Solved View DVD on Laptop but not DVD Player

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January 30, 2013 at 16:23:39
Specs: Windows 8, amd e series e 300/4gb
Trying to move old vhs tapes to dvd. bought a diamond one touch video capture and successfully recorded the vhs tape to my computer.

When I burn this to a DVD it appears to burn it as a Data File versus a DVD that I can play.

I can watch the video when I click on the recorded dvd on my laptop------but I can not view it when put in the dvd player

I have tried recording this vhs in 3 formats dvd vcd and ,svcd. All give me the same result when I burn to a dvd----I want the dvd to play the recording when put in my dvd player---help

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January 30, 2013 at 17:49:34
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You need to use DVD burning software that can burn the disc in the standard DVD video format. It sounds like you are just burning it as a data DVD and it isn't setting up the DVD in the correct format.

If your DVD player is older, try using DVD-R discs. Old players could not read the DVD+R discs. And don't use rewritable discs. And if all that doesn't work, try a different brand of disc. Some players prefer different brands of discs.

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January 30, 2013 at 18:52:52
do you have any recommendations for dvd burning software?

I read about Img burn -and it sounds like that may work--are you familiar with it?

I have been burning to dvd+r disks. Someone else gave me a video recorded to the identical type and brand of disk and it works so I am thinking the disk is not the problem.

thanks for your feedback

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January 30, 2013 at 18:55:20
As per response #1, you need to look in your burning software for "Burn a DVD" rather than "Burn a Data DVD" (the words might vary).

I overlapped with response above.

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January 30, 2013 at 19:00:38
What you need is a burner that will produce a VIDEO_TS folder containing IFO/VOB/BUP files.

Nero will do it if you have it onboard.

ImgBurn is a good program but it is for creating an image rather than what you are after.

DVDStyler might be the best one look at:
I've used this for your situation.

CDBurnerXP freebie is OK for DVD's up to Windows 7 (despite it having CD and XP in its name):
Looks like it should work on Win 8 but I've not tried it on that. It's a very simple program.

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January 30, 2013 at 19:26:40

If you been reading my #4, check again because I've been amending it.

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January 30, 2013 at 19:30:51
Thanks, ideally I would like find some good free software to accomplish this task

I bought this diamond one touch device to move the video from vhs tape to my computer

I thought moving these files to dvds would be easy---so far that has not been the case

I will check out CDBurnerXP. Thanks for your insight.

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January 30, 2013 at 19:31:43
Here's some more about DVD Styler:

That too is FREE, has lots of features and is quite light.

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