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Can I copy cds and dvds with WIn 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ECLiPSE 2002, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. ECLiPSE 2002

    ECLiPSE 2002 Flightless Bird

    I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    missing something?

    Any input would be appreciated

    Mary
     
  2. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "ECLiPSE 2002" <fdm2000@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:n2ntm55opqnsai08j3kv87ng0ksiu0qgik@4ax.com...
    > I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    > does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    > missing something?
    >
    > Any input would be appreciated
    >
    > Mary


    Windows 7 can't make copies of CDs or DVDs, you need third-party software
    for that. ImageBurn works well with Win7 and it's free.
    http://www.imgburn.com/
     
  3. Conor

    Conor Flightless Bird

    In article <n2ntm55opqnsai08j3kv87ng0ksiu0qgik@4ax.com>, ECLiPSE 2002
    says...
    >
    > I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    > does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    > missing something?
    >
    > Any input would be appreciated
    >
    > Mary


    Use CDBurnerXP

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    Conor

    I'm not prejudiced. I hate everybody equally.
     
  4. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    news:GZ-dnTmRQL0sb_PWnZ2dnUVZ8kWdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > "ECLiPSE 2002" <fdm2000@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:n2ntm55opqnsai08j3kv87ng0ksiu0qgik@4ax.com...
    >> I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    >> does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    >> missing something?
    >>
    >> Any input would be appreciated
    >>
    >> Mary

    >
    > Windows 7 can't make copies of CDs or DVDs, you need third-party software
    > for that. ImageBurn works well with Win7 and it's free.
    > http://www.imgburn.com/


    As always, thanks, Dave:) I was having problems with that too:)


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    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  5. Marty

    Marty Flightless Bird

    Need two CD Drives one for reading and one for writing.
    Load read with source, load write with blank.

    Right click source select copy, right click destination
    select paste.

    Off it goes making copy.

    Marty

    ECLiPSE 2002 wrote:
    > I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    > does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    > missing something?
    >
    > Any input would be appreciated
    >
    > Mary
     
  6. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 07 Feb 2010 16:18:41 -0500, Marty <mrmarty@attglobal.net>
    wrote:

    >ECLiPSE 2002 wrote:
    >> I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    >> does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    >> missing something?
    >>
    >> Any input would be appreciated
    >>
    >> Mary

    >
    >Need two CD Drives one for reading and one for writing.
    >Load read with source, load write with blank.
    >
    >Right click source select copy, right click destination
    >select paste.
    >
    >Off it goes making copy.
    >
    >Marty


    You've found a way to do it using two drives, but two drives are NOT
    required. As others have said, 3rd party software makes it easy and
    only requires a single drive. I use ImgBurn, but there are many
    others.
     
  7. ECLiPSE 2002

    ECLiPSE 2002 Flightless Bird

    Thanks to all responders - looks like I'll be going for a 3rd party
    image burner.

    Mary



    On Sun, 07 Feb 2010 10:32:54 -0500, ECLiPSE 2002 <fdm2000@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    >I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    >does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    >missing something?
    >
    >Any input would be appreciated
    >
    >Mary
     
  8. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 07 Feb 2010 16:18:41 -0500, Marty <mrmarty@attglobal.net>
    wrote:

    > Need two CD Drives one for reading and one for writing.



    Not at all true. You *can* do it that way, but it works just fine with
    a single CD drive. The software copies the source data from the CD
    drive to a temporary file on the hard drive, then from there it copies
    to the blank CD you've changed to in the CD drive. And all CD-writing
    software will do this automatically.


    > Load read with source, load write with blank.
    >
    > Right click source select copy, right click destination
    > select paste.
    >
    > Off it goes making copy.
    >
    > Marty
    >
    > ECLiPSE 2002 wrote:
    > > I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    > > does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    > > missing something?
    > >
    > > Any input would be appreciated
    > >
    > > Mary


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  9. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    ECLiPSE 2002 <fdm2000@comcast.net> wrote:

    >I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    >does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    >missing something?



    Some video DVDs use techniques beyond the ridiculously simple
    "encryption" that region coding provides. If you have trouble using
    ImgBurn/DVD Decrypter with any particular discs, try:

    http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  10. Pete S

    Pete S Flightless Bird

    "Joel" <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:fjjvm5hlsknoh03bd1hh7kscu7d4cagq70@4ax.com...
    > ECLiPSE 2002 <fdm2000@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >>I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    >>does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    >>missing something?

    >
    >
    > Some video DVDs use techniques beyond the ridiculously simple
    > "encryption" that region coding provides. If you have trouble using
    > ImgBurn/DVD Decrypter with any particular discs, try:
    >
    > http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm
    >
    > --
    > Joel Crump


    Can highly recommend DVD fab, great bit of kit. Can also compress the main
    film to single size DVD without all the trimmings/crap in real DVD

    --

    Pete S
     
  11. Chris Hallsworth

    Chris Hallsworth Flightless Bird

    I don't think you can copy CDs and DVDs using Media Centre. At least I
    couldn't find it with my copy of Home Premium.

    On 07/02/2010 15:32, ECLiPSE 2002 wrote:
    > I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    > does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    > missing something?
    >
    > Any input would be appreciated
    >
    > Mary
     
  12. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    ECLiPSE 2002 wrote:
    > I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    > does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    > missing something?
    >
    > Any input would be appreciated


    Better late than never. Like many here, I use ImgBurn, but there are
    others, ranging from free to expensive.

    http://thedatalist.com/pages/CD-DVD_Burners.php

    --
    Crash

    English is not my native tongue; I'm an American.
     
  13. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    > ECLiPSE 2002 wrote:
    >> I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    >> does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    >> missing something?
    >>
    >> Any input would be appreciated

    >
    > Better late than never. Like many here, I use ImgBurn, but there are
    > others, ranging from free to expensive.
    >
    > http://thedatalist.com/pages/CD-DVD_Burners.php
    >

    Thx
     
  14. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird

    Joel <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in news:fjjvm5hlsknoh03bd1hh7kscu7d4cagq70
    @4ax.com:

    > ECLiPSE 2002 <fdm2000@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >>I've looked in Media Center and one can burn cds and dvds but there
    >>does not appear to be a way to make a copy of a cd or dvd - am I
    >>missing something?

    >
    >
    > Some video DVDs use techniques beyond the ridiculously simple
    > "encryption" that region coding provides. If you have trouble using
    > ImgBurn/DVD Decrypter with any particular discs, try:
    >
    > http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm


    So you are highly against s/w piracy, as you'd pointed ou tin no uncertain
    terms, yet don't think twice about illegally copying encrypted DVD's.

    Copying an encrypted DVD *is* piracy....why do you think it's encrypted ?

    Would you consider that hypocritical ?
     
  15. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote:

    >So you are highly against s/w piracy, as you'd pointed ou tin no uncertain
    >terms, yet don't think twice about illegally copying encrypted DVD's.
    >
    >Copying an encrypted DVD *is* piracy....why do you think it's encrypted ?
    >
    >Would you consider that hypocritical ?



    Is distribution of the content the only use for copying video DVDs?
    I'll let people make their own judgments about distributing it
    illegally (and what is illegal in one country might be legal or openly
    tolerated in another), but there are clear fair-use purposes for
    software which copies audio/video discs.

    Also, copying audio/video, even if illegally distributed, doesn't have
    the same risks as executable code, generally speaking.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  16. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird

    Joel <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in
    news:32sjn514kbbvkl92or1uibokfbcs5gmd1t@4ax.com:

    > DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote:
    >
    >>So you are highly against s/w piracy, as you'd pointed ou tin no
    >>uncertain terms, yet don't think twice about illegally copying
    >>encrypted DVD's.
    >>
    >>Copying an encrypted DVD *is* piracy....why do you think it's
    >>encrypted ?
    >>
    >>Would you consider that hypocritical ?

    >
    >
    > Is distribution of the content the only use for copying video DVDs?


    Typically, yes. Distribution can be casual distribution as well, just
    like casual s/w piracy. There are people that copy every DVD (or game)
    they rent from Blockbuster.

    > I'll let people make their own judgments about distributing it
    > illegally (and what is illegal in one country might be legal or openly
    > tolerated in another), but there are clear fair-use purposes for
    > software which copies audio/video discs.


    Actually, there isn't clear fair-use purposes for DVDs....

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/04/dvd-copying-cas/

    http://www.cepro.com/article/fair_use_act_would_allow_in_home_content_sha
    ring_not_dvd_ripping/

    http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2006/02/6190.ars



    > Also, copying audio/video, even if illegally distributed, doesn't have
    > the same risks as executable code, generally speaking.


    Generally speaking for DVD format, but ripped movies kept in digital
    format to be played back by WindowsMediaPlayer can have embedded scripts
    and access the interent, so still not entirely safe.
     
  17. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 20:11:17 -0500, Joel <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote:

    >DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote:
    >
    >>So you are highly against s/w piracy, as you'd pointed ou tin no uncertain
    >>terms, yet don't think twice about illegally copying encrypted DVD's.
    >>
    >>Copying an encrypted DVD *is* piracy....why do you think it's encrypted ?
    >>
    >>Would you consider that hypocritical ?

    >
    >
    >Is distribution of the content the only use for copying video DVDs?
    >I'll let people make their own judgments about distributing it
    >illegally (and what is illegal in one country might be legal or openly
    >tolerated in another), but there are clear fair-use purposes for
    >software which copies audio/video discs.
    >
    >Also, copying audio/video, even if illegally distributed, doesn't have
    >the same risks as executable code, generally speaking.


    At least your passion has limits. ;-)
     
  18. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote:

    >>>So you are highly against s/w piracy, as you'd pointed ou tin no
    >>>uncertain terms, yet don't think twice about illegally copying
    >>>encrypted DVD's.
    >>>
    >>>Copying an encrypted DVD *is* piracy....why do you think it's
    >>>encrypted ?
    >>>
    >>>Would you consider that hypocritical ?

    >>
    >> Is distribution of the content the only use for copying video DVDs?

    >
    >Typically, yes. Distribution can be casual distribution as well, just
    >like casual s/w piracy. There are people that copy every DVD (or game)
    >they rent from Blockbuster.



    No question that it *can* be the reason - maybe it usually is, in
    fact. But I believe in the true definition of fair use. As long as
    you're making a backup copy, or copying it to your computer/device for
    your own use, no one, least of all the MPAA or RIAA, can tell me it's
    wrong.


    >> I'll let people make their own judgments about distributing it
    >> illegally (and what is illegal in one country might be legal or openly
    >> tolerated in another), but there are clear fair-use purposes for
    >> software which copies audio/video discs.

    >
    >Actually, there isn't clear fair-use purposes for DVDs....
    >
    >http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/04/dvd-copying-cas/
    >
    >http://www.cepro.com/article/fair_use_act_would_allow_in_home_content_sha
    >ring_not_dvd_ripping/
    >
    >http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2006/02/6190.ars



    Well, they can argue anything they want, but my view is that copy
    protection itself is infringing consumers' rights. If they don't want
    to sell me the disc, they don't have to. But if they want to mass-
    produce them, and rake in the revenue, only to yell at me for copying
    it to my hard drive or making a backup, they can kiss my ass.

    And, even with distributing it (*not* for profit, it should be stated,
    as that is clearly theft, plain and simple), let's not pretend that
    it's really an identical issue to software piracy. Even if we assumed
    that pirated software were as safe to use as legit software (for the
    sake of argument only), it's not just art. It's more equivalent to
    hardware, in some ways - it involves developing, testing.

    With music and movies/video, there certainly are costs involved in
    producing it, but maybe I already bought a $9 matinee ticket, when it
    was in theaters. Maybe I could've just DVR'd it off cable, but my
    friend already had a copy of the DVD. It's not that it's inherently
    OK to pirate audio/video, but it certainly is distinct in many
    respects from pirating software.


    >> Also, copying audio/video, even if illegally distributed, doesn't have
    >> the same risks as executable code, generally speaking.

    >
    >Generally speaking for DVD format, but ripped movies kept in digital
    >format to be played back by WindowsMediaPlayer can have embedded scripts
    >and access the interent, so still not entirely safe.



    Yes, I would advise people to be cautious (updating WMP/etc.) when
    playing downloaded video (particularly WMVs and Blu-Ray Disc rips).

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  19. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Char Jackson <none@none.invalid> wrote:

    >At least your passion has limits. ;-)



    Hey, I'm human. Redbox never charges me for an extra night. ;)

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  20. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Joel" <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6q3kn5pebrqsstghg27e6qal6ate5me2g8@4ax.com...
    > Char Jackson <none@none.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>At least your passion has limits. ;-)

    >
    >
    > Hey, I'm human. Redbox never charges me for an extra night. ;)
    >
    > --
    > Joel Crump


    There is much free software available which will copy DVDs. If you are
    rubbish at surfing, look at computer magazines - they quite often have free
    dvds containing such software. At the risk of being accused, if you don't
    even want to do that, try Ashampoo, which is free and works beaut and even
    beauter if you have 2 drives. Don't use it for illegal purposes or you
    might not go to heaven. Come to think of it you might not anyway, so don't
    do it anyway.
     

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