Dear Computer Lady:
We are nearing retirement and trying to limit expenses. As a result we are switching from satellite TV to Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime and running it through our computer to a Netgear box attached to our tv. We also have a dvd player/recorder hooked to the tv.
Because I like to record craft shows so that I can replay them when I want to try a project, I have always recorded them. However, now with the setup through our computer, I am unsure how to do this.
Is there a way to record something playing through our computer on a dvd in the drive on our laptop or in the dvd recorder? I am curious about this for videos that the kids give us that we may not want to have every single thing junior did on video, but may like to save certain things. We are somewhat good with technology, but have never recorded dvds with a computer before.
Thanks for your help, PD
Yes, I am sure there is more than one way to record something playing on your computer to a DVD. I have never done this, but I’m sure many other readers have, and I would love to hear how they do this.
The first thing that comes to my mind, however, is to record the shows to your computer, and play it from there. That way, you don’t need to spend money on DVDs, and you save yourself a lot of time and effort.
Many videos can be saved using RealPlayer, and I’m sure there are many other programs as well.
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