Benefits of Using CD/DVD Duplication Companies

CD/DVD duplication has become increasingly popular, and with the widespread popularity of disc burning software, any user can now duplicate discs if they have a computer. It’s quick, easy, and a great way to back up entertainment files or data. However, burning discs on your computer will not yield the results you may desire; they won’t be professional or high-quality.

Despite how easy it may be to burn your own duplicate discs, there are many duplication companies that specialize in the job and will offer a multitude of services to fit your needs. CD/DVD burning software is only beneficial for a standard home user who only needs to duplicate a small amount. Since many computers only have two to four burners, it’s difficult to clone multiple discs when only one can be burned at a time. A specialized duplication company can create exact replicas in large quantities quickly, easily, and for most for a fairly reasonable price.

Another aspect to consider, is the quality of the disc. With a duplication company, you will receive a high-quality and professional disc that is guaranteed to work without error. Duplicating CDs and DVDs at home can sometimes yield to corrupted or discs that burned incorrectly.

A good CD/DVD duplication company will offer a wide variety of duplication services, from printing to packaging. They will handle the whole process of duplicating and may even provide creative ideas for artwork and design on the cover. All in all, the end result looks more attractive and professional than you could achieve using your own software.

Tips For Transferring Your Video Tapes To DVD

Transferring your video tapes to DVD is fairly simple, but there are a few things to be aware of before getting started.

Test your VCR before playing your home movies – If it has been a while since you have plugged in and played your VCR then you will want to first test it by playing back a tape that does not have any value to it. Test the machine for playback, fast forward and rewind to make sure it is not going to eat your home movie memories.

Make sure and use the correct DVD recordable disc format – If you have a newer DVD recorder then it will be more forgiving and will accept most DVD recordable formats, while older DVD burners and recorders will require a particular DVD format. An example of these would be –R, +R or RW (rewritable). Make sure and check your owner’s manual to see what format is acceptable for your recorder.

You will have to play your tapes – No matter what type of transfer system you use to convert your videos to DVD, you will have to have a VCR to play them from. If your VCR or camcorder is no longer available to play them, you will need to find one. A good source for used VCR’s would be Craigs List, yard sales, Goodwill or other community newspapers. When purchasing any used VCR or camcorder bring a tape with you and test it to make sure it works.

Have hard drive space available on your computer – If you are transferring your video to DVD through your computer you must calculate the amount of hard drive space that will be required. One hour of video takes up 13 gigs of hard drive space.