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Disc will not burn

I went to dvd maker in Windows Vista and made a slide show of pics. I press the burn button and it just tells me to enter a disc. I show an "E"drive on the computer but no matter the kind of disc I use it does not work. I put in memorex and sony brands DVD-R and +R and it either does not read or it says not a recordable disc. I am so confused please help!

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Try using Roxio which comes free with your system, this is a known issue with Windows DvD maker

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Is there a way I can finalize a DVD-RW so I can show films burned onto the DVD-RW?


You have not pointed out what type of program are you using for DVD authoring. The option to finalize the disc is usually provided when you start burning.

I have an alternate solution for you which is easier. You can use the Windows DVD maker available in Vista Home Premium. This way you will not have to manually finalize the disc; it will take care of it itself.

Remember to install codecs such as k-lite basic coded pack for trouble free work with different formats. Then run DVD maker from the start menu. A tutorial can be accessed here.

Note that DVDs created by DVD maker can be played on most DVD players and on computer as well.

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Cant burn to DVD-R from windows DVD maker

  1. Make sure that you have at least five gigabytes of free space on your hard drive. To check this, go to “Start” and select “My Computer.” Look to your “C:” drive and make sure that you see at least 5 GB free or something similar.
  2. Step 2 Insert a blank DVD into your DVD drive.
  3. Step 3 If you have “Autoplay” enabled, a popup screen should appear asking you what action you wish to take. If so, select “Burn a DVD Video Disc using Windows DVD Maker.” If not, go to Start and then “Search” and type in “Windows DVD Maker.” After it appears in the list, select it by clicking on it. The Windows DVD Maker screen should appear. If you want, you can “uncheck” the box that says “Don’t Show this Page Again.” If you do that, this screen will appear the next time you burn a DVD.
  4. Step 4 Click on the button that says “Choose Photos and Videos.” On the next page, you are to select the files that you wish to burn. You can click the “Add Items” button at the top and then search through various folders on your computer to find the file that you want or you can open the folder that has the file(s) you want, “left-click” the mouse and hold it down over the item and then drag the item into the blank list in the Windows DVD Maker screen. Either way is acceptable.
  5. Step 5 Go to the bottom of the DVD screen and click inside of the box that is marked “Disc Title.” You can replace the date with whatever name you want to give your soon-to-be DVD. If you do not want to go too in-depth with this software at this time, skip down to step 8.
  6. Step 6 For the most part, you can leave the “Options” button alone. However, if you choose to click on it, you need to understand what the settings mean. For instance:

    • “Start with DVD Menu” means that, whenever the DVD is inserted into a player, the home screen will appear and you will have the option of selecting Play or which scene you wish to view.

    • “Play Video and End with DVD Menu” means that the movie will start the moment the DVD is inserted into the player and return to the home screen when the movie ends.

    • “Play Video in a Continuous Loop” means that the movie will keep playing as long as the DVD is in the player.

    • “DVD Aspect Ratio” refers to the screen the movie will play in. 4:3 is the standard video screen for the United States, while 16:9 is the international standard.

    • “Video Format” determines which kind of DVD player you disc can play on. “NTSC” refers to American DVD players. “PAL” refers to DVD players made abroad.

    • “DVD Burner Speed” refers to how quickly your DVD burning project will take to be completed.

    • “Temporary File Location” is the reason you need at least 5 GB free. When you burn a DVD, your computer makes a temporary copy of your new disc and stores it on your main hard drive. If you don’t have at least five free, the DVD burning process will be significantly slowed.

    Simply click cancel if you decide to make no changes under Options.
  7. Step 7 Your DVD software will automatically burn DVDs to your “E:” drive. However, if you have a separate DVD burner, you can select “DVD Burner” and choose your device instead.
  8. Step 8 Scroll to the bottom and click “Next.” The “Ready to Burn Disc” screen should appear. On this screen, you have the option of choosing the look of your DVDs home screen. If this is not important to you, you can skip down to step 13.
  9. Step 9 “Preview” allows you to see what how you DVD will behave in a player once it is completed. “Menu Text” allows you to choose the Font that you want your DVDs title— as well as the “Play,” “Scenes” and “Notes” buttons—to have. When you click that button, you will see various tabs on the next screen. From there, you can change the name of any of the buttons. For example, if you would prefer the Play button to be labeled “Happy Dragon Fun Time,” this is where you would type that in. The “Notes” button is unique. If you delete the word Notes and keep the Notes box empty, the button will disappear entirely on your new DVD. I recommend changing the word Notes to Synopsis and adding a summary of your movie to the large, empty Notes box.
  10. Step 10 Click “Change Text” to complete the changes you made or “Don’t Change” to reject them.
  11. Step 11 “Customize Menu” allows you to change the particulars of your DVD. You can change the overall shape of the buttons at the “Screen Button Styles” tab or add Back- and Foreground videos to the home screen from anywhere on your hard drive. You can even add an audio file of your choice. Click “Change Style” to complete the changes you made or Don’t Change to reject them.
  12. Step 12 “Slide show” allows you to create a slideshow to appear when your DVD is inserted into a player. You can add music and whatever pictures you want. You can also change the duration that each picture stays up on the screen. Click “Change Slide Show” to complete the changes you made or Don’t Change to reject them.
  13. Step 13 You should be back to the Ready to Burn Disc screen.
  14. Step 14 On the right hand side of the screen, you should see a list of “Menu Styles.” Select the one that you want but keep in mind that each Menu style has its own font and button shape.
  15. Step 15 Click “Burn” to begin the DVD burning process or Cancel to exit.
  16. Step 16 After the disc is finished, your computer will ask if you wish to make another copy of the disc. If you select “OK” you will then have to insert a new DVD and re-burn the movie. However, you will not have to start over completely. If you select “Cancel” or click the red “X” in the corner, you will return to the Ready to Burn Disc screen. If you click the red X again, you will be asked to save your project. Name the project whatever you wish. Your DVD is now burned and ready to use and you have a copy of the specifications you made. If you want to go back later on and re-burn this DVD, all you need to do is click the “Saved project file” and have a copy of the film on your hard drive.
  17. if the problem persist then you have a problem with your storage device.if not satisfied please contact me with any question you need to know

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Well try to export the movie into mpg format and save it on to the Hard drive... then try burning the disc for any other software... like nero...etc.,

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I burnt a data DVD incorrectly and am trying to locate the files

yes, you are right, the picare are stored on the DVD. however, the pic need to be in a windows XP or Vista comparable format (jpag is the most common).
Close the popup asking you "to drag the file to the disc". This is because the dvd is not completely full or you did not finalized the dvd.
go to "my computer" click on the drive where the dvd is loaded. click on open or explorer. you should be able to see what is on the dvd.

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Error Burning to DVD

hi there..

you can also use this software to make albums and burn DVD

Album Maker is an easy-to-use software which allows you to create an amazing Wedding photo album with background music, Pan&Zoom and transition effects. With wedding Album Maker, you can quickly and easily produce professional-looking wedding photo slideshow DVD disc and share your love story and excitement of your wedding day on home big screen TV with standard DVD player in the comfort of your living room.

Looking for slideshow software to share your lovely moments with family and friends? If so, you definitely need Wedding Album Maker. Sharing and viewing wedding photos in a slide show software format with friends and family has never been easier! With Wedding Album Maker, you can use your CD or DVD burner to make high quality photo slide show DVD disc in less than half an hour by yourself.



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Nero Is not relly ment for making Dvd movies (Vob Files) You need this program click this link Download, install, and enjoy.

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