Burning DVD, to play on Video Rec and TV

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by John Grey, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. John Grey

    John Grey MDL Junior Member

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    I have spent the past few days trying to burn a downloaded TV program to a DVD, to play it on a dvdplayer. I now have about 8 or 10 discs with the same program burnt to them. Most of them will play on the computer, none plays on the discplayer.

    I know there are several threads here "dealing" with the problem, I read them all and tried them all.
    I used styler, DVD Flick, ashampo and more, I made an iso file and burnt that... same result = no result!
    With another TV movie, DVD Flick actually worked... it worked on the player. The player may be 8 or 10 years old, could that be the problem, that some codecs will not play on older machines? The point is, some movies I want to watch with others, so, on the large TV screen.

    This movie is a .mkv file, but I even made an iso from it, burnt it and the computer plays it... so it is there but the player still will not play it.

    I am puzzled... :(
     
  2. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Could be pal vs ntsc problem ...
     
  3. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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  4. urie

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    Yes dvd flick should work it is actually converting to DVD format you could also try convertxtodvd 8 to 10 years old it could be that the actual dvd player is on the road out.
     
  5. John Grey

    John Grey MDL Junior Member

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    I may not be a computer specialist, but I am not an idiot...:biggrin:
     
  6. John Grey

    John Grey MDL Junior Member

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    The puzzling thing is, that DVD Flick actually produced disc, that did work on that player...
    ...my suspicion is that the palyer ist simply too old and has some, maybe intentional blocking software inside for certain formats.

    I will give it one more try, but then return to my old method. I have an older laptop, which connect with two cables to the TV, after copying the files on to it.

    And I could check out the shops if they produce a DVD player (do they still make those things?) that will play any disc. I find it hard to believe that somethimng like that exists nowadays, with all the hysteria about legal and illegal content. ?

    Thanks for your help....
     
  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    some dvd players are simply finicky and cannot/will not read burn media (sometimes you need dvd - or + too). If you have another laying around or maybe know someone with one, try another dvd player first. I have 2 different players, one will take some, the other takes some. Both will not take all lol

    You might have 10 perfectly working DVD's that you made and are unaware of it :)
     
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  9. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    OK, but I have unwittingly tried to play pal dvd's in ntsc only players. I don't claim not to be an idiot. ;)
     
  10. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    fwiw: I had no trouble downloading from the link provided, and the converter installed fine. Something seems screwy on your end.
     
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  12. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Note that the DFH needs Javascript to be on if you want to avoid the Crap-Installer. Without JS on (NoScript? :D) unchecking the box does not change anything except removing the check visually.
     
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  13. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    your dvd player might need a firmware update.