Don't-Miss Optical drive Stories

How Do I Get DVD Content Onto My PC?

Danw12321 asked the Answer Line forum how to rip video from a homemade DVD to a PC


What's All This About DVD Regions?

John Gumbs asked the Answer Line forum why you can only change a DVD drive’s region a limited number of times


Parlay Your Photos Into Holiday Cards and Calendars

Use image-editing software and Websites to turn your digital photos into handcrafted greeting cards and other holiday gifts.


7 Backup Strategies for Your Data, Multimedia, and System Files

Nobody likes backing up, but one day, it’ll save your bacon. Here are the most efficient methods of protecting your stuff, no matter what your situation.

Can't Play DVDs

Rommel asked the Answer Line forum why DVD movies won't play on his XP PC


Digitize All of Your Old Media

Back up a lifetime of memories to digital media so they'll be able to withstand the test of time.


'How to Build a PC,' the Interactive Geek Tech Video

Anyone can show you how to build a PC from scratch. We're going to let you pick your path through PC construction through the use of an interactive YouTube video!


Why Can't My DVDs Hold as Much as Other DVDs?

Sharful wants to copy some DVDs, but they contain more information than will fit on his blank discs.

Which Disc is Which and What Can My Drive Burn?

Charles Woods, a self-defined "rank amateur," needs clear definitions of the optical disc varieties that his new PC's DVD/CD drive can burn.