DVD burning problem

mascan42

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I'm having a big problem burning DVDs on my computer. I've tried burning with both Roxio and CloneDVD and both get the same result. They'll play in both of my computers, but I've tried in 2 different DVD players and get the same error: disc may not have a playback feature. The odd thing is, I've burned using Windows DVD Maker and that works fine - except I don't like the lower quality video I get from using AVI files.

I've tried on 3 different kinds of media (TDK DVD-R, Maxell DVD+R and Verbatim DVD+R). I've been going back and forth with the software and hardware companies . . . each keeps blaming the other, and both blame the media, even after I used the kind they suggested.

Can anybody give me a clue what's going on here?
 

foyb

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are your dvd players older?? I had an old dvd player, and it wouldn't play anything I burned, but my newer one does just fine
 

mascan42

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are your dvd players older?? I had an old dvd player, and it wouldn't play anything I burned, but my newer one does just fine
The one I started out using is brand new. I only tried it on the older one to see if it was just a problem with the player.
 

Sinn Fein

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I can't get burned discs to play in 2/3 of our DVD players. The only reason the one can play it is that there was a firmware upgrade for it.
 

WhiskeyWhispers

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The only thing I can think of is your settings are wrong when you burn the disc.

For instance, I use Nero. If i try and burn the vob files as a data disc, it warns me that it will not playback on a dvd player, and that I have to burn the files as dvd compliant. Not sure what features the progs you use have , but look into the different burn methods they employ.
 

Vyce

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I actually just bought a DVD burner drive for my PC. I've been burning movies for a couple weeks now, with no problems thus far.

I use Nero. My suggestion to you: get Nero Ultra 7 (or whatever it's called), and install that. You COULD buy it......you could even pick up a copy off Ebay.......or, you know.......you could just go online to a torrent site and search for the program, complete with keygen......

If you do get Nero, make the package has at least these three Nero programs: Nero Burning Rom, Nero Recode, and Nero Vision.

Burning Rom is what you use to burn the movies and / or video files. Nero Recode is what allows you to rip & recode the DVDs to get them ready to burn. I usually prefer to use a separate program for that, i.e. DVD Shrink, but it can be done with Recode. Protip: if it's copyrighted DVDs you want to rip & backup to your own discs, google, download, & install a program called "DVD43". It's freeware, and once installed, will activate upon your computer's startup, and should automatically detect once you've inserted a (copyrighted) DVD into your drive, then promptly overrides the copyright protection. Once that's done, you can use Nero Recode to rip the movie, then later on burn it with Burning Rom.

Nero Vision is necessary if you want to make some of your own special video discs using things like avi files. There's a process to be done - I can provide a tutorial - but basically you can take movie files off your hard drive, & use Vision to put them together to make your own disc, including a basic menu. I've been using that a lot - I'm essentially downloaded episodes of my favorite TV shows off the net, then compiling them together using Vision, and then burning them, so as to create my own season discs of my favorite shows. The only downside with Vision is that the entire process to recode the discs does take a long while (3 to 4 hours, depending upon how much video you're cramming in), and it's a resource hog, so your computer will run slow if you're fooling around with other programs while simultaneously recoding with Vision. But overall, it's worth it.
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

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I've found WinAVI Video Converter works great for videos I've....found. Throw that into Nero Recode and brun away. Generally takes 40 minutes for the whole process.

Only problem....my dumbass bought a spindle of DVD+R, and only a few of my players will recognize that. One of them is our Xbox 360, which is almost always hooked up, so it all works out.

Other than that, the 5-disc DVD player we have won't read them, my PS2 won't, and my Xbox won't.
 

JimsInfectedEye

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I had an older version of Nero that would burn, but you couldn't view them in the DVD. I've upgraded to Nero 7 and that took care of everything.
 

Cunt Smasher

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I use Allok video to dvd,converts and burns most file types,automatically puts in chapters every 15 minutes. Sometimes I use Nero,works like Vyce said,I use Nero exclusively for CD burning.I only use DVD-r's usually Maxell cuz I like the box each disk comes in.
 

mascan42

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Just to be clear: I'm not using AVI files here. That works. I'm starting out with DVD files that i ripped using AnyDVD. Do I need to do anything special to them before burning them to another DVD?
 
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heres what i do
1. anydvd
2. dvd shrink (or nero recode) i dont care about all the extra shit on a dvd. unless you plan to use dl dvds. now theres 3 options you can do to burn.
3. A. select burn with nero. this will use the same video ts folder
B. select create .iso. this is what i do then burn with imgburn.
C. select iso then burn using dvd decrypter. dvd decrypter is out of date and somewhat useless now. if you dont have it dont get it even tho its free.

heres a great site where you can find all the tools and guides. they have a pretty good forum to
 

mascan42

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heres what i do
1. anydvd
2. dvd shrink (or nero recode) i dont care about all the extra shit on a dvd. unless you plan to use dl dvds. now theres 3 options you can do to burn.
3. A. select burn with nero. this will use the same video ts folder
B. select create .iso. this is what i do then burn with imgburn.
C. select iso then burn using dvd decrypter. dvd decrypter is out of date and somewhat useless now. if you dont have it dont get it even tho its free.

heres a great site where you can find all the tools and guides. they have a pretty good forum to
Done done and done. Still doesn't work. I wish I had another DVD burner to test it . . . this is the first time I've burned a DVD on this computer. Maybe the drive is bad.
 

mascan42

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See, but here's the problem: I know my DVD player will play burned DVDs if I create them from AVI files (using Windows DVD Maker) - so i know the media is compatible. But it won't play them if I burn DVD files or ISO files. But the same DVDs will play in my laptop's DVD drive - so I know the disc is being finalized. So now I have no clue what the fuck the problem is.

I guess the question is: what would keep a DVD from playing in a DVD player, but would allow it to play in any computer, even if it wasn't burned on that computer?
 
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shit dude the only thing i can think of is that your original file isnt dvd compliant. i really can explain it cuz the shit confuses me but go to that site and read the forums. im sure its a simple answer just might be hard to find. i have a dvd recorder that plays anything i stick in it and a player that only plays ripped copies of retail dvds. all i know is its a file thing. i think that a dvd is like mpeg4 or some shit. ill keep lookin in on it cuz i may solve my problem to, if i find anything i think will help ill let ya know. in the mean time take a dvd of each burn technique and go to best buy or that shitty red store and just start playing disks see what works and what dont. thats what i did
 

WhiskeyWhispers

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I guess the question is: what would keep a DVD from playing in a DVD player, but would allow it to play in any computer, even if it wasn't burned on that computer?

It has to be a setting issue in whatever prog you are using.

If I burn vob files (dvd format files) as data onto a dvd, it won't play on a dvd player, but if i put that disc onto my computer and manually open them, they will. Know what I'm saying?

I guess the disc has to be bootable in your dvd player.
 

mascan42

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I'm going over the settings in my programs and I can't figure out what might be wrong. Does "Use RAW mode for disc copies" mean anything to you?
 

WhiskeyWhispers

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I'm going over the settings in my programs and I can't figure out what might be wrong. Does "Use RAW mode for disc copies" mean anything to you?

I believe that has to do with image files (.iso .bin ,etc), so in your case no. I can tell you for sure that an image file will not play back on a standalone dvd player.