Burning AVI files to DVD disks so it plays on dvd players
My dvd thingy plays dvds like normal dvds that you buy from the shops fine and stuff. but i want to burn my avi movie files onto a dvd disk so that i can then play them on my dvd player in the lounge and itll work. like clear picture and everything.
im not so good with computers and stuff so complicated computer terms will just go right over my head. i literally have no idea how to burn dvds with this SOHW-1693SX machine thing. simplified clear language for instructions would be just so great.
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I assume you would like to play a DVD on Windows XP and it does not work.
Windows XP does not contain DVD player software out of the box. You need to install third party software for this. Commercially available programs include "WinDVD" (Corel) or "PowerDVD" (InterVideo). A free alternative is VLC, available here: http://www.videolan.org/
You do not need a manual or special driver for your DVD drive; DVD drives share a common interface and work with Windows using a generic driver.
You probably made a perfect copy of your wedding day (congratulations!)... the problem with burnt DVD's is the player they are played on. For WHATEVER reason, -R and +R disks seem to play better on old or cheap or portable (or a combination of all three) players than on the super-nice ones. I have burnt hundreds of DVD's, and I have yet to get but a handful to play on my "nice" DVD player... instead, they play perfect on the kid's one that we strap to the car headrest for roadtrips...
Ok... if there is a solution:
#1 - Buy good media, the lower the quality the more chance for error (slightly imperfect thickness = vibrations during burning, etc)
#2 - Try lowering your burn speed to 2.4x, seems to add to odds of being read by better machines
#3 - Are you finalizing your disks? Many computers can "get around" an un-finalized disk, but a DVD-player has a much harder time. Check with your burning software's help menu to be sure and "finalize" or "close" the disk when done
#4 - Have you tried a different burning app? Sony's "Vegas" software is unmatched in quality (but a bit expensive) , but cheaper apps like "VSO DivxToDVD" can convert .avi files to burn-ready video files, which can then be burnt with my all-time favorite burning app, "DVDFab 5"
Whew! I hope something in this helps!
If you have further issues, comment to this thread and Iwill be happy to assist you!
Are you burning the files with a DVD+R format. Use DVD-R. Not all players will recognize DVD+R. Also, check the region that the movies are made in and see if the player can be switched to that region. Also, are you trying to burn files larger than 700 MB. If you are, in creating an iso image or copy if you are downloading the file you have to match the checksum of the original file to the downloaded one.
My Optorite DD0405 will not burn a DVD+R DL disk? is this because its not supported by the burner? I have Nero 9 and would like to burn 4.8 GB of a file from my desk top to a DVD DL with 8.5 GB space. How can I do this Thank You
Dvd drives can read from both DVD and CD however due to technological limitations most DVD-ROM or RAM read up to slightly higher speeds for CDs than DVDs.
When burning DVDs professional companies that make prerecorded disks burn their disk at low speeds in an effort to achieve both compatibility and low errors, that is the reason their DVDs play on most DVD-ROMs. However DVDs me and you burn at home and work at high speeds are prone to errors and incompatibility with low reading speed drives.
As a result if your DVD-ROM has a low maximum reading speed then it can only read those prerecorded DVDs and only DVDs recorded at low speeds provided thre are not scratched.
I believe you managed to read those DVD movies if they were pre recorded.