CD and DVD Recording For Dummies
CD and DVD Recording For Dummies (R), Second Edition, takes the frustration out of choosing and using these cool recording systems. This easy-to-follow guide will help you find what you need and use it efficiently, and it covers all the newest equipment. You ll discover how to
Choose and install a CD or DVD recorder
Pick the best software for your needs
Store large data files safely on CD
Use EasyCD and DVD Creator and Toast
Record mixed media disks
Create electronic photo albums, baby books, genealogies, and more
Once upon a time, videotape, vinyl record albums, and floppy disks were state of the art for preserving movies, music, and data. The superior durability and capacity of CDs and DVDs have made these tools as obsolete as the washboard, but never fear. CD and DVD Recording For Dummies (R), Second Edition, makes it easy to
Transfer your favorite VHS movies to DVD
Preserve those classic LPs on CD
Archive records and data files, and safely store treasured family photos
Ask the right questions when shopping for CD or DVD recording hardware and software
Record original material, copy and erase rewriteable disks, and make backups of important data
Add menus to your disks, label them, and care for them properly
Record a bootable CD-ROM
Today s CD and DVD recorders can produce everything from superb sound quality to original movies you can play on your DVD player. CD and DVD Recording For Dummies (R) will get your recording career going in a jiffy.
- Paperback | 360 pages
- 187.96 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
- 05 Mar 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- 2nd Edition
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Safeguard data and photos, put that classic music on CD, or record your favorite movies
CDs and DVDs do more than entertain; they're also the perfect data storage system! This fully updated guide helps you record favorite tunes as well as preserve family photos with the greatest of ease. Get the scoop on the latest devices, tips on mixed media recording, advice on turning your videotapes into DVDs, and much more.
The Dummies Way
Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to:
Choose the equipment you need Use Easy CD & DVD Creator Archive data files on CDs Organize and convert files Care for CDs and DVDs Record a bootable CD-ROM
Table of contents
Part I: Shake Hands with Your Recorder!
Chapter 1: Optical Storage: It s All in the Pits.
Chapter 2: Buying Your Recording Beast.
Chapter 3: DVD Is the Cat s Meow.
Chapter 4: Poof! You re a Computer Technician.
Part II: It s All in the Preparation.
Chapter 5: Letting Loose the Software Elves.
Chapter 6: Fine-Tuning Can Be Fun.
Chapter 7: Getting Ready for the Ball.
Part III: Hang On Here We Go!
Chapter 8: Taking Easy CD & DVD Creator for a Spin.
Chapter 9: A Step-by-Step Guide to . . . Toast?
Chapter 10: Using Drag-to-Disc: Avoid the Hassle!
Part IV: So, You re Ready to Tackle Tougher Stuff?
Chapter 11: Heavy-Duty Recording.
Chapter 12: BAM! Add Menus to Your Discs!
Chapter 13: Storing Megastuff with DVD.
Chapter 14: Adding That Spiffy Touch.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Hardware Troubleshooting Tips.
Chapter 16: Ten Software Troubleshooting Tips.
Chapter 17: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague.
Chapter 18: Ten Nifty Programs You Want.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Recorder Hardware and Software Manufacturers.
Appendix B: Glossary.
About Mark L. Chambers