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Burning DVDs from XP Media Center

Q: Burning DVDs from XP Media Center

I use XP media center to record TV programs, but when I try to burn them on to DVDs I get the message "Unsupported file type". Is this because the programs are copyright protected?

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A: Burning DVDs from XP Media Center

Well, maybe.

However, maybe the file type isn't actually supported. You may need extra software to convert it to a DVD format, depending on which burning program you use.
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A:Burning DVDs with Media Center

Use an encoding software like Virtual Dub or TMPGENC to get the file size down.Then you can burn them on DVDs.
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I had a problem when i tried to use Sonic MyDVD when i had it, i could not burn big files.

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I have downloaded and installed a codex pack for XP. but that didn't help at all.

I just remembered, I also get that dumb popup message right after I boot up, even if I don't try to run Media Center.

Help! Please?

A:Media Center won't play DVDs

Hello Darrell

The message is referring to starting up a program such as Power DVD which will have all the necessary codecs.

I don`t know which codec pack you have installed.
Uninstall it and install K-Lite Codec Pack (Full) and see if that helps
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Have you installed the DVD codecs?

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Basicly Media Center or Media Player can't play DVDs after a restart, unless I pre-play the movie in VLC.

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A:Windows 7 Media Center can't play DVDs

The funny thing is, that if I rip the dvd to my harddrive, then I can play the movie fine, from Media Center.

So it is just, when I have a dvd-disc I can't play the movie.
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I know the issue is not with my physical DVD drive because of the following reasons:
I am presently dual-booting XP Pro SP3 and Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. The former can play DVDs just fine.VLC Player on Windows 8 can also play DVDs just fine.

I'm curious if there's any way to get this to work on Windows Media Center on Windows 8, then, because I paid for the upgrade from Pro to Pro with Media Center, after all.

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If the DVD is copy protected, and your monitor is not HDCP enabled, then that could be the problem. You wouldn't see this on XP because XP doesn't have HDCP requirements.
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Use a program like PowerDVD, it works much better for DVD's.
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A:Media Player 10/Center refuses to play DVDs?

It didn't work with the K-Lite codec package installed?

Well anyways...have you tried playing them with other software on the machine?
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A:Windows Media Center Unable to Play DVDs

DVD works for me in WMC or any other media player I have. Did you try installing a codec pack like K-Lite? Does the DVD work in any other media player for you such as Windows Media Player?

The reason VLC works for you is because VLC has the codecs built into it. However, I find it better to have codecs installed systemwide so that any media player will work (since they all can access the same codecs).

Sure, if you want to play everything through VLC, then you don't need to worry. But by installing codecs systemwide, no matter what program you happen to be using, the movie/video will work.
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Can you rightclick the file propperties and advise which type of file it is?
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A:problem burning video DVD in Media Center

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A:Media center cd burning problem / un-userfriendly interface

You can either play the songs or rip them. A ripping program is not going to allow you to listen to the songs and a player is not going to let you rip them. All programs work that way. I use Nero Express to create a CD and I use Windows Media Player to listen to them.
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A:Copying DVDs to Windows Media Center on Windows 7

What do you mean by "rip"? You want to save standard DVD videos like what you buy at Wal-Mart to your hard drive?

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A:Burning DVDs

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are you trying to use the dvd on a dvd player or just use the dvd as storage
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you need to encode them right,
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A:Burning DVDs

Firstly, what you are describing IS piracy, IS copyright infringement, and IS illegal.

And even if your friend gets a DVD writer, there is still CSS encryption on the DVD. This means that, for example, if he was to copy the files from the DVD onto his hard drive and then try to play it, it would not work very well at all, because 1/4 of the content he had copied to his HDD would be gibberish.

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I use Sonic MyDVD version 5.
MyDVD does not have all the bells but its the most stable program I have used by far!
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A:BSOD when Burning DVDs


What type of usb 2.0 controller?
This may be a suspect. I had one so I could run
external cd burner (Iomega). Things where fine until
Seems to me it was an Adaptec aspi package that caused my errors.
d/load and install the latest aspi from Here
It may not matter if you have any adaptec products or not.
G'Luck :giddy:
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A:BSOD burning dvds

Hello Sara -Was this the only report from Blue Screen View, or did you only post the last dump ??You should have had 3 or 4 I would think - Please re-run and check, directions below ->>Please download BlueScreenView (in zip file)Extract (right-click > Extract all) the contents of on the BlueScreenView.exe file, to run the program. (No installation is required.)When scanning is done (usually complete by the time the interface appears), go ...Edit > Select AllFile > Save Selected Items, and save the report to your Desktop as BSOD.txt.Close the BlueScreenView window... ... ...Open BSOD.txt using Notepad and go ... .... ..Edit > Select AllEdit > Copy, and then paste the entire contents of the text file into your next reply.Thank You -
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A:problems with burning dvds

Hi Gbizkit and welcome to TSF !

At what speed does your burner read regular DVD's (DVD you bought) ? Are you still using the same media brand as before ? Can you read the DVD's you burned at the normal speed on another computer ?

What's your burner brand and model ? If you don't know you can find out in the device manager (start => run => devmgmt.msc) under DVD/CD-rom drives. Check on the burner's manufacturer website whether the media you're using are fully compatible with your burner.

Use kprobe to test the quality of the burning. Ideally PIF should be under 5 and PI under 50. If it's more than ten times that then you should seriously consider writing at a slower speed to ensure that you'll still be able to read those DVD's in 3 or 4 years.

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May you avoid to interfere in hardware...

Originally Posted by voncreme

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try that one please