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terryco

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i have just installed a lg dvd rw and i wonder if anyone can tell me the best software to run to copy any disc. some of my dvds and pc discs are getting old and i would like to make back up copies, but the software that is supplied with the machine will not allow me to make copies of several of my discs. i run windows xp.and also have a dvd rom installed so i can copy from one drive to the other. thanks in advance.
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starjax

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what software did it come with?

Personally Nero is the best all around burning program for cd and dvd's.
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the software is cyberlink ,but most discs i try to copy i get a message that the disc is copywrited and access is not allowed. many thanks
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cyberlink is best known for PowerDVD, a great dvd player for the pc. And yes if your trying to copy dvd movies you are going to run into issues like copy protection. If its straight data cd's or dvd's and your getting the message, try nero by ahead software. http://nero.com/ Nero is the best authroring software out there IMHO.


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for straight up copies only, check out clonecd or clonedvd. it creates an image of what is on the disc, then copies that to a new disc. it is a legitimate program that can be purchased. they do give warnings about copyrighted material, since the program can bypass some protection schemes.

they can also create virtual drives, which are great for games, etc. where you would normally need the disc in the drive. create an image of the disc, then load that image into the virtual drive. saves on bearing wear on the your disc drive, and gives faster HDD access (as opposed to CD drive access speeds).

NOTE- these programs create copies ONLY. it is not for general burning purposes. it does 1 thing, and it does it really well.

another thing, some newer programs (doom3 for example) will recognize any virtual drives, and not run until virtual drives are removed from the system.

Edited by audioboy, 03 May 2005 - 03:10 AM.

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