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I have made a copy of a DVD on a sony DVD-R blank. The disc plays on my computer that is windows 7 64 bit and plays on a new Sony DVD player. It will not play on an older Sony DVD player or my wife's laptop that is windows xp. I have seen a message that says the disc is a "data disc". In the file on the dvd I can see it is an MP4 Video. Can it be changed to a format the older dvd player will recognize?

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I have made a copy of a DVD on a sony DVD-R blank. The disc plays on my computer that is windows 7 64 bit and plays on a new Sony DVD player. It will not play on an older Sony DVD player or my wife's laptop that is windows xp. I have seen a message that says the disc is a "data disc". In the file on the dvd I can see it is an MP4 Video. Can it be changed to a format the older dvd player will recognize?

 

Use "Create DVD" to create a movie DVD that will play on most DVD players. There is no guarantee but it should play. You might have to experiment with +R and -R for that old Sony. They introduced the +R disc type.

 

Windows Media Player which is on your wife's laptop does not natively play DVD. You might still need this (link) for your wife's computer.

 

If you want to play only that one file, select DVD, no menu and add that mp4 file to the project. It will take some time to encode and burn to the disc. The video will start playing as soon as the DVD loads.

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Thank you. I will try to create dvd

 

My information says DVD - R discs play on more players, especially older ones, than DVD + R discs. I have always used the -R discs when doing things for people and never had one that didn't work for the recipient.

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Your "Information" would be wrong!

 

Plus or Dash media both enjoy about 80+% compatibility... That means no matter which one you choose, it won't work in about 20% of the Players.

 

In my Circle of Friends, I have one that can't play Plus media and one that can't play Dash :(

 

Blu-ray doesn't help either! I only tested on the 3 I have, but found 1 that will not play the LTH discs :(

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I have made a copy of a DVD on a sony DVD-R blank. The disc plays on my computer that is windows 7 64 bit and plays on a new Sony DVD player. It will not play on an older Sony DVD player or my wife's laptop that is windows xp. I have seen a message that says the disc is a "data disc". In the file on the dvd I can see it is an MP4 Video. Can it be changed to a format the older dvd player will recognize?

 

Regular standalone DVD players can only read movie DVD’s (those are in MPEG-2, and if you view them in Windows Explorer, you see a folder structure with VIDEO_TS, and files like .VOB .IFO and .BUP). Newer DVD players that are DivX-certified can (in addition to the above) read data DVD’s with an AVI file encoded in the DivX codec. Most of the time, you will fail to play MP4 on DVD player unless the DVD players have the “Nero Digital” label on them.

 

In order to burn MP4 to DVD for successfully playing on various DVD players, we had better find a powerful MP4 to DVD burner which will automatically convert MP4 to DVD player compatible format as well as burn the converted MP4 files to DVD disc.

 

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