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DVD copying software
is part of the DVD archiving solution!
Want to backup your entire DVD library to protect your privacy originals?
You may think copying DVDs is too technical, but new software has
made the task fast and simple.
STEPS TO COPY A DVD
Q: How many steps does it take to complete a DVD copy using this
can compresses a large DVD video to a single DVD in four easy step.
If you use a CD burner, you must use more than one CD to copy an
extended length DVD. If you use a DVD burner you have the option
of using one or two blank DVDs to copy an entire DVD.
Does the software allow you to make copies of DVDs that have CSS
encryption? Hollywood and other DVD makers add CSS encryption to
their DVD's to eliminate DVD piracy.
Retain/omit the Bonus
These are the menu options that are listed on the screen when you
play a DVD: movie bonus footage consists of commentaries, outtakes,
and children's games. Does the DVD copy program allow you the option
of copying all of these menu options from the original DVD?
If your original DVD has a scratch or a defect on it, this
feature will produce a DVD copy with the damaged portion repaired.
Does the software allow you to copy PlayStation 2 or other computer
Does the software have the capability to copy a series of digital
photos onto a blank DVD disk?
Time to copy
This is the length of time it takes a particular piece of software
to copy a whole DVD
Episodic DVD Support
Does the product give you the option to copy selected episodes of
a particular show to a blank DVD? (i.e. Simpsons, Sopranos, Friends,
Different recording media and hardware include several different
formats. The important thing to remember is to be sure that your
software, hardware and recording disks are all compatible (that
all work in the same format). Here are formats you'll typically
see on the outside of the box: CD-R(W), DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW,
DVD-RAM and DVD+R. For a description of how these formats differ
and what each is most commonly used for, see the article Which is
Better, DVD- R or DVD+R?
VCD is an acronym for Video Compact Disc, a CD that contains moving
pictures and sound. VCDs use a compression standard called MPEG
to store the video and audio data. A VCD can be played on almost
all DVD players and, of course, on all computers with a DVD-ROM
or CD-ROM drive with the help of a software-based decoder/player.
The quality of a very good VCD is nearly the same as a VHS tape-based
movie, but the VCD movie is usually blurrier.
SVCD-MPEG2 (Super Video CD)
SVCD is an acronym for Super Video Compact Disk. A SVCD can be played
on many DVD Players and on all computers with a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM
drive with the help of a software-based decoder/player. The quality
of a SVCD is superior to a VCD; the sharper picture is the result
of higher VCD resolution.
NTSC DVDs (Movies)
NTSC is the media storage format that is used with most televisions
in most western countries
PAL DVDs (Movies)
PAL is the media storage format used in most European televisions.
DivX is the name of a new video format based on the new MPEG-4 compression
standard for video. Once you've installed the DivX codec, you will
be able to play DivX movies using Windows Media Player or any other
AVI stands for Audio Video Interlaced. This format was developed
by Microsoft and is one of the oldest media storage formats in use.
This is hardware in a computer that allows you to copy (burn) data
onto inexpensive CDs, or Compact Disks. (Only works in combination
with a DVD ROM)
This is hardware in a computer that allows you to read data contained
on DVDs, or Digital Video Disks.
This is hardware in a computer that allows you to copy data onto
high quality DVDs, or Digital Video Disks.