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Can't burn DVDs (VistaHomePrem)

Can't burn DVDs using Windows Media Center or Windows DVD Maker. Windows itself seems to burn data DVDs OK, but can't get these standard Vista apps to burn a standard format Video DVD to use on my loungeroom player. Just keeps failing with a non-specfic error message.

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  • capecodcardo Mar 21, 2008

    the moment i load a dvd disk for burning, the drive is renames itself as a cd-rom drive intead of what is really is, a dvd-rw drive and, i can't read or burn dvds



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Vista has some hardware issues that might be the problem. Make sure you have the latest drivers and software versions for your whole system. Try burning a data DVD (not CD) and see if that completes. If you can burn a data DVD then you know it's probably not the burner. Vista has a lot of integrated DRM (Digital Rights Management). If you're trying to burn copyrighted material, that could be an issue. If you're backing up DVDs, try dvd shrnk, it has a trial version and my boss swears by it.

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Well I am not surprised ya can't get it to work.. It can all be quite confusing.... I suggest that you try some "Other" burning software. I recommend CopytoDVD...AnyDVD ... convertXtoDVD.... OR AnyDVD ConvertXtoDVD See one has to have a program that will "Burn" in a Format suitable for ALL players PC & stand alone DVD's the ones I have listed Just work... ensure you read the "Help" files and B4 long ya will be watching DVD's.

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