As I noted, the PC thinks the disk is blank. It's not a codec issue, not an issue with WMP player. Heck, the DivX player says the same thing. There are no file to be seen in a PC environment.
I am familiar with the 2 stage creation process, Nero and Pinnacle can do the same thing. But once you go from render to burn, or render to ISO to burn, the resulting disk is a standard DVD.
How this apparently empty disk can play in a DVD standalone remains a mystery. It has to be in a format that can be read by a standalone -- a format to which I am not familiar.
Bad physical media is a lot more common than you think actually, but that's neither here nor there
Interesting problem - usually it's the other way round (plays on PC but not on standalone and that is more often than not down to the media)
The way it works in making a DVD is a two stage process - first of all, it renders an avi or whatevr to the vob format for the players, then makes a temporary .iso file which is then burnt to the DVD. You can split the job manually by choosing to output MyDVD to tyhe hard drive and then just double click on the iso to have it burnt (that way you can make multiple copies without having to render each time)
Now why it won't play back in the PC is a different matter. Does the DVD play in WMP or anything else? It's possible you don't have the correct codecs installed (I'm guessing here). Try to download and install gspot
and see if that will identify anything that is missing
Let us know what happens after that
I am guessing my friend used a drag and drop method creating a DVD on the fly.
I'm going to make a wild guess... If nothing else maybe it'll give someone an idea or 2.
The only time I've had problems reading a DVD of any sort with a PC it's turned out to be one of two things: either the disc was junk or incompatible, or the disc format was unsupported on the PC. There is a disc format supported by *some* DVD players and not by all PCs, and many come across it with DVDs from a DVD Recorder -- I *think* it might be UDF?
My Panasonic DVDR for example burns this type of disc when the blank is a DVD - RW, and it's unreadable on many PCs, including my primary machine until or unless I install Drag to Disc. While I've never tried creating or recording a DVD -VR using EMC9, I imagine it's possible that it uses the same format. If that's how the DVD was made, or using Drag to Disc, then maybe that's the problem and the solution would be to install support for that type of disc. There are alternatives to using Roxio software for this support, I *think* including Nero's version of Drag to Disc but I could be wrong.
I am headed in this direction. I will ask if this is what she did.
In the meantime, is there any command in Roxio to finalize such a Drag to Disc created DVD? Or does she have to re-burn the project?
Video CDs made using either Drag to Disc or InCD won't play on a standalone (the format is wrong)