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The error message reads playback unavailable. When I put it in the computer and open the D drive, it shows a folder for Roxioplasma and video_TS. The roxioplasma shows dat and dmsd files. Video_TS shows BUP, ifo, and VOB files. When I click on the VOB files, they open up as blank, 7 second videos.

 

Here's what I did. Sorry if this seems a little too detailed, but you never know. Imported videos as MPGs. (I even went back to check the properties to make sure.) Opened up the project and went to export. Made sure that the video would fit within the time allowed and managed to leave with some time left over. Only destination drive allowed was D. Added a menu, added transitions, and pressed the burn button. BOTH TIMES, I stayed by the computer in case any error messages popped up. I didn't stop anything early.

 

HELP! And I'm not a techie but I like to understand, so if something doesn't make sense, I might ask extra questions. Also, this might have been answered before but I can't find it.

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The error message reads playback unavailable. When I put it in the computer and open the D drive, it shows a folder for Roxioplasma and video_TS. The roxioplasma shows dat and dmsd files. Video_TS shows BUP, ifo, and VOB files. When I click on the VOB files, they open up as blank, 7 second videos.

 

Here's what I did. Sorry if this seems a little too detailed, but you never know. Imported videos as MPGs. (I even went back to check the properties to make sure.) Opened up the project and went to export. Made sure that the video would fit within the time allowed and managed to leave with some time left over. Only destination drive allowed was D. Added a menu, added transitions, and pressed the burn button. BOTH TIMES, I stayed by the computer in case any error messages popped up. I didn't stop anything early.

 

HELP! And I'm not a techie but I like to understand, so if something doesn't make sense, I might ask extra questions. Also, this might have been answered before but I can't find it.

 

 

If that D drive is your DVD player/burner on your computer then everything seems to be correct. Forget about the Roxioplasma folder. The Video_TS folder shows the correct files for a proper DVD. What is the size of the vob files? Where do the vobs open up as "blank, 7 second videos"?

 

Where did you get those mpgs? What are the properties? Opend what project? Your post is really not very detailed.

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When I put the DVD into the player, the tv shows a message saying playback is unavailable.

 

Of the 3 VOB files, one is 936,672 kb, one is 23,968 kb, and one is 32 kb. They automatically open in Windows Live Movie Maker. Not sure what you mean by where did you get those mpgs. When I start recording parts of the vhs tape onto Easy, it records as a mpg. That is what the recordings properties are on the computer.

 

Opened the project - On the record, edit and save side, you can save projects. I went to file, open project, picked one of the projects (collection of recorded clips), and then went to export to dvd.

 

What else is needed?

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Why yes, yes there is...

 

What brand of Media are you using?

 

Copy the VOB files to your HDD (make a new folder them) and rename each one from .vob to .mpg.

 

Load each file, one at a time into EVD 3 Editor and preview (play) it there.

 

Do they seem intact?

What is the name of any that fail to load or play?

 

So you know, everything YOU did seems to be correct!

 

The fact it does not play in two separate places tells us something... It leaves the issue with the program or the media. The test I outlined as well as your answer will help pin that down ;)

 

(best media we have seen is the Verbatim (Singapore) or Taiyo Yuden (JVC). Worst are store brands or no unknown name brands)

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Copy the VOB files to your HDD (make a new folder them) and rename each one from .vob to .mpg.

 

 

Don't forget, in tools,folder options,view (tab), uncheck hide extensions for known file types.

 

Or you get this instead of this!

 

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Sorry for the delay but school work comes first. Once I change the videos from VOB to MPG, am I able to burn it from Roxio or do I need to burn it through the computer? If through the computer, here's a new issue.

 

These are old drill team videos. I'm trying to burn them in sections so that I can add a menu instead of people having to search through the whole thing. As a result, I am having to edit certain things out which Roxio lets you do. However, if you go to your video file to play them on Windows Media Player (or whatever your computer uses), it plays the entire clip unedited. Is there a way to save the edited version to the computer? I looked and can't find one. (Fair warning - If it's super easy, I'm gonna check into an mental institution.)

 

Thanks for the help and let me know if I need to expand on or clarify anything.

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DVD Movies are Authored... There is a Standard Format and only through authoring will they work -_-

 

If you want menus for each clip using EVD to author, do it like this.

 

Create your mpg and rename them to the Menu Button name you want them to have. (keep it short)

Add them to a new production, in the order you want them to be presented.

(the order can be changed later but it is easier if you don't need to)

Lastly Burn them as a DVD.

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Ok, stupid question. So if I change the properties on the HDD from VOB to MPG, it will play as MPG in EVD?

Yes, you can import mpg and mpeg video formats.

 

Should you have any other formats, mts or mp4 for example, you would have to convert them to mpg to utilize them ;)

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I've changed the properties to .mpg. I'm using Sony DVD-R and Verbatim DVD+R DL. I've tried pulling the videos from the hard drive to EVD. I've tried going straight to the Roxio Burn D drive that pops up when you put in a blank disc. I've tried burning directly from the computer (not using any Roxio stuff). I've tried sending them through email to another computer, making sure that it's .mpg and burning. I've tried playing all discs on two different DVD players and the Wii. Every single time the message is some version of "playback unavailable, disc error".

 

What else do you need to know?

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What program do you have? Roxio Burn as far as I know is not part of VHS2DVD 3 which is the forum where you posted.

 

In the Export window did you not select the DVD device to burn to?

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When you put a blank disc in the computer, a little icon pops up on the desktop that's titled Roxio Burn. You can drag clips there to burn without having to go through the EVD program. In the Export window, the D drive is the only option that I have.

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Roxio Burn does not create a proper video DVD - all you create is a data disc which cannot play in a DVD player.

 

You have to use the burn option in EVD to authour the correct video DVD

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I've wasted 7 discs using the EVD so at this point, I'm trying anything.

 

The videos have been changed to .mpg. I've tried this on two different types of discs - Sony DVD-R and Verbatim DVD+R DL. I've played this on two different DVD players and the Wii. I've tried burning directly from the computer. Any other ideas because I'm tempted to write this off as a waste of money and find something else.

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Look there is something amiss here, obviously... You are using good media and by all rights it should either work or throw an error message!

 

How about you describe, step by step, the process you go through right up to the point you are ready to click the Burn Button. I want to eliminate any chance of operator error. (don't really think it's you)

 

Don't skimp on the details (screen caps would really be nice - HERE) and be sure to mention what the name of the program, the app within it and the section at each stage of your description.

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I'm using a Gateway NV53 with the following:

  • AMD Athlon II X2 M300
  • 15.6" 16:9 HD LED LCD
  • 500 GB HDD
  • 4 GB Memory
  • DVD-Super Multi DL Drive
  • Webcam
  • Multi-in-1 card reader

After reading a different post about updates, I checked for and did the EVD Plus update. Once I open EVD, I click on Record, Edit, and Save. When Digital Guru posted about changing properties to .mpg, I did that.

 

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I open a saved project and then either click "Export" at the top or right arrow button on the bottom right of the screen. Yes, I normally have a blank disc in the drive. The destination drive is the only one available. I wait for the disc to finish burning. I don't do anything on that computer until the disc ejects and there are no other programs running at the same time.

Is there any other info needed?

 

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Does that DVD you burned play in your computers DVD player?

Can you post a screenshot of the folder and files on that DVD?

How long in time is the project you burned to the DVD?

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If I play it on the computer that I downloaded it from, everything works fine. If I play it on a different computer, one of two things happen. If I click the .MPG file on the first image, I get the cannot be played message that is the third image shown. If I click the .VOB file, the video is 7 seconds of a black screen. I'm not sure why they are showing up as .VOBs if I changed them to .MPGs. And it's like that on all of the DVDs not just the one I took pics of.

 

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OK, couple of thing I am missing... First the flow and DVD Structure look to be correct!

 

What does the term "...play it on the computer I downloaded it from" mean? (files are 'downloaded' from the internet. Everything else is Move or Copy/Paste)

 

And then the term, "If I click the .MPG file on the first image..." Where did the MPG file come from? How did it get to this computer?

 

What are the Operating Systems on these 2 PC? (as in XP, Win7, Win8, Win10)

 

What are you using for Playback on these two?

 

In my pics, you can see the file structure and how I forced it to play with Windows Media Player:

 

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(the little file association icons you see are for the VLC Player I also have installed)

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If I wanted to start it manually from the file list, I would right click the first BUP file and select Play.

 

Also noted in your pictures that the default of Auto-Fit is checked. Never use it! After you insert a disc you can turn it off ;)

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So I think I found the "smoking gun" but I'm gonna answer the questions first.

 

What does the term "...play it on the computer I downloaded it from" mean? (files are 'downloaded' from the internet. Everything else is Move or Copy/Paste)

  • Not a techie at all. I meant the computer that I used EVD to get the video off the VHS, onto the computer, and (eventually) the disc.

 

And then the term, "If I click the .MPG file on the first image..." Where did the MPG file come from? How did it get to this computer?

  • I played the disc on a different computer so that I didn't accidentally open the MPG saved to the HDD. When I open the D drive, this is what pops up. The MPGs are under the heading "File Ready n
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What are the Operating Systems on these 2 PC? (as in XP, Win7, Win8, Win10)

 

What are you using for Playback on these two?

 

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So I think I found the "smoking gun" but I'm gonna answer the questions first.

 

What does the term "...play it on the computer I downloaded it from" mean? (files are 'downloaded' from the internet. Everything else is Move or Copy/Paste)

  • Not a techie at all. I meant the computer that I used EVD to get the video off the VHS, onto the computer, and (eventually) the disc.

 

And then the term, "If I click the .MPG file on the first image..." Where did the MPG file come from? How did it get to this computer?

  • I played the disc on a different computer so that I didn't accidentally open the MPG saved to the HDD. When I open the D drive, this is what pops up. The MPGs are under the heading "Files Ready to be Written to the Disc".

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What are the Operating Systems on these 2 PC? (as in XP, Win7, Win8, Win10)

  • On the computer I used EVD on, no idea. It's the boyfriend's so if you tell me how to figure out which one it is, I'll look. On the one I'm using to play the discs, it's Windows 10.

 

What are you using for Playback on these two?

  • On both, I've done it the same way. I open "my computer" and then open the D drive file.

 

When I tried viewing through Windows Media Player, it says that the disc is empty. I checked a few other discs that I had used to make sure and all showed the same thing.

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What are those 4 files that are "Ready to be Written to the Disc"? Do they have anything to do with your project? They should not even be there if you were burning a video DVD.

Each of those mpg file is too short to be any kind of video file and so obviously can't be played.

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Those are the titles of the .MPGs that were supposed to be burnt onto the disc. The actual size of each is between 191 MB to 395 MB. Not sure why only 15 KBs were burnt instead.

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