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Burned a wmv file to dvd and the player can't play this disc? Burned and played a avi file just fine. Tried two different players and same result?

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How about a bit more info? What player: a software player, your system burner or a stand-alone player. Of course stand-alone DVD players cannot play wmv files and only a few can play avi (specifically DivX or Xvid) files. You can't just burn a file to a DVD and expect it to play on DVD players. All you are creating there is a data DVD not a video DVD.

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How about a bit more info? What player: a software player, your system burner or a stand-alone player. Of course stand-alone DVD players cannot play wmv files and only a few can play avi (specifically DivX or Xvid) files. You can't just burn a file to a DVD and expect it to play on DVD players. All you are creating there is a data DVD not a video DVD.

 

I am out of ideas now! I am taking a Sony hc3 HD camcorder, importing the video using Roxio to the computer. It is stored as a AVI file, I then use mydvd and burn it onto a DVD, using high quality settings and HD. I then try to play it on my Sony DVD player and get "can't play this disc"?

I did a video file I had stored on my computer and it plays fine? I had thought maybe it was the file mwv versus the one that plays which is a avi?

These are videos of one of my granddaughters which are important to me and would like someone to give me something that works.

I even tried using another dvd player with the same result, almost willing to buy one of the new blu ray players that will play both types of dvds?

 

Help

Mike

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A standard DVD player will play DVD discs in an authored format that would have mpg2 files on it. Some players will play AVI files that are DivX and XVid.

 

Blu-ray ray players will play blu-ray discs and standard discs. SOME blu-ray players will play AVCHD discs.

 

That is to start.

 

You said "I then use mydvd and burn it onto a DVD, using high quality settings and HD."

 

Please explain the HD part. I understand the HQ part.

 

Have you tried burning (encoding) the project to an ISO file. When you go to burn, select ony ISO and not disc or folder. Make sure you name the file and remember where it is going to be saved. Download and run the free VLC player application and select that ISo file to play. If it does, then you can copy the ISO to a disc using the application on the Home page.

 

Since these are important to you, do NOT use Memorex or store brand DVDs. Verbatin, Sony and Tayio Yuden (on line only) are the top of the line.

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A standard DVD player will play DVD discs in an authored format that would have mpg2 files on it. Some players will play AVI files that are DivX and XVid.

 

Blu-ray ray players will play blu-ray discs and standard discs. SOME blu-ray players will play AVCHD discs.

 

That is to start.

 

You said "I then use mydvd and burn it onto a DVD, using high quality settings and HD."

 

Please explain the HD part. I understand the HQ part.

 

Have you tried burning (encoding) the project to an ISO file. When you go to burn, select ony ISO and not disc or folder. Make sure you name the file and remember where it is going to be saved. Download and run the free VLC player application and select that ISo file to play. If it does, then you can copy the ISO to a disc using the application on the Home page.

 

Since these are important to you, do NOT use Memorex or store brand DVDs. Verbatin, Sony and Tayio Yuden (on line only) are the top of the line.

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I am out of ideas now! I am taking a Sony hc3 HD camcorder, importing the video using Roxio to the computer. It is stored as a AVI file, I then use mydvd and burn it onto a DVD, using high quality settings and HD. I then try to play it on my Sony DVD player and get "can't play this disc"?

I did a video file I had stored on my computer and it plays fine? I had thought maybe it was the file mwv versus the one that plays which is a avi?

These are videos of one of my granddaughters which are important to me and would like someone to give me something that works.

I even tried using another dvd player with the same result, almost willing to buy one of the new blu ray players that will play both types of dvds?

 

Help

Mike

 

Whoa… :unsure:

 

There is no such thing in MyDVD as "…using high quality settings and HD"??? What exactly do you mean there?

 

If you mean you created an AVCHD Project and set the quality to High Quality (HQ) then we have found the problem…

 

Almost NO DVD Play can play an AVCHD DVD… for that you need a BD Player and make sure it will actually play AVCHD discs!!!

 

As a quick test, you can take that MyDVD Project and go under File-Change Project type to: DVD… Then it should play OK.

 

Of course it will be Standard DVD and not HD. ;)

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The HD, high definition, is when it asks what disc type. You can choose blu ray or the standard hd disc.

 

I may try burning one and just selecting DVD?

 

Man, I have four days into this. Really don't understand why the file I had on the computer for four years I could burn and it plays without a hitch????

 

Thanks a bunch

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The HD, high definition, is when it asks what disc type. You can choose blu ray or the standard hd disc.

 

I may try burning one and just selecting DVD?

 

Man, I have four days into this. Really don't understand why the file I had on the computer for four years I could burn and it plays without a hitch????

 

Thanks a bunch

 

Yep, you made an AVCHD disc. Only some blu-ray players will play that. Take the disc to a big box store and try to play it on one of thier blu-ray players that will play blu-ray. Then shop around because you will be impressed by the quality. Except for the player, you need no other special equipment. You are limited to about 40 minutes of video on a standard DVD.

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I then use mydvd and burn it onto a DVD, using high quality settings and HD. I then try to play it on my Sony DVD player and get "can't play this disc"?
It sounds like you chose AVCHD on DVD which only plays on a Bluray player. Although you burn these on a regular DVD burner, the file structure and file formats are Bluray.

 

If you want to play the files on a standard DVD player, then you MUST choose the DVD option with or without Menu. MyDVD will then down-convert the Hidef video to standard definition so it will play on a standard DVD player.

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Whoa… :unsure:

 

There is no such thing in MyDVD as "…using high quality settings and HD"??? What exactly do you mean there?

 

If you mean you created an AVCHD Project and set the quality to High Quality (HQ) then we have found the problem…

 

Almost NO DVD Play can play an AVCHD DVD… for that you need a BD Player and make sure it will actually play AVCHD discs!!!

 

As a quick test, you can take that MyDVD Project and go under File-Change Project type to: DVD… Then it should play OK.

 

Of course it will be Standard DVD and not HD. ;)

 

That is what I was doing, selecting avchd since the camcorder is HD? Why buy the HD camcorder if you can't burn a HD DVD?

I really want to thank you for the help, it has been a long 4 days of trying!

 

Mike

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That is what I was doing, selecting avchd since the camcorder is HD? Why buy the HD camcorder if you can't burn a HD DVD?

I really want to thank you for the help, it has been a long 4 days of trying!

 

Mike

 

Of course you can burn a HD DVD, as has been repeatedly mentiond in this thread its called AVHCD. What you are not understanding is that you need a Blue Ray player that is able to play AVCHD to play that DVD.

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Of course you can burn a HD DVD, as has been repeatedly mentiond in this thread its called AVHCD. What you are not understanding is that you need a Blue Ray player that is able to play AVCHD to play that DVD.

 

I can play AVCHD disc's on the PC with a standard DVD burner/player using WMP 12 and VLC media player...

 

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Yes but mikem says he wants to play on his Sony DVD player. I did not see anything about playing on his PC.

 

I was pointing out he can burn them and view them until he gets a settop "Blue Ray player that is able to play AVCHD to play that DVD" that is all..

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Whoa… :unsure:

 

There is no such thing in MyDVD as "…using high quality settings and HD"??? What exactly do you mean there?

 

If you mean you created an AVCHD Project and set the quality to High Quality (HQ) then we have found the problem…

 

Almost NO DVD Play can play an AVCHD DVD… for that you need a BD Player and make sure it will actually play AVCHD discs!!!

 

As a quick test, you can take that MyDVD Project and go under File-Change Project type to: DVD… Then it should play OK.

 

Of course it will be Standard DVD and not HD. ;)

 

I want to Thank all of you who helped me through the video copy/burn project. It would be really nice if Roxio would do their instruction in a step by step format! I wrote training material, for end users, on new systems where end user material was not available. First we looked at target audience and then proceeded usually in a step by step format.

 

Again Thanks to all

 

Will look into the sony blu ray player to utilize the avchd format!

 

Mike

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I want to Thank all of you who helped me through the video copy/burn project. It would be really nice if Roxio would do their instruction in a step by step format! I wrote training material, for end users, on new systems where end user material was not available. First we looked at target audience and then proceeded usually in a step by step format.

 

Again Thanks to all

 

Will look into the sony blu ray player to utilize the avchd format!

 

Mike

 

Re: How to and users information.

 

AVCHD how to.

 

There is a lot of information for the taking. Have you ever read the manual? For AVCHD, you can use this since it is the same for Creator 2009 and Creator 2010. You can also see if there is anything applicable here.

 

I guess no one lead the horse to water; it is up to you to drink !

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