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Last post Author Topic: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd  (Read 8384 times)

Nuri

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Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« on: September 24, 2009, 07:22:10 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking for an automatic copie. Which could copy the content of a cd or dvd
to harddrive into a new directoryor make an image, if i insert a new disc into the dvd-rom.
Then eject the disc and wait for a new one.

(I would like to copy my collected disks to my brand new 1Tb harddrive, and I have about 150.
I will go crazy if I need to copy them one by one.)

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 08:57:02 AM »
1 TB cannot hold 150 CD/DVD images. Other than that, Vista can do most of it by itself, if you change the standard procedures for your default media player. Take a closer look!

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 09:32:18 AM »
150 full DVD images: ~645GB (150 images of ~4.3GB).
1TB harddrive: ~930GB capacity (1012/10243) - filesystem overhead not taken into account.
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« Last Edit: September 24, 2009, 09:37:57 AM by f0dder »

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 05:35:13 PM »
- oh, yes. Lack of concentration!   :-[

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 06:53:20 PM »
Imgburn has a queue mechanism.  I've never used it as I only burn a CD or DVD at a time.  You can take a look and see if it's useful:
http://www.imgburn.com

The site has links to an Imgburn forum with guides and of course you can post questions.

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 07:11:29 PM »
Don't forget that a lot of movie DVDs are dual-layer, hence, close to 9GB each.

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 10:39:17 PM »
But also don't forget that the OP did not say that every disc (or any disc, for that matter) that he wants to copy is full to capacity or even what the approximate size of the data is only how many discs.

Or how many of those discs are CDs. If the ratio is 148 CDs and 2 DVDs then even if they were full he'd have plenty of room.

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009, 04:52:10 AM »
Thanks everyone for worrying about my free space  ;D
I will try out imgburn, and see how it goes.
Sadly I do not have Vista, but Xp has something similiar, thanks for the idea.

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009, 06:40:05 AM »
If you want to copy DVD movies from bought media life ain't that simple. You will need to use specialist software that can copy the DVDs because they will be copy protected.

If you want to copy music CDs likewise copying to an ISO image is probably not the best method. You could try ripping to FLAC format (which is lossless) - I'm sure lots of people around here will tell you their prferences on that.

As to automating both of those tasks I don't know.

If you are copying data CDs and DVDs then ImgBurn is pretty hard to beat - though I haven't tried the automation features.

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 07:05:48 AM »
Copying DVD movies: dvdfab platinum for decrypting+handling ARccOS.
Copying audio CDs: dBpoweramp or EAC - and nothing else. FLAC + cue, with AccurateRip enabled = :-*
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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2009, 09:03:00 AM »

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2009, 09:13:03 AM »
Oh, OK - but there's still a free download at http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm , isn't there?
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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2009, 11:13:57 AM »
Nuri, tell us what's on all those discs so we can tell you what to use to copy them. If it's all stuff like pictures, music and stuff you've burned on them yourself you won't have any troubles.

If it's store-bought games, music, movies, etc. you're going to need something more than just ImgBurn.

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2009, 02:45:22 PM »
This forum may be helpful:
http://forum.videohe...mp4-wmv-mkv-f11.html

Also videohelp.com hosts software, some of which you can no longer get from the authors, such as RipIt4Me, and DVD Decrypter.

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2009, 03:31:15 PM »
Nuri, tell us what's on all those discs so we can tell you what to use to copy them. If it's all stuff like pictures, music and stuff you've burned on them yourself you won't have any troubles.

If it's store-bought games, music, movies, etc. you're going to need something more than just ImgBurn.


Stuff I burned myself, nearly all of my stuff from my first burner till present year.
I want to throw out the discs and use only harddrive for keeping my stuff.

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2009, 04:20:37 PM »
Nuri, tell us what's on all those discs so we can tell you what to use to copy them. If it's all stuff like pictures, music and stuff you've burned on them yourself you won't have any troubles.

If it's store-bought games, music, movies, etc. you're going to need something more than just ImgBurn.

Stuff I burned myself, nearly all of my stuff from my first burner till present year.
I want to throw out the discs and use only harddrive for keeping my stuff.

you'll need a backup though :)
Tom

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2009, 05:59:15 PM »
A harddrive is probably more reliable than optical media - especially if you only connect it when you need to use it (and if that isn't every day, incurring too much spin-up/spin-down wear&tear). If the data is important to you, I'd personally keep backups on a second drive as well - but I'm paranoid :)
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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2009, 02:02:23 AM »
I've basically abandoned discs everywhere possible, one of the best decisions I've made. Good luck with your backups!

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2009, 11:36:18 AM »
Wish I had ESata port.  I got one of those USB docking stations and it's very convenient.  Kinda' slow with USB 2.0 though.  Fine for doing backups and getting files off the main HD.  It reads just fast enough I can do a 16x DVD burn from it if I have to.

Seems like on prebuilt systems they mix the features up with no rhyme or reason other than to get everything you want you have to buy at least 2 machines.  Hmm, maybe that's the rhyme?

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2009, 12:25:28 PM »
Wish I had ESata port.  I got one of those USB docking stations and it's very convenient.  Kinda' slow with USB 2.0 though.  Fine for doing backups and getting files off the main HD.  It reads just fast enough I can do a 16x DVD burn from it if I have to.

The future is network attached storage. External enclosures that connect to your network providing ready file access to your files without having to have power-hungry PCs hosting teh files. Once you get out of the bargain basement product category you can get pretty speedy units that can do more than just host your files (provide media servers, bittorrent clients, etc.).

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2009, 12:51:59 PM »
Hardly any of the NAS solutions I saw support CVS (or something similar). Maybe the ones in the upper echelon of this market  support such systems (natively). However, there is a limited budget I have to work with.

NAS is useless to me without version control capability...hence I still use optical media. And yes, I am starting to realize that with current prices hard drives are becoming a more sensible choice (when used with exchangeable tray enclosures).

 

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2009, 03:09:54 PM »
I considered NAS but it's really expensive (I live in Hungary)
So I bought a Sharkoon Duo Sata and a 2 port esata expresscard for my notebook.
And of course I will keep backup, I have two 1Tb Samsung Ecogreen.
(was cheap, and got some good reviews)

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2009, 05:27:14 PM »
Oh, OK - but there's still a free download at http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm , isn't there?

 :-[ f0dder, I followed this link. Still trying to get rid of hundreds of classical music CDs. Does it work for CDs or just DVDs?  :-[
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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2009, 05:49:34 PM »
I considered NAS but it's really expensive (I live in Hungary)

No need for it to be. Try any one of a dozen free open source servers. Won't cost you so much as a forint since they're all free for download. That's the beauty of FOSS. If the first one doesn't do what you want, just download and try out another.

And if this machine isn't going to be used for anything other than media storage, you should also take a look at all those amazing free media servers. Why settle on just storing your music and movies when a media server can do ever so much more?

 :)

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Re: Copy a bunch of cd/dvd
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2009, 06:05:12 PM »
40hz: the software might be free, but the hardware isn't - and if you're using run-of-the-mill components, it's going to cost you in power consumption as well :/
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