Get my CD burner to burn DVDs?

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  1. Phratt
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    Phratt GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Is it possible? I just noticed, after all this time of looking into this stuff that I don't have a DVD burner, so do you guys know if theres a way to trick my CD or CD-RW drive into burning a DVD for me?
     


  2. zerof

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    Nope, sorry.
     
  3. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    No. DVD is different, its laser has a different wave length
     
  4. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    Not possible sorry.
     
  5. feidhlim1986

    feidhlim1986 GBAtemp Fan

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    you'd have better luck getting your VHS Recorder to burn a Blu-Ray
     
  6. nicobellec

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    lolol ..

    Buy a new burner 15 quid for a nice pioneer!
     
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    Microwave it for about two minutes on high. The microwaves should minimize the wavelength of the IR laser of the CD burner into a red (DVD) laser.
     
  8. zerof

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    I'd listen to everything that guy says. Look how many shiny stars he has.
     
  9. Phratt
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    Do you guys know anyway I'd be able to get ISO's on my PC to another persons PC?

    Cause I know someone who has a DVD burner, but I dont think they'd trust me downloading shit on their computer.
     
  10. RyoutaDDC

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    Put them on a sd card
     
  11. djdynamite123

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    amazing stuff, why is it in hacking section when you know fine well "impossible" still gave us all "amusement" [​IMG]
     
  12. Tichinde925

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    The Absolute Fastest Method:

    Remove your Harddrive and bring it to your friend's PC.

    There, just burn.

    When finished, put it back into your PC.

    If its an IDE drive, you can remove one of the cd drives (also has to be an IDE) that may be in your friend's pc, and put the harddrive in its place. It will work.

    If it doesnt work, your going to have to reboot the PC, but spam the F1 and the DEL keys until you get to the BIOS screen.

    There, make sure it autodetects the new harddrive.

    Just exit and save settings, and your good to go.
     
  13. Phratt
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    Phratt GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'm not that tech savvy, I don't know how to take otu hard drives and things like that, and even if i see a tut, I most likely will mess up.
     
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    Oh, I forgot to say:

    Option #2 fastest method:

    Remove your Friend's DVD Burner, and install it into your own PC...(though I dont think your friend would appreciate that, though it will be good practice on installing a DVD burner as you will end up buying one anyway. Internal DVD Burners are alot better than External ones.)

    If you dont wish to do that, then the next best thing would be to use an external USB harddrive.

    Next come Flash Drives then the SDHC cards.

    Since you have a CD burner, you could attempt to burn it all onto CDs....
     
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    Is there any way the Wii could play games off of CDs?

    I'm guessing that isn't available yet, but is it possible in the fore seeable future?
     
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    No it has trouble with DVD+R lol
     
  18. darktehnub

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    Wow do you live in a cave or something...
    There are many options...
    Put the iso in your friend's external hard drive?
    Buy a dvd burner, they're so cheap now...
    Bring your whole comp to your friend's house and file share
    many more...
     
  19. limesherbert

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    An external dvd burner is cheap as hell, dude. Just plug it into a usb port and you're good to go.
     
  20. Slowking

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    Ofcourse it is! You just have to sell your soul to Satan. He will then transform your Wiis DVD-drive into CD-drive... with... wait for it... dark magic. But psst don't tell anyone or everybody will want to do it and the poor Satan has too much to do as it is, with all the sinners nowadays. [​IMG]