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Hi Everyone,

 

I just purchased this software 2 weeks ago. After a horrible time getting installed, I am now making my movie. I was so excited to burn it onto my DVD and watch it on our almost new bose system. Well, guess what?? It didn't work. I read in the manual that the Bose only plays DVDR

and my computer dvd is RW so it doesn't work. I was very fustrated and ended up going out and purchasing a new DVD player (magnovox) for 30 bucks at wally world. It is now running on the DVD player but the picture quality at times is horrible. The picture kinda breaks up into little boxes across the screen!! Does anyone know what that means??? I am so very confused with all this DVD R and RW etc.

 

1. if the computer is DVD RW then how can i burn a DVD to play on the bose system.. or can I???

 

2. What kind of DVD is the best one to purchase for quality?

 

3 I recorded in 4.o speed, should I have done it slower or faster for better quality??

Ok, Sorry to ramble on but this is so fustrating to me right now.

Thanks,

Cheryl

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I have never understood why the more the system costs, the worse it works… Your Magnovox will probably play a slice of bologna without any problem as long as you don't use mustard…

 

A little Burning 101 to give you a foundation.

 

All Burners are Re-Writeable! If they are ROM they are read only and can't be made to burn anything!

 

So having an RW drive is a good thing because you can't burn without one.

 

But Media also has some letters attached to it as well as a few confusing Logos… Basically DVDs are of 2 types, 'dash' or 'plus'. The indication is a '-' or '+' sign following DVD. Some players are designed to work better with one – read the manual.

 

The confusing logos? Some DVD R media will have a big RW logo on it!!! The meida is R but that logo is on there.

 

Within each type they are either R or they are RW.

 

The R can only be burned once. (minor exception for data but out of the scope)

 

RW is re-writable media which can be erased and reused many times before it wears out. Due to the reusable dyes, it is harder to burn and harder to read.

 

Thus it is Media that we are concerned with, not the burner. Check your Bose for its favorite Type (+-) and buy some DVD R for it. Verbatim is a quality brand.

 

Burn speed? Good Burner – Good Media – Full Throttle…

 

Quality is not a function of speed but depends on the quality of the source file and the quality setting of the output (burn).

 

Here is a rule of thumb you will find shocking. A 4.7GB DVD will only hold 1 hour of DVD Movie at highest quality! Exceed that and you gain time by sacrificing video quality.

 

But quality is in the eye of the beholder. Some will look at a grainy video with washed out color and say it looks fine.

 

Look through our Tips and Tricks for all versions for other ideas.

 

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Thanks for your reply!! Just so I understand this.... My bose system will read dvd-R and I purchased Maxwell DVD-R. I burned the DVD and it will not read the disk. So there must be something wrong with the bose system and not me, right??? Should I try to get a better quality DVD like you suggested the Virbatem??

 

Thanks so much for your help.

 

Cheryl

 

 

I have never understood why the more the system costs, the worse it works… Your Magnovox will probably play a slice of bologna without any problem as long as you don't use mustard…

 

A little Burning 101 to give you a foundation.

 

All Burners are Re-Writeable! If they are ROM they are read only and can't be made to burn anything!

 

So having an RW drive is a good thing because you can't burn without one.

 

But Media also has some letters attached to it as well as a few confusing Logos… Basically DVDs are of 2 types, 'dash' or 'plus'. The indication is a '-' or '+' sign following DVD. Some players are designed to work better with one – read the manual.

 

The confusing logos? Some DVD R media will have a big RW logo on it!!! The meida is R but that logo is on there.

 

Within each type they are either R or they are RW.

 

The R can only be burned once. (minor exception for data but out of the scope)

 

RW is re-writable media which can be erased and reused many times before it wears out. Due to the reusable dyes, it is harder to burn and harder to read.

 

Thus it is Media that we are concerned with, not the burner. Check your Bose for its favorite Type (+-) and buy some DVD R for it. Verbatim is a quality brand.

 

Burn speed? Good Burner – Good Media – Full Throttle…

 

Quality is not a function of speed but depends on the quality of the source file and the quality setting of the output (burn).

 

Here is a rule of thumb you will find shocking. A 4.7GB DVD will only hold 1 hour of DVD Movie at highest quality! Exceed that and you gain time by sacrificing video quality.

 

But quality is in the eye of the beholder. Some will look at a grainy video with washed out color and say it looks fine.

 

Look through our Tips and Tricks for all versions for other ideas.

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Jim,

 

I was in the create DVD portion of the program and then did 'burn project to disk.' After the I remember hitting the speed to 4.0 and didn't change any of the settings that was on the menu. The funny thing is that when I play the DVD on the computer there is NO spots where the picture is bad (meaning that it becomes little boxes of color) but on the new DVD player it does!!!

 

I am just clueless here!!

 

Cheryl

 

If that same disc plays anywhere else it pretty well indicates it is fine.

 

Maxell is not at the top of the list nor is it in the dumpster…

 

One thing you avoided mentioning was any details of How you did this???

 

MyDVD? What settings?

 

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That would mean you used the dumb'ed down wizard, My DVD Express…

 

The default burn setting is 'Fit to Disc' which leave it entirely to chance.

 

I strongly recommend Editing in VideoWave (Edit Video-Advanced) and burning in MyDVD (Create DVDs-Advanced)

 

Then in the full version of MyDVD you can set Quality to Highest.

 

Somehow I missed the pixel symptom in your first post… This is an indication of the Player struggling with reading the media.

 

But no matter, you have to get some quality media and try at highest quality. There is no Magic Fit It button anywhere in the Suite - we've looked! :lol:

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Jim,

 

 

Thanks so much for all your help. I will try your suggestions!!! :)

 

Cheryl

 

That would mean you used the dumb'ed down wizard, My DVD Express…

 

The default burn setting is 'Fit to Disc' which leave it entirely to chance.

 

I strongly recommend Editing in VideoWave (Edit Video-Advanced) and burning in MyDVD (Create DVDs-Advanced)

 

Then in the full version of MyDVD you can set Quality to Highest.

 

Somehow I missed the pixel symptom in your first post… This is an indication of the Player struggling with reading the media.

 

But no matter, you have to get some quality media and try at highest quality. There is no Magic Fit It button anywhere in the Suite - we've looked! :lol:

 

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