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Free burning software for Vista

Post by unfaithfulsfan » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:16 pm

Discovered my Nero6 software won't work with Vista. I need to copy a DVD my brother burned for me of HBO's True Blood-- second half of the first season. I suppose I could just watch in on my computer but it's not the same, y'know?

I haven't tried Nero 7 although we have a buttload of them laying around the shop. Anybody know whether that works? Or any other ideas for a good free utility for copying DVDs. How about DVDShrink? does it work with Vista? Just happened to think of it.

I'm so bummed because I accidentally blew away my XP install along with all my dvd conversion software like DVD Santa, which I paid for and cannot prove because I have no idea where the receipt is on my computer. For all I know I blew it away with that also.

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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by dicecca112 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:18 pm

What are the files? Or is this a direct Disc to Disc Copy? Try ImgBurn
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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by unfaithfulsfan » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:37 pm

copying Disc to disc video files --video_ts audio_ts

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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by vicaphit » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:02 pm

I am using Nero 6 or 7 (not sure which but it is one or the other) in Vista x64. Try the Nero 7 disk.
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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by unfaithfulsfan » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:11 pm

Forgot to mention I'm using Vista 64. #-o I'll try the 7 disk tonight and see what happens. [-o<

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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by vicaphit » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:28 pm

Does it allow you to install and then give you an error while running? Did you try compatibility mode?
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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by unfaithfulsfan » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:38 pm

I installed 6 and tried copy dvd-dvd and it gave me an error stating that this version of Nero Burning ROM is incompatible with Vista. Use another version.

I didn't even think about compatibility mode #-o but I am on a lot of drugs...... 8-[ plus I was still out of it from being allergic to silver. I'll tinker around with compatibility settings tonight and if that doesn't work, I'll try v 7 and see it that works.

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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by vicaphit » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:49 pm

Well, I haven't tried burning a DVD-ROM like that before, so I don't know if it works on my system. Keep us posted though!
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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by InspectahACE » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:30 pm

Im surprised it would work in Vista..i have 7 and it never worked..wouldn't even install(for me in Vista 32 or 64 anyway)..but I got 9 and its been all good since
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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by Alathald » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:42 pm

Could try any of these but I highly recommend CDBurnerXP and ImgBurn (ImgBurn is my current fav :mrgreen: ). Both are great pieces of free software.
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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by unfaithfulsfan » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:17 am

Thanks. Now at the risk of seeming (seeming, hell!) greedy, any free options for converting from AVI to DVD format? I'd used DVD Santa, which I paid for, but now have lost it and cannot prove I bought it so I'll have to buy it again. I download all my movies in avi because of the smaller file size then convert it to DVD format and then burn it.

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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by XstollieX » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:16 pm

I use dvdflick to create a dvd out of an .avi. takes 30-60mins depending on the file.

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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by Alathald » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:48 am

ffmpeg is just about the most powerful piece of video conversion software known to man (well, this man at least) but it is a command line tool and thus not very user friendly. There are a few guis for it but I've always just used the cli. If you'd rather have a gui these two seem promising: avanti and ffe

As for feeling guilty about using free software, don't! A lot of people dedicate themselves to Free Open Source Software because they believe people should have access to good, free software that isn't locked down and controlled by a greedy corporation out for the money. If you still feel guilty about it, many projects still need help whether it's with a few lines of code or a bit of cash or even just some testing, every bit helps [/soapbox]
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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by unfaithfulsfan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:34 pm

Thanks for the heads up XstollieX, I havent' heard of that one before.

As for using free stuff, I don't feel guilty at all, just could never find a free one that converted avi's to dvd's worth a crap. I've just about worn DVD shrink out but can't use it for my avi files or haven't been able to figure it out, anyway. :mrgreen:

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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by stev » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:46 pm

Try this ...

Open Source (Free) software for Windows.

http://www.opensourcewindows.org

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DVD Ripping / Video Conversion
Media Coder - Great tool for ripping CDs, DVDs, etc and converting between tons of video formats.
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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by bmaverick » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:43 pm

stev wrote:Try this ...

Open Source (Free) software for Windows.

http://www.opensourcewindows.org

Scroll down half way to

DVD Ripping / Video Conversion
Media Coder - Great tool for ripping CDs, DVDs, etc and converting between tons of video formats.


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Re: Free burning software for Vista

Post by Sparky » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:14 am

DVD shrink along with Nero 7 here.
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