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  1.    13 Jul 2017 #11
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    Hi Bobkn. Got that, but my understanding is that the DVD authoring software creates files that enable you to burn video discs using a windows PC. Responses from others on the forum suggest that it is possible and the advertising blurb says that you can. Incidentally, I finally got something copied to a disc folowing the suggestion to burn from file explorer. I copied the Video_TS files (instead of VOB files) to the disc and played it back on my PC. I could not play back on my DVD Player - said cannot play this disc. Does that suggest thst the disc must be closed or mastered before use. The is no prompting either ion windows or the two third party programmes.
    Everyone is so helpful that I just wonder if some is awry with my system somewhere. I can play back movies that I made using Win7 on the same DVD player
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  2.    13 Jul 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by deemby View Post
    Hi Bobkn. Got that, but my understanding is that the DVD authoring software creates files that enable you to burn video discs using a windows PC. Responses from others on the forum suggest that it is possible and the advertising blurb says that you can. Incidentally, I finally got something copied to a disc folowing the suggestion to burn from file explorer. I copied the Video_TS files (instead of VOB files) to the disc and played it back on my PC. I could not play back on my DVD Player - said cannot play this disc. Does that suggest thst the disc must be closed or mastered before use. The is no prompting either ion windows or the two third party programmes.
    Everyone is so helpful that I just wonder if some is awry with my system somewhere. I can play back movies that I made using Win7 on the same DVD player
    I'm not familiar with the formatting of DVD video disks, but I doubt that just copying files will get you there.

    video_ts is a folder, not a file. It contains the data files, including the video (.vob).

    You may want to stick with a version that can burn the DVD without any additional steps.
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  3.    13 Jul 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    I'm not familiar with the formatting of DVD video disks, but I doubt that just copying files will get you there.
    No, it won't. The disk has to be formatted to a specific standard too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Almost all DVD-Video discs use the UDF bridge format, which is a combination of the DVD MicroUDF (a subset of UDF 1.02) and ISO 9660 file systems.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video#File_system

    DVD authoring software like DVDStyler can create a disk with the correct format, but it appears you are having problems successfully burning a disk.

    Try experimenting with creating an ISO rather than burning direct to a DVD. That would eliminate your DVD drive or the disks as being a cause of your problems.

    An ISO is an image of the DVD disk and can be mounted as a virtual DVD drive by double-clicking on it. Then you can play it like any other DVD in something like VLC Media player. When you're happy that the ISO works properly you can burn it to an actual DVD.

    Burn Disc Image from ISO or IMG file in Windows 10
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  4.    25 Jul 2017 #14
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    Hi. I missed the point that I cannot create video disks on my PC even if I do have third party software. I find it odd that I can copy (presumably that means burn) movies that I put together on my PC onto a DVD and play back in my PC but not on my dvd player. I will keep on looking for something that will fit the bill. Thank you
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  5.    25 Jul 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by deemby View Post
    Hi. I missed the point that I cannot create video disks on my PC even if I do have third party software. I find it odd that I can copy (presumably that means burn) movies that I put together on my PC onto a DVD and play back in my PC but not on my dvd player. I will keep on looking for something that will fit the bill. Thank you
    I used the application below to convert to the proper format and it fixes and can even add subtitles

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...converter.html
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  6.    25 Jul 2017 #16
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    Hi. I have three different authoring software packages and can convert to many different formats but I have no idea what format my sony dvd recorder/player wants. Also, everyone tells me that I cannot burn video DVDs using win10 so I fall at the first fence.
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  7.    25 Jul 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by deemby View Post
    Hi Bobkn. Got that, but my understanding is that the DVD authoring software creates files that enable you to burn video discs using a windows PC. Responses from others on the forum suggest that it is possible and the advertising blurb says that you can. Incidentally, I finally got something copied to a disc folowing the suggestion to burn from file explorer. I copied the Video_TS files (instead of VOB files) to the disc and played it back on my PC. I could not play back on my DVD Player - said cannot play this disc. Does that suggest thst the disc must be closed or mastered before use. The is no prompting either ion windows or the two third party programmes.
    Everyone is so helpful that I just wonder if some is awry with my system somewhere. I can play back movies that I made using Win7 on the same DVD player
    A standalone DVD player will only play discs that meet the DVD-video spec. That means proper file system, and files/folders appearing on the burned DVD in a specific order. Transferring the authored files to a DVD-R using a burning program (or Windows' built-in IMAPI engine) configured to create DATA discs is not enough; it will produce the "cannot play this disc" error.

    If you have a folder on your HDD containing the proper files/folders, try using IMGBURN, for instance, to create a DVD-Video disc. You must specifically choose this option in your burning program or the disc will fail to be recognized by a DVD video player appliance.
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  8.    25 Jul 2017 #18
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    As Stated, DVD Video files must be in a specific format.
    If you explore a DVD disc, it should have two files at the root of the disc. (ie) VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS. The Audio file is always empty, don't ask me why. Inside the VIDEO_TS folder should be VOB files, if your video disc is not in this format, the disc will not play in a set top DVD player,. Why your computer will play media files and your DVD player won't is that Your computers media player allows different video files(ie) AVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4 etc. Your DVD player will usually not support these file types.
    To convert and burn your computer video files to DVD use the free DVD Flick
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  9.    26 Jul 2017 #19
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    HI everyone. After trying several programmes without success, I have found a free converter/burner called Freemake video converter. I was able to drop a mov file into the programme which then built the video_TS and audio_TS folders for the vob files and burned them to a DVD-R disc which played quite happily in my Sony player/recorder.The only downside is that the free version inserts an advertising splash at the front of the clip. I don't care at this stage. Once I have tried the programme out in depth, I will probably upgrade to a paid version. Thanks for all your advice. I have learned quite a bit in the past few weeks.
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