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Maurice R. Kelly mkelly@deadheart.org.uk
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 09:27:12 +0000 (GMT)

On Oct 31, Jeff and Jane Scott wrote:

> At 30-10-02 09:45 AM +1100, LLOYD_Ian@canon.com.au wrote:
> >To any technically minded people,
> >I have encountered a problem when trying to copy my Capitol Theatre VDC,
> >it has been transferred to the hard drive however it will not copy on the
> >CDRW?
> >Has anyone got any ideas as to why?
> You can't copy a VCD by copying the files to the hard drive, then burning
> to a new disc.  You have to copy direct from one disc to the other.  There
> is something in the formatting of the disc that identifies it as a VCD, and
> if you burn from the hard drive that bit doesn't happen (unless you're
> using special VCD burning programs) and you just get a normal data CD.
> but if you make a direct copy, the VCD formatting bit gets copied too!
> of course, if you've only got one CD drive to copy from and burn to, you're
> in trouble!

Not necessarily - a lot of CD-copying software has the ability to copy an
entire CD image to the hard-disk from the source CD - you then put in your
destination CD, and tell the software to copy the CD image to the
destination CD.

Maurice R. Kelly