How to Duplicate a DVD

How to Duplicate a DVD. DVDs through overuse or abuse can just plain wear out. Well a great way to remedy this is to make duplicate copies of the DVDs so that originals stay wear free. DVD duplication can also be a great source of sharing your favorite shows or movies with family members and friends. Read on to learn more.

Duplicate a DVD with one drive bay

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Check the computer to make sure it has duplicating software installed. If the software is missing, conduct an Internet search using the term "free DVD burning software." Once a suitable software platform is found, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

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Insert the non-blank DVD into the writeable DVD drive bay.

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Launch the DVD duplicating software. Select "start" from the main operating system menu. Next, locate the duplicating software and click on it.

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Select the "copy" or "duplicate" option from the main menu of the duplicating software.

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Choose the "disk copy" or "disk duplicate" option from the copy submenu.

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Select the drive letter that contains the DVD. In the second drive menu, select the same drive that the user previously chose. Once the same drives are both selected, click on the "start" or "copy" option.

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Remove the DVD and insert the blank DVD into the drive bay. The software will usually prompt the user to insert the blank DVD once the writing process completes.

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Play the DVD to make sure it works properly. If there are any errors, please consult the user manual of the computer or the duplicating software.

Duplicate a DVD with multiple drive bays

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Check the computer to make sure it has duplicating software installed. If the software is missing, conduct an Internet search using the term "free DVD burning software." Once a suitable software platform is found, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

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Locate the writeable drive and insert the blank disk.

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Insert the DVD that is to be duplicated into a readable drive.

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Launch the DVD duplicating software. From the main menu of the operating system, click "start". Next, locate the DVD burning software.

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Select the disk copy from the copy submenu. On the first option, choose the drive bay letter that contains the DVD that the user wants to duplicate. On the second drop down menu, select the drive bay letter which contains the blank DVD.

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Choose the disk copy or start process button.

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Test the DVD to make sure the DVD duplicated successfully. If there are any errors, please consult the user manual of the computer or the duplicating software.