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Dvd compatibility Hi, I have been making movies on my pc and burning them to dvd discs. I also have a separate dvd player/recorder hooked to my tv that I watch them on after I burn them from my pc. I am not able to watch them in any other dvd player, and I have tried several, except my dvd player/recorder. Can you tell me if there is any kind of software that I can use to make these dvds compatible with any dvd player? Thank you very much

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I record photoes on a dvd on the computer, they play fine on the computer, but not on my tv

You are recording them in the wrong format. You must burn them as a Video DVD and not a Data DVD. Also make sure the DVD is finalized or it will not play on most DVD players.

Aug 12, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Im a bit clueless but i have a downloaded movie on my pc and want to be able to put it on a disc, i have a compaq 6720s , does it have a burner inside it? what do i need to buy or install to be able to use...

I'm going to assume you are using a Windows operating system if you are using Windows media player. Windows media player does not come with the ability to burn or rip dvds. If your computer came with a dvd burner installed it should have also come with the burning software. You need to look for software labeled "Nero" or "Roxio" or another name that alludes to the fact that it will burn your dvds for you. Most of the software is pretty user friendly and if you need help using it you can just Google the software name and what your problem is and you can usually find an answer.

Now the tricky part is getting the video to a format that will allow you to burn it to dvd AND be played through a standard dvd player.

In order for your video file to be played in a standard DVD player it will need to be encoded in the MPEG-2 format. You will need software to do this for you. An excellent program would be "DVD Flick"

LifeHacker has put out an excellent tutorial explaining how to use DVD Flick here:

I hope this helps! If this did help you, please give a thumbs up!

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Jul 06, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Not compatibl dvd decoder

too play dvd movies on a pc you need a software decoder , which is why it is saying no compatible dvd decoder. download vlc player that will play dvd movies for you ,for free. Or buy powerdvd

Apr 14, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I have been tring to burn movies for my 2 year old and cant get the dvd player to play them help please

on your recorder (what type of DVD are used +R/-R) and is the player being used compatible... one note any Disney tape or disk you will not be able to record or duplicate..

Aug 26, 2010 | Operating Systems

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It's me again! i hade a problem: I would like to make a slide show for a dvd with pictures,and that repeats itself.what program,and how should i use(i have windows xp)!and after i would like put the disc...

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Aug 11, 2010 | Operating Systems

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I purchased a dazzle dvd recorder. it has red and white audio leads ,yellow video lead . my vcr has only white audio. i installed program.followed the instructions. put put dvd and vhs in proceeded to...

I hate these little converters, much more trouble than they're worth.

The red and white leads provide stereo. As with VCR's just having a white phono out is quite common. There's just no connection for the red.

Its then a case of recording to your PC HDD, Edit the recording and saving the file. Finally burning the file to DVD.

You have to ensure that, assuming the options there, that you save your file as MPEG1 or MPEG2 or any file compatible with your DVD player.

In this case it looks like your "burn" failed for what ever reason. I'm afraid that disk is now a coaster. Have another crack, take your time, one stage at a time.

The way I do it, I've got a DVD recorder with a built in HDD.

Hook up my VCR to DVD recorder via scart and loop it through to a TV so I can monitor it.

Press record on the DVD and play on the VCR. When complete, edit the recorded file on my DVD then copy or dub to and finalize the recorded DVD.

Apr 29, 2010 | Operating Systems

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My compaq presarios dvd drive is messed up, it freezes dvd movies ive recorded on it. is there a fix? it records cds fine but has problems only recording movies. also sometimes when i put a disc in, the...

Hi brianlcrensh

It sound like you DVD drive is gone :O(
First bee sure that the DVD´s recorded are working normal in another DVD ex at your work. IF yes, then I could bee 2 solutions :
1. you have to less RAM and the processor is a old one and maybe you need to upgrade your machine.

2. your DVD drive is not working. The DVD drive and CD drive are running separately and that means you could still use this drive as a CD drive.
IF the drive is NEW you have the possibility to return it to the store and get a new one without costs.

Normally strange sounds on DVD drives means that the drive is damaged !! Today normally you can get a DVD drive for around 40 $ so making to much Trouble shooting and that drive could make many hours go for only 40 $. My last DVD drive did also make strange sounds and I did chance and now it is working fine.


here is a video to see how to do chance a dvd drive :

Hope that helps
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Sep 25, 2009 | Compaq Operating Systems

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I recently updated the downloaded windows movie make 2.1. Now I am having problems with my cd/dvd. When I try to save to a CD error message says "A recordable cd driver was not detected. Would you like to...

You will need to download the latest driver for your CD/DVD Player.
You can do this from device manager.
THen you can go to your F: Drive, click properties and make sure it is write enabled.

You can also use Media player to transfer to disc.

Aug 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I download video from my flip video, but I cannot burn to says to insert CD which I have already done

What CD are you using to Burn then movie?

Get a Blank DV Rewriteable CD (make sure its blank)

Format the DVD CD by right clicking it from Windows Explorer and follow the instructions. (this should not be neccessary especially if its a blank CD)

Use a normal copy and paste from Windows Explorer to copy the movie file or folder into the DVD drive.

this process absolves the issue of media formats and portability. Also most CD DVD Burning Softwares are not compatible with some players.

May 15, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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The following formats can be played on Windows media player:


Normally DVD players cannot read compressed formats, if you have a regular DVD/MP3 player, that wont read any of the formats above, or with some luck will read only uncoded Avi, mov or mpeg.

The formats above are all compressed formats, and often they need additional software call codecs, they can be read on computers, but they generally are not working on dvd players.

To be sure that a DVD will read compressed computer movies, you need a special DVD player with Divx , like the one below:

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Oct 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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