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Video dvds to play on dvd player for tv

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    MD
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    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Video dvds to play on dvd player for tv


    I used Ashampoo to create dvd home movies which play on my pc. They are great on the pc.
    Can I change these dvds, which do not play on the dvd player to view on TV, to be able to do so?

    Thank you
    Peter

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Look at Ashampoo Burning Studio, you can burn to any platform.BluRay, TV, Player whatever.
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    You can also use something like this: Download WinX DVD Author - MajorGeeks to make menu and other stuff n DVD so it looks professional.
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    MD
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    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Thank you. What about the discs I have already burned to play on pc? The original files are gone so can I use a program to convert these dvds to play on TV. Movavi Video Converter seemed to say this was possible but I could not be sure as to how they explained it from live files as opposed to a burned dvd.,
    If it is possible to convert a dvd to be able to watch on TV, what type extension am I looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Thank you. What about the discs I have already burned to play on pc? The original files are gone so can I use a program to convert these dvds to play on TV. Movavi Video Converter seemed to say this was possible but I could not be sure as to how they explained it from live files as opposed to a burned dvd.,
    Which format did you make those video files in ? Which formats can your player play ? Easiest formats to work with are AVI and MP4.
    Stuff you already transferred to DVD disks will of course have to be copied to HDD to do anything with them.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there.

    Not free but it creates playable DVD's (physical ones's) from MP4/AVI/MKV/XVID etc formats. If your physical DVD machine can handle it these DVD's can be written to DVD+RW / -RW as well and you can use Dual layer disc for better quality for 1080 / Blu Ray rips. Using an RW disc means after you've watched the movie you can use the disc again to burn another one.

    This software also uses ALL the cores in the CPU for video conversion -= it's quite an intensive CPU process if the SOURCE is a high quality video (1080p Full HD for example).

    ConvertXtoDVD

    ConvertXtoDVD - AVI to DVD Video Converter to burn on DVD

    Screenshot shows an example of the Latest Spiderman movie from an original MP4 RIP (That computer had no DVD on it which is why I had the mp4 rip in the first place) being written to a DVD+RW disc which will play on nearly all physical stand alone DVD players -- so long as your player can handle DVD-VIDEO (most Panasonic, LG and other common makes do without any problem).



    Cheers
    jimbo
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    dvds


    I now know that I must get the dvd I have created to the hard drive -I did not know that.

    I do not know what files Ashampoo used to create the discs. I know I used a Flip camera which I think is MP4.

    I have a Sony cd/dvd player which is 2003 according to the front of the booklet. OLD!
    It says the picture data uses the MPEG 2 format one of the world wide standards of digital compression.
    It seems to say it needs to be .MP3.
    This player is DVP-NS425P.
    It has a list of discs the player cannot play;
    all cd roms other than music and video format,MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660 Level one level two and Joliet
    DVD-RW's in VR mode, DVD roms, DVD audio discs, HD layer on audio cds
    Also the player cannot play, a disc recorded in a color system other than NTSC such as PAL or SECAM -the player conforms to NTSC.
    It needs to have a disc that was finalized and cannot be created in the packet write format.

    I have provided all this player seems to give and hope this makes sense to you. as far as advising me how to do what I intended to do.
    Also, please advise if a new player is required for me to do as I outlined.
    Thank you
    Peter
    P.S. I just checked the Ashampoo program that created the discs and it says it created the following files; ISO, CUE/BIN, ASHDISC.
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    What I was actually asking for is which format of files it can play. For instance: filmname.avi or filmname.MP4 or filmname.WMV etc letters after dot denote type of file or suggest codec they are recorded in.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there.

    Seems your DVD player can't really play anything other than bog standard commercial DVD's -- I'd get a new one (cheap enough these days) if you still want to play DVD's -- however why not simply STREAM your video from computer to TV or just plug your laptop into the TV's HDMI lead --and then play the video with VLC player and watch it on the large screen.

    The program I mentioned will create DVD's from MKV / MP4 / XVID / AVI etc. If you still want to create physical DVD's. You WILL need the DVD player though to be able to handle DVD-VIDEO discs. All the modern one's do.

    After you've converted your DVD you should see screens similar to this on your TV after you've put your created DVD in the DVD player. This one has converted an MKV format rip with a subtitle file.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    dvds


    I will not bore or persist but would like to see if I have any of this straight.
    One problem is that it seems my player is old and needs updating.
    However, my friend just converted vhs to dvd and plays on this old player to the TV. This has led me to believe this old player can play to TV if the files are appropriate.

    Another option is to keep this player and hook the pc to the TV's HDMI multi colored leads . May I ask if Windows Media Center- not Player - will suffice as it is related to TV? I installed it when I migrated to 8.1.
    I found VLC to be heavy and complicated at my level.

    Have you heard of Movavi? It reads as though it is software that can change the dvd format to dvd form other formats unless I misread it.
    I am nowhere near your level of expertise -somewhat like 3rd grade compared to college so it is hard to envision some of this but it is certainly appreciated.
    I am somewhat determined to get these to play on TV and have a long road ahead.
    Peter
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