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DVDs won't playback

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Just installed EMC9 full version suite along with content disk. Imported an edited WMV movie. Added a title screen and some audio. "Previewed" project in MyDVD9 and everything worked great.

 

Burned the project to Hewlett Packard DVD+R 8X media at 8X. Tried playing the DVD on all three of our home DVD players - none of them worked. We have a brand new model OPPO DVD player which plays ANYTHING, and it didn't work. Each player acted like it was scanning the media, but couldn't lock - couldn't find the data. Also tried playing on two PC's - no workie - same issue - scans continually but cannot ID the disk.

 

Tried re-burning the project at 4X. Same problems. No go.

 

Then tried burning the project at 4X onto Verbatim DVD+R 16X media. No go. Nada.

 

Do I need to convert the WMV file to MPEG? Am I missing something?

 

I notice that Roxio's Burn set-up screen allows an "Image File" and "Folder Set" options. I've left them unchecked. All I want to do is transfer my WMV video to a DVD that plays on home units. That's why I bought Roxio, but starting to feel disappointed..

 

Tks,

Driz

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Does the disc play in your PC as a DVD Movie?

 

Examine the disc with Explorer.

 

Does it have a VIDEO_TS folder?

 

What is in that folder?

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Does the disc play in your PC as a DVD Movie?

 

Examine the disc with Explorer.

 

Does it have a VIDEO_TS folder?

 

What is in that folder?

I'm having the same exact problem as Driz and actually was about to post when I saw his thread. . . needless to say I'll be following along. Only difference is mine are .mpg files. I need help examining the disc using Explorer. Could you please briefly explain how this is done? Also, when the disc is put in the PC it plays on Window Media Player.

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I'm having the same exact problem as Driz and actually was about to post when I saw his thread. . . needless to say I'll be following along. Only difference is mine are .mpg files. I need help examining the disc using Explorer. Could you please briefly explain how this is done? Also, when the disc is put in the PC it plays on Window Media Player.

 

 

Ok. . .nevermind the question about using Explorer - I just haven't heard it said that way. . .Yes, I do have Video_TS files on the dvd. When I put the DVD in the computer it will play using Interactual Player. What do I do now?

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Ok. . .nevermind the question about using Explorer - I just haven't heard it said that way. . .Yes, I do have Video_TS files on the dvd. When I put the DVD in the computer it will play using Interactual Player. What do I do now?

 

Use a different brand/type of media. It sounds like your burn was good, and your DVD player doesn't like the media that you used.

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Thanks for all the replies.

 

After further testing, I think my DVD writer may be broken. When I try to explore the Roxio DVDs (to check file names, etc.), Windows XP returns a message saying "disk is not Formatted, cannot read from this disk."

 

And now when I copy regular files to a DVD using Nero, I get the same issue, even though Nero verifies the copy job. Strange.

 

I'm going to try a new DVD writer.

 

Tks again.

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Thanks for all the replies.

 

After further testing, I think my DVD writer may be broken. When I try to explore the Roxio DVDs (to check file names, etc.), Windows XP returns a message saying "disk is not Formatted, cannot read from this disk."

 

And now when I copy regular files to a DVD using Nero, I get the same issue, even though Nero verifies the copy job. Strange.

 

I'm going to try a new DVD writer.

 

Tks again.

 

Try uninstalling the burner, through Device Manager, then reboot. See if Windows finds it again.

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checked the driver and burner. it's a bad burner. it was 3.5 years old - ordered a new Plextor 800.

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checked the driver and burner. it's a bad burner. it was 3.5 years old - ordered a new Plextor 800.

 

Let us know if the new burner works for you.

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Also wanted to say thanks for the help. Come to find out the burns were good. . .the problem was that both dvd players I was trying to play the dvd in just couldn't read the data. All is well although I'm not exaclty sure why the DVD-R would not play in a dvd player that says it reads DVD-R??

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That's typical in a way - I've a real cheap player made by A.Non of Taiwan that happily plays anything I feed into it - but my sister in law's high end Sony is very picky over what it will play.

 

It's down to the media really - some players won't accept the lower end discs

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