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Problem How do i successfully burn a DVD

Discussion in 'Software' started by Haroon Mustafa, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. Haroon Mustafa

    Haroon Mustafa Byte Poster

    I want to watch a movies on my DVD player but i am having trouble doing so. The movies i want to watch are on my computer, how do i put them on a DVD and watch them?

    I have tried various burning software but nothing seems to show on my DVD player even though the movies have been burnt on the disc.

    My DVD player is XVID so does that mean only XVID movies will only play on it? Tbh, i i did not even know XVID movies were a format..

    Does that mean MPEG or AVI movies wont play on it..

    Please can people just give me some advice? Just saying, i want DVDs as my only alternative.

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  2. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Cant you put the movies on usb and plug the usb in ur dvd player/tv? Thats what I do. Try youtubeing it.
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  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    OK, so there are different formats you're looking for here.

    If you're looking to play directly from the DVD then you should find that an MP4 or AVI file should be good (you can use https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo to make sure it's encoded with the XVID codec).
    Just to clear up, XVID is an encoding codec, the format of the file should still be usually an MP4 or AVI file.

    If you want to create a proper DVD file with menus etc then I would use something like http://www.xilisoft.com/dvd-creator.html to create one.

    I agree with Juelz tho, using a USB drive to plug in to a device or a games console will be the way forward (if you have a games console I would suggest using something like Plex as a media server, it's a great product and gives loads of information for the media you're watching).
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