Backing Up DVD's

Hi I am attempting to back-up some of my dvd's, some of which work others get so far and will crash, some crash with no error reported one just saying hardware error, i was wondering if there is any standard things to look out for.

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

what are you using to back up the dvd's?

try out dvd shrink
these are dvd movies or dvd software discs? what software are you using to copy the dvd's with? what type of media? if you are trying to copy a dvd movie most likely it is a dual layer disc(dvd9) and you cannot fit that on regular single layer dvd-r. novacopy gave you a link to dvdshrink which is a great tool to extract out all the junk on the dvd and downsample the video without having to re-encode the entire movie and have it fit on a single layer dvd. if you are trying to do a full copy of a dvd9 disc then you will need to use dual layer dvd-r's and a writer that supports it.
AChesterAuthor Commented:
we are using nero an if we use a 8 speed dvd +r which copies ok, the error is on 4 speed dvd -r, i need the -r cause my dvd doesn't play +r, some -4 4 speed do copy ok, then others get to the end and the error "could not perform end of disc-at-once" is reported.
Try to use another -R brand, like TDK, or Memorex, they are very reliable !

Best Regards!

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
this is a media problem, if it is rated at 4x and you burn at 8x the media might not burn correctly cause it is not sensistive enough to that quick a burn speed. check out this site which lists different brands of media and how well they perform.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.