How to Burn a DVD on PowerDVD
By Chris Miksen
PowerDVD Copy is a DVD burning software program that allows you to create backups of DVDs onto empty or rewriteable DVD discs. Creating a DVD backup is useful in case the original DVD becomes lost, stolen, or is otherwise inaccessible. In addition to the DVD copy feature, PowerDVD Copy also lets you choose which titles of the original DVD you wish to include on the copy. PowerDVD Copy uses a set of straight-forward instructions to copy a DVD and implements as little clutter as possible within the program itself.
Open the "PowerDVD Copy" program. Click the down-arrow next to "Source". Select where you wish to copy the DVD data from. You must copy the data from either the hard drive or a DVD. Insert a DVD into your DVD drive if you wish to copy the data from a DVD.
Click the "Options" button. Click the plus sign next to "DVD" info in the content box. Scroll down to "Titles". Click the check box next to any titles you do not wish to include on the DVD. All titles are included by default, so clicking the check box will uncheck them. Click the green back arrow to go back to the main menu.
Click the "Copy" icon. A box will open and display the current status of the copying process. A message will appear when the DVD is successfully copied and ask you if you wish to save the temporary files. Click yes to create a folder to store the temporary files in or click no to close the message box. You can use DVD playback software to play the temporary files.
Remove the copied DVD from your disc drive.
Located in Pittsburgh, Chris Miksen has been writing instructional articles on a wide range of topics for online publications since 2007. He currently owns and operates a vending business. Miksen has written a variety of technical and business articles throughout his writing career. He studied journalism at the Community College of Allegheny County.