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#1 becky1963

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:18 PM

I bought a DVD BURNER and i have the nero software and other software that goes with it. I was wanting to know what type DVD disk i should buy to download movies and to watch them on the dvd player that is attached to the tv?

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 06:06 PM

Hi becky1963

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Can I ask you what type of movies your are trying to record?

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 06:08 PM

Hi becky1963

A brand new DVD burner should support all formats i.e. DVD-R(RW) or DVD+R(RW). DVD5(Single layer 4.7GB) and DVD9(dual layer 8.5GB)
The thing to check is what format the DVD PLAYER by the TV supports. If it is a newer one, it should support everything, but if older it may be limited. Check the booklet that came with the player. If you don't have this, you can Google the make and model and usually get the info from the manufacturer.
When you download a movie it will usually be encoded or compressed eg. .avi. Your Nero software will decode or expand this before burning to your DVD. A downloaded file of say 700MB will expand out to maybe 4.3GB so you will need plenty of available space on your harddrive.
There is no guarantee that a burned DVD will play without glitches so, experiment and have fun but, if you really want a particular movie, I have found that it is best to just go out and buy it.
It goes without saying that we cannot help you to break the copyright laws and the excuse that 'everyone's doing it' won't impress the men wearing dark suits and a grim smile when they are standing at your door.
I'm not trying to scare you, just be aware.

Cheers

Edited by rowal5555, 15 August 2006 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:33 AM

Which one of the disk have the play back feature on them so you can play them on your dvd player. Is it the DVDtRW OR Iis it the DVD-RW ONES? I have the nero software do i have to download something else to have the play back feature for the dvd players?

Edited by becky1963, 16 August 2006 - 02:05 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:35 AM

[quote name='rigel' date='Aug 15 2006, 07:06 PM' post='340476']
Hi becky1963

Welcome to BleepingComputer.

Can I ask you what type of movies your are trying to record?

Thanks,

rigel
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Im trying to burn movies from the internet

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:24 PM

They will all playback, Becky. It depends on your DVD player what it will play. If you give me the make and model, I may be able to find out for you.

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