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Need assistance with burning DVD's

  1. I have a computer that was put together. I have a LG Internal Super Multi DVD Rewriter that should burn dvd's! Recently i've been trying to burn some movies onto them so i can watch them on tv. I'm using Memorex 16x 4.7gb DVD-R and i've used like two or three different burning programs but im not sure if its the discs, disc drive, or burning programs. So far i've used ImgBurn and Windows Media Player but neither of them worked on my xbox nor DVD Player.
  2. Computerpete

    Computerpete TS Rookie Posts: 151

  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    If you're using Win 7, Windows DVD Maker works great...With Xp, i always used either Roxio or Nero.
  4. ADudeNamedJoe13

    ADudeNamedJoe13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still need help

    im trying to use ImgBurn but when i put the disc into my xbox it says "Mixed Media Disc." I've used ImgBurn and i've burnt DVD-R and DVD+R dics using the top four buttons on the opening ImgBurn screen. I dont think it's my drive because i can always see the burnt area on the discs. I've tried two different movies with avi and mpeg formats but i really dont know what the problem is :((((
  5. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    Are you actually burning the movies into DVD format? As in, the movies are being converted first by the burning program from AVI or MPEG to DVD format.
  6. ADudeNamedJoe13

    ADudeNamedJoe13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im honestly not sure. does ImgBurn do that itself? cuz so far i'm just trying to burn the mpeg and avi formats directly to the disc by pressing one of the four buttons. what format do i have to convert them to?
  7. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    I'm not familer with ImgBurn, but it does sound as though you're not burning them properly.

    If you're just slapping the movie on the disc, it will come out as a data disc...To make a DVD, you have to have the option of "Create a DVD".

    What OS you running?
  8. ADudeNamedJoe13

    ADudeNamedJoe13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    windows xp. yeah i dont think im burning a dvd. i think your right and im just burning a data dvd. i think i need to convert the mpeg or avi file to a .iso but i dont know how to convert them. you know of any programs where it will do that for me and create the dvd, or do you know of any programs that can convert files to .iso?
  9. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    Here, Windows DVD Maker. It's free, simple to use, and all you have to do is put your movie in, then create a menu (or just click next and accept the default), then it'll start making a DVD.

    Burning a DVD can take a while depending on the movie size, so don't be surprised if it's taking a long time.

    http://www.windows-dvd-maker.com/
  10. ADudeNamedJoe13

    ADudeNamedJoe13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you sir. i appreciate it man. i'll let you know how it turns out
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    No probs, i'll look forward to hearing from ya :)
     
  12. ADudeNamedJoe13

    ADudeNamedJoe13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey it says i need to buy it cuz its a trial version and it will only convert half the video, can i get a keygen to buy it or can i just keep hittin "Later" lol?
  13. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

  14. ADudeNamedJoe13

    ADudeNamedJoe13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you so much sir :). you were right. i was burning mpeg to discs and i needed to convert them to .iso files first :DDDDD. i am now watching drillbit taylor thanks to you lol (i love that little fat kid in it lol). i'll try the other program too cuz i dont wanna keep hitting later lol. thank you very much sir :DDDD
  15. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Did you check the CD that came with your DVD writer ?

    I got Power Producer free.
  16. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    No problem pal...Enjoy :)
  17. ADudeNamedJoe13

    ADudeNamedJoe13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok one last question. is it possible to put a movie that is more than 120 minutes onto a disc that says 120 min/4.7gb?
  18. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    You might be able to squeeze a few more minutes of normal video on, as the "120 minute" isn't an absolute limit. Other ways are stuff like compressing the file, or lowering the bit rate.

    But for the best quality DVD's, i'de just get a duel layered DVD burner, then get some DVD-R DL discs. Capacity of these are 8.54GB and 240 minutes of video time.


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