I am looking to get a DVD burner and possibly software as well. I am new to the world of DVD-R, DVD-RW and the other formats I have seen. My PC is a P4 laptop with 512megs DDR ram. The manufacturer of this machine sells a DVD burner that is designed to go in this machine. Here is a link to it:
It is perfectly designed for my machine and will go in the second drive bay nicely - question is...will it do what I want to do? My main goal here is to copy DVD movies and play them on my home DVD player. I don't want to buy a device that is obsolete is a few months and I know there are several DVD formats out there.
Second part here is software...what do I need to copy movies? I have Easy CD Creator 6 but I know there are other programs out there that may be better for copying movies. I am fairly certain many commercial DVD's are dual layered (not sure if I used the right term there) and DVD-R's that you buy are not...so a movie would have to go on more than one DVD-R - is that correct?
Any light you can shed on these issues so I purchase a device that meets my needs would be appreciated.