Record VCDs with a DVD recorder?

  Tim1964 13:13 11 Nov 05

Is it possible to use a DVD recorder (under the TV type)to record onto CDRs to view TV/films on a laptop that only has a CD Rom drive?

I appreciate that the quality will be lower, buts that's a problem.


  Pooke 14:30 11 Nov 05

wouldn't think that would be a standard feature of a home dvd recorder.

  Tim1964 14:44 11 Nov 05

"but that's a problem" ??

meant 'that's NOT a problem' (fat fingers)

I thought that maybe as PC based DVD writers can write to CDRs that this 'backward compatibility' might apply to the under the TV ones.

  Sharpamatt 15:03 11 Nov 05

to play a DVd you do need both a DVD player and the related software.

There are programs which allow films to be placed on CD, but again you need the DVD drive.

Dependant on your system replaceing the CD drive or even adding a DVD reader should not be a great problem

  Pooke 15:05 11 Nov 05

It's not a feature I've seen.

As sharpamatt says get your laptop cd drive upgraded, shouldn't be expensive.

  Tim1964 17:51 11 Nov 05

Thanks for the replies, the lappy is a Compaq EVO 610c and the only DVD rom drive I seen for it was about £80 !

  Sharpamatt 19:08 11 Nov 05

This link is a replacement DVD duel format rewriter for laptops,click here

Its under £70 and Ive no doubts there are other cheaper options also external ones ( USB2 ) for less

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