Dual Layer DVD Burner

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  1. redwingg91

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    Need to make backups of movies (DVD to DVD), I'm thinking of buying a dual layer DVD burner (under $200). Anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. Fee

    Fee Boba Fett Likes the Nips

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  3. redwingg91

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    fuck...forgot to mention i need an external. thx for the info though
     
  4. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    Just to mention, duel layer disks are FAR from low priced. Add to that the disks don't play in standard DVD players (and I've had a few problems getting them to read on other DVD drives). So for backups, you'd really be better off spending the money on something like a 160GB NetDisk (http://www.ximeta.com/products/network_drives/netdisk/index.php). I've got two hooked up to my network and I've not needed to use the Duel Layer in my Vaio since.
     
  5. redwingg91

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    so what would be the best way to successfully copy a DVD and have it play on standard players? two single layer discs?
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    for backing up DVDs (and I do it often with a 3 and 5 year old), I use DVD Shrink. You can choose what features you want to include/remove from the disc, and the compression is hardly, if at all, noticable on the finished product.

    I had trouble with DVD Shrink a few times not completing during encoding. After much research, I find that if you run DVDIdle's DVD Region & CSS Free, the decryption is much better and the failure rate is reduced greatly.

    hope this helps.
     
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    Do you mean DUAL layer? Or DOUBLE layer. Because dual layer burners are *expensive* (read : $1000+). However, DOUBLE layer burners are cheap (read : $100>)

    And defeating encryption on a DVD is illigal ;)
     

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