So I think I found the "smoking gun" but I'm gonna answer the questions first.
What does the term "...play it on the computer I downloaded it from" mean? (files are 'downloaded' from the internet. Everything else is Move or Copy/Paste)
Not a techie at all. I meant the computer that I used EVD to get the video off the VHS, onto the computer, and (eventually) the disc.
And then the term, "If I click the .MPG file on the first image..." Where did the MPG file come from? How did it get to this computer?
I played the disc on a different computer so that I didn't accidentally open the MPG saved to the HDD. When I open the D drive, this is what pops up. The MPGs are under the heading "Files Ready to be Written to the Disc".
What are the Operating Systems on these 2 PC? (as in XP, Win7, Win8, Win10)
On the computer I used EVD on, no idea. It's the boyfriend's so if you tell me how to figure out which one it is, I'll look. On the one I'm using to play the discs, it's Windows 10.
What are you using for Playback on these two?
On both, I've done it the same way. I open "my computer" and then open the D drive file.
When I tried viewing through Windows Media Player, it says that the disc is empty. I checked a few other discs that I had used to make sure and all showed the same thing.