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Copying data on to a DVD

I have an HP 400C DVD writer (CD writer combo). I am able to durn movies but when I go to "copy" files to a DVD disc It does not recognize that I have a disc in the driver. I often have issues with the discs not being recognized. I am thinking that, in this case, the software (files ready to be written to disc) that is in use on this computer only wants to copy to a CD rW. Could that be right? How can I change this - I am trying to make a backup disc and using CD RW would be too much. Help!???

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Re: copying data on to a DVD

What type of application are you using? I know that the new nero requires you to choose whether you want to write to dvd or cd before it will work. maybe your application is similar.

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First Install the burning software and then try to write the DVD, may you have try to burn without burning software.

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How do I Copy a Movie (DVD) to a blank DVD?

Unless the movie is allowed to be copied, most movies contain encryption to prevent copying due to the act being illegal.

if you are able to copy the move and it is free to do so, you can use any number of ways. One program you can try free to copy disc to disc is ImgBurn

this is a free cd/dvd writer software for Windows based computers. This shoudl do what you want. if you want more elaborate you can use Nero Burning Rom from but that is only trial unless you buy it.

good luck

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and enusre you copied the DVD and didnt drag and drop the files as a data disc.

if you are burning a movie from a avi or mpg file you might need to encode it to dvd format..

i didnt understand your question so if i didnt assume correct please repost it thanks :)

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