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Old 07-16-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I have decided that I am going to purchased CD DVD Burning Software. I have a lot of home movies that I am converting and storing on my PC. I already have the VHS to DVD software and equipment. However, when I try to make a second copy from one drive to the other, the computer does not let me do that. Hence, I was able to do this using the Sonic software installed on my computer. However, I can not use it anymore, since it is not compatible with my upgraded MC. So it looks like the best thing to do is get software that is user friendly that I can do almost anything with. The freeware stuff downloaded off the internet has proven to be too problematic for my computer and I. So I was wondering which is the best software to get? I did an internet search and found an endless amount of conflicting information...I simply do not know what is reliable. I see on Amazon Roxio, 123DVD, etc. are popular. But which one would be the best for me? Note: I do need to use ISO files and would like to be able to use Blue-ray. Any suggestions?

Note: I have Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 with all service packets updated as the OS. My computer is an HP Pavillion a1620n.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Republic of Texas
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ImgBurn. Not sure on the bluray support with that one.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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ImgBurn is freeware. I had problems with it. I am looking for a more reliable software to purchase.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Have you looked into Ashampoo? I have the free version and I'm impressed.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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ImgBurn has proved to be dang near as bullet proof as any burning software. The only time it has failed to burn a disk is when the media was flawed, and when my old drive was failing. It is the only software I use to burn, cause it does it all. Are you sure your drive isn't the problem?
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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OK. I just downloaded ImgBurn. This time, it downloaded perfectly fine. I simply have no idea what i was doing wrong. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:39 PM
 
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However, when I try to make a second copy from one drive to the other, the computer does not let me do that.
What are you using when you do this? You can't "burn" to a hard drive but you can create a .iso file. This type of file can't be opened by lot of programs without special software, it's an "image" of disc.



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If you want a pay for kill a lot of birds with one stone solution look at Movie Factory or Video Studio

These are pretty similar products and both can take you from a capture to burn. The difference is Movie Factory focuses on disc authoring and Video Studio focuses on video editing.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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convertx is the best movie to dvd software. Used by all pirates. You can buy it or download the pirated version from piratebay
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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I use VHS to DVD from Honestech Software for my HOME MOVIES. I am not pirating anything. I just have a lot of VHS tapes from the 1980's that show priceless videos of people in my family no longer with us. That's why what I am doing is so important.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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convertx is the best movie to dvd software.
"best" is subjective, if speed and convenience is more important than quality and choices then yes it's a decent piece of software.
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