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Copying DVDs??

Last post 05-14-2014, 9:46 AM by Zahoredbol. 2 replies.
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  •  12-22-2008, 10:26 AM 1280

    Copying DVDs??

    My situation is this...

    I have a DVD Recorder, which I used to convert several old christmas specials we had on VHS to DVD.  I would now like to use Windows DVD Maker to make an exact copy of the DVDs I created using the DVD Recorder.  How do I do this??

    As simple as it sounds, I cannot seem to figure out how to make an exact copy of an already existing DVD.


  •  01-26-2009, 9:45 AM 1385 in reply to 1280

    Re: Copying DVDs??

    Copy the  DVD to a folder on your computer

    Go into Windows Movie Maker and "Import Media"

    Find the folder where you copied the DVD - and locate your VIDEO clips  (you may have to select "all files" to see the extension used for your converted videos [my VHS to DVD extensions are .VOB]

    Import each video clip (some of my DVDs have 5 different .VOB files) into Movie Maker

    Select the first clip and drag it to the Storyboard

    You can then edit/splice this clip; drag and drop the next clip etc.

    Save your project

    Publish to DVD and DVD maker will open to burn your DVD

    The bonus of using Movie Maker and the DVD Maker is that you get the DVD menu splash screens - converting straight from VHS to DVD, it simply copies the tape without any option to select scenes.  I have the "master" VHS to DVD movies and have created DVD menu(s) discs for my family's copies.

    IF YOU END UP WITHOUT EITHER AUDIO OR VIDEO, it's a CODEC compatibility issue - don't panic - go back into Movie Maker Select Tools | Options | Compatability tab and uncheck the boxes except for AVI compressor (using only this one worked for me anyhow). 



    I am volunteering ideas. Solutions that work for me may not work for you
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  •  05-14-2014, 9:46 AM 23122 in reply to 1385

    Re: Copying DVDs??

    Thank you for the informative posts.
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