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Old 03-28-2018, 11:51 AM
 
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Yes Windows Explorer burns the files as data. But they do play on laptops and desktops.
The table player we have does accept DVD-R and one format which is MPEG2.
That format still does not play on the table top DVD player.

The media despite being old works fine as friends burned a few videos using some of our media. They also used Windows Explorer and sending their burned videos to relatives and I have told them they won't play on a DVD player, only on a computer.

Format is the issue and with Windows Explorer at least we do not get to set a project.
I'll look into Windows Movie Maker and try with that.
Thanks.

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Old 03-29-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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This is what I use, for the record:

Learn How to Burn Windows Movie Maker Video to DVD with Windows Movie Maker to DVD Converter

Any Video Converter has not let me down in 5 years.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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This is what I use, for the record:

Learn How to Burn Windows Movie Maker Video to DVD with Windows Movie Maker to DVD Converter

Any Video Converter has not let me down in 5 years.
I have AVC. Works great but in the long format list for common video formats I only see those in the photo below.

Windows Movie Maker is on my XP system and able to be used.
I have Windows DVD Maker on the Windows 7 system. I did get a partial video burned with that but when it was played on a table top DVD player it had no audio only video.
I'll try again using your links.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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Some DVD players will only play, -R or +R... some neither. This has nothing to do with the data but the disc itself, it will never work if that is the problem. Unless you have successfully used -R before that might be culprit. Could juts be a bad disc also....
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:41 PM
 
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The table player we have does accept DVD-R and one format which is MPEG2.
That format still does not play on the table top DVD player.
It may only work with DVD compliant MPEG2. As test in your converter set the output resolution to 720*480, bitrate 6000kbps and use PCM audio. If it accepts only DVD compliant video that should play.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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We got them burned with ashampoo.

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/...ng-studio-free
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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DVDs, to be playable on DVD players, require a specific data structure, and specific file types. From Wikipedia:
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A DVD volume for the DVD-Video format has the following structure of directories and files:[18][19]

Layout of files for DVD-Video
Layout of files for DVD-Video
AUDIO_TS directory: empty or not present on DVD-Video discs; contains files only on DVD Audio discs; it is also known as an Audio Title Sets directory; included on DVD-Video discs for compatibility reasons
VIDEO_TS directory: stores all data for the DVD-Video; it is also known as a Video Title Sets directory. This directory is required to be present on a DVD-compliant disc.
Video Manager (VMG) files:
VIDEO_TS.IFO file: the Video Manager (VMG) information file – stores control and playback information for the entire DVD – e. g. the First Play PGC (Program Chain),[20] locations of all Video Title Sets (VTS), table of titles, number of volumes, domains for multiple languages and regional and parental control settings, information about subtitles, audio tracks, etc. This file is required to be present on a DVD-compliant disc.[21]
VIDEO_TS.BUP file: the backup copy of the VIDEO_TS.IFO file. It is part of Video Manager (VMG).
VIDEO_TS.VOB file: the first-play Video Object of the DVD-Video disc, usually a copyright notice or a menu. It is part of Video Manager (VMG). This file is not required to be present on a DVD-compliant disc.
Video Title Set (VTS) files:
VTS_01_0.IFO file: stores control and playback information for the Video Title Set 01 – e. g. information about chapters, subtitles and audio tracks. A "VTS_zz_0.IFO" file (where "zz" is from 01 to 99) is required to be present on each VTS.[22]
VTS_01_0.BUP file: a backup copy of the VTS_01_0.IFO file. This file is required to be present on a DVD-compliant disc. It is part of Video Title Set (VTS).
VTS_01_0.VOB file: Video Title Set 01, Video Object 0, contains the menu for this title. This file is not required to be present on a DVD-compliant disc.
VTS_01_1.VOB file: Video Title Set 01, Video Object 1, contains the video for this title. At least one file "VTS_zz_1.VOB" is required in the VTS and each "VTS_zz_x". DVD-Video can contain up to 99 (1–99) titles with max 10 (0–9) VOB files each. The last possible VOB file is VTS_99_9.VOB.
… etc.
IFO files store control and playback information – e. g. information about chapters, subtitles and audio tracks. They do not store any video or audio data or subtitles.

BUP files are only backups of the IFO files.
Software designed to burn DVD will do all the work for you and burn the DVD. Like others, I haven't burned a disk in years, but used to do it a lot. At one time, the type of disk mattered. Don't think it does now.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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DVDs, to be playable on DVD players, require a specific data structure, and specific file types. From Wikipedia:

Software designed to burn DVD will do all the work for you and burn the DVD. Like others, I haven't burned a disk in years, but used to do it a lot. At one time, the type of disk mattered. Don't think it does now.
No and like you said it is all about VTS files of which I never knew.
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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Thanks for the followup! Didn't know that program was still around!
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