Home video question

By on April 21, 2013 1:41:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

kona0197

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So a friend of mine asked me this question:

"I took some video with my camcorder and was able to down load it to a dvd+R also was able to load it to a 4gig stick when I tried to play the dvd on my dvd player that is hooked up to my TV it will not play however, it will play in my computer so I suspect it needs to be finalized."


So how would I make him a DVD of his video that will play on his DVD player?

 

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April 21, 2013 3:51:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have a software burning program called Ashampoo Burning Studio 10. It has a menu that allows you to properly format the burn in order to be able to play the DVD in a DVD player as well as on a computer. The problem you have described above sounds like a formatting issue when the DVD was originally burned.   -- Ace --

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April 21, 2013 5:21:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You have windows movie maker?Nero,will work, but complex,plenty of free programs to burn a dvd movie.It sounds like you have a movie on a disc without udf format or internal menus with labels to direct the player, pc's play avi files and many others which a portable may have no codecs or  drivers for.UDF=universal digital format.What does your camera render video files as? Avi,DVx,many others. You will maybe need to convert the file which would need a program able to do so. Hope it helps ya.

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April 21, 2013 5:26:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A late thought. Your camera probably is using mpeg files.

Aces suggestion is free I believe and also DVDFab and that is what I would use, very user friendly.

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April 21, 2013 7:33:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

First and foremost, you need to identify your friend's DVD player and check to see if it is capable of playing a home made DVD and if so, what format of DVD it will accept.

There are thousands of different players out there so I would verify his model and check this site to verify if it will accept a DVD+R or -R before I went any further.

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April 21, 2013 8:13:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Tip: For playback on a device other than which it was burned on, DVD -R is the proper type blank disc to use.  +R can work, but -R has a higher success rate.

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