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Windows movie maker--menu from dvd do not show on dvd player

Discussion in 'Convert video to another format' started by livia7916, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. livia7916

    livia7916 Member

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    I currently convert vhs tapes into my hard drive--used Nero Home--and then used Windows movie maker to convert to a hard copy--dvd. After I burn the movies, when I play the movie on a dvd player, the menu does not show on tv, but it shows on computer screen. How is this possible? Any input?? Thank you!!
     
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    I had the same problem. Basically, Windows Movie Maker does not finalize the disc after writing. Its usually noticeable on DVD-recordable decks, i.e., DVD players that can also record to DVD, because the DVD menu comes up fine on my DVD player that is read-only, but doesnt come up on my recordable DVD player. I couldnt figure out how to finalize the disc, but I was able to solve the problem by creating an ISO image of the DVD and then reburning to another DVD using a free utility called ImgBurn.

    First, go to imgburn.com and download ImgBurn (its free).

    Insert the DVD that you just burned using Windows Movie Maker and select Mode > Discovery from the menu and youll see a bunch of information scroll up on the field on the right. More than likely, under Disc Information, youll see Status: Incomplete, which means the disc wasnt finalized.

    From the menu, select Mode > Read. The source should be your DVD drive. For Destination, click on the folder icon, and for "Save as type," choose "ISO files (*.iso)". Type in a file name, or select the default (which I think is the current date) and location to save your .ISO file. Click Save.

    Then click on the icon at the bottom that shows a disk with an arrow pointing to a smaller disk inside a rectangle (representing a file). Your .ISO file will be created.

    Once thats done, remove the original DVD and put in a blank DVD.

    Select Mode > Write from the menu. For the source, select the ISO file that you just created.

    I think you can figure the rest out. Once its done, if you do a Mode > Discovery on the new disc, youll see that the Status is Complete, meaning that its finalized. Your discs menu should now appear using your DVD player.
     

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