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Problems playing DVD on DVD player


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I purchased a new computer, Gateway and the clerk indicated that it would be easy to downloan DVD's and playback on a DVD player. That is one of the main reasons I purchased it. I agree it is easy in Windows Media Center but they do not play on the DVD player. Other DVD's play fine. So I went back to BB and asked a Geek squad member and he said purchasing Roxio Creator 2010 would solve the problem. I still have the same problem it will not play on the DVD player the DVD player attempts to read and after a minute or so says bad disk. The problem is either is not being able to change the file type or it is in finalizing the DVD. When the file type comes up no matter what I put it in it will not allow a change. So the DVD is burned and as usual it is a Data DVD. According to the instructions when the DVD ejects it is finalized. Also DVD's that I want to convert to the right file type DO NOTHING! Should it be this hard? :angry:

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Take a breath and explain step by step the process that you followed to create DVDs that you are unable to play on DVD player. Also when you mention DVD player, are you referring to Standalone player? What type and brand of DVD are you using? What type of source file are you using?

First of all the files that I copy are from a Kodak Xi6 camera and they load on to the computer easy and then I copy them on to an external hard drive to save memory. The file is Media Impression. To create the DVD's: I go to the copy and convert dvd. Then Copy DVD. Then I insert the DVD R-. In the From list the DVD drive is defaulted (it does not allow change) The drop down list shows up with highligted videos on the Hard drive however the files that I want to copy are on external hard drive and it will not allow me to choose these files. So I am stuck however when you insert a DVD the image shows up on the desktop and you can drag and drop the files into the image. This is a nice feature. Then I click on the burn image and it burns the DVD and it plays back on the computer fine. I am sure that I need to change the file type or perhaps finalize it differently...but there is not a screen that comes up except a file that will not allow me to change the file type. The DVD is a Toshiba from 2005 but I have friends that have given me copied dvd's of weddings and tributes and they play fine. They are DVD RW- but I do not think that would make a difference. I did actually try a DVD RW+ and no difference. Also how to you use the Copy and Convert to convert DVD's that are Data DVD's. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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spikedog222000,

 

I don't have a clue what your talking about...

 

Maybe that's the idea, you don't want me to...

 

I still don't have a answer to my question...

 

cd

The first step that I take to burn a DVD is go to Copy and Convert DVD. The next step is hitting copy video. Source indicates that a dvd is in the dvd writer. Then what?

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First of all the files that I copy are from a Kodak Xi6 camera and they load on to the computer easy and then I copy them on to an external hard drive to save memory. The file is Media Impression. To create the DVD's: I go to the copy and convert dvd. Then Copy DVD. Then I insert the DVD R-. In the From list the DVD drive is defaulted (it does not allow change) The drop down list shows up with highligted videos on the Hard drive however the files that I want to copy are on external hard drive and it will not allow me to choose these files. So I am stuck however when you insert a DVD the image shows up on the desktop and you can drag and drop the files into the image. This is a nice feature. Then I click on the burn image and it burns the DVD and it plays back on the computer fine. I am sure that I need to change the file type or perhaps finalize it differently...but there is not a screen that comes up except a file that will not allow me to change the file type. The DVD is a Toshiba from 2005 but I have friends that have given me copied dvd's of weddings and tributes and they play fine. They are DVD RW- but I do not think that would make a difference. I did actually try a DVD RW+ and no difference. Also how to you use the Copy and Convert to convert DVD's that are Data DVD's. Thanks for any help you can give me.

 

Let me get this straight. You have a Kodak Xi6 camera which I believe saves video files as .mp4 natively and comes with a bundled software Media impressions to share video/pictures inform of slideshow or DVD.

 

You state "I go to the copy and convert dvd. Then Copy DVD. Then I insert the DVD R"

So what are you copying from? Do you already have a DVD created using Media impressions or are you using "Video Compilation" from Video Copy and Convert?

 

Also check cdanteek's post#3 for his query.

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The first step that I take to burn a DVD is go to Copy and Convert DVD. The next step is hitting copy video. Source indicates that a dvd is in the dvd writer. Then what?

 

 

And you still don't answer my question..

 

What we've got here is a failure to communicate.

 

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First of all the files that I copy are from a Kodak Xi6 camera and they load on to the computer easy and then I copy them on to an external hard drive to save memory. The file is Media Impression. To create the DVD's: I go to the copy and convert dvd. Then Copy DVD. Then I insert the DVD R-. In the From list the DVD drive is defaulted (it does not allow change) The drop down list shows up with highligted videos on the Hard drive however the files that I want to copy are on external hard drive and it will not allow me to choose these files. So I am stuck however when you insert a DVD the image shows up on the desktop and you can drag and drop the files into the image. This is a nice feature. Then I click on the burn image and it burns the DVD and it plays back on the computer fine. I am sure that I need to change the file type or perhaps finalize it differently...but there is not a screen that comes up except a file that will not allow me to change the file type. The DVD is a Toshiba from 2005 but I have friends that have given me copied dvd's of weddings and tributes and they play fine. They are DVD RW- but I do not think that would make a difference. I did actually try a DVD RW+ and no difference. Also how to you use the Copy and Convert to convert DVD's that are Data DVD's. Thanks for any help you can give me.

 

Did you change the folders in the left panel? That is where you can select the drives that are attached to your system.

 

Please stop calling the program "Copy and Convert DVDs", its correct name is "Copy and Convert Video"

 

The first step that I take to burn a DVD is go to Copy and Convert DVD. The next step is hitting copy video. Source indicates that a dvd is in the dvd writer. Then what?

 

I thought you wanted to "convert" video from your hard drive and not from a DVD?

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Did you change the folders in the left panel? That is where you can select the drives that are attached to your system.

 

Please stop calling the program "Copy and Convert DVDs", its correct name is "Copy and Convert Video"

 

 

 

I thought you wanted to "convert" video from your hard drive and not from a DVD?

Thanks for the replies. I am now able to create a DVD from a Video file on the hard drive. I had my daughter help. However there is NO SOUND we have tried several different methods but it still has no audio. Can you help?

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I think that I have resolved issues with the DVD playing on the computer but not in the DVD player but now there is no sound at all. I am saving all of the videos that I burn on my hard drive. On the hard drive it plays the videos fine. Any help is appreciated. There is no error code, just no sound. I checked the settings and do not notice where it might be muted. Please help.

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