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DVD Movie I made will not play

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by batinich, Oct 31, 2013.

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  1. batinich


    Oct 31, 2013
    I burned a DVD R disk with a slide show - it works on my computer but when I put it in a portable DVD player it says is has to be DVD Movie and cannot read - help why is this and can you buy blank discs like this to burn?:(
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    You have simply written a format that the player can't read.

    Just because the media fits doesn't mean it will work.
  3. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    As *steve* said.
    If you intend to do this often, ensure your recorder (burner) format is compatible with
    your play-back device.
    There may be programs to compensate for what you did in this case, but I don't know.
    I use Sony and Toshiba actual DVD recorders, not a computer. They play back on
    everything I have, including the computer. As a side-note, if you consider this, as a
    few people found-out in posts here previously. If you use a DVD recorder, you MUST,
    'finalize the disc', or it won't play back on anything except the original recorder you used to burn the disc in the first place.
    I'm wondering if anybody else here ever heard of software commercailly available to
    convert incompatible formats, or if once you record in one, you're stuck with it.
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