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Windows 7: Problem Burning

26 Jan 2010   #1
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 
Problem Burning

I did do a burn once with my computer (a new one bought on 1/1/10), labeled as a Data Disc that only works on my PS3 wo which I have no problem at all. It was one disc with three movies, around 700 MB a piece. But now, wanting to something on the same type and brand of discs I used before (not reusing the same one, just using more from the pile), I can't seem to burn anything right. And after 4 non-rewritable DVDs wasted, I need help.

I have the following: Nero 9, Windows DVD Maker, and DVDVideoSoft. I used one of them to do the first burn, now none of them seem to be working (though, because it wants to be set in minutes and nothing I can do to change that, DVD Maker is out of the question). The only thing is that, when I put those bad discs in, anything on there said they were unsupported, and that goes for both the PS3 and a regular DVD player. They play fine on the computer, so what seems to be wrong?

I need help, please.


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26 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What are you burning? A movie, files?

You said you burned files once. Can you do it again?
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26 Jan 2010   #3
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

I'm trying to burn movie/TV episodes on a DVD. Now, originally, I burned successfully a DVD with three movies, and it works even tofay. Now, trying to do this, I get messages from my PS3 and DVD playter stating unsupported. Even Nero has more than one way to burn things like this, and I feel I tried them all. That's why I say there has to be a problem. Is there a way to know if the files I using are compatitable? Anything compatitable?
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28 Jan 2010   #4
Gildor

 
 

What file formats are you trying to burn? Your player has to support the types of files you are feeding it. Most modern players can play a variety of file types such as mp4 or avi. However, there are few, if any, that I know of that can play mkv files for instance.
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28 Jan 2010   #5
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

That's what they are: all of them are avi. At first, I thought because one of the things I wanted to burn was from youtube, that could've caused an affect. But no, the others that aren't that were affected too. Maybe it's what I downloaded? Maybe they aren't good via burning. I don't know.
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28 Jan 2010   #6
Gildor

 
 

Its hard to say, really. Even though they are avi, it still could be a problem. Avi is just a container format for various types of video file formats. Many players can be picky about what kind of files they play even if they are contained in an avi. Certainly, if you are downloading videos from YouTube or from anywhere else on the Net where the video format can vary, its a crap shoot whether your player can handle the videos you are getting.

If that's the case, you'll need to re-encode them into formats your players can handle before you burn them to disk.
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29 Jan 2010   #7
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

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If that's the case, you'll need to re-encode them into formats your players can handle before you burn them to disk.
You mean changing file extensions? If so, then into what? I don't have any DVD-Rs because, trying to figure this out, made me waste every DVD-R I had. Now I'm out and can't be reused, since they weren't RWs.
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29 Jan 2010   #8
Gildor

 
 

Well, yes, changing extensions is one way of putting it, although you are actually changing the format of the information in the file. What type of format to change into depends on the types of formats your player can handle. To my knowledge, most can handle wmv, mp2, and in most cases mp4. They should be able to play avi files if the underlying video is one of the playable formats.
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10 Feb 2010   #9
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry for the late reply:

What is the best way, or best program, to re-encode something that says avi into a true avi, or making sure that whatever I get that should work on a DVD, DOES work on a DVD?

I keep on going back to the first buirn, one DVD-R containing the three Zeta Gundam anime movies: all worked, and all were avi's. But now, with episodes of another anime series, Turn-A Gundam, that are also in avi, they aren't going in. That's what I have problems with that led to this topic.

Would you like a link to one episode, maybe to check out for yourself that could be going on?
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11 Feb 2010   #10
Gildor

 
 

No such thing as "true avi". You need to determine what formats your player can play. I am talking formats like mp2, mp4, h.264, etc, not just avi.

Anime is all over the place in terms of format. You can try a program called Gspot to get the codec information for your files. You can use something like Handbrake to re-encode.
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