Re: How do I write files onto a DVD-R?
You should already have some type of burning software installed such as EZCD Creator or Nero or somesuch...
If you are planning to write to the DVD as movie files so you can view them in your dvd player or on your computer using Windows Media Player as your DVD viewer, then you would open the burning software and create a DVD movie type of file.
If you only want to burn those files as data to a DVD in order to save them as files only, you would open the burner program and set it as a DATA disk instead. You won't be able to view the movies from that cd, but you will have them saved as files only, but you would still be able to view them from your desktop by clicking them and having Media Player or whatever you use open up and play them on your desktop window instead.
I normally burn my movies to a dvd type cd so that I can play them in my dvd player in the livingroom, then burn the file(s) again as a DATA cd (you can get a number of movies onto the cd that way) so I always have the files, and then I delete the files from my harddrive. If I ever need to make a new copy of a movie because my cd has gone bad, I bring out the DATA cd, copy that movie back to my harddrive, and then burn a new movie DVD from that file on the harddrive again.
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