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3 Attempts, 3 Discs Wasted...here's what i tried, any ideas? =/

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  1. enjoisx

    enjoisx Member

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    hey i finally got a dvd burner last night(LiteOn 20x DVD Writer to be exact) and i bought a package of maxell DVD-R discs which say they support up to 16x speeds. i've read about 4 guides on here and looked up a few specific terms which i was a bit fuzzy on, and i'm pretty confident i know what i'm doing. now what i was trying to do was take a divx file and get it on the disc to play in my dvd player. here's what i did in my 3 attempts(3 discs down the drain =/):

    Attempt 1 - i used WinAVI Converter to convert the divx file into DVD files(it successfully created a folder which included the Audio_TS and Video_TS subdirectories). then i used Nero 6 express to burn said "DVD-Video Files." nero already had the audio and video ts folders set up so i just copied what was in my converted video_ts folder to the one in nero. the audio_ts folder was empty so i left it alone. then i burned the disc at 16x...and i didn't find out till later that it's not a good idea to use that high of a speed. this leads me to attempt #2...

    Attempt 2 - i did everything above except this time i burned the disc at 4x speed...still no luck

    Attempt 3 - this time i followed THIS GUIDE as closely as possible, substituting DVD Decrypter with ImgBurn since that was the closest working program i could find. i converted the files made with WinAVI Converter in attempt #1 into an ISO with Folder2ISO and then i followed all instructions used for ImgBurn. i even selected verify, hoping it would tell me if there were any problems after the disc was finished. then i burned the disc at 4x, it verified everything, and i got the burn successful message at the end. still wouldn't work in the dvd player =/

    the weird thing about all of this is that ALL 3 dvds that i've just burned play PERFECTLY fine with my computer's dvd player, but when i stick it in my regular player it says "NO PLAY" in the status window and on screen a big message pops up saying something like "This type of disc cannot be played. Please insert a different disc." also, i have burned vcd's before which work great on my dvd player...i know they're totally different but i just don't see what could be wrong. i appreciate any help very much.
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Just to be sure, your standalone player says it will accept DVD-R?
    Also you made sure that when the AVI files were converted, you specified NTSC (I assume you are in North America) and not PAL..
     
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    honestly i'm not sure how to tell if my standalone player accepts DVD-R discs(i lost the manual). however, on the front of it the label reads "Panasonic DVD/CD Player DVD-RV32" but i have no idea if that means anything. and i have read about the PAL and NTSC region codes but i can't find any options to set those in the conversion programs i've used(WinAVI Converter and Folder2ISO). i really hope there's a way to get this to work =/
     
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    It should be ok with DVD-R.

    Bring the AVI into this program.

    http://dl.afterdawn.com/vsoDivxToDVD_setup_v0.5.2b.exe
    Import the file(s) (AVI, MPEG, VOB)
    Output (standard DVD file format) to a folder on the HDD.
    Set 'Aspect' to 4:3 (if you have a regular tv)
    Set 'Standard' to NTSC (if you live in North America)

    Make sure you select NTSC if you live in North America and burn with ImgBurn or Nero.
     
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    i downloaded that program a little while ago, and i set the options up like you said..but then when i went to record it asked if i wanted to continue because the program was just a trial and a watermark would appear in the picture or something like that. do you know anything about that? is the watermark going to ruin the dvd?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    This isn't a trial program, it's a freeware version of ConvertXtoDVD, without the extras.There is no watermark.
     
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    attar thank you so much. for some reason i was trying to download the shareware version of ConvertDivxtoDVD thinking that's what you were linking me too but after you told me it was a freeweare version i clicked your link and there it was lol. it took a while but it was worth it, got the movie working perfectly now. thanks again.
     
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    Okey-Dokey.
     

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