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#1 fotoman65

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:32 AM

I am very new to editing....I am having just a heck of a time trying to burn a DVD that will play on a TV and a PC.  I dont know an encoder from a front end loader!  So i need some help.  I have tried reading the instructions, but i am obviously missing something.  I tried doing a DVD project a lil earlier and got 2 files, i forgot what they were named, but one was a roxio file of some sort the other had a file name similer to VID.  i burned all these files to a DVD and all i got was a DVD with Files!  What am i doing wrong?  Any video turorials out there?  


I burned one somehow...i checked highest quality for DVD  (MPEG 2 I believe)  it plays on one pc at work, but its not vey deatailed, and on my PC i get audio, but no Video I am using Windows Media Player 9 on that machine...




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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:57 AM

You haven't given much info on what you have tried or the files you're using and where they came from but the best way to make a dvd is with MyDVD.  Import your video file into MyDVD, add a menu and burn it.  It's really that simple.  Of course you have control over many things but to start, just use the default functions.
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:01 AM

WMP9 doesn't have native support for playing DVD's.You will need to have a plug-in for it to be able to play DVD's.
Since we're in v10's boards try using CinePlayer that comes with Roxio to play the DVD.
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:24 AM

DVD Video is a special format that can be read by DVD players.

If you just burn the preliminary files to DVD, rather than using a program that makes a Video DVD, you will have a Data DVD, which will only play on a computer.

It sounds like that is what has happened - read Paul's post as to how you would make a Video DVD.

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Edited by lynn98109, 17 January 2008 - 07:25 AM.


#5 fotoman65

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:15 AM

QUOTE (tbrewst @ Jan 17 2008, 07:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WMP9 doesn't have native support for playing DVD's.You will need to have a plug-in for it to be able to play DVD's.
Since we're in v10's boards try using CinePlayer that comes with Roxio to play the DVD.


A plug in...okay is this something that has to be purchased?  you mean a decoder or an encoder or both?

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:20 AM

QUOTE (fotoman65 @ Jan 18 2008, 08:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A plug in...okay is this something that has to be purchased?  you mean a decoder or an encoder or both?
Instead of messing round trying to get WMP (or some other DVD playersoftware) to work with your disc (WMP is a pain anyway IMHO), try using VLC Player. It's free and plays virtually any video file or video discs without needing any additional plugins or codecs.

Also, you still haven't given any info yet, like asked for earlier, on how you made the disc or what folders/files are on it. For all we know you didn't actually make a DVD-Video disc, it could just be some sort of DVD data disc.
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