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I am copying, legally, DVD's which are dual layer DVD9s. I purchased the double layer DVD-R double layer, which are much more expensive than regular DVD. I understand there is a way for me to use the regular DVD-R to copy these. I was given instructions at the Tech Support but must have missed a step and after waiting on the phone for 2 sessions at nearly half an hour each and being disconnected both times, I am not very happy. Can someone help. This is my first experience at this forum, so forgive me if I am doing something wrong. Thanks. G

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I am copying, legally, DVD's which are dual layer DVD9s. I purchased the double layer DVD-R double layer, which are much more expensive than regular DVD. I understand there is a way for me to use the regular DVD-R to copy these. I was given instructions at the Tech Support but must have missed a step and after waiting on the phone for 2 sessions at nearly half an hour each and being disconnected both times, I am not very happy. Can someone help. This is my first experience at this forum, so forgive me if I am doing something wrong. Thanks. G

 

First, which version of Roxio do you have? Is it EMC 9 or Roxio Media Creator 2009?

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I am copying, legally, DVD's which are dual layer DVD9s. I purchased the double layer DVD-R double layer, which are much more expensive than regular DVD. I understand there is a way for me to use the regular DVD-R to copy these. I was given instructions at the Tech Support but must have missed a step and after waiting on the phone for 2 sessions at nearly half an hour each and being disconnected both times, I am not very happy. Can someone help. This is my first experience at this forum, so forgive me if I am doing something wrong. Thanks. G

 

First of all what version of Roxio/Sonic do you have?

What are the steps you were given by Tech Support? You cannot "copy" a DL DVD to standard DVDs without compressing the video.

Since the video on a DL will not fit on a standard 4.7GB DVD, the video has to be compressed for it to fit on a single DVD. On the other hand you could also split the DL video into two and burn each segment on to a DVD without losing much quality.

 

Perhaps if you were to explain exactly what you want to do?

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I have Creator 2009.

 

 

Now , answer the the other questions in post # 3.

 

 

Edited by ogdens

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First of all what version of Roxio/Sonic do you have?

What are the steps you were given by Tech Support? You cannot "copy" a DL DVD to standard DVDs without compressing the video.

Since the video on a DL will not fit on a standard 4.7GB DVD, the video has to be compressed for it to fit on a single DVD. On the other hand you could also split the DL video into two and burn each segment on to a DVD without losing much quality.

 

Perhaps if you were to explain exactly what you want to do?

 

 

 

I was told before I purchased the Creator 2009 with that software I could copy the DVD9s on to regular DVDs. When I could not make the 2009 work, I purchased DVD-r double layer and they worked but are so much more expensive.

 

At Tech support originally I was told to go to "Installation", then Video Copy & Convert, to DVD copy and then to change the setting at the bottom. I finally figured out that much. Then I tried each one of the settings and none worked. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

 

 

Edited to get the response out of the quote.

Edited by grandpabruce

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You could try copying the contents, of the DVD9, to a folder on your hard drive, then use Video Copy and Convert to burn them to a standard 4.7GB DVD.

 

BTW, what is your definition of legally copying? If it is a commercial movie DVD, it is not legal to make even 1 copy of it.

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You could try copying the contents, of the DVD9, to a folder on your hard drive, then use Video Copy and Convert to burn them to a standard 4.7GB DVD.

 

BTW, what is your definition of legally copying? If it is a commercial movie DVD, it is not legal to make even 1 copy of it.

 

 

My definition of "legally copying" is the statement, "Original purchaser may copy this DVD in its entirety and give (not sell) it to up to 100 people......"

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My definition of "legally copying" is the statement, "Original purchaser may copy this DVD in its entirety and give (not sell) it to up to 100 people......"

 

Good, then try what I suggested in my last post. Hopefully, it will work.

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Yes, I think it will be best to go with Bruce's suggestion and copy the DVD9 to your hard drive, split it and then burn to the 2 DVDR's.

You may be able to span it across 2 disks using the Video Copy & Convert feature, which is what Support was probably trying to get you doing, but I think you'll have better luck doing it this other way.

 

 

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