Okay, I am burning my home movie files to DVD's. The files are in AVI format, I’m using DVD-R. So here’s the problem: The burned DVD works on my computer, how come my burned DVD doesn't work on my DVD player? What am I doing wrong?
Well, there are a couple of possibilities why a burned DVD doesn’t work on home DVD player.
1. Check the DVD disc (DVD-R or DVD+R) type you are using.
Make sure that your DVD player is compatible with the type of disc that you are using. Older DVD players will work with DVD-R, newer DVD players will work with DVD+R of Both. These days that shouldn't be an issue, but it still is on cheaper machines.
DVD-R is highly recommended. It will work on most home DVD players.
2. Make sure you finalized the DVD.
Remember just copy the movies to a DVD disc will not actually work on your home DVD players. There are two kinds of DVD disc you can burn: Data Disc
and Video DVD
. A data disc can be viewed on computer, but not a on a standard DVD player.
However, there is an exception: If your DVD player reads AVI files, it’s OK for your just burn a data disc. If you are not sure whether your DVD player will read AVI or not, it’s better to burn the video files to a standard Video DVD.
So, if you want to burn a DVD that will work on home DVD players, you will have to burn a Video DVD. This requires the right DVD burning tool. Many tools out there are able to burn data disc only. DVD Creator is a professional DVD burning tool which is able to burn all kinds of videos to DVD which can be played on home DVD player. No matter what the video format is (AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, etc.), this tool will burn the video to standard DVD directly.
Check out the step by step guide on how to burn a DVD disc which plays on DVD player.
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Step 1 Add your movie
Find your movies and add them to DVD Creator. And then drag imported videos to storyboard below to make DVD project.
Step 2 Create DVD menu
You may want to customize your DVD by creating a DVD menu. You may also customize the DVD background, background music, etc. You may skip this step by using the default settings.
Step 3 Edit videos (Optional)
Before burning videos to DVD, you may edit your movies by cropping, trimming, etc.
Step 4 Burn videos to DVD
Once you’ve settled everything, click on "Burn" button to begin the video to DVD creation process.
The burning time varies according to the specific movie. Once the burning is completed, you will be able to watch the DVD on your home DVD players. You may also want to learn:
How to burn multiple movies/episodes to a DVD?
Natalie is the senior editor of DVD Soft. She focuses on providing solutions on DVD, video, DRM, tablets, cell phone, etc.
2014-05-02 15:41:09/ Posted by
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