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Burning DVD's I am trying to burn some movies I've downloaded to DVD's. First I tried using DVD Decrypter but as soon as I open up the program my D: drive "disappears". Not only can DVD Decrypter not see but the drive is also hidden from every other application on my computer (including Windows Explorer) until I reboot. I next tried dvdSanta. Again, the program does not see my DVD drive (but the rest of my programs continue to see it so I guess this is an improvement??). Anyway, after trying two different programs I thought perhaps this might be a Dell problem and not a problem with the burning software. Any ideas?

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What size dvd 's are used to burn a movie from my Acer aspire 5517? I tried to burn a dvd and cd once and was unable.

The process is rather simple once you get the hang of it. Many people use various conversion software programs to convert their movie file to prepare them for a DVD. Although in the beginning it is complicated but after a couple of stabs at it. You will be burning movies.
The size normally would be 4.7 Gig standard DVD-R you can use RW if you plan to rewrite over the movie later. It will hold a single movie or approx: 4-5 depending on size if the files are not converted. You can convert the movie files using Winavi this is what I use. or you can try to find any free burning software program out there. Winavi for me was the simplest to process it is a approx: 3 step process.
You will be burning the Video from the file once converted. The audio is included during the burning process. All you need is one DVD-R place in the burner. Then open the conversion software and open the video file and convert and burn that is about it. For higher graphics quality it will take more of the disk space for less or normal it will take approx half the disk that way you can fit two movies on one disk basically. So the process is converting the movie to be prepared for the DVD to work on standard players.
Check out Winavi this is what I would suggest maybe someone else knows a free software conversion program you can use. John

May 10, 2012 | Acer PC Laptops

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How to burn a dvd from an acer laptop

The laptop should have come with CD/DVD burning software preloaded. Acer's specs page for your model says it comes with NTI Media Maker. The program will have help information available to guide you through, and you can find more help online. If you just want to write data files onto a DVD, the process typically is not much more than dragging files to a layout window and telling the program to burn the disc. This gives you a way to back up data, or to store movies in formats you can view on a computer (AVI, MPG, etc.).

On the other hand, if you're asking how to make a video DVD that will play in a regular DVD player like a commercial movie, maybe with features like menus or scene selection and such, the process for making that kind of DVD is more involved. You need some DVD authoring software. NTI may offer that capability, but I'll admit I have never looked.

In most cases, the software that comes preloaded on computers is a limited version of some commercial product. The computer manufacturers get paid to include the program, and the software company hopes you'll buy the full version when you discover the limitations. If you don't want to pay for software, there are free, more full-featured programs available for downloading.

For general CD and DVD burning, I use CDBurnerXP. To make video DVDs, I use a program called DVDStyler. Both are open-source, meaning they are 100% free to download and use, and they both offer a lot of features.

Feb 11, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5742Z-4200 Notebook

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I am trying to finalize a DVD-R after burning a movie. I can't find "close" or "finalize" anywhere. The DVD-R movie is burned but wont play on my Sony DVD player.

Have you tried "right-click" and clicking on 'eject' to have the DVD finalized? What program are you using to burn the DVD?

Aug 07, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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How to burn dvds

How to burn a DVD-Video Disc with Nero Burning ROM /> /> /> Alright, I know that many of you may say that there are plenty of DVD burning progs out there and that if I do a guide like this I should cover all of them. But I only got Nero and many users are asking me about how to burn a DVD-Video with Nero, so that's why Nero is the one for the guide.
This guide is supposed to be used by people that have created the compressed DVD files using DVD Shrink and now they don't know what to do with them or everyone that wants to see how to create a DVD-Video. Remember that for the DVD Decrypter guide you don't need Nero, as DVD Decrypter can burn the ISO file itself. Anyway before start reading this guide keep in mind that it is for use with DVD Shrink or other program that creates .IFO and .VOB files. Don't use it to burn files or mp3 in your DVD, for this you need to select a DVD-ISO disc.
Of course, Nero Burning ROM is a commercial program and we don't have it available for download. Instead you can get a trial version here.

/> /> First of all I make clear that I use version 6. If you have an older version that supports DVD (I think all the versions after 5.5.x.x) then the process is the same. Please make sure you start Nero Buring ROM I show here and NOT the Nero SmartStart. /> /> The new complication comes up. If you see a Wizard close it (there must be a button down right which says Close Wizard or something). Open the pull-down menu I show and select DVD.
NOTE: If there is no pull-down menu then your version does not support DVD.
/> /> Select DVD-Video (1) from the list. Then just make sure the settings (2) are the same as shown here. Then click on the Label tab. /> /> Here just put the label that you want your DVD to have. (It's the name that you see before your drive's letter every time you go to My Computer). After that click New. /> /> At the left of your screen you see the folders of the DVD we are going to burn. Notice the VIDEO_TS folder is red. Double click to open the VIDEO_TS folder. /> /> At the right of your screen you can see your hard drive. Browse to the folder where you have your DVD files (the files that DVD Shrink created). /> /> Select all the files. I repeat: ALL the files. /> /> Now drag and drop ALL the files you selected at the step before into the VIDEO_TS folder we opened before at your left.
IMPORTANT: People keep asking me that. Yes you put ALL the files DVD Shrink or other program created into the VIDEO_TS folder. The AUDIO_TS folder remains empty.
/> /> This is how Nero should look after all this. Note that the bat at the bottom should be all blue, or with just a little yellow where it finishes. Now click the burn icon that I show with the arrow. /> /> Here select just Write. Put the write speed for your media (for slower media like here, Nero reduces the speed from 4x to 2x, nothing to worry about) and finally click Burn!
Wait for it to finish and you will have a very nice DVD-Video disc!

Jul 16, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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I just recently purchased and had the DVD-RAM SDVD8821 installed in my laptop this last May or June. I am running a Pinnacle video editing program for video editing and burning to DVD. I managed to edit...

You can do one thing.. try System Restore
Start - all programs - Accessories - system tools - system restore
Choose the date when its worked Fine
Intiate the restore
Than try.

Oct 12, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Burning with disc creator

Do this instead and you will never have a problem with burning CDs again. Forget about Disc Creator. Go to Search for a CD/DVD burning program called ImgBurn. It is a free program download. Download it and follow instructions. It is simple to use and can burn music, movies, HD-DVD, BluRay and ISO images..good luck and let me know if you have any problems.

Mar 07, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Burning downloaded movies

Dear download Nero 9 from the web

it will solve ur all burning prob.

Oct 23, 2008 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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Problem with dvd rw

What is it doing. Are you trying to burn a dvd movie, what software are you using to try and burn it. If you are trying to burn a movie, you wont be able to unless you have the special programs to remove the copyrights and possible compress the video files to fit on the blank dvd. Most burning software wont allow buring of movies due to copyright reasons unless you do what i stated above.

Sep 17, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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Making dvd backup copy

Use a new disc and make sure your options for this program are allowing the contents to download full

May 22, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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