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    Burned DVD disc not playing on TV but play on laptop

    As title.Got quite a few films on laptop so to free up space i've burnt them to DVD using Nero.Just tested them and they won't play on DVD player.Says insert disc.Did i need to do something before i burnt the films.If i put the DVD into the laptop it plays fine.I want watch Jackass 3 AGAIN!!

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    crap dvd player

    Original Poster

    It is just a crappy basic one.So you dont think its to do with the films themselves.If i take it me mums who has top of the range DVD stuff u reckon it will play?

    just make sure you completed the session

    Never used Nero before but on most it will give an option how to burn disc, for pc only/data/ dvd playable and so on.
    It could be that you have burned in divx format and your dvd player cant support this file
    If it is an old dvd player it may not even recognise some copied discs in general.
    Look on your dvd player and see if you can see what formats it supports then burn that particular file format.



    Edited by: "simplex" 11th Mar 2011

    Original Poster

    But if i did it through Windows 7 DVD maker it encodes them first.Would i need to use that instead?Help!


    parisp

    It is just a crappy basic one.So you dont think its to do with the films … It is just a crappy basic one.So you dont think its to do with the films themselves.If i take it me mums who has top of the range DVD stuff u reckon it will play?

    I've always had problems with crappy dvd players.

    use imgburn see how that plays it. although it wont copy it over to dvd. just burn

    Just trying nero again but make sure you tick the 'finalize disc ' box.

    Banned


    dcx_badass

    You have to convert it or get a player that can do DIVX or XVID. Or just … You have to convert it or get a player that can do DIVX or XVID. Or just buy a Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 and use a memory stick.



    Yeap your DVD player obviously doesn't support DIVX so will need to convert the file.


    DangerGod

    Yeap your DVD player obviously doesn't support DIVX so will need to … Yeap your DVD player obviously doesn't support DIVX so will need to convert the file.



    I think it's more likely to be the burn. Wouldn't it say 'unsupported format' or similar if it was because it was divx?

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys still give up though this converting stuff confuses me.Im just giving it one last chance now with the encoding thing if it dont work im just going burn them off anyway and watch them all on the laptop as and when.

    Banned

    deek72

    I think it's more likely to be the burn. Wouldn't it say 'unsupported … I think it's more likely to be the burn. Wouldn't it say 'unsupported format' or similar if it was because it was divx?



    going from personal experience then no, just simply wouldn't even recognize the disc but computer/Divx player picked it up fine.

    Banned

    who watches DVDs any more? My TV, Blu ray player, Xbox 360 and original Xbox all play films straight off a USB drive or even over my wireless network. Saying that I have an old DVD recorder that does DivX if you're interested. I'm selling it for £10 at car boot this year.

    To get it to play you need to go through a long winded conversion, will take ages.



    Edited by: "lumoruk" 11th Mar 2011

    theres loads of free software out there that you can download as a trial for a month or so.
    Ashampoo burning studio 6 or 8 is good for any dvd players although slow burning times

    OP use ConvertXtooDVD that you can download from the same site you get the films & they should play in the DVD player.
    Cheap dvd players are normally better for playing copies than expensive dvd players.

    I normally choose AVI,DivX,X-vid.
    Edited by: "WheresMeNuts" 11th Mar 2011

    Original Poster

    OK got it working but no sound coming out.This is deffo not the DVD player or TV

    vso-software.fr/pro…vd/

    SOOOO easy to convert files to dvd using this, millon times better then nero!

    Banned


    richx45

    http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/SOOOO easy to … http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/SOOOO easy to convert files to dvd using this, millon times better then nero!



    i used to use this aswell. it does leave a watermark though if you only use the trial version.

    The PC can play back the disc by reading the file structure. Many DVD players (and not necessarily just the cheaper players that are mentioned earlier) require a book type setting to DVD ROM. The book type is 4 bits that allow DVD players to detect the type of disc. If it is set to be recorded media, then it will not play on many players. Set the book type to DVD ROM prior to burning.
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