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I was planning on buying Roxio's Easy CD and DVD Burning program and I wanted to know something before I buy. I just want to free up some stuff on my hard drive. Can I write several different file types to a DVD RW with this kind of software? I have jpegs, mpegs and etc. and there's enough there to fit on 2 DVDs. Or do I have to keep each file type separate.

 

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I was planning on buying Roxio's Easy CD and DVD Burning program and I wanted to know something before I buy. I just want to free up some stuff on my hard drive. Can I write several different file types to a DVD RW with this kind of software? I have jpegs, mpegs and etc. and there's enough there to fit on 2 DVDs. Or do I have to keep each file type separate.

 

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Hello, are you asking if you can have a 2 stage dvd ... ie: it is a video dvd and an picture slide show ect off the same dvd?

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I was planning on buying Roxio's Easy CD and DVD Burning program and I wanted to know something before I buy. I just want to free up some stuff on my hard drive. Can I write several different file types to a DVD RW with this kind of software? I have jpegs, mpegs and etc. and there's enough there to fit on 2 DVDs. Or do I have to keep each file type separate.

 

F350Lariat

 

First, if you want to KEEP the data, NEVER use RW media, since it will fade out sooner or later on its own - if formatted for Packet-Writing, usually sooner. Use R media for anything you want to KEEP.

 

Second, if you want to KEEP the data, NEVER format the disc - Packet-Writing is very good at losing all data permantly, but not very good for anything else. This applies to ALL Packet-Writing programs, including Draga2Disc, DirectCD, Nero's InCD, Sonic's DLA, etc. Use a sessions-based program, such as Classic Creator, or the WinXP built-in burning program.

 

Just set up a layout in Classic Creator, put the files into it, and burn the files. Do NOT burn just a copy of the layout (like keeping the shopping list instead of the groceries) - yes, people who have done that have posted, and been shocked to discover they have lost the files.

 

Also, you need a DVD burner, rather than a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive - another thing that has come up on the boards. And be sure you use the correct media, whether DVD plus or DVD dash.

 

So to summarize - if you have a DVD burner, use the correct media, avoid RW media, and use a sessions-based program, you can safely burn the data to disc.

 

Lynn

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