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i want free software to make my cd-r burn dvd movies or vcd movies
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An OS version would help. Mac? PC? OS 9? OS X? Linux? Windows?
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First, there is NO SOFTWARE, FREE OR OTHERWISE, that will make your CD-R drive burn DVDs.  Sorry, it's simply not possible.

VCDs, however, are another story.  There are many choices for PAID software but I'm not aware of any GOOD and FREE CD authoring packages.  My advice is to get the EVAL copy of NERO and try it.  Then purchase it if it meets your needs.
heh i didnt even notice the CD-R thing. Yeah, no CD-R is gonna burn a DVD.
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You can _want_ in one hand and spit in the other and see which one fills up first!

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if you mean like burning commercial dvd movies onto cds, like converting the DVD into some other format (like divx).

Well thats possible, but illegal

Same goes for commercial vcd

If you want to burn your own vcds, try nero
Kyle SchroederEndpoint Engineer

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Its not illegal to copy your own DVDs to DivX to playback on your computer....if you're renting and burning, that's a different story.

-dog*

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It really depends on if you`re in the U.S. or not, you`re not allowed to use any kind of software that breaks copy-protection (because of the DMCA). So technically you might own/have backups, but its impossible to create them inside the U.S. legally, except if the DVD was without protection

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I don't think you'll find anything for free, but try DVD-TO-SVCD. It costs $24.95 and you can buy it from here:

http://www.visual-mp3.com/review/2152.html

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Also, you may want to check the following site, for information on DVD ripping:

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdripping
Kyle SchroederEndpoint Engineer

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http://gknot.doom9.org and download Gordian Knot and the other files listed (RipPack, etc)
Then read the guide here: http://www.doom9.org/gknot-main3.htm

-dog*

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