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Burning camcorder files to dvd


shahab

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Hi,

I'm an absolute beginner to creating video and need some help. I have a JVC Everio camcorder which creates video files in .MOD format. I was able to use a program called SDCopy to change the .MOD extension to .MPG. What is the best way to go about burning these files to dvd so that they will play on any dvd player? When I look at the options in Videowave, it has DVD Authoring and then TV/VCR Playback but no DVD playback.

 

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Hi,

I'm an absolute beginner to creating video and need some help. I have a JVC Everio camcorder which creates video files in .MOD format. I was able to use a program called SDCopy to change the .MOD extension to .MPG. What is the best way to go about burning these files to dvd so that they will play on any dvd player? When I look at the options in Videowave, it has DVD Authoring and then TV/VCR Playback but no DVD playback.

 

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This from a post I made about 2 years ago.

 

First of all, do all of your editing in VideoWave, save it, then click on the burn button, (DVD icon) which will open DVD Builder. Pick DVD for project type, then make any changes that you want for the background picture that will show on the DVD when it comes up, in your set top player. You can make other changes as well, such as what music will play at the Menu screen. Save your production in DVD Builder, too.

 

Now, click on the burn icon. Uncheck the Burn to DVD option and check the Burn to Image File option. In the Advanced Options, pick best, and also, in the dropdown box, pick whether you want the production to play through or whatever you want. Also, make sure that NTSC is showing, if you live in the U.S.

 

Pick a name and location for the ISO file, and click Burn. Once the file is burned, open Disc Copier, click on the Advanced Options, click in the circle to the left of Disc Image or DVD Video Folder, browse for the ISO file that you just made, click on it, and it will load into Disc Copier. You can then burn it to DVD. This ISO option works best, for most.

 

Prior to doing all of this, defrag your hard drive, get rid of all spyware on your computer, using AdAware or Spybot, and make sure that your DVD burner has the latest firmware update.

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Ok I was able to burn the movie onto dvd via DVD Builder ... however when I play it on my dvd player all I get is the Menu screen and that's it. I can't navigate either forward or backward. If I play the disc on my computer, I can see the movie only by opening the individual Video_TS files but I don't get any sound. Pls help !!!

 

Shahab

 

Since you said that you've already rendered the movie, open DVD Builder.

 

Now click on Add Title and find the rendered movie on your hard drive. Click on it and it should be added to the DVD Builder menu.

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Ok I was able to burn the movie onto dvd via DVD Builder ... however when I play it on my dvd player all I get is the Menu screen and that's it. I can't navigate either forward or backward. If I play the disc on my computer, I can see the movie only by opening the individual Video_TS files but I don't get any sound. Pls help !!!

Shahab

 

When you play it on your dvd player, have you tried using the 'Enter' button rather than the 'play' button. Sometimes the DVDs don't play the way a commercial DVD player do.

 

When you play it on your computer are you using Cineplayer, Roxio player or another DVD playing software program like Cyberlink's Power DVD?

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Hi Bruce,

Thanks for the quick reply. Once I finished rendering the movie in VideoWave, I clicked on the Burn icon and it brought up DVD Builder which crashed with a memory error. when I open up DVD Builder again, I just have the default screen. To add my .mpg file, I went to File - Open and tried to select my movie, but the program will only recognize files .DMSD format. If I go through Media Selector, I can see my file but there isn't any option to add it to the project - all I can do is browse.

 

Shahab

 

 

This from a post I made about 2 years ago.

 

First of all, do all of your editing in VideoWave, save it, then click on the burn button, (DVD icon) which will open DVD Builder. Pick DVD for project type, then make any changes that you want for the background picture that will show on the DVD when it comes up, in your set top player. You can make other changes as well, such as what music will play at the Menu screen. Save your production in DVD Builder, too.

 

Now, click on the burn icon. Uncheck the Burn to DVD option and check the Burn to Image File option. In the Advanced Options, pick best, and also, in the dropdown box, pick whether you want the production to play through or whatever you want. Also, make sure that NTSC is showing, if you live in the U.S.

 

Pick a name and location for the ISO file, and click Burn. Once the file is burned, open Disc Copier, click on the Advanced Options, click in the circle to the left of Disc Image or DVD Video Folder, browse for the ISO file that you just made, click on it, and it will load into Disc Copier. You can then burn it to DVD. This ISO option works best, for most.

 

Prior to doing all of this, defrag your hard drive, get rid of all spyware on your computer, using AdAware or Spybot, and make sure that your DVD burner has the latest firmware update.

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Since you said that you've already rendered the movie, open DVD Builder.

 

Now click on Add Title and find the rendered movie on your hard drive. Click on it and it should be added to the DVD Builder menu.

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I haven't tried the Enter button, will try that when I get home. I'm using CyberLink Power DVD on the pc. If I wanted to start over, with the original files from my camcorder - what should I do? Can I import the .mpg files into VideoWave and it will render them? Also how do I make sure that the audio files are also extracted?

 

Shahab

 

When you play it on your dvd player, have you tried using the 'Enter' button rather than the 'play' button. Sometimes the DVDs don't play the way a commercial DVD player do.

 

When you play it on your computer are you using Cineplayer, Roxio player or another DVD playing software program like Cyberlink's Power DVD?

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