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    Backing up torrents

    Whats the best way to back up your torrents to dvd so I can clear them off my pc?

    I tried using CD BurnerXP Pro 3 but just keep getting an error.

    Are the torrents protected?

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    i find convertx to dvd an excellent programme.

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    I just burn them as data.

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    But then they don't play on my DVD player.
    It's quite old and can't play Div x files.

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    ^ Buy a new one. You can get a decent DivX DVD player for 3K.

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    I guess I ought to.
    it takes a fair while to convert the bastards.

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    If you burn them as data do they still play on a dvd player as normal (assuming it plays divx?)

    I never have much luck when it comes to this sort of thing....
    Last edited by Bung; 25-02-2007 at 10:37 PM.

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    They will if you have a nice new up to date DVD player.
    Mine won't, that's why I use ConvertX to DVD.

    You can always give it a go first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    If you burn them as data do they still play on a dvd player as normal (assuming it plays divx?)

    I never have much luck when it comes to this sort of thing....
    Yes, plus of course you can get a shit load more on the DVD. (8 - 9 hrs easily for most stuff)

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    A mate of mine says he bought a div x compatible DVD player for 1,900 the other day.
    Not sure what the make is, but I must get one.

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    And what happens when a new version of DiVX comes out? This is why you convert your videos to a standard DVD. No worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post
    ^ Buy a new one. You can get a decent DivX DVD player for 3K.
    I got one for 1850 Works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surasak View Post
    And what happens when a new version of DiVX comes out? This is why you convert your videos to a standard DVD. No worries
    Nothing happens of course. You just keep using the old version. It's not compulsory to use new software By the way, it's not just DivX, they work with just about any format a standard software media player will handle.

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    Wouldn't you just build a dam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    A mate of mine says he bought a div x compatible DVD player for 1,900 the other day.
    Not sure what the make is, but I must get one.
    they've got decent LG ones in tesco lotus now. about the same as your mate payed.

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    I recommend the Panasonic (can't remember model number at the moment), it's about 3.5K. Much more 'solid mechanicals' - Some of the really cheap ones suffer badly from overheating.

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    I've just bought an 80gig external hard drive. I'm using this for downloads.

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    ^ That's another good option. I've also seen players out there that let you plug an external HD in via USB (be careful though, because some of those do not support video playback via this, only audio).

    Also you could get a USB HD enclosure that you can plug straight into your TV and it can handle the playback direct. I'm going to pick one up from Panthip and stick a 400GB drive in it.

    However, I'd still burn backups to DVD because I wouldnt like the thought of an HD failure losing the lot
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