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#1 extech01

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

I have a roxio creator starter oem pkg that came on a dell desktop. I have several video files, mostly .avi files.  When I try to burn a dvd (dvd-r disc) in creator it says it can not edit the file and kicks me out. There is one .avi file it will burn. I can burn a dvd data disk using wmp, but I'm assuming it will not play on an internal dvd player inside a Toshiba 27HLV95. I won't know until I get to my friends house.  I did try to just hook up the inspiron pc to the tv (vga) but it would not display so I thought I would bring the burned dvd's. Any ideas how I can get this to work? Tthanks in advance

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:37 PM

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Thank you all very much. I took one divx file and converted it to mpeg2 and burned the dvd using creator starter.  I tried it on my dvd player and it is working though the video quality is not that great (the divx file looked great on a 720p tv)and the audio has skipped in a couple of places.

I am going to test a couple of other formats. If the player does not support divx (the two I'm working with are older) am I stuck sacrificing quality through the encoding/burning process just to get it to play?

If I upgrade to creator 12 and burn the divx file in create dvd as sknis suggests, will I maintain the integrity of the original divx file/quality and be able to view it in 720p? I don't have 1080p files or viewing device.

These last couple of questions should do it and I will close out the thread. I'm really appreciative of everyone's input and patience with me.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

View Postextech01, on 24 November 2011 - 04:43 PM, said:

I have a roxio creator starter oem pkg that came on a dell desktop. I have several video files, mostly .avi files.  When I try to burn a dvd (dvd-r disc) in creator it says it can not edit the file and kicks me out. There is one .avi file it will burn. I can burn a dvd data disk using wmp, but I'm assuming it will not play on an internal dvd player inside a Toshiba 27HLV95. I won't know until I get to my friends house.  I did try to just hook up the inspiron pc to the tv (vga) but it would not display so I thought I would bring the burned dvd's. Any ideas how I can get this to work? Tthanks in advance

We have no idea which program you have. Goto Help/About and tell us what build number it show.

In any case , any OEM version is always a cut down/partially crippled/features nissing of a full retail version (why do you think it is free?)

Your internal DVD player should have no problem playing that video if you used WMP to burn it. Some stand-alone DVD players may be able to play the video also. It is of course not video DVD but just a data DVD.

The only wayt to burn a correct video DVD that sould play on every DVD player is to use the program myDVD which is part of every Roxio Creator  suite.

Also, your program is propably not able to recognize the avi if it is a DivX/Xvid format video.

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#3 extech01

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

I have version 12.1.0.439 Build 102B57a,DLO.  I called Toshiba and it will not play dvd data discs only dvd video(avi or mpeg3) so I have to get this to work.  How do I know if it is a divx/xvid format? As long as the software can burn the file to dvd video I should be all set. If I list the properties for the file it just says "avi". I will upgrade to the full function product if you think that will make it work. There is an upgrade to CREATOR 2012, does that have the program myDVD?  Will that fix the problem?   Thanks.



View Postmyguggi, on 24 November 2011 - 04:58 PM, said:

We have no idea which program you have. Goto Help/About and tell us what build number it show.

In any case , any OEM version is always a cut down/partially crippled/features nissing of a full retail version (why do you think it is free?)

Your internal DVD player should have no problem playing that video if you used WMP to burn it. Some stand-alone DVD players may be able to play the video also. It is of course not video DVD but just a data DVD.

The only wayt to burn a correct video DVD that sould play on every DVD player is to use the program myDVD which is part of every Roxio Creator  suite.

Also, your program is propably not able to recognize the avi if it is a DivX/Xvid format video.

Edited by extech01, 24 November 2011 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:21 AM

There are MANY movie formats that 'share' the AVI extension...

Yours is most likely a DivX or Xvid as Walt suggests... In OEM programs like the 'Starter' you have, these type of files will not be added :huh:

You could pass them through a converter program, like these:


AVS4YOU Converter:
AVS

Any Video Converter
HERE


If you convert them to mpeg, they would then work in your version.

You will want to get yourself a disc or 2 of DVD RW media so you can erase it and reuse it during your learning curve ;)
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:46 AM

Creator Starter Edition usually come on minimal products like NETBooks so I'm surprised that it came on a desktop.  It doesn't have the power to do much else.  What  Model Number please?
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:45 AM

I got a Inspiron Desktop 620- , Processor: Intel Core i5-2310 processor (6MB Cache, 2.90GHz)
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It was $420 advertised with Roxio.  As said earlier I knew it would be a stripped down version but I thought I would be able to burn dvd's.

View Postsknis, on 25 November 2011 - 04:46 AM, said:

Creator Starter Edition usually come on minimal products like NETBooks so I'm surprised that it came on a desktop.  It doesn't have the power to do much else.  What  Model Number please?


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:48 AM

Thank you Jim,

I will try those convertors.  I downloaded Any video convertor. There are several video outputs with mpeg.

1) DVD VIDEO NTSC MOVIE (*.MPG)

2)  "    "   PAL  MOVIE (*.MPG)

3)  MPEG-1 MOVIE

4)  MPEG-II MOVIE-   This seems to supersede mpeg1 and better for dvd.

Do you know which one I should use? It doesn't have mp3 which is a file format the dvd player supposedly supports. Am I correct in saying I convert to either mpeg (most likely II) and run it through Roxion Starter and it produces DVD VIDEO? Will it then play in that player?  If I had the player here I could just test and try but it is 100 miles away. I'm trying to make the best educated guess. I could also make one of each type and see which one plays. I'm sure that is what you meant when you said get a rw/disk and test.  Based on these specs what would your best guess be?

According to the dvd player specs it says: DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD, SVCD, HDCD, ECD, MP3, CD-R, CD-RW Playback;


Playable Disk Types

DVD Video
VCD
SVCD
DVD-R
DVD-RW
CD (Audio)
CD-R
CD-RW
HDCD
Picture CD




Playable File Formats

MP3

Thanks for everyones patience-

If I get the full version of 2012 Creator can I add Divx or XDvid files and burn a DVD Video without converting them? Also in your opinion does DIVX/Xvid look better then MPEG or can you hardly tell the difference?
Thanks,

Ron

View PostJim_Hardin, on 25 November 2011 - 04:21 AM, said:

There are MANY movie formats that 'share' the AVI extension...

Yours is most likely a DivX or Xvid as Walt suggests... In OEM programs like the 'Starter' you have, these type of files will not be added :huh:

You could pass them through a converter program, like these:


AVS4YOU Converter:
AVS

Any Video Converter
HERE


If you convert them to mpeg, they would then work in your version.

You will want to get yourself a disc or 2 of DVD RW media so you can erase it and reuse it during your learning curve ;)

Edited by extech01, 25 November 2011 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:33 AM

View Postextech01, on 25 November 2011 - 09:45 AM, said:

I got a Inspiron Desktop 620- , Processor: Intel Core i5-2310 processor (6MB Cache, 2.90GHz)
XTNPK
6 GB DDR3 Memory (1X2G/1X4G), 1333MHz
799XR
1 TB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)
00RPV
16X DVD +/- RW Drive
1TNRV
AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3
51PPX
Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n

It was $420 advertised with Roxio.  As said earlier I knew it would be a stripped down version but I thought I would be able to burn dvd's.



Good buy,  it should handle a full version of Creator nicely.  

Burn them to a DVD using Create DVD.  If you do that, you will be able to play them on any DVD player.  DivX files can be burned (copied)  to a disc but that player must be able to play the DivX files.  Most of the new ones can.

One of the major advantages of DivX is that the files are highly compressed so you can get more than one hour of video on a single layer DVD without the quality being adjusted.   If you try to burn more than about one hour of video to a standard single sided DVD, the program will adjust the quality to fit.  

If you have a Blu-ray player and high definition files, consider making an AVCHD disc.  It can be 1080 but you'll get only about 40 minutes on a disc depending on final quality.
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