Simple Steps to Copying a DVD on a Blank One
This post provides complete information on how you can easily copy your DVD files to a blank DVD using Windows inbuilt software and other third party software tools.
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There are so many reasons one may like to have a copy of a DVD file copied to another DVD, perhaps to have another safe copy of the file in the case that the first one gets lost.
Another reason may be that you want to give out a DVD file to a friend and it’s important to also keep your own copy of the file.
Any of these reasons can come up, and this is why it is important to know the basic steps on how to copy a DVD file to another blank DVD file.
Simple Steps to Copying a DVD on a Blank DVD
• Copying DVD Using Windows
If you are using a Windows operating system, there are some inbuilt applications that can be used to copy DVD files into a blank one.
However, this is different for those using Windows 7 and those using Windows 8, 8.1, and 10.
Windows DVD Maker for Windows 7 Users
Windows 7 users can easily create and copy a DVD file on a blank DVD by making use of Windows DVD maker.
To copy DVD using window DVD maker, follow the following steps:
- Click and open DVD maker
- Choose photos and videos
- Click add items on the top of the Windows DVD maker
- Search and choose the file you want to add to the blank DVD
- Order the files and customize the menu if you want
- Add a title to your DVD at the bottom if you like
- Edit and customize the menu to your taste and press burn to burn the DVD.
Windows Explorer for Windows 10, 8.1, and 8 Users
Windows 10, 8.1, and 8 users can easily copy DVD files using Windows Explorer, however, the DVD must be a home able DVD for this to work.
To copy DVD to a blank DVD using Windows 10, 8, or 8.1, carry out the following processes:
- Copy the DVD files from the disc to a folder on your computer
- Remove the DVD and replace it with the blank DVD
- Windows show an autoplay or dialogue box in the notification center
- Select the burn file to disc option that pops up
- Make a choice between using the disc like a USB flash drive or CD/DVD player
- Drag and drop the copied file into the blank disc window to prepare for burning
- Choose the mange tab options and click the finished burning to copy contents to blank DVDs.
• Copying DVD to a Blank DVD Using Third Party Software
Computer users can as well use third-party software other than Windows application to copy content from DVDs to a blank DVD.
There are many DVD burning software that can be used to successfully do this.
However, we are going to use one of the most popular tools, which is the Wondershare DVD Creator to illustrate how to copy DVD files to a blank one.
Copying a DVD to a Blank DVD Using Wondershare DVD Creator
To copy files from a DVD to a blank one using Wondershare DVD Creator, you can take the following steps:
Download and install the Wondershare DVD Creator. Open it and click on the create a DVD video disk to add files for burning to a CD or DVD.
Click on add video or pictures to view and add files from your local disc, you can also drag and drop the files into the Wondershare DVD Creator window.
Hit the menu tab in Wondershare DVD Creator Windows to select the template for the DVD that you want to burn.
There are lots of exciting templates you can choose from. Once you hit on a particular template they are automatically applied to the blank DVD on your Disc drive.
Once you are done with the template, you now click on the burn tap which enables you to set preferences such as DVD name, file format, disk playback mode, burner, etc.
Once you are done selecting the various option based on your taste, you can then click on the burn button for the software to automatically start burning your DVD files into the blank DVD.
This is how to copy DVD using the WonderShare DVD Creator
This post revealed the simple steps you can apply when you want to copy files on one DVD to a blank one using both Windows built-in application and the WonderShare DVD Creator, which is a third party software tool.
You can apply any of the processes explained above to have a copy of your files in various formats in a new DVD in case the original DVD gets damaged.