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Burnt DVD will not play

January 7, 2008 at 06:20:17
Specs: XP, 2.4Ghz/1Ghz Ram

I burnt a DVD Movie to a DVD+RW and it will not play on my LG or Sony DVD Player. It plays fine on my DVD Rom on my laptop but the DVD players do not recognize the format.

I have tried burning in PAL and NTSC and I have also tried a DVD-R and had similar problems. Can someone please advise what I can do to get this to work?

Thanks


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#1
January 7, 2008 at 08:32:13

Are you even sure that your set-top players recognize DVD recordable media? And if so, which ones? Support is pretty standard now, but that has not always been the case. There are some players that only recognize some writable media formats and not others (or none at all). And some have problems with some brands.

Assuming it is not a media problem, then my next question would be "how" did you create the DVDs? Did you burn as a "movie" disc or did you simply create a data disc with movie files? That would also explain your problem.

What software did you use to create the discs and what process did you follow to do that?

Michael J


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#2
January 7, 2008 at 08:53:00

Not all players will recognize an RW disc. Try a regular DVD-/+R, not RW.

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#3
January 7, 2008 at 10:57:21

"Not all players will recognize an RW disc. Try a regular DVD-/+R, not RW."

He did say "...and I have also tried a DVD-R and had similar problems."

Michael J


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#4
January 7, 2008 at 11:30:51

My DVD player should recognize recordable media. It has in the past. For example, I downloaded a movie and burnt it to a DVD-R using Nero and it worked fine. In that case I extracted it and used DVD Shrink to create all the vob files etc.

In this case I had a .vob and used ifo edit to create the ifo and bup files. I then used Nero to create a DVD Video Disc, not a data disc. Then my players did not recognize the format.


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#5
January 7, 2008 at 13:47:10

"I had a .vob and used ifo edit to create the ifo and bup files."

That kinda bothers me. The player might not recognize the IFO and BUP files that you made.

Try changing the extension of the VOB file to MPG and then let Nero burn it as a DVD and create the IFO and BUP files.


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#6
January 7, 2008 at 14:41:02

^^^ Agree. Sounds like something *may* have gone wrong in the ifo/bup creation process. I guess I would ask why did you need to create the IFO/BUP files? DVDShrink should do that for you.

Michael J


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#7
January 8, 2008 at 06:32:04

Basically I had a .wmv that I wanted to throw on a DVD. I converted the .wmv to a .vob (using Super DVD Creator) and then created the IFO/BUP files using ifoedit. I tried using DVD Shrink but I wasn't able to load the VOB into it. It seems like it needs an image file like an ISO/IMG or something. Maybe I am doing something wrong there?

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#8
January 8, 2008 at 09:03:59

Yes, you are doing something wrong. In the Nero 'Start Smart' options select "Make your own DVD video'. Add the WMV videos and Nero will take care of creating the VOBs, IFOs and BUPs.

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#9
January 8, 2008 at 11:46:40

Tried the Nero Start Smart and there is no option to "Create your own DVD". I just have the option to "Burn DVD Video Files" which requires the VOB/IFO/BUP files.

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#10
January 8, 2008 at 12:07:54

Sorry about that! I guess you have either an old version or a free lite version.

I've never used DVD Shrink, but maybe it needs good IFO and BUP files along with the VOBs. I'm afraid I don't have any advice, except to get a DVD creator program.


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#11
January 9, 2008 at 06:42:49

So if I wanted to use DVD Shrink to do this, how would I load the WMV or VOB file to it? I used Super DVD Creator to convert the WMV to a VOB but DVD Shrink won't load it.

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#12
January 9, 2008 at 08:36:13

I'm confused ari33. I've used SuperDVD Creator and it created the IFO, BUP and VOB files. It also burned directly to the disc. Are you saying it doesn't do that for you?

Why are you trying to use DVD Shrink? I think DVD Shrink is used to make copies of DVDs.


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#13
January 9, 2008 at 09:54:36

I agree, I think DVD Shrink is just used to extract DVD images etc. Super DVD Creator seems to only convert the file from WMV to VOB. So I am then left with only a VOB file. I read somewhere that I need to create the BUP and IFO files (using ifoedit) and then burn the compilation to a DVD. I did that and all the players I try do not recognize the format.

If there is an easier way, I am all ears. :)


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#14
January 9, 2008 at 10:37:58

Do you have a free (or trial) version of SuperDVD Creator? Like I said earlier, my version creates all the files and even burns to disc. Something must be wrong with your copy.

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#15
January 9, 2008 at 10:59:57

I'm only using the trial version. It just says "VOB Creator". And it just converts the WMV and throws the VOB into a default folder.

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#16
January 9, 2008 at 11:23:44

Darn! Well I'm sorry ari33. I'm afraid I can't be of any help. Have you considered purchasing the full version?

If you seldom make DVDs and can't justify the cost, maybe you have a friend with a full version of Superdvd Creator or Nero that will help you out. I have version 7 of Nero and it does the job.


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#17
January 9, 2008 at 12:58:11

I have the full version of Nero 8 I think it is but it doesn't give me any option to burn a WMV onto a DVD to be playable on any DVD player. Thats why I downloaded the free trial of super dvd to convert it to a VOB first and then use Nero to burn.

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#18
January 9, 2008 at 13:14:49

If you have the full version of Nero 8, I can't understand why it doesn't have the option of creating a DVD.

Try this: Open My Computer, Go to 'C:\Program Files', open the 'Nero' folder, then look for a 'Nero Vision' folder and open it, look for a 'nerovision.exe' file. Note that if you don't have the 'show extensions' option enabled, you won't see the 'EXE'. Double click on that file. It 'should' open up a window where you can select 'Make DVD'.

If it doesn't, I am at a loss.


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#19
January 9, 2008 at 13:22:21

I think I might know the problem.
I suspect that you do not have a DVD burner.
Am I right?
Or is it an external burner?

Nero will not give you the DVD options if it doesn't detect a DVD burner connected to the system.


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#20
January 9, 2008 at 14:25:54

"Nero will not give you the DVD options if it doesn't detect a DVD burner connected to the system."

or, if you do not select DVD from the drive type select list.

Michael J


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#21
January 9, 2008 at 14:38:25

I have the feeling that you hit the nail on the head Michael. :-)

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#22
January 14, 2008 at 12:23:55

Another scenario. I downloaded a movie and it came as a bunch or RAR files. I extracted the RAR's which then made an ISO. I used DVD Shrink to backup the movie. It made all the VOB/BUP/IFO files I need. So I burned to a DVD using Nero like any other movie, but again my DVD players will not read the disc.

If I try to play it on my PC it works fine. But the DVD players say "Unformat".


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#23
January 14, 2008 at 12:48:38

Are you sure you used the "Movie" option in Nero when burning the disc and didn't just burn it as a data disc? If it was an ISO why did you run it through DVDShrink? If it was small enough to fit on a DVD you could have just burned the ISO (as an ISO not a data disc).

Michael J


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#24
January 15, 2008 at 08:51:08

Tried burning as an ISO and didn't work. Thats why I backed it up using DVD Shrink. And yes, I am sure I burnt the DVD as a Movie, not a data disc.

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#25
July 29, 2008 at 12:43:42

I too am using a full version of Super DVD Creator. It first creates vob file in a folder then it wants to to burn those files to disk but my disk will not work on my dvd player but they will work on my PC and Mac. Not sure why I can play them on my home dvd player

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