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I cannot burn DVD's

I am a complete novice and I am having a problem with my CD burner (Vista Ultimate).
I can manage to burn CD's if I use a 'TX' Self recordable CD - but I cannot burn DVD's at all.
Is it that my computer (and it's quite new) only has a CD burner?
Is there a difference between a CD burner and a DVD burner and if so - what can I do to burn movies please?
I have tried Nero, ImgBurn and CD Burner XP...


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  • Chaoki Layachi Jan 08, 2009

    Thanks Dipu007 - I'll try that.




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You need to download Nero for burning DVDs..

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