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Burning Files To A Dvd


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#1 Village Baka

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 10:53 PM

I've tried asking this on several different sites, and no one seems to understand what I'm asking. So I'm going to just try it again here and make myself perfectly clear:

I bought a DVD-R drive, and bought a spool of blank DVD-Rs. I want to burn some files to the DVDs. NOT videos, just regular files like text documents, ZIP archives, and the like. When I do this with a CD-R, all I do is put in the blank CD, open My Computer, navigate to the burner drive, and drag-and-drop my files into that. Then I hit "Burn these files to CD", go through the wizard, and everything works just fine.

Now, when I try to this with a blank DVD, I'll get to the drag-and-drop part, and windows throws an error message at me, saying the files could not be copied. I checked to make sure that the files would fit, and they were small enough.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get it to stop giving me this error and just copy the flippin' files?

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#2 Wildabeast

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:23 AM

In the section here at BC, All other Applications, there is a thread for freeware replacements, I saw THIS. I don't know if that will work. I use a program, it's not free, called Copy to DVD. Good luck, hope one these works for you. :thumbsup:
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#3 mommabear

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:42 AM

Are you using XP's burning program? I think it only works for CDs.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:48 AM

You are correct mommabear, Windows XP doesn't contain built-in support for burning DVDs.
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:23 AM

Install DeepBurner as previously mentioned, or CD BurnerXP Pro, those are your best free programs for burning DVDs.
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