Good dvd/cd recorder?

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Sonic Record Now came installed on both of my machines. It is difficult to close when finished, and sometimes reads the DVD I recorded, and when I put a blank DVD in it runs through the complete cycle, but instead of the disk being recorded the reply is that it could not be read. It ruins the disk. Usually the next disk is recorded OK.

    I am wondering if there is a program that I can install that will replace Sonic Record Now?
    It will have to be pretty simple.

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Check your DVD recorder, look for a firmware update and try using ImgBurn as a recording program.
     
  4. JerryM

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    I am not sure what you mean. I did try to use ImgBurn, but got the same response. I may have selected the incorrect place to save the info to. It went to the Record Now to do that.

    Do you mean to save the image of the original disk to the Record Now, and then use the ImgBurn to make the recording?

    I am going to check for updates, and see if there are any. This computer is about 3 years old, and the Record Now has had no updates.

    You see, I am in the slow group, and need some detailed info. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    ashampoo burning studio. its awesome and super easy to use. my second choice after imgburn it does everything most could possibly need and my mother can use it lol. once you take the time to learn ingburn its a simply awesome program and can do just about anything you could want. but yes there is a learning curve with it. ashampoo will do everything without as many options but its basically click and go.
     
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    Jerry, both boxes XP equipped?
     
  8. JerryM

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    Yes, thanks.

    zfactor,
    The main problem is making exact copies of DVDs and CDs. Will Ashampoo do that? Some indicate that they do not make exact copies or copy DVD to DVD. Does that mean that the original is downloaded to your computer and then copied on a blank DVD?

    Thanks for the help.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    This is pretty good stuff here and the free one does all you need :thumb:

    Disc Duplication and Recording Software

    BurnAware Free is a free CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc burning software. It is ideal for users with basic disc burning needs as backup, creating data, audio, MP3 music, DVD-Video discs and burning disc images. Free, easy to set up, it enables you to save your files to disc quickly and provides clean, flexible interface to help you complete your burning tasks much faster.

    BurnAware Professional is the professional’s choice for quality CD & DVD media duplication and Blu-ray Disc recording. Apart from the standard features, such as data, audio and video burning, BurnAware Professional offers a wide scope of advanced functionality, allowing you to duplicate CDs and DVDs, make exact copies of discs on your hard drive, write to multiple drives simultaneously. Also it is permitted for commercial use.

    BurnAware Home is the powerful CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc copying and recording software which is preferred for home laptops and notebooks. It includes additional burning tools which help you to copy your CDs and DVDs with digital photos, documents, games, movies and music easily. Also with BurnAware Home you can compile and burn bootable discs and disc images.


    Features
    • Create data, bootable and multisession CD/DVD/Blu-ray Discs
    • Create Audio CDs and MP3 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Discs
    • Create DVD-Video
    • Copy and backup CDs/DVDs
    • Create and record disc images, boot images
    • Erase / Format rewritable discs
    • Supports all current hardware interfaces (IDE/SCSI/USB/1394/SATA)
    • Supports UDF/ISO9660/Joliet Bridged file systems (any combination)
    • Supports true, simultaneous image writing (up to 8 recorders at once)
    • On-the-fly writing for all image types (no staging to hard drive first)
    • Auto-verification of written files
    • Supports CD-Text and unicode characters
    • Supports Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 (32 and 64 Bit), no drivers required

    Product Info: BurnAware
     
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    yes ashampoo will make exact copies just fine as long as they are not copy protected dvd's. but none of the mentioned will do that either. try ashampoo trust me its a awesome program.
     
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    @hayc59

    Hi, didn't know about BurnAware Free until now, so thanks.

    On compare http://www.burnaware.com/products.html
    it states the free version does NOT do that.

    What kind of copies would we get, if they are not exact ?
     
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    they mean 1 to 1 copies. you can copy the disc to the drive and then burn to a new disc. ashampoo will do 1 to 1 copies either on the fly or disc at once or track at once methods
     
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    I tried a couple, but Ashampoo suited me best. It is very simple and straight-forward. Just what I was seeking.
    Many thanks to All for the help and advice. It solved my problem.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    My 2004 vintage DELL came with Sonic Record Now v6 I think. I constantly make exact copies of CD's with it. You just click on Make exact Copy, and follow the instructions. I can't vouch for DVD/RW disks though, but copying a disk is copying a disk I guess.
     
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    Consistently, yes? Hey, maybe :D;) constantly?
     
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