I have seen people making duplicate copies of DVDs as a backup, no doubt that the information present inside the disc is important to them. Knowing that the Blu-ray system trend has come to an end, people still use it on a small scale. Copying a DVD to another DVD was somewhere complex in the earlier days. But Windows 7 and later versions and with third-party software have made “burning DVDs issues” resolved.
No need to look for any online tools to burn DVDs. Windows allows you to burn CDs and DVDs using the Live File System. This process will make your CDs and DVDs to use as a USB. As a result, this will let you delete, edit, and manage the data present inside the disk.
By the end of this post, you will get to learn how to copy a DVD to another DVD. Make sure to follow the simple guide that we have managed to provide you.
Without wasting much of your time, let’s get started.
See also: Copy CD to Another CD in Windows 7
Steps to Copy a DVD to Another DVD
Follow the steps mentioned below in order to make a copy of the original DVD onto the blank DVD.
Step 1: Copy original DVD on your System
In the beginning, we will simply copy the original DVD on your Windows operating system. Here’s how to do that:
- Insert the disk into the CD-ROM, this will mount the disk, let your system read the disk properly.
- The inserted disk will appear in Windows Explorer.
- Go into the disk and copy all the files.
- Paste all the files by creating a specific folder in a particular drive.
- Once done, go back at the inserted disk and do a right-click and select Eject.
- Your inserted disk will be removed from the CD-ROM.
Step 2: Duplicate the DVD
Now that you have copied the data present into the primary DVD on your computer. It’s time to duplicate or paste the copied data on a blank disk which is alternately known as “burning a disk”.
- Insert the blank DVD into the CD-ROM, let the system analyze and read the empty disk.
- After the analysis process, Windows will automatically pop-ups a window called as “Autoplay” in the notification center.
- You need to select the “Burn files to disc” option from the Autoplay window.
- Next, a window will appear asking you about How do you want to use this disc? > select to choose “Like a USB flash drive”.
- Same time, provide a name to your disc accordingly and click on Next.
- Now you will be get arrived at an empty folder which probably is your empty disc.
- Visit the data which you have copied from the original disc, copy the data and paste the data of the original disc into the empty folder of a blank disc.
- We assume that you have moved all the required files onto the blank disc folder. If so, select to click on Manage from the upper tab menu located under Drive tools.
- Click on the “Finish burning” option. (In Windows 7, the same option will be reprinted as the “Burn to disc” option).
- “Burn to Disc” window will appear, you will be asked to select a recording speed which is automatically selected on a default fastest speed possible that your drives is capable to support.
- Let the process finish, leave your computer as it is for a while.
- Once the burning process gets finished, another window will pop up asking you to burn another disc, you can ignore the message.
Using Windows DVD Maker
This method is applicable for those who have Windows 7 running on their computer.
- Press the Windows button on your keyboard, and type “Windows DVD Maker” in the search bar.
- Windows DVD Maker window will appear with some information, you can tick on the “Don’t show this page again” option.
- Next, click on the Choose Photos and Videos button.
- It will take you to the actual Windows DVD Maker where you can add and organize some items with DVD menu settings.
- In order to add photos or videos, click on Add Items located at the top right of the menu.
- Browse and select those multiple photos and videos that you want to add by holding the Ctrl key and click on the Add button.
- Another way to add photos and videos is to drag them and drop them into the Windows DVD Maker, this will allow you to burn your DVD from Windows Explorer.
- You can order the files on the DVD using the two arrow buttons present on the main screen.
- To add a custom menu: include the image that you wish to use as a background. Or DVD maker will itself show glimpses of the image from the video clips.
- You can also add a DVD title.
- Now click on “Next” to add a format, ratio of the DVD.
- Once done, click on “Next”.
- By default, options like “Play” and ” Scenes” including DVD titles are present, click on the “Menu text” option to edit the options and choose to select “Customize menu” to edit more options.
- Finally, press the “Burn” button to burn the DVD.
Using Third-Party Software
There are third-party software are present that will help you to burn the DVD without any problem. This software may or may not be free to use. But there is some free software available that should do the job. Following are some third-party software that will help you to burn your DVD:
- WinX DVD Ripper (Free Edition)
- Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning, and more.
All the methods mentioned above are valid ways to burn a DVD. It means that data present in the original DVD will get copied in another DVD. When it comes to third-party software, I personally use Nero which is a great tool to burn a DVD or CD.
That’s it for now, hope this helps! We are glad to know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then, stay tuned for more info.