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How do use your DVD Burner?

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How do you use your DVD Burner?

Poll ended at Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:43 pm

"Back-up" of DVD Movies
8
24%
Data Backup
4
12%
Both Data and Movies
18
55%
None of the Above (explain below)
3
9%
 
Total votes : 33

How do use your DVD Burner?

Postby 21st Hermit on Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:43 pm

Please check one of the 4 options above.

Since I've only used my DVD burner for data backup, I was wondering how much I'm in the miniority.
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Postby Justin42 on Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:05 pm

I think you're missing some shades of grey -- how about authoring home movies? Or recording (via some capture device) TV shows? Or music MP3/WAV/AAC/OGG files on one big disc?

Just some ideas. I use my DVD burner for lots of stuff...
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:06 pm

I'll burn the occasional data that isn't pirated or copied... wait even the data on there isn't mine

like windows cd/dvd images, xbox games, movies

damn I don't think ive ever burned anything at all that wasn't a backup, pirated or non legitamate
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Postby Boba_Fett on Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:54 pm

Well, if we can all be honest with ourselves, owning a CD/DVD burner usually (I'd bet around 90%) involves some form of software piracy...
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:14 pm

Boba_Fett wrote:Well, if we can all be honest with ourselves, owning a CD/DVD burner usually (I'd bet around 90%) involves some form of software piracy...

Then I must be in the 10% of the non-piracy group. After having seen what my 3 year old grandson did with a movie DVD that was legally purchased, I decided to back up his movies in case he destroyed another one.

I do not make multiple copies of "Milo and Otis", "Homeward Bound", "Shrek", etc., and sell them out of the back of my Jeep in the Wal*Mart parking lot.

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:21 pm

CowboySlim wrote:I do not make multiple copies of "Milo and Otis", "Homeward Bound", "Shrek", etc., and sell them out of the back of my Jeep in the Wal*Mart parking lot.

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ok lets get this straight, first off i drive a 94 lincoln mark 8, and i work at staples not wally world :wink:

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:18 pm

I burn DVDRs with useless random data, compiled automatically by Nero CD/DVD Speed. The discs are then tested, and either stored for later testing, or thrown out to save space in my room, to make room for more DVDRs.

I burn the VERY occasional DVD Movie backup, or disc with backup data on it... but 99% of my discs are garbage data.
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:33 pm

From Hox:
ok lets get this straight, first off i drive a 94 lincoln mark 8, and i work at staples not wally world


OK, let's get this straight:
1. 94 lincoln mark 8 is an old fart's car that you can put 4 sets of golf clubs in the trunk and take 3 of your overweight, old fart buddies golfing.
2. it's not working at Staples - it's spending your days (or nights ) there.

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:30 pm

i use my car for picking up women, and on occasion with get chauffeured when im to drunk to drive
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:26 am

OK, Hox, now that makes perfect sense to me. Deep in my heart I knew that you weren't a golfer!
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Postby stix on Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:57 am

re: dvd burner use:

Have modified it for use as a centrifuge, so I can enrich yeranium.
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Postby vinnie97 on Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:47 am

uranium! geranium!

Or music MP3/WAV/AAC/OGG files on one big disc?

I think data covers that option well enough. ;)
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Postby kingofheck on Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:40 pm

stix wrote:re: dvd burner use:

Have modified it for use as a centrifuge, so I can enrich yeranium.


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Postby overclockxp on Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:19 pm

I use mine for making DVDs of the Wiggles, Dora, and Barney for my 2.5 year old. I also make legit backups of DVDs so she doesn't scratch them to heck. She also happens to love Stomp. She loves the grouchy kitchen guy. Arrr, Arr, Arr. You have to see it. Stomp Out Loud.
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Postby eliminator on Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:00 pm

I don't have one, for now :wink:
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Postby liteonrules on Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:47 pm

backup of movies and cds
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Postby Ankerson on Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:41 pm

Backups of Movies and DVD's, data storage, HD backup.
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Postby stix on Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:38 pm

Ankerson, what are you using to do HD backup to DVD ? Ghost?
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Postby Ankerson on Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:24 pm

Using Nero Back it up right now. :D

I used to use Ghost, I still have it, but I just wanted to try something different.
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Postby cfitz on Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:08 pm

Ankerson wrote:Using Nero Back it up right now. :D

I used to use Ghost, I still have it, but I just wanted to try something different.

Please! For your sake, perform a test and make sure you can restore your data onto a new, blank hard drive. I've seen too many people be burned by backup software that they thought was protecting them, but whose restore function they never tested before they needed it. Then when they did need the restore function they found out it either didn't work at all or didn't work in the way they thought it would. At least two people have reported this problem with Nero's backup right here at CDRLabs.

Now, I am not bashing Nero in particular. Any backup strategy that hasn't been tested for its ability to properly restore the data is almost as bad as no backup at all. But I do have one beef with Nero's backup, and that is that there is no tool that will allow you to break open the backup and restore individual files if you use the full-disc backup option and it fails to restore the complete disc image. Nero really should let you restore individual data files from a full-disc backup even if something goes wrong and you can't restore the entire image onto a new hard drive.

Backup strategies aren't something to just change for the sake of trying something new, unless you really don't need to protect the data you are backing up anyway.

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Postby CowboySlim on Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:04 pm

Furthermore, it's good to have an empty partition for the test restore in case it doesn't go well.
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Postby Ankerson on Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:19 pm

cfitz wrote:[Please! For your sake, perform a test and make sure you can restore your data onto a new, blank hard drive. I've seen too many people be burned by backup software that they thought was protecting them, but whose restore function they never tested before they needed it. Then when they did need the restore function they found out it either didn't work at all or didn't work in the way they thought it would. At least two people have reported this problem with Nero's backup right here at CDRLabs.

Now, I am not bashing Nero in particular. Any backup strategy that hasn't been tested for its ability to properly restore the data is almost as bad as no backup at all. But I do have one beef with Nero's backup, and that is that there is no tool that will allow you to break open the backup and restore individual files if you use the full-disc backup option and it fails to restore the complete disc image. Nero really should let you restore individual data files from a full-disc backup even if something goes wrong and you can't restore the entire image onto a new hard drive.

Backup strategies aren't something to just change for the sake of trying something new, unless you really don't need to protect the data you are backing up anyway.

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Yeah it works fine. The machine boots right to the first DVD and sees everything. I used the complete Partition backup option.
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Postby Ankerson on Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:20 pm

Using Vers 1.2.0.37.
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Postby Gen-An on Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:35 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I burn DVDRs with useless random data, compiled automatically by Nero CD/DVD Speed. The discs are then tested, and either stored for later testing, or thrown out to save space in my room, to make room for more DVDRs.

I burn the VERY occasional DVD Movie backup, or disc with backup data on it... but 99% of my discs are garbage data.


You sound like me Dolph! :lol:
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Postby cfitz on Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:56 pm

Ankerson wrote:Yeah it works fine. The machine boots right to the first DVD and sees everything. I used the complete Partition backup option.

Great. I just wanted to make sure you weren't at risk.

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