Solved Recorded mpg file will not play on DVD player

October 6, 2013 at 08:49:25
Specs: Windows 7, 4
Am recording old beta tapes to my computer then writing them to a dvd. The format I am saving them as has extension of mpg should I save them under a different file format? am recording them with Roxio 10
They will not player on a dvd player hooked to a tv.

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October 7, 2013 at 15:31:09
Figured it out my Roxio has an iso program that works great on it and fast.


#1
October 6, 2013 at 09:26:42
You cannot put a bunch of MPG's onto a DVD and expect them to play on an external DVD player attached to a TV.
You will have to record them like an ISO, then they will play on your external players. I use a pay program called ConvertXto DVD and it works great. I'm not sure if there are any good free ones, maybe just google for one.....good luck...

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October 6, 2013 at 18:15:06
"Free Video to DVD Converter" will do it nice and easily - I've used it for some time:
http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/product...

BUT they foist "Open Candy" on you. Fortunately this is only adverts during the download (temporary file) and is not serious. You can run MalwareBytes freebie after the program is installed (quick scan) and it will remove the temporary file - from here:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Keep an eye on this post for alternatives tho.

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#3
October 7, 2013 at 06:31:54
... a bit more.

The programs from DVDVideoSoft (my #2) are neat utilities but if you prefer to avoid the "Open Candy" then DVDFlick freebie does the job, here:
http://www.dvdflick.net/download.php

The only comment I would make is that DVDFlick is a bit slow doing the encoding, although the actual burning is quite quick.

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October 7, 2013 at 15:31:09
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Figured it out my Roxio has an iso program that works great on it and fast.

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October 7, 2013 at 16:08:44
Glad to hear you sorted it - many ways. Thx for letting us know.

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#6
October 7, 2013 at 23:15:04
'Figured it out my Roxio has an iso program that works great on it and fast.'
I really don't think you understand....you actually NEED a DVD software to make the movie playable on a standalone player attached to a TV....

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October 8, 2013 at 08:03:13
Roxio does have that feature:
http://www.roxio.co.uk/

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December 12, 2013 at 08:38:45
Re #8.

Thanks for the interesting information. However the poster sorted this issue in early October and is using Windows 7.

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