how to copy DVD to harddrive.

Dell GX150
June 12, 2007 at 14:36:24
Specs: windows xp, 256mhtz
Dear friends, I have got windows Dell GX150, Pentium 3. It has got a DVD drive and I can see the following written infront of the drive. It shows RW-DVD + RDL and DVD R/RW RDL nad Compact Disk-Rewritable-Ultra speed. I think RW-DVD means DVD Rewritable. A type of DVD that can be written to by a DVD RW drive. I do not know what is the meaning of RDL. DVD R/RW - DVD R means recordable- A type of DVD that can be written to by a DVD R Drive. DVD RW refers to DVD Rewritable - I do not know the meaning of RDL. Compact disk is clear to me. I would like to make a copy of a DVD Religious movie for myself which I have borrowed from my sister. I have to return her copy and keep one for my use but I dont know how to do it. I got only one CD/DVD drive and one floffy drive. Is it possible to save this on my hard drive and then make a DVD. I have got Windows Media Player, got Sonic Digital Media le v7 and also Nero Express. If it is possible then can someone please guide me step by step how to do it. I took some photos and made a CD on this machine but I have never done a DVD. If it is possible then which type of blank DVD should I use. I will wait badly to hear from some one. Any help given to me will be highly appreciated. Thanking you for your time. Regards.Jamuna

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June 12, 2007 at 14:55:58
"I do not know the meaning of RDL"

... or Google, it would seem

Actually that's DVD-R DL (Dual Layer DVD)

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June 12, 2007 at 15:25:02
I think it's actually DVD-R DL. DL stands for double layer.

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June 12, 2007 at 16:01:08

dear friends, Many thanks for your reply. i am still waiting to hear from some one as to how I can make a copy of DVD from my DVD drive. REgards.

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June 12, 2007 at 18:00:48
If the DVD has copyright protection on it, you cannot copy it legally.

however, if the DVD does not have copy right protection you can make a copy with Nero Express. Please refer to the user documentation for your version of Nero Express.

As above, DVD's come in both single layer format and dual layer format. If you original DVD is a single layer DVD (should be about 4.5gb in size - right click on your DVD drive in 'my computer' and chose properties to find out the size) then Nero will let you copy it to a single layer blank DVD. If however, the original is a dual layer DVD (around 9gb in size), you will either have to copy it to a blank dual layer DVD or Nero may let you "shrink" the original DVD so it will fit into a blank single layer disc.

Make sure you buy the correct TYPE of blank DVD disc.

Have a good read about the website jboy recomended.

Good luck

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June 12, 2007 at 18:06:09
Further - to clarify. Insert the original DVD into the dvd drive and THEN right click on the drive in 'My Computer' and chose properties to find out the size of the DVD

Using Nero will let you transfer the original DVD onto your computers hard-drive and then let you remove the original dvd from the drive and insert a blank dvd for Nero to then burn from the files located on the hard-drive


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June 12, 2007 at 18:52:02
Assuming there is no copy protection problem.
You should be able to copy all the contents of the DVD to a folder on your hard drive. Most DVD players have the option of playing from a hard drive folder instead of a DVD drive.

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June 13, 2007 at 14:49:03
Dear friends, I must thank everyone of you for giving me your suggestions as to how I can burn DVD. I have got a question and I am sure one of you will surely help me to solve the problem. I want to know that if I copy the DVD in my harddrive and later transfer or copy the same to a Blank DVD, would the DVD I copied earlier still stays in my hardrive or it is erased when I copy it to a new DVD. How can I findout if it is in my hard drive. Please help. Very new to all this and learning. Thanks and regards.

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June 14, 2007 at 14:42:37
Dear friends,I am still waiting for a reply to my previous message. My question is -if I copy a DVD in my hard drive and later transfer or copy the same to a Blank DVD, would the DVD I copied earlier still stays in my harddrive or does it get erased when I copy it to a new DVD. How can I findout if it is in my hard driveor not.
No 2 question is (1)-what is Small Form-Factor computer.(2) Small desktop system
(3) Small Mini-Tower system.I have got a Dell Flat Hard drive.Do I clasify this as Small Desktop system?
No.3 question: I have managed to open my harddrive today and found out that I have got two black slots on the motherboard .One could be RAM(probably) because it shows 256 MB and one black slot which is empty. They both are black in colour.I assume it must be for RAM.The length is same for both the slot. There are two slots vacant on the side of the motherboard. One is Green and one is white.I have also noticed that there are two white slots empty where the power board is.Can any body explain what are these?
I am assuming that the two white slots near the powerboard must be for Expansion cards(PC1) and the black one must be for RAM (AGP)The green and the white on the motherboard must be for expansion cards(PC1)but I dont know? What is the difference between the Motherboard and the System Board?My last question is-What are serial ports and what peripheral can you connect to these ports. I hope I have not upset anybody by asking these questions. As I am very new to these things I thought of asking these in the forum. Finally I must thank jboy,rhawk7938,d85Kennedy and Max00 for being so helpful to me and gave me a lot of good information. May God bless you all. Hope to hear from you soon. Regards.

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June 16, 2007 at 04:06:56
If you "copy" then it is a copy of the original so the orginal will remain on the hard drive.
Burning a CD or DVD will burn a Copy.

Regards to your other questions the book appears to have already been written so I won't re-write it here.


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August 4, 2007 at 19:50:58
I have copied a DVD on my hard drive through Nero Express 6 bearing in mind the copy protection regulation. It is saved in my Document and when I click on it I get Nero Express screen. I copied through Nero Express-Image Recording. Can I open and see this DVD? How can I do this?I want to see this which is on my hard drive. Can anybody help please. Many thanks. Jamuna

I have used Nero Express and saved a copy of a DVD on my harddrive under my Document by using Nero Express-Image Recording. Is there a way to open this and see the movie on my computer. When I click o

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