Can you recommend a sofware to copy homemade DVDs?

Mrs B March 26, 2010

I have homemade video footage of weddings, christenings, holidays etc.
that I have put onto DVD disc. I now want to copy these DVD discs to other DVD discs (make copies), but cant seem to do it.
Someone said I need to rip the DVD then burn it on to a new disc. It all sounds so easy but I just can’t find any free software that will allow me to do this.
Any help with this would be very much appreciated. Nothing to technical as I’m a relative newbie. :)
Thank you in advance for your help.

  1. Anonymous
    March 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks for all the advice, Went with Imgburn, Working great and so easy to use.
    Mrs B.

  2. gab
    March 27, 2010 at 5:23 am

    ImgBurn does that without headaches. Save your DVD as .iso on desktop, then burn the .iso file to a blank DVD.

  3. Taty
    March 27, 2010 at 2:53 am

    You can use the free trial of Nero. It's one of the most user friendly ones and will copy for you in a few clicks. You can download the trial here:

  4. Oron Joffe
    March 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I second that. Create an ISO file and use it for burning new DVDs. Alternatively, use any CD/DVD copying program, such as Nero, Roxio Creator, Cdburnerxp etc and copy the disc. Ripping the disc is definitely NOT a good idea as you will lose quality/features in the process and is will also take much longer.

  5. Steve Campbell
    March 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Chyea, what Tina said. If you can get your DVDs into ISO form you're home free with your backups.

  6. Tina
    March 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    We recently had a similar question. Please review the answers here.

    Steve's answer should work for you and basically any CD/DVD burner is able to do this as your homemade DVDs do not have a copy protection.

    In short, you use your DVD burner to save a copy of the DVD to your hard drive in .iso file format. Then you burn that .iso file to a fresh DVD.

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