you're not free to copy it, just the same as you're not free to copy wedding photos, Map CDs, audio or video DVDs

    I'd go back to the original company and, unless they specifically allow you to copy their DVDs, I'd order additional copies

    Nick Froome
     
  19. Iain430

    Iain430 Member

    Messages:
    59
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Location:
    Hereford
    Car:
    1999 E430 Avantgarde Estate
    download SLYSOFT ANYDVD and you should be able to copy dvds to you heart content;)
     
  20. OP
    OP
    verytalldave

    verytalldave MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,595
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Car:
    W203 C200K Cubanite
    Very many thanks to all those helpful members who offered assistance via PM's. You are a fantastic group of people.Probably the best collection of kind hearted souls on any forum anywhere.:rock:

    But just to let you know I have now managed to copy the wedding DVD successfully using a combination of CDBurnerXP and AnyDVD software.
    Not a straightforward procedure, but nevertheless, got there in the end.:wallbash:

    Very many thanks to all who offered advice and suggestions, some of which I took onboard.:bannana:

    You all get my 5 star award of the best forum community.:thumb:
     
    2 people like this.
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.