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    how to copy movies to dvd

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    how to copy movies to dvd
    Hello,

    iv just had a lil un and have used up 3 external memory cards via my camcorder. Iv inserted the cards via the usb reader and copied them onto my machine.I also want to copy them onto a dvd just incase my computer ever goes pete tong.

    Now, iv tried copy - past. dragging. and i cannot seem to get my head around how to copy the movies from my card/computer to my dvd (format is MP4) i can only seem to get the alias version.

    ITS DOING MY HEAD INNNNNN!

    cheers in advance boys and girls

    Vinnie

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    how to copy movies to dvd
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    In Finder, right click on the folder you copied the files into and select " Burn folder to disc "

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    how to copy movies to dvd

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    cheers for the reply mate. i tried to drag my movies from the user - movies list into a folder on the desktop(thinking that it would just copy them) then when i tried to burn the folder (failed) i moved the folder to trash and deleted. THEN to my horror i realised iv deleted the bloody movies altogether!!!!

    iv ran a data recovery software (freebie) that has located them but i now have to pay for the full version. is there any free data recovery software out there?

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    how to copy movies to dvd

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    cheers for the reply mate. not massively there just some videos iv taken of my baby and a few random ones. won't be the end of the world as i have loads of other footage.

    how come there is free pc recovery programs but not mac?

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    how to copy movies to dvd

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    what has happened to the simple way of doing things!!!! on my old naff ibook you could copy and paste and bum - copied images on dvdd/cds/ex hd ext ect

    now I'm having issues even bloody copying images from my ipoto library onto a dvd to have as a back up. iv managed o copy on to my ex hd as a backup but after having an ex hd brake a few years ago and all my data lost I'm a bit sceptical now relying on that method alone. WHY o WHY has it all gone digital now, iCloud ect ect back up when all i want to do is copy a blooming image from one place to another! all i get is alias every single time!

    I'm proper losing my rag now! why has the simple way of doing things turned so complicated!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE help before i have a nervous brakedown

    iv managed to copy the images into a folder on my desktop in the vain hope i could then do - burn folder- but when i do this nothing happens. i then insert a dvd and still nothing. when i then eject the dvd and move the folder of images to trash and empty a message then pops up -

    'There are 135 items that can’t be burned because the original items can’t be found. skip the items and continue burning'

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    Are you wanting a playable DVD or just some backups?
    Either way check this: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21992/burn
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    Are you wanting a playable DVD or just some backups?
    Either way check this: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21992/burn
    I 2nd this..

    While finder can burn stuff to disc. I find Burn app more informative and better suited.

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