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Post 1 made on Saturday January 15, 2005 at 12:15
jputtcamp
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I just bought a snazzy new computer with dual dvd burner drives, I know there are a bunch of different programs available but the reviews all seem biased. What have any of you guys had success with and what are the various programs needed to make 1 for 1 copies of dvd's.

Thanks in advance
Post 2 made on Wednesday January 19, 2005 at 17:04
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The members of this forum tend to have a very... negative view of piracy. I don't expect you'll get much helpful information here.
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Post 3 made on Wednesday January 19, 2005 at 17:29
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agree with RC Geek
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OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday January 19, 2005 at 20:58
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I am not trying to pirate and sell anything, I'm not some drop in asking about dubbing dvd's from Netflix I have been a member here for years and in the buisness even longer, I happen to have an extensive dvd collection and two cars with dvd players, I am also terrible at taking care of discs (and no help from the others in the car). I want to be able to copy stuff for me not so I can pirate and sell the copies.
Post 5 made on Wednesday January 19, 2005 at 23:18
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On 01/19/05 17:04 ET, RC Geek said...
The members of this forum tend to have a very...
negative view of piracy. I don't expect you'll
get much helpful information here.

I gotta agree with jputtcamp on this one...don't you think if someone was going to "pirate" discs they would pony up for a high speed, high capacity duplicator, and not bother with a 1-to-1 transfer? I make copies of my CD's for my wife's car...ya gonna call the cops?
What part of "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." do you not understand?
OP | Post 6 made on Thursday January 20, 2005 at 00:05
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Thanks 2Channel, I didn't even buy the computer specificly for duplicating dvds, I bought it for my bedroom, it just didn't cost much more to get the burner. I wanted a big old harddrive and central location for my music files and the machine I bought is less epensive than the music servers a lot of us sell. I was just hoping someone had experience with some of the progams so I wouldn't go through buying five before I found one I liked.

It is strange that people on this forum have a negative view of piracy but have failed to complain about the four advertisers on this very page selling dvd duplicating software.
Post 7 made on Thursday January 20, 2005 at 09:55
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jputtcamp, Y
ou actually read ads on the internet?? I know nothing about such software except that it IS illegal, regardless of your intent. Try videohelp.com.

Twochannel,
Copying CDs is legal. Copying DVDs is not. You can make as many analog copies of CDs as you see fit, as long as you don't profit from them or give them to others. And you can make digital copies from the original CD only on the same rules. Nothing is legal for copy-protected DVDs, however, not even dubbing to VHS.
Post 8 made on Thursday January 20, 2005 at 12:59
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On 01/20/05 09:55 ET, Spiky said...

Twochannel,

Copying CDs is legal. Copying DVDs is not. You
can make as many analog copies of CDs as you see
fit, as long as you don't profit from them or
give them to others. And you can make digital
copies from the original CD only on the same rules.
Nothing is legal for copy-protected DVDs, however,
not even dubbing to VHS.

good to know, I am a music nut with a high end 2 ch rig, I could almost care less about dvd's.
What part of "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." do you not understand?
Post 9 made on Thursday January 20, 2005 at 16:13
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It is strange that people on this forum have a negative view of piracy but have failed to complain about the four advertisers on this very page selling dvd duplicating software.

it is not just a negative view of piracy, but is talking about something illegal. Legally speaking Daniel and RC can be held accountable.

as for adds, do you mean the ones on the side? the google adds? I don't think Daniel can do anything about them, the way I understand they use info in the thread to associate a product or service using key words. I would guess it is an all or nothing agreement.

This message was edited by Anthony on 01/21/05 17:11 ET.
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OP | Post 10 made on Thursday January 20, 2005 at 19:26
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Just so you guys know, there is no good software that I can find, they can't record a variety of dvds some work on some discs and not on others, other programs the opposite effects, I downloaded a bunch of demos and they ALL sucked.

As for piracy DMCA, fair use etc. as it sits now you are correct dvd copying is illegal but the first amendment fair use doctrine is yet to be truly tested with dvd copying, 321 studios lost their case because of how they marked their product, not because of their product. Some day the courts will have their say about fair use in regards to DMCA protections which are already being pulled apart because there are clearly illegal aspects to it (such as the never expiring copyright).

I give up for now because this is not all that important to me, this thread got a little off topic with the legality issues rather than responses to my original inquiry. A couple years from now when all the legality issues are out of the way I think we will see dvd copying software shipping with the computer the way cd copying software is now, fair use didn't loose with betamax through cd and DMCA will be overridden by the first amendment with regards to individual use.

Thank you for the info I did not know before what all was involved and now I have done my research.

To all of those who are interested my search ended with no good software available right now I treid over 15 programs and wated over 50 blank dvds, I'll try again when it is legal and tested.

This message was edited by jputtcamp on 01/26/05 16:50 ET.
Post 11 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 07:33
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You probably won't find anything to download on the web, & nothing can be legally bought right now. You can find pre-injunction 321 software on P2P networks, although getting it & using it for free would be unethical.

Copying DVDs for personal use, however, is not. The MPAA has my middle finger in their face on that one. I own over 500 DVDs and 1200 CDs, all paid for. My Disney discs don't last long, and with them sticking them back in the "vault" every year, I have no choice but to make copies for the kids to use, while keeping the originals safe. This is fair use any way you slice it, so they can bugger off.

Doug @ HomeWorks
OP | Post 12 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 09:16
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In my post I agree with you that your action constitutes fair use, I just don't want to bother with it right now.

However, I found a ton of software you can download, I simply wasn't satisfied with any of it and didn't want to buy three or four different kinds so I could copy different types of discs well.
Post 13 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 12:07
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Can't wait til the DMCA dies a fast, painful death. Some of the worst legislation in history.
OP | Post 14 made on Friday January 21, 2005 at 16:01
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problem is it won't be a fast death it's gonna be a while, but it is some circumventing horrible legislation.
Post 15 made on Wednesday January 26, 2005 at 11:18
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I make copies of my own personally created DVDs using DVDshink and either Roxio or NERO DVD burning software. DVD shrink will take video that's too large for a single sided/single layer DVD-R and compress it to fit. It's free, and can be found with a google search. My last project was video I'd recorded of my niece's high school musical performance. After editing out the scene changes I had it make a DVD image on my hard drive. But the image was too large for a single layer DVD, so DVD shrink was used to make it fit. I gave copies of the video I'd taken to parents and directors of the musical. I'd taken the video with their permission.

Dave B.
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