c.d and dvd problems

  sidley 22:32 09 Jul 2009

Hope someone can help cause this prob is doing my head in. I have been trying to burn ts files with nero and all I get is a message saying "you have selected a disc type that is not supported by your hardware drives". Nero then wants to write to the image recorder. So I cancel and then get told " sorry, the current recorder supports only the following disc types" but I have tried all disc types and the result is the same. I have all types of discs and the message is the same. I have all the windows updates, so what can I do to sort this?. I have a dvd rom and seperate cd rom, I am correct in using cd to burn?. The dvd is a toshiba dvd-rom sd-m1612 and the cd is asus crw-4012a. Forgot to say I have tried to update nero aswell but nothing seems to make any difference.

  Confab 22:45 09 Jul 2009

What type of discs are you trying to write to? It seems from your drives that you have a CDRW drive and a DVD ROM which means that you can burn CD’s and not DVD’s

  BRYNIT 22:51 09 Jul 2009

A quick search of the web found this click here

HDTVtoMPEG2 can be down loaded from click here

I Don't know if it will work.

  sidley 22:52 09 Jul 2009

thanks for your response, I have tried dvd+r, dvd-r and cd-r and I have tried the discs in both the dvd rom and the cd and the results are the same

  Confab 23:01 09 Jul 2009

Don't think that DVD RW's will work with your drives so you can't burn a DVD. You'll have to burn something like an SVCD click here

  sidley 23:09 09 Jul 2009

ok, so you are saying I can only burn cd's and need to buy a dvd re-writer before I can burn any dvd's

  Stuartli 23:20 09 Jul 2009

Yes. But a DVD rewriter will burn both CD and DVD media.

A new, top brand model will cost less than £20.

The DVD-ROM drive should preferably be used for playing audio CDs, installing software, watching films etc and a DVD rewriter purely for burning purposes.

You will then/should get the maximum lifespan from the rewriter, a device which is not a robust as a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM optical drive based on manufacturers' MTBF figures.

  sidley 23:26 09 Jul 2009

ok thanks. one last question, where is a good place to buy one. I am in france for a while so need to buy and get posted to france

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