Hi all, I am new to downloading movies and have not been able to play them on my home DVD player after burning them on my laptop. I have tried a few programmes that were free downloads and all seem to convert the movie (it takes ages)and proceeds to burn and finish. My home DVD states that there is either no disc or unable to read disc. I have tried to find answers on the net but I'm getting really confused now. Do I need something called 'CODECS'? Or will they be installed in my laptop already? The 5 movies I have downloaded are all AVI formats. I have wasted 5 DVD-R discs already through experimenting. Can anyone please help?? If anyone can help, can they be as basic as possible as all the internet sites assume you have a degree in IT. Thanks
I have used Sothink Movie DVD player, AVS Video tools trial - this includes the AVS Video converter and AVS DVD to go, Power2go 4, Realplayer - now deleted in anger!
And many other programmes that I have deleted and cannot remember the names - sorry. I'm sure it's something simple that I'm just not doing as they all play from the disc on the computer but not on the DVD home player.
Babs93. When you finish burning you need to "finalise" the disc so your DVD player can "see" it. Otherwise it can only be played on the laptop. There should be an option to finalise somewhere in the software.
I have finalised a disc through one of the software programmes and it didn't play - only through the laptop. The other attempts were automatically burnt and I assume 'finalised' - as the disc was automatically ejected at the end. I will re-check the 'coasters' to make sure they are finalised. I will return.... Thanks again to all.
Easiest thing to do is to buy a DVD player that supports DivX and/or Xvid. They will play AVI files from a CD just by copying them without converting them to DVD. Making a DVD is not easy and will take some time.Hours in some cases. click here as a taster to how easy it is (being sarcastic)
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