How to Copy a DVD With Nero Burning ROM

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Music, pictures, songs and other computer data can be backed up on DVDs. The process of writing data permanently on a DVD is called burning. There are many third-party software tools that make the DVD burning process simple. One such software is Nero Burning ROM, which can burn CDs or DVDs. This program includes advanced video and audio editing features that can be useful for creating your own movie DVDs with special features.

Things You'll Need

  • Nero Burning ROM software
  • Computer with Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • A blank writable DVD
  • Insert a DVD in the computer's DVD drive and copy all its contents to a folder on your hard disk. For example, if you have a Video DVD, copy the "AUDIO_TS" and "VIDEO_TS" folders to your hard disk, then eject the DVD.

  • Insert a blank DVD in the DVD writing drive on which you want to copy the original DVD's contents.

  • Open Nero Burning ROM and select the type of compilation from the frame on left side in the "New Compilation" wizard. For example, to create a DVD video disc, select the "DVD Video" option.

  • Two folders, "AUDIO_TS" and "VIDEO_TS" will show up in the left side frame. Double-click the "VIDEO_TS" folder, then select and add the DVD format files (with extensions .bup, .vob and .ifo) from the original DVD folders copied on your hard disk earlier. Similarly, add the contents from the original DVD's folder to the "AUDIO_TS" folder. You can add the files using the drag-and-drop method.

  • Click on the DVD burning icon from the toolbar below the file menu options.

  • In the "Burn Compilation" wizard, select the default DVD writing speed that Nero software detects, select the "Write" option from the "Action" menu and click on the "Burn" button.

  • A message will confirm if the DVD burning process has been successful, and the DVD will be automatically ejected from the drive.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can copy music files to a DVD using Nero Burning ROM by selecting the "Audio CD" option from the "New Compilation" wizard and following the same process as described above.
  • Do not interrupt the writing process, as it will make the DVD unusable.

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