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SweetTasha [Avatar]
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I have an HD DVD that will not play on my LG Blu-ray Player. Can I make a copy into the Blu-ray format? If so, will a CD-RW disc be acceptable for the output?

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Jets2011
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If it is a commercial HD DVD, it will have copyright protection on it, so Power2Go cannot copy or rip its contents. You may want to Google a free converter that will rip it to a video file.

To burn the content on a Blu-ray to be played in a BD player, you need to use a blank Blu-ray disc. A CD-RW disc will only have about 700 MB of space, while Blu-rays have 25 GB or more.

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SweetTasha [Avatar]
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Quote If it is a commercial HD DVD, it will have copyright protection on it, so Power2Go cannot copy or rip its contents. You may want to Google a free converter that will rip it to a video file.

To burn the content on a Blu-ray to be played in a BD player, you need to use a blank Blu-ray disc. A CD-RW disc will only have about 700 MB of space, while Blu-rays have 25 GB or more.

Dave


1. I've copied music Albums on CD that are copyrighted with Power2Go--for my personal use. I think you are saying that, in the case of a movie, Power2Go would simply not be technologically capable of copying a movie?

2. Are Verbatim 97238 16x BD-R the type your are recommending for output? ? Would it be accurate to say any BD-R is OK, regardless of the brand?

Thanks for your help.
SweetTasha.

Is there a description somewhere of the various designations for disc. I mean the -R and +RW, etc?
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Jets2011
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Music copyright and movie copyright on discs are very different...technically you are allowed to rip discs to back up the music I believe. Same when we used to copy records and tapes on to other casette tapes. Just a different legal thing with discs...especially Blu-rays, as the movie studios are involved.

The "W" in +RW means the disc is rewriteable, i.e. you can burn content to it, and then erase it later and burn new content to it.

As for BD-R discs, they are in the supported disc formats according to the help, so should be fine:

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/power2go/13/enu/02_02_00_supported_disc_types.html

Dave
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