View Full Version : Creating vid for TV
12-08-2009, 07:24 AM
What format is needed in order to view your video on a dvd player for viewing on TV? I have Windows Vista and used they're Movie Maker program, as instructed, yet the vid still will not play in a standard dvd player, only on the computer DVD player.
12-08-2009, 05:58 PM
First make sure that you are putting the DVD formatted video onto the correct disk for your burner. Most burners use either the (+ or -) formatting. Look on the front of the burner drive for that information
(i.e. DVD+RW or DVD-RW)
Then follow this tutorial for Windows DVD maker: [Quote: To publish and burn a movie to a DVD, you must have Windows DVD Maker]
12-08-2009, 07:08 PM
There is a very good program (tried dozens on 'trial') called AVS Video Converter, which does it all. It makes ('converts') to DVD from any avi, wmv, mp4, flv, swf file. Very easy and simple to work with. No dead end, or 'hidden', menu choices, where your project stalls and dies (and you have another 'coaster' for your efforts-been there, done that). This happened before with other progs, even if you read all the docs. No (ancient) over write errors either. Only $39. From AVS4YOU (google it).
I burn to DVD-R (most 'univerally accepted' media type) discs all my *.wmv FS videos that then play on my PC AND on my 2 year old DVD player with no problems. Not too may programs work as seamlessly as this one. Nero, etc, have tried them all. They have a good forum which pehaps will advice you on Vista issues (if any). I have XP. You can just tell when a program is well written. They update free for life. There are also several good and free programs, witten by them, to try out.
12-10-2009, 09:20 PM
Thanks guys. Both my computer burners are identical, and they are dvd burners, so thats not the issue. It may be the process I used, however. I took my original file, moved it to the Vista Movie Maker, converted to to a DVD format, saving it in a directory on my HD THEN from there I burned it onto my dvd disk. IIm now think I might need to burn it directly onto the disk from the Movie Maker program. ( make sense? ).
12-10-2009, 11:45 PM
Well, I had a project, but had never used WMovMaker for this, so I burned it to CD-R. It played on my PC (Win Media Player) but it did not even get recognized by my DVD Player. So you can't watch the CD video on your TV. And WMMaker will not burn to DVD and will finalize CD to where you can't add more videos. 31 Mb on a 680 Mb disc? And only playable on computer? Unless you run a S-Video cable to TV (or thru VCR) THEN you might be able to play on PC and watch on TV. But I doubt the quality will be good. And your DVD players should be able to burn a CD. But the question is will that converted DVD from Vista Media Player be compatible and play on your regular DVD player or just the PC? Now I know why I got that $39 program. Makes life a lot easier. Good luck.
12-12-2009, 07:44 PM
Well, I took your advice Napmule and converted the file, and bingo! I didnt use the program you suggested, because I had a program I had purchased a few years ago, called Replay Converter. I did an upgrade and it works perfectly. Thanks for the advice!
12-12-2009, 09:30 PM
Excellent. Glad you found that program. I love it when things like happen to me. Especially after days (weeks?) of fraustration trying to make something work. Now you can burn the DVD player up showing the family all your videos (yaaaaawn) along with instant replay, of course (hehe). This 'hobby' has it's 'perks' and (look at it this way) it keeps you out of trouble. It does me. Like I say: 'Can't dance-too wet to plow (so I do simming)'.
But it's a very good idea to archive the videos. Never know when the HDrive is going to crap out. Then it would be very difficult to replace all those 'gems'. Have a nice one.
12-13-2009, 07:40 PM
Chuck you are so right. Some of my friends like to watch the vids I create but its nice that can now watch them on TV instead of a computer. You are right, if it wasnt for this hobby, who knows, I might be working more! Right about the HD, and I back everything up. Learned the hard way! keep on simming buddy!
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