Solved How to burn a DVD to play on DVD Player

Acer / Aspire 3050
June 27, 2011 at 16:40:41
Specs: Windows XP, 1.80GHz/1.75 GB of RAM
I have an Acer Aspire 3050 Service pack 3 32 bit
Windows XP Media Center Edition.
Is there a way that I can copy my home movies from a Panasonic SDR-S50 Video Camera to computer and then to a DVD-RW which will play on DVD Player.
I am an old geezer so I will need advice in simple terms please.

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#1
June 28, 2011 at 14:08:55
When you copy your videos to the PC, they be in DV format (probably with an AVI extension). They'll need to be converted for DVD. What you convert to depends on your DVD player. For a standard DVD format (that'll play on any DVD player) you need to convert to MPEGII (or VOB, depending on your burning software). Most DVD players these days are capable of playing DivX formatted files, so this may be an easier option (if your player is compatible).

Either way, you're going to need conversion software. There are a few freeware products available, but they vary in their ability to produce useful files. You'll also need burning software that's compatible with the format you've converted to. If you have a full version of Nero, you should have everything you need. Some other burning programs also have their own converters.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#2
June 29, 2011 at 08:43:00
✔ Best Answer
Try DVD flick,

http://www.dvdflick.net/

I use Winavi, but it's not free

http://video-converter.winavi.com/

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#3
June 29, 2011 at 14:15:45
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#4
July 7, 2011 at 07:38:31
Thank you Clive,
That is exactly what I was in need of. A no nonsense easy to understand solution to my question.
I downloaded dvdflick and it worked a treat.
I had videoed some of my old Super 8 home movies taken 40 years a go in the hope I could copy them to disk.
With your help, I can no do that.
Now I can give some of my old friends a copy of parts of the film they they would be interested in.
Thank you Clive for your advice. Even an old geezer like me could understand it.



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#5
July 7, 2011 at 08:02:46
Hi Sci-Guy,

Thank you for taking the trouble to advise me about burning a DVD.
I opted for the answer clive-pearce gave me, But only because it seemed the easiest answer to follow. I am afraid I get a little muddled with abbreviations. I am unable to remember what they stand for.
No doubt your advice would have got me there but I went for what appeared to me an easy option. And it worked.

Thank you again even so. Much appreciated


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#6
July 7, 2011 at 08:14:25
Hi Mavis,

Thank you for your advice about creating a DVD. I didn't get as far as your answer. I downloaded dvdflick as advised by clive-pearce.
It did the job fine.
none the less I want to thank you for taking the trouble to offer me advice.
I will copy it in case I may need it at a later date.


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#7
July 7, 2011 at 08:40:01
Hi Guider,

Thank you for offering advice regarding burning a DVD.
I used dvdflick as suggested by clive-pearce and found it did what was wanted. Even so, I appreciate your reply to my question.
Thank you again.


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#8
July 8, 2011 at 11:23:23
It's nice to get someone saying thanks.

All too often, people don't reply at all.

PS I'm an old geezer too

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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