Let me preface this by saying I appreciate your patience as I want to really learn about this product and capabilities. To begin with I'm just concentrating on converting my video file on my pc to play on a standard dvd player. Those formats are primarily .avi files (xvid,dvdrip,etc), .mkv files. First I deleted Roxio Starter before I installed C2012. Starter being the OEM (limited) version that came with my Dell.
I did finally get the movie to play on the dvd player by adding the source file and not the one that I already passed through AVC.
1) "Remember that you can get only about 60 minutes of best quality video on a standard DVD."
Every movie I have is two hours at least @700mb-1.4gb. I'm assuming you mean recorded video like my sons basketball game correct?
2)Try making one with no menu (since you don't like it anyway). The movie will play when you insert the disc in the player.
I did and it finally did play. What are the "menus"? How do you use them? I know it sounds silly but I don't know what they are, do you mean "scenes"? I used to used windows DVD maker and they had templates with nice pictures that said "play", "scenes", does C2012 have them, they must.
3)Can I ever match the quality of the source file to the output of the copied encoded DVD? It seems it is "grainer".
4) I am thinking about getting a DIVX DVD player. I see some have a usb port to I assume play from a thumb drive (source to source)However will C2012 allow me to copy on to DVD-R that source file providing that quality playback. I would get a blu-ray player but all my tv's are 720p. What advantages do you see in purchasing it. Do you know if they play standard dvd's like you might get from netflix, or blockbuster?
I think that is it for now, thank you.
Uh, did you click on the actual movie on the menu screen? There should either be a thumbnail or a title to click on. If you don't do that, the menu repeats.
Try making one with no menu (since you don't like it anyway). The movie will play when you insert the disc in the player.
Remember that you can get only about 60 minutes of best quality video on a standard DVD.
Creator 2010 will convert the file to the right format if acceptable with one of the aceptable formats and if it is not DRM protected.
Acceptable Video formats.: AVI, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, MKV, 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
Note that some mov video files taken by digital camcorders do need to be converted with AVC first.
Hey, Roxio went out and paid good money for someone to decide the best music for the menus. Did you know that you can make your own or at lest change the background audio!
Edited by extech01, 15 January 2012 - 10:03 AM.