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  • Started 3 years ago by cinque8
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cinque8
Posts: 104

Hi,

I recently made a DVD out of a party video that I took with my camcorder. The DVD wil play fine on laptops but will not play on DVD players connected to a TV. I have tried it on several TVs and it won't play. The DVD is MPEG format. Does anyone know what the problem is?

Thanks,

-cinque8

Posted 3 years ago
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windows2050
Posts: 117

Maybe the DVD is not supported by the DVD players u been using?
Just a though im sure some one with more expertise well have some better imput.

Posted 3 years ago
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marks100
Posts: 4507

what software did you use to burn it ?

mark.

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cinque8
Posts: 104

I used the LITEON EZ-DUB DVD burner and the software that came with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Lite-EZ-.....B000CF3QTA

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gbarn88347
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What software are you using to make the DVD some software enables you to select the vidio format for your country, I personaly use AVS Video converter, software and it seems to default to the wrong format for what we use in the united kingdom, and every time I make a DVD I have to reset the software to PAL (Phased Alternate Lines) Check your software is set corectly for the system you use in your country. view image at http://www.thurcastonwebsites.com/Settings.JPG note the Profile setting

Gary

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cinque8
Posts: 104

Ok I guess I better start from the beginning. I live in Los Angeles (USA). I needed a video camera for a party that was coming up. I noticed an ad on a free ad service call Craigs List for a video camera. I checked out the camera and it worked perfectly. I noticed that the lady that sold it to me had a slight foreign accent that I couldn't place, but thought nothing of it at the time. Later I noticed that the owners manual was written in English and Russian but still thought nothing of it, since the camera worked perfectly. However, it was when I tried to place the video on my laptop that I began to put the pieces together. Since this was a analog camera, I needed an analog to digital converter to place the video on my laptop. I bought the Ion Video 2 PC converter
http://www.ionaudio.com/produc.....video-2-pc However to convert the video I did have to select the PAL option because this was a European camera. But I thought that once the video was on my laptop that I was home free.

-cinque8

Posted 3 years ago
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LH
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So you need a PAL to to NTSC converter. Umm.

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ispalten
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You could be having one of three problems :

1) You created a DVD that is the media wrong type to be played on specific DVD players, that would be either a +R, -R, or RW meda. Check the spec's for the player to see if it will read that format.

2) Even if correct media is used, most DVD players will only play certain formats, that would be DVD format, MP3, AVI, etc.

3) Even though you were able to read via the program a PAL format, the OUTPUT might also be PAL. US Players (not computer DVD drives) can NOT play those unless you change the COUNTRY CODE in the player. Note that on some you can set it, some you can't, some have an ALL COUNTRY setting, and some do allow change, but only once.

What is the format of the output DVD you created? What files are on it?

Irv S.

Posted 3 years ago
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LH
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Note. Some DVD players allow up to 4 Country changes. After that it is dead. Irv says some are just once. So be careful. Try and convert by software if possible.

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cinque8
Posts: 104

All I know is that I used a R+ DVD, and the file extension on video file is .mpg. The only file on the DVD is the one party video

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ispalten
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I don't think all DVD player handle MPG files.

What you need to do is convert that MPG to DVD format to be sure it will run on any DVD player.

Here is a tutorial ON MAKING DVD'S FROM FILES that you should probably read.

Here are 2 programs you might want to try out, the first isn't free though :

http://www.vso-software.fr/pro....._x_to_dvd/
http://www.dvdflick.net/

Irv S.

Posted 3 years ago
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cinque8
Posts: 104

Thanks Irv,

I am reading the tutorials, I will get back to you in a day or two.

-cinque8

Posted 3 years ago
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cinque8
Posts: 104

Hey guys,

Tried to burn the DVD with Nero and got the following message:

Problem solved.

Thanks for the help!

-cinque8

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