DVD data backup: Nero Express, PowerDVD/Producer, RecordNow


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AndyMHancock

I got an internal DVD burner last summer, LG Super/Multi. I just now
put it into a NexStar DX housing, and connected to a USB 2 port. It
shows up in Windows XP Pro as a DVD-RAM Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-
H55N. No driver installation required.

The laptop already comes with a "RecordNow! CD&DVD Recording"
application, version 7. Bless the sole of whoever installed it (I
think). However, the DVD burner also comes with PowerDVD,
PowerProducer, Nero Express, and InCD. From surfing, PowerDVD and
PowerProducer are for entertainment media, Nero Express is a stripped
down OEM version of a retail application, and InCD is for packet
writing. I just want to make a data backup of certain portions of my
user file space on the hard drive. Would RecordNow be the best option
for this? By that, I mean most reliable and straightforward.

I also had problem in the past with Easy CD Creator dropping files
that had very long names. Would any of the above options be better
for long file names?

Finally, there are a handful of DVD data burning formats. Which
format would be best for compatibility with other drives in other
computers? Which of the above software applications support this
format?
 
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Tony

Nero is good for long file names. Reliable software doesn't seem to be a
problem for that series of LG burners. Read the reviews but like you said
no one should ever even attempt to use easy cd creator. I use the
6.7.0.3700 version of NTI CD & DVD-Maker platinum suite. I've never had to
update to anything else because everything works and it can create dvd
videos. I'm using the exact same LG burner and series numbers. If the file
names are long you can always zip the file or put files under 2 gigabytes
in a folder and zip the folder.
 
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I got an internal DVD burner last summer, LG Super/Multi. I just now
put it into a NexStar DX housing, and connected to a USB 2 port. It
shows up in Windows XP Pro as a DVD-RAM Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-
H55N. No driver installation required.

The laptop already comes with a "RecordNow! CD&DVD Recording"
application, version 7. Bless the sole of whoever installed it (I
think). However, the DVD burner also comes with PowerDVD,
PowerProducer, Nero Express, and InCD. From surfing, PowerDVD and
PowerProducer are for entertainment media, Nero Express is a stripped
down OEM version of a retail application, and InCD is for packet
writing. I just want to make a data backup of certain portions of my
user file space on the hard drive. Would RecordNow be the best option
for this? By that, I mean most reliable and straightforward.

I also had problem in the past with Easy CD Creator dropping files
that had very long names. Would any of the above options be better
for long file names?

The "Joliet" file system in versions 4, 5 of RecordNow supports names up
to 106 chars. (Nero 6+ calls this "extra-long Joliet".) Don't know if
Sonic dropped this support in RecordNow 6+ and supports only up to 64
chars, the 'normal' Joliet limit. (Burn a test file with long names to
verify RecordNow 7 still supports 106 char limit.)

Nero Express 6+ supports names up to 109 chars by default. So the choice
is yours which one to use.
Finally, there are a handful of DVD data burning formats. Which
format would be best for compatibility with other drives in other
computers? Which of the above software applications support this
format?

Choose "DVD-ROM (ISO)". (That's the default format with Nero Express.)
 
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Dave Cohen

I got an internal DVD burner last summer, LG Super/Multi. I just now
put it into a NexStar DX housing, and connected to a USB 2 port. It
shows up in Windows XP Pro as a DVD-RAM Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-
H55N. No driver installation required.

The laptop already comes with a "RecordNow! CD&DVD Recording"
application, version 7. Bless the sole of whoever installed it (I
think). However, the DVD burner also comes with PowerDVD,
PowerProducer, Nero Express, and InCD. From surfing, PowerDVD and
PowerProducer are for entertainment media, Nero Express is a stripped
down OEM version of a retail application, and InCD is for packet
writing. I just want to make a data backup of certain portions of my
user file space on the hard drive. Would RecordNow be the best option
for this? By that, I mean most reliable and straightforward.

I also had problem in the past with Easy CD Creator dropping files
that had very long names. Would any of the above options be better
for long file names?

Finally, there are a handful of DVD data burning formats. Which
format would be best for compatibility with other drives in other
computers? Which of the above software applications support this
format?

Record Now works fine. I've not had any problems with long
filenames/pathnames. I don't know if any particular package does better
in this area.
Dave Cohen
 

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