Re: Transfer DVR to hard drive or DVD? (Mac or PC)
There is a way, but to do it correctly you need either/orthe following items:
1: a good CD R / RW for CD's; or
2: a good DVD R/RW for DVD's.
NOTE: the latest DVD R/RW units will also allow CD R/RW facilities as well.
I also recommend the use of a good CD/DVD programme such as Nero - I use Nero 6 and keep it up to date (personally I feel that's where a lot of the problems that others find with the programme stem from). Basically then, whatever software system your supplier recommends (usually by including their driver/programme disk with the appliance), stick with it and keep it updated.
As I said, I use a DVD system, and regularly back up sections of my hard drives just in case.
With regard to the two types of format you are wanting, I am not sure if Nero would accommodate them; however I'm sure you can download "shareware" or "try-before-you-buy" types of software for these types of programmes. Remember though, keep to the orginal writing/rewriting progamme making new backup disks for that programme.
Please note though, the above only applies to copies from the original disk to the hard drive. Nero also has a facility to copy disk-to-disk. I do not know if it would copy these formats - though you'll quickly find out. If it won't. make a new folder on your'e hard drive of the same name as the disk, transfer the contents of the disk to the hard drive, then use an autorun programme (mine is called Autorun v2.9.2 - you can get the original via CNET, but it's only a "try-before-you-buy" type of software. I have the full version, either will allow you to creat autorun programmes and files on other systems. Needless to say, I find it extreely useful.
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