dvd player not play homemade dvd, but pc will

June 7, 2011 at 13:46:06
Specs: Windows XP
dvd player says no disc, but dvd plays on pc, i have copied a clip from my camcorder and it plays ok on my computer, when i put it into the disc drive on my tv and also a dvd player, it says 'no disc' on one and 'wrong disc' on the other,
do i have to get a different type of blank disc?

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June 7, 2011 at 14:13:20
You said you copied a clip. This would suggest that your DVD player can't play that format.

You need to create a standard DVD video format disc. You should have burning software that came with the PC or the burner. Use that to create a DVD video disc.

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June 7, 2011 at 14:34:34
i didn't get any burning software with the pc, i tested a short video clip off my camcorder, copied it to my computer, and then copied it to a blank disc, and it was doing that ok and i played it back on my computer, that was fine, so i then put it into my dvd player, and it said 'no disc'
is there software available that i need to buy? if so, what would i have to get?, it is so frustrating, that it copies to a disc but wont play on a normal dvd player.
Thanks for your help,and any more help would be greatly appreciated,
would i need a certain type of blank dvd to play in my dvd player?, the one i am using (or tried using) is DVD+R recordable,4.7GB Data maxwell

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June 7, 2011 at 14:36:06
ps, the computer i am using is emachines desktop with a built in dvd. windows vista i think it is on, or xp

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June 7, 2011 at 15:36:39
Most stand-alone DVD players these days will play both DVD+R and DVD-R, the problem is how you are creating the disc. Your DVD player cannot read the format that your camcorder produces. You will need to either download software or go buy it at a store. You can Google DVD video creating software and get a lot of hits or you can go to an electronics store like Best Buy ar a dept store like Walmart and get it in their computer department. Roxio and Nero are probably the two most popular burning softwares but they are more expensive. You can probably find something cheaper.

Here's one that's free and it says it burns video DVD's. Just make sure you select the video DVD option.


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June 21, 2011 at 09:59:22
Leefreshlee, we've already established what the issue is here, you're just repeating what I've already said.

And she doesn't need to spend $30 dollars on DVD Creator, the free software I mentioned will work just fine.

"Everything is to be paid for.."
Yeah, maybe if your an idiot and don't know where to look for free stuff that is just as good.

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