Playing burnt dvds on my home dvd player

March 2, 2010 at 16:13:48
Specs: Windows XP

Perhaps this questions has been covered however I cannot find an answer.My laptop burnt DVD's willnot play on my home JVC brand dvd player. The JVC player is about 5 years old. Any suggestions.

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March 2, 2010 at 16:51:31

What are you burning onto the DVD's?

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March 2, 2010 at 17:58:09

Most older DVD players will only play the DVD format. Newer players can also play AVI and MPEG files.

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March 2, 2010 at 18:14:19

Take one of your home dvd's out and view it on your computer.
Look for the file types. You may have to unhide.

It could be that your computer also is using a special way to use dvd's. It might be using UDF.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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March 2, 2010 at 18:45:08

Thanks for the prompt reply.I'm trying to play a dvd that has a burnt movie download. The dvd will play fine on my laptop but will not play on my home dvd player.

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March 2, 2010 at 19:24:32

"I'm trying to play a dvd that has a burnt movie download"

That still doesn't answer the question. What type of file is it? Is it a compressed copy of a retail movie DVD? Or is it a movie you downloaded online, thru the torrents maybe? If it's an AVI or MPEG movie as was mentioned above, you'd need a DVD player that supports DivX or better yet, DivX Ultra (about $40 at Walmart). I got mine thru the Philips Outlet - $18 shipped.

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March 2, 2010 at 19:37:24

Thanks very much. Yes, it is a movie downloaded thru a torrent. The discs will play on the laptop but not on my home dvd player. No picture, no sound. Is DivX Ultra a program, I'm not familiar with that technology. No Philips outlets where I live, but there is a Walmart. Thanks for all your help.

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March 2, 2010 at 20:15:51

There is the option of downloading a program that will convert your videos to the DVD format. They should play on your player.

Free DVD converter programs:

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March 2, 2010 at 20:30:42

Search the torrents for ConvertXtoDvD

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March 3, 2010 at 22:42:26

Are you sure your player can handle the type of DVDs you burned?

My Mother-in-law was recently given some DVDs by a relative with home movies on them. They would play in my newer DVD player but not in her older one. Upon checking the owner's manual for her player, I found that she was trying to play DVD-R discs in a player that only supported DVD+R media. After I burned her a new set of DVD+R discs all was well.

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March 4, 2010 at 07:50:35

Thanks you for your reply. Yes, inded this could be the problem. My DVD player is 5-6 years old.I am trying to play DVD+RW burnt discs that will play on my laptop just fine. My home DVD player will not read them. The discs were copied from a flash drive. The flash drive will play the movies on my laptop as well.

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