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Windows 7: DVD Burning Software: Recomendations please

17 Nov 2015   #1
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
DVD Burning Software: Recomendations please

I find Windows 7's built in DVD burner unreliable. I record UK broadcast TV programs on to the internal HDD of my TV recorder, then use the TV recorder's Copy routine to copy the programs or episodes on to blank DVD+Rs. I then send the DVD+R to my daughter in Germany, but before doing so I burn a copy of that DVD+R on to another DVD+R (or a DVD+RW or a DVD-RW, depending on what I have available) as a backup. Window's burn routine sometimes misses programs or episodes. I don't need to do anything more sophisticated than that.

>> Could I have recommendations please (those without PUPs and other rubbish such as adware etc.) Free would be OK provided it is reliable and safe.

>> When using a DVD+RW or a DVD-RW as the backup (as described above), there are always old recordings on them. How should I prepare those disc before using burning software? Format, Delete, Nothing ?? (They have VIDEO_TS files.)

Thanks.


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17 Nov 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Imgburn is a popular CD/DVD burning program. I don't use it as I have Nero disc programs.

I don't know if it includes any garbage, but it is often mentioned when people ask about a free burning program.
The Official ImgBurn Website
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17 Nov 2015   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

https://cdburnerxp.se/download?more-options

CD Burner XP is another frequent recommendation. The above link is directly from the developer and includes a portable version and an installable version without OpenCandy, which some consider a PUP.
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21 Nov 2015   #4
jhexp67

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I can recommend DVD Flick. It is safe, reliable and it is free (:
There are no nasty tack ons like adware etc. (Of course it is always important to follow installation of programs carefully and make sure anything you don't want is unchecked.)
It converts video files to DVD.
I only use DVD-R which you can only use once.

DVD Flick:
DVD Flick

There is a good tutorial on how to use it on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v3M-yTZufs
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21 Nov 2015   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Older versions of ImgBurn don't include any PUPs or adware, but I've found the new version is just loaded with it. It's a great program, and why they choose to bundle it with malware is beyond me. You can download the new one and get a clean install if you are extremely careful with the installer - it's tricky.

EDIT:

I'm wrong.
According to the ImgBurn forums, the new ImgBurn forces you to accept OpenCandy. There's no way around it. I would avoid ImgBurn like the plague in this case.
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21 Nov 2015   #6
oddie23

windows 7*64 home premium
 
 

DVDshrink has always worked for me. It's free & very well liked. Have a look at afterdawn.com .It's devoted to that sort of thing
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21 Nov 2015   #7
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhexp67 View Post
I can recommend DVD Flick. It is safe, reliable and it is free (:
There are no nasty tack ons like adware etc. (Of course it is always important to follow installation of programs carefully and make sure anything you don't want is unchecked.)
It converts video files to DVD.
I only use DVD-R which you can only use once.

DVD Flick:
DVD Flick

There is a good tutorial on how to use it on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v3M-yTZufs
Well, I downloaded the setup file and when I went to run it (to download the actual software) I was warned that the file does not have a digital signature, with the usual warning. So I didn't.
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21 Nov 2015   #8
jhexp67

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I have had no problem with it.
Ignore that warning. DVD Flick is good program.
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23 Nov 2015   #9
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhexp67 View Post
I have had no problem with it.
Ignore that warning. DVD Flick is good program.
OK. But my only need is to make a straight copy of a DVD made by my TV recorder from UK TV broadcasts. Simply that. But I haven't seen any info in the YouTube tutorial nor in the DVD Flick site saying it can actually do that.

>> Can it?

(Windows' built-in routine can but it doesn't copy any recordings which are on the the next page of the menu.)

(Having registered for DVD Flicks' forum I am still denied posting rights. Friendly crowd!)
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23 Nov 2015   #10
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

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