Imaging directly to DVD

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by AndyL, Nov 25, 2004.

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  1. AndyL

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    I am trying to create images directly to my DVD drive (HP dvd300i).

    It seems from the documentation that I need some compatible DVD writing software. Can anyone tell me

    a) What software is compatible and
    b) The procedure to image directly to DVD.

    Thanks!
     
  2. John Farrar

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    I use Nero's InCD which automatically formatted each DVD prior to writing the image for 2 DVDs. All seemed to go well.
    HTH
    John
     
  3. AndyL

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    Thanks John - which version of Nero does this come with? I have 5.5, and it doesn't seem to be there.
     
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    Hello AndyL

    a. Software compatibility. Hard to provide a definitive list but Ahead's InCD (for direct burning from within TI) and Nero Burning ROM (for the alternative, indirect, two-step method) are a safe bet.

    b. Procedure. Have a look at an earlier post of mine <here>.

    Hope this helps.

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  5. AndyL

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    Thanks for the info. I have taken a look at Ahead's site, and I can't see InCD mentioned as a product. Is it part of Nero?
     
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    Hi John

    My understanding has always been that a new out-of-the-box DVD/CD RW has to be manually InCD formated (same as a UDF format) prior to creating an image direct from TI. Therefore I'm a bit confused (concerned?) when you say that InCD "automatically" formatted each DVD. Mind you, even though I'm a bit of an old codger, I'm always happy to find out something new ;)

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  7. John Farrar

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    Hi Menorcaman
    I too was under the impression that the DVDs had to be formatted prior to starting the image creation. But just to be different, I formatted just the first DVD with Ahead's InCD but when I got to the 2nd one, I got a message from InCD asking if I wanted to format the 2nd DVD, which I did. When that completed the TrueImage carried on. I was pleasantly surprised. ;)
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    Well I never!! Thanks for that useful snippet of info John. You see - one is never too old to learn :)

    By the way, give my regards to Cornwall. I left Camborne in 1959 to join the RAF and have only been back there once (1969).

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    Andy,

    I might be wrong but I think you need a registered copy of Nero and you can then download InCD from the nero.com web site as part of an update/upgrade package.

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  10. John Farrar

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    I live in Hayle. Remember that?
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  11. AndyL

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    Well, my company have decided that we are all to use Roxio instead of Nero. Following everyones help, I have managed to use the Roxio Drag to Disk capability to burn directly to DVD.

    Thanks for eveyone's help!
     
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    Hi again AndyL

    That's good news (that you were able to create an image, not that you have to use Roxio!!). I'm pleased the Forum was able to help.

    Regards
     
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