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#1 goofydog1

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 12:20 PM

I want to convert PC video files to a DVD that I can then play on DVD player and watch on TV. Non of the output choices under the convert video files menu shows an old TV. Do I choose the 780 or 1080 TV icon or what? How do I convert video to a DVD that I can then play on my DVD player and watch on TV ?

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

What type of files are the tv files?  Are you capturing them from a tv card or getting them from the net?
You can take most files directly into MyDVD and make a dvd to play on standard dvd players.
However, using Video Copy and Convert, choose the 'Video File' option (last one) and it should work fine. If you click the 'Custom' button at the bottom, you'll see the default should be Mpeg 2, 720 x 480 which is standard NTSC (U.S.).
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:41 AM

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:50 AM

QUOTE (Beerman @ Sep 15 2009, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What type of files are the tv files?  Are you capturing them from a tv card or getting them from the net?
You can take most files directly into MyDVD and make a dvd to play on standard dvd players.
However, using Video Copy and Convert, choose the 'Video File' option (last one) and it should work fine. If you click the 'Custom' button at the bottom, you'll see the default should be Mpeg 2, 720 x 480 which is standard NTSC (U.S.).

I downloaded video from sony handy cam to PC. I want to now take video files from PC and copy to DVD, so I can place in DVD player and watch on TV. Following your idea ( to use 'video file' option),  my Panasonic DVD player said the DVD was unsupported format and not compatible. Which is where I was before buying Creator 2010.Evidently creator 2010 is written for PC experts, and not beginners. Any other ideas on where I may easly find answer. thanks for reply and help...

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE (goofydog1 @ Sep 16 2009, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I downloaded video from sony handy cam to PC. I want to now take video files from PC and copy to DVD, so I can place in DVD player and watch on TV. Following your idea ( to use 'video file' option),  my Panasonic DVD player said the DVD was unsupported format and not compatible. Which is where I was before buying Creator 2010.Evidently creator 2010 is written for PC experts, and not beginners. Any other ideas on where I may easly find answer. thanks for reply and help...


The option I mentioned IS the DVD option and it may be your player that is having the problems with the disc.  I've used it just fine.  
Looking at what Jim posted and choosing DVD instead of Video shows a slight difference in the sampling rate but as far as I know, this shouldn't make any difference at all.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:58 AM

No you need to use the FIRST one, like I showed you.

DVD Players play DVD Movies, which are made to a special standard – much like Audio CDs.

You can’t just throw files at a disc and think they will work! The have to be rendered into a Standard DVD Movie format.

Video is complex stuff that can only be made somewhat easy.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (Beerman @ Sep 16 2009, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The option I mentioned IS the DVD option and it may be your player that is having the problems with the disc.  I've used it just fine.  
Looking at what Jim posted and choosing DVD instead of Video shows a slight difference in the sampling rate but as far as I know, this shouldn't make any difference at all.
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thanks for your reply. I sent a note to Panasonic as their manual says nothing about video copied to DVD from a PC. I am a novice at all of this and will try again but the Learning Center on the Roxio Creator has nothing about converting video files.I don't know whatyou mean about a'sampling rate' unless each option is equal in result and just user preference. thanks again...

QUOTE (Jim_Hardin @ Sep 16 2009, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No you need to use the FIRST one, like I showed you.

DVD Players play DVD Movies, which are made to a special standard – much like Audio CDs.

You can’t just throw files at a disc and think they will work! The have to be rendered into a Standard DVD Movie format.

Video is complex stuff that can only be made somewhat easy.


thanks for you reply. Before I bought Roxio I explained to sales what I wanted to do and they said no problem. Obviously I am trying to make the video into the movie format compatible with my DVd player, which is what I thought Roxio would automatically do. Evidently I am missing a step or as Beerman said, it is my player. I will try again and thanks for note..

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:42 AM

goofydog, what is the file type you get from your Sony?  I think a number of users here use that same device but not having one myself, I'm at a loss.  Some cameras come with their own software that can usually convert to a more common file for use in outside programs.  Roxio can work with many but not all.  Knowing what raw file type you start with is a big help.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:22 AM

QUOTE (Beerman @ Sep 17 2009, 10:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
goofydog, what is the file type you get from your Sony?  I think a number of users here use that same device but not having one myself, I'm at a loss.  Some cameras come with their own software that can usually convert to a more common file for use in outside programs.  Roxio can work with many but not all.  Knowing what raw file type you start with is a big help.


Thanks again for quick reply. As I said I am novice. Part of the problem is none of the learning examples provided by Roxio demonstrate my application, or answer my question (i.e., converting Pc video files to compatible format for playback on TV). It shouldn't matter what the source is or the original format. Roxio promotes itself as converting files to watch on many sources including televsion. All I am asking for is step by step to get there. If there are some formats not compatible with Roxio then sales or their own advertising should state that so beginners like me don't waste time and money. I have yet to hear from anyone from Roxio even tho I sent them a post explaining problem. So much for customer service! thanks for you help...

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE (goofydog1 @ Sep 18 2009, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It shouldn't matter what the source is or the original format...

It does matter. If a file type is not supported, then you cannot use the Roxio software.

Here is the list from Roxio support page regarding supported file types.

Input Formats
Video: AVI, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG2-HD, DVD-Video, IFO/VOB, XviD, DVR-MS, TiVo, ASF, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, 3GP, MPEG2 Transport Stream, AVC (H.264), AVCHD
Audio: Audio CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, Dolby® Digital AC-3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, M4A, MP4, Playlists (WPL, ASX, M3U, PLS, XSPF)
Image: JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF

Output Formats
Video: AVI, DV-AVI, HDV, MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG2-HD, WMV, WMV HD, AVC (H.264), MP4, 3GP
Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA, Dolby Digital AC-3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPEG-1/2, M4A,M4B AAC, Playlists (M3U, PLS, XSPF, WPL)
Image: JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF
Video disc formats: DVD, Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD (SVCD), Mini DVD

Recordable Formats:
CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM, BD-R/RE, BD-R/RE DL
Disc image formats: read ISO, C2D, BIN/CUE and GI; write ISO and GI

Edited by malatekid, 18 September 2009 - 08:00 AM.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:55 AM

QUOTE (goofydog1 @ Sep 18 2009, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It shouldn't matter what the source is or the original format. Roxio promotes itself as converting files to watch on many sources including televsion.
  It's impossible for any company to support all the formats.  Roxio trys to support industry standards.  Your question is very generic and can be done using several applications and several different methods.

First you mentioned a Sony Handcam (post #4) and then in another post you mention Panasonic (Post #7 wasn't sure if you were talking about camcorder or DVD player).  We need to know what models and what file format they use before we can give you better instructions.

Video editing anda DVD creation is a very complex procedure. Creator 2010 can make it 'easier', but it is by no means 'automatic'. smile.gif

Edited by ggrussell, 18 September 2009 - 07:59 AM.

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