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Video dvds to play on dvd player for tv

  1. #11


    I have Movavi, you can ad short video files and Export them straight to DVD and burn it. Haven't tried this last part of burning disk but everything else works.

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  2. #12


    MD
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    Does DVD Shrink read as though it could take a dvd and send it to the hard drive where DVD could be created for the TV?
    Last edited by Peter2; 25 Jul 2014 at 14:56.
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    Are we talking about rips from commercial DVD's such as AVI, MP4, MKV etc. or are you talking about creating DVD's from things like CAMCORDERS etc.

    Some TV's will play direct from a CAMCORDER without needing an intermediate DVD - another solution is to get one of those small cheap external DVD writers --they usually have software in them which will connect to a TV via a USB connection to a TV also without an intermediate DVD player in the process. I have a small Samsung one SE 208 cost 30 EUR so really cheap -- You just press the Load for two or 3 seconds to connect in "AV" mode. It only will access FILES though in this mode not play a DVD.

    DVD's I've ripped and created with the CONVERTXTODVD program WILL play on pretty well all stand alone DVD players.

    The other simple way would be just to connect your laptop to the TV either direct (HDMI) or Wirelessly via one of those "Comcast" things.

    To get a Commercial DVD to play from a copy made on a HDD you need to remove the encryption with a program like AnyDVD. With Windows 8 the ISO on the HDD can be mounted (W8 has built in Virtual ISO mounter) and the disc will play just like a physical Disc.

    This whole topic is complex so without knowing EXACTLY what you want to do it's difficult to propose the most suitable solution.

    AVI format should be playable on even the most ancient of players -- create your rip / burn to AVI. Use AnyDVD to decrypt first and remove regionalisation - then convertxtodvd to burn an AVI DVD. Now it should play in your player. MP4 and MKV are later formats which will only work on newer players.

    The advantage of getting a newer player is that these also can handle DVD+RW (saves you money in being able to use re-writeable DVD's for your movies) as well as a load of other formats -- these player Only type stand alone DVD players are also very cheap now - some can be found for as little as 35 EUR. Definitely time to junk your old DVD player.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Are we talking about rips from commercial DVD's such as AVI, MP4, MKV etc. or are you talking about creating DVD's from things like CAMCORDERS etc.

    Some TV's will play direct from a CAMCORDER without needing an intermediate DVD - another solution is to get one of those small cheap external DVD writers --they usually have software in them which will play a Disc direct to a TV also without an intermediate DVD player in the process. I have a small Samsung one SE 208 -- You just press the Load for two or 3 seconds to connect in "AV" mode.

    (This mode won't play commercial DVD's though - you need a proper DVD player).

    I'll test it on my TV to see if it will play DVD's I've made with the CONVERTXTODVD program without having to play these in a DVD player first.

    The other simple way would be just to connect your laptop to the TV either direct (HDMI) or Wirelessly via one of those "Comcast" things.

    To get a Commercial DVD to play from a copy made on a HDD you need to remove the encryption with a program like AnyDVD. With Windows 8 the ISO on the HDD can be mounted (W8 has built in Virtual ISO mounter) and the disc will play just like a physical Disc.

    This whole topic is complex so without knowing EXACTLY what you want to do it's difficult to propose the most suitable solution.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I might be mistaken but I think OP is talking about home made videos. I also think that he is confused (as many others) about difference between DVD as media, physical disk itself and DVD format as multimedia set of files as it is case with "commercial" movies.
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  5. #15


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Are we talking about rips from commercial DVD's such as AVI, MP4, MKV etc. or are you talking about creating DVD's from things like CAMCORDERS etc.

    Some TV's will play direct from a CAMCORDER without needing an intermediate DVD - another solution is to get one of those small cheap external DVD writers --they usually have software in them which will play a Disc direct to a TV also without an intermediate DVD player in the process. I have a small Samsung one SE 208 -- You just press the Load for two or 3 seconds to connect in "AV" mode.

    (This mode won't play commercial DVD's though - you need a proper DVD player).

    I'll test it on my TV to see if it will play DVD's I've made with the CONVERTXTODVD program without having to play these in a DVD player first.

    The other simple way would be just to connect your laptop to the TV either direct (HDMI) or Wirelessly via one of those "Comcast" things.

    To get a Commercial DVD to play from a copy made on a HDD you need to remove the encryption with a program like AnyDVD. With Windows 8 the ISO on the HDD can be mounted (W8 has built in Virtual ISO mounter) and the disc will play just like a physical Disc.

    This whole topic is complex so without knowing EXACTLY what you want to do it's difficult to propose the most suitable solution.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I might be mistaken but I think OP is talking about home made videos. I also think that he is confused (as many others) about difference between DVD as media, physical disk itself and DVD format as multimedia set of files as it is case with "commercial" movies.

    Hi there

    These would be AVI (Home made videos) -- I can't imagine how ANY DVD player wouldn't handle these - even those around 20 years old !!!. If he just burns / creates a DVD in AVI format it should work. If it doesn't -- definitely time to get a new player.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Are we talking about rips from commercial DVD's such as AVI, MP4, MKV etc. or are you talking about creating DVD's from things like CAMCORDERS etc.

    Some TV's will play direct from a CAMCORDER without needing an intermediate DVD - another solution is to get one of those small cheap external DVD writers --they usually have software in them which will play a Disc direct to a TV also without an intermediate DVD player in the process. I have a small Samsung one SE 208 -- You just press the Load for two or 3 seconds to connect in "AV" mode.

    (This mode won't play commercial DVD's though - you need a proper DVD player).

    I'll test it on my TV to see if it will play DVD's I've made with the CONVERTXTODVD program without having to play these in a DVD player first.

    The other simple way would be just to connect your laptop to the TV either direct (HDMI) or Wirelessly via one of those "Comcast" things.

    To get a Commercial DVD to play from a copy made on a HDD you need to remove the encryption with a program like AnyDVD. With Windows 8 the ISO on the HDD can be mounted (W8 has built in Virtual ISO mounter) and the disc will play just like a physical Disc.

    This whole topic is complex so without knowing EXACTLY what you want to do it's difficult to propose the most suitable solution.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I might be mistaken but I think OP is talking about home made videos. I also think that he is confused (as many others) about difference between DVD as media, physical disk itself and DVD format as multimedia set of files as it is case with "commercial" movies.

    Hi there

    These would be AVI (Home made videos) -- I can't imagine how ANY DVD player wouldn't handle these - even those around 20 years old !!!. If he just burns / creates a DVD in AVI format it should work. If it doesn't -- definitely time to get a new player.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    You are right in that matter, AVI is ubiquitous everywhere nowadays but so is .Mkv, .Mp4, .Wmv even Flv and different video editing programs may use one or some of those formats. I agree that any device that would not play all or most of those formats are not worth their salt but there are many older ones that can't. Ordinary, older DVD players can use just DVD move format (you know the stuff with AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders) so without knowing what intended player's capabilities are I would not even start doing any conversions or just make it and burn to classical DVD movie format, there are tonnes of programs that can do that. DVD's and even Bluerays maybe on their way out but there will be devices using them for long time now. Heck, I still have bunch of VHS, 8mm Super tapes and even couple of Betamax tapes, together wit few hundreds of LP,EP and SP records and players for most of them. Even one of reel to reel 4ch studio tape-deck. I don't even have a "smart" TV, computer doubles for that.
    P.S: have some double eight home made film tapes and a projector for them, digitized them long time ago but still keep originals.
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  7. #17


    MD
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    DVD Player


    I think you have "hit the nail on the head."

    My Sony plays commercial DVD discs with no problem but I understand that a player has to have the up to date technology to be compatible with the format being asked to play.
    The Sony DVD player was bought in 2003 and because it always played commercial DVDs we never replaced it. I have about a dozen home DVDs I made with my Flip camera, MP4 I believe, which I burned with Ashampoo ver 6.
    I saw no opportunity to burn it as a particular format. I avoided ImgBurn as it appeared to be for more skilled people.
    My intention is to make 12 new DVDs which I can play in the DVD player to watch on TV not just the pc which we have been doing. A friend just made some DVDs from VHS which we play on TV which ignited this spark.
    I noticed you mentioned a device to add that may play these dvds on TV but it may be just as well to buy a new DVD player and hope these will play. I don't know if they return DVD players as I don't need a new one except for this. I guess I have think about this. My age is also a factor.
    I have Win 8.1 and the media center.
    Thank you
    peter
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  8. #18


    in: Download WinX DVD Author - MajorGeeks program you can ad all kinds of video files and burn them directly to DVD together with a menu to choose which one to play on the separate DVD player. It's pretty intuitive and easy to work with.
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  9. #19


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    DVDs


    Download WinX DVD Author - MajorGeeks

    I have made note of the above program in my video folder and look forward to having fun with the transfer.
    Thank you
    Peter
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