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PC burned dvds for any dvd player possible?

Q: PC burned dvds for any dvd player possible?

I downloaded &burned 2 movies on my PC.
They are: Things To Come from it is MPEG2
and The Giant Gila Monster from it is .avi
The dvds play fine on my PC but I'd like to be able to play them on any dvd player is this possible?

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A:Computer-burned DVDs won't play on home DVD player

DVD Players require a DVD format.
Try using DVD Flick.
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A:Burned DVDs

Hi telscosasie,
Welcome to the forum.
Go to device manager & check the drivers, make sure they are up to date.
You might also like to try & re-boot:-

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Please let us know how this goes.
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A:Burned DVDs won't play

Try burning the DVD's in an .iso format. You have probably selected the wrong format in InfraRecorder . Go over the options carefully. I burn all my DVD's in the .iso format. They play fine on all my DVD players and my computer
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A:No Sound on Burned DVDs

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A:Burned DVDs Skip

for the first one, what kind of file / movie is it?
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A:Ripping Burned DVDs

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A:Need advice on burned DVDs

bump! Please help if you can. I'm not technologically-savvy, so I have no idea how to fix this DVD problem.

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A:Solved: Burned DVDs do not play on PV

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A:Acronis backups burned to DVDs

Originally Posted by glatzfront

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Since I've never used the built-in disk burning capabilities of either XP or Vista, I cannot be sure, but it would seem though that the disk being burned with Vista is not following standard protocols, which is why Acronis is having a hard time reading those disks.

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A:Burned data DVDs... corrupt?

What happens if you simply copy and paste them?
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A:Burned DVDs Show Pixels

Pixellation usually occurs when the quality setting is too low in your dvd creation software.
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A:burned dvds wont play

Are you converting them to DVD video format (MPEG2) or just burning them as data in their native format (WMV, AVI, etc)?

Does your DVD player support formats other than MPEG2?
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A:DVD drive won't read NEW DVDs it has burned

Hi there

DVD's should be FINALIZED before they will read in different DVD drives / standard DVD players etc. You might still have a session open on Multi-session.

Check also HOW you are burning DVD's - there's quite a few different things -- for example data (as a DVD-ROM), as an .ISO as a VIDEO DVD as a DVD rip etc etc. DVD authoring also requires a different setup such as "cloning" or copying DVD's. Also are the DVD's Double layer or what. All sorts of possible things here.

Subject is a bit too complex without more info.

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A:trouble with burned DVDs on dvd players

Try burning at a slower rate,,,,,,,what burning software do you use....I use Convert X 3 and have no problems
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Run this wizard with the drives installed in the 4100, see if it finds any issues.

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Where have you downloaded these movies from? If its p2p, we can't help you.


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This could be a possibility -

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Go to Start | Run
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In the Left pane, find the following key:


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Click Edit | New | String Value
Call it EnableDVDUI
Double click on it to modify
type in Yes

Close regedit
Restart your computer
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