New to world of DVD Burning...

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  1. truth

    truth Don't just stand there, bust-a-move!

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    So I want to grab a DVD burner now..they seem to have finally come down in price and what not. Kind of like how CDR drives were really really expensive for a while

    Looking at Costco online they have a 16x for about $100, so that means it's cheaper in-store

    I'm sure they have DVD-R's as well..

    I will stop by after work on my way home to see what they have.

    Now...how long will it take me to burn a full movie with this burner??
     
  2. skinjob

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    $100 is way too much. A good DL burner should be no more than $70.
    Look online for NEC 3250. www.newegg.com has it on sale for $56 until tomorrow.
     
  3. Goonigoogoo

    Goonigoogoo Active Member

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    dvd decrypter + dvd shrink + burning takes me about 60-80 minutes per DVD on 4.7GB media.


    I'm running an AMD Athlon64 3500+ With an 8x burner which i burn at 4x.
     
  4. truth

    truth Don't just stand there, bust-a-move!

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    like i said, it's cheaper in store. i believe i saw them for about 70 ish

    i will see how much it is when i stop by after work

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    goddamn, 60-80 mins?

    well, this is a 16x, so that will help..

    the hell is a decrypter and shrink?

    i was just going to use nero dvd burning software :coolugh:
     
  5. Wolf68k

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    DVD Shrink will help you take a DVD movie and easily take out the parts you don't need for your backup, like the extra audio tracks, sub titles, special features and whatever extras there are. So you end up copying just the movie if that's all you really want.

    DVD Decrypter "...is a free tool that allows you to decrypt and copy DVDs..." (taken from the web site). DVD Shrink is usually enough, but using DVD Decrypter with Shrink can help make for better decryption.

    The NEC 3520 (not 3250) is well under 70 even with shipping, and with FedEx you'll get it with a week, in most cases, of the day you order. And the shipping charge is very cheap....in this case, Free for the one that's on sale but the others are $3.50


    Nero is good. DVD Shrink can rip and then burn the DVD if you so choose or it'll make and ISO so you can then burn with Nero or anything else that can burn ISO files.
     
  6. bleak

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    <-- also new to DVD burning. Are there any specific recommendations for decrypting, shrinking, and burning software? Is there a package that does all 3 (and does it well)?

    Also, what's the difference between DVD + R and - R?
     
  7. Goonigoogoo

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    hehehe, yes 60-80 mins, first off the burning of the dvd is the fastest part. What takes the longest is the decrypting and encoding, oh and i'd never burn a DVD a 16x, you'll probably have a lot of bad burns.
     
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    Maybe if you're burning media that's not rated at 16x :ugh:
     
  9. truth

    truth Don't just stand there, bust-a-move!

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    haha, wasted my time. went and they are 99.99

    so i'll go ahead and put my order in @ newegg
     
  10. Goonigoogoo

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    Just from my experience, the higher burn speeds tend to give me more fuckups than lower ones.
     
  11. monolith

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    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    I plan on burning just PC games and I was wondering what kind of DVD's you guys recommend.
     

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