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Windows 7: Need Help with burning a dvd

13 Feb 2012   #1
zackp00

windows 7 Home
 
 
Need Help with burning a dvd

Ok I have some flv videos and burn them on a dvd disk but it says error when I try to play it. I think I need to convert them over to something but I have no idea where to start. Sorry I'm new here and aint ever burnt a successful dvd yet. So I had look for help. Tell me what I need to download and what to burn it with etc. I'm VERY dumb at this so try make it as simple as possible thanks. And I've tried downloading this dvdflick software but every time stops loading...


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13 Feb 2012   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

For converting I'll suggest Fremake : Free Video Converter| MP4 FLV 3GP AVI MKV DVD| FREE Download

For burning DVD's you may look here : Windows DVD Maker - How to Use
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13 Feb 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Another option:

1. Convert to .avi with Format Factory. Here is a little tutorial I made how to use it:

2. Burn it with DVD Flick. Those DVDs will also work on normal DVD players.
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13 Feb 2012   #4
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It looks like whs beat me to it

Yes format factory is the best in my opinion.

You can convert just about anything into just about anything.

Ultimate video options any resolution you want

5.1 surround in vob format or any other format for that matter for free where as others want $$$

but most important it will do your flv

It is fairly simple.

I think you will like it as it can also do pictures and music conversions
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13 Feb 2012   #5
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

If your having trouble after trying as suggested above, install K Lite Codec Pack
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13 Feb 2012   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You can save yourself a lot of time doing conversions if you can get either a DVD player that can play divx/avi/wmv or a set top box such as WD or one of the others. The set top box can generally play more formats in HD resolution.

Also this conversion software has a batch mode:
TEncoder 1.7.1 - VideoHelp.com Downloads
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13 Feb 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
If your having trouble after trying as suggested above, install K Lite Codec Pack
Installing a Codec pack can be deadly for the system. Don't do it.
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13 Feb 2012   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zackp00 View Post
Ok I have some flv videos and burn them on a dvd disk but it says error when I try to play it. I think I need to convert them over to something but I have no idea where to start. Sorry I'm new here and aint ever burnt a successful dvd yet. So I had look for help. Tell me what I need to download and what to burn it with etc. I'm VERY dumb at this so try make it as simple as possible thanks. And I've tried downloading this dvdflick software but every time stops loading...
To start with I would reecommend that you go with StalkeR's recommendation of using Freemake's Free Video converter Free Video Converter| MP4 FLV 3GP AVI MKV DVD| FREE Download , which is eminently suitable for newbies. It can straight away join,convert, and burn your videos to DVD.

As you grow in confidence and stature, you may explore other avenues for tweaking the video conversion.

And as recommended by whs be wary of installing codec packs. Too many codec packs can spoil the broth.
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13 Feb 2012   #9
zackp00

windows 7 Home
 
 

Ok guys I'm stoked I found this forum. Thank You all I just got one burnt but it don't have no audio on it. I burnt it through the freemake one suggested above. Any tips or know why this happened with this program and if I can't get it I will try the other one you all suggested.
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13 Feb 2012   #10
zackp00

windows 7 Home
 
 

The reason I'm doing this is to have music videos instead of just the cd since my vehicle has built in tv's. Sorry if I'm a pain...lol
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